90.0% Based on 1941 reviews TripAdvisor traveller rating 4.5 out of 5

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Cape Town awaits you at Taj Cape Town, a recipient of the prestigious Conde Nast Gold List award in 2012. Within steps you'll find Greenmarket Square and South African National Gallery within a 15-minute stroll. Highlights at this family-friendly hotel include 2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and a full-service spa.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and all 176 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi, free wired Internet, and iPod docks. Dining in is an option with 24-hour room service, and minibars provide refreshments. Nice touches to enhance your stay include rainfall showerheads and bathrobes, while Select Comfort beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. DVD players, separate bathtubs and showers, and pillow menus are also available.

A day of pampering at Jiva Grande Spa at Taj can include massages, body wraps, and body scrubs along with aromatherapy and reflexology. The restaurant, Bombay Brasserie, serves Indian cuisine and is open for dinner. Enjoy the indoor swimming pool, 24-hour health club, kids' club, and Turkish bath/hammam. 11200 square feet (1041 square metres) of event facilities include conference centres, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business centre and limo/town car service. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a free manager's reception, and a spa tub. Each morning free hot/cold buffet breakfast is offered between 7 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also free valet parking, along with the convenience of a free area shuttle.

Attractions within a 20-minute walk of this 5-star Cape Town City Centre hotel include Castle of Good Hope and Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Luxury Room Mountain View Twin Bed Tower Wing

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
€165 per night

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury Room City View King Bed Tower Wing

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury Room Mountain View King Bed Tower Wing

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury Room Mountain View King Bed Heritage Wing

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Heritage 1 Bed Suite City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90.0% of guests recommend out of 1941 reviews

Excellent 1395
Good 382
Average 102
Poor 31
Terrible 31
Value <span>4.5</span> out of 5
Rooms <span>4.5</span> out of 5
Cleanliness <span>5.0</span> out of 5
Service <span>4.5</span> out of 5

Property Features

Taj Cape Town offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour health club. There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafΘ and a nearby snack bar/deli. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free nightly manager's reception. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A 24-hr business centre, a limo/town car service, and meeting rooms are available. Event space at this hotel measures 11200 square feet (1041 square metres) and includes conference centres. A hot tub, a sauna, and spa services are also featured at the luxury Taj Cape Town. You'll have access to the outdoor pool at a partner property. An area shuttle within 10 km and A beach shuttle are free. Free self parking and valet parking are available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-star Cape Town hotel.

  • 176 guestrooms or units
  • 17 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 9 conference rooms
  • 11200 sq ft of conference space
  • 1041 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 2010
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Business centre (24 hours)
  • Conference centre
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • On-site shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Free area shuttle
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking , Free valet parking , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Airport: Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) (19.4 km / 12 mi)
  • Train station: Cape Town Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 10 km, beach shuttle, and shopping centre shuttle; airport shuttle, train station pick-up, and cruise terminal shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Taj Cape Town offers 176 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with iPod docking stations and MP3 docking stations. Select Comfort beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. 42-inch Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels, DVD players and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a rainfall showerhead, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and designer toiletries. Cape Town's hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms feature minibars and laptop-compatible safes. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • Select Comfort beds
  • Minibar
  • iPod dock
  • Day bed
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Films for purchase
  • DVD player
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Pillow options
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Bombay Brasserie – This restaurant specialises in Indian cuisine and only serves dinner.Open daily.

Mint Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.

The Twankey Bar – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

In Room Dinning 24 Hours – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open 24 hours. Open daily.

Lobby Lounge – This cafe specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open 24 hours. Open daily.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour health club and a sauna. The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

Jiva Grande Spa at Taj has 9 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include massages, facials, body wraps and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam. The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 9
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16
  • Reflexology
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Due to drought conditions, water restrictions apply at this property until further notice. Guests can expect periodic water supply outages or reduced water pressure during their stay. For more details, please contact the property using the number provided on the booking confirmation email.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 4 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for ZAR 950.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A 1 per cent tourism fee will be charged

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR750 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: ZAR950.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Taj Cape Town Hotel
  • Taj Cape Town
  • Taj Cape Town South Africa
  • Taj Cape Town Hotel Cape Town Central

You should know

  • Taj Cape Town offers transfers from the cruise terminal, airport, and train station (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • One child 4 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

  • Taj Cape Town is listed in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveller Gold List of the world's best places to stay.
  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) guests.

National Rating

Quality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.