Commodore Hotel - Cape Town

Portswood Road, Waterfront 8002, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001  show map
 4 stars
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Commodore Hotel - Cape Town

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Private swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Massage

Steam bath

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

Overview

Overlooking Cape Town's vibrant V and A Waterfront, this luxury hotel offers views of the harbour, Robben Island and Table Mountain.

This luxurious five-star Commodore Hotel has become one of the preferred destinations in Cape Town by business people and leisure travellers alike, both from locally and abroad.

Apart from a breakfast buffet, Clipper Restaurant serves an à la carte menu featuring seafood dishes and regional wines. The Admiralty Bar and Lounge provides a 24-hour cocktail menu. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a health club, a sauna, and a fitness facility. The property's full-service health spa has body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, facials, and beauty services.

Hotel has a business centre and offers a meeting/conference room, secretarial services, and limo/town car service. All rooms are equipped with a whiteboard, flipchart, overhead projector, 60cm television and VHS video machine. This Cape Town property has 120sqm of event space consisting of a conference centre and banquet facilities.

Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   236.

Rooms

The hotel has 198 elegantly furnished superior rooms, 27 business-class rooms, 10 first-class suites and one imperial suite.

Balconies offer city, partial ocean, or mountain views. Beds come with premium bedding. Accommodations include refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Wireless internet access is complimentary.

In addition to desks and safes, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. 35-inch plasma televisions have premium satellite channels, complimentary TV internet access and pay movies. Rooms also include complimentary bottled water and windows that open.

Guests may request in-room massages, irons/ironing boards, and hypo-allergenic bedding. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily.

One child under 12 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.

One child under two years stays free of charge in a baby cot.

Dining options

The Clipper restaurant headed by chef Rob Creaser serves a selection of fine foods from fresh ingredients a selection of seafood, game and regular favourites. It serves a buffet breakfast and an all day a la Carte menu. There is a wide selection including starters, salads, sandwiches, light meals, pastas, main courses and desserts. There is an extensive wine selection with many wines available by the glass.

The hotel Commodore provides visitors with a free buffet breakfast. 

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Executive/Club floor
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • Fireplace
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Ice machine

Guest Parking

  • private parking is possible on site at ZAR 75 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • City shuttle service
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Private dining services
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Private swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Massage
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Courtyard view
  • Mountain view
  • Water view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Hair dryer

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Portswood Road, Waterfront 8002, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001

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City Center
  • Cape Town
    2.2 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cape Town
    2.0 km
  • Esplanade
    3.3 km
Restaurants
  • Den Anker
    380 m
  • Greek Fisherman (cuisine: Greek)
    360 m
Beaches
  • Bloubergstrand Beach
    1.5 km
  • Kommetjie
    1.5 km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    236

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Rooms and availability

The hotel has 198 elegantly furnished superior rooms, 27 business-class rooms, 10 first-class suites and one imperial suite.

Balconies offer city, partial ocean, or mountain views. Beds come with premium bedding. Accommodations include refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Wireless internet access is complimentary.

In addition to desks and safes, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. 35-inch plasma televisions have premium satellite channels, complimentary TV internet access and pay movies. Rooms also include complimentary bottled water and windows that open.

Guests may request in-room massages, irons/ironing boards, and hypo-allergenic bedding. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily.

One child under 12 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.

One child under two years stays free of charge in a baby cot.

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Standard Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 26 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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    One-Bedroom Suite
    Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed
    Size: 41 m²
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    This suite features a separate bedroom and lounge, and en suite bathroom that includes a shower with a view and a double basin.

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      One-Bedroom Junior Suite
      Bed type: King-size bed
      Size: 41 m²
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      • Private bathroom
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      Each suite offers a separate bedroom and lounge, an ensuite bathroom that includes a shower with a view and a double basin.

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        Family Double Room
        Bed type: Queen-size bed or 2 Single beds or Double bed
        Size: 26 m²
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        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        This spacious family room features a sofa bed and a private bathroom with a separate shower and bath. The room also offers views of either the Commodore Courtyard and V&A Waterfront or the majestic Signal Hill.

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          Deluxe Double Room
          Bed type: Double bed or Queen-size bed or 2 Single beds
          Size: 21 m²
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          • Private bathroom
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            Deluxe Suite
            Bed type: Queen-size bed
            Size: 21 m²
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            • Private bathroom
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            This room features upgraded amenities, an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower and a private balcony offering views of Table Mountain, Robben Island, Signal Hill or the V&A Waterfront.

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              Spacious Suite
              Bed type: 2 Single beds or Queen-size bed
              Size: 26 m²
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              • Private bathroom
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              This spacious room is accessible to people with reduced mobility and features an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, grab rails and special sanitary-ware that is in compliance with international standards.

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                Executive Double Room
                Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or Twin beds
                Size: 21 m²
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                  Executive Suite
                  Bed type: Queen-size bed or 2 Single beds
                  Size: 21 m²
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                  • Private bathroom
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                  The Executive rooms offer upgrade amenities, an en suite bathroom with a separate shower and bath, and a private bathroom offering views of either Table Mountain, Robben Island, Signal Hill or the V&A Waterfront.

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                    Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed
                    Size: 83 m²
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                    • Private bathroom
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                      Bed type: Double bed
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                      How to reach hotel

                      hotel Commodore Hotel - Cape Town Cape Town location
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                      Hotel Address:

                      Portswood Road, Waterfront 8002, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001

                      Get directions
                      City Center
                      • Cape Town
                        2.2 km
                      Airports
                      Train Stations
                      • Cape Town
                        2.0 km
                      • Esplanade
                        3.3 km
                      Restaurants
                      • Den Anker
                        380 m
                      • Greek Fisherman (cuisine: Greek)
                        360 m
                      Beaches
                      • Bloubergstrand Beach
                        1.5 km
                      • Kommetjie
                        1.5 km
                      Hotel information
                      • Check-In:
                        from  2 pm
                      • Check-Out:
                        until  10 am
                      • Number of floors:
                        7
                      • Number of rooms:
                        236

                      Hotel Awards

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                      Commodore Location

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                      What's nearby

                      Tourist attractions

                      • Grand Parade - 2.0 km
                      • Long Street - 2.2 km
                      • Cape Town Parliament - 2.3 km
                      • District Six Church - 3.0 km
                      • Lion's Head - 4.1 km

                      Popular areas

                      • Green Point Common - 900 m
                      • City Center - 2.1 km

                      Places of interest

                      • Open Top Bus Tour - 100 m
                      • Signal Hill - 1.8 km
                      • Malay Quarter - 1.8 km
                      • Sea Point Pavillion & Swimming Pools - 3.2 km
                      • Queens Beach - 4.1 km

                      Convention centers

                      • CTICC - 1.4 km
                      • Good Hope Centre - 2.6 km

                      Sport related

                      • Cape Town Stadium - 600 m

                      Shopping areas

                      • V&A Waterfront - 400 m
                      • Cape Quarter - 1.0 km

                      Museums

                      • Iziko - Slave Lodge Museum - 1.6 km
                      • Boo-Kaap Museum - 1.9 km
                      • Castle of Good Hope - 2.4 km
                      • The South African Museum and planetarium - 2.5 km
                      • District Six Museum - 2.5 km

                      Parks

                      • Company's Gardens - 2.2 km
                      • The Company Gardens - 2.3 km

                      Universities, Institutes

                      • Cape University of Technology - 2.9 km

                      Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

                      • Two Oceans Aquarium - 200 m

                      Local attractions

                      • Bloubergstrand Beach - 1.5 km
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                      • Kommetjie - 1.5 km
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                      • Signal Hill - 1.7 km
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                      • Bo-kaap - 1.5 km
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                      • Khayelitsha Township - 1.5 km
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                      Near the hotel

                      • Cape Town Diamond Museum - 520 m
                        1st Floor, The Clock Tower, Cape Town Central
                      • Two Oceans Aquarium - 1.1 km
                        Alfred Basin, Dock Road, Cape Town Central
                      • Cape Town Stadium (Green Point Stadium) - 890 m
                        Vlei Road, Cape Town Central
                      • Gold of Africa Museum - 1.5 km
                        96 Strand Street, Cape Town Central

                      Restaurants nearby

                      • Den Anker - 380 m

                        Address: Pierhead - V & A Waterfront
                        Phone: +27 21 419 0249

                        65% likes this, based on 400 reviews

                      • City Grill - 390 m

                        Address: Shop 155, Victoria Wharf
                        Phone: +27(0)21 4219820

                        73% likes this, based on 283 reviews

                      • Meloncino - 500 m

                        Address: Shop 259, Upper level
                        Phone: +27 (0)21 419 5558

                        86% likes this, based on 262 reviews
                        Cuisine: Italian
                        Price Range: CAD 13 - CAD 29

                      • Greek Fisherman - 360 m

                        Address: Shop 157 Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, V & A Waterfront
                        Phone: 27 21 418 5411

                        69% likes this, based on 213 reviews
                        Cuisine: Greek

                      • San Marco - 480 m

                        Address: Shop 128
                        Phone: +27-(0)21-418-5434

                        76% likes this, based on 156 reviews
                        Cuisine: Italian, European
                        Price Range: CAD 6 - CAD 26

                      Getting there.

                      The preferred airport for The Commodore Hotel is Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 18.2km.

                      For a surcharge, the property offers a roundtrip airport shuttle.

                      Hotel information
                      • Check-In:
                        from  2 pm
                      • Check-Out:
                        until  10 am
                      • Number of floors:
                        7
                      • Number of rooms:
                        236

                      Hotel Awards

                      South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSBest BusinessCape TownCommodore

                      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                      Hotels Recommended by Guests in South Africa

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                      Commodore Reviews

                      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Commodore

                      Average guest rating

                      7.8out of 10
                      Fabulous
                      Based on 68 reviews

                      Individual guest reviews

                      • Family with children
                        9.6

                        A great location for access to v&a, Robben Island etc. The Commodore welcomed children with the large room having a queen bed and a comy single fold out. (The Portswood next door would not take a booking with kids.) Lots of room left for bags and moving around. Breakfast was great and the restaurant served a delicious reasonably priced dinner. A great bar with large fire place for chilly nights. The staff were friendly and helpful.

                      • Older travelers
                        8.8

                        The staff was most obliging and friendly, offering help without being asked first. The breakfast was amazing, the beds were very comfortable.

                        The windows on the 4th floor open alarmingly wide - enough for someone to slip and fall out while trying to close the window.

                      • Family with children
                        9.6

                        The rooms , staff , and everything was perfect , the friendliness with my kids and family was A 1, The best for small kidds , Thank you

                        The taxi sevice was up and down ,Some taxi drivers tried to get as much out of you with detours and very high prices that differ everyday for the same route ???

                      • Older travelers
                        10.0

                        the exceptional managerial team who looked after our every need without any hesitation - great great hotel !

                        the showers in the bathroom

                      • Older travelers
                        7.4

                        Friendly staff

                        I didn't find the Waterfron particularly interesting. Next time I would stay in the wine district or perhaps at a boutique hotel further down the coast or on the east side of the peninsula. Didn't really enjoy the centre of Cape Town, but loved all the other suburbs.

                      • Group of friends
                        7.0

                        The Reception staff were very helpful as was the tourist information desk.

                      • Group of friends
                        7.8

                        The Commodore is in a great location, the food was excellent and the staff very friendly.

                        The hotel seems to be old and when the wind blows it creeks and squeeks to the extend that you cant get to sleep at night.

                      • Older travelers
                        7.0

                        the car service and assistance was excellent

                        the service at the bar and lounge area was shocking

                      • Single
                        3.8

                        Only its proximity to the shopping at the v&a waterfront

                        The service was poor,very perfunctory,i requested three times for a duvet to make my extremely hard bed -softer-nothing happened.the room was never vacuumed dury my stay-how do I know- I left three grains of rice on the dirty carpet ,they were still there when I departed.the management staff were more interested in their regulars and flitted about with grim demeanours.the security staff were good at calling the lift,but the porters had not been briefed that car doors are always open and shut for the guests. upon my departure one of them half heartedly made a move to do so,i beat him to it by a mile.the cupboards were extremely dusty.i unfortunately place a couple of my folded white shirts on this unclean surface.i really did not enjoy the h

                      • Single
                        9.6

                        Very well appointed, friendly and helpful staff, excellent food and drink, great ambience.

                        There was nothing I didn't like about the hotel.

                      • Family with children
                        6.2

                        Breakfast buffet is excellent. Tables at the garden are also noce when whete\ther is good.

                        The hotel gave us a room of lower CLASS(standard room) than we booked. We stayed one night there before we moved in "right room(business room)" where we stayed another three nights after we complaint. no compensation nor special service was provided against the mistake. The hotel staff said "Business room and Standard room are same rate throgh Booked.net".(i don't know if this is true or not) We also had some other small troubles. One of those was that they accused us for not packing our baggages before we went to sightseeing when we moved in "right room" while we confirmed that we can pack them after we come back. Hotel staff entered in our room despite "Do not disturb" tag.

                      • Group of friends
                        10.0

                        The staff was excellent as was the food. The location is a three minute walk to the waterfront. It is excellent value for money.

                        The only disappointment was the outdated equipment in the gym. I needed to work out the kinks after a 30 hour trip.

                      • Single
                        4.2

                        Car parking service and assistance for lifts etc.. breakfast was ok and staff there were nice in the serving area

                        Cost for car parking I had to move 3 times during the stay due to supplying a crap view, lack of space. My Balcony got flooded and then was never cleaned (slightly dirty) I eat in my room and service did not always hoover I used to only drink still water buyt ine evening they decided to put sparkling next to my bed internet usage was awful and should not be offered at a service due to speed restriction My charger was broken and then left on the floor in my room Look of bathrooms Loose balcony door let in draft and was noisy when windy

                      • Older travelers
                        10.0

                        The staff are great, the food is good, the hotel is close to the waterfront and the hotel is comfortable.

                      • Older travelers
                        7.8

                        Good location ajacent to v+a waterfront, attentive staff and prices reasonable for meals and extras

                        They had a voucher system for interbet access that expired the evening before we left!. They did provide a new code but this was inconvenient. The access should be codeless - what are they worried about? They made a double charge oin my credit card. They did refunfd the second payment , but due to currency issues it cost me £20 for this mistake they made!

                      How to reach hotel

                      hotel Commodore Hotel - Cape Town Cape Town location
                      Show big map »

                      Hotel Address:

                      Portswood Road, Waterfront 8002, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001

                      Get directions
                      City Center
                      • Cape Town
                        2.2 km
                      Airports
                      Train Stations
                      • Cape Town
                        2.0 km
                      • Esplanade
                        3.3 km
                      Restaurants
                      • Den Anker
                        380 m
                      • Greek Fisherman (cuisine: Greek)
                        360 m
                      Beaches
                      • Bloubergstrand Beach
                        1.5 km
                      • Kommetjie
                        1.5 km
                      Hotel information
                      • Check-In:
                        from  2 pm
                      • Check-Out:
                        until  10 am
                      • Number of floors:
                        7
                      • Number of rooms:
                        236

                      Hotel Awards

                      South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSBest BusinessCape TownCommodore

                      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                      Hotels Recommended by Guests in South Africa

                      Use Badge