The Cape Grace is set right in the heart of Cape Town's Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.
Cape Grace: Our full report
The Cape Grace is set right in the heart of Cape Town's Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, on its very own quay. It's an ideal location if you want to be very close to the shops, restaurants and nightlife to be found in this area. None of the Expert Africa team have yet visited The Cape Grace, but here is what we know about it…
The Cape Grace has 121 individually decorated guest rooms and suites, with great views of the harbour, the yacht marina or Table Mountain. All the rooms are spacious and have en-suite bathrooms with separated toilets, well-stocked mini-bars, tea and coffee making facilities, as well as satellite TV.
The guest rooms range from elegant Luxury and Superior rooms, Rooftop rooms, to vast one, two or three bedroom suites, perfect for families or small groups of friends travelling together. In addition, The Cape Grace has two Penthouse suites on the top floor, with large terraces, private jacuzzis, and spectacular views of the Waterfront.
The Cape Grace's central facilities include the Signal restaurant and the Bascule whisky, wine and cocktail bar. There's also a small boardroom accommodating up to 14 people, a communications centre with complimentary internet access, as well as a heated outdoor swimming pool with a terrace.
The spa at Cape Grace on the hotel's top floor offers a variety of African-influenced, pampering treatments, such as massage therapies, hand and feet care, facial therapies, body treatments, and hair care.
Of the many activities offered here, guests might enjoy cruises on 'The Spirit of the Cape', a 56ft Aicon fly-bridge luxury motor yacht which is privately owned by the Cape Grace and available only for the hotel's guests. You are free to select your own route, but the hotel recommends cruises to Robben Island, Hout Bay or Cape Point, as they are some of the Cape's most popular destinations.
Besides this, Cape Town itself has many attractions to offer. From events like the Kirstenbosch summer concerts (running every Sunday from November to April) held in the famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, to historic sites, local markets and beautiful landscapes – there's always something to do and see.
The Cape Grace is set in a fantastic location with a lot of local attractions nearby, and is a very pleasant place to stay whilst visiting Cape Town.
Ideal length of stay: 3 - 4 nights
Owner: The hotel is privately owned.
Staff: The Signal restaurant's executive chef is Malika van Reenen.
Food & drink
Usual board basis: B&B
Food quality: The Signal restaurant serves a variety of fresh and innovative dishes. The restaurant's a la carte menu reflects cultures and nations, which influenced Cape Town during its history – like the French Huguenots, British settlers and Asian traders – and connects them with local farmer's dishes and the Cape's present tastes.
The Bascule whiskey, vine and cocktail bar offers breakfasts and light lunches. At night, it serves more than 400 whiskies from all over the world and a vast selection of local vines.
Dining style: Individual Tables
Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining
Drinks included: No
Attitude towards children: Children are welcome at The Cape Grace.
Property’s age restrictions: There are no age restrictions.
Special activities & services: The Cape Grace presents children with a welcome gift on arrival. Every evening, there are special activities taking place, like story time or ginger-bread man painting. Children's DVDs, book and board games are also available. The Signal restaurant offers a special menu for kids. The hotel provides a range of emergency supplies (disposable nappies, pacifiers, thermometers, bibs, 24-hour doctor on call) and safety equipment (car seats, toilet steps and seats, swimming aids, baby monitors). Baby sitting can be arranged upon request.
Equipment: Highchairs, cots, foldaway beds and pullout sofas are available on request.
Generally recommended for children: Yes
Notes: Children under the age of 12 sharing a Superior room with two adults are accommodated free of charge on a foldaway bed. There's only a breakfast charge for children older than three.
Power supply: Mains Electricity
Communications: Every room has a phone and fax/internet modem lines.
TV & radio: Each room has a flat-screen TV, satellite TV channels and a variety of radio channels.
Health & safety
Malarial protection recommended: No
Medical care: There's a 24-hour doctor on call.
Dangerous animals: Low Risk
Security measures: There's a safe for personal belongings in every room.
Disabled access: In Place
Laundry facilities: Full Laundry Service - Extra Charge