Reviews of Victoria & Alfred Hotel
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Enjoyable stay at V&A hotel
We spent two nights at the V&A hotel, using it as a starting point for day tours. The hotel is ideally situated on the Cape Town harbor, a picturesque area to walk around. In the evening, we walked a couple hundred yards to the Victoria and Alfred shopping mall, which has several restaurants at which we could dine.
The room was nicely appointed with King bed, writing table and sitting chairs. It was a quiet room; there was no noise from hallway or adjacent rooms. Breakfasts- provided with the room- offered a continental/European buffet or hot breakfast from a menu; food was tasty.
A couple minor points: We wish that there were more/brighter lamps in the room. The mildew in the shower stall detracted from an otherwise clean and attractive facility.
Whilst in Cape Town these travellers joined a half day City Tour and a Cape Point and Peninsula day tour. Here's what they said about those trips:
City Tour - This private, half-day tour was a nice way to ease into South Africa after a long plane ride the day before. Our guide Colin was very knowledgeable, providing us an enlightening history of South Africa during our four-hour tour of the old fort, Company gardens, Cape Town's beach communities, and, of course, Table Mountain. The views from Table Mountain were great, and there are an array of trails that one can walk on the mesa top. We might have spent more time there, but we were not quite prepared for the chilly, windy conditions on top of the mountain in mid-May.
Cape Point and Peninsula Tour - We very much enjoyed our small group tour of the Cape with four other tourists, our guide, and driver. The tour was oriented toward viewing the natural attractions that South Africa offers. Not only did we visit Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, but we also took a short boat ride to Seal Island and to a penguin sanctuary in Simon's Town, where we also ate lunch. Along the way, our guide pointed out ostrich, kudu, and baboons roaming in the countryside. Our final stop in the afternoon was the delightful Kirstenbosch gardens, in the shadow of Table Mountain, an expansive tract that merits a return visit when we have more time.
Thankfully, we had eaten a large breakfast in the morning because we did not break for lunch until 1:00 to 2:00 PM.
Excellent waterfront hotel, V & A
Excellent location, very helpful and courteous staff, one of the best breakfasts we've had anywhere.
Although we had a loft room it was very comfortable, spacious and well appointed.
Great location,service and food!
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this friendly and very comfortable hotel. We were upgraded to a superb room with wonderful views of Table Mountain on one side and the harbour on the other as the hotel had been told by our children that it was my husbands 65th birthday during our stay. They also presented him with a birthday cake on the day and every member of staff we met that morning wished him happy birthday!
The food at the hotel was excellent. The breakfast buffet had a wide range of delicious cold foods and a substantial cooked breakfast was also on offer. We had dinner there on our last evening overlooking the harbour and the food was imaginative and beautifully cooked.
The staff were endlessly helpful and enthusiastic in their suggestions of things to do. The waterfront is an excellent location to stay as it feels completely secure and is a very lively place. We visited a couple of other hotels during our time in Capetown, including Mount Nelson but we can't think of a nicer place to stay than the V &A .
Victoria & Alfred Hotel review
Location was perfect with easy access to the waterfront area and the sightseeing bus.
The staff was very accommodating as the room was not ready when we arrived and they treated us to a snack in their restaurant. When we were ready to leave, the kitchen was not open for breakfast and the staff arranged to have breakfast delivered to our room.
Victoria & Alfred Hotel review
The V&A waterfront was as great base for exploring Capetown and the surrounding areas. We really enjoyed our stay here and could not get enough of the great views of table mountain especially when dinning out in the fabulous restaurants in the evenings.
The Victoria and Alfred hotel was located in the centre of the waterfront a short walk away from the shops and restaurants. Our room had a great view of table mountain which was a nice suprise.
Stunning view from Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Rooms were excellent, would always recommend clients to opt for a Table Mountain view, otherwise you look at the car park.
Reception staff friendly and helpful.
Room for improvement in the service at breakfast time, certainly got the 'B' team on our last day, had to wait a long time for basics like knives and forks.
Very sensible idea of being able to hire laptop for short periods.