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Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa


In my many years of traveling I've stayed in a variety of accommodations ranging from primitive tents to huts to luxury resorts.  Never have I had a better stay than in Cape Town's wonderful Cape Grace Hotel. 

We arrived in Cape Town after a long flight extremely tired and jet lagged, having flown New York to Johannesburg then on to Cape Town.   We were shuttled mid-afternoon to the Cape Grace which immediately made us feel welcome and like we were coming home.  The staff were unusually friendly, warm and helpful.  Every single employee we met knew us by name -- it's quite remarkable really how they could do that.  The place is designed with a simple elegance but with comfort and function being of foremost importance.  Our room was spacious but beyond that everything seemed to be in the just right place.  A very nice touch was a small balcony whose door we could open to enjoy the fresh breeze or take in the great views of the harbor and Table Mountain; a uniquely Cape Town setting.

This the hotel offers many wonderful small conveniences to enhance your stay, like a library, free port or sherry at night (served in the library), free shoeshine, free local limo, etc. etc.   I've not been cared for this well since I was a child.

Our room was a bread and breakfast rate, and breakfast was of the finest quality and variety.  Everything was delicious and perfect, as we'd quickly come to expect from the Cape Grace by then.  I wish we'd had dinner here instead of at the V&A waterfront.  The hotel is definitely not a budget accommodation but we felt it was worth every penny we'd paid.

Thank you Cape Grace for a wonderful and memorable visit.  If my travels bring me back to Cape Town, and hopefully they will someday, I'll be sure to visit again.  And if you're in the neighborhood and want to pamper yourself, I can't recommend the Cape Grace highly enough.


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  • Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa: View over the harbor, with Table Mountain in the background
  • Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa: The restaurant is in the foreground
  • Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa: Table Mountain noted in the background
  • Lobby of the Cape Grace Hotel
  • Mural in the Lobby of the Cape Grace Hotel
  • Floral arrangement, Lobby of the Cape Grace Hotel: I love the use of Protea flowers!
  • Hallway leading to rooms, Cape Grace Hotel: Bright, clean and with interesting decoration
  • Dawn on harbor behind the Cape Grace Hotel: As viewed from our small balcony.

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It was part of a package that included safaris in Botswana and travel to Victoria Falls, so I'm not aware of the line item expense but the package was expensive.


But it was a remarkable experience, Andredeya.  I usually stay in "average" places but once in a while it's nice to pamper yourself.  The Cape Grace will definitely pamper you


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A Daytrip from Cape Town HERE.

Twitter: @DrFumblefinger

"We do not take a trip, a trip takes us".  John Steinbeck, from Travels with Charlie

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