Victoria & Alfred Hotel

Victoria & Alfred Hotel

5 reviews
Ranked #30 in Cape Town hotels
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On the Waterfront Pierhead, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Situated in Cape Town, this business friendly hotel is near Clock Tower, Victoria and Albert Waterfront, and Cape Town Stadium. Another nearby attraction is South Africa Maritime Museum.


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Dining options at Victoria & Alfred Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available. A complimentary breakfast is served daily. Recreational amenities include a health club. Spa amenities include spa services, massage/treatment rooms, beauty services, and a hair salon. This 4.0 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and limo/town car service. High speed Internet access is available in public areas. This Cape Town property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and exhibit space. The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Business services, wedding services, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a marina, a coffee shop/café, and valet parking.

Beds come with premium bedding. Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature designer toiletries, bathrobes, and hair dryers. In addition to complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer direct dial phones with voice mail. Televisions have satellite channels, DVD players, and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include welcome amenities and electronic/magnetic keys. Guests may request hypo allergenic bedding, extra towels/bedding, and wake up calls. A nightly turndown service and housekeeping are available. Rollaway beds are available on request.

Notifications and Fees:

The following mandatory hotel imposed fees are charged and collected by the hotel either at check in or check out.

  • A city/local tax will be charged
The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change.

Additional fees and deposits may be charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.


Swimming Pool
Spa Services
Fitness Center
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Free Parking
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms
Business Center
Airport Transfer
Air conditioning

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA

My stay here was terrible. I would definitely not recommend that anyone stay here.

I stayed here for 7 days, so I have a good understanding and feel for the hotel and the service it provides.

First and most importantly, maid staff will steal your stuff, and management will do nothing about. During my stay, I had over $200 USD stolen from my wallet, which I contacted the hotel about. They were not only unhelpful and uncooperative, but I felt that I was treated very poorly by the manager, Andy Nold. He was supercilious and patronizing and did nothing to help the situation. How could I possibly endorse a hotel chain who treats its customers this way?

Fortunately, at least the bad service is consistent from top-down! because like the manager, Andy Nold, the front desk also isn't very inviting, knowledgeable or willing to share information with hotel guests. If you ask them for any recommendations at all, they're happy telling you "everything is good around here." really? give me an opinion. That shows you have no clue or don't care.

Second of all, the internet NEVER works. This is the 21st century, get with it.

Thirdly, if you look it up, it says that it has "state of the art gym, spa and pool" this is totally misleading as it's not on-site. They're really inconveniently located at a different "sister hotel" that prohibit them from being a convenient service, you can basically call them nonexistent.

There are SO many other hotels in the area, don't waste your time or money here - the Portswood and the Commodore have competing and even lower prices and you will be treated with MUCH better service and amenities and more knowledgeable staff.

Local from Cape Town, South Africa

This may seem a safe choice for first time visitors to Cape Town, conveniently located in the waterfront, but it is a good one. The family-run hotel, located in a restored cold storage warehouse, is stylish and personal. The unbeatable view of Table Mountain, seen from the restaurant and bar area, is a major attraction to the hotel. 34 ultra-large rooms, with white linen, dark wood finish and red and blue velvet armchairs with big bathrooms look out onto this view. The piazza rooms are slightly smaller and look out onto the waterfront. There are also more modern loft rooms set in the roof of the hotel, which are my favourites. The on-site restaurant “Oyo” has a walk-in wine cellar attached, where you can enjoy award-winning South African wines by the glass - not very common in the fair Cape!

Local from Cape Town, South Africa

Apart from its setting in the heart of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, there is nothing really super exceptional about this hotel. Yes, the rooms are spacious and comfortable, and they feature en-suite bathrooms. The beds are comfortable and there are coffee and tea facilities, but it is not that it has not been done before. Nevertheless, it is a pleasant hotel to stay in and a superb spot from where to discover the rest of Cape Town. The service is good, and guests can expect a little ‘something to wet their palate’ upon arrival. End your day with a cocktail and retire to the terrace of the hotel’s OYO restaurant. Try to make it before the sun goes down, as sunsets in Cape Town tend to be spectacular.

London, United Kingdom
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15/20; Rooms 8/10, Facilities+Dining 4/5, Service 3/5. Comfortable rooms with a loft feeling to them (unsurprising given this is a warehouse conversion). Personally found the beds ultra-comfortable. Breakfast setting is very good, with tons of atmosphere generated by the harbour framed by table mountain. Other common areas not worth mentioning. The biggest selling point is the location of the hotel, which is one of the best in Cape Town. One of the few places you could easily survive without a rental car, as you can walk to several of the more touristy attractions, as well as a smattering of good restaurants, and the V&A taxi stand is outside the front door. Pretty good.

London, UK


Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Shopping on site
  • Marina on site
  • Garden
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Health club
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • In-room massage available
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Airport transportation - pickup (surcharge)
  • Free self parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Pets not allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • One meeting room
  • Business center
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • ATM/banking
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Turndown service
In-Room Dining
  • Minibar
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Satellite TV service
  • DVD player
  • Pay movies
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Bathrobes
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
  • Free newspaper
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 94
  • Number of floors - 3
  • Year Built 1904
  • Express check-in
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