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Dock House Boutique Hotel

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

From the initial arrival, where we were welcomed as we parked in front of the hotel, to the final au revoir as we departed, the staff could not have been more attentive. The room and large en-suite were very clean and the view of the wheel from the balcony was very acceptable. The location of the Dock House Boutique Hotel is perfect, just on the edge of the V&A so all the attractions are within walking distance. We would recommend it every time.

Really beautiful hotel with the best location-our room had a lovely balcony overlooking the Cape Wheel. Great service from the staff who even offered us breakfast in the room at no extra charge-a great value add.

This was the end of a two week trip in the Bush for the wife and I before we headed back to Houston. A company called Africa Geographic put the whole trip together for us. They did a wonderful job, including two nights at this remarkable hotel right down on the waterfront. I believe this building was originally the Harbor Master's home, a century or so ago. We just don't build this way anymore. Soaring ceilings, beautiful wood work. We were in a first floor suite that included a foyer, sitting room as well as spacious bed and bathrooms. Absolutely elegant. There is a nice area for breakfast and an attractive "back yard" with a swimming pool and lawn. The accommodations are certainly as nice as anyplace I have stayed, but what makes the Dock House unique, for me, is the level of service. I felt like I was in a James Bond movie. The Dock House is part of a complex and we ate dinner one night in the other hotel which was very nice. Not a place for children and it is a fair drive to tour the peninsula or the wine country. The Dock House and Cape Town were just the right way to end a fabulous trip to southern Africa.

Dock House is a lovely boutique hotel with exceptional service. The rooms are spacious and quiet with attention to details. There are heating racks for the fresh thick towels, robes and slippers laid out by your bed nightly along with a bottle of water and a freshly baked sweet treat on your bedside table. Breakfast daily was delicious with an assortment of breads, fruits, meats, cheeses and juices set up when you enter the beautifully set up dining room. The items on the menu offered a nice selection and were all great. I particularly enjoyed the ostrich Benedict. I cannot say enough about the wonderful friendly service of the staff. Our group arranged a driver through the hotel for 2 days. One day we went around the coast and the other to the wine county. Russell, our driver for both days was delightful! He was knowledgeable of the area and could not have been more delightful to spend 2 days with. I highly recommend this lovely hotel!

What a lovely honeymoon surprise! We were very well welcomed late hours by Nicholas and the next day met Michelle, Cinthya and all amazing staff that made our stay perfect. Room is beautiful and always clean, breakfast is full of great options, the Hotel itself is a hidden gem in Cape Town and has easy and convenient walking distance access to V&A Waterfront. Another benefit is that it shares facilities with all Newmark hotels close by, so we've tried breakfast in another hotels as well. Their Spa next door is also a must-try. Me and my husband loved our days at Dock House and can't wait to come back for another season, thank you for amazing days!

We were originally booked into the V&A Waterfront Hotel, a sister property, and upon our arrival we were notified that we were upgraded to the Dock House. The Dock House staff were very cheerful and helpful. The room we were put in was large and nicely furnished, but didn't have much in the way for a view. We were in room 501 which had a lounge, bedroom and bathroom. I suppose if you value your privacy, this would be an ideal spot. If you were looking for a view of the waterfront, or Table Mountain, this is not an ideal room. The Gym was nicely equipped but you needed a separate key-card to enter. The pool area was nice and the breakfast was very good. We had problem with our Wifi, due to some apparent construction in the area and we could hear noise from the waterfront into the wee hours of the morning when trying to sleep. For $250/night, this is an okay spot, but we definitely stayed at better spots for that cost. Not terrible, not perfect.

Very well positioned hotel, very close to the V&A waterfront. Michelle and her staff went that extra mile to be helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was excellent. Great experience sitting in the garden by the pool having a coffee or cool drink. Most excellent visit to Cape Town.

We had the most wonderful stay at The Dock House, Michelle and her staff could not have been more helpful and attentive. Our room was fabulous as was the breakfast. Location very convenient too. Everyone was so kind and friendly. Would thoroughly recommend .

This was our second stay at the Dock House. As ever, we couldn't get over how nice it was to be so close to the V&A waterfront yet be in a distinguished old building with a beautiful private garden. Generally good service but there were a few wee omissions that were rectified as soon as the manager returned from a course. Nothing major just little things and these were massively made up for by a myriad of other little considerations and carefully judged treats.

The hotel is centrally located overlooking the V & A Waterfront with wonderful views. The outdoor pool and gardens were well maintained and a very pleasant place to relax after sightseeing. The staff were very friendly and attentive without being obtrusive. We stayed in the suite which was spacious and superbly fitted out with a private patio. We will be back next year!

Room options

Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

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Trip Advisor aggregated rating

96% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 202 reviews