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Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I was a guest at the Radisson Blu and I have to say that working internationally myself i am wholly impressed with the ambience, menu, service and staff. The bar staff and restaurant staff were attentive even though i was by myself enjoying the sunset. The manager, Jason checked on me from time to time. i am impressed an looking forward to my sent visit, Myrtle

I have stayed here 3 times in the last 6 months, it's a good base for a business trip with a convenient shuttle to the waterfront. Rooms are roomy and if you get a sea view or even a balcony the setting is perfect. Service on the terrace can be slow but the staff do remember you and it's always nice to take a seat and find your favourite wine being delivered without having to ask.

The Radisson Blu was a good pick. It was clean and comfortable and the staff was very friendly. Turndown service was a nice touch and the complimentary breakfast each morning was great. It was also nice to be able to sit outside by the water each morning during breakfast. Room service however was a poor decision and barely edible. Location seemed good, but to be honest we Uber-ed everywhere, so difficult to say if you'd prefer walking if it's the best location.

This has to be the worst managed Radisson Blu we have been to. There appears to be no Managers visible and all the F&B staff need training. Bar staff keep change without it being offered. Having waited 20 mins to be served a drink and then it staining my trousers, I was less than amused. We also had lunch on the terrace, the service again was extremely poor, slow and the food was average. The Spa was nice. I enjoyed my pedicure, however, my sister's facial was average. The pool relaxation area was very nice, however, I was stunned to witness on two occasions the towels being used again for new guests when guests left their loungers. Such a pity as location is superb, although it's not safe to swim in the sea due to the algae and the pool is very small for such a large hotel.

Right from the moment I was greeted by Trevor (from about 18 months since my last visit) and Nicol the Guest Services manager this was a lovely 'part two' to our honeymoon. Service is great, location is great, its relaxed charming and sincere. I loved it more when I wasnt there for work!

Hotel is in an excellent location with 180+ degree water front views and the outdoor restaurant patio is stunning. Never had breakfast in a better setting! My room had a Table Mountain view, mostly blocked by the stadium - what an ugly affair, but hardly the hotel's fault :) Service was a bit odd - housekeepers knocked on the door multiple times very early in the morning (once before 8am, another time around 8:30). Typically rooms aren't serviced until 10:00am or later at most international hotels. If they have a different practice I feel this should be notified to guests so they aren't embarrassed and are sure to double lock their doors or put out the DND sign. It would be nice if the restaurant had more Asian food options (both south Asian/east Asian). Although the menu claimed you could ask for substitutions or off-menu items, I asked for some fried rice - which is a very simple dish that any cook should be able to make easily. However the call taker refused to consider it and wouldn't even ask the chef when I suggested it - said I absolutely must choose from options on the menu. Either the menu needs to be revised to clarify this, or some retraining is necessary. Service at the restaurant for breakfast was indifferent - kept forgetting coffee and egg orders, despite not being very busy as we breakfasted early before the rush. One other item of note - on our first night there, a loud foghorn was sounding most of the early morning due to fog in Capetown harbour. This probably affects any waterfront location, but it impeded my sleep significantly. I'm not sure there's anything that can be done by the hotel to improve the situation, because of the low frequency and loudness. But something worth noting, if you are very sensitive to noise you might want to consider a location further from the main harbour in case of fog. Overall though the hotel is comfortable, rooms are well appointed, and the amazing location and view gives it four stars.

This was our first hotel at the start of our two week tour. We had a business class room with a large balcony and sea view. Room was a good size as was the ensuite. Room service was excellent as was the open air restaurant. Food was high quality with plenty of choice. Buffet was excellent. Service was spot on. Not too fussy but attentive. Very professionally run. Room was a bit pricey but was reflective of the quality of the hotel.

I've stayed here 3 or 4 times and always left glowing references but this time it was just ok which isn't really what you expect from this hotel in this location. With the exception of frank and Solomon at breakfast (they were very good), service was hit and miss, housekeeping wasn't great with items not replaced when used and a strong cigarette smell in the room on one day. I'm a concierge member with Carlson rezidor (which was not acknowledged during my stay very unusual ) and I regularly get better service at supposed less luxurious venues. The location is stunning and i will try again but this time it was well just ok

Location, location, location with shuttle service in the heart of the waterfront. Reasonably priced with staff at your call. Large standard rooms. Safe and secure with beautiful waterfront views. Shuttle was very prompt.

Decided to stay at the Radisson Blue by the V&A Waterfront instead of spending a ton of money on the hotels right there and I am so happy we did! The hotel is a short walk to the V&A Waterfront area and it is also situated right on the water. The breakfast that is included has so many different types of food to choose from and then the outdoor terrace where you eat is stunning! The rooms are a great size and have everything you would need. Would definitely stay here again!

Beach Road Granger Bay Cape Town Western Cape

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Cape Town Stadium
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Mouille Point within a short walk of Cape Town Stadium, Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Two Oceans Aquarium. This 177-room, 5-star hotel has a full-service spa along with an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Near the airport, it's also near Cape Town International Convention Centre and Greenmarket Square.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


All of Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town's 177 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including sofa beds, minibars, and coffee makers. 35-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Free newspapers, free bottled water, and safes are also available.

Property features

Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a health club. If you drive, self parking is ZAR 95 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 575 per person roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Business Class Room

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1806 reviews