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Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed at the Radisson Hotel for 5 nights before travelling on to Port Elizabeth. Had a marvellous stay , the courtesy bus was very handy for getting us back and fore to the V & A Waterfront, the staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a room at the back of the hotel but still had a good view of the iconic football stadium and the Lion's Head. Would definitely stay there again.

This is the first hotel i felt the need to leave after one night.....two night stay booked.........checkin was abrupt there was no welcome.......the room was ok....the only good thing about it was the stunning view and watching the sun set........housekeeping knocked, rather that hand me the water or even ask if they could come in, just barged the way in.......not a word spoken........roomservice was a joke.....i ordered the hummus plate / soup and an orange juice......the juice forgotten, the hummus plate was a chickpea salad, a small bowl of hummus, that i think they intended to pass off as babba ganouch, the tahboule was pesto, the crushed olives was a smooth olive oaste, not even a good tapenade............the aircon only blew warm air.......i like cold.........checked out the following day, nothing said about the fact i was booked fir two nights and only stayed thank you no nothing, just a mechanical check out........i asked the concierge.....when i checked in for direction to somewhere, the attiude was pAlpable.......the only nice member if staff i encountered was the waitress who setved me have a hotel school next door, maybe send your team there for a little training.......this is the hospitality industry........there was no hospitality on offer at this hotel

Booked 2 bedroom/2 bathroom suite facing sea. It has plenty of space with a small kitchen although we ate out all of the time it was handy for drinks etc. Lovely sea view and nice to sit and have a drink watching sun go down. The breakfast was superb with an excellent choice of fresh produce both hot and cold. The freshly squeezed oj while you wait is so good. The shuttle to the waterfront is a good service and handy on your evening return to the hotel. Overall excellent stay and staff very attentive.

We stayed several nights with 3 people in one room (business room) in the Radisson. When we arrived they had assigned a room on the ground floor to us, as we had booked sea view, this was disappointing because you only saw the garden and could only glimpse at the seaside. We could change and move up one floor and then we had a really nice view on the ocean. The rooms have a very nice layout and the service is really great. The breakfast has a vast choice and if the weather is nice you can sit outside, this is just perfect. A little drawback in this hotel is the bar, when the weather is not nice, there is very little place to sit cozy to have a drink. The shuttle to the waterfront mall is an asset.

Attended a conference in Cape Town and stayed at the Radisson Blu Waterfront for 3 nights last week; it was recommended by the conference organizers. The hotel looks fresh, with a wonderful view. I only had a standard room, but it was comfortable and spacious. The only thing to look out for is the raised shower stall -- it's quite high; so be careful when you step out! Standard Western breakfast is good, though the items remain the same everyday. Location is good: about 5 minutes by taxi or 20 minutes on foot to the Victoria Wharf, and about 15 minutes by car to the Castle of Good Hope and District Six Museum. Taxis are readily available from the hotel. I had a really good driver and ended up using his service for the entire stay. Service at the hotel is generally excellent. Reception seems a little officious -- polite enough but with little warmth. Service personnel at the restaurant and the porters or bellmen stationed at the front of the hotel, however, are excellent. Overall, I would recommend this hotel.

We stayed for a "long weekend" type stay for five nights at the Radisson. On the plus side; great location right by the Waterfront area (if you're not up for a 9 min walk there is a free shuttle bus), superb breakfast, great and very professional spa, nice indoor pool/relax area, OK gym. Nice and clean room, good cleaning service. I also liked the fact that the hotel provided clear and extensive storytelling about the water shortage in the area, which helped us make water saving choices during our stay. We also used the pickup/drop off service to the airport, at extra cost. That worked well! On the minus side; we wanted to go on a wine tour, but the concierge service was very unwilling to provide any suggestions or help outside of the two partnering options they had; either the hop on-hop off bus (super budget) or their private chauffeur (super deluxe), even when asking for a mid-range option as a shared mini bus there was zero response. We ended up booking a tour ourselves, with African Story (awesome - all about it in a separate review). The concierge/door service also helped get us a cab at one occasion, and then got us an unmarked cab without taxameter, something I am not happy about as this goes against all travel advice in Cape Town. So we are not very happy with the concierge service. We were also confused about the breakfast voucher system, where we had to go to the reception desk in the morning to buy vouchers (at 45 rand discount) and then walk 10 meters to the breakfast restaurant - this could for some reason not be done the day before. Just confusing. Our room was recently renovated/painted and unfortunately smelled strongly of paint at times. All in all we had a great stay and we enjoyed ourselves in Cape Town and at Radisson.

We have been coming to the Radisson Blu Waterfront for 15 years now and have to say that this year's experience has been another exceptional one! The things that have always drawn us back to the hotel are its spectacular location, its spacious and modern rooms, its great spa and wellness area and above all its warm and friendly service. The restaurant earned itself a special mention this year. Compared to prior years and especially for dinner the quality and presentation of the food has seen a step change in excellence and made us replace other Cape Town restaurant choices of the past. The Chef's willingness to create vegetarian dishes outside the set menue earned him and the restaurant a special praise. The overall experience was definitely well above what you would expect even in a very good hotel like the Radisson. Please keep it up and we will be back!

Our family came to stay at the Radisson Blu Waterfront in Capetown and had a fantastic experience. The service was amazing and the employees made it a great experience at every step. One gentlemen in particular, Trevor Manko showed such kindness to our family and took such an interest in the kids. We will always remember him, and as a result, it made a memorable trip for the family. We just want to say thank you from the Anderson family to all those who made this a tremendous trip!

Our family of five shared a spacious two bedroom suite with a full kitchen and living room and an amazing view. Very comfortable and very friendly staff. The hotel operates a free shuttle to the waterfront shopping and dining area.

We stayed during the drought in Cape Town and despite the attention drawn to water consumption concerns, the toilets and showers used much more water than those in the U.S. My stay was reasonably pleasant with a water view, but I felt the Radisson has a lot of low hanging fruit to address corporate social responsibility through water conservation. Otherwise, my review would have been above average.

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. Start your day right with breakfast, served for a fee 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 1717 reviews