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The Commodore Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We spent four nights at the Commodore and were very pleased. It is in a great location close to the Waterfront as well as a stop for the Hop On Hop Off bus tour. We had a standard room and it had all we needed. The pool was very nice and a restful spot to spend some time. Breakfast was wonderful, so many choices and very attentive staff. In fact all the staff were good. Any time we were waiting in the lobby area for a fellow guest we had staff ask if they could help at all. Our fellow guest had a car and the concierge staff parked it and brought it out any time we needed it. The bar area was very nice and again the staff there were great. We would stay here again!

Stayed at this hotel for 5 nights - very reasoanble daily room rate [had a premium suite] which included a magnificient buffet breakfast, and located 5 minute walk to the Victoria and Alfred waterfront area. Staff are exceptionally friendly and extremely helpful.

Wake up in the morning and there facing you is Table Mountain. Exit the hotel and within 2 minutes you are on the Waterfront. Whatever we seemed to ask for, it had been thought through and someone was there with the answer. We are a retired couple, stayed at The Commodore hotel for 5 nights and have to say we found it to be one of the most well-organised hotels we have stayed at. Staff were friendly, helpful, efficient. We ate our most evenings as there are so many restaurants but breakfast offerend as wide a range of food as you could ask for. We had a corner suite on the 5th floor - so aware that not everyone will have the view we had - in the whole of Cpae Town I suspect, but this is an excelent place to stay. If I have any complaint it is simply that a wider range of Gins in the bar would be useful. Thank you to all the staff for a wonderful holiday stay

We picked this hotel because of its location 5 minutes walk from the waterfront, as we wanted to be able to walk to restaurants at night without the hassle of getting a cab. It was perfect for this as we felt very safe and never in danger as you literally walk down one road and you are at the waterfront. The room we had was modern with a nice large walk in shower and was more than adequate for our needs as a base to explore Cape Town. The best part of the hotel was the breakfast, I was expecting much but it was great quality, with cappucinos and lattes that could be freshly ordered and omelettes freshly cooked. The pool area was a little disappointing as the pool water was very cold and there were restrictions on swimming due to the water shortage. But this was the only let down. Overall, if you want a comfortable hotel in walking distance of the waterfront look no further.

The Commodore once again proved to be a fantastic hotel. The location of this hotel, next to the V & A Waterfront is simply amazing. We stayed for 10 days and there was always something to do. The hotel is beautifully clean, the staff are friendly and provide brilliant service. The breakfast in the courtyard outside, is one of the best we have experienced. We have now stayed here three times and would highly recommend it.

From the start, the welcome was warm and professional, especially from Phakamani who ensured my stay was comfortable and issue free throughout. All the staff are highly trained professionals who offer world-class service with a typically friendly and warm approach you'd expect in Cape Town. I was there fro both business and leisure

A very nice medium sized hotel, close to the waterfront. Pleasant bedrooms. Nice pool area. Excellent breakfast which can be taken inside or out with lots of choice. Good restaurant or bar snacks and so much choice of dining options on the waterfront. Staff in the hotel extremely friendly and helpful, always with a smile on their faces.

Great location within easy, safe walk of the waterfront where all the bars and restaurants are. Clean rooms with all necessary facilities. Fab for exploring Cape Town. Breakfast is varied and tasty. The staff here are helpful enough but won’t necessarily go out of their way to help you. This wasn’t a particular problem for us as we had booked most things before we arrived but when we wanted to confirm transfers etc they just reminded us where the phone was in our hotel room!

The receptionist when we arrived was most unhelpful, we wanted to open an account, as we do at every hotel we visit and were told that the only way you could do this was by registering a credit card which would be debited 400 rand a day and at the end of the stay I would be refunded any money not used. We were told we would have a room with a view of Table Mountain to be told that our room was on the fourth floor with a view of the back of the hotel. Because of the way we were treated we did not use any of the hotel facilities. We are returning to Cape Town but will not be staying at this establishment.

We found this an excellent hotel. Better than the more centrally located & pricier V&A waterfront hotel. Rooms weren’t as large , but still spacious. Large comfortable public lounge area, courteous and helpful staff, delicious breakfast with an extensive choice, super large swimming pool which we were too busy to use but would have enjoyed if we’d had more time. 2 mins walk from the waterfront and being located back from the central waterfront it was lovely & quiet.

Portswood Road, Portswood Square Cape Town Western Cape

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Two Oceans Aquarium and Cape Town Stadium
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

The Commodore Hotel places you within a 15-minute stroll of popular sights such as Two Oceans Aquarium and Cape Town Stadium. This 236-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a full-service spa, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. In the historical district, it's also near Cape Town International Convention Centre and Greenmarket Square.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM. 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.


All 236 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 35-inch plasma TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers. In-room massages are available, and other amenities include laptop-compatible safes and desks.

Property features

Guests staying at The Commodore Hotel enjoy access to a full-service spa, a health club, and a sauna. You can take advantage of free parking, along with limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and a conference center.

Room options

Standard Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2


King 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1384 reviews