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The Commodore Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is situated in the Victoria and Alfred waterfront district which I would recommend as a base to explore Robben Island, table mountain and other attractions Easy parking and well organised friendly reception Rooms were very nice indeed with all of the amenities one would expect from such a hotel Breakfast was of a higher quality and served by friendly staff The bar staff were very friendly with one of the waitresses knowing more about English football than I did Great stay Thank you

The hotel is situated 5 mins away from the V&A waterfront, which was convenient for us as we were travelling with the city sightseeing bus. There are plenty of restaurants close by, lots of shops and a wonderful food market. The hotel itself is not that big. The rooms are average in size, always clean and staff were very friendly. Check in and check out was quick and easy. The only let down for us was the breakfast buffet. We felt that there was not alot of variety compared to other 4 star hotels which we have stayed at. Other than this I would definitely stay here again and recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a hotel close to the waterfront.

The hotel is in a very good location, and within a few minutes walk to the waterfront. The room was spacious, and the bed was comfy. Although it isn’t a hotel with a ‘wow’ factor it certainly is a perfect hotel for a city break. Close amenities, staff were very attentive, valet parking was very cheap for 24 hours - approx 75 rand a day. Breakfast had a good variety of food and choice.

The hotel was one offered to us by Trailfinders for our honeymoon. On arrival, the hotel put roses on our bed, and gave us a bottle of sparkling wine, to congratulate us on our marriage. A nice touch. We had a very comfortable stay in a clean, spacious room. Staff were polite and helpful. There was a good breakfast buffet and, on a rainy afternoon, we enjoyed fruit cocktails / smoothies in the bar. (Alcoholic versions were also available.) We didn't eat dinner at the hotel. It had an excellent location for the Waterfront restaurants and Mouille Point dining. It was also a short uber ride to Table Mountain cable car (or two buses), and a handy location for touring the Cape Point peninsula. We felt safe during our stay there.

We booked an Executive suite at the Commodore. It should be noted that this is a room, not a suite. The difference over standard rooms is that it has a view of the harbour and table mountain. The view is undoubtedly spectacular and worth paying a bit extra for. The wifi is free and unlimited but cuts out a lot. If this is important for your visit, bear this in mind. The air conditioning (I think) is very noisy. If it's not the air con then there's definitely something that is loud enough to wake up light sleepers. Bring ear plugs. Other than that, the staff are friendly, the hotel is clean and the breakfast is fine.

5 minute walk to the wharf and it's many shops and restaurants. The room is modern and the hotel is classic with a maritime theme.staff is friendly. The restaurant is good and reasonably priced.The breakfast buffet offers a great selection.

The hotel has a nice feel and look. Location was great and close to Victoria and Albert waterfront. Staff very accommodating. One recommendation-more USB plugs. They had one for two people. And it was at the desk instead of bedside. Service in restaurant was a bit on the slow side.

Stayed here for the last part of our honeymoon. The location is fabulous, right near to the waterfront with access to lots of restaurants, bars and shops. The reception were friendly and the rooms are a good size but nothing special. The hotel had a business type feel to it which we didn’t like too much. Breakfast was very varied and tasted delicious. I would stay again however I would probably look at other hotels first, maybe in the Camps Bay area.

This is a perfect place to stay in Cape Town. the hotel is lovely and the staff is amazing. Both my friend and I have food allergies and they made us wonderful food to accommodate. the location is also perfect a very short walk and you are at the wharf with a beautiful mall amazing restaurants and a Ferris wheel

The location of The Commodore is perfect being close to the V&A Waterfront. From the balcony of our top floor room, we had amazing views of Table Mountain, the Waterfront and the bay, with some stunning sunrises and sunsets. The room was fine. Comfortable bed and good shower with big towels. What really impressed us about this hotel were the brilliant staff, especially in the restaurant at breakfast. After pointing out that the breakfast spread, although huge, did not offer any cooked items suitable for vegetarians, the chef made a point of chatting to us, and for the rest of our stay, extra items appeared, including vegan sausages which were brought in especially for us. The stuffed tomatoes and stuffed mushrooms were excellent too. Many guests were enjoying them. Pleased to see that soya milk was available as standard. Thank you Commodore.

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.


Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast, 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

Deluxe Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2


King 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Executive Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1434 reviews