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The Commodore Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here for 3 nights and found the location of the hotel, just a 5 min walk from the V and A waterfront and the Hop on Hop off bus stop 1, excellent especially for first time visitors to South Africa. We arrived at the hotel at 9.30 am after an overnight flight from the UK and the friendly reception staff had a room ready for us before 11am. As it was a beautiful sunny day when we arrived and we did not want to miss the opportunity to go up Table Mountain, the concierge booked us tickets and arranged a taxi to take us. All the staff, at reception, in the restaurant at breakfast and housekeeping were helpful and friendly, thank you, it helped make our short stay in your city perfect!

Booked into The Commodore due to its proximity to the Waterfront. Got a room overlooking the courtyard and pool, so no view of Table Mountain which was a little disappointing but no big deal. The proximity to the Waterfront is excellent. The staff at the bar, front door , restaurant and tour desk were very friendly and helpful. This hotel was pretty noisy. Every time someone opened and closed a door on our floor it could be heard. Rooms not very sound proof in general. Heard every conversation of guests and staff walking down the corridor. The house keeping was all over the place. One day we get three towels, the next one,then back to two. Just small things like that. The meals at the restaurant were outstanding and well priced. I liked my stay here, just not sure if I would stay here again.

Best things about this hotel: location perfect 5 minutes to V&A waterfront, the main tourist area for bars restaurants, boat trips, bus tours, shops etc. Breakfast very good selection with eggs cooked to order. Restaurant staff very professional and attentive. Room was spacious and comfortable Worst thing: only one thing let this hotel down was the housekeeping didn’t always manage to provide milk etc for tea and coffee in the rooms

Our tour ended with a night in this big commercial style hotel in Cape Town. It is situated conveniently near the waterfront (a short walk to catch the red tour bus). It was so busy that getting a table for breakfast was impossible without a wait. The hotel had all the features one would expect of a busy city commercial hotel. Staff were helpful in giding sight-seeing and contacting our next hotel to confirm reservations.

This was our first time in Cape Town, recommended to hotel. We found it to a great location for the Victoria & Alfred water front. The staff were all very friendly and the breakfast very good. Would definitely recommend to stay here.

Stayed for 4 nights but didn’t rate 4* ..... good breakfast selection but all nearly cold, pool closed, steam room closed, yet other Hotels in same area had same facilities available. Nice comfortable beds, but don’t ask for extra towels they are counted in and out 😤😤 If I can afford these Hotels I certainly don’t need to take their towels. Security is a big problem, had to keep locking everything away, Hotel will not be held liable for any theft. Next time will stay at The One & Only. Very good location for the V & A Waterfront.

This hotel is nicely located for the water front. It has a feeling of class about it. The staff were very helpful and pleasant. However, in the 3 days we were there, at least 3 coach parties came and went with 3 more in situ. And two people like us booking direct are therefore not a priority. And I get the business necessity of looking after the coach parties but that leaves folk like us getting a poor room outside the service entrance with lorries arriving at 0600 and coaches dropping parties off late at night and cars parking and moving off. It also meant that one morning at 0730 there was no room in the dining room as the coach parties came down for breakfast together to start their scheduled trips and we had breakfast in the bar seated in a thoroughfare where bits and pieces were missing from the table. The menu at the evening meal looked great until you realise next day that there is one menu for everywhere e.g. lunch; afternoon snacks; room service; dinner. While we were staying, another guest warned us that her handbag had been stolen from her chair at breakfast. We are only staying briefly in Cape Town before moving on. I hope one day to come back to Cape Town but the Commodore is not good enough to say we will come back here.  

The hotel is 5-10 minutes walk from the stylish Waterfront area and is well run, with spacious rooms and helpful staff. Particular praise for the advisors on the travel desk in reception who can help with various questions. There are wide range of breakfast options in buffet style.

have just returned from this lovely hotel, great location, 5 mins walk from the v and a waterfront, walking distance to the town centre, check in smooth and quick, rooms a good size with everything you need, our room had a balcony with views of table mountain. we had breakfast included in our booking, loads and loads of choices every day, staff in breakfast room very friendly and efficient. We would certainly recommend this hotel and would certainly use it again on any future visits to cape town

Great location for this Cape Town hotel so close to VA Waterfront. Rooms are clean and functional and the breakfast buffet is to die for, couldn't believe my eyes!! Staff is very helpful and friendly. Highly recommended.

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, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. 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

The Commodore Hotel features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a health club. 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 a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 2 meeting rooms.

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 1316 reviews