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The Commodore Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here for three nights when beginning our Sth African adventure. The hotel is in a great location on the waterfront central to everything. The rooms are very clean & comfortable & the staff are very friendly & helpful.

We stayed here for 4 nights as part of a 2 week holiday in SA. Hotel is in excellent location only a few mins walk from the waterfront which has everything you need. Valet on site secure parking. We were given a huge corner suite which was beautifully decorated. Hotel had great service and breakfast was great choice. Overall this hotel comes highly recommended. Traditional colonial design and location is spot on.

Good rooms and Services good. Bar staff attentive and the Restaurant is reasonable. They serve great breakfasts and the hotel is very close to V&A Waterfront. Views of Table Mountain in all it's splendour make this a recommended hotel.

I stayed over for business. The hotel itself is ideally situated at the waterfront which is ideal if you would like to go shopping, looking for good restaurants and sightseeing. The breakfast was delicious and the staff were friendly throughout the hotel. I felt welcome and appreciated the staffs effort. The room was clean and neat with all the necessary amenities. One thing I felt the room lacked was a decent view. I kept the curtains closed as my window looked out onto other hotel room windows. I could see into other residents rooms, which made me uncomfortable. The aircon system must be as old as the hotel and makes a terrible noise. Not one you likely to leave on for too long. I also did not like the bathroom. The door to the bathroom is on a spring which is tough to open and slams every time you let go of the door. I found frustrating when trying to get ready. I also found the shower to be incredibly narrow. They clearly removed the bath and replaced it with a long narrow shower. For the price and having lived and travelled to Cape Town many times, I feel that there are many other newer hotels which offer far more value for money. The selling point for me is the location and the friendly staff.

The room was a standard one and was more than adequate for our3 night stay. On the first morning we awoke to a spectacular view of Table Mountain in the background and the seaside port. A short walk through a carpark and you are at the port which has amazing shops, restaurants and everything a tourist could want including groups of local singers and performers to entertain you. The craft shops were numerous and full of interesting things to buy. So the hotel is perfectly situated for newcomers to Cape Town. All the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was excellent as well. The breakfast buffet was second to none with cooks ready to make your own personalise eggs or omlettes. It has all the necessary facilities and a wonderful bar area for that afternoon or evening drink. Prices are extremely good value given the value of the rand against the Australian dollar. Good wines are available at very reasonable prices as well which is excellent for the traveller on holidays. I would recommend The Commodore, and have already, to anyone wanting a well positioned hotel close to everything you need in a virtual waterfront position.

Stayed here for 3 nights and can say room was comfortable staff are very pleasant and happy and location is excellent very close to restaurants, shopping and bars in V&A area. Great views of table mountain from rooms also.

we chose this property due to its location. it was a toss up between here or the one and only but the one and only was double the price. all of the hotel staff we encountered were amongst the friendliest I've met whilst travelling. the breakfast was excellent and the cake from the room service. the room although it's not a wow factor room it was very spacious and had everything we needed also with a view of table mountain. the local area felt safe even at night. once you leave the waterfront area there is a 2 minute walk down a little bit of a dark street to the hotel but no one bothered us in 4 nights of walking it. you cannot get a better location than this hotel. as for cape town itself I think it's one of the best holidays we've had.

My husband and I stayed at the Commodore for 5 nights recently on our first ever visit to Cape Town. The location was excellent. We were able to walk to the V&A Waterfront for dinner every evening as well as to the hop on hop off bus departure point. Our room was clean and had everything we required. The breakfast buffet was sensational and we often enjoyed a drink in the bar of an evening. All the staff were very warm, friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend the hotel for its location.

We stayed here for 5 nights on our first visit to cape town Pro – the room is very basic but all you need for a city trip. The waterfront is literally a few minutes’ walk away where you will find the bars restaurants and shops which is very convenient. The man on the excursion helpdesk was very helpful and not pushy is the slightest, he genuinely just wanted to make sure we were happy with all our trips. The breakfast is VERY GOOD, and very happy with the service. The only downside is we had an issue checking out and getting a cab as we didn’t have the right amount of money on us. In my mind this could have been easily sorted a number of ways but felt they just tried to make this difficult and weren’t willing to help which is very annoying after spending five days there. I was also given incorrect information. Eventually I spoke to the manager who didn’t solve the issue but helped. Overall not happy with how they dealt with it and wouldn’t go back

We loved everything about this property: elegant spaces and rooms, fabulous breakfast, location near waterfront and very comfy rooms. The only improvement could be in the bathroom plumbing were the sink would get stuck and not empty itself, prompting a visit from maintenance.

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 1269 reviews