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Waterfront Village

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great place to go for shopping, food, drinks. Good selection of boat trips including sunset cruises. There's a big wheel if you want to see the sites of cape town and buskers if you want to listen to both original African music and modern singers. The food market is amazing. There are stalls selling different types of food both savoury and sweet. Next to this is a market section which sells local products such as jewellery, pictures, clothes.

The apartment was only half-clean, with someone else's hair still in the bathtub, blood spatter of killed mosquitoes on the walls and ceiling. The permanent residents of the building are extremely rude, arrogant, and especially hostile. The location is great, but that is as far as I can reach for a compliment. We will never return.

We have just returned from our first time in South Africa, and if I went back I would certainly stay at the Waterfront Apartments again. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The apartments are amazing, the beds are very comfortable. Views are amazing, it's lovely and quiet and you feel very safe with the security they have. It's also very handy for the V & A Waterfront, a 10 minute walk, where most of our excursions started from. Overall a very handy base

We booked this hotel for our last day in Cape Twin before our early morning flight. On arrival w found the staff very friendly and courteous. We actually thought is was a hotel with rooms. We were allocated an apartment with all facilities a few minutes walk form the booking in office. This was a gated security complex on the V& A Waterfront. Can certainly recommend.

Stayed here for 3 nights from 30th March, check in was from a separate building but was shown into out first floor apartment by a member of staff who helped us with our bags all very friendly and helpful. car parking space included with the apartment. Spacious 2 bedrooms with kitchen, dining area and lounge area. Balcony which sat up to 6 over looking the canal. Apartment very well equipped, clean and very modern. We stayed in 105 in the Altemore block. There are 5 pools of which we only found one with a gym in a separate building again we never found. Security into the complex was very good key access only at all entrances, including in and out of the carpark so very safe. Only a 5-10 minute walk from the V & A waterfront.

We stayed here for six nights in a two bed apartment and thoroughly enjoyed it. The location is really great, within easy reach of all that the V& A Waterfront has to offer yet remains very quiet and relaxed. The facilities were really comfortable and the apartment was well furnished. Shame we couldn't use the jacuzzi in the bathroom but given the seriousness of the drought in Cape Town it didn't seem appropriate. Despite the drought we were able to use the swimming pools which were all open as they were filled with sea water. It would have been been good though to have had wifi which given the standard of the accommodation was rather surprising that we didn't. We had a lovely view of the canal from our balcony, the whole stay was really very good.

Rented a "luxury" apartment for 2 weeks. Arrived and shown first ground floor apartment and asked to be moved as was so bland and not at all luxurious. Moved to a bigger apartment on lst floor, nicer and lighter, on initial inspection, with nice view. Once settled in realised was dirty, badly equipped and hardly luxurious. Paint work dirty, cushions torn and dirty, mish mash of cutlery and china, dirt on skirtings, floor and windowsills. . Few pans and no starter pack - salt and pepper, oil to cook with etc. Had to ask for balcony to be cleaned and then had to do it again myself as still dirty. Balcony furniture broken and stained. The pots on balcony were watered every other day or so, but were weeds! We suggested not worth watering (there was a water shortage) and "gardener" agreed. Location is lovely, short walking distance to V & A Waterfront with plenty of restaurants around and things to see and is very secure. Before leaving showed management around and they were "surprised". As a gesture they gave free wifi and let us leave apartment late for our night flight..... This was not a cheap holiday and although they had moved us to a more expensive apartment and not charged us, their response was hardly adequate. Raised it with our travel agent, showed them the photos of the apartment and we received a refund. They were most surprised as had had no trouble before, but have been unable to contact the Waterfront Apartments. Perhaps we were just unlucky, but we have travelled extensively world wide and never before suffered such such a problem. Trouble is, when you are on holiday you don't want to spend your time complaining.

We stayed here during a four-day stay in Cape Town. It's spacious, homely and, because it's within a private complex, feels extremely safe. All the staff were really helpful and friendly - nothing was too much trouble. OK, there's no Wi-Fi in the apartment but for a couple of pounds you can add it for the whole of your stay. No biggie. It's a mere five-minute stroll to the restaurants and attractions on the V&A waterfront, and we were able to pack more into our stay because of this. The apartment had everything we needed and was the ideal city base. We'd definitely stay here again.

We stayed in a ground floor 2 bedroom apartment with secure underground parking. Very comfortable and well equipped apartment, conveniently located for the Waterfront in easy walking distance and very convenient for ferry to Robben island, boat and helicopter rides and sightseeing bus. Only downside as mentioned in other reviews was WiFi was only available in the reception area which was 5 minute walk away which was quite inconvenient but not the end of the world, but the only place we stayed on our trip where it was a problem. Helpful friendly reception staff who arranged good priced taxis/ Ubers.

We had a 2 bedroom apartment traveling as 2 couples. Well equipped apartment in great location to walk to restaurants. Very quiet with access to outside pools and a gym. Very secure and access controlled. Missed out on 5 stars because second bedroom more geared up for children, eg no mirrors etc. Wi-fi not included and very unreliable even when paid for. But staff took cost off bill when we reported problems. Staff were lovely, very helpful and friendly. Only 20 mins drive from airport and an easy 20 minute walk into city.

4 Mindpearl Building West Quay Road Cape Town Western Cape

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Cape Town International Convention Centre
  • Free parking
  • Marina
  • Outdoor pool

Cape Town International Convention Centre is a short stroll from Waterfront Village, and other popular attractions like Two Oceans Aquarium are within a mile (2 km). This 4-star apartment welcomes guests with 83 rooms and conveniences like a marina, an outdoor pool, and free self parking. On the waterfront, it's also near Greenmarket Square and Cape Town Stadium.


All 83 individually decorated apartments feature kitchens and space to spread out with dining areas and sitting areas. Guests can expect to find WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Washers/dryers, coffee makers, and ceiling fans are other standard amenities. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Property features

At Waterfront Village, guests enjoy a marina, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center.

Room options

Luxury Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Luxury Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Queen 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Apartment, 3 Bedrooms

Twin 2 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 6

Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 719 reviews