Positioned on a private quay at Cape Town's ever-popular V&A Waterfront, the Cape Grace has pride of place in one of the city's most coveted locations. World-class luxury, faultless service and a spectacular waterside setting have helped make the Cape Grace one of "The Leading Hotels of the World", and it continues to receive awards and accolades including "Best Hotel in Africa and the Middle East" (USA Travel & Leisure, 2011) and a place on the prestigious "Conde Nast Traveller Gold List" (2011).
Few large hotels maintain a sense of intimacy as successfully as the Cape Grace. In-room details such as fresh flowers and a well-stocked reading area help create a welcoming atmosphere, but it's the staff that keeps guests returning time and again. The Cape Grace places a great deal of emphasis on staff development and training, and this clearly shines through in the professional conduct and genuine warmth of everyone at the hotel from the concierges who greet people by name to the waiters who remember their guests' food preferences.
Besides superlative service, a stay at the Cape Grace also comes with a guaranteed view: set against the dramatic backdrop of Table Mountain, each of the 120 rooms has French doors opening onto either the scenic Waterfront harbour or a private marina complete with bobbing yachts.
It's a short, safe walk to the Waterfront's many shops, cafes and restaurants but the Cape Grace also offers complimentary chauffeur-driven transfers to Cape Town's other top attractions that lie within a 20km radius of the hotel. For top dining however we'd recommend staying in at the hotel's signature restaurant Signal which serves delicious Cape-inspired cuisine, while the Bascule Bar stocks an impressive selection of over 400 whiskies from around the world along with the finest Cape wines.
All in all, the Cape Grace prides itself in meeting guests' needs in a unique and personalised way and is a top choice for visitors to Cape Town, not only as a romantic getaway but also for business travellers as well as families.
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