Table Bay Hotel
Victoria & Alfred
Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa
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TABLE BAY HOTEL
- AT THE WATERFRONT, CAPE TOWN
Cape Town. The very word conhures
up an aura of natural beauty, soaring mountains, white beaches and
incandescent oceans. Experience the city's rich history, its famous
sites and its colorful mélange of African culture and international
sophistication at the world-class Table Bay Hotel.
Table Bay Hotel, located on Cape Town's Victoria & Alfred
Waterfront, straddles the antique breakwater and is an architectural
masterpiece, capturing the essence of the enchanting Cape, the Victorian
elegance of yesterday, combined with the contemporary design of today.
It is in perfect harmony with the backdrop of Table Mountain, the
historic working harbour and the yacht bay.
Occupying a prime position on the historical
waters of Cape Town's waterfront, The Table Bay combines a subtle blend
of understated nautically styled elegance with luxurious relaxation
providing the ideal setting for holiday pleasure. From lazing around
the pool and relaxing in the private spa, to fine dining and sundowner
harbor cruises, to helicopter trips to Cape Point and luxury yacht
trips, every experience is punctuated by intense sunsets, turquoise
ocean and dramatic vistas.
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The Table Bay Hotel is a five-star, 329-room hotel and it uniquely
responds to its magnificent surroundings. It has a maritime flavour
that extends to each room and suite, which has sea or mountain views
and is a luxurious port of call.
Each of the designer-decorated rooms
and suites offers magnificent views across the bay to Robben Island
or the majestic Table Mountain. Their plush décor, elegant
finishes and in-room facilities provide luxurious comfort while
being complemented with all the practical amenities necessary for
the business person - including private telephone lines with fax
machine and Internet connection.
Features & Amenities
Walk in cupboards
Armoires & writing desks
television with remote control
bathroom with separate shower and bath with separate hand-shower
units with hairdryers
line - fax and modem
centre - phone, fax, e-mail, copy, print and store messages on
a private number
Table Mountain Presidential
Table Mountain Suite is palatial, from its carved open-truss pitched
ceiling to the custom-made rugs, marble vanities and wooden
Main bedroom has a four-poster bed; Dressing Area.
of a Spa Bath, twin vanities, large walk in shower, scenic views.
can accommodate a party of eight; Fully equipped
Lion's Head Presidential
Suite: Individually styled with lavish
furnishings and fabrics. The balcony provides a 180-degree view.
The suite is appropriatly named the
Lion's Head suite with the mountain as a dramatic backdrop.
Size Bed; Dressing Area.
of a Spa Bath, twin vanities, large walk in shower, scenic views.
Entrance hall; Lounge Area.
Dining Area; Fully equipped
Signal Hill Superior Suite: Specially designed and decorated with a quaint Victorian essence.
King Size Bed;
Bath & Separate Shower.
Entrance hall; Lounge Area; Dining Area.
Executive Suites: There are 2 Executive Suites with superb views and custom made designer
Bathroom with twin marble topped
vanities & large
separate walk in shower
Entrance hall; Lounge area: Dining area; King size bed.
Standard Suites: There are 13 standard suites and all the suites have superb views
Bathroom with marble topped vanity and
large walk in shower.
Living Room area with sleeper couch.
Luxury Rooms: There are 68 Luxury Rooms
Bathroom with marble topped vanity and
large walk in shower.
Standard Rooms: There
are 239 Standard rooms and all rooms have superb views of either
or Robben Island.
Bathroom with marble topped vanity and large walk in shower.
Paraplegic Rooms: There are 4 Paraplegic rooms situated on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th
floors. The rooms have superb views of Robben Island and are equipped
Separate Bath and shower with specially
designed hand rail facilities.
The Table Bay offers a tranquil retreat away from the
hectic pulse of the surrounding Waterfront and Cape Town's many hedonistic
pleasures. The sporting facilities provided are purely for enjoyment
and relaxation purposes. More strenuous and diverting sporting facilities
are located outside of the hotel. The Concierge will accommodate all
The interior of the hotel presents
a kaleidoscope of impressions, from the European marble mosaic
of the entrance court to the intricate parquet floor of the foyer
framed by the full-scale drama of Table Mountain, with the activity
of the harbour in the foreground. Below the foyer to the south,
is the grand lounge with its cathedral ceiling and twin fireplaces.
A nearby dock,
capable of accommodating an ocean liner, is at the threshold
of the restaurant. The restaurant, has a private dining bay and
Wine Cellar, and panoramic views of the mountain range and harbour.
The Table Bay hotel is a premier
conference centre and unequalled as an incentive destination for
Its status as a Leading Hotel of the World and its position at the
hub of South Africa's vibrant tourist and retail mall, the Victoria & Alfred
Waterfront, perfectly positions the Table Bay Hotel as an event venue
for international corporations. Catering for the business traveller
the hotel offers conference facilities for groups of up to 300.
Pool Area: The salt-water pool is
heated to a constant temperature of 22 degrees and is surrounded
by a mahogany pool deck with chaises longues.
Guests can also relax in the Jacuzzi or have a professional poolside
massage. Drinks and light meals may be served from the pool bar.
Gymnasium: Floor to ceiling glass
encloses the boutique gym, which offers both cardio-vascular equipment
and weights. For individual fitness programmes,
professional trainers, dieticians and corporate lifestyle consultants
Health Spa: Camelot
Spa at Table Bay Health Club and Spa is a unique and luxurious
facility at the hotel. The
Health Spa has a spectacular view of Robben Island and is equipped
and offers a range of fragrant aromatherapy
massages and holistic treatments to stimulate muscle therapy and
relax stressed guests. There are 5 treatment rooms and two specialised
rooms for the Vichy Shower and Aromatherapy tub.
latest technology and a focused range of treatments and disciplines
from all over the world are represented in the massage techniques
- from Swedish connective tissue treatment to the employment
of Ayurvedic techniques from the ancient Indian form of healing.
Holistic Spa massages and treatments include:
Kahuna Massage, from Hawaii
Hot Stone Massage
utilising crystal healing
Reiki and reflexology
and treatment anti-stress day package
and distress Spa plan
Soft light lazer
Relax on the chaise lounges at the
pool deck and enjoy refreshments from the pool restaurant or even
an outside pool spa treatment. A boutique gym is available, with
personal trainers, upon prior request.
Weddings & Honeymoons
The Table Bay Hotel is the perfect rendezvous for couples. The
need for fantasy does not exist as the hotel responds to its
majestic surroundings. The maritime flavour has a wistful dreaminess
that inspires romance.
Pavilion: The Victorian-style
Pavilion is the ideal venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
The Pavilion is positioned on a piazza just
outside the Table Bay's imposing Ballroom, and shelters behind
the historic breakwater wall of the Cape Town harbour. The 195 metre square Pavilion can accommodate up to 120 people
at a cocktail function and 72 seated at individual tables for
Ballroom: The spectacularly beautiful
Ballroom is another ideal setting for a wedding reception.
With its crystal chandeliers and beautiful
décor, the Ballroom is extraordinary and does not require
added artifice. The room may be divided into two separate private
areas, each 150 square meters. Undivided, the Ballroom will
seat 200 for dinner.
The Atlantic Restaurant: Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Decorated in a Cape Winelands theme with large murals and thick-pile
carpets, this refined restaurant overlooks Table Mountain and the
harbour and is supplemented by an al fresco terrace serving light
meals and drinks.
The Atlantic Restaurant serves buffet
style breakfast, ala carte lunch and dinner specialising in South
and Asian cuisine. The selection
changes frequently. Incorporated in the restaurant
is the private, ten-seater Captains Table, overlooking the V&A
harbour and is available for private use by holiday parties or
The Conservatory: Open for Breakfast
Intimate style and refreshing food, wine and ambience to saturate
the senses. The Conservatory offers relaxed fire dining with chic
cuisine. Combinations of food and wine of varied portion sizes.
The Lounge: The
lounge with its roaring log fires in winter is an ideal escape
and serves tea, coffee, light snacks and drinks. A speciality of
the lounge is High Tea, served daily.
Cape Town offers leisure activities to suit everyone. Those in search
of adventure can go paragliding out into the blue from Lion's Head,
or abseiling off Table Mountain or swimming with sharks from within
the safety of a cage in False Bay. For the more relaxed enthusiast
there is rollerblading, mountain biking, and horse riding.
the abundance of the Cape's fauna and flora - there are many
walks and hikes to choose from: Table Mountain, Lion's Head,
or Tygerberg Nature Reserves, Tokai and Newlands Forests, Koeberg
Nature Reserve, the Cape of Good Hope and Helderberg Nature Reserves,
and the Constantia Green Belt.
The incredible stretches of coast line offer revelers the chance
to soak up the sun. On the Atlantic side, there is the palm-fringed
Camps Bay and the secluded Clifton Beach, however, for warmer waters,
Muizenberg and Gordon's Bay offer great alternatives.
There are numerous participative or spectator water sports. Table
Bay is a frequent stop-over on numerous round-the-world yacht races,
and during summer the local yachting fraternity enjoy round-the-buoys
racing. The Cape is also noted for its excellent surfing and wind
surfing spots, while snorkeling and diving, sea kayaking, inflatable
boating and jet skiing offer the chance to explore another dimension
of the Cape Peninsula.
Horse racing's highlight is
the annual J&B Metropolitan
at Kenilworth racecourse, the richest purse in the Cape. It's a
event and a toast to the summer.
Avid golfers can enjoy the region's superb courses. Choose a tree-lined
suburban course such as Rondebosch, a links-style course such as
Milnerton, or a challenging championship course like Erinvale in
Victoria & Alfred
Shopping Centre is right outside the hotel's upper entrance with
link via the escalators
to the main foyer of the shopping centre. The centre offers
240 shops. Additionally, there is a wide
variety of markets and malls threaded throughout the city and its
suburbs. Shopping in Cape Town will impress
even the most discerning visitor as will the favorable exchange
rate, which makes shopping even more attractive.
The Table Bay Hotel is part of Cape Town's hugely successful Victoria & Alfred
Waterfront, with its myriad mix of international designer shops,
museums, boat trips (inc. the Penny Ferry), helicopter flips, pubs,
a brewery, restaurants, cinemas (and an Imax cinema) hotels, the
Two Oceans Aquarium, an amphitheatre, craft markets, live music and
a variety of entertainment.
Attractions in the Waterfront include:
BMW Pavilion Imax Cinema, Robben Island Museum Tours, SA Maritime
Museum, Scratch Patch, Telkom
Exploratorium, Two Oceans Aquarium, Waterfront Craft Market.
Boat trips to Seal Island
and fishing trips: Across the bay is Seal Island, home of hundreds of seals
and birds and one of the few breeding grounds for the Great White
Travellers can visit the island with one of the many deep-sea fishing
fleet operating from Kalk Bay.
Grand West Casino and Entertainment
World: This superior family entertainment complex celebrates the
Cape's architectural heritage. From the impressive old Post Office
and the Grand Hotel to the streets of District Six, GrandWest Casino
and Entertainment World is both a step back in time, and a leap
into the future with smart-card gaming.
The casino floor has 54 tables, which include American Roulette,
Blackjack, Midi Punto Banco, Progressive Diamond Rush Blackjack and
Raise 'em Poker. Surrounding the gaming tables are 1655 Slots Machines
with various types of slot games such as Standard Slot reel, Video
Slots, Poker, Roulette, Derby Horse Racing and including the wide
area progressive jackpots like the Dream Machine, Millennium Mania,
Poker Magic, Super Slam and the African Express.
Green Market Square: Browse amidst
the cobbled streets lined with arts and crafts. Conveniently situated
on Green Market Square in the heart of the City, visitors
can experience lively street entertainment while browsing through
a variety of hand-crafted items ranging from beaded jewellery,
candles and clothing to antiques and collectables.
Gardens & Craft
Market: The Kirstenbosch Craft Market takes place in an idyllic
setting close to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. The atmosphere
and there are a variety of high quality crafts on offer as well
as popular pony rides for children. The market operates on the
last Sunday of the month from September to May and on the 2nd and
3rd Sundays in December, weather permitting.
Mariner's Wharf: South Africa's first
harbour front emporium. Mariner's Wharf seafood is legendary and
besides lobsters aplenty there is warm smoked
Snoek done the old-fashioned way, and an incredible fish market
dramatically built around the hull of the Kingfisher, a 1940's
trawler from the Cape Coast fleet.
Ratanga Junction Theme Park: The
Ratanga Junction Theme Park, situated within the Century City development.
offers more than 30 theme park attractions ranging
from rollercoaster rides, family rides, interactive play area,
daily stunt shows and a host of restaurants and pubs. Laser shows,
concerts, street dancing and special parties are on the drawing
board for night time entertainment.
Robben Island: Robben Island is one
of the most significant historical sites in South Africa which
achieved notoriety for having goaled former
President Nelson Mandela. On offer is a three-hour guided tour
of the prison as well as walking and cycling tours. Departures
are from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
Table Mountain: A world heritage
site, the summit of Cape Town's world-famous landmark is 1086 m
sea level. Visitors can reach the top by revolving
cable car or the mountain offers numerous walking trails. There
is a restaurant and souvenir shop on the summit.
Wine Route: The Cape's world-famous
wine estates are waiting to be discovered throughout the nearby
Whale Watching: Each year Southern
Right whales migrate into the coastal waters of the Cape Metropolitan
Area to calve and nurse their young. The
animals, mere metres from the shore, provide unsurpassed whale
watching opportunities between June and November. Humpbacks migrate
through the region between May and December each year, while Bryde's
whales are found slightly further offshore all year round.
Conde Nast Traveller: Conde
Nast Traveller voted the Table Bay Hotel 13th among the world's top
and second in Africa and the Middle East in 2002.
The Conde Nast Traveller awards have
been accorded every year since 1988 and votes are garnered from
a randomly selected sample of subscribers
to the magazine. The eight part survey received 26,687 responses.
The readers are asked to evaluate a broad range of categories that
include cities, islands, cruise lines and hotels.
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