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Table Bay Hotel

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

Table Bay Hotel, located on the Victoria & Alfred waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa
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The Table Bay Hotel on the waterfront in Cape Town, South AfricaCape 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.

The 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.

Standard Room Features & Amenities
• Walk in cupboards
• Armoires & writing desks
• Butler Station
• Honour Bar
Computerized Safe
Color satellite television with remote control
En-suite bathroom with separate shower and bath with separate hand-shower facility
Marble vanity units with hairdryers
Direct Private line - fax and modem
Air-conditioning units
24-hour In-Room Dining
Biz-Comm centre - phone, fax, e-mail, copy, print and store messages on a private number

Table Mountain Presidential Suite: The Table Mountain Suite is palatial, from its carved open-truss pitched ceiling to the custom-made rugs, marble vanities and wooden floors.
• Main bedroom has a four-poster bed; Dressing Area.
• Bathroom consisting of a Spa Bath, twin vanities, large walk in shower, scenic views.
• Dining Area can accommodate a party of eight; Fully equipped kitchen.

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.
• King Size Bed; Dressing Area.
• Bathroom consisting of a Spa Bath, twin vanities, large walk in shower, scenic views.
• Entrance hall; Lounge Area.
• Dining Area; Fully equipped kitchen.

Signal Hill Superior Suite: Specially designed and decorated with a quaint Victorian essence. Scenic views.
• King Size Bed; Dressing Area.
• Bath & Separate Shower.
• Entrance hall; Lounge Area; Dining Area.

Executive Suites: There are 2 Executive Suites with superb views and custom made designer furnishings.
• 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 Table Mountain 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 for wheelchairs.
• Separate Bath and shower with specially designed hand rail facilities.
• Twin Beds.

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 requests.

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 global achievers. 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 are available.

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 with steam and therapy rooms 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.

The Spa offers the 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
• Chakra balancing
• Decleor Spa Thai Massage
• Aromatherapy massage
• Reiki and reflexology
• Fragrant Bali spa treatments
• Spa Seaweed Body Wraps
• Gents grooming and treatment anti-stress day package
• 3-day detoxifying and distress Spa plan
5-day re-energizing Spa plan
Soft light lazer
Facial peel
Hair removal
And various Spa packages

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 personalised service.

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 African 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 corporate groups.

The Conservatory: Open for Breakfast and Dinner
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.

Explore the abundance of the Cape's fauna and flora - there are many walks and hikes to choose from: Table Mountain, Lion's Head, Silvermine 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 notable social 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 Somerset West.

Shopping: The Victoria & Alfred Shopping Centre is right outside the hotel's upper entrance with a direct 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.

Nearby Attractions
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 Shark. 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 building 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.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens & Craft Market: The Kirstenbosch Craft Market takes place in an idyllic setting close to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. The atmosphere is leisurely 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 above 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 Winelands.

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 hotels 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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