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The Commodore Hotel

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- Well presented stylish hotel
- Great attention to detail
- Centrally located
- Good on-site facilities

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Set in Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront district is the Commodore Hotel. This elegant, sophisticated hotel is well located for those looking to visit the city. Not only are there plenty of local attractions and amenities within walking distance, many of the city’s other top sights are within easy reach. The hotel offers views not only of the harbour area, but also of the iconic Table Mountain, a flat-topped mountain that’s the city’s main landmark, and the nearby Robben Island, which once functioned as a prison island; in fact, three of the island’s former inmates went on to become presidents of South Africa. The purpose of the Commodore Hotel is to offer visitors a convenient and well appointed base from which they can explore the city at their own leisure.

When making a booking here, there are around half a dozen room categories to choose from. These range from the Basic Twin to the Imperial King Suite. All of the rooms here are well presented and have a stylish dark blue and white colour scheme. They come with all the modern conveniences guests need for a comfortable stay, such as high-quality bedding and linen, tea and coffee making facilities, a TV with cable channels and a minibar. Bathrooms are en-suite and come with either a walk-in shower or a bathtub/shower combination. There’s also a sizeable private balcony that offers stunning views of the area. Each of the rooms here is soundproofed and has its own air conditioning system.

The Clipper Restaurant is the hotel’s main dining venue. Three meals a day are served at this restaurant, which has a nautical theme to it and is quite upmarket in its appearance. Special diets can be accommodate and packed lunches can be arranged with reasonable notice. Sundowners are served in the hotel’s courtyard area, which has neatly presented gardens and even a koi pond. Drinks are also served at the spacious Admiralty Bar, while the Lounge offers lighter meals and snacks. There’s an outdoor swimming pool complete with plenty of sun loungers and a pool bar serving drinks and light snacks. Other on-site facilities for guests to make use of include the well equipped gym and the spa, which offers a range of treatments and pampering sessions.

There’s also a transfer and activity desk, where representatives from the company Kwathlano Tours can arrange tours and day trips. Some of the many attractions that can be visited include Table Mountain, the South African Museum, Green Market Square and the Castle of Good Hope, among many others. Cape Town Stadium is within walking distance, as are a rocky beach, an aquarium and a metro station that provides convenient transport links to many places throughout the city. Children are welcome here and there's a babysitting service available.

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  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

  • We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!

    The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).

    A few points:
    Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.

    Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
    They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.

    Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!

    The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!

    MissingKatrina P reviewing Value KZN Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019

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