Short overview video about our room at Taj Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa.
Indian hospitality in Cape Town
Taj Hotel Cape Town is located in the centre of Cape Town, South Africa. Just opposite is the St. Georges Cathedral and the Companys Garden. Various attractions are within walking distance. However, in the evening it is recommended (hotel staff) to use either a taxi/Uber or the hotel transport service. However, we did not feel insecure during the day or at night. Of course, it is not advisable to walk at night with the most expensive clothes or with the golden Rolex on your wrist. That would be an invitation for bad girls/boys, which is also valid in other countries/cities…
There is an older part and a new building. We were accommodated in a club room in the old part of the building. Old sounds so negative because it wasn’t like that and the older part had a lot of style. On the second floor, where the club lounge and the club area were located, are also the club rooms. On the same floor there was also the fitness center and an indoor swimming pool. In the fitness room, there were various equipment (crosstrainer, treadmill) as well as equipment to steel his body. The indoor pool was about 20 meters long and had two lanes.
Right next to the lobby are the rooms for breakfast and a bar for the night owls. Also the restaurant Bombay, Indian specialities, was located on the same floor/ground floor.
We stayed in a Taj Club Room. Room No. 212. The shape of our room was like a hose. Relatively long, but big enough to accommodate us and two suitcases. The big king bed was very comfortable. There was a small office table to do his office work, but you can also relax in the comfortable seats. A well stocked mini-bar, a Nespresso coffee machine incl. capsules and some snacks were available in the room. But for club members it was rather superfluous, as from the beginning of breakfast until 19.00 o’clock in the evening there were always some small things, e.g. canapes, fruits etc. in the lounge.
The bathroom was beautifully furnished with the finest marble. A big bathtub invited to stay. Although there was a shortage of water in summer, we didn’t notice much except a few hints. Of course we took care and used as little water as possible. The other amenities: Shampoo (body/hair), body lotion, bath slippers, comfortable bathrobes and soft towels. All “must” criteria for a good 5-star hotel.
We had dinner at the Bombay Indian restaurant. It was very tasty, but with the menu it would help to give the “Indian-Food-beginners” an explanation card, so that one can also imagine which ingredients the dishes will contain :-). The service was unobtrusive and very attentive. Although we were registered as guests at the hotel, it is advisable to make a reservation because the restaurant seems to be very popular.
The breakfast buffet was very inviting and definitely worthy of 5 stars. Also other tastes (vegetarian/vegan) or allergy sufferers (lactose, gluten etc.) definitely got their taste. A special highlight is the children’s corner, where the little girls/boys could scoop their own flakes or other ingredients. Finally a hotel that also takes the little guests into consideration.
The in-house driving service was very pleasant. Against advance reservation one could communicate his desired route/time. If the chauffeur was available, one could profit “free of charge” from this extra service and drive a certain number of kilometres. At peak times even two hotel vehicles were on the road. A nice and pleasant plus that we liked to use.
The “very friendly and polite staff” completed the stay in Taj Cape Town. We have a positive impression of the Taj and would recommend it immediately.