Dock House Boutique Hotel

Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Exclusive, six room boutique hotel with a private entrance to the bustling Waterfront
  • Fascinating history and heritage, dating back to the 1800s
  • Large suites are spacious and stylish, imbued with Victorian elegance
  • Fabulous views of the harbour and Table Mountain from the landscaped gardens and pool

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Cape Town is a year-round destination. The summers are generally warm and dry, while winters tend to be wet and cool, the rains brought on by fierce north westerly gales. Neither season experiences extremes of temperature, thanks to prevailing winds. Summer (Nov-Mar) is the hottest with temperatures 20-40°C. Mid season (Apr, May, Sep, Oct) temps between 10-30°C. Winter (from June- Aug) is the low season with temps 0-25°C.

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Once the private residence of Cape Town’s harbour master, the elegant 19th century Dock House Boutique Hotel is a refined retreat just a stone’s throw from the lively Waterfront district of the city.

Set at the heart of Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Dock Bay House Boutique Hotel is a graceful and sophisticated sanctuary, housed within a restored 19th century private residence. The charming exterior and landscaped lawns are tucked away from the vibrant Waterfront, offering peace and solitude in the most exclusive of locations.

Behind the elegant Victorian façade, Dock House has been sensitively restored and reimagined for the 21st century. Opulent interiors, with crystal chandeliers and rich fabrics, reference the hotel’s 19th century roots, whilst the muted tones and neutral colour palate create a sense of luxury and exclusivity.

The hotel’s five luxurious rooms are spacious and refined, with high ceilings, large windows and luxurious en-suite bathrooms. With a nod to the building’s Victorian heritage, décor is classic and elegant, creating peaceful and luxurious spaces equipped with every conceivable modern convenience. The rooms on the first floor open out to private balconies with views over the Waterfront and harbour, whilst the ground floor rooms offer shaded verandas and easy access to the manicured grounds. Dock House’s only Suite is also located on the ground floor, with its own private courtyard garden and a spacious, glamorous interior.

The communal areas of the hotel are tranquil and stylish, with cosy corners designed for relaxation and the intimate dining room where a fresh breakfast is served each morning. Amongst the manicured gardens you’ll discover private dining areas and a myriad of sun loungers laid out by the swimming pool, with views of the Waterfront and of the iconic Table Mountain. Due to the hotel’s historic nature and boutique size, onsite dining options are limited, however Dock House’s two sister properties, the Queen Victoria Hotel and the Victoria & Alfred Hotel, are only a few moments’ walk away and house some wonderful dining establishments, allowing you to charge your meals back to your room. The Sanctuary Spa offers an array of pampering treatments whilst the fitness centre is fully equipped for the gym enthusiast.

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  • Cable car trip to the peak of Table Mountain

    Table Mountain, at 1086 metres above sea level, forms the impressive backdrop to Cape Town. An impressive natural landmark with a 3km flat plateau at the summit, a cable car trip to the top is the best way to experience its breathtaking views.

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    • Experience a different side to safari in the lesser visited KwaZulu Natal
    • Enjoy a range of outdoor activities in the Winelands, as well as some award-winning wine tasting excursions

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Cape Town, South Africa

Occupying one of Cape Town’s finest locations, Dock House Boutique Hotel is located on the edge of Portswood Ridge, overlooking the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. With a private gate out to the bustling restaurants and bars, you are right in the heart of this vibrant area of the city. Cape Town International Airport is approximately 40 minutes away by car.

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