Dock House Cape Town micro-boutique big of lux details

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  • Dock House

  • Portswood Ridge Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Cape Town 8001 South Africa (27) 21 421 9334
reviewed by
Michael Martin Editorial Review Author
  • Who's Going:

    Boutique Lovers, Business Elite, Couple Weekenders

  • Reason to Stay:

    Central Location, Small Hotel, Historic Building

  • Hotel Type:

    Boutique Hotel

  • Preferred Room:
    Upper Level Room
  • Special Features:
    Historic Location, City Center, Design Hotel
  • Amenities:
    Pool, Breakfast Room, Bar, Spa
  • What was once the Harbor Master's private residence in the late 1800's, Dock House Hotel sits on a private bluff above the V&A Waterfront offering a stylish, affordable design hotel walking distance to much of the city's seaside attraction. "Understated grace meets contemporary-classical glamour," the lobby features a modern design palette accented in a grand architectural design that overlooks lush, petite gardens and swimming pool with bar area. Limited in space, a small kitchen offers daily breakfast served in the morning room or by the pool; by night a limited dinner menu is available through room service only. Given the large-scale resorts that define most of the V&A Waterfront, this meticulous design hotel offers big service and style despite its small size.  

  • The Room:

    With just five rooms in the Dock House, four of the guest suites are located on the upper level of the property offering a contemporary, sophisticated palette of Louis sofas, crystal chandeliers that double as bedside lamps and minimalist tufted-headboards that spin a more modern feel to the space. Upper level rooms feature a wall of French doors that open to a step-out balcony overlooking the harbor and grassy lawn next to the pool. Bathrooms are generously sized with teak floors, fluffy white linens and step-up platforms where freestanding tubs are elevated from the remaining room. The ground floor offers the best room in the house, a singular suite with period fireplace and private garden where glimpses of Cape Town’s colonial past are recaptured in the details.

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