Exhibiting filigree architecture and a sprawling verandah that leads onto a manicured lawn, the Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa exudes old-world grandeur – no doubt thanks to its history as the former residence of the V&A Waterfront’s harbour master. Now, the hotel invites guests to enjoy its sublime location, direct access to the Waterfront and seamless transfers into Cape Town’s City Bowl and surrounds.
Cape Town is a city of startling contrasts. The Atlantic Ocean and looming formations of Lion’s Head and Table Mountain are juxtaposed against the CBD and City Bowl. Even there, modern high-rises stand adjacent to 19th-century churches and the verdant expanse that is the Company’s Garden.
The hotel’s five Rooms and one Suite either look onto the ocean or have views of Table Mountain. Each comes complete with a designer bathroom, open bar, plasma-screen TV, high-speed internet connection and understated Victorian elegance combined with decidedly modern accents. Other on-site conveniences include a luxurious spa, morning room, library, swimming pool, al fresco dining area, bar, valet and concierge services and a world-class gym.