You know when you dream of visiting a country? There’s that one landmark that you just can’t wait to see…it’s what makes it all feel real. For me that was the Opera House in Sydney, The Statue of Liberty in New York, The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. And Table Mountain in Cape Town. I dreamt of seeing that beautiful flat top mountain with my own eyes and finally I did…
Yes, it meant lots of poses and a ton of pictures!
The Table Bay Hotel had invited me to come and stay, check out their beautiful view and surroundings and try out their gorgeous restaurant.
When you walk into The Table Bay Hotel you’re immediate struck by the grandeur and old-fashioned elegance of the foyer.
Traditional furnishings, wooden floors and fresh flowers made for a very grand lobby. And just beyond a spacious lounge…
And cake! Actually the Table Bay Hotel serve High Tea and magnificent cake seven days a week.
There’s also a very comfortable bar…
And outdoor terrace….
So as you can see there were just loads of places to drink wine.
Including a roof top pool with a bar.
And just outside we could see ‘the whole world’…
Actually The World is a private residential yacht or cruise ship where some people live full time. Those that live on The World actually wake up to a new country all the time. I’m not quite sure what I think of the concept but love it or hate it’s certainly an interesting one. What do you think?
All the shops, restaurants and fun are very easily accessible from the hotel and you can literally just stroll out directly to the V & A Waterfront.
Here’s a fun fact: The V & A Waterfront is actually the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront named after the visit of the Great British Queen and her son rather than her husband.
From inside the hotel, you can walk right into the shopping centre…a highly useful amenity…
The Table Bay Hotel kindly provided us with a comfortable bedroom with a view of the sea and a marble bathroom with more Molten Brown products! Rooms on the other side of the hotel have a panoramic view of Table Mountain and the V & A Waterfront.
Breakfast was served in the Atlantic restaurant which has a fantastic view of the mountain…
Which meant you could ignore the rather retro carpets and just gaze out of the window! The buffet contained everything that you could possibly imagine from loads of fresh fruit and yogurt, sushi and salmon and all different forms of cooked breakfast.
And it looked pretty too! Aside from the incredible view our other highlight of staying at the Table Bay Hotel was the delicious dinner that we were invited to try at their restaurant, Camissa, it’ll be on the blog later this week!
The Table Bay Hotel
6, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
Cape Town, 8001
My one night stay at The Table Bay Hotel was complimentary