Cape Town

The Commodore Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Central location with panoramic views of Table Mountain, Robben Island & the Atlantic Ocean
  • It's a 4-minute walk to restaurants & shops at the V&A Waterfront 
  • Rooms & suites have free Wi-Fi & include a hot buffet breakfast; some have balconies
  • The hotel's dining options include a restaurant with an outdoor terrace, a bar/lounge & a poolside bar
  • Facilities include a gym & fitness room, a full-service spa & an outdoor pool

Map & Directions

From Cape Town International Airport, the hotel offers a shuttle service for a surcharge, which can be booked in advance. You can also take a taxi for around ZAR320-380, which will take about 20 minutes. The MyCiti bus from the airport to the aquarium costs ZAR54.90-81.20, depending on travel times and ticket types. The airport shuttle costs ZAR70, takes 30 minutes, and departs every half-hour for the Civic Centre, from where it is a further 29-minute walk to the hotel or a 19-minute journey to the V&A Waterfront via the T01 MyCiti bus. The hotel is a 4-minute walk from the bus stop.
If you are driving, take the Airport Approach Road to Settlers Way/N2 in Kanana and follow the N2 (which becomes Nelson Mandela Boulevard) to Hertzog Boulevard in Foreshore. Take the Oswald Pirow Street exit and then Walter Sisulu Avenue and Rock Road to Portswood Road in Green Point. The hotel is at 37 Portswood Road.

Rooms & Rates

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Cape Town's spectacular scenery, lively melting pot of cultures, fantastic restaurants, affordable shopping, and wealth of tourist attractions and leisure activities make it undeniably, in Charles Dickens's words, "a great inn, on the great highway to the east". With a central location adjacent to the V&A Waterfront and the Two Oceans Aquarium, and views overlooking Table Mountain, the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island, the 4-star Commodore Hotel is an ideal choice for exploring South Africa's most southerly and exciting city.

The Commodore is a traditional, nautical-themed, six-storey hotel on Portswood Road, about a 4-minute walk from shops, restaurants and attractions at the V&A Waterfront. The Two Oceans Aquarium is an 8-minute walk from the hotel and the South Africa Maritime Museum is five minutes away on foot. Cape Town's iconic centrepiece, the spectacular flat-topped Table Mountain, is an 11-minute drive from the hotel, and easily reached by the red Hop-On, Hop-Off sightseeing bus (costs ZAR180 for a day ticket), which takes in most of the city's attractions and stops at the aquarium. You can also take the ferry from the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V&A Waterfront to Robben Island, where Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years, for ZAR300.

The hotel's on-site Clipper Restaurant has a terrace with views over the harbour and serves international cuisine; it is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cocktails and soft drinks are available 24/7 in the Admiralty bar/lounge, and there is also a poolside bar. Additional facilities at the hotel include a full-service spa offering massages and other treatments (which can also be taken in the guest rooms), a sauna, an outdoor swimming pool, a well-equipped 24-hour gym and fitness centre, a café, a business centre with a secretarial service and two meeting rooms. An airport shuttle service and valet parking are available on request, for a surcharge.

Each of the classic, climate-controlled rooms and suites includes free Wi-Fi, a 35-inch plasma TV, coffee-/tea-making equipment, a safe, a mini bar, free bottled water, and a complimentary hot and cold buffet breakfast. Some rooms have balconies with views overlooking Table Mountain, the city or the Atlantic Ocean. Larger rooms and suites have additional living-room areas. A 24-hour room service is available.



  • Bar
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10am.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 10am

National Rating
Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

Know Before You Go

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.
  • Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: ZAR 220 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 1 percent tourism fee will be charged

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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