The Cape Town Ritz Hotel

Cnr Camberwell Rd Main Rd, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001  show map
 3 stars
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The Cape Town Ritz Hotel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Conference room

Overview

The welcoming The Cape Town Ritz Hotel is a decent example of a 3-star hotel in Cape Town. Since 1970 the hotel has been hosting guests in a 21-story contemporary building.

Set in City Bowl district of Cape Town, around 30 minutes' walk from N1 City, Table Mountain and Long Street. The venue is set within 4 km from Cape Town city center.

Quick access to bars, cafés and restaurants is provided.

The hotel enjoys a central location within 25 minutes' drive from Cape Town International airport.

Rooms

There are 216 modern rooms appointed with central heating, a personal safe, a seating area, TV with satellite channels and large windows. Many rooms come with a breathtaking view over the hills. A bathtub, a hairdryer and bath sheets can be found in all bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Every morning at the dining area guests may enjoy full English breakfast. A fine selection of international dishes is served at the rooftop restaurant.

Services

Guests can use bicycle and car rental services on site.

Relax

The beach facilities include showers, outdoor chaise lounges and umbrellas.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of floors:   21.  Number of rooms:   222.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Gay friendly
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Executive/Club floor
  • Lobby
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Outdoor dining area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Projector

Children's facilities

  • Paid babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Spa center
  • Sauna
  • Sun terrace

Room view

  • City view
  • Mountain view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Chaise lounges
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Kitchen facilities

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel The Cape Town Ritz Hotel Cape Town location
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Hotel Address:

Cnr Camberwell Rd Main Rd, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001

Get directions
City Center
  • Cape Town
    2.0 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cape Town
    1.9 mi
  • Esplanade
    3.0 mi
Restaurants
  • Experanza
    500 ft
  • Duchess of Wisbeach (cuisine: Contemporary)
    1500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    21
  • Number of rooms:
    222

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Rooms and availability

Deluxe Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed
Size: 540 sq. feet
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    Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed
    Size: 540 sq. feet
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel The Cape Town Ritz Hotel Cape Town location
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      Hotel Address:

      Cnr Camberwell Rd Main Rd, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Cape Town
        2.0 mi
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Cape Town
        1.9 mi
      • Esplanade
        3.0 mi
      Restaurants
      • Experanza
        500 ft
      • Duchess of Wisbeach (cuisine: Contemporary)
        1500 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2009
      • Number of floors:
        21
      • Number of rooms:
        222

      Hotel Awards

      South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCape TownThe Cape Town Ritz Hotel

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Design Hotels in South Africa

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      The Cape Town Ritz Hotel Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • Grand Parade - 1.4 mi
      • Long Street - 1.6 mi
      • Cape Town Parliament - 1.7 mi
      • Lion's Head - 1.8 mi

      Popular areas

      • Green Point Common - 3700 ft
      • City Center - 1.9 mi

      Places of interest

      • Signal Hill - 3700 ft
      • Sea Point Pavillion & Swimming Pools - 4600 ft
      • Open Top Bus Tour - 1.2 mi
      • Queens Beach - 1.4 mi
      • Malay Quarter - 1.5 mi

      Convention centers

      • CTICC - 1.9 mi
      • Good Hope Centre - 2.3 mi

      Sport related

      • Cape Town Stadium - 5000 ft

      Shopping areas

      Museums

      • Iziko - Slave Lodge Museum - 1.5 mi
      • Boo-Kaap Museum - 1.6 mi
      • The South African Museum and planetarium - 1.7 mi
      • District Six Museum - 2.0 mi
      • Castle of Good Hope - 2.2 mi

      Parks

      • Company's Gardens - 1.7 mi
      • The Company Gardens - 1.9 mi

      Universities, Institutes

      • Cape University of Technology - 2.4 mi

      Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

      • Two Oceans Aquarium - 1.2 mi

      Local attractions

      • Iziko Bo Kaap Museum - 1.4 mi
        71 Wale St., Cape Town Central
      • Gold of Africa Museum - 1.5 mi
        96 Strand Street, Cape Town Central
      • Bloubergstrand Beach - 1.6 mi
        Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
      • Cape Town Diamond Museum - 1.5 mi
        1st Floor, The Clock Tower, Cape Town Central
      • Two Oceans Aquarium - 1.6 mi
        Alfred Basin, Dock Road, Cape Town Central

      Near the hotel

      • Signal Hill - 3700 ft
        Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
      • Cape Town Stadium (Green Point Stadium) - 3700 ft
        Vlei Road, Cape Town Central

      Restaurants nearby

      • Experanza - 500 ft

        Address: 257 Main Road

        88% likes this, based on 15 reviews

      • Chef's Table - 1400 ft

        Address: Mount Nelson Hotel
        Phone: +27(0)21 4831948

        57% likes this, based on 9 reviews

      • Courtyard Cafe - 1800 ft

        Address: 221 Beach Road

        Cuisine: International

      • Duchess of Wisbeach - 1500 ft

        Address: 3 Wisbeach Road
        Phone: 214341525

        60% likes this, based on 132 reviews
        Cuisine: Contemporary

      • Harveys at the Mansions - 1800 ft

        Address: 221 Beach Road
        Phone: 021 434 2351

        73% likes this, based on 102 reviews

      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2009
      • Number of floors:
        21
      • Number of rooms:
        222

      Hotel Awards

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      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Design Hotels in South Africa

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      The Cape Town Ritz Hotel Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Cape Town Ritz Hotel

      Average guest rating

      6.2out of 10
      Good
      Based on 231 reviews

      Individual guest reviews

      • Single
        5.8

        The staff was really helpfull and friendly and tried to accomodate you as much as possible. The veiws from the hotel is stunning as well as its location, ~ verry well located, specially if you not familliar with the surroundings.- Near everything you need. And i felt safe all the time, as i walked around alot, ~ as its a good way to get to know your surroundings.. The breakfast would also satisfy the most fuzzy guest, good and tasty!

        They couldnt book me in earlier as requested, and when i did return to the hotel at 16h00 to be booked in, the room they gave me was as the previous guests have left it, dirty, full of smoke, with beds unmade and litter all over the floor. Went to report it immediately, as i was tired and not impressed. Dorothy, the receptionist was extremely helpfull, and appologetic and relocated me to a room of my choice which i totally appreciated. The bathrooms seriously need upgrading though!! And the airconditioning did work either, it was very cold and windy for 2 days, which was frustrating as i dint feel like moving to another room again.They should up the general maintenence of the rooms, and make sure everything is in perfect working order!

      • Couple
        5.0

        The room is quite big.

        The bathroom is very small and without ventilation. When we arrived they put us in a floor with wet paint and a very bad smell. I asked for an upgrade to a suite and they didn't care. The good thing was we change for another floor. The photos od the rooms are better than the room itself. The breakfast has a lot of options but the scramble eggs were cold and the quality of the croissants is terrible.

      • Older travelers
        7.4

        the view from the room was amazing

        thought the hotel was starting to look quite old and could do with a total refurbishment

      • Older travelers
        9.2

        I enjoyed and wish to come back with my children.The food is divine pass my gratitude to the kitchen staff.

        Easily accessible from the airport. 10minutes to the v&a waterfront.Its centrally located.I Love the rotating top restuarant I felt like on top of the table mountain, beautiful views and the music entertainment Keep it up!.

      • Older travelers
        9.2

        Great value for the money. Nice, clean room was perfect as a home base while exploring Cape Town. The breakfast consisted of a very large buffet that did not become boring over nine days. Hotel staff was very nice, both the hop on-hop off bus stop and the municipal bus are short walks from the hotel, an Avis rent a car office is located next door, numerous restaurants are within a five minute walk, and you are two blocks from the ocean. Our room was on the 15th floor with a beautiful view of the ocean, new stadium and mountains. Plenty of hot water and great water pressure. The revolving restaurant at the hotel provided a first class meal with beautiful views of the city. The deluxe room was renovated with a comfortable bed.

      • Family with children
        7.4

        Friendly and helpful staff who went out of their way to help and make you feel welcome. Location of the hotel was a 20 minute walk to the city centre or the V&A waterfront. Great selection of food for breakfast every morning. Great revolving resturant on the 21st floor giving a panoramic view of Cape Town and the surrounding area as well as excellent food, a "must do" during your stay. Access to a quiet air conditioned members lounge to get time to catch up every day. Great pool area with good sun all day, always a good supply of clean towels. Happy hour in the bar every day at teatime was a regular stop.

        Hotel is dated and in need of refurbishment which seems to be ongoing, but is a good value 3 star hotel in a great location. Many of the fixtures and fitting such as sinks, baths, plugs are falling apart but maintenance staff are quick to respond to any problems. Expensive parking if you have a car, 50ZAR per day adds up quickly during the week and to be honest the car would probably be safe enough in the surrounding side streets.

      • Single
        5.0

        I would the hotel staff to help customers take luggage to their rooms

      • Single
        8.8

        For the small difference in price it is well worth upgrading to a superior room. The views are spectacular and you have access to the business lounge which is a wonderful facility with computer and printer and free tea, coffee and water. You have to pay R50 for internet access which is not unreasonable but I think it should be mentioned and normally it would be included in the room rate. The revolving restaurant is beautiful.

        Although Sky TV was on in reception and the Business Class Lounge, no satellite TV was available in the rooms which I think is poor in this day and age. The bathrooms need upgrading

      • Older travelers
        7.4

        Although we have booked a shuttle there was none to fetch us. It cause problems and we only arrived at the hotel close to midnight. That first impression was not so good. Even when I phoned them, they did not offer anything in return or promised to make up for it.

      • Family with children
        9.6

        Very pleasant stay, well run hotel

      • Family with children
        5.0

        I love the view and the breakfast was amazing. The destination is also perfect.

        I the Ritz hotel is not up to standard anymore the bedding had marks on and the coach in the room when we wanted to lie on it to watch tv was totally torn and disgusting. I expected much more. The service is okay but nobody really cares about you you have to ask for everything. A lot of people and foreigners is just sitting around in the lounge which totally does not give a good image. I am worried because we are 3 ladies that is booked there and with all the men hanging around there it looks like a drug infested place as I actually saw a lady and a guy doing a transaction that looked very illegal to me.

      • Couple
        7.8

        Good rates Great view and location Great service

        Poor maintenance Some residents smoked marijuana and nothing was done about it

      • Group of friends
        6.2

        the hotel staff is exceptionally friendly and courteous.

        very bad crowd at the hotel and i felt quiet unsafe on the property.

      • Couple
        5.8

        Completely stupid that the revolving restaurant which is completely empty at sunset from 5 to 7pm does not let people sit up there and have a drink. Instead you have to use the bar which has almost no view.

      • Older travelers
        7.4

        The special rate and the restaurant.

        The rooms are not airconditioned, wash basin was cracked, no Afrikaans on TV channels.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel The Cape Town Ritz Hotel Cape Town location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      Cnr Camberwell Rd Main Rd, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Cape Town
        2.0 mi
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Cape Town
        1.9 mi
      • Esplanade
        3.0 mi
      Restaurants
      • Experanza
        500 ft
      • Duchess of Wisbeach (cuisine: Contemporary)
        1500 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2009
      • Number of floors:
        21
      • Number of rooms:
        222

      Hotel Awards

      South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCape TownThe Cape Town Ritz Hotel

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Design Hotels in South Africa

      Use Badge