Queen Victoria Hotel & Manor House and Dock House Boutique Hotel: A serene escape in the heart of the city
Everyone needs a getaway now and then, but can’t always afford to be entirely cut off from the demands of everyday life. What if you could be both on and off the grid simultaneously?
A sweet spot of just that can be found in the heart of Cape Town, in a quiet, historic precinct near the V&A Waterfront. Yes, the most visited tourist attraction in South Africa. The Queen Victoria Hotel & Manor House and Dock House Boutique Hotel are located, quite literally, across the road from the renowned landmark and offer an ideal balance between convenience and complete privacy.
Relax in the fire-lit bar and lounge area of Queen Victoria Hotel for a cocktail and take in an intimate performance by Ezra Lingeveldt on the resident Baby Grand piano when you don’t feel like facing the tumultuous nighttime crowds of Cape Town. Adding to the already luxurious atmosphere, the lounge and neighbouring in-house restaurant, Dash, have recently undergone a soft refurb featuring bespoke finishes from various designers’
If an outing is what you are after, however, the numerous restaurants and cafes of the Waterfront and surrounds are a mere 2-3-minute walk, or short Uber ride from the hotel. So short you might find yourself wondering whether the request warranted your and the driver’s effort at all. Attractions such as the Watershed, The Alfred Mall and Pierhead, The Clock Tower, and Breakwater Point can be visited in no time at all.
For that manicure or facial you’ve been meaning to go for, simply take another, even shorter stroll down to Sanctuary Spa. The spa is located in the same square as the hotels and although open to the public, still very much feels like a private escape from the buzz of the ever-crowded commercial spas and salons. Sanctuary Spa boasts a tylarium – a combination of a sauna and a steam room for re-balancing your body’s metabolism at an optimal temperature.
Once rejuvenated, the city of Cape Town is on the doorstep of the hotels and is yours for exploring. A mere 3 kilometers from the Waterfront area, the city is host to all the action and attractions one expects from a world-class destination.
For a more serene way to spend the day, relax in the beautifully manicured gardens of Dock House Boutique Hotel, surrounded still by views of Table Mountain and the famous Big Wheel.
And for the ultimate feeling of being transported to another time and place, have your breakfast in the utterly charming Dock House breakfast room – a kin to a 19th century cottage or manor, with the same exceptional luxury and warmth.
Nestled in a charming nook of the Waterfront, there is a world of luxury and convenience to be discovered at the Queen Victoria Hotel & Manor House and Dock House Boutique Hotel.
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