An experience for life
Fondly known as the Mother City
Cape Town is a port on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the Imposing Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top, from which there are sweeping views of the city, the busy harbor, and boats heading for Robben Island, the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela, which is now a living museum.
Cape Town is fondly known as the Mother City – but Mother of all Cities might be a more correct description. From jaw-dropping spectacle to centuries-old building mingling with minimalist modern design, this scenic South Africa beauty surrounds it all. Its buzzing harbor and streets house nightlife and storefronts, and its beaches and mountainous surrounding are bursting with flora and fauna. The city, set against the backdrop of the famous Table Mountain plateau and sapphire blue Table Bay, famous for its great white sharks and seal community. Cape Town’s vibrant history, modern culture, and unbelievable attractions make it a true metropolis on the coast.
Cape Town has the oldest buildings and the museum in the country; world-rated restaurants and hotels, Robben Island (a World Heritage Site), spectacular beaches and vineyards, the V&A Waterfront, the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (part of the Cape Floristic World Heritage Site), whale-watching, penguins, and internationally renowned theaters and festivals; and that’s just the start!
Queen Victoria Hotel
Setting of the Queen Victoria Hotel in Cape Town apart from other hotels at the world-renowned V&A Waterfront is undoubtedly its position. Queen Victoria Hotel gave you a sense of being within the Waterfront’s vicinity but removed from the frenetic pace of it. This is the best place for couples to enjoy romantic vacations, groups of friends to unwind and relax and those desiring to travel the delights, sights, and sounds of South Africa’s mother city.
Luxury and sophistication emanate through to the three suites and 32 luxury rooms, each one individually designed and curated. With a consistent ambiance of glamorous repose, most of the suites have panoramic views of either Table Mountain or Cape Town Harbor, and all of them have a fully stocked individual mini bar, and Charlotte Rhys pamper accomplices.
The concentration to detail is also something to observe, from the customized wallpaper uniquely composed with a cameo painting of Queen Victoria and the laser-cut, paper-on-paper artwork of local fynbos to the resort’s very own designer scent that wafts within the suites and foyer.
Queen Victoria Hotel hold 15 Deluxe, 17 premium, 1 junior Mountain Suite, 1 Executive Suite and 1 Presidential Suite.
Activities at Queen Victoria Hotel
Dinning is the restaurant and bar offering at the Queen Victoria Hotel, named after the Queen’s favorite pet. Nothing cute about this place; however, on the antithesis, it is the final in cultured fine dining. The 36-seat Dash gives patrons a sophisticated yet relaxed encounter with a touch of drama in the presentation of the well-crafted menu. The menu focuses on the unique flavors of each ingredient. Dash is before breakfast, lunch or dinner and drinks at the bar.
With its excellent location within the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, guests at Queen Victoria Hotel will not be low on easily available entertainment options. A host of world-class restaurants, craft markets, Nobel Peace Square, Two Oceans Aquarium and Platinum Mile Shopping, and cinemas are all within walking distance of the Queen Victoria Hotel. The port’s jetty two is also within walking distance, which makes Queen Victoria Hotel easily accessible for passengers on board luxury cruise liners.
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Location: South Africa-Western Cape – Town
Accommodation Type: Hotel
Comfort Level: Luxury
Suitable for: Solo, Couple/Romantic, and Family
The next station on the road to fun should be this last hotel in the heart of the Mother’s city.