With Table Mountain – one of the most spiritual places on earth – at its heart and two oceans at its feet, the city of Cape Town, strategically situated at the south-western tip of Africa, has been famed for centuries as the Tavern of the Seas. Vibrant, cosmopolitan and an eclectic mix of old and new, this laid-back city is as much at home with its 17th century castle – whose cannons have never been fired in anger – as it is with its sleek skyscrapers and trendy malls. Home to South Africa’s first mosque, oldest wine farm, a 350-year-old garden and timelessly beautiful beaches, it’s no surprise the legendary Flying Dutchman and his spectral ship have spent eternity sailing the city’s shores.
A haven of calm, luxury and understated sophistication amongst the hustle and bustle of Cape Town’s popular V&A Waterfront, the Queen Victoria Hotel offers 35 individually designed luxury rooms. Guests are welcomed into a triple-volume foyer with a dramatic white spiral staircase, glass lift and crystal chandelier. Shades of grey and taupe, marble-clad walls and wooden parquet flooring all contribute to an atmosphere of peace and elegance. Splashes of deep purple add a touch of regal eccentricity as an ode to the historic figure after whom the hotel is named.
Based on classical French cuisine, Dash bar and restaurant delivers international flair fused with local flavour and the freshest ingredients. Guests are invited to make use of the facilities at any of the nearby Newmark Hotels, from the Designer Spa to a state of the art gym, complete with personal trainers, and a sparkling swimming pool.
What we love about Queen Victoria Hotel
- Ask for a room with a view and enjoy spectacular panoramas of Table Mountain or Cape Town Harbour.
- Sample the mouth watering breakfasts at Dash, with their spread of warm croissants, freshly baked breads and pain au chocolate.