Pros

  • Situated on north tip of Cape Town overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
  • Bright, contemporary interiors with large central atrium
  • Fresh, modern rooms with high-end amenities
  • Some rooms have balconies with sea views
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool overlooking ocean
  • Free shuttle service to V&A Waterfront
  • Spa with hydro-massage pool and fitness room
  • Next to strip of sandy beach
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Cons

  • Service can be slow
  • Pool on the small side
  • No sauna or steam bath
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Bottom Line

This Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town is a 177-room luxury hotel with a smart, contemporary vibe and prime setting overlooking the sea. There's not much in the immediate vicinity, but the V&A Waterfront tourist hub is walkable or accessible via a free shuttle. Facilities and service are good, though not perfect, and the pool is a little small -- though views are superb. Ocean vistas from rooms are impressive too, though you have to upgrade for the privilege. Rates unsurprisingly aren't cheap for this high-end hotel and without a sea-view room it might feel too steep, so consider a Superior Room or higher for the full experience. 

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Amenities

  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Spa

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Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town

Scene

Smart, contemporary chain hotel with Art Deco and maritime touches

Built in 1997 and benefitting from a 2012 renovation, this Radisson Blu is a smart, contemporary chain hotel. Entrance is down a red-brick path flanked by a row of squat palm trees to a long portico that leads into the main building -- a simple and stylish piece of modern architecture with an unmistakably Art Deco edge. Guests check-in to sleek marble-effect reception desks with bold red backdrops before entering into the hotel's vast central atrium. Flooded with natural light, the lobby area rises up through the property's five floors, balconied with glass paneling and topped with huge sky lights. Furnishing is tasteful and 21st-century, with the occasional subtle maritime references such as porthole display cabinets and sea-life motifs. The hotel opens out to a terrace overlooking the sea and its private marina, and on some days the sight of sunbathing seals. 

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Location

Set on the north tip of Cape Town overlooking the sea and Robben Island

The hotel is located in the Green Point area on the northern tip of Cape Town overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the famous Robben Island. There's not a great deal in the immediate area besides Cape Town Stadium, however the bustling and popular V&A Waterfront, full of quayside shops, restaurants, and cafes is a 10-minute walk away -- free shuttle service is also available. The Table Mountain makes an impressive backdrop to the hotel, while there are some nice sandy beaches right next door. The center of Cape Town is a couple of miles away, while the international airport is about a 25-minute drive. The hotel also features a private marina so guests can also arrive by boat.

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Rooms

Upgrade for balconies with ocean views -- otherwise views can be dull  

The hotel's 177 rooms are decorated in fresh, contemporary styling with warm wooden floors, crisp white tones, and nautical-themed wall art. Rooms provide all the amenities you'd expect from a high-end hotel, including free Wi-Fi and fluffy bathrobes, while business class rooms also include Nespresso machines and open to balconies overlooking the ocean (Standard Rooms look out towards the stadium). Contemporary bathrooms all have excellent finishes, provide good quality bath products, and twin basins.

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Features

Morning breakfast and evening cocktails overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

An excellent buffet breakfast is served each morning in Tobago's Restaurant (not generally included in the rate) and can be enjoyed on the terrace overlooking the ocean -- with occasional sunbathing seals or frolicking dolphins. A la carte menus are also available throughout the day, while the Tobago's Bar & Terrace also offers refreshments with sea vistas. As well as a modest-size outdoor rim-flow pool, the hotel has a spa offering a range of treatments, hydro-therapy pool, and fitness room -- though no sauna or steam bath. There is a private marina on-site for those arriving by boat, and the hotel also offers free shuttle transfers to the V&A Waterfront. 

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Oyster Hotel Review

Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town

Scene

Smart, contemporary chain hotel with Art Deco and maritime touches

Built in 1997 and benefitting from a 2012 renovation, this Radisson Blu is a smart, contemporary chain hotel. Entrance is down a red-brick path flanked by a row of squat palm trees to a long portico that leads into the main building -- a simple and stylish piece of modern architecture with an unmistakably Art Deco edge. Guests check-in to sleek marble-effect reception desks with bold red backdrops before entering into the hotel's vast central atrium. Flooded with natural light, the lobby area rises up through the property's five floors, balconied with glass paneling and topped with huge sky lights. Furnishing is tasteful and 21st-century, with the occasional subtle maritime references such as porthole display cabinets and sea-life motifs. The hotel opens out to a terrace overlooking the sea and its private marina, and on some days the sight of sunbathing seals. 

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Location

Set on the north tip of Cape Town overlooking the sea and Robben Island

The hotel is located in the Green Point area on the northern tip of Cape Town overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the famous Robben Island. There's not a great deal in the immediate area besides Cape Town Stadium, however the bustling and popular V&A Waterfront, full of quayside shops, restaurants, and cafes is a 10-minute walk away -- free shuttle service is also available. The Table Mountain makes an impressive backdrop to the hotel, while there are some nice sandy beaches right next door. The center of Cape Town is a couple of miles away, while the international airport is about a 25-minute drive. The hotel also features a private marina so guests can also arrive by boat.

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Rooms

Upgrade for balconies with ocean views -- otherwise views can be dull  

The hotel's 177 rooms are decorated in fresh, contemporary styling with warm wooden floors, crisp white tones, and nautical-themed wall art. Rooms provide all the amenities you'd expect from a high-end hotel, including free Wi-Fi and fluffy bathrobes, while business class rooms also include Nespresso machines and open to balconies overlooking the ocean (Standard Rooms look out towards the stadium). Contemporary bathrooms all have excellent finishes, provide good quality bath products, and twin basins.

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Features

Morning breakfast and evening cocktails overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

An excellent buffet breakfast is served each morning in Tobago's Restaurant (not generally included in the rate) and can be enjoyed on the terrace overlooking the ocean -- with occasional sunbathing seals or frolicking dolphins. A la carte menus are also available throughout the day, while the Tobago's Bar & Terrace also offers refreshments with sea vistas. As well as a modest-size outdoor rim-flow pool, the hotel has a spa offering a range of treatments, hydro-therapy pool, and fitness room -- though no sauna or steam bath. There is a private marina on-site for those arriving by boat, and the hotel also offers free shuttle transfers to the V&A Waterfront. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Beach

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Full Kitchen

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pool

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Smoking Rooms Available

  • Spa

  • Tennis Court

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