The Victoria & Alfred Hotel is at the heart of Cape Town’s historic waterfront.
Back in 1990 the Victoria & Alfred Hotel was the first building to open in Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront development. The hotel was an instant success – in fact it was so inundated with visitors it had to close its doors on the afternoon of opening day. Fast forward 30 years and they find themselves at the heart of South Africa’s most visited destination.
Guests tell us that they enjoy the freedom of being able to step out and explore the shops and scores of restaurants on the doorstep, including the hotels own water-facing restaurant, Ginja. The contemporary décor features lots of light wood, greenery and slate flooring. With half of the restaurant seating being located outside it boasts magnificent views of Table Mountain and offers guest plenty of atmosphere. Their platter of prawns is always a big hit and in the winter they do a mean Florentine T-bone steak. Ginja’s buffet breakfast, which includes sea-to-plate oysters, salmon and (sometimes) complimentary bubbly, is legendary.
Guests enjoy uninterrupted views of Table Mountain and the Alfred basin out front. Whether it’s seals bobbing or fishing boats coming in, there’s always something going on.
The Victoria & Alfred pride themselves on their personalities. Two of their front of house staff, Nasier Davids and Solly Solomons, have been at the hotel since it opened and were part of the recent 30th anniversary celebrations.
The hotel takes hospitality very seriously but what they really want to do is let people relax. The check guests in early if they can, for example, especially when they’ve landed early after a night flight. By mid-day they’re drinking sundowners on the terrace and on local time…