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Pretoria, South Africa
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42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the check-in to the check out the service is effortless. The sea facing view from the hotel rooms (huge by hotel standards) are awesome with views of Table mountain and Robben Island. The rooms also boast a fully catered kitchen, large living areas, en-suite bathrooms and a large bedroom.The beach is 'an extension' of the hotel. The in-house restaurant... More 

Thank andrewdowner
Wylam, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Beautifully appointed hotel with stunning views to Table mountain across the bay. We took one of the appartments which suited us travelling as a family of seven. Clean modern bathroom well stocked with toileteries and fluffy white towels which were useful given the location adjacent to the beach. Only a two minute stroll onto the powdery white sand and dunes... More 

Thank David H
Mumbai, India
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed in dolphin beach hotel for almost 7 days and totally fell in love with the house, the setup, the view of table mountain, the garden, the beach access. The owner of the house Mr Paul was extremely professional and so was the manager Mrs Munik. She gave us a very warm welcome and explained details about the house... More 

Thank clivedsouza1989
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Even though Dolphin beach hotel is right on the beach with absolutely amazing views of Table mountain and the ocean I was disappointed with the state of the hotel. They don't deserve their 3 star rating and desperately need a revamp. Our toilet cistern took way too long to fill up, no toilet brush was provided and the bathroom bin... More 

Thank tripreviewTC
Kyle D, Marketing Manager at Dolphin Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon Thank you very much for taking time to provide your feedback from your most recent stay at Dolphin Beach Hotel. We are planning a refurbishment as of May 2017 as we understand the need for a more upmarket approach and to bring the property in line with the latest hospitality trends. Our refurbishment will also include new water... More 

Benoni, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Thank you for the awesome welcome in our room with Rose Pebbles and wine. Candles around the bath with Rose pebbles and bubble batn. What a great place to stay with friendly staff awesome views and devine brakfast. Highly recommended!! Thank you all.

Thank rensia71
Kyle D, Marketing Manager at Dolphin Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Rensia Many thanks for taking the time to review. We are elated you had a great stay with us. The staff have been commended for enhancing your experience and we definitely look forward to welcoming you back. Keep well, travel safe, and we wish you all the best with the next 20 years. More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I was looking for a location to spend few days with good views of Cape Town and the Table Mountain rather than staying in the city centre, and Dolphin Beach Hotel did not disappoint at all. It was a perfect location to watch the setting sun and see the early morning sunlight hitting the Table Mountain. The apartment was clean... More 

Thank NimP0602
Kyle D, Marketing Manager at Dolphin Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning NimP0 Many thanks for taking the time to review. We are glad you had a positive stay with us. Our guests really enjoy the positioning at Dolphin Beach Hotel with its close proximity to the city centre, winelands and the airport all within an easy 20 minute drive. Our staff always try go above and beyond to ensure... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We enjoyed our stay in the sea facing apartment. While the bathroom was a bit dated, it was clean and quite spacious. Heating throughout the place. Furniture was very comfortable. Lots of place to store clothing and luggage. Views from deck lounge and room were amazing. Restaurant was great - specially the buffet breakfast each day Just a bit nosy... More 

Thank imax2016
Kyle D, Marketing Manager at Dolphin Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning Many thanks for taking the time to review. We are glad you had a great stay with us and we couldn't agree with you more - our views of Table Mountain are spectacular. We will be sure to pass your compliments to our chefs at Blowfish Restaurant. Thank you once again, and we look forward to welcoming you... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2016

When we checked in I asked if they could upgrade us to a sea facing apartment if they had 1available.I was told I would need to pay the difference in price for that (even though all the sea facing rooms were avail). The apartment we had, the carpets were soaking in water by both the patio doors and the rest... More 

Thank Fawzia7745
Kyle D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Fawzia Many thanks for taking the time to send us feedback. We always try accommodate our guests wherever possible, but there is a rate difference between the different room types, so our reservations team would have to adjust it accordingly - we apologise for any misunderstanding that this may have caused during check-in. Regarding the dampness - did you... More 

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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The accommodation is fairly okay. Restaurant standards are also fair. The sea-food is a bit pricy but top notch. The staff are quite friendly and are always ready to assist. We had a room with a view so we got to experience breathtaking views of the ocean. The only major let down was that part of the bathroom furnishings needed... More 

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Montagu, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We hunted for accommodation in the Blouberg strand area and used the 4-star rating and Trip Advisor ratings as our guidelines for booking at the hotel. The setting is superb, but the hotel itself is in bad need of a makeover. Rooms are dated and furnishings have seen better days. Service at the restaurant was not up to standard but... More 

Thank JHN15
Kyle D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon Many thanks for taking the time to review and share your experience with us. We are saddened that your stay was not up to your expectations. All reviews both positive and negative are discussed in our management meetings and we are glad our new General Manager tried to resolve any issues you had. We will be sure to... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated only 10 minutes from the CBD of Cape Town and 20 Minutes from the International Airport, the hotel is ideally situated in Table View near the business areas of Montague Gardens, Kilarney Gardens, Atlantis & Milnerton. The business traveller will enjoy the spacious apartments with magnificent ocean views, wireless internet & room service. One of Cape Town’s top restaurants, the Blowfish offers buffet breakfast, an a la Carte lunch & dinner menu and a sushi bar. The hotel is close to excellent restaurants, nightlife venues and pubs.Perched on an endless stretch of powdery white beach, with views of Table Mountain & Robben Island across the bay, the hotel offers spacious self catering suites and beachfront Cabanas with direct access onto the beach. The hotel is close to excellent restaurants, nightlife venues and pubs. Besides all the activities on the beach, the hotel is perfectly situated for exploring the greater Cape Town region. A10 minute drive in any direction will take you to the V&A Waterfront & Two Oceans Aquarium or Canal Walk & Retunga Junction Theme Park or Big Bay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dolphin Beach Hotel

Address: No 1 Dolphin Beach | Marine Drive, Table View 7441, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel Dolphin Beach)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Table View
Price Range: ₹ 6,854 - ₹ 16,862 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dolphin Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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“Apartments are ideal for direct beach access”
 of 5 bubbles davidhL7370PM, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Sea facing rooms excellent view of table mountain”
 of 5 bubbles rensia71, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Great views”
 of 5 bubbles imax2016, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Sea view rooms are good choice, just do not expect total privacy because of pathways going past rooms”
 of 5 bubbles JHN15, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Paying the extra for the sea facing rooms is worth it. A wonderful view.”
 of 5 bubbles Nut61, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
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