Dock House

DECEMBER DESTINATION CAPE TOWN: DISCOVER DOCK HOUSE BOUTIQUE HOTEL

One of Cape Town’s best-kept secrets, Newmark Hotels Dock House Boutique Hotel offers travellers all the comforts, wrapped in a historical setting and positioned in one of the city’s best locations.

 

  • Dock House Boutique Hotel is located adjacent to the V&A Waterfront.
  • The property was originally the Harbour Master’s private residence in the 1800’s.
  • Enjoy breakfast at the Dock House Boutique Hotel or sister property, Victoria & Alfred Hotel.
  • Visit www.sandtontimes.co.za for more stories.

 

The Sandton Times headed to Cape Town, fondly referred to as ‘The Mother City’ ahead of the December rush to explore some of the most desired restaurants and hotels, to get a first-hand experience of what visitors can expect when planning their Summer holiday. With a Ford Ranger XL Sport packed, the 10-day trip provided an insight into the best Cape Town has to offer travellers as the year draws to an end.

 

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The entrance door to the Dock House Boutique Hotel marks a step back in time into this historical building once the Harbour Master’s private residence in the 1800’s. Image: The Sandton Times

You wouldn’t know where to look for it if you didn’t know where it was. The Dock House Boutique Hotel is one of those travel gems you never knew about – until now. Arriving at the Dock House, it’s a very personal welcome as the boutique hotel comprises of only five supremely elegant rooms and a spacious suite, each with its own unique view and touch.

 

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A luxury room at the Dock House Boutique Hotel with ample space, all necessary appurtenances required for a comfortable stay. Image: The Sandton Times

The hotel oozes Victorian elegance with all the modern amenities. Our spacious room with an en-suite bathroom opens up to the swimming pool and hotel lawns with a direct view of The Cape Wheel at the V&A Waterfront. It has all the luxuries and requirements you would come to expect from a luxury room, with evidence of its fascinating past, like our 1800’s fireplace. Crowned by a chandelier, ornate ceiling cornices, and Victorian touches, the Dock House is truly a premium stay in the most desirable location.

 

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Dock House Boutique Hotel bathroom with large bath with toilet and shower separated, offering ample space and individual basins. Image: The Sandton Times

A generously sized bathroom enjoys both a shower and bath, complemented by a fine selection of amenities. The contemporary design merges beautifully with the locations historical features.

 

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Amenities at the Dock House Boutique Hotel are from Woodbury & Co with their medical-style bottles giving it an old apothecary feel, scented with fig and brown sugar. Image: The Sandton Times

Breakfast at the Dock House Boutique Hotel consists of a wonderful cold spread of different fruits, granola and cold cuts whilst a warm menu offers a range of all those classic morning dishes. For those wanting a change of scenery, breakfast can be enjoyed across the way at the sister property, the Victoria & Alfred Hotel, which offers a view of the harbour.

 

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The intimate dining room at the Dock House Boutique Hotel serves up a full breakfast ahead of a busy day of sightseeing. Image: The Sandton Times

As those exploring the Dock House might discover, the hidden away pantry featuring an array of snacks around the clock is a unique attraction and welcome late-night treat.

 

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For those late-night snackers, the Dock House offers guests a 24-hour pantry of sweets and treats. Image: The Sandton Times

The Dock House Boutique Hotel also features a gym and spa for those wanting to get active or enjoy a massage. For those wanting to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town, the beautifully kept garden with a private swimming pool offers a glorious space to lounge around.

 

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Views of The Cape Wheel at the V&A Waterfront from the private pool area at the Dock House Boutique Hotel. Image: The Sandton Times

With one of the most prime positions, yet remarkably private, The Dock House Boutique Hotel is truly a premium base to explore Cape Town from and a bijou residence you’ll be happy to have found.

 

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