Ratings based on 52 Verified Reviews
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.9 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
DisappointingPosted Dec 26, 2016 on Hotels
Dock house was disappointing given the reviews. Itemized concerns: a) initial room we were shown was basically on the main lawn where people were doing yoga and could see into the room. b) The view is not high enough to be great (even from top floor), given other options for views in Cape Town c) The plumbing in our room was gross (shower drain spit up, toilet leaked), d) we found a massive cockroach in the room, e) it's really hard to find (we spent 30 minutes looking for it and was very stressful, not accurate on Google). This also made it tough to get ubers. f) The Waterfront is super-toursity and there are way better places to stay in Cape Town.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Sep 2, 2016
Excellent stay. Very personalized service. Staff is exceptional and goes above and beyond. Beautiful rooms in a historic home.
by anthony from Highland park
PerfectPosted Aug 3, 2016 on Hotels
by A verified traveler
Special place to stay in Cape TownPosted Jun 6, 2016 on Hotels
We absolutely loved everything about Dock House. Fantastic location. We were lucky to stay in the suite and everything was perfect! The history of the building makes your stay even more special. Just one thing to know.......if you book on Hotels.com/Expedia please make sure you contact the hotel directly and confirm your booking with them. Get confirmation from the hotel. We booked 3 rooms months in advance for a trip of a lifetime for ourselves and 2 other couples. Upon arrival we were told only one room came through on the reservation, even though I had confirmation through hotels.com on all 3 rooms. Our friends were given rooms at their sister hotel near by The Queen Victoria. Everything turned out fine but was very disappointing on arrival. So just be aware! And by no means am I knocking Dock House, it's wonderful and the staff could not have been better but something happened to our reservation. I've used Hotels.com for years and this was a first.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from london
Lovely hotel, right next to waterfront,Posted Dec 4, 2015
Great service, friendly staff even with our toddler in tow, perfect location & amazing breakfast
by Andrew from Sydney
Amazing start to our honeymoonPosted Oct 23, 2015 on Hotels
We stayed with the Dock House for the start of our honeymoon. I travel a lot, and this is definitely one of the nicest places I've ever stayed in - it's beautifully decorated in a sort of modern/Victorian fusion style, and is extremely luxurious. The staff are quite attentive - there are only six rooms, but there's an army of people who will work to make sure your stay is amazing. They all knew our names and remembered our preferences at breakfast after the first morning. When we arrived we had a really nice surprise with a romantic turn down, complimentary sparkling wine, and rose petals throughout the room. Every day the staff gave us a different romantic turn down. The hotel is extremely well located. It's literally in the middle of everything you would want to do as a tourist in Cape Town. It is in a gated area with security everywhere - it is extremely safe. The start of the hop-on/hop-off is across the road from the hotel. In addition we were able to do day trips from the hotel to the Stellenbosch, Boulders Beach, and the Cape of Good Hope.
by Yvonne from Rossendale
character and charm right on the waterfrontPosted Oct 23, 2015 on Hotels
If you are looking for a hotel with character,charm and comfort next to the waterfront,this is it. The service is fantastic,the gardens and pool like an oasis of tranquillity. Our room was simply fabulous with huge separate bathroom, a balcony overlooking the waterfront. Breakfast was freshly prepared, not a bain marie in sight. The staff are so helpful and friendly. We had a change of plan at very short notice due to the Blue Train cancelling on the day,and the hotel was just wonderful. We would definitely stay here again.
by Cameron from Orlando, FL
Best Boutique Hotel with Best Manger Ever!Posted Oct 16, 2015 on Hotels
We spent a wonderful 6 nights here to start our tour of S Africa. Craig was the best service manager/concierge/all around service provider we have ever experienced. Our every need was anticipated and graciously provided for - staff was superb in every way. Had fantastic couples massage and therapy time at the Spa and the best meal we had in S Africa at Dash (in sister hotel Queen Victoria) - recommend Dock House as one of the best boutique hotels around! You won't be disappointed!
by William Stephen from UK
Could not fault it!!Posted Aug 6, 2015 on Hotels
Could not fault it!!
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Beautiful, personal and conveniently located.Posted Aug 3, 2015
Cons: Welcome / reception. It's a little unclear when you arrive and there is no reception or staff to greet you.
A lovely hotel, with a personal feel. Feels like a home away from home. Comfortable and luxurious without being extravagant. LARGE rooms with beautiful views over the waterfront. Delicious food! A delectable menu with some inspired local tastes.