Get an overview of this hotel4-star beach hotel with a conference center


This family-friendly Cape Town hotel is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of Dolphin Beach and Kite Beach. Sunset Beach is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) away.

Hotel Features

At Dolphin Beach Hotel, relax by an outdoor pool or hit the nearby beach where you can enjoy surfing/boogie boarding.

Room Amenities

All 40 rooms have LCD TVs with satellite channels and feature kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, and microwaves. Guests will also find free WiFi, patios, and sofa beds.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Business-related amenities at this 4-star property consist of limo/town car service and meeting rooms.

Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. Event facilities measuring 861 square feet (80 square meters) include a conference center. This beach hotel also offers an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. For a surcharge, the property provides an area shuttle within 50 km and a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Onsite self parking is complimentary. The property may provide extended parking privileges to guests after check-out (surcharge).

Dolphin Beach Hotel has designated areas for smoking.

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 40 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Restaurant 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Concierge services 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Number of floors - 1 
  • Meeting rooms 2 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 861 
  • Conference center 
  • Free self parking 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Picnic area 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Year Built 1993 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 80 
  • Garden 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Kitchen  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Playground on site  
  • Separate dining area  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Patio 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Phone 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Kitchen 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Private bathroom 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Desk 
  • Separate dining area 
  • Stovetop 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Down comforter 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Breakfast is available for a surcharge each morning.

The Blowfish Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Playground on site 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available


A city/local tax will be charged
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: ZAR 95 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 480 per room (one way)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Dolphin Beach Cape Town
  • Dolphin Beach Hotel
  • Dolphin Beach Hotel Cape Town

We should mention

Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

National Rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

Dolphin Beach Hotel ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

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3.9 out of 5
80% of guests recommend
3.7 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
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Disappointing hotel unfortunately

2 out of 5
Posted Jan 4, 2017
Pros: The staff.
Cons: The whole facility, but luckily a renovation is on its way in May.
Location: A seaview would have been nice as advertised on the website for the cabanas.....but at least you were close to the beach.
The staff was great and it was good to hear that they are renovating May 2017. The cabanas didnt have a sea view as advertised, but you could see Table mountain. The rooms also do not have a view and the main bedroom is at the neighbors door and we were woken both nights when the neighbors got home at midnight. The food was also disappointing. The breakfast was unfortunately below standard, didnt even have a choice of eggs, scrambled had to do. The breakfast was the same every day. The Blowfish restaurant was pricey too. The staff tried and they were the highlight of our stay. They also just had a small swimming pool, with no view and place to sit. I hope they have new plans for that with the renovation.
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Great views but needs an update

4 out of 5
Posted Aug 30, 2016
Pros: View, price and location
Cons: WIFI
Location: Cape Town - what more can i say
Great views but the rooms are a bit old fashioned, clean but need an update
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Great hotel outside of downtown

5 out of 5
Posted Jul 29, 2016
I do love the fact that the hotel was right by the beach. I have 3 boys and they loved being able to run along the beach. The only downside was the distance to get into downtown or to table mountain. However, the hotel was great and had a great breakfast and wonderful restaurant for dinner!
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Great beach hotel...

4 out of 5
Posted May 10, 2016
This hotel has spacious rooms with views and ocean sounds. Convenient to activities and restaurants, in house restaurant is very good. My stay was during the cooler season so hotel was very comfortable. No air conditioning may be a problem during hot weather.
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5 out of 5
by from UK
Posted Apr 23, 2016
Pros: Location
Cons: A little TLC in the rooms
Location: Well placed for shopping and the beach
Very friendly and efficient staff, room needed a little TLC. Good secure location, would stay there again
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Cape Town 2016

4 out of 5
by from Michigan, United States
Posted Mar 16, 2016
Pros: Location on the beach.
Cons: Upgrade the rooms some. Air flow could be improved. Very stuffy.
Location: A bit of a drive to Cape Town, but being on the beach was worth it.
We chose this hotel because of its location on the beach. That was a good choice. The room itself was just okay and the pool was not clean, but we had the ocean and the beach so we didn't mind. The views of Cape Town are beautiful. The breakfast was very good.
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Great view, spacious and low key

5 out of 5
by from DMV
Posted Feb 22, 2016
Awesome week long stay. We arrived to a sea facing room with an obstruction which prevented us from having any view. We inquired with the staff who changed our room with little hassle. New room was spacious and well appointed with a spectacular view of table mountain, the beach and Table View skyline. The food at the restaurant on site (Blowfish) was very good and the staff were amazing. The hotel location was a bit of a drive but accessible to downtown Capetown.
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Big apartmans, close to the beach.

3 out of 5
Posted Feb 21, 2016
Pros: Big size apartman, nice sea wiew.
Cons: Bigger pool need.
Location: Kite beach.
Litle pool max 6 persons. No ambrella, no bed only 3 chair near the pool. Very big hotel. The ocean deegre in summer only 16 degree.
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5 out of 5
by from UK
Posted Nov 13, 2015
Pros: The friendliness of everyone.
Cons: Banisters down to the cabanas, my partner had broken her foot before we came and she sometimes struggled to get down the steps.
Location: So much to see and do, I managed shark cage diving, walk up table mountain, safari, V & A waterfront. Looking forward to returning to Cape Town.
I was in Cape Town for my daughters wedding having travelled from the UK. The hotel was lovely especially the beach cabana which was 100m from the beach. The hotel staff were superb, very friendly and helpful. It was a shame that I could not stop longer, but I only had a week in your hotel. Thankyou again for making myself, my partner and daughter so welcome in your hotel.
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wonderful. close to the beach not far from the CBD

4 out of 5
by from Maputo
Posted Aug 20, 2015
Pros: said above
We enjoyed our stay at Dolphin Beach Hotel. The hotel was always friendly and helpful. certainly we'll consider it for our next stay in Cape Town.
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