Friday, 8 March 2013

Cape Town's decadent city getaway


If location is the key to your accommodation choices you won't find anywhere better situated in the beautiful city of Cape Town than the elegant Taj Hotel. 

The V&A Waterfront is favoured by many visitors but can be rather busy - and is a considerable walk to the downtown core if you are visiting on business. 

The Taj, by contrast, is the ideal selection for those who want a central location but with peace and quiet guaranteed. 

Table Mountain looms large over the Cape Town – and many of the rooms at the Taj have 180 degree views of the icon; a dramatic sight to wake up to each morning. 

The service in this genteel hotel is gracious, with staff efficient but unobtrusive. Nothing is too much trouble. Parliament House, St George’s Cathedral and the delightful Company Gardens with its many squirrels are just a short stroll away as are many interesting shops and antique stores.

There is plenty of nightlife and a wide choice of restaurants on busy, bustling Long Street – a five-minute walk away – while the rooms are classic in design and part of the refurbished South African Reserve Bank and Temple Chambers buildings. 

All are beautifully appointed and on-site facilities at The Taj include a pool and spa; the Bombay Brasserie Indian restaurant and two more relaxed dining options. A home away from home - if you live in a palace. +27 21 819 2000. www.tajhotels.com/capetown

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