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Review: AC Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront

Hotel AC Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront
Room Type Suite
Loyalty Program Status Titanium Elite
Points Per Night À partir de 15 000 points
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Location

The AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront is centrally located to explore Cape Town, close to the Waterfront (about a 10-minute walk, otherwise use the hotel’s free shuttle)!

Its location, at the edge of a canal, makes it very quiet and in a well-secured place.

Its address: Dockrail Road, Foreshore, Cape Town 8001 South Africa

Arrival

Our flight from Johannesburg arrived late in the evening. After taking possession of our car rental at Cape Town Airport and about 20 minutes drive, we arrived at the AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront around 10 pm.

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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront

This brand new hotel is undoubtedly one of the finest Marriott hotels in Cape Town.

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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Lobby
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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Lobby

Near the front desk, you’ll find the hotel’s convenience store with various original products.

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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Lobby
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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Lobby
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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Petit-déjeuner

We had two rooms in the hotel (my mother travelling with us): for one of the bookings, I used five credits for a suite upgrade that I had left at the end of the year (a Titanium status perk – also available for Platinum members). A few days before arrival, I received confirmation that one of the two bookings had indeed been upgraded to a suite.

We gave the suite to my mother and our children. For Audrey and I, it’s going to be a standard room. These two rooms are on the 3rd floor.

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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Étage
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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Étage
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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Étage

The Suite

Let’s start with a tour of the suite that my mother and our children will share, beginning with the living room. We appreciate the choice of materials between modern and classic. My mother enjoyed her morning coffee there while the children were sleeping in the room.

On the living room table, we found a welcome gift.

Note: the sofa is NOT a sofa bed.

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Ac Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Suite
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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Cadeau de bienvenue

The bedroom is enormous and occupies the corner of the hotel. The King-sized bed comfortably accommodated my mother and our two children.

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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Suite
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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Chambre
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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Chambre

There is an office in this room, as well as plenty of storage for luggage. On this desk, we found pieces of information about the hotel and the city, a Nespresso coffee machine and a kettle. A refrigerator is also there. Practical – especially for the “great milk lovers” accompanying us!

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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Chambre
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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Chambre
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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Chambre

In the bedroom entrance, a small closet in which you will find an ironing table as well as the safe.

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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Chambre
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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Salle de bains

The bathroom

The suite has 2 bathrooms:

  • In the bedroom
  • In the living room

My mother will get one while the children will take ownership of the other!

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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Salle de bains
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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Salle de bains
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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Salle de bains

These two bathrooms are identical and consist of a large shower.

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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Salle de bains
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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Salle de bains

The toiletries are of high quality.

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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Salle de bains

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The second bedroom

On our side, with Audrey, we had a more classic room, one you could get by redeeming Marriott Bonvoy points.

The bathroom (composed of a shower) and the accessories are identical to those of the suite (Nespresso coffee machine, kettle, Bluetooth alarm clock).

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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Chambre
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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Chambre
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Hotel amenities

Gym

The hotel has a gym on the 2nd floor. Very lovely with exceptional brightness and quality machines.

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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Gym
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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Gym

The pool

The pool is close to the hotel’s outdoor terrace and offers views of the docks. Unfortunately, the weather was not favourable during our stay, and we were not able to fully enjoy it (only our daughter did some dives).

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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Piscine
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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Piscine

Breakfast

Breakfast is in the hotel restaurant, at the lobby level.

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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Petit-déjeuner

Usually, breakfast is not free for Platinum / Titanium members within the brand AC Hotel. However, I had booked our rooms with a package including breakfast and parking, for a low rate per night (around CA$ 110 which did not justify the use of points)!

With the kids, the best seats are the tables with benches!

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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Petit-déjeuner

Coffee machines are available in self-service.

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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Petit-déjeuner

Breakfast is a buffet, and AC Hotels are renowned for the quality of their breakfasts. The one at AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront will not deviate from the rule: it is EXCELLENT!

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AC Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfront - Lobby

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In all AC Hotels (a Spanish origin), there is a machine to cut ham:

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Conclusion

AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront is an excellent brand new Cape Town hotel. If you are staying in the city, we highly recommend it.

We particularly enjoyed various details:

  • The kindness of the staff, and especially Daniel, really attentive to our needs and those of our children!
  • The hotel shuttle to the Waterfront (at fixed times)
  • The possibility of having free access to a boat shuttle (ask the Concierge for tickets)

This hotel is at the heart of the action while being a little out of the way! Getting to the hotel from the Waterfront is very safe (access is made possible from the back of the gas station; otherwise, an additional ten minutes of walking would be required! )

Finally, we recommend you try the hotel restaurant which has won multiple awards! Absolutely delicious!

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