Old Bank Hotel

Old Bank Hotel Cape Town

History With A Contemporary Twist

An Urban Oasis in the heart of Cape Town’s City Centre

If you’re looking for the perfect urban escape in Cape Town, look no further than the Old Bank Hotel! Located right in the heart of the vibrant Mother City, the historical and ornately beautiful Old Bank Hotel offers tourists, travelers, avid globe trotters, holiday-goers, and locals the opportunity to enjoy unique luxury accommodation in the ever-beautiful and always-exciting city of Cape Town.

Dating back to 1902, the gracious Old Bank Hotel was originally built as, you guessed it, a bank. Designed by the acclaimed Architectural Firm of Black and Fagg, this beautifully restored Heritage building features 50 rooms, including deluxe and superior rooms, luxury suites, as well as a lavish presidential suite. Old Bank Hotel is also Disabled Friendly, offering 2 disabled rooms and a Disabled Refuge on each floor.

Easily one of the grandest hotels within Cape Town with every inch of the interior emanating an old-money-meets-nouveau-riche vibe, the Old Bank Hotel exudes Victorian charm and old-world sophistication while offering all the modern conveniences and luxuries of the 21st century. Oozing with refined elegance, charm, and a certain undeniable allure, old meets new in this celebration of classic Victorian architecture and modern design.

As far as Cape Town luxury hotels go, Old Bank undoubtedly lives up to its affluent housing and welcomes its urban environment in a gentle and refined way.

Step Inside & Be Transported

As is common in so many New York Hotels, the Old Bank Hotel boasts a surprising nondescript ground floor entry. While the Old Bank may brandish somewhat of a discreet, stern street façade at first sight, this cosmopolitan urban retreat will undoubtedly exceed your every expectation.

The entrance to this iconic Cape Town hotel is via a towering domed glass arch. Upon your arrival, you will be met by a doorman who will happily guide you up to the 8th floor where magic awaits. The second the elevator doors open and you step into the light and open rooftop space that holds the reception, a restaurant & private dining area, a state-of-the-art vintage wine cellar, a show-stopping bar, a refreshing plunge pool, a beautiful indoor- and outdoor garden lounge, and a stunning rooftop terrace where guests can languish and unwind while taking in the beauty of the Mother City, a certain transformation happens & you’re immediately transported to what feels like a whole new world entirely.

The Old Bank Hotel’s breathtaking rooftop space is perhaps one of its stand-out features. And with good reason too! It’s the perfect space to sit back and relish in the spectacular city views with a classic Old Fashioned, glass of South African red, or signature cocktail in hand. On warm summer days enjoy a dip in the pool or take it easy on the deck, surrounded by greenery, a water feature, and loungers, as you soak up the glorious Mother City sunshine and breathe in the distant sounds of the vibrant city below.

Rooms at the Old Bank Hotel

The Epitome of Modern Elegance

Indulge in ultimate comfort and luxury at the Old Bank Hotel. Exuding Victorian charm and old-world sophistication, each of Old Bank’s 50 rooms are adorned with contemporary elegance and lavish finishings while offering all the modern conveniences and luxuries of the 21st century. Guests can therefore look forward to all the mod cons and state-of-the-art amenities and lavish features you would expect from a luxury hotel when staying at the Old Bank Hotel.

Each of the Old Bank’s 50 contemporary rooms have been meticulously designed to combine modern amenities with traditional charm, ensuring a truly unique experience for every guest. The hotel offers comfortable and spacious en-suite rooms with separate bathtubs and showers. Enveloped in a tranquil ambiance, all rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, a LCD flat-screen TV, a secure safe, a minibar, complementary Wi-Fi throughout the property, and tea- and coffee-making facilities – all of which are right at your fingertips ready for you to enjoy.

Boasting a range of exquisite room types and offerings, this incredible Cape Town City Centre hotel is sure to delight even the most discerning traveler. Choose between Deluxe or Superior Rooms, Suites, or spoil yourself to a few nights in the sought-after Presidential Suite.

Facilities & Features at the Old Bank Hotel

Convenience & indulgence at your fingertips

Discover a world of convenience and comfort at the Old Bank Hotel in Cape Town. With an array of amazing facilities, this hotel ensures that your stay is nothing short of extraordinary.

The hotel features an expansive stylish bar where guests can unwind with a refreshing drink after a long day of exploring Cape Town. The bar offers a wide selection of beverages, including signature cocktails, fine wines, and craft beers, ensuring that there is something to suit every taste. With its cozy ambiance and friendly atmosphere, the bar is the perfect place to socialize with fellow travelers or simply enjoy a quiet evening alone.

In addition to the hotel’s stylish bar, the Old Bank Hotel also boasts a comfortable lounge area with several private reading nooks where guests can sit back, relax, and enjoy a quiet coffee with a good book, a modern dining room, an exquisite restaurant, a vintage wine cellar, a sparkling swimming pool, as well as an indoor- and outdoor garden Lounge and rooftop terrace where guests can languish and unwind, bask in the warm South African sun as you lounge by the poolside, sipping on a refreshing cocktail and taking in the breathtaking sweep-you-off-your-feet views of the Mother City.

Wining & Dining at the Old Bank Hotel


1902 Bistro

Inspired by the vibrant nightlife of Cape Town, the charm of a forgotten Victorian era, and the textural elements of modern times, the highly sought-after 1902 Bistro at Old Bank Hotel is a place where diners can indulge in truly superb & beyond delicious cuisine that uniquely blends authentic South African flavors with Italian, Mediterranean and French influences – prepared with plenty of Lion Roars flair of course! In addition to exceptional food inspired by an array of unique flavors and cultural influences, the menu at 1902 Bistro is also designed around the latest culinary trends.

Beyond exciting and jam-packed flavor combinations & diverse cultural influences, Chef Mark is all about ensuring that the ingredients are the ’shining stars’ of each dish he creates and presents. This means diners can expect simple, classic, and down-right delicious food that highlight each ingredient when dining at 1902 Bistro.

Open to the public, 1902 Bistro at Old Bank Hotel is known for its vibrant, inviting, and comfortable atmosphere where the golden thread of hospitality can be felt throughout. The space is muted in earthy colors and textures to warm up the surrounding industrial feel of the building. The infusion of plants and greenery further contrasts the bold elements, transforming the restaurant into an idyllic, welcoming, and relaxed oasis.

Offering guests, diners & avid foodies a unique, thrilling, and unforgettable dining experience, it’s no surprise that 1902 Bistro at Old Bank Hotel is widely regarded as one of the top restaurants in Cape Town. This is one restaurant that should be one everyone’s Cape Town culinary bucket-list!

**The spacious 1902 Bistro is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner and can host small events or functions on request.


B&F Bar at Old Bank Hotel

Cape Town’s best kept secret is out; the B&F Bar at Old Bank Hotel is the perfect place to kick back and unwind. Elevate your evening at the iconic B&F Bar by indulging in their impeccable selection of world-class wine, gin, handcrafted cocktails, or whiskey, savour delectable bites, and immerse yourself in an ambiance that lingers long after the last sip.

Warm, elegant, and welcoming; guests are instantly transported to a feel-good era. Allow yourself to relax while you enjoy your old favourite or try something new from their impressive selection of beverages and new, hard-to-resist trends.

Located in the heart of the Mother City, this modern bar offers first-class customer service and the opportunity to savour in attention to detail and the warmth of true Lion Roars hospitality – business or pleasure, the scene is set so sit back and relax. The conservation of historic heritage is kept alive through vintage interiors, edgy designs, and nostalgic elements.

Unparallel Service & Hospitality

Old Bank Hotel prides itself on going above and beyond to ensure ultimate guest comfort and satisfaction. Renowned for its impeccable service, blending traditional African hospitality with an old-fashioned take on quality, your stay at Old Bank Hotel promises to be nothing short of exceptional. From the moment you arrive at the Old Bank Hotel, you’ll be greeted with warm and welcoming hospitality and impeccable service, ensuring a memorable stay in the heart of Cape Town.

At the Old Bank Hotel, guests can expect nothing short of exceptional when it comes to service, quality, and hospitality. One of the standout features of the Old Bank Hotel is its commitment to providing guests with the most comfortable and luxurious stay.

The hotel’s dedicated and friendly staff are always on hand to assist with any requests and will go above and beyond to ensure that each guest feels well taken care of throughout their stay.

At the Old Bank Hotel guests will experience personalized assistance from the hotel’s concierge, who will be delighted to help you with any inquiries or arrange activities and tours to make the most of your stay. From booking restaurant reservations to organizing transportation, the concierge is dedicated to ensuring your every need is met.

There is no denying that the Old Bank Hotel promises a memorable and enjoyable stay that will undoubtedly exceed all your expectations.