Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town

Address: 1 Lower Buitengracht Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located in the Cape Town CBD - Foreshore area of Cape Town, is near District Six Museum, Castle of Good Hope, Abseil Africa, and Shark Zone.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsSouthern Sun Waterfront Cape Town

    Reviewed by travellerdbn

    Five days in Cape Town

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2013
    by (4 reviews) , South Africa Flag of South Africa

    Great location, friendly staff, superb breakfast ... all you need for a city break!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Historical Traveler Reviews Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town

    Ottimo servizio


    Siamo stati molto bene in questo hotel. E' stato facile trovarlo e anche parcheggiare (anche se potrebbero abbuonare le R10 al giorno come tassa per il parcheggio) ed è anche centrale per le maggiori attrazioni di Cape Town.

    Il servizio era perfetto, c'era anche un bus navetta gratuito che portava avanti e indietro da V&A Waterfront e nel foyer c'erano caramelle e bevande gratuite. I bar & i ristoranti erano buoni e anche convenienti e la colazione a buffet ed era tanto abbondante che fino alla cena si era sazi. Il servizio Concierge era positivo, ci hanno anche fornito un servizio di noleggio macchina anche se non lo avevamo chiesto.

    Nel complesso lo consigliamo

    Großartiger Service


    Wir waren mit diesem Hotel sehr zufrieden. Es war leicht zu finden und auch Parken war kein Problem (man sollte hier aber auf die 10 RAD Parkgebühr pro Tag verzichten) und es liegt recht zentral zu den meisten Sehenswürdigkeiten Kapstadts.

    Der Service war super, ein kostenloser Shuttlebus verkehrt zwischen dem Hotel und dem Wasser und in der Lobby bekommt man kostenlose Getränke und Süßigkeiten. Die Bars und Restaurants waren gut und der Preis war recht vernünftig, das Frühstücksbuffet war ausreichend und reichte bis zum Abendessen vor. Der Concierge Service war auch super, man regelte hier ein Problem mit dem Mietwagen für uns obwohl wir den nicht einmal über das Hotel gebucht hatten.

    Ich kann das Hotel nur rundherum empfehlen.

    Great Value hotel


    Just back from 7 nights in the Southern Sun Waterfront (Previously the Holiday Inn Waterfront). Nice Hotel located just at the entrance to the road which leads directly into the famous V&A Waterfront. Shuttle bus runs to the Waterfront at regular intervals or you can do as we did and stroll it in about 10 minutes.

    Nice Tourist class hotel with a decent restaurant, separate breakfast area and a nice bar. There is also a small but adequate swimming pool with suning area although sunbathing is naturally way down the priority list when visiting Cape Town. Concierge desk has loads of options for tours, restaurants etc and are more than helpful in making bookings and getting taxis etc. Limited but adequate 24 hour room service available at very reasonable rates. There have a couple of Mercedes C class cars and you can arrange to be collected / dropped at the airport for 240 Rand ( €25) as opposed to approximately €22 in a regular taxi. Driver will meet you in arrivals hall with name card etc. A few nice touches also were the free sweets and juices at reception in the afternoons and a free local paper daily to your room. If you need a late check-out this can be arranged. We arranged to hold onto our room until 8pm for only 30 Euro on the day we left which was brilliant. All of the staff we encountered were genuinely friendly and helpful.

    We got a room only rate of €65 per room per night which we felt was top class. There are undoubtedly "better" and "nicer" hotels in the V&A Waterfront itself but in a lot of cases the price is for the location and not the quality of hotel.

    There is so much to do in Cape Town that a lot of your time will be spent away from the hotel. We felt the this hotel was a perfect base for our week in Cape Town and couldn't fault it in any way.

    Gibt nichts zu berichten!


    Wir hatten dieses Hotel in letzter Minute gebucht, sodass wir vor unserer Ankunft kaum Zeit hatten, es zu prüfen!

    Das Hotel war früher einmal ein Holiday Inn, und wenn der Standard hier auch höher ist, als man es von einer Kette erwarten würde, ist es immer noch ein großes Kettenhotel!

    Es liegt am Ende der Straße zur Waterfront, und alle 30 Minuten fährt ein Shuttlebus für 10 ZAR pro Person.

    Aber abgesehen davon gibt es eigentlich nicht viel in der Nähe des Hotels (außer noch mehr Hotels und einem Spirituosenladen!).

    Als wir um 8 Uhr morgens ankamen, gab man uns ein älteres Zimmer, in dem wir uns umziehen und duschen konnten, was sehr nett war.

    Das Personal war während unseres gesamten Aufenthalts hilfsbereit und gut gelaunt, und abgesehen davon, dass wir morgens zu lange auf unseren Tee warten mussten, und dass man uns am letzten Tag vor unserer Abreise zum Flughafen kein Zimmer zum Duschen zur Verfügung stellte, gibt es nichts auszusetzen.

    Ein Wort der Warnung: Der Pool gleicht mehr einer Badewanne, so klein ist er; außerdem bekommt er nach 14 Uhr keine Sonne mehr.

    Insgesamt ist es ein sauberes, durchschnittliches Hotel. Ich würde allerdings empfehlen, sich ein Hotel direkt an der Waterfront oder in Camps Bay zu nehmen, wo all die guten Restaurants sind, wenn Sie nicht überall mit dem Shuttlebus/Taxi hinfahren wollen.

    Nothing to write home about!


    We booked this hotel last minute so didn't really have a lot of time to investigate before we arrived!

    It used to be a Holiday Inn, so although the standard is higher than you would expect from this chain, it is still a big chain hotel!

    The hotel is located at the top of the main road to the Waterfront, and a shuttle bus runs every 30mins for 10ZAR per person.

    However apart from this there really isn't a lot around the hotel, (except more hotels, and an off licence!)

    Upon arrival at 8 in the morning we were given one of the older rooms to change in and have a shower which was a nice touch.

    Throughout the stay the staff were helpful and cheerful and apart from waiting too long for tea at Breakfast and not being given a room to shower in before we headed to the airport on our last day there is nothing to complain about.

    Be warned the pool is more of a bath tub as its so small, and does not get any sun after about 2pm in the afternoon.

    Overall this is a clean, average hotel. However I would recommend staying somewhere either actually on the Waterfront or in Camps Bay by the nice restaurants if you want to avoid having to take shuttle buses/taxis everywhere.

    Ausgezeichnete Lage und toller Service


    Das Hotel Southern Sun Cape Town (ehemals Holiday Inn Waterfront) war die erste Unterkunft in unserem Urlaub in verschiedenen Hotels in Südafrika.

    Die Zimmer waren gut und das Bad geräumig mit ausgezeichneter Dusche und separater Badewanne.

    Die Angestellten waren - ohne Ausnahme - freundlich und hilfsbereit und taten einfach alles, um für einen angenehmen Aufenthalt der Gäste zu sorgen.

    Frühstück war hervorragend. Ein riesiges Buffet mit Cerealien, Aufschnitt und Lachs, frischem Obst, Gebäck oder auch warme Speisen.

    Auch die kleinen Extras waren sehr schön, wie z. B. die Dame am Eingang, die die Gäste nach einem heißen Tag voller Besichtigungen mit einem Glas eisgekühlten Aromawasser begrüßte.

    Der Empfangschef war äußerst informativ und hilfsbereit, und es gibt einen kostenlosen Shuttlebus, der jede halbe Stunde zur V & A Waterfront fährt. Aber hier ein kleiner Tipp: Zur V & A kann man auch in nur 10 Minuten bequem zu Fuß gehen.

    Ach ja, und dann gibt es noch einen zwar kleinen, aber vollkommen ausreichenden Swimmingpool.

    Insgesamt eine perfekte Basis für ein paar wunderschöne Tage in Kapstadt.

    Excellent Location and Brilliant Service


    The Southern Sun Cape Town (formerly the Holiday Inn Waterfront) was our accomodation for the first part of our multi centre holiday in south africa.

    The rooms were good and the bathroom spacious with an excellent shower and a separate bath.

    The staff were - without exception - friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable.

    The breakfast was outstanding. A huge buffet with cereals, cold meats and salmon, fresh fruit, pastries, or a cooked breakfast option.

    There were also very nice little touches such as a lady by the front door with a glass of iced, flavoured water to greet you when you came in from a hot day of sighseeing.

    The concierge was extremely informative and helpful and there is also a complimentary shuttle bus leaving every 1/2 hour to take you to the V & A waterfront. A little tip though - you can easily walk to the V & A and it's only a 10 munite stroll.

    Oh and theres a small but perfectly adequate swimming pool as well.

    All in all a perfect base for an excellent few days in Cape Town

    Un hôtel très bien situé avec un excellent superbe


    Le Southern Sun Cape Town (anciennement le Holiday Inn Waterfront) était la première des nombreuses étapes de nos vacances en Afrique du Sud.

    Les chambres était bien et la salle de bain spacieuse avec une excellente douche et une baignoire séparée.

    Le personne était, sans exception, aimable et serviable et ils se mettaient en quatre pour rendre notre séjour agréable.

    Le petit déjeuner était exceptionnel: un immense buffet avec des céréales, des viandes froides, du saumon, des fruits frais, des viennoiseries ou un petit déjeuner préparé à la carte.

    Il y avait aussi de délicates attentions comme une dame qui vous accueillait à l'entrée avec un verre bien frais d'eau aromatisée quand vous rentriez d'une journée d'excursions en pleine chaleur.

    Le concierge était très serviable et de bon conseil. Il y avait aussi une navette gratuite qui partait toutes les demi-heures pour le V & A Waterfront. Un petit conseil tout de même: il est facile de marcher jusqu'au V & A et ça ne prend qu'une dizaine de minutes.

    Oh, il y a aussi une piscine, petite mais tout à fait suffisante.

    En bref, cet hôtel est une étape idéale pour un excellent séjour de quelques jours au Cap.

    Ausgezeichnetes Hotel, ausgezeichnete Lage!


    Und jetzt zum Southern Sun Cape Town Waterfront, ein ausgezeichnetes Hotel in ausgezeichneter Lage! Das Hotel ist sehr schick und scheint kürzlich renoviert worden zu sein. Unser Zimmer war groß, makellos sauber und sehr komfortabel mit wundervollem Blick auf Table Mountain. Das Empfangspersonal war unglaublich freundlich und hilfsbereit. Das Frühstück muss wohl das beste gewesen sein, das ich je in einem großen Hotel gegessen habe: Das umfangreiche Buffet war von ausgezeichneter Qualität und der Service war äußerst aufmerksam. Weitere Pluspunkte waren der schöne Außenpool und der Barbereich. Wärmstens zu empfehlen, und wir hoffen, schon bald wieder einmal hierher kommen zu können!

    Excellent Hotel, Excellent location!


    Now the Southern Sun Cape Town Waterfront, this is an excellent hotel in a fantastic location! The hotel is very smart and looks like it has been recently refurbished. Our room was large, spotlessly clean and very comfortable with a wonderful view of Table Mountain. Reception staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The breakfast has to be the best I've ever experienced in a large hotel; the extensive buffet was of an excellent standard and the service extremely attentive. An added bonus was the lovely outdoor pool and bar area. Highly recommended and hope to return soon!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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