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Glen Boutique Hotel

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4.0 of 5
3 The Glen Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My partner and I stayed at The Glen from Feb-March 2015. Yes over a month in the same hotel. We were a little worried about staying there for so long as it's easy to tire staying in the same place. BUT WOW no way. What a gem we loved it. We travel a lot and stay in hotels all over... More 

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Madrid
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Hotel is nice and the staff is extremely friendly; except the owner (Mike or Mark, who can be very unpleasant) They offer a great breakfast with a wide range of options. Lunch I would skip...we twice ordered it while at the Pool and apart from waiting for 30-45 minutes (once just for a cheese platter), it bwas not very... More 

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JoeSetchell, Owner at Glen Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Madrid_2007, It is with great sadness that we read this review. We do our utmost to go above and beyond what is expected to please and satisfy our guests. If your issues had been raised at the time, perhaps we could have rectified your concerns sooner. As it happens we received your comments almost 5 months after your stay,... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our stay immensely thanks to the kind and friendly staff of this lovely hotel. The service is outstanding and warm. Can't say enough of how we loved every minute of staying there. Breakfast is of very high quality and wide variety. Rooms are comfy, and beautifully designed. Most recommended.

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JoeSetchell, Manager at Glen Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ronitl2015, Thank you for your kind review, I too enjoyed it immensely! We hope to see you back here very soon! All the best, The Glen Team More 

Oslo
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for four nights at the Glen when visiting Cape Town for the first time over Easter. It is really a boutique hotel that has understood the "boutique" part of it, with very attentive service, personality and the right details that make this to your home for some days and a place you certainly wanna come back to. We... More 

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JoeSetchell, Manager at Glen Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear businessandpleasure, Thank you very much for your positive feedback. Our service is paramount and thank you acknowledging this. We do offer a great menu for dinner, but by know means does this compare to Cape Town's abundance of fine eateries... that said, we're launching our BOA Restaurant later on this year, which will offer a culinary masterclass worthy of... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upfront I need to point out I was upgraded to the penthouse, so I got a lot more than I paid for. The penthouse is beautiful, I think worth the advertised rates. Lovely pool area, breakfast was excellent. The spa is tiny but the treatment I had was professional, really good and good value at the 50% reduction I got... More 

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theglenhotel, General Manager at Glen Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Luigi, Thank you for your 5-Star review of the Glen Boutique Hotel and Spa. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your time here at the Glen and that you were able to experience our Penthouse and excellent customer service. Our Rain Forest Spa uses 100% natural products, all hand made locally in Swellendam. Our rate of R575... More 

Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently stayed here for four nights with my partner at the beginning of a two week tour of the Cape. As someone who is extensively travelled all over the world it's hard to find fault with this small hotel. We booked the very reasonably priced airport transfer and had a lovely driver who gave us lots of information about the... More 

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theglenhotel, General Manager at Glen Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review on the Glen Boutique Hotel and Spa. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you during your visit to South Africa. We are already looking forward to your return to the Glen... we will hold the breakfast for you! Have a safe trip back home, regards from the whole Glen team. More 

South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My hubby and I arrived at The Glen Boutique Hotel for a few days stay in Cape Town. We were welcomed by Abigail and Siya and Phil, with their pleasant attitude and professionalism I knew I had chosen the right hotel. Abigail ushered us to the outdoor area which has many tables and chairs, looking onto the two beautiful swimming... More 

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JoeSetchell, Manager at Glen Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Shirley778, What a beautiful review! Thank you so much for your custom, it was a real pleasure having you both at our hotel! I hope the 'matches' collection is building with ours front centre! I trust it was a safe journey back to Johannesburg :-) There will be an apple crumble awaiting your arrival next time! Very best, Joe More 

Copenhagen
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I keep coming back to this incredible gem of a hotel :) Everything works! When you arrive you already feel welcome. During my stay the staff keeps surprising me with their smiles, positive attitude and helpfulnes (and I have stayed here several times, but I keep being happily surprised). The pool is just great and even though it is windy... More 

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JoeSetchell, Manager at Glen Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear PonyCopenhagen, Thank you so much for your lovely review, and we're thrilled to hear we're your favourite hotel! We don't have favourite guests, but if we did... you'd be ours! :-) Take care of yourselves and see you soon! Very best, Joe More 

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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Upon arrival we were very pleasantly surprised as the front exterior was an elegant period building beautifully lit with lush gardens (this was also throughout the whole complex) Abigail and Phil immediately greeted us, checked us in, took care of our luggage and showed us to an outdoor table in a chic area over looking the two pools paved with... More 

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JoeSetchell, Manager at Glen Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Keimax, Wow wow wow! Such an unbelievable review, our team are over the moon! Such a thorough and well written account of your stay too. We aim to please everyone as we have done for you. Please keep coming back, it was a pleasure to have you here :-) All the very best form the entire team! Joe More 

rochester, ny
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103 reviews 103 reviews
82 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a hotel built around swimming pools and other outdoor areas. My room was adequate with a comfortable bed but it was not the sort of room to enjoy in and of itself. It was basically a concrete box with one uncomfortable chair. The pools are attractive and there seemed to be plenty of room for guests to lounge... More 

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JoeSetchell, Manager at Glen Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear snorfs, Thank you for your review, it's lovely to know our service exceeds expectations. That is something we do our upmost to maintain. We're sorry that on this occasion you were not completely satisfied with your room. It's unfortunate we did not know this at the time as we could have certainly made an arrangement to move/upgrade you to... More 

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