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Urban Hip Icon Hotel

Corner of Lower Long Street and Hans Strydom | Foreshore, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Ranked #89 of 103 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We spent two weeks at this hotel, me, my wife and our 1 year daughter. The apartment was big enough for the baby, has a well equipped kitchen and nice bed. The window's view was GREAT, was possible seeing the Table Mountain. The employees were fine, and helpful. The pool was closed during all my stay. There was no breakfast,... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We booked and paid for an apartment at icon 3 months in advance only to arrive in cape town after 25 hours flying to be told expedia had cancelled the booking and shown a piece of paper with the booking name (and several others) under the heading of "double booked rooms". I rang expedia they said the hotel has overbooked... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

The Icon is very central and only a short walk away from Cape Town International Convention Center and the ever jovial Long Street, this self catering hotel offers luxurious rooms with 360 degrees of breathtaking views of the harbor and the Table mountain! This is Heaven in Africa’s most beautiful City, the Design Capital of the world, dinner at the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Negatives: We booked a double bedroom suite and on arrival was told that none were available but we could have 2 single bedroom suites next to each other. We were OK with this as we were all adults but there would be a problem if you were travelling with small children. No free Wifi and min cost of Wifi Card... More 

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California, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

I stayed for almost 3 weeks at this hotel and had to buy many wifi cards because the time ran out so quickly due to dropped connections and the fact that they don't tell you that you have to completely sign off not only on the log off page but also on the wifi connection itself. This was a new... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012 via mobile

When I checked in. there was a colored guy came pretended to be hotel bellboy.He showed us the room opened the windows& wanted to show our kids room(which was on the other floor )later. We gave him tip and said "it's ok"..we left Our bags in the room except the camera bag which he said it was ok to left... More 

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72 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

We stayed at the Urban in March 2012 and choose the hotel as it was an apartment hotel near the start of the Cape Argus Bike race. We were upgraded to a three bedroom suite. The accommodation includes a kitchen but has no internal laundry facility. There is a Laundrette in the building that charged R65 ( about $8.50) for... More 

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

My business partner and I chose to stay at the Urban Hip Hotel on a recent business trip to Cape Town and will definitely be going back! The rooms were spacious and it was great to have some extra space in terms of the kitchenette and lounge. The location is very convenient and the value excellent –we payed the same... More 

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60 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

I recently spent three nights here. It was hard checking in as there was no place to park. I had to park in a lot in the back, then lug my bags over. This place isn't bad, and within walking distance to some great restaurants, downtown shopping and sites. Nice to see that Cape Town's CBD has become safer and... More 

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Port Harcourt, Nigeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

Very nice hotel in a very central and location. Only check-in was poor cos the front desk attendant was not aware there was a currency exchange right across the street from the hotel. She sent us off on a wild goose chase to Georges' square (almost 400m off-course). Other than that everything else was good. Its a spaciuos hotel apartment,... More 

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