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40 Burg Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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60 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff at the reception were very friendly and pleasant. The location was excellent. We stayed for only one night (Deluxe Room) so it didn't bother as much but there was no separate bathroom in our room...The toilet and shower was in the same room as where the bed was..which was a bit awkward. Luckily there was a shared bathroom... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I spent 5 Nights at “The Glam “and I must say the stay definitely will last long in my memory. The Theme and the décor are definitely impressive and made me feel real good. I have a decade experience in the hospitality industry and have never come across people like Nawaal and Rachel. Their positive attitude and swiftness are 2... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The hotel itself is not badly located - tucked behind Greenmarket Square, the evenings and early mornings feel a little dodgy when walking outside. The rooms are well decorated and clean, but lacking in what one would expect from a 'boutique hotel'. No toiletries other than shower gel, no dressing table, no hair dryer (wife joining from the 2nd night... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Where do I start - 1) beautiful rooms; spacious, glamorous decor, spotless. 2) Very helpful staff; I was quite apprehensive before visiting South Africa for the first time but the staff made me feel at ease. They have a guest liaison who helped organise my trip to Cape Point, Stellenbosch, Simons Town, Table Mountain and to/from the airport. 3) Perfect... More

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Paraparaumu Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Interesting to read other reviews.....you get what you pay for and in this instance it was cheap as Che but just the bees knees excuse the slang. Smiles go,a long way, breakfasts were superb, room was clean, nothing was a problem. Easy access to all we wanted, would go again

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Rooms are very nice and clean. Shared bathroom with only one toilet to share between all the rooms for ladies is absolutely ridiculous.No extra toilet paper provided anywhere,have to ask and wait for it...Walls are very thin,can eavesdrop without even listening.Showers in the room a bit weird,but better than sharing.Much better places to have breakfast.Lift is a bit of a... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We cannot complain about the nice and clean rooms although it had a shared bathroom. WiFi was not working but we could use the internet cafe computers without surcharge. Very friendly staff. It was not a good idea to get the overpriced breakfast, supermarket muffins and watery orange juice are not worth it. Instead go for the fabuluous breakfast places... More

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Munich, Germany
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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

While the "glam" theme is nicely executed and the location is great for Long Street and Bo Kaap, there were a number of things we did not appreciate: - Showers in the rooms are not the best idea; you can hear people taking showers in the adjacent rooms plus the water pipes are REALLY noisy. - Glass panes in the... More

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Pretoria
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The interior design of this place is excellent. It is a nice place with a homely touch and feeling. The manager is always there to assist at all times. To be fair, i rate this place high compared to places in its category. I had booked a deluxe room with showe, toile and basin in the same room. The place... More

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rural Washington
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23 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Check this place out! It is a prime spot (basically 10 steps away from Green Market Square), reasonably priced, and with outstanding service. Our room was lovely, the bed was comfortable, and I was amazed that the place wasn't teeming with people....it was that great!

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Address: 40 Burg Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
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#4 Best Value Hotel in Cape Town Central
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Cape Town's newest Boutique Accommodation - right in the middle of Cape Town. Beautiful Old Hollywood design throughout, with a touch of "old world incorporated with a classic crispness." The Glam is about enjoying life, having fun and making your experience memorable. We are perfectly nestled in the heart of the Central Business District of Cape Town, only steps away from GreenMarket Square which has seen a vast mix of cultures pass over its ancient cobbles. Perfectly located for anyone seeking the pleasure of shopping or the thrill of the clubbing. Don't forget how close we are to the natural scenery the Mother City has to offer you, whether on holiday or business. ... more   less 
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