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The Glam

40 Burg Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The room was beautiful and spacious as they only had a family room available. This room needs an air conditioner badly. It was so hot. A small fridge would also be a great idea. The rates are too high for what you get.

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Whereas my room (Marilyn Monroe) was nice, spacious and clean - this 'hotel' is just missing too much. First and foremost no internet connection, not even a pay-option. For me this is totally unacceptable. You can use the Wifi in the 'foyer' only that this is not a foyer but only a small hall without chairs or anything in front... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I could take it all, shower and toilet in the same room as my bed. Random people on the foyer.... No safe, no air-con, no breakfast. But Not having a generator and no one coming to check on you or bring you some candles. 😒 Please don't wait your money by booking hear

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Pretoria, South Africa
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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We did not like the hotel area. It is dangerous to walk alone at night. You can hear all the noise from neighboring rooms. The room doesn't have air conditioning. The elevator is old and bad conditions. the hotel doesn't have parking. The hotel does not provide breakfast. Doesn't have wi-fi. The bed is comfortable and enjoyable, but the room... More 

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I would have tolerated all the negative aspects of the hotel if I felt I had paid a fair price for it. I understand paying a premium during high season (stayed 5 nights during new years), but the price was outrageous for what was delivered. Pros: Location Cons: Shared bathroom / too much clarity in the room - woke up... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The Glam is supposed to be a fun, chic, boutique hotel. It is actually a hostel with cool decor. The staff were super nice - truly. But first of all, there was no internet in the room (and no slight refund offered...this is an issue!) I had to sit on the floor of the lobby to use the internet. Did... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I stayed at The Glam for 5 nights in July. The staff were absolutely lovely and was always willing to help me with directions or advice. It Is situated in a great location! Markets are right outside your doorstep, Long Street is only a short walk away. Would definitely stay here again.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We spent 2 nights in The Glam hotel and found the place suitable to our needs: location is indeed excellent and room was comfortable. Though we took the somewhat strange option of room with shower (we stayed in the Marlene Dietrich room), but shared toilet, we managed with it and didn't face any problem with it. The room has good... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Greeted by extremely nice staff who recommended multiple restaurants, shops, activities, etc. Rooms were very nice, tastefully decorated, beds were comfortable. We stayed on the second floor, at the time I had no idea that there was only a shower in the room. A glass enclosed shower, which was nice, but could be awkward if you are traveling with only... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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