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40 Burg Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Ranked #78 of 120 hotels in Cape Town Central
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014
Steds Pretoria, 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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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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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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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Glendale, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Cute boutique hotel in central Cape Town, just steps from a market place with local crafts. Restaurants and coffee houses close by. Cute rooms with old Hollywood decor and a shower in each room. Toilet and sink down the hall. Staff very helpful. Rochelle there at the desk our entire stay. Made it feel like coming home. Very cozy with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

What a fantastic place! The decor was a spectacular old hollywood style, black and silver furniture and mirrors everywhere. Rachel, the hostess, was wonderful and helpful, and made us feel right at home. The place is small, I think there are only 4 or 5 rooms, so it has a very cozy and quiet atmosphere. Probably not the best hostel... More

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Additional Information about The Glam

Also Known As:
The Glam Cape Town, South Africa
Address: 40 Burg Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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