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The Glam

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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Pretoria, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Address: 40 Burg Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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