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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bremen, Germany
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8 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for New Year's and even taking this into account, it was ridiculously overpriced. Rachel was very nice and helpful, but the cleaning ladies on the other hand, not the best! We had to keep on asking to bring us towels, which was extremely annoying because we were hanging our towels so they didn't need replacing!! There was no... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Thanks to Rachel from Glam : she always smiling, and ready to help you and give advices. No breakfast. Wifi not available in bedrooms floor :( ...........................................................................................................................................................................................

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My partner and I stayed at the Glam over my birthday week (May 5th to 11th). Overall I enjoyed the stay at the Glam, during which time we received excellent service from the manager, whose name I have unfortunately forgotten. She addressed any concerns we had promptly and politely and was very friendly (even when we woke her at 1am... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

No bathroom in the room (I guess this is my fault since I didn't check it in advance), breakfasts are not available, internet was not working for three days on the whole 2nd floor, no TV in the standard room and finally after leaving a piece of muffin on the table cockroach found him. In order to enter the hotel,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Really enjoyed our stay here. At night dead quiet which meant great sleep, a bit of noise from traders setting up in the morning, but not a big deal cause we woke up to explore in the mornings. The deluxe room was incredibly spacious and we had an open plan bathroom in our room; Note: Wasn't a problem for us... More 

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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 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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58 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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