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Fountains Hotel

1 St Georges Mall | cnr. Heerengracht & Hans Strydom, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Ranked #90 of 103 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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perth wa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 7 nights in a 2 bedroom apartment. Kitchen was well appointed, huge bathroom and comfortable beds... Apartments have an electrical allowance meter in each room and you are given a quota which needs to be topped up, by the staff if it running low - didn't know about this until we had no electricity one afternoon!! The... More 

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NEW DELHI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for 1 week during WINDaba conference in Cape Town. The hotel location is amazing since it's very close to CTICC (cape town international convention centre); the conference venue for WINDaba 2014. The hotel is very near to prime shopping area in the city but not ideal if you want to enjoy Camps Bay/ Clifton beach daily.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This has been one of the worst experiences ever. Smelly, dirty, old. Go somewhere else!!! I am 2 scared to take of my shoes. I am phoning a friend to ask if I can stay with her. And for a ridiculous price. What a rip off!!!!

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The staff at this hotel were very friendly and provided good service but the hotel itself is not well maintained. Rooms are definitely in need of repair, central air smells of cigarette smoke. On the positive side wifi is free and accessible in the rooms. Considering the price though, there are other centrally located options in Cape Town that are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This hotel is old style so don't expect to find it in a good condition however the room was clean and room service was good but the most important thing in the hotel is the location, the location is very near to the V&A (15 mins walk) and this gave us the opportunity to plan the greatest trip ever by... More 

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Cape Town
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15 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My guests, a group of 12 Chinese tourists liked the location, rooms and breakfast. Staff was friendly. Ideal for business people as it is walking distance from the Cape Town International Convention Centre and public transport. Situated opposite Cape Town's main railway station servicing local and national destinations.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Old , tired smelly, small rooms old bathrooms. Dirty carpets , definitely not a 4 star hotel aircons just a fan blowing hot air, havent tried the food yet, staff pleasant , just feels unsafe to walk to the shop. Bath disgusting some persons bunch of hair in the plug hole yuk, yuk yuk. Not worth a star

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I was hoping for better from this older hotel but it is in severe need of a good refurbishment. It's probably easier to list the short comings: 1) the lifts were playing up so you sometimes waited ages for one to arrive and sometime it didn't so we were often forced to use the stairs. 2) The air conditioner in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I visted ct yesterday to meet up with a friend. I had a lovely time with friend. ....upon wanting to shower the tap came off in my hand. Then the water was running and as the shower is in the bath, my head got drenched. I thought I'd quickly wash my hair. No shampoo. Everything was worn out. Everything in... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A perfectly good average 3 star hotel with nothing that really sets it apart from the average generic hotel. The rooms are very small and the fittings and furnishings are old and plain. It is in a central location, but with terrible access roads. You always need to wait for quite some time before you can get in to park.... More 

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