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Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Lower Buitengracht Street | Private Bag X3, Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for three nights during a trip to cape Town. The Southern Sun is a high rise hotel but everything inside is fantastic. The rooms are spacious with two double beds, the beds are very comfortable, the shower powerful, the staff are very friendly and helpful, but what makes this place so wonderful - is the food! Whether it... More

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Alexandroupoli, Greece
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355 reviews 355 reviews
105 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really good hotel at walking distance from the harbour site or waterfront Great big and clean rooms with modern design and furniture. Really good breakfast with many choice and variations is served here. Great and friendly staff makes perfect total.

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Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you, PeterSilvainMooij for taking the time to post your review of the hotel on TripAdvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope to see you when next you are in Cape Town. Kind regards Devon Justus Assistant Front Office Manager More

Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice hotel. Great location in the city center and with an efficient shuttle bus service. The staff was professional and very kind-hearted. Paid special attention to my 12-year old travel companion which made a lasting impression. Would definitely come and stay again.

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Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you Lena350 for the wonderful review. I'm glad you enjoyed the hotel's facilities and that we could spoil your travel companion as well. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel next time you are in Cape Town. Kind regards Devon Justus Assistant Front Office Manager. More

Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a great hotel and is centrally situated, close to the waterfront which is a great location, all the rooms have recently been upgraded and are 1st class. The staff are friendly and i will certainly be going back.

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Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you, Peter G for the great review on TripAdvisor. We are pleased that you enjoyed the newly renovated rooms and the location of the hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards Devon Justus Assistant Front Office Manager More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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85 reviews 85 reviews
71 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group stayed here and had an average time. They didn't find any thing wrong or right, just average. The food and rooms were neither good or bad but just average. The staff of which there are many were just average pressing all the right buttons. Not boring, just average. It almost seemed like a factory spewing out average businessmen... More

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Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Good day, Afriod Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. Your comments regarding the hotel have been noted. We at Southern Sun Waterfront do strive towards going the extra mile for our guests, and are disappointed to find that you only found the hotel average. Kind regards Devon Justus Assistant Front Office Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was awesome! I got engaged at this beautiful hotel 1 August 2014 and had the staff congratulate and celebrate with me :) Breakfast staff was pleasant and friendly.. Totally looking forward to the next visit!

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Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Congratulations KL Maduray on your engagement. All of us at the hotel wish you all the best for the future. Thank you for posting your wonderful review on TripAdisor, and we hope to see you back at the hotel very soon. Kind regards Devon Justus Assistant Front Office Manager More

Angola, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Support services to the guest are fantastic, quick access to the international airport and very close to entertainment Excellent rooms Fantastic food Efficient service and Phenomenal staff. The best in my point of view and well located

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Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you, MaloMen2014 for taking the time to review the hotel. I'm pleased to see that we were able to meet all your requirements for your stay in Cape Town. Your feedback regarding the staff have been past on them. Kind regards Devon Justus Assistant Front Office Manager More

Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there last week.The hotel is very conveniently located, close enough to waterfront. Rooms are good (though small), very friendly staff and a great breakfast buffet! They have a very convenient shuttle service for waterfront every 30 mins, drivers are very friendly and flexible enough (not causing inconvenience to other's travelling in shuttle), overall a great experience, should go... More

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Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Good day, ShaileshBMohan Thank you for your review on the hotel. Im glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Devon Justus Assistant Front Office Manager More

Vereeniging, South Africa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for two nights for a business conference. Location is ideal in terms of the hotel being within walking distance of the CTCC. My room was clean, my bed very comfortable. Breakfast was good. All in all a good place to stay. The downside however was the fact that I left my day and night Numue Moisturiser in error in... More

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Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Good day, Divediva22 Thank you for taking your time to post a review on TripAdvisor. We are glad you were happy with the hotel despite the missing moisturiser. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the future, so that we may restore your confidence in our staff. Kind regards Devon Justus Assistant Front Office Manager More

South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 2 nights whilst attending a convention. Wonderful spacious clean rooms, friendly professional staff - who always aim to accommodate guests. Excellent location especially close (walking distance) to Convention centre and de Waterkant restaurants. Easily accessible to all amenities. Breakfast very varied and delicious. There was a delay with my check in however they accommodated me and could not do... More

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Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you, funlovingSouthAfrica for taking the time to post a review on the hotel. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel. I'm also pleased to hear that we could make up for the delay in your check in. We hope to see you back in the near future. Kind regards Devon Justus Assistant Front Office... More

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Address: 1 Lower Buitengracht Street | Private Bag X3, Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town 4*
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Wonderful sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean assist in making the Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town a preferred business and holiday destination. A mere 15 minutes’ drive from Cape Town International Airport, a 5 minute walk from the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and within walking distance to the V&A Waterfront, this hotel is superbly located to offer every guest easy access to the sights and sounds of Cape Town. Breathtaking views of Table Mountain can be enjoyed from rooms that offer all the quality and comfort you would expect from a full service hotel. Offering guests a fitness centre, a pool and convenient meeting rooms and a business centre, the Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town caters for all possible business or leisure traveller needs.Modern, chic and spaciously comfortable, these Waterfront hotel rooms offer guests a rejuvenating, fully serviced escape from the bustling energy of Cape Town. The décor is tasteful and classy with an edge. Amenities cater for all possible requirements and include 24 hour in room dining and a host of channels available on satellite. Business travellers can make use of the in room wireless internet access and the workstation with work lamp. Smoking and wheelchair accessible rooms are available on request.Unique cuisine and relaxed dining are just two of the many aspects that make this a simply superb dining experience to all restaurant guests. The Yizani Restaurant is inspired by everything local and isauthentically South African. Yizani translates as “Come in...Welcome” in Xhosa, and is perfectly appropriate in that this restaurant offers a world-class welcome that sets the scene for the experience to follow. ... more   less 
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