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Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town

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1 Lower Buitengracht Street | Private Bag X3, Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This venue keeps itself ahead of the curve on guest relationships and attention to detail without any prompting from us. Its probably driven from top to bottom with great management values! Ta and Wow

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Stayed here for business purposes. Good accommodation reasonably priced for Cape Town. Unfortunately the rooms at the back side of the hotel has a very limited view. Very close to the Cape Town International Convention Centre. You can walk there in about 3 minutes. If you walk there please note it is not under cover. Centrally located. Parking only R50... More 

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Randburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Had booked a business meeting for Friday. Great friendly greeting and check in. All staff were really friendly and courteous. Comfortable room etc. Had a great scrumptious dinner in the Yizani restaurant. Meeting room was ready on time and teas, coffees and finger lunch surpassed expecations.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great hotel to stay at as well as have a business meeting. Nice warm friendly check in. Great restaurant, scrumptious good. Well organised meeting venue along with eats etc. Walking distance from the Waterfront.

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Nantes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything was excellent. Excellent value for the price including breakfast buffet and dinner buffet with drinks Included. Nice and warm welcome and service by all people, joking and paying attention to us in all situations.

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Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here as a solo female visiting for a conference and felt very well taken care of. One of the guest relations managers greeted me by name whenever he saw me and asked how I was. The staff in the breakfast room were always incredibly friendly and the food at the breakfast buffet and from room service was fantastic.

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

Thank you, megsmay for the wonderful review. We are glad that you had a lovely stay with us, and your kind words have been forwarded on to the staff especially our guest relations manager. We pride ourselves on creating memorable moments for all our guests, and we are glad that you felt taken care of. We wish you safe travels... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're looking for a value-for-money consistent hotel in central Cape Town, this hotel is fine. The service was pretty good outside of the dinner restaurant where we waited for our meal. The hotel is clean, as you would expect, the wifi worked well and I had a room with a great view of Table Mountain.

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

Thank you, KrissySAUK for choosing to stay with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found us value-for-money. We thank you for your feedback regarding dinner service and we will look into deliverying a more efficient dining experience. Wishing you safe travels, and we hope to see you with us again in the... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent services, helpful and charming staff from the reception, dining, housekeeping as well as concierge. They gave quick and easy directions to places of interest. The dining was jam packed during breakfast but staff managed to seat hotel guests within a short period of time. Excellent hotel, I will recommend it to all my friends.

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

Thank you, 887maryz for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that you had a great stay with us and your positive feedback regarding the helpful and charming staff have been passed on to them. We are glad that the hotel's location suited you and although breakfast was busy you were seated without... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at this hotel as part of an organised tour. The location is very good as it is near to the Waterfront area where there are lots of bars, restaurants and shops - and as a bonus the hotel operates a regular free shuttle bus. The staff at the hotel were very welcoming, polite and friendly... More 

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

Thank you, janswill for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, as well as the hotel's location in close proximity to the V&A Waterfront. Your kind words regarding the staff and breakfast offering have been noted and passed on. We wish you safe travels, and hope... More 

Fayetteville, North Carolina
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18 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was sitting in the lobby talking in the phone next to probably four security guards and there was a couple that was not staying at the hotel that stole my wallet. The lady entertained all around while the man took the wallet inside the newspaper and took away. All in front of the security guards and recorded in their... More 

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