My wife and I visited Cape Town for the first time and we weren't sure
whether to book a hotel in the centre or a little further out in Sea
Point. We ended up staying 5 nights in the New Kings Hotel and didn't regret it.
Staff at reception appeared to have cocked up my taxi from the airport but I was picked up within 15 minutes following a call to the hotel. Staff were very friendly throughout my stay and gave me vouchers for free wifi access and car parking.
The hotel is new, modern and clean. We were allocated a room on the 5th floor with beautiful views of Lion's Head. The room was open plan and it felt a little weird stepping out of the shower cubicle straight into the room. Rooms are equipped with a large LCD TV (plenty of footy on satellite channels) and a sound system to hook up your ipod.
Breakfast could have been better as food was limited but it was free so I can't complain. You can sit out on the terrace overlooking the ocean your toast, cerial and coffee.
The best thing about the hotel is it's surroundings: two large supermarkets, a great noodle bar (Simply Asia), cafes, a spa and various other small shops are located in the complex. There is a great vibe within the building with a mix of young, old folks, families, tourists and local residents.
There are plenty of transport options to get into the centre / V&A with buses running along the sea front and the bus stop for the red & blue city tours is only a few steps away. However the cheapest and most convenient way of traveling is to flag down one of the minibuses which pass the hotel every 2-3 minutes and will cost you less than R5 (40p). Clifton Beaches and Camps Bay are only 10 minutes drive away and are well worth a visit.
I would definetely recommend this hotel to people like us who headed out in the morning, bought drinks & snacks from the supermarket downstairs, jumped into a minibus and went sightseeing all day, returned for some noodles at Simply Asia, back in to the room, hooked up our ipod to the tv, watched a movie... - we were more than happy!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The New Kings Hotel is centrally located in cosmopolitan Sea Point with panoramic views of Lions Head and the Atlantic Ocean.Situated within walking distance of the Sea Point Promenade and close to the world renowned V&A Waterfront, Camps Bay and Clifton beaches famous for their Blue Flag status.The New Kings Hotel is a chic boutique property, offering 42 designer rooms and a well appointed restaurant, cocktail bar terrace with sea views and attention to detail to meet all the international travelers’ requirements.In the Piazza da Luz below enjoy the vibrant lifestyle of the Cape with various eateries, food stores, beauty, health, hairdresser, clothing, art, business services and a wellness spa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- New Kings Hotel Cape Town, South Africa