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“Super Location & Well Connected” 4 of 5 stars
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Strand Tower Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corner Loop & Strand Streets, Cape Town Central ZA-8001, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #71 of 103 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Super Location & Well Connected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

ST is situated in heart of Cape Town and 5 mins away from the Hot & Happening “Water Front”. Been here in a Group Tour and liked the food & ambience. Rooms are well done up and very cosy. I would rate it as 3.5 stars, swimming pool on the 2nd floor is good, tiny though. However the sitting area near the pool is super and gives a great cozy feeling. Ust visit place is Table mountain & Must do adventure activity in South Africe are: Shark Cage diving, bungee jumping, sky diving, Ostrich farm (take a ride & touch/feed them) & Animal park where you can see different types of animals closely. Also for a fee you can enter tiger/leopard cub cage to play with them & also have a play with king cobras.

Room Tip: Prefer rooms on higher floor for a view of Waterfront and city.
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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManagerSTH, General Manager at Strand Tower Hotel, responded to this review, January 3, 2012
Dear RachitReview,

Thank you very much for your review of the Strand Tower Hotel! I am really happy to hear that you had a memorable stay at the Strand Tower Hotel in Cape Town! It sounds like you had many things to do and were able to explore Cape Town in a good manner.
Please make sure that you come back to us next time you are in Cape Town!

Kind regards,
Jerome van Helden
General Manager
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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 of 5 stars
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36 hotel reviews
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

very good quality everything but not in the best part of town and if you happen to visit for New Year avoid the area! The traditional 'Koon Carnival' starts and ends in that part of town and it gets exceptionally dangerous - especially if you happen to be white. Revellers get overly drunk and drugged and go nuts in the streets. I retreated to film the street chaos from the 1st floor swimming pool level but was pleased to be sage in the confines of the hotel. At that time of year find something in Clifton, Camps Bay or Hout Bay but avoid the town centre at all costs!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManagerSTH, General Manager at Strand Tower Hotel, responded to this review, January 3, 2012
Dear Wolfus,

Thank you for your review about the Strand Tower Hotel. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review after 11 months. We do hope we can welcome you next time you visit Cape Town in our hotel!
Kind regards,
Jerome van Helden
General Manager
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

The Strand Tower Hotel in Cape Town's city center is really coming into its own! Great central location and easy to explore the sights from here. It offers great value and the staff really make the place. Nothing is too much trouble. We just had a group from Ireland staying here and they had a fabulous time. The group stayed for 8 nights and the hotel managed to vary the menu, change dinner venues, bring in entertainment just to keep it fresh and novel. Some of our group had mobility issues and the hotel went out of their way to accommodate them. Even when the one of our group was allocated a room that was a bit noisy, the hotel re located them to a quieter corner even though running very high occupancy.

Room Tip: Make sure you ask for a room that is higher up and not overlooking the nightclub
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManagerSTH, General Manager at Strand Tower Hotel, responded to this review, December 6, 2011
Dear Mark,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about the Strand Tower Hotel! I am delighted to hear that your group had a great time. I must honestly say that we had a great time catering for you. As we always strive to give an unforgettable stay to the guests, it was a pleasure to get a great response from your group members!

Please do let us know when you are planning to visit Cape Town again, and hopefully we can accomodate you again!

Kind regards,

Jerome van Helden
General Manager
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

This Hotel is conveniently located, with clean rooms. Reception staff is good and well mannered. House keeping is just average, though the cleaning is done well. Rooms are small and the reason could be that this is in the main area. CTICC is walk able distance. Located close to main bus and train station.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManagerSTH, General Manager at Strand Tower Hotel, responded to this review, December 1, 2011
Dear Josi_Cherian,
Thank you for review! It is great to hear that you were overall satisfied with the hotel.
We look forward to be able to welcome you again in our hotel!

Kind regards,

Jerome van Helden
General Manager
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Brussels, Belgium
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Found this hotel last-minute, at rock-bottom rate, just a few days before departing to Cape Town. At that price the value was great: good service overall, quiet airconditioned room with all necessary amenities and everything in working order. Didn't have breakfast there but used the parking lot for our rental car two nights.
The hotel is conveniently located as you can safely walk to all tourist attractions in the old town, while the Waterfront is just a few minutes away by car or taxi.
All in all good value for money, but if you need to pay the normal rates it might be worthwhile to check alternatives.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManagerSTH, General Manager at Strand Tower Hotel, responded to this review, December 1, 2011
Dear GypsyKingBrussels,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel after your stay in December 2010. We are glad that you value the hotel for its location and the value for money. We are looking forward to welcome you again in the hotel!

Kind regards,

Jerome van Helden
General Manager
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Western Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

It was excellent all round, the service, the food, rooms, the people.
We were given a great package that included breakfast and dinner - nice, fresh food with lots of choice.

The package also included use of their prestigious Executive Club, with Internet faciliies. We went to this club for rest and winding down and also to pick some little, little goodies to bite.
We just loved it all.

Room Tip: Look for rooms with views of the Table Mountain
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

The room was quite nice and the breakfast was good.
Nevertheless, I had a few problems:
- the room wasn't ready when I arrived and they changed it to let me in, but instead of a king size bed, I found two single beds..
- before leaving I left my luggages for a few hours in the luggage room and when I came back to pick them up, my memory stick was gone!
- I left the empty bottle of body and hair soap in the sink for two days hoping they would have filled it up, but nothing happened and they left it there.. empty

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Corner Loop & Strand Streets, Cape Town Central ZA-8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#56 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Strand Tower Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 242
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Strand Tower Hotel is located in the hub of Cape Town’s CBD on the corner of bustling Strand and Loop Streets. It offers 4 Star accommodation, making it the ideal place to stay for business, conference and leisure travellers.Free internet of 100MB daily is available to all our guests. Secure on site parking.Cape Town’s business centre is within easy walking distance from the Strand Tower Hotel. The city’s many major tourist attractions, such as Table Mountain, Robben Island and the V&A Waterfront, are also within easy access from the hotel. Other notable landmarks nearby include the Cape Town International Convention Centre. With three World Heritage Sites, Cape Town has a wide range of attractions that include a diverse mix of cultural, historical and historical sites, as well as a host of outdoor and leisure activities. From entertainment, nature and environment to world-class wining and dining – the Mother City offers something for everyone.Boasting a gym, sauna, bar, restaurant and satellite television, the Strand Tower Hotel is almost entirely self contained. So much so, that our guests don’t even need to go outside.The hotel has plenty of facilities to keep you entertained and relaxed. The pool deck, which is located on the second floor of the hotel, provides guests with a lush, tranquil oasis in the heart of the city. The gym area, sauna and steam room allow guests to destress after a long day while having fabulous views of Table Mountain. ... more   less 
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