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Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cnr. Melbourne & Coronation Roads | PO Box 2979, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa (Formerly Garden Court Eastern Boulevard)   |  
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Ranked #61 of 103 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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“hotel with a view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Spent a long weekend over the Easter period at this hotel. One thing for sure is that this hotel has the perfect location. Its a 5 min drive into the city and waterfront area. easily accessible onto the routes for Camps Bay and Hout Bay. The hotel itself is clean and neat. Rooms are the average size for a Garden Court. Bathrooms are old but well maintained. Please ask for a room facing the waterfront and the others face the residential area and can be a bit boring! Parking is free. Breakfast was rather disappointing...firstly we had to wait 15 mins for a table. Food was average, it was a mission trying to get a cup of coffee as no clean cups were available. We asked over 5 times and eventually just gave up. Staff are cold and rather moody during the breakfast serving. Tables were also untidy. It seems like the hotel lacks sufficent staff to cater for the morning rush. Pity! Reception staff on the other hand are very helpful. All in all is a hotel with decent rates and an excellent location.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Hennie S, General Manager at Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard, responded to this review, August 24, 2012
Good Day Yosh00

Thank you very much for writing the review. We would like to apologise for the lack of service delivery to you during your stay , we have addressed the areas of concern and hope to see you back at the hotel in the future.

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Hennie Senekal
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  • Location
    4 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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Verona, Italy
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Ggod place, easy to reach, free parking, nice rooms and a very good choice for breakfast. Unfortunately internet access was very expensive. We stayed there for 5 nights. You need a car to reach the city center

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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Hennie S, General Manager at Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard, responded to this review, August 24, 2012
Good Day Domy5

Thank you very much for posting the review. I am glad you had a great stay. We are currently investigating our internet pricing model with the supplier.

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Hennie Senekal
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

I am presently staying at this hotel from 1July to 10July. Location is excellent and close to all amenities. Hotel is clean, neat and tidy. Staff and reception very warm and friendly. Breakfast is great and vegetarians are well catered for. Great value for money and highly recommended for a pleasant and comfortable stay!!!!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Dear Nirudurbs

Thank you for your posting and valued feedback.

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Hennie Senekal
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Johannesburg
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

A great value hotel while on business in Cape Town. Attentive service, clean rooms @ an affordable rate. The hotel is easy accessible via the highway from the airport within 10 - 15 minutes and the time to get into the city bowl is a mere 5 minutes.
The view over the harbour and the bay is very nice. I particularly liked the breakfast - a wide selection of cereals, fruit and eggs prepared on demand.
All in all a good place for business in CT. See you again!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hennie S, General Manager at Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard, responded to this review, May 21, 2012
Dear Soulman

Thank you very much for posting the revue. Hope to see you back soon.

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Hennie
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Durban, South Africa
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15 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

had an awesome vacation, and this hotel is very family orientated, definately not for a business person with tight deadlines needing peace and quite. Staff are very plesant and make every effort to please. Well located to allow easy access to city and surburbs. Very good value for money. Only, one has to queue for breakfast, but I suppose that during high season when hotel is full to capacity this is prone to happen.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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roadrunjohannesburg, General Manager at Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard, responded to this review, April 25, 2012
Dear Ferial

Thank you for taking the time to complete the review and your comments and rating. We hope to see you back soon.

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Hennie Senekal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

I have been going to Eastern Boulevard almost every December for the last 20 years and know all the staff and their names. I love the hotel because its home away from home. The new name is really not appropriate. We cannot name the whole of South Africa after Nelson Mandela. They could have named the Garden court in Port Elizabeth that name because of where it is geographically but not the Cape Town Garden Court.

Room Tip: Harbour facing rooms are spectacular.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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roadrunjohannesburg, General Manager at Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard, responded to this review, April 16, 2012
Dear Traveller

Thank you for posting your comment. We have noted your concern. We look forward in welcoming you back in December.

Kind Regards

Hennie Senekal
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

I specifically chose this hotel for it's location as I had to commute to Stellenbosch and needed to be near town, the V and A and Century City. Needless to say, I had no regrets as you are literally just off the highway and could get around with ease.

The added bonus was the beautiful vistas of the harbour, as well as clean room and adequate sumptuous breakfast.

Will have no hesitation in recommending this hotel if it suits your requirements.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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roadrunjohannesburg, General Manager at Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard, responded to this review, March 29, 2012
Dear Traveller

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor. We look forward to welcoming you back at our hotel soon.

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Address: Cnr. Melbourne & Coronation Roads | PO Box 2979, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa (Formerly Garden Court Eastern Boulevard)
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#54 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard 3*
Number of rooms: 292
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mother City is an ever-popular travel destination that unfortunately has a reputation for over-priced accommodation. The Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard Hotel, assures affordability and everything else you have come to expect from Southern Sun. Offering spectacular views of Table Bay, this hotel affords easy access to the N2 which will take you to the CBD and some of the world’s most beautiful beaches in one direction and the delightful Southern Suburbs and Winelands in the other. ... more   less 
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Garden Court Eastern Boulevard Hotel Cape Town Central
Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard Cape Town, South Africa

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