C stands for Capetown, charismatic and charming city. Was here August 10-15, 2012 for a company-sponsored tour. They certainly did not take any chances. The choice of hotel could not have been more correct than Victoria & Alfred. Upon check-in, how about a glass of champagne? The always cheerful and ever courteous staff immediately change whatever concept you have of African culture. The room is spacious (including a 4-chair dining table!) and colorful (hues of blue, burgundy and gray). The bed lean but comfortable. The shower has the strongest water pressure in any hotel I've ever been, making for a squeaky clean bath. Some rooms have a captivating view of table mountain. Cable channels are few but as long as there is CNN and the Olympics, who cares? Breakfast is a truly culinary experience. Aside from the usual continental with cheese, crackers, croissant, capers, carrot and cucumber sticks, how about Rockefeller oysters, calf's liver, codfish and African capuccino. The fruit cocktail has the sweetest cantaloupe and honey dew melon. The chef can be so creative: we craved for garlic rice and he gladly obliged! Next time, crusted chicken curry perhaps? Turn down service includes different flavored chocolates nightly. The concierge is a champion for customer satisfaction; when our phone was accidentally hung, he came up and knocked to make sure we didn't miss our wake-up call. Of course, the hotel is conveniently located in the waterfront which means you can choose to shop for clothes, crafts, curios, music cd's and even cheap buys (must mention African trading port). Also restaurants of various cuisines (Belgian, Italian, German, Thai and more; no Chinese though). Your camera should always be ready to click away. Behind the hotel is a giant Olympic lego-like figure made of Coca-cola cases (clever!). They even have their own version of the London eye. To cap the night, you can chat and chill at Mitchell's brewery with a combination of beer and fish & chips. You might even catch a cool band. If anything else is concerned, consider the nearby mall. Overall a can't-forget trip. So whether it be for a conference or to bring the children, it would be common sense to come back to this hotel without compromise and beyond compare. In closing, I must confess that while composing this review, I clearly and consciously included words beginning with a C. If you were counting, it included 94 characters collectively. Ciao!
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