We stayed in Juliette A on the Waterfront and there is no doubt these are lovely apartments in a quiet area of Cape Town. The apartment itself was easy enough to find (we drove from Cape Town airport) and however the welcome we got was not the friendliest and it seemed to be a chore to show us where the apartment was, however I would say that after this intial meeting the staff were very helpful.
The apartment itself was very large, with a lovely ensuite, masses of wardrobe space, well equpped kitchen, huge balcony and amply sitting area with sofa, chairs and a 6 person table. The apartment was clean (although the maid did not make the bed every day) and well maintained. There did appear to be a few cracks where the apartment had moved and so some tiles were cracked,however this is not an issue for anyone other than the owner. There are three swimming pools around the complex but one of them was only open to residents (rather than guests). Also under the apartments are parking spaces for your care if you hire one.
The waterfront is towards the northern part of Cape Town and is a 5 minute walk from the lively bars and restaurants of the waterfront and you need to use your door entry card to get in and out of the complex which means it feels very secure.
In Cape Town itself the best places to eat are Baia which did a really good cape salmon, also Signal in one of the hotels was one of the best places we have eaten in. Chateaubriand for R175 we thought was a bargain, and the glass of Viognier I had was superb.
We also visited Robben Island which as a bit of a disappointment it lacked te gravitas of other sites of hardship that we have visited, however the boat trip is worth it so you can see the Cape Town waterfront. Also the staff that work in the ticket office are incredible rude and customer service is not in the remit when getting a job there. We visited Table Mountain which is worth the money just to travel on a 360 degree revolving cable car. When you get to the top there are three walks depending on your fitness levels, there are also fantastic views around the bay. In addition we also visited the penguin farm which was worth the trip (if you like penguins) and took a trip around the cape.
Cape Town does suffers from a fair few beggars, and the luminus jacket brigade who will ask you for money because they happen to be near your car when you park. However if you just walk past they tend to go onto the next person.
Overall I thought the apartments were very good, clean and comfortable and would happily recomment them, I was just not that fussed by Cape Town itself.
- Also Known As:
- Waterfront Village Hotel Cape Town Central
- Waterfront Village Hotel
- Waterfront Village Cape Town, South Africa
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- The Waterfront Village is situated on the water's edge in the picturesque marina and offers a unique and exquisite setting. Located in the world renowned V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, the marina development is one of the most desirable properties in the world. All luxury serviced apartments are fully equipped and well appointed with the qualities you would expect from a 5 star graded establishment. ... more less
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