Just came back from a 6 night stay at Fahrenheit resorts in Tamboerskloof between the 26/12/2013 and 01/01/2014.
First impressions was not great. The word "Resort" is very misleading, it's an old and classy Tamboerskloof house with 7 rooms that shares a big kitchen and a lounge area. You're greeted at the front door by some random cement warthog, seriously lacking any imagination.
The renovations done to the house is bland and really nothing special, average laminate flooring and not the best finishings by any stretch of the imagination. Our room was comfortable and clean but the bathroom was small and nothing spectacular.
There was a small lcd tv in the room but with bad reception and only 4 channels (no DSTV in the room), it's a bit cheap I feel.
I think the garden and swimming pool area was probably the biggest dissapointment for us. The pool is clean but it's small and not in perfect condition with very shabby finishings....a little bit of paint wont hurt.....easy fixes. The lawn was overgrown from the day we arrived there till we left, stuff like that is unacceptable for me, it's basic maintenenace and one should plan in advance for this time of the year (I understand that the gardening services team is probably on holiday, but make a plan as it creates a bad impression).
The viewing area on the top floor is spectacular but that came standard with the house and I dont believe the owner is maximising this space, it's just a large patio with a few chairs. There is so much one can do to with this space.
The kitchen and lounge area is fine, really spotless and I'm sure that one can easily dish up nice meals with all the necessary facilities available.
The breakfast was great and the staff and the owner were very kind people.
Security can also be improved upon as our GPS and sunglasses were stolen out of our rental car whilst parked inside of the garage. Some crafty criminals in Cape Town no doubt but I dont believe that Fahrenheit resorts made it too difficult for them.
Ultimately one's feeling towards an establishment is very much based on the value that one perceives to have received based on the money we paid.
At about R1300 for the room per night Fahrenheit resorts did not meet my expectations. I understand that rates go up a lot in Cape Town over the festive season but to ensure that people want to come back to your establishment I believe one needs to make sure that the place is in tip top condition as Cape Town standards are very high and Fahrenheit resorts are well below the mark.
One has to plan a trip to Cape town in December well in advance, theres tons of places that offer arty and interesting accommodation all over Cape Town and at better rates as long as one book well in advance.
All in all it was a very enjoyable trip to Cape Town though, it's great place and the weather was fantastic.
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