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Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre
Ranked #45 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
NewBrunswick,Canada
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16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“wonderful stay”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Spent one night at this hotel.Staff are very friendly. Allowed us to stay longer so that we could catch the evening flight without any hazzle. If you are a shopper the flea market is at the doorstep. Thursaday's there is an open food court with variety of ethnic food which are cheap and tasty. Highly recommend this hotel

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank RexEdward
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GeneralManager32, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Thank you for your wonderful review of our hotel during your recent stay. We were delighted that all services met your needs and that you found everything to be satisfactory. Our location is superb for the Cape Town area and many guests comment on the convenience to the shopping malls, restaurants, markets as well as corporate offices.
I was so pleased to learn that our team extended a late departure to you and will pass on your thanks to them.
Hope to see you soon
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2012

I was on my 50th bucket list vacation to Cape Town and area. I did not know what to expect and I was pleasantly surpised. It started off with a wonderful stay at the Holiday Inn Express. I found that the staff at the Holiday Inn Express very friendly and helpful. They helped organize a half day tour for me and my transportation back to the airport.

The room was spacious and had a modern feel to it. The location was close to many of Cape Town's attractions including the Green Markt, the Company Gardens, and Long Street. I love the fact that you were able to charge your meals to your room at two neighbouring restaurants. Both restaurants had great food and service. Like all Holiday Inn Express, their breakfast was good but compared to other South African hotels , it was boring.

Next time I go back to Cape Town, I definitely plan to stay their again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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GeneralManager32, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Congratulations on achieving your 50th bucket list vacation :)

Many thanks for your great review of our hotel during your recent stay. I was pleased to note that you found our team friendly and helpful and that the location was convenient and easy to reach the places you needed to be. Our breakfast offering is one that we are justly proud of and many compliments are received about our breakfast buffet.
We hope to be of service to you upon your return to Cape Town.
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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2012

This is certainly one of the better Hoilday Inn hotels - and for a Holiday Inn Express almost too good since it may deserve four stars (if you don´t need things like a large TV screen which you will not find in this hotel).
The rooms were newly renovated, large and clean. Breakfast was free and maybe therefore just average.
A good location, right in the center of Cape Town.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank xirxy
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GeneralManager32, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Thank you for your glowing review of our hotel. We are very proud of the services and facilities that our guests are finding helpful and that we are able to add value to our guest's experience.

It is gratifying to learn that we are perceived as "No ordinary Holiday Inn Express". We look forward to being of service to you in the future and once again thank you for the compliments about our hotel
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Boston
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62 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2012

The hotel was clean, well kept, and modernly decorated. In the room, the bed was comfortable and the room was large, clean, and quiet. Coffee and tea was provided in the room, as were toiletries, adequate towels, and a safe.

Front desk staff was excellent every time we spoke with them - very helpful in finding dinner reservations and giving us tips about what to do in the area, and very, very polite.

The breakfast was excellent, with a wide selection of hot and cold breakfast options including eggs, meats, cereals, fruits, and pastries. Coffee is single serve from an industrial coffee machine in the breakfast area which makes all sorts of coffee house blends, which is great if you are like me and would prefer a well made cappuccino to a regular cup of coffee in the morning.

If you are looking to go out at night, it was a short, safe walk for us to Long Street, which is a street where many hostels/backpackers are located and is filled with fun bars and restaurants. During the day you can walk a few streets over to one of Cape Towns famous markets to shop for souvenirs.

Overall, a very nice place to stay in downtown Cape Town.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank eighthwonder
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GeneralManager32, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Thank you for your great review of our hotel. Convenience and location are what most of our guests find to be helpful and add value to their stay.

Your comments regarding are team are most gratefully accepted and will be passed on to them as this is a great motivation to make every stay for our guests a memorable one. Our weekend rates are very good value for money for local and international markets and can be conveniently booked online.

We do hope to be of service to you in the future and once again thank you for your valuable comments.
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brisbane
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Very central location. Handy for hop on hop off bus and also the day markets in the square.
Hotel room on 9th floor fairly quiet, just heard street vendows setting up in morning
Fairly safe area especially during the day, with a couple of restaurants and takeaway places within easy walking distance. Staff helped us with a couple of day trips.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank sandieBrisbane
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GeneralManager32, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Many thanks for your compliments regarding our hotel during your stays with us. Your praise is gratefully accepted and I will pass your wonderful comments on to our team.

One of our unique points is our location and many of our guests find this to be useful, especially given our proximity to the restaurants and coffee shops surrounding the hotel and easy access to local tourist hotspots.
We hope to see you again on your next visit to Cape Town.
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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2012

We stayed one night after arriving at Cape Town airport before the start of our main holiday. The transfer to the hotel arrived as arranged. Check-in was prompt and as requested prior to arrival we were given a quiet room. Hotel was in central positon, St Georges Mall. Breakfast the following morning was excellent and staff friendly. Only downsides were double bed a bit small (in saying that we were tired and slept like a log) and very little cupboard/wardrobe space in room. Was adequate for a night or two but not for a longer stay.

Staff at Reception were more than helpful and would recommend hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a higher floor to ensure a quiet room.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Pesaro2
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GeneralManager32, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Many thanks for your review of our hotel. I was pleased to learn that you found our location to be convenient.

We are well placed for leisure and corporate travellers with great access to malls, corporate offices and the Hop on Hop off bus. I was also pleased to learn that you found our hotel and services to your liking and I hope that we will be able to be of service to you in the future.
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Stayed here on buisness, great location, minutes from the local market ,shops and resturants, quiete and safe. Good breakfast,clean well appointed rooms, friendly and helpful staff and nice terrace for a drink overlooking pedanstrian only street with local craft stalls

Room Tip: ask for top floor overlooking front of hotel - quieter
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Thank stewk
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GeneralManager32, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Many thanks for your review of our hotel. I was pleased to learn that you found our location to be convenient and that you were able to make use of the many dining options in and around our hotel.
We are well placed for leisure and corporate travellers with great access to malls, corporate offices and restaurants. I was also pleased to learn that you found our hotel and services to your liking and I hope that we will be able to be of service to you in the future.
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre
Address: 101 Saint Georges Mall Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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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 Breakfast Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#41 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#48 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 173
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre. This hotel is ideally located in the centre of Cape Town, South Africa. The hotel offers convenience for business and leisure travellers with easy access to highways and being in close proximity from the world renowned Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Shopping Centre. The hotel overlooks the majestic Table Mountain. Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre features 173 contemporary style bedrooms individually airconditioned, offering guests a comfortable, warm and friendly stay. All rooms have en-suite facilities, power shower, direct dial telephones, work stations, safety deposit boxes, hairdryers, tea/coffee making facilities and televisions. WI FI in all rooms and public areas. Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre is committed to offering guests the best product combining convenience of location with the quality and value for which Holiday Inn Express is famous for throughout the world. ... more   less 
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