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Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre
Ranked #46 of 111 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 23, 2010

The Holiday Inn Express in Cape Town is a new, modern, and reasonably-priced hotel right in the middle of the business district of Cape Town. It's very close to restaurants, and convenient to the Company Gardens and other tourist sights. Yes, it gets quite empty on the streets in the area after dark and during the weekend, but a major street with a taxi rank is just around the corner, which is very convenient.

If you are driving here, or if you are taxing a taxi, be aware that there are a series of one-way streets around the hotel, and there is only one way in (from the northwest side), so do not be alarmed. If possible, ask for a higher floor, as this will allow for more light and some better views. The included breakfast is decent and includes hot and cold food. The wireless internet is very expensive, but upon check-in, ask for a free 30-minute use pass, which you can use through wi-fi, or at their business center (behind the breakfast area). The staff is friendly, as well.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2010

During the soccer world cup we stayed two nights in this new hotel. We enjoyed every moment: helpful and friendly staff, nice modern rooms (we had a a balcony), good breakfast and probably the best is the location in the shopping and pedestrian area of Cape Town. 100% Recommendable!

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 16, 2010

Although no longer a hidden gem, this hotel is a great option for budget leisure travelers as well as for short overnight business trips in the Mother City. Very good rates, quick service, comfortable rooms, and no fuss no muss attitude. Some rooms have balcony access with good city views - ask when making reservations. Breakfast is not fantastic, could use some improvement, but isn't terrible, still overall a great value. Staff is friendly and location is very central, a number of good restaurants and bars in walking distance as well as the gardens which are lovely to stroll through on a nice sunny day. Internet worked fine, a bit slow on the higher floors so if you need speed stay in lower floor.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 15, 2010

It was not a tipical Holiday Inn Express, being from the US, the Holiday Inn Express in Africa is definetly lacking in standards to what they have other places, but what can i say it is in awesome location, walking distances from almost anywhere. The staff at the bar was friendly, and all the staff were great.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 13, 2010

This hotel was exactly what we expected from an Holiday inn express. Well situated, very basic rooms, with all you need to spend the night. Just it wouldn't hurt a bigger tv screen.
The only problems with this hotel were:
-The 50 Rand we had to pay per day just to park the car.
-The internet cost, which Holiday inn said it was free. that was so expensive, that 24 hours of internet cost almost as much as the price for the room.
-Because the hotel is located in the city centre, the noise on the streets woke us up almost everyday.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 10, 2010

I only stayed one night here, but the hotel feels like a great deal: excellent price (during the World Cup, and still a reasonable £75 per night), completely new rooms, spotless bathrooms, lots of modern amenities… the place even smells nice. Really there is no point in giving details about the room or the facilities. The room is roomy, new, and with that undefined quality that only a chain hotel has. Lots of people complain about the lack of charm or character of chain hotels, but lets be honest: sometimes all you want is a Holiday Inn, a Marriott, or a Hilton. They let you forget about the hotel, and focus on the trip.

Location: The hotel is at St Georges Mall (the main pedestrian street of the City Centre), close to everything. It is a good walk or a short ride to the V&A Waterfront. It is safe, and surrounded by good places to eat, and to shop. I love Cape Town, and would recommend the city to anyone.

Of course you can find little guest houses and five stars hotels all over the city. Luxury, character, beach front location: you can find it all in Cape Town. But, as I said above, sometimes you should care less about the hotel and more about the town. For those occasions, there is nothing like a brand-new place, and this one fits the bill.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 9, 2010

We stayed 6 nights during World Cup period and were very satisfied. Nice modern rooms and bathrooms - a bit small, but better than we expected. Good common room and good breakfast buffet and bar. Great location on St. George's mall, near central city sights. At least 3 good restaurants 1 minute away in the pedestrian mall. Easy walk to V&A and stadium areas.

Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about 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: $85 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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