When i travel, two things stand out as important - internet aces and gym access. This hotel is flawed in both regards.
First, their 'high speed' internet is anything but. You'll pay 70 Rand a day to access the wifi internet here. But don't bother. It is possibly the slowest internet I've used in South Africa, and that's saying something. Plus, the code they give you can only be used on one device. So if you want to connect both your phone and laptop, forget it, you'll need to buy a second way overpriced code.
Next up, is gym access. On their website, they clearly state that they offer a discount for guests who wish to attend the nearby (across the road) gym. They don't have a gym, so offer access at a discount to another. Fair enough. But upon arrival, I asked the desk about it, and was told they don't do that anymore. So how much does the gym charge? They don't know. Why is it still on their website? They don't know. There was nothing they could do. They just didn't care.
Any company, especially one like a hotel, that misleads it's customers, even f that means by simply not updating their website, doesn't deserve any customers.
Apart from that, when i checked in to my room, it still smelled of cleaning fluids (house keeping had just left), surfaces were stained with cup circles, furniture dirty and just an overall feel of disrepair.
Add to that the fact that the hotel as nothing resembling a restaurant or coffee shop (so no breakfast, but they don't advertise as having one, either) and I would say this is a terribly choice of hotel for any travelling business person.
I don't intend to stay here even tonight, but wanted to make use of the internet I paid for, just to warm people off using this lying excuse for a "space, luxury, style and comfort" hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Circa on the Square provides stylish, modern living in spacious apartment style accommodation, is just 200 metres from the CTICC and 2 km from the V&A Waterfront and Greenpoint Stadium. Circa apartments include fully equipped kitchens, seating areas with plasma TVs and home theatre systems, as well as luxuriously furnished bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Some rooms open to city views and balconies. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Circa Hotel Cape Town, South Africa