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Gardens Centre Holiday Apartments
Reviewed June 5, 2014

Easy to find on the top floor of the center as you approach the woolworths. Speedy check in, good security. Free parking arranged easily. Room is large and spacious, and they offered to add a third bed when they thought we were 3 people. Easy access to to N2 and M3 from de Waal drive. The my citi bus system operates from outside the front of the center, and the hop on hop off bus has a stop across the road.

Self catering is easy with a few small cafés in the center, and a woolworths and pick and pay. Many nearby places to eat too.

The beds were comfortable and the shower very good. Good cleanliness, serviced daily. Just be aware that the wind can howl past the building, can be disturbing, but that's the city bowl for you.

Only complaint is the room stank of stale smoke, and we had requested a non-smoking

Otherwise we always stay here because of ridiculous good price and convenience.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Karen G, Manager at Gardens Centre Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2014

Thank you so much for the great review.

We pride ourselves on great service with even better rates, as well as maintaining high standards when it comes to cleanliness - we will make sure you don't get a smoking room upon your next visit.

Our location is second to none, and the MyCiti Bus provides excellent transport around our beautiful city.

You are correct in saying that the wind can blow sometimes in the City Bowl... we like to think of it as a small trade-off for the spectacular views of Table Mountain and the city :)

We are glad you found the property to be safe, secure, clean and convenient - something that we always try instil in our guests.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Keep well, and travel safe

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Reviewed April 21, 2014

This is a great place to stay in Cape Town. Located in a prime position between Table Mountain, the Waterfront and the CBD. The rooms are really nice and well cleaned.
The view from the windows is priceless - Table Mountain at its finest.
Well priced rooms, and as it is part of a shopping centre too, access to food and shopping is good.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Karen G, Manager at Gardens Centre Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2014

Hi Dave,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

All feedback is welcome and we will be sure to highlight your great experience to our staff that helped keep your room in pristine condition.

We couldn't agree with you more with how lucky we are to have such a central position and to boast such magnificent views - the higher you go the better they get!

Our affordable rates and access to the shopping centre directly below us is always a pleaser.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Keep well, and travel safe,

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Reviewed March 31, 2014

I stayed for only one night when I had to find a place at very short notice and all the hotels in the centre of Cape Town seemed to be fully booked.
The reception was also still open when I arrived, even though it was a little hard to find (a security guard assisted me).
The furnishing and fittings in the apartment are quite dated (late 80's or early 90's, I'd say), but it was clean. There was very little in the form of toiletries though - might need to ask for that at reception (I didn't bother). Unlimited free parking was a bonus. I had a good night's sleep.

If I was on a budget, I'd be happy to stay here for a short city vacation. Great view from the apartment, and it being on top of a shopping centre would be very convenient for getting supplies. There is also a MyCiti bus-stop very close by.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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Thank OilR
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Karen G, Manager at Gardens Centre Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2014

Good morning,

We really appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback.

Our holiday apartments entrance is slightly tucked away from the buzz of Garden Centre Shopping Centre. We agree that the rooms do boast some of the most spectacular city and mountain views - almost giving a sense that one can touch the mountain.

Our rates are incredibly competitive, and we are glad you found the free parking and ease of access to the city convenient.

We are glad you had a good nights rest, and we look forward to your return for another holiday break.

Keep well, and travel safe.

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Reviewed November 23, 2013

We stayed at Gardens Centre Holiday Apartment for a week in October. 2 of us in a double room, 2 in a twin room. We found it super convenient having a kitchenette with everything you need and supermarkets downstairs to just pop down ad get some food. I liked that we had free parking, as this was a main concern when arriving. We enjoyed our stay and the view, the only thing I was a bit weary of was that the internet didn't work at all which for all 4 us and we were on different floors. If they get that sorted, then I would stay there again for sure!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Karen G, Manager at Gardens Centre Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Dear Chelsea Hope,

Thank you for your review on our property. You sincerely appreciate the positive feedback and comments.

Thank you for bringing to our attention the issue around the Wifi connection. We have addressed the matter with our service provider and this will be rectified in due course.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Warm and kind regards,
Gardens Centre Holiday Apartments Management

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Check-in went very smooth even though we arrived in the dead of night. Nice clean apartment with nice view, no frills. Helpful desk, plenty of free parking. You could walk to the center but it's really a bit far. The shopping mall with restaurants and 2 supermarkets sure comes in handy.
WiFi was very slow and there was no heat in an exceptionally cold period.

Room Tip: The North-side rooms offer a view over Cape Town; those on the South look out on Tafelberg mountain.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Karen G, Manager at Gardens Centre Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

Dear Harrie,

Thank you for taking the time to do a review for our property. We sincerely appreciate your positve feedback and we are glad to hear your experience with us with pleasant.

Thank you for bringing to our attention the concern you had about the cold, we have addressed this matter and we will take the necessary actions in this regard.

We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind Regards
Gardens Centre Holiday Apartments Management

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Having chosen this centrally situated place to stay in, i was impressed by the Shopping centre, and the ease of finding the place, parking is plentyful, security is excellent, being from KZN, we felt very safe, and did not have that constant worry of being robbed, or our vehicle being broken into.( such a lovely sense of security). Reception at the apartments was very pleasant, the Lady in charge saw to our every request and not once worried how we to pay or when? She even went the extra mile of advising on best places to eat as well. A blessing to have Woolworths and Pik and Pay at your door step(really). Clicks and other convient Stores also there. With regards to the apartments, a good refurbish is required, place is clean, beds where excellent , Tv , kettle, stove needs to be thrown away, as they were dead a decade ago. Shower hoses needed replacing badly. But other than that, for the price, one cannot complain. Most important was that the apartment is neat and clean, and is cleaned out daily. For anyone on an average budget for a family, this is the place.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
1  Thank Naren S
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Karen G, Manager at Gardens Centre Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Dear Naren,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our property. We really appreciate your feedback regarding our facilities and services.

We have taken your recommendations into consideration and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.

All the best.

Warm and kind regards
Gardens Centre Holiday Apartments

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

A good view from the apartment on the 13th floor.Kitchen very outdated,stove and hob from the 1980's,cupboards above stove old metal sliding door type.Crockery and utensils very basic.Comfortably double bed and decent bathroom.
Reception very helpfull if you wanted to know info about Cape Town or other things.
Very convenient placed above a shopping mall,you can get all you want with just a trip down the lift and conveniently easy access to Cape Town.
Would stay there again.

Room Tip: Higher the better.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank lunited
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Karen G, Manager at Gardens Centre Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2014

Thank you for your feedback.

Views from our 13th floor (& most floors) is like an elevated Cape Town experience.
You really can take in so much of what our beautiful city has to offer from our Garden Centre Holiday Apartments.

We will look into the state of your crockery - we have been replacing sub-par utensils, so i'm sure you will be pleasantly surprised when you return.

I am glad our reception staff were helpful and made you feel welcome.

We hope to seeing you again.

Kind regards,

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Address: Mill Street Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
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Ranked #70 of 128 Specialty Lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range: $52 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gardens Centre Holiday Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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Garden Centre Holiday Apartments boasts affordable self-catering accommodation in the heart of Cape Town's City Bowl. Ideal for both business and leisure travellers, guests can enjoy easy access to major city attractions and conference venues. ... more   less 
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