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“Spacious rooms” 4 of 5 bubbles
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New Kings Hotel
Ranked #67 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Spacious rooms”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

Big room with open bathroom, separate toilet, and view overlooking Lions Head.
Nice and clean. Good location between Camps Bay and Clifton with nice beaches, and Waterfront.
Free parking in the basement. You need to go trough the garage when you arrive late at night.
The breakfast is really good with a lots of fresh fruits etc.
It's also a big Spar, liqueur shop and a cafe on the ground floor.

Disadvantage - no balcony and no minibar.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

I booked back in August securing 4 rooms over 3 months in advance.

Hotel is well located to Camps Bay, the waterfront and about 30 to 40 minutes to winefarms. Perfect location. Great amenities literally below the hotel, Woolies, SuperSpar, small restaurant/coffee shops. Even a beauty spa, hairdresser and lovely boutique store. All of these though, I consider added benefits surrounding the hotel..
Underground parking was free! Considering parking in Cape Town..this is a huge bonus especially if u driving your own car..

The hotel needs to make some efficient and effective changes to allow them to remain appealing and competitive.
1- None of the requests I made back in August were considered or provided. I had to place these again..Why exchange so much communication only to totally disregard available requirements
2- Hotel cannot fix any maintenence related issue s during public holidays or weekends. Our TV didnt work for 3 days
3- Housekeeping could be far more attentive to their cleaning of the rooms. They literally only made the bed each day and cleaned the sink. Didnt wipe counters, sweep etc.
4- The most irritating of the entire stay is that the electonic key system was not working and each time you left the room you had to reactivate at reception. We had to do this everyday..
5- Parking tickets also had to be stamped each time you exiting the parking. This could be more automated by handing each guest a disk..

All in all we would return given the amenities and location. However I do hope the hotel becomes more efficient. Would have been nice if the hotel had a pool !

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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69 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Safe hotel within the city with amenities all easily accessible within the vicinity.. Short distance to beach and the hotel has views both mountain and sea facing. Breakfast is a fair spread. Disappointing however is administration. Having booked 3 months in advance for 4 rooms sea facing on arrival they could accommodate us with 2 such rooms, and the rooms were not ready despite checking in late, and key access cards refused to work and had to be reset each time we left the room which became frustrating for a stay of 8 days. Also poor system was having your parking ticket stamped everytime you could Exit the hotel... After the 4th day of stay, we were requested to move rooms which I refused.. Confirming that their administration system are poorly lacking... Else pleasant stay..

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Lusaka, Zambia
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

I was very disappointed with my stay. Firstly I had specifically asked for a king bed and was instead given 2 twin beds. The room had no safe and no sitting area which was the main reason for my choosing that particular room. The TV was only showing 2 channels. When I requested that these be corrected I was told it could only be done the following day! I arrived at the hotel at 2pm so waiting for the next day was unreasonable. The 3rd day i moved to another room which again had twin beds instead of a king bed and additionally the aircon was not working. Was told by Naomi at reception that again it could only be fixed the next day. They knew the aircon was not working but put me there anyway. Suffice to say that the aircon was never fixed up to the end of my stay. Resorted to sleeping with the windows open. During all this time not a word of apology from the duty manager. I really felt like I had been singled out for this exceptionally bad service. Their attitude completely ruined my holiday mood. I however should say that Naomi at reception and Dennis really tried to do their best to make up for the shortcomings of management. Hotel may not be the best way to describe the establishment. The location however is great.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Zilase B
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Miami Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

I spent three nights here for vacations in Cape Town and it was just fantastic. Great location, great room, great view, friendly and helpful staff, yummy breakfast. The location in Sea Point is really convenient. If you come here, do not miss it.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank jlperaza
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for the second time and despite my continuous request to have certain TV channels (free to air if I may add that), my request have been met with less than satisfactory responses. TV is one of the few basics that can keep you entertained away from home and the inflexibility and choice of channels chosen made me wonder of people of color are taken seriously in this hotel. Channels available excluded SABC 1 (until I insisted on my second trip), SABC 2, 3 & eTV; Supersport 4 which caters for local soccer). It seems as if they are just happy to receive your pay and don’t care about your stay. I will never set foot here. Not recommended at all.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank MbulaN
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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

This hotel treated us very well for our honeymoon. They gave us a top floor room with a view of the ocean. The location is great and the breakfast is as well. The staff is helpful and very nice. We stayed there to save money so that we could spend it seeing all the beautiful sights. Most of our Taxi's to the waterfront were about 10 rand each way- so be sure to budget this in. Also, the few shops and restaurant that are located below the hotel close early - so you have to use the garage entrance when spending a late night in town. Some of the rooms have the shower/bath area right off the bedroom, with no dividing wall- which made for a fun honeymoon, but might not be for everyone.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: New Kings Hotel
Address: Piazza Da Luz | 94 Regent Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Cape Town Central
#26 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#38 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — New Kings Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The New Kings Hotel is centrally located in cosmopolitan Sea Point with panoramic views of Lions Head and the Atlantic Ocean.Situated within walking distance of the Sea Point Promenade and close to the world renowned V&A Waterfront, Camps Bay and Clifton beaches famous for their Blue Flag status.The New Kings Hotel is a chic boutique property, offering 42 designer rooms and a well appointed restaurant, cocktail bar terrace with sea views and attention to detail to meet all the international travelers’ requirements.In the Piazza da Luz below enjoy the vibrant lifestyle of the Cape with various eateries, food stores, beauty, health, hairdresser, clothing, art, business services and a wellness spa. ... more   less 
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