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SunSquare Cape Town Gardens
Ranked #41 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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“Terrible Internet, but good location”
Reviewed March 4, 2012

Lovely view of the mountain and easy access with the car. Taxi into town is under 60 Rand. Rooms are clean, tidy and have good selection of cable tv channels. Breakfast had a reasonable selection of cooked, pasteries and fruit. Internet was exceptionally terrible for all 3 days.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Reviewed March 2, 2012

we had booked 4 rooms,on arrival we were greeted with a welcome drink,then later the porter
after moved our baggage(9 bags) to the respective rooms within few minutes and started demanding 300rands for the same.later on he negotiated for 150 rands.
coffee machines were missing for our room no 229
even after repeated request we did not get for 3 days we had to manage from other rooms.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed February 24, 2012

Checked in on the afternoon of 15 February 2012 at about 18:00. Very good, friendly welcome that made me feel, well, welcome. Room was not ready as yet but lady was very apologetic, made me comfortable on the balcony with a welcome drink to compensate. Much appreciated and was more than necessary for a minor inconvenience. Waited not more than 10 minutes and was shown to my room. Standard room was a very comfortable size with a very comfortable queen size bed. Very clean and perfect for a business stay. Asked for iron and board to prepare for the next day and was delivered within 5 minutes. Very efficient from housekeeping. Good nights sleep and was well rested the next morning. Excellent breakfast which I thoroughly enjoyed and left well prepared to deliver an important presentation. Only down side is TV is a tiny 54cm one way off centre from the bed. Not very comfortable viewing but did not watch much TV nor intended to. Check out just as friendly and professional as check-in and left feeling the hotel had delivered all it should have and more. THANK YOU. Will recommend for business travel.

Room Tip: Request a mountain view room. Sea facing rooms have obstructed view. At least 319 where I stayed did...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed February 22, 2012

Was there last week, the woom size was great, quiet. Great breakfast. Maybe they should consider having flat screen tV's instead of those old TV. But I loved the hotel especially if you want to relax and unwind...

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

This is a very reasonably priced hotel located right in Gardens, central Cape Town, making it an ideal choice for a business stay, although I've used it as a holiday hotel on a few occasions as well.
The staff must be commended on the excellent service I've received at the hotel on virtually all my stays there (and I've stayed there around half a dozen times already).
Special mention must be made of the fact that they cater for me for veg breakfast, all I have to do is notify them when checking to let the chef know that I'm vegetarian (and the breakfast buffet is free).
I've also ordered from their room service menu and food received is always of a good quality and quite tasty.
Rooms have always been neat and clean, and staff are always helpful with any queries.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Bookings made hassle free, extremely friendly and competent staff. The rooms are neat and clean and the size of the room is more than adequate. Love the free coffee, cookies and ice tea that I found in my room! DSTV in room with good channel selection on offer. The restaurant food and bar are fabulous, also a swimming pool outside. The hotel is close to a shopping mall and Chef Pons restaurant around the corner (you must have the Thai red-chicken). Very hospitable!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

We have mixed feelings about the garden Court De Waal. The service is excellent, but the hotel is generally very dated and is truly a 'budget' hotel. That's not to say that the Garden Court is a bad hotel, its a basic hotel! If you are accustomed to more I suggest spending the extra money at staying at the Cullinan, though for a short business trip the hotel is quite satisfactory.

The good:
1. Richard Keet is a superb manager. He is willing to going the proverbial extra mile to satisfy his guests. He is friendly and understanding. I cannot compliment him enough.
2. We spent the last 2 nights of our stay in what seemed to be a newly renovated room. This room was far superior to the standard room that we had previously had. The room was well sized, had a nice view of the city, was modern and clean. Well done to Richard Keet for trying his best to satisfy our (picky) wants and transferring us to this room. The hotel would be far better if every room was as modern as this.
3. The staff were generally very helpful.

The very average:
1. The room we had initially was very outdated - the air conditioner was loud and the plumbing was louder. I realize that the Garden Court is a budget hotel - but this does not mean that the rooms need to be so dated and noisy. We have stayed at the Garden Court in Umhlanga, which has lovely brand-new rooms despite its budget status.
2. The pool area is nice to sit at (there are well maintained garden and comfortable chairs. However, there were no waiters around to take orders at the pool area despite the pool being quite busy that day. This is a big oversight even for a basic hotel.
3. The breakfast was very basic - even when compared to other similar hotels such as the Garden Court Umhlanga

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: SunSquare Cape Town Gardens
Address: 10 Mill Street Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (Formerly Garden Court de Waal)
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#40 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#42 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#52 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — SunSquare Cape Town Gardens 3*
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
There's a square on the block in the Mother City. SunSquare Cape Town Gardens is located in the vibrant and cosmopolitan suburb of The Gardens, on the edge of the Cape Town City Bowl. This trendy hotel offers guests more of what they want, making their hotel experience a memorable one. SunSquare Cape Town Gardens is close to the CBD as well as the Cape Town International Convention Centre, whilst the Cape Town International Airport is only a short 20-minute drive from the hotel. For leisure travellers, the hotel is beautifully positioned at the base of Table Mountain - one of the new 'Seven Wonders of Nature' - and is close to Long Street, which has an array of day and night time activities with its vast selection of chic restaurants and boutique shops. The hotel is also located within close proximity to main attractions in the area, such as the V&A Waterfront and the gorgeous beaches of Camps Bay and Bloubergstrand. About the hotel SunSquare Cape Town Gardens combines affordability and comfort with modern accommodation for individuals who know exactly what they want. The spacious lobby extends into a bar area, providing a relaxing place for guests to socialise and enjoy themselves - chatting, working or listening to music. The lounge area leads off from the lobby and is yet another comfortable space where guests can read the newspaper, conduct business meetings, or just sit back and relax. Guests can also unwind and have a drink by the terrace, which looks over a lovely pool deck and has magnificent views of the city. For those guests who want to stay fit and healthy while staying at the hotel, the well-equipped gym comes in handy. ... more   less 
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