I've stayed at the Cape Castle several times in the past as it has always beens excelent value for money. For less than many hotels rooms, you get a 1 bedroom apartment! However, the rooms were looking a bit dated and grubby, so I was glad to see that they have finaly started renovating the guest rooms.
AT the time of may stay (January 2011), floors 7, 8, and 9 were completed, floors 5 and 6 were work in progress, and floors 2, 3 and 4 were yet to be renovated. I was given a room on the 7th floor with views across to the Waterfront.
As you can see from my photos, the yellow paint, red wood, and stripey sofas have gone and have been replaced by fresh white walls, brown furnishings and black wood furniture. The bathrooms havent been touched, but they were in good condition anyway. LCD televisions have been fitted, although the choice of channels was pretty poor still.
The rooms look so much better and make this hotel great value for money. I booked through ebookers, and got a rate of £38 (ZAR380) per night- a real bargain!
This hotel is ideally located for the Waterkant, and Bronx bar.
Minus points are the noisy road outside, and the pool isnt that good, but I could live with that for the price I paid. They have also finally installed WiFi internet in the hotel roosm, but ZAR200 per 24 hrs is a rip off. There is no justification for this fee. I hired a Mobile Broadband dongle from a mobile phone shop and got 2 weeks of internet for ZAR700 - this would have cost me ZAR2800 if I had used the hotel WiFi!!!
I have stayed here about 5 times now and I would always look to stay here again when visiting Cape Town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Protea Hotel Cape Castle, a 3 star hotel, is every traveler’s home away from home. The ultimate in self-catering, the hotel comprises of 65 fully serviced luxury apartment suites. No matter which apartment you stay in, wake up to great views of the waterfront, city or mountain. The apartments comprise of an en-suite bathroom, a comfortable lounge (with sleeper couch for extra GUESTS or children), dining area, a fully-equipped kitchen, a workplace for busy executives, air conditioning and satellite TV. Could you ask for more? In case you do, Protea Hotel Cape Castle features a rim-flow pool overlooking the V&A Waterfront, plenty of undercover parking and 24-hour security, photocopying, telephone, e-mail, limited free connectivity WIFI and internet. When you get tired of cooking pop down to the Tribes Restaurant which serves full English buffet breakfast, a la carte lunch and dinner daily. The hotel is within easy strolling distance of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the CBD, Green Point Stadium, sidewalk bistros and some of Cape Town's most exciting restaurants, pubs and shops. ... more less
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