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Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town
Ranked #30 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“What a great way to start a vacation”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

On a tour of South Africa for vacation, we started with two nights at Radisson Blu, Waterfront in Cape Town. We were upgraded to a business class room with balcony. Radisson often has really nice rooms, but this room must be one of the best hotel rooms I have seen. Great view, elegant interior in a maritime style, separate sleeping compartment. The hotel and its restaurant is right on the water, so much so that I wondered if water would enter the building during storms. A kind elderly waiter answered that they had only had an issue once in ten years and then the water only came to the terrace not inside the building. Food is very good, actually my eisbein was fantastic, but some of the other food was "just" good. This was my first stay in Cape Town, but if I come back, I know where to go

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Michael R, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear Granddanoisebase,

Thank you for taking time to deliver your response and sharing your positive experience with us and other viewers.

It is such a pleasure reading your review.

On behalf of the entire team we look forward to welcoming you back to our property.

Best regards
Michael Rathgeb
General Manager
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Amazing deck with view of the sea, close enough to walk to the waterfront, accommodating staff. Atheana at the front desk was especially hospitable and helpful. I will definitely be back and would certainly recommend to anyone who wants to be near the waterfront.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Moss9924
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Michael R, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear Moss9924,

Thank you for taking time to deliver your response and sharing your positive experience with us and other viewers.

It is such a pleasure reading your positive review and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

On behalf of the entire team we look forward to welcoming you back to our property.

Best regards
Michael Rathgeb
General Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Great location!
Felt safe and sound but more importantly good food and rooms within Hotel.
Breakfast out on the waterfront of the hotel was sensational.
Shuttle into harbor area where shops, restaurants and ferries to Robben Island worked great.

Room Tip: Rooms at back had great views of Table Mountain. Water views great but not essential.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Glassopwalkers
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Michael R, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear Glassopwalkers,

Thank you for taking time to deliver your response and sharing your positive experience with us and other viewers.

On behalf of the entire team we look forward to welcoming you back to our property.

Best regards
Michael Rathgeb
General Manager
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Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Another stay for me at Radisson Blu Cape Town. As always the staff were friendly & fabulous. Nine more so than Paul van den Boerck...nothing is too much trouble for Paul, he goes the extra mile for guests...to me Paul is the friendly, super efficient face of this great hotel..

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank TDDi
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Michael R, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear TDDi,

Thank you for taking time to deliver your response and sharing your positive experience with us and other viewers.

Such a pleasure reading your fantastic reviews and your positive accolades will certainly be passed onto Paul.

On behalf of the entire team we look forward to welcoming you back to our property.

Best regards
Michael Rathgeb
General Manager
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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Excellent rooms. On booking I suggest to ask for balcony, since there are 2 different types business rooms. Breakfast outstanding. Multiple sockets in rooms. Fantastic stuff to help you with local activities. Close to the harbour and 10 minutes from main waterfront venues.
Food quality 8/10.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Jose_Bustamante
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Michael R, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear Jose_ Bustamante,
Thank you for taking time to deliver your response and sharing your positive experience with us and other viewers.

It is such a pleasure reading your review.

On behalf of the entire team we look forward to welcoming you back to our property.

Best regards
Michael Rathgeb
General Manager
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New York City, New York
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Just got back from staying here for 4 nights on a business trip. Unfortunately I got sick the first night in Cape Town from a stomach bug. While it is terrible to be sick in a foreign country I am very thankful the Radisson staff were there to help make a tough situation much better. The hotel doctor arrived promptly and was very helpful. The front desk extended my stay from the original duration and gave me a late check out so I could stay in the room until going to the airport. This is my first hotel review ever on TripAdvisor and I just really wanted to thank everyone at Radisson Blu Cape Town for your amazing hospitality and concern.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank MIchael B
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Michael R, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear Michael B,

Thank you for taking time to deliver your response and sharing your positive experience with us and other viewers.

It is such a pleasure reading your review.

On behalf of the entire team we look forward to welcoming you back when next your travels bring you to Cape Town.

Best regards
Michael Rathgeb
General Manager
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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

It is often possible to rate the quality of the management of a hotel by the attitude of the staff. Enter my wife who sits down at the delightful waterfront cafe and asks for a tea. Our man Morris greets her warmly and quite naturally. He chats to her about her stay in South Africa but without being intrusive.
Enter me after my appointment. I ask for a coffee and a crossant. After a short delay, three small warm croissants arrive but with a delightful dish of cream, jam and grated cheese. It was a little treat. What impressed me about Morris was his delight at the act of service and his total professionalism. When he spoke, his eyes lit up and positively glowed.
You can be sure the management are top class. I found the samle 'family' attitude in all the staff but Morris was the shining example.
The place to go for a meeting or date.

Room Tip: wqe did not stay there but a sea facing room would be a good idea.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Brian-Snellgrove
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Michael R, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear Brian-Snellgrove,

Thank you for taking time to deliver your response and sharing your positive experience with us and other viewers.

Such a pleasure reading your fantastic review and your positive accolades will certainly be passed onto Morris.

On behalf of the entire team we look forward to welcoming you when next your travels bring you to Cape Town.

Best regards
Michael Rathgeb
General Manager
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Property: Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town
Address: 100 Beach Road | Granger Bay, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa (Formerly Radisson SAS)
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Cape Town Central
#14 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#15 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#15 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#26 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#30 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town 5*
Number of rooms: 177
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Uniquely located on the glittering azure waterfront of Cape Town, the hotel has the majesty of the legendary Table Mountain soaring behind it and every shopping and eatery delight beside it. It’s also a heartbeat away from Cape Town’s pulsing business centre, an easy stroll (or complimentary shuttle) to the famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with its myriad of world-class shops, restaurants, cinemas and colourful working harbour, or a short hop to Africa’s most beautiful beaches and the call of our lush and ancient winelands beyond. The state-of-the-art Cape Town International Convention Centre is a mere 5 minutes away.The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront provides the finest service, setting and comfort making your stay always one to remember and certainly one to repeat. ... more   less 
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