First time in Cape Town therefore was a little anxious about going and what the standard the hotel would be at, especially for how cheap it was! Three of us shared a room on the 6th floor of this tall hotel.The reception area was freezing cold when we got there!! They left all the doors open and I had no idea how they could work with it being so cold in there. The staff were friendly on arrival even though we arrived late at night.
We paid for a triple. The room was basic and massive great big windows looking out to the back mountains. Rooms a bit cold but you can change the temp. Beds average. The room cost us £25 each for 4 nights so we didnt complain!!!
The swimming pool was being refurbed when we arrived. So it should be in a good state now. We didnt try any other amenities but the bar on the top floor (just go for the views and a glass of southern Cape Wine). The bar on the bottom floor was close to reception and therefore freezing! The bar snacks in this hotel was a little bowl of salted popcorn (different!!)
This hotel is fairly close to the airport, a short 15-20 min taxi ride (watch the taxi drivers apparently they can spot your Englishness from a mile off and charge you massive rates). The hotel had some good restaurants close to it. ALso you MUST try the revolving restaurant. The food is good, brilliant ambience with a friendly piano man! Great puds (try the chocolate fondue). In town we visited a lovely restaurant called The Africa Cafe (must eat at!). The hotel is also close (within walking distance to the beach and longer walk to the V&A waterfront - where there are endless restaurants). One tip.....when we arrived we were advised to get taxi's places because areas of cape town are rough!
They can organise trips for you from the hotel however I would recommend doing this online beforehand as you save lots more mney this way!
If your looking for cheap and cheerful this is a good bet. Comfortable and friendly. Good food in restaurant. However, if going in winter....take your scarf for the bar / reception areas. (see my photos in my photo section on Cape Town)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just off Sea Point's vibrant promenade and a short distance from the beach and the V&A Waterfront lies the landmark Ritz. Iconic and rich in history with magnificent views of the ocean and city, The Ritz has held it's prideful place for 45 years. Inspired by exclusive and design driven accessible luxury, The Ritz is being reconstructed to unveil unparalleled luxury. Opening Early 2017. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ritz Hotel Cape Town
- Cape Town Ritz
- The Ritz Cape Town South Africa