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Southern Sun The Cullinan
Ranked #23 of 108 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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“Best Hotel in its price class”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

The Souther Sun Cullinan is my favorite hotel when visiting Cape Town for business purposes. The first impression and the way one is recieved, is wonderful and relaxing and this continues in the rest of the interaction with the staff. The breakfast is superb and relaxing after work at the pool exceptional.

Definitely worth while to stay here!

Room Tip: Choose a room overlooking the pool, facing the Waterfront.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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GarryReed, General Manager at Southern Sun The Cullinan, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
Our aim is to deliver a 5* experience at a 4* price. Our biggest assets are our staff. They are committed to creating magic memories for all our guests. Many are quick to criticise but few take the time to compliment. Thank you for your great feedback, and please do not hesitate to ask for me personally on your next visit.
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

Okay, so there are many Hotels out there that are nice, neat, clean, friendly, etc, etc. So what makes this Hotel so eminent? So glad u asked... they simply 'Tick ALL the Boxes'. We (my husband and I) also had the most wonderful gastronomic experience at this Hotel. The Chefs are Highly Talented and Simply Brilliant! Their dinners were so good we only missed dinner once during our 4 night stay... Beef Chin, Oxtail, and Chicken Roulade - The Best Ever! (if u live in C.T. don't walk...run) The dinning room is spacious, the layout is so well done - no traffic-jams, the variety of food is beyond generous and the quality is 'Fit for a King' There's even a section for diabetics at the breakfast buffet, and a separate section for the pork - its like they've thought of everything! This Hotel does S.A. proud! This was our fourth stay at the Cullinan Hotel and ... 'it just keeps getting better' (hope this letter does them justice)

Room Tip: All rooms are good as they have different views, I however prefer the sunny side facing the water fr...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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GarryReed, General Manager at Southern Sun The Cullinan, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I am so pleased that you experienced our warm hospitality and do hope that you will be able to visit Southern Sun The Cullinan again soon.
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Garry Reed | General Manager
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Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

Just came back from vacation and my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Friendly staff, great breakfast. Loved those smoothies! It's wonderfully located and the rooms are spacious and comfortable. The shuttle service to the Water Front are so convenient and made it so easy to get around. Thank for giving us such a lovely stay.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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GarryReed, General Manager at Southern Sun The Cullinan, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you so much for your kind comments. We appreciate it tremendously. I have already shared them with the team and they are inspired. I do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon.
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

I was part of a group of 6 individuals attending meetings in Cape Town. We all found the hotel to be superior to other hotels at which we had stayed in S. Africa

The hotel has an elegant facade and very spacious foyer. The rooms are well designed with modern conveniences. The breakfast buffet was exceptionally good and all staff were very courteous and helpful.

The Fitness Centre is convenient and adequate.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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GarryReed, General Manager at Southern Sun The Cullinan, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for your kind comments and feedback. We are delighted that you had such a great stay and do look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Garry Reed | General Manager
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Good hotel with great friendly staff who always have a smile and are willing to help. Breakfast buffet was great with everything you could possibly want. Rooms have enough space without feeling too cramped.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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GarryReed, General Manager at Southern Sun The Cullinan, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for your kind comments and feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Garry Reed | General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 30, 2013

We were on our honeymoon touring South Africa and the cullinan was our final stop. The staff were aware it was our honeymoon and upgraded our room, layed on champagne, roses and chocolates. It was a lovely gesture and made our stay very special.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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GarryReed, General Manager at Southern Sun The Cullinan, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
Congratulations! I am thrilled that we could be part of your honeymoon and create life long memories for you.
I will pass your comments on to our team and do hope that we can welcome you back on your first anniversary.
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Garry Reed | General Manager
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2013

My family was visiting from the States and we had the very good fortune of staying at The Cullinan. We found the accommodations to be excellent and the staff to be so warm and welcoming that we soon felt like old friends. The hotel is extremely well located with easy access (walking distance) to the Convention Center and City Sightseeing Tours, as well as Long Street. The Cullinan also offers half hourly, complimentary shuttle service to and from the V&A waterfront. The food was fabulous with a great selection. And, the concierge was quickly able to offer some great alternatives when our plan for the day fell apart. We HIGHLY recommend The Cullinan to anyone looking to be pampered and treated like a treasured friend.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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GarryReed, General Manager at Southern Sun The Cullinan, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you ever so much for your kind comments and feedback. I am delighted that you had such a great stay and that our team took good care of you.
I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future, and do hope that I will have the opportunity to meet you personally.
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Garry Reed | General Manager
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Property: Southern Sun The Cullinan
Address: 1 Cullinan Street | Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8004, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#11 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#22 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#23 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#28 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun The Cullinan 4*
Number of rooms: 374
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only The Cullinan Hotel offers views of all of the Mother City’s main attractions: Table Mountain, the harbour and ocean, the V&A Waterfront and the city skyline. Marble pillars and floors and lush furnishings, transport guests into a world of luxury complete with individualized four-star services. A pool and gym offer the perfect way to relax after a day of business meetings or sightseeing and the choice of bars and restaurants is sure to meet everyone’s tastes. ... more   less 
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