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Southern Sun The Cullinan
Ranked #23 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great location”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

This hotel has a fantastic vibe as you walk into the entrance, very grand and stylish. Check in was easy and finding our way to the room easy, the room itself was a nice size with the best bed. unfortunately as my room overlooked the main road facing V&A way, the noise during the night of traffic was a bit too much. I would advise asking for a quiet room facing the hotel entrance.
The bar was great and friendly staff, they know what they were doing and made us feel very comfortable. The restaurant for me was a let down, as a picky eater i do not eat certain meat and prefer to go veggie, the selection was quite poor at the buffet unless i just had a selection of 'side dishes'. The puddings were amazing especially the malva pudding, cheese selecton quite poor but tasty all the same. Also found the restaurant staff did not know what many of the drinks were, requested a shandy and had to explain how to make it and repeat several times. Great time overal.

Room Tip: Try the rooms at the front of the hotel
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

I was at this property for my recent business trip to Cape Town. The hotel seems to be very good in terms of Value. They have highly trained staffs both at front and backend. I recommend this place if travelling for short business trips.

Room Tip: Top floor recommended for good view of the city.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
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Randburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed August 8, 2014

The rooms, service and experience was impeccable. The stay was also cost-effective for us. i will definately recommend this hotel to others. We were not able to make use of the gym and dining at this time and will make sure that we do so on our next visit.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Roeland Park, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2014

I participated in a congress across the street at the convention centre. The hotel itself is Italian style and very attractive and clean. The concierge staff was exceptionally helpful, the breakfast and dinner buffets were superb. Live musicians graced the lobby and restaurant throughout my week-long stay. The hotel franchise offers a shuttle which my colleagues and I took to the V&A Waterfront. The only hitch was an accounting problem in the back office that was smoothly corrected by the staff at the customer service counter. A great value!

Room Tip: My room looked out over the waterfront area with a nice view of the Ferris Wheel. I was surprised a...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

I heard so much about this hotel and i was looking so forward of spendinga wonderful weekend with you. Unfortunatly my partner and i was in for a different experience. I wish i would one day have the opporunity to experience what this hotel is tanding for. Maybe it was just the wrong weekend.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

The last time I stayed at the Cullinan was about 10 years ago. In my opinion, the only thing that's changed are the carpets. It's still a lovely hotel, and delivers everything you'd generally expect from a big Southern Sun hotel. It checks all the right boxes for a quick 1 or 2 night stayover, you won't be disappointed.

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Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed August 1, 2014

I travelled to Cape Town in February and picked this hotel as it had good room rates and great reviews! I was not disappointed throughout my 4 days. Upon arrival the bellman and door staff are attentive and helpful and escorted me in the direction of the blonde haired receptionist who greeted me but never smiled and did the check in very robotically and average. However the bellboy that escorted me to the room was very friendly and warm, well knowledgable about the room facilities and offered additional services as well. the rooms are very nice although I had a view of the buildings opposite, being in the city it is abit noisy.The beds are amazing and housekeeping service is excellent! Ordered room service more than 3 times and orders were correct and delivered in good time. The room staff are really friendly as well although when calling the operator she seemed to busy to answer my calls or interested in my requests. The swimming pool is relaxing and comfortable lounge chairs.

Wifi is free and good connection. The breakfast restaurant is quite big and the staff are very welcoming and had excellent service here! The food was not wow but better than average and a huge choice of practically everything! Free Shuttle service to the Waterfront was put to good use. The Concierge staff were excellent and it was not an issue at all to book a last minute reservation at Beluga Restaurant for a friend and I.

Great hotel and will definitely stay again!!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Southern Sun The Cullinan

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:
#10 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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