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The New Tulbagh Hotel
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Stayed one Friday night in a twin room and was surprised with the hotel. The rate we paid ( R 450) had me wondering what to expect and I was prepared to the worst. However the room was clean, spacious and had everything needed. What a pleasant surprise. Breakfast was excellent with lots of fresh fruit and a nice selection of breads. Hot breakfast was also served. This hotel is really an exception, most cities would charge 3 times what we paid for for the same. The location is very central in town. Just take care however that parking in front in the hotel is not for free, you will be paying R 70 / night. This has nothing to do with the hotel but some kind of strange company, who will block your car if you not pay... Maybe the hotel should inform their clients about this practice. Otherwise: commendable hotel in Cape Town

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Ewald F, Manager at The New Tulbagh Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2013

Thank you kindly.

Ewald Fendler

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Arriving after a 14-hour journey, being told they didn't have my reservation wasn't a good start. Staff were barely apologetic about this, but they managed to accommodate me. Large, motel-style rooms which need renovation. Much cutting of corners. Take bedding: Two pillows on each bed, but only the top one had a pillowcase. Wifi said to be available, but that's not quite true. They sell Wifi access via voucher (ZAR100 for 500MB). Shame they ran out of vouchers!
This downtown hotel's only benefit is the 5-minute to the convention center, but the area is grim and shady. Arrived back late one night to find reception empty and street doors open. To lone female travellers in particular - this is not a prudent choice.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Ewald F, Manager at The New Tulbagh Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2013

Good day and thank you for you feedback.

ALL internet is now free at The New Tulbagh Hotel. I can assure you that the Hotel is very save, we have security and armed response, the City also offer us security and they report every 60 minutes at our reception desk.

Please come and visit us again.

Ewald Fendler
Manager

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

This has been one of my best surprises in Cape Town. I needed a convenient place to stay on a business trip. I would recommend this hotel as the best value for money. The hotel must have been renovated recently. The breakfast was great. The reception staff needs some training but was very helpful. This is a reasonable 3 star hotel.

Room Tip: Get a room facing the inner court. Traffic will hassle you otherwise.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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2  Thank Zapiture
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Ewald F, Manager at The New Tulbagh Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2013

Good Day,

Thank you kindly.

Ewald Fendler
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

My colleague and I stayed here while attending a conference at the convention centre. Very useful location as it is just a short walk from the convention centre. The reception was extremely friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Leisl is a star! They also arranged airport transfers at a very good rate. The rooms were spacious and the bathrooms very large and a great shower! The rate for the rooms was very good - I'm not sure what the standard rooms are like but our room (one up from standard) was great and not much more in cost than the standard room.
Food was good and the breakfast great. Free WiFi would be great but could say the same for lots of places. Might not be the best location for your holiday, I'm not sure, but for us it was perfect.

Room Tip: We stayed in the room that was one up from the standard room. Still good value!
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank James W
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Ewald F, Manager at The New Tulbagh Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2013

Hi,

Just to let you know our WiFi is now FREE and uncapped, thank you for your kind words.

Ewa;d Fendler
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

This seems to be a hotel which was in business before and now started again after some incomplete renovation. The rooms are okay, rather large - at least the one we had - but the bathroom was quite smelly from the sinks, could not find out where it came from - shower or sink, so we put our towels over them and that fixed it until we took them off again. The location is quite central and the price was good - we now know why - so we thought we had a bargain in a city in which hotels are generally overpriced. The neighbourhood is not pleasant but that is downtown capetown in general. Breakfast was okay but the attitude of the staff lacks what one expects in 2012 for the price one pays. This also applies to the receptionist and the manager - we were promised free WLAN and although it was confirmed on our reservation mail which we showed with us both disputed what we had in writing. After a long debate we were eventually given vouchers which turned out to have expired so we didn't chase the issue again and went to an Internet Cafe. Definitely would not stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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