I'm sorry to have to write such a poor review for this place. The apartment itself was actually quite nice, and very clean. However, there were just too many downsides.
The wifi did not work in the room ever.
The front door opens onto a balcony with no windows, so the wind rattles and bangs the door all night. Since the bed is about 10 feet from the front door this noise is very annoying.
The balcony/terrace has a horrible view of an Audi car dealership, and an oil rig.
Getting to and from the place is extremely difficult! Arriving by car is not so bad (once you figure out the trick of getting around the convention center). However, leaving on foot is almost impossible, as there is a multi-kilometer detour to get to the waterfront. There are no taxis stationed near the apartments, and you must walk to the convention center to find one. During the day you can take the water taxis which is nice (but after once or twice you don't feel like listening to the same info again and again).
The information booklet in the room is filled with rules "Don't do this and that".
The receptionist was polite and professional. The apartments are also in a safe neighborhood, and then is free parking on site. And the room was not so expensive. However, I would not stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to a serene location overlooking the beautiful working harbour of Cape Town. Canal Quays is a modern property classically furnished and ideally positioned on the canal waterway. This venue affords guests the comfort of spacious self-catering apartments in a quiet area of the city. Canal Quays is ideal for business and leisure as it's a stroll to the Cape Town International Convention Centre, and within walking distance to the city's financial district and a short drive to various shopping centres, restaurants and major attractions. Each modern apartment is equipped with a kitchen, open-plan dining and lounge areas, including spacious bedrooms, which makes Canal Quays suitable for short and long stays in Cape Town. Our services include pre-arrival grocery shopping, airport transfers, car rental, day tours and sightseeing excursions (charges apply). Personal laundry and dry cleaning services are available upon request (surcharge applicable). ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Travelocity, Agoda, Odigeo, Priceline and Hotwire so you can book your Canal Quays reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Canal Quays Cape Town, South Africa