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Southern Sun Cape Sun
Ranked #35 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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Holywood NI
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“Fabulous well-situated hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2008

Fabulous hotel, room, service, staff, view - everything. We're already making plans to go back to Cape Town next year & will definitely use the same hotel. Points to note:
- felt very luxurious
- staff were really helpful & nice.
- Breakfast was fantastic, with a huge buffet & a chef to prepare your fried eggs/omelettes etc
- well situated near the Green Street market with lots of shops & restaurants nearby
- the hop-on-hop-off 'Red' (City tour) and 'Blue' (further afield) buses stop just round the corner & you can pay as you get on - v handy
- area extremely bustling & safe during the day, but quiet at night- so you know not to walk around
- Huge lobby area with bar/louge/live 2 piece on piano & cello
- our room was on the 22nd floor, it was huge, very quiet, with silent ( very important for me!) air con, good bathroom, huge comfortable bed, large windows with a direct view over Table Mountain.
-maid came in in the evening & turned down bed (!), changed the towels if necessary (!), & replenished the (free)bottles of water
- The only slight problem was a drip from the cistern - which we didn't bother reporting in case they made us pack up & move rooms!!
- Free shuttle bus ran every 1/2 hour from hotel to to Waterfront (took only a few minutes & called at the next Southern Sun hotel, the 'Cullinane' on the way)
- two other Southern Suns nearby had small pools - but were therefore more expensive. They are the 'Cullinane' and the 'Waterfront' (this one, despite its name, was not actually IN the Waterfront complex)
- the Cape Sun feels a bit more 'real' than staying directly IN the Waterfront complex (where you could be anywhere in the world)

I had got a really good deal on the internet (direct with the hotel) of 4543 rand for 7 nights bed and breakfast!!.

So, if you can get a good deal on this hotel I would go for it.
PS I was also inside the other two hotels I mentioned & they are both really nice (although the bedrooms in the 'Waterfront' were not as big or bright as in the 'Cape Sun'.)

All in all fabulous experience - we're going back!

  • Liked — Very quiet, large, comfortable bedroom
  • Disliked — I would have liked a pool!
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2006

This hotel used to be a Holiday Inn and is now the Southern Sun Cape Sun. This is a four-star hotel with five-star service. My family and I stayed in a family room for four nights, beautiful view of Table Mountain, sofabed for our daughter, and empty fridge for children's snacks. Despite its perhaps boring international design (it could be anywhere), I could not find fault with this hotel. The staff were among the friendliest and most professional I have ever come across. I would stay there again tomorrow.

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Property: Southern Sun Cape Sun
Address: Strand Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Bar / Lounge 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:
#17 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#17 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#32 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#35 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#43 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Cape Sun 4*
Number of rooms: 368
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Right in the centre of where it's all happening and with magnificent views over Table Mountain and Robben Island, the four star Southern Sun Cape Sun is ideally located for visitors who want to experience one of the world's most beautiful cities. Hotel guests are invited to make use of facilities like the free Wi-Fi, indoor pool, fitness centre and Camelot Spa. For business needs the hotel offers nine fully equipped conference venues with space for up to 650 delegates There are many great restaurants and bars within walking distance but our free shuttle bus departs regularly to the nearby Victoria & Alfred Waterfront providing convenient access to a range of harbour-side restaurants and first class shopping, offering great appeal to visitors in search of an indulgent escape. ... more   less 
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