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“VERY FRIENDLY, VERY CLEAN & VERY GOOD VALUE”
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Fountains Hotel
Ranked #88 of 110 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Reviewed March 17, 2014

I have never stayed in a Hotel, for 9 days, where all the Staff were so friendly and helpful. I had a very large apartment kept very clean by Mohammed; the Restaurant produces amazingly good food (huge buffets) & the best "Bread & Butter Pudding" I've ever tasted.
Front of House staff all 1st class.
For the price - you won't do better anywhere!
I look forward to my next visit there.

Room Tip: Go for as high a floor as possible. Apartments are great good value!
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

Just stayed at this great hotel, great facilities but the best thing about it all has to be the wonderful staff who nothing seemed to much trouble to help and advise. All in all a great experience and already looking forward to going back next year. A big thank you to Owen and all his great staff

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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

I am a local and had to go for an interview at the hotel. It was my first visit there. I was totally lost as to where to park, etc. And then this angel appeared, Thys. He made us feel so welcome and showed us around. We felt like royalty. This is the kind of people we need in South Africa. Building a nation and showing visitors the wonderful hospitality of our country's citizens. Thank you Thys! I want to commend you. You are the epitome of 'service excellence and a true South African ambassador'!
Thank you, Thys.
Nora Marais

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

The property is located right in the heart of the city with bus sstop and some banks, offices and restaurants in the nearby. Within walking distance to the Waterfront (ca 20 min). The room was modern and nice decorated with WiFi (100 mb data free), safebox, tea/coffee facilities, clean (however not top modern) bathroom. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, their service was good. The breakfast was included in the rate with quite good choice of warm and cold snacks. Overall nice and safe stay.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

Good staff, friendly people. The hotel need some works inside but the accomodation is good. The hotel is clean and has a quickly service. The food was but the breakfast is better than the meals. Nice choice to make.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Aires B
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

I didnt stay very long but for the time I was there it made me want to stay longer. Its in a great location to just get out and walk around town and see the locals. Next to any and everything you could want to eat. Even had a barber nearby

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

I am giving this review on the third day of our holiday in Cape Town. We arrived early Thursday morning after a long flight from England. We were greeted at reception by friendly helpful staff who put our luggage under lock and key while we had a wonder around the city until we could check in
The hotel is clean it is central for almost everything, all the staff are so friendly, pleasant and helpful. The rooms are clean and comfortable.
We are up in a morning have breakfast and out for the day, we return for a shower and chill out before we go out again for dinner, this hotel is ideal for our needs and personally I can't praise the hotel and it's lovely staff enough!
We have traveled to many countries and stayed in many hotels in the world, Fountain Hotel is not the poshest hotel we have stayed in but it has still added to our memorable holiday!
When I return home I am sure I will give a review on our visit to South Africa, up to now it as been an amazing experience, what a lovely country! Yesterday we visited Robben Island, this is a must do! So emotional and educating, our guide was an X prisoner, you must go and hear their stories!
We are here for another week, then staying in! Stellenboush for tree days. Having a great time, wish you were here :-)

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Fountains Hotel

Address: 1 Saint Georges Mall Street | cnr. Heerengracht & Hans Strydom, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#66 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range: $91 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Fountains Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 156
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in downtown Cape Town, within walking distance of the city’s many attractions, the Fountains Hotel offers all the services and facilities you would expect from an inner-city hotel. A gym, pool, bar, buffet restaurant with a terrace and the friendliest staff in town, all contribute to make the Fountains Hotel a luxury home away from home. Do make use of our FREE internet of 100MB daily.The City of Cape Town boasts a wide range of attractions. These include three World Heritage Sites, a diverse mix of cultural, historical and heritage sites, outdoor and leisure activities, entertainment, nature and environment, and of course, luxury wining and dining.But when all the exploration, sight-seeing and shopping have worn you out, the Fountains Hotel will accept you with open arms. The reception at the hotel is a welcoming space, furnished with couches to create a relaxation area. Those who would like to keep an eye on the work side of things, can turn to the hotel’sbusiness centre.Friendly and knowledgeable staff offer a full concierge service and can refer guests to the tourism centre, which is also located in the lobby. This centre is equipped with flyers and information about all the popular tours and destinations in and around Cape Town. The multi-lingual staff can also help with any bookings that need to be made.The Fountains Hotel is a secure establishment. We have qualified staff and a security station at each entry point of the hotel to ensure that our guests remain safe. Three levels of underground parking provide secure parking for our guests.24-hour room service is also available ... more   less 
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