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“Awesome but Noisy”
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FlatRock Suites
Leland, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Awesome but Noisy”
Reviewed October 19, 2009

This is a beautiful place to stay. We found the service to be great and the staff was friendly and helpful. There is a guarded covered garage which was nice. My husband and I traveled with our 23 year old daughter and the suite was spacious with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths with living/dining area and full kitchen and large fridge. We had a large terrace to eat our breakfast on every morning. We were in room 903 facing Long Street and had a beautiful mountain view. The only reason I did not rank this as 5 stars is really no fault of Flat Rock...I will not kid you...the noise from the bars and restaurants at night is ridiculous! The bars are open all night long, so between the people and the horn blowing along the street it was impossible to sleep.The master bedroom was on the street side and we finally had to put earplugs in to sleep. Keep in mind we were on the 9th floor and there was a building between us and all the partying people. I would not let this deter you from staying here, but you should request a room that does not face Long Street because the location of the hotel is really good. It is near all the good places to eat. Capetown was awesome also! I feel bad not giving them 5 stars, but if you don't like noise, listen to what I am saying and don't underestimate it...it was unbelievable. But I would stay there again, but just not street side.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2009

It was our first time in Cape Town and the staff were excellent. They arranged transport for us to and from teh airport, sight seeing trips. The Apartment was very clean and furniture neatly organised. Very nice views of Table mountain. We loved this place!

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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Aberdeen
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Reviewed October 29, 2008

Flatrock Suites offers everything it states and I couldn't fault them for this. We stayed in a two bedroomed apartment and it was very luxurious. A few minor issues - the double bedroom only had blinds and no curtains which meant you were woken up every morning at about 5/6am with blinding sunlight as the blinds did not keep the light out. If you can put up with this then fine. Also the apartments are situated beside Long Street which I would say is the party of all party streets where nobody seems to go to bed so most often (weekdays and weekends) you were woken up in the early hours of the morning (2/3am) with loud music, people shouting, horns honking. BUT, the view of Table Mountain and the sun shining in the morning took these problems away!!

  • Liked — Cleanliness and Views
  • Disliked — Noise from adjoining street
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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40 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2008

Flatrock is an amazing find in a wonderful city. Situated right in the middle of the the City Bowl, just off the vibrant LONG Street, these 2 and 3 bedroom apartments are well apointed with all the things you might need, Kitchen, Washing machine and DSTV. The Parking is off street and very secure and the apartment is serviced once a day.

Beds and duvet are of a very high quality.

Easy to book on their website.

If you are more than 3 people these apartments must be the hippest and most cost effective option in the city.

Ill be back!

  • Liked — Furnishings and location and PRICE!!!
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with friends
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Pocatello
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2008

The suites, apartments, are lovely. Ours had a great balcony and view of Table Mountain. The staff could not be any better. As good, or better, as any I have seen anywhere.
The noise from Long Street was too much. Really, it almost, but not quite, meant having to sleep with the windows closed. (We were here in winter, so not a problem.)

  • Liked — Location, view, large, great staff.
  • Disliked — Noise
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Reviewed April 22, 2008

We stayed at Flatrock Suites in the City Bowl area of Capetown. Very funky, very clean two bedroomed apartment - not too impressive from the street but very deceiving! Parking was very secure and guarded underneath the suites . A friendly welcome from our host when we arrived - the bottle of wine in the fridge and homemade biscuits were a great touch and he was very helpful in getting us info re tour of Robben Island. The suites are self-catering with a new kitchen, plasma TV ,DVD and new upmarket kitchen appliances.Beds and linen were divine! The view from the balcony of the mountain view apartment of Table Mountain was fantastic. Restaurants, bars and nightclubs are a stone's throw away- literally - in Long Street and a small supermarket is close by.A very central location for anyone without a car - taxis were waiting at the door . If you're a light sleeper the noise from the nightlife on the street below could hamper your sleeping but if you're a party animal this accomodation would be ideal!

  • Liked — modern facilities and cleanliness
  • Disliked — the noise at night from the main bedroom
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
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Property: FlatRock Suites
Address: Flatrock | 8 Buiten Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 127 Specialty Lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — FlatRock Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The spectacularly beautiful city of Cape Town, in Southern Africa, is home to FlatRock Suites. Here, just off Long Street – the street that never sleeps – you’ll find this unique combination of luxury apartments… serviced in hotel style.FlatRock Suites provides you with the privacy and independence of apartmentliving combined with many of the services that you would expect from a top-class hotel… including changes of linen, daily service, concierge, reception and more.It’s known as an “Aparthotel” with each suite comfortably furnished, fully equipped but so much more spacious and comfortable than a hotel room would be. All of which combines to make excellent budgeting sense… for holidays or lifestyle living.The location, at the top end of the town, was chosen specifically because it has one of the most soughtafter views in the world… a close-up of the breathtaking Table Mountain. ... more   less 
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