Gorgeous George

Gorgeous George

118 St George's Mall, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
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#76 of 115 hotels in Cape Town Central
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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Created out of two beautifully restored, heritage buildings, Gorgeous George is the first in Cape Town to join the Design Hotels stable, a hand selected, worldwide collection of privately-owned and operated avant-garde and culturally rooted hotels. This luxury boutique hotel is situated in the heart of the Mother City on St George’s Mall. Gorgeous George is a melting pot of Cape Town’s unique cultural diversity and history. Guests are immersed in South Africa’s dynamic design scene throughout the 32 rooms, suites and communal spaces featuring high speed Wi-Fi throughout, The White Room a 1st floor multi-functional private event space and the 6th floor Gigi Rooftop that features a Bar and rooftop pool. More than a Hotel, gorgeous George is where refined design and quality meet, creating an inner-city gathering place for locals and well-travelled alike.
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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Wifi
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Rooftop bar
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Seating area
Minibar
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Telephone
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
City View
Languages Spoken
English

Location

118 St George's Mall, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Bismarck8 wrote a review Feb 2020
Knutsford, England12 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Gorgeous George proved to be an inspired choice as a base for our 6 night stay in Cape Town. Gigi’s rooftop was a great place for breakfast and for evening cocktails. We also dined there one evening and it was lively and had a great atmosphere with good food. But what really makes the hotel special is the friendly and professional staff - from the cocktail barmen to the waiters to the housekeeping staff to the doormen to the receptionists - notably Sippo - all were excellent. They sorted out taxicabs, helped us with our golf clubs (we played golf 4 days during our stay). Ubers also proved a good option in the evening for short rides to the great restaurants around Cape Town. We booked our stay direct with the hotel so check out their own website. We had a lovely one bed suite with walk in shower, nice toiletries. A very enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SophiePor wrote a review Feb 2020
Maastricht, The Netherlands6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This February we visited Cape Town and were quests in the Gorgeous George. The setting is very stylish with high ceilings, contemporary finishing and a lot of attention to detail! And then we have not even mentioned the stunning rooftop bar with restaurant....

We received excellent service from from all staff numbers, however especially from the hotel manager regarding a special request. Thank you all for making our stay memorable!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tea4Five wrote a review Jan 2020
Stuttgart29 contributions55 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our stay at the Gorgeous George very much. The rooms are very clean, comfortable and so thoughtfully decorated. Many of the Cape Town sights are within walking distance (e.g. W&A Waterfront, Bo-Kaap), which was great given that we were traveling during peak season, when many roads are clogged. I was also very impressed with the help I received booking day tours. Things worked smoothly and on time. Everything is great except for the breakfast service (not the food, which is great, just the service!); it is way too slow. I do not want to wait 20 min. for a cappuccino and 45 min. for my omelette. This poor service is the only reason I’m not giving 5 points.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Britt K, Public Relations Manager at Gorgeous George
Responded Jan 6, 2020
Thank you very much for your feedback - it really helps us improve where we can. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and will ensure the team receives your feedback regarding the breakfast service you have experienced. We hope to see you again soon.
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doylema73 wrote a review Nov 2022
Surrey, United Kingdom3 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great central location with a cool and trendy feel about it. Close to shops and a taxi ride away from all tourist attractions you will want to see in this fantastic city.

I was a bit nervous about being so central especially with the reviews on personal safety, but my advice is to take an Uber/taxi even for the shortest of journeys (our shortest was equivalent to a 5min walk). The hotel staff are always on hand to provide advice and offer assistance, always smiling and happy to help.

Our room was great with stunning decor and facilities. Surprisingly noise wasn’t an issue from outside or from neighbouring rooms.

The roof top restaurant and bar is great although don’t expect stunning views of mountain landscapes. Do however expect an excellent lunch and dinner menu that is cooked to perfection, washed down by some great wines and cocktails, all of which are very reasonably priced. Didn’t use the very small pool on the roof as it looked far too cold.

One gripe is the morning breakfast service. Rold breakfast is from 7am so we arrived exactly then. Unfortunately they weren’t prepared for visitors looking for a quick turnaround and we ended up after 30mins wait being given our cooked breakfast in a take-away box without any cutlery - needless to say it didn’t work, but I appreciated their attempt.

I’d happily go back and the experience would be even better if they were to address some minor issues.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Abdulla AlSuwaidi wrote a review Oct 2021
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful stay, 3 times already in two weeks. Don’t get fool with first impression of the lobby, wait until you get to the room. Amazing design, cozy, I feel I’m at home. Clean room and bed, nice shower and toilet with own branded amenities. After this stay, I confirm this boutique hotel are much much better than 5 starts hotel I wasted my money and time to stay. Staff all over the place, housekeeping, reception, resturant, even maintenance staff are all friendly and attentive. Rooftop restaurant is a real passionate, a life resturant, and excellent breakfast and food. Trust me, make this place your home when you come to Capetown, I promise you wont regret!!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Chené van Ravesteyn, Guest Services / Front Office at Gorgeous George
Responded Dec 18, 2021
Hello pearls-diver, We already miss you! Thank you so much for your sweet words and lovely review. Hoping to host you again soon, Xx George
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foodieliz wrote a review Mar 2020
Cape Town, South Africa11 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay at Gorgeous George. The room managed to walk the line between style and comfort, and had wonderful touches, like free Netflix, delicious minibar snacks. The staff gave us some of the best customer service I've come across in Africa - from a free bottle of MCC, as we were celebrating a birthday; to a valet service when I was struggling to find the parking (which is awkward to find, visitors be warned!!). It felt like no ask was too much, and staff made an effort to anticipate our needs.

Delicious food - whether room service (club sandwich) or breakfast on the roof (shakshuka). The roof top bar is one of the best spots in the city for a cocktail. A truly memorable experience, and we will be back.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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AndreaPLondon wrote a review Dec 2023
London142 contributions112 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous stay in a very spacious 2 bed suite at this really good looking hotel. All the staff - every one - were incredibly welcoming, cheerful, friendly, professional and couldn't do enough to help us enjoy our 6 night stay. The rooms were spotless, and had great amenities, including real china cups and saucers and loose leaf black tea. Amazing ! We loved GiGi on the roof for breakfast and dinner, and even had some room service a few times too. The food is excellent, as are the cocktails. Fresh, healthy, very generous, and everything served with charm and smiles. Whoever recruits at this hotel is doing a fantastic job. The pool is small, but very good looking, as is the sundeck, but, in our time there, there was never shortage of space or beds. This is a city centre hotel, so if you want a "flop and swim" holiday, this isn't the venue for you. The only downside to the hotel was the noise, a woman sings outside from around 11 - 6 each day, and it penetrates the double glazing, and it's just a noisy area at night, with people out and about and enjoying themselves. Again, if you're looking for a sense of space, calm, quiet and beauty, this isn't the hotel. That said taxis to the V&A cost around £4 ! We were out and about every day and a few evenings too, and the size of and calmness in our suite was a welcome to return to. I highly recommend Gorgeous George, just be aware of the City centre location.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: You can get the hotel wifi on Longmarket St to call your uber !!
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James P wrote a review Nov 2021
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa28 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Situated in the CBD of Cape Town this hotel is a perfect stopover for a night. The rooms are really well designed - funky and functional - and all the action happens on the rooftop where there is a bar and restaurant. We had a great dinner and good night's sleep.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Chené van Ravesteyn, Guest Services / Front Office at Gorgeous George
Responded Dec 18, 2021
Hello Gorgeous, Thank you for the amazing compliments and lovely review! Myself and Gigi cannot wait for your next stopover. Xx George
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Climber55184527781 wrote a review Aug 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place, nice hotel but I wouldn’t recommend working there. I was called in last minute to engineer a Jazz gig in the Pink room. I got to the location and was asked to set up stage and strike all equipment.(which wasn’t part of the original agreement as it is a 4+ man job), however, I still did the job perfectly well. The show was smooth and there were no complaints from the band members or audience.

However, when i sent my invoice, I was told to decrease my rates and then told that the management was considering not paying me at all, based off the judgement of someone who wasn’t present at the event. I Found the finance manager Terrance Pearce to be the most unprofessional and rude person I’ve ever had to do business with. Its been 17 days since the job was done and I’ve yet to receive any payment or communication around the matter.

I strongly urge anyone who they book for sound in the Pink room to be very careful, the abuse of power is clear. If they have done it to me, most likely they have done it to other workers too. Please be Careful.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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BCGlenda wrote a review Feb 2020
Vancouver, Canada69 contributions67 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Not only is the hotel well located and immaculate, the staff are formidable. They make you feel as if Gorgeous George is your home and ensure that your stay is comfortable. The rooms are large and well appointed with the necessary amenities. The access to Ignite gym is an amazing perk (the facility is guaranteed to satisfy anyone who works out).
Breakfast is delicious & is served until a reasonable hour. The beverage list is vast and appetizing.
We can’t say enough about how wonderful all of the staff are - I can confidently recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to comfortably stay in the centre of Cape Town and feel spoiled.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Olwethu-Thando K wrote a tip Yesterday
Cape Town Central, South Africa306 contributions28 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book direct on their site and look out for the 10% discount for doing so! "
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AndreaPLondon wrote a tip Dec 2023
London142 contributions112 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You can get the hotel wifi on Longmarket St to call your uber !!"
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Maria S wrote a tip Jun 2023
Brisbane, Australia23 contributions38 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not walk on the street at night. Daytime is fine."
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Marleen N wrote a tip Jan 2023
4 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"So many other and better options at Cape Town"
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Andrew Oliver-Morley wrote a tip Jan 2023
London, United Kingdom576 contributions86 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try the Food Market next door for great takeout salads etc if you are heading to the beach"
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PRICE RANGE
C$192 - C$214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gorgeous George
Which popular attractions are close to Gorgeous George?
Nearby attractions include Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve (0.3 km), Company's Gardens (0.5 km), and St. George's Cathedral (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gorgeous George?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Gorgeous George?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Gorgeous George?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Gorgeous George?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gorgeous George?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cousins Trattoria, FYN, and Bouchon Wine Bar & Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gorgeous George?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Gorgeous George have airport transportation?
Yes, Gorgeous George offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Gorgeous George located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Cape Town Central.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gorgeous George?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Gorgeous George offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
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