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Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town

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johannesburg
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is my home away from home. I travel to Cape Town frequently and this hotel is always my first choice. Over the years their service has gone from brilliant to even more brilliant. I cannot fault them on a single thing. Many thanks for the friendliness again and making me feel right at home while being spoilt at the...

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Jeff R, General Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Dear JHBReview Thank yoi for your great feedback We are really happy that you enjoyed your home away from home Please come back soon warm regards JEFF ROSENBERG General Manager

Banstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Myself and my husband stayed at this hotel for six nights recently. We both agreed that we had never been anywhere in all our travels over the years where the staff were more polite and helpful - nothing was too much trouble. Our room was good and spotlessly clean and breakfast was plentiful and tasty. The bar area was a...

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Jeff R, General Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Dear 1957Shirley1957 Thank you for your feedback We are very pleased that our team looked after you so well and we look forward to welcoming you back soon warm regards JEFF ROSENBERG General Manager

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked the VIP package for the weekend of the carnival and really enjoyed it. There was a mix up with our room when we arrived as someone else was in the room when we reached it but the receptionist immediately sorted it out and even upgraded us to an executive room as an apology. Very nice when staff are given...

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Dear Ann C Thank you for your feedback We are delighted that you enjoyed the Cape Town Carnival and your weekend in the Mother City Warm regards JEFF ROSENBERG General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

hotel is always clean bathroom is ready it have good location central of southafrica u can go to any place easily reception cab help u stuff is helpful it have agood breakfast pofeu it near to waterfront and longstreet which a most famous street in capetown

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Dear Medo A Thank you for your feedback We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit Warm regards JEFF ROSENBERG General Manager

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The mattresses in both rooms were of a very poor quality (I asked for another room after being very unhappy with the first). The furnishing (curtains, lounge chair) is also of a poor quality. The shower cubicle is so tiny that one knocks your elbows on the glass / wall when trying to wash/lather (and i am slender in build)....

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Jeff R, General Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Dear FarhadCarrim, Thank you for your feedback We are distressed that you appeared to not enjoy your stay with us and we would like to apologise for any short comings during your stay A considerable degree of training is conducted in all of our hotels and we will certainly need to pay attention to the areas that you highlight Warm...

Pretoria
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last week we spent four super nights at this hotel. We chose this hotel for location and quality which we have experienced for several consecutive years now. Although it was booked out, the service was attentive and good. The room was spacious and the in house amenities were practical and enjoyable. The swimming pool area is reasonable but adequate. Easy...

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Jeff R, General Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Dear Les P, Thank you so very much for your detailed feedback We are really very happy to learn that you felt as if it was like " coming home " - and that you enjoyed your stay with us It will be a pleasure to welcome you back on your next trip to Cape Town Warm regards JEFF ROSENBERG...

Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel! I was actually impressed with its quality given that is so affordable. It is located in the downtown area of Cape Town, about a 5 minute walk from the Convention Center. You can also walk to Green Market Square (20 minute walk) and access Long Street very easily. They have a van...

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Dear Jasmine R Thank you for your detailed feedback We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we trust that we may have the pleasure of assisting you on any future visits to Cape Town Warm regards JEFF ROSENBERG General Manager

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town is a magnificent place for individuals as well as family. It is one of those places you can find yourself and have inner peace. I wish I could stay more than the period I stayed. Excellent service 10/10.

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Dear Johannesq254 Thank you for your great feedback We are truly pleased that you enjoyed our service and facilities and we look forward to your next visit Warm regards JEFF ROSENBERG General Manager

Pretoria
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks to all the Southern Sun waterfront Cape Town employees with their excellent service. All employees were very professional and kind, staring from the porter, receptionist and room service. The room was very clean and the room temperature was good.

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Dear Mphoramadimetjam, Thank you for your great feedback We are really pleased that you enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to welcoming you back soon Warm regards JEFF ROSENBERG General Manager

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying in the Southern Sun Waterfront was a complete experience where you feel special and all the facilities are of the highest standard. The staff are friendly and efficient , restaurants are of high quality and it is also in an excellent location to get in and out of Cape Town.

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Dear 913petrusp Thank you for your great feedback We are really pleased that you enjoyed all of our facilities and service - and we look forward to welcoming you back soon Warm regards JEFF ROSENBERG General Manager

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Wonderful sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean assist in making the Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town a preferred business and holiday destination. A mere 15 minutes' drive from Cape Town International Airport, a 5 minute walk from the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and within walking distance to the V&A Waterfront, this hotel is superbly located to offer every guest easy access to the sights and sounds of Cape Town. Breathtaking views of Table Mountain can be enjoyed from rooms that offer all the quality and comfort you would expect from a full service hotel. Offering guests a fitness centre, a pool and convenient meeting rooms and a business centre, the Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town caters for all possible business or leisure traveller needs.Modern, chic and spaciously comfortable, these Waterfront hotel rooms offer guests a rejuvenating, fully serviced escape from the bustling energy of Cape Town. The decor is tasteful and classy with an edge. Amenities cater for all possible requirements and include 24 hour in room dining and a host of channels available on satellite. Business travellers can make use of the in room wireless internet access and the workstation with work lamp. Smoking and wheelchair accessible rooms are available on request.Unique cuisine and relaxed dining are just two of the many aspects that make this a simply superb dining experience to all restaurant guests. The Yizani Restaurant is inspired by everything local and is authentically South African ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town

Address: 1 Lower Buitengracht Street | Private Bag X3, Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $185 - $583 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town 4*
Number of rooms: 537
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Also Known As:
Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town Hotel Cape Town Central
Cape Town Southern Sun Waterfront
Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town South Africa
Hotel Style:
#14 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#25 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#29 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#30 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#32 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
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