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Reviewed 16 August 2016

I stayed here for 7 days. We had gone for a conference at the convention centre. The hotel was really close to the centre. The staff were all extremely helpful, and would always go out of their way to make our stay comfortable. I'm grateful to Devron, Desmond, Donald & Charles who really made us comfortable, and arranged all our... More 

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Thank Ayesha R
Musicexplore, General Manager at Hollow On The Square Cape Town City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for your wonderful comments regarding the hotel and the staff! I have conveyed your message to those mentioned and it really does inspire us to do even better! Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon! Yours in hospitality Paul and The Team More 

Roodepoort, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were very comfortable and lovely and warm on a cold winters' day in Cape Town. The restaurant has a fair menu but we had to go elsewhere for more of a variety of food.

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Musicexplore, General Manager at Hollow On The Square Cape Town City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest thanks so much for your kind, positive review! We hope to see you back with us soon! Yours in hospitality Paul and The Hots Team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This feels like an old building that has been restored. The lobby is not great but the rooms were very enormous with everything you may need including USB ports for charging and a wall safe. The bathroom had been recently redone and I was very comfortable. The buffet breakfast was not bad, and all in all I had a pleasant... More 

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Musicexplore, General Manager at Hollow On The Square Cape Town City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Thanks so much for the kind comments! We have taken heed of your comment regarding 500 MB of data and now guests can have unlimited data if they exceed the 500 MB. Whilst we do have instant coffee in the rooms we have Truth Coffee in our restaurant which can be ordered upstairs and Truth just received... More 

Steelpoort
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Very close to public transport (train, myciti bus terminal). 10 minutes walk to V&A. Need to improve on breakfast meals and introduce new meals. Rooms are spacious and beautiful with view of the inner city. Friendly staff. Parking provided for guests

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Musicexplore, General Manager at Hollow On The Square Cape Town City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Thanks so much for your positive feedback! Regarding the meals we do take customer feedback extremely seriously. We presently have a wonderful French food and beverage consultant working with us who has worked at the likes of Cape Grace and Taj and hope that you will enjoy the changes. Thanks again Paul and The Team More 

Pinetown, South Africa
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

My company booked me into overnight accommodation at this establishment for the first time in 2013. Subsequently, I requested the same establishment when traveling during 2014. What an amazing experience. I stayed in the Green Annex section of the hotel. Upmarket, modern and superb. The service from front desk all the way to the waiters are exceptional. Well worth the... More 

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Musicexplore, General Manager at Hollow On The Square Cape Town City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest. Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We look forward to seeing you back at HOTS again soon! Yours in hospitality Paul and The Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Great hotel with friendly staff. My room was large and modern and the location is not too far from the V&A Waterfront and Long Street. At night though the immediate area can be a little too quiet. The breakfast service was also very good. I would stay again.

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Musicexplore, General Manager at Hollow On The Square Cape Town City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest thanks so much for your wonderful review and we are glad that you had a great first trip to Cape Town! We hope to see you back again soon! Yours in hospitality Paul and The Team More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Friendly staff and good service. I needed to exchange currency and the hotel staff accompanied me to the nearby shop. Breakfast area though gets crowded and food could have more variety. Conveniently located. Nice for a business traveler.

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Musicexplore, General Manager at Hollow On The Square Cape Town City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest thanks for your complimentary comments about the staff, service and the location. We are always looking at ways of improving our breakfast offering and would appreciate any suggestions if you could email me on gm@hollowinthesquare.co.za Kind regards Paul and The Team More 

Davis, California
1 review
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We were looking for authentic/colloquial, small but modern, personal touch, and departure from the usual and predictable major high rise hotel experience. In Hollow On the Square we found it! Safe mere steps away from the convention center but the same sense of confidence/security as larger name competitors (that are close enough to enjoy the occasional extended dining/entertainment options). We... More 

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Musicexplore, General Manager at Hollow On The Square Cape Town City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guests Your comments have been extremely graciously received by the staff and management. Thanks for your kind words and we do try to be more than just a normal corporate hotel where one size fits all. We value the relationships that are created with our guests and love the fact that you felt at home with us. We... More 

Port Alfred
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

I spent 5 nights at Hollow on the Square on a business trip with other colleagues. I was able to check-in early which was a plus and my large double room was clean and comfortable. The wifi was not always very reliable but mostly worked. The entrance and lobby areas of the hotel are getting scruffy and in real need... More 

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Musicexplore, General Manager at Hollow On The Square Cape Town City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest. Thank you for your feedback which is vital in us being able to offer our guests a great experience. Your comments regarding the restaurant were taken extremely seriously. Regarding hygiene this is of paramount importance to us and we outsource a Hygiene Audit Company to carry out random checks on the restaurant and maintain strict policies and... More 

Nosy Be
1 review
Reviewed 20 April 2016

The hotel location is very interesting...in the city center but quiet. Very attentive staff and comfortable room with a good price/quality ratio. Great breakfast also. The only downisde, people don't speak french for a 4 stars hotel.

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Musicexplore, General Manager at Hollow On The Square Cape Town City Hotel, responded to this review

Messieurs Thanks so much for the positive feedback! Regarding French speaking personnel, we took your comments seriously and presently have 2 French speaking Interns working at the hotel. Salutations distinguées Paul More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hollow on the Square is conveniently situated within walking distance of the famous V&A Waterfront, City Centre, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), and just minutes from other inner city shopping meccas such as Green Market Square, St Georges Mall and the beautiful Flower Market. This trendy modern city hotel offers 56 large semi-self catering en-suite bedrooms with all modern amenities. The eco-friendly addition to the hotel, The Green Annexe, an oasis of 'green'-inspired hospitality, boasts 30 stylishly calm rooms, which have all been created with energy-efficient and environmentally sound materials, without compromising on luxury. The trendy public areas portray a French-chic vibe and include a relaxed lounge and dining area with cocktail bar and patio. For keeping you connected 24-7 we have Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. For the first-time travellers to Cape Town, or for guests who need assistance with anything to do with Cape Town, our friendly Concierge is available to help enrich your stay in the 'Mother City'. Not only do we offer advice, but also a shuttle service and tours within the city and surrounds (booking advisable), car hire and the ease of foreign currency exchange within the hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hollow On The Square Cape Town City Hotel

Address: 9 Hans Strijdom Avenue, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (Formerly Tulbagh Hotel)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: €102 - €202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hollow On The Square Cape Town City Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 86
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#61 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
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“If you want to walking at night and being solicited by homeless then ask for room in main building”
 of 5 bubbles Wanderlust315, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“4th floor over looking the square was good”
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“The green annex rooms are amazing and looks out over the plaza.”
 of 5 bubbles elizek2014, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We became motivated to tip individually and in groups (room maids, meal/bar staff)) for the many who impressed us and provided extra help without expectation. We would have left more had we known we would want to and had brought more cash! We hope to return!”
 of 5 bubbles lindawH594FG, 16 May 2016 | Read review
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