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zanzibar
Reviewed 22 February 2016

I am not a fan of large corporate properties in general. However I was in for a lovely surprise when I found the hotel staff knew our name and addressed us at breakfast and any time we passed by our name .The hotel was very busy so this gesture requires some training ! The breakfast staff in particular had such...

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Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you, JoAnne T for posting your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, as well as the friendly staff. We pride ourselves on giving our guests memorable moments, and we are glad that we could make an impression on you. As with most hotels in Cape Town our tap water is of a...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 22 February 2016

This is a magnificent waterfront with shops, restaurants, street entertainers and people watching. Sit out at a coffee shop and enjoy the views of Table Mountain, awesome! My favorite shopping area is not inside the mall it's the Water Shed full of local African crafts.

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Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Good day, Gisela S Thank you for posting your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the Waterfront with all its sights and sounds. We wish you safe travels. Kind regards Devon Justus Front Office Duty Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2016

I thoroughly recommend a stay at this hotel for quality accommodation, where the employees provide an excellent courteous and helpful service. My impression of the team was that they enjoyed our company as much as we did theirs. I hope to return in the next year.

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Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you, 847eric for the wonderful review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the employees courteous and helpful. We hope to see you again next year. Kind regards Devon Justus Front Office Duty Manager

Ahmedabad, India
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Located near long Street. V &a waterfront is near but you need to take taxi or use hotel shuttle every 30 minutes. Rooms are neat and clean but small and the worth depends upon the deal you get. Breakfast is very good. Staff is helpful. Beach is far and if you are looking for beach fun then you should look...

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Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you, Ajay J for choosing to stay with us. We are disappointed to hear that you found the hotel only average, as we strive to exceed our guest expectations. We are however glad that you found the staff helpful and the rooms clean. The closest beaches to the hotel are indeed Camps Bay and Clifton which are a 15...

Aboyne
Reviewed 20 February 2016

This hotel is great, from the friendly & informative welcome, to the excellent service and fabulous breakfast. Room was spotlessly clean and aircon quiet. It represents good value for money whilst being exceptionally comfortable. Regular & reliable shuttle bus to waterfront complex. Would use again

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Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you, Richard M for choosing to stay with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we thank you for the recommendation. Your kind words have been shared with the team and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards Devon Justus Front Office Duty Manager

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We stayed here for one night only before flying up to Port Elizabeth Room was comfortable and service was good. Handy, regular shuttle to Victoria Waterfront. Hotel restaurant was OK for breakfast but would not recommend it for an evening meal

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Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you, dsl652 for posting your review on TripAdvsior. We are glad that you had a comfortable stay with us and enjoyed the use of our shuttle to the Waterfront, as well as our breakfast offering. We wish you safe travels and hope to welcome you back to the hotel. Kind regards Devon Justus Front Office Duty Manager

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Great service and true value for money. Staff were courteous, friendly and well groomed. My room was great and there were chocolates in the room when I went bed... great touch. Décor was good and not out dated.

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Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you, Robyn C for the wonderful review. It is a pleasure to read your review and we thank you for the wonderful score. Your positive feedback has been shared with the team, and we hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards Devon Justus Front Office Duty Manager

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Just returned from a break in Cape Town. This hotel is fantastic, from a large room with super shower to excellent choice for breakfast. Highly recommended. The staff are very attentive and extremely helpful.

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Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you, Two-Hobos for the wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your positive feedback is much appreciated and has been shared with the team. Kind regards Devon Justus Front Office Duty Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2016

The hotel let us check in early morning which was a treat! The breakfast is out of this world! It caters to all tastes. The rooms are modern and cosy and the staff are extremely polite and meticulous! They really show you true South African hospitality! The beds are very comfy and the shuttle service is very useful! The only...

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Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you, James S for the fantastic review. It is a delight to hear that you enjoyed so many aspects of our hotel. Your review has been shared with the team and we thank you for the positive feedback. We wish you safe travels and hope to see you back with us in the near future. Kind regards Devon Justus...

Montagu, South Africa
Reviewed 15 February 2016

A lot of money for an ordinary room, lack of beverages in the room, Mini bar empty. No bath robe. Breakfast extra, parking extra. Obviously the price is converted from dollars but it is very expensive for a South African paying in rands and you do not receive luxury service for luxury prices

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Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Good day, David B We are disappointed to hear that you felt the hotel was overpriced. With regard to our mini bars; all room are fitted with a mini fridge which on request can be filled with beverages of your choice. Please also note that rates do fluctuate according to the occupancy and the demand during certain periods of the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Banquet Room
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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: €135 - €362 (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:
#15 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#25 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#29 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#32 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#32 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
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