This apartment building has amazing views over False Bay toward Table Mountain and the Cape Peninsular. However, the apartment, although spacious is not luxury. To start with the access is down an extremely steep staircase which is totally unsuitable for young children or elderly people (no lift). The lounge and the large principal bedroom have spectacular views but the other two bedrooms were small and had no view whatsoever, merely looking out into the side of the building next door complete with builders' rubble. If 2 or 3 couples were sharing the apartment then one couple hits the jackpot with the master suite and the others squash into the other two. The apartment decor is stark and the lighting terrible - no table lamps at all and the lighting in the kitchen area was very poor. It badly needs "accessorising" to put it in the luxury category. It was not well equipped, one large and one small saucepan only, no oven glove (later supplied), only 3 matching wine glasses plus one odd one (but 8 champagne flutes!). There was no air conditioning in the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms and despite requesting a fan, none was supplied. The bedside lights did not have the right plugs on them. There were only 12 clothes hangers between 3 bedrooms. The hairdryer did not have the right plug either although another dryer was later supplied. The small swimming pool (down another steep flight of steps) looked as though it could do with a good clean - lots of brown patches on the turquoise walls and the "lawns" were tiny. There was no laundry facility. The owners should invest their takings from a couple of nights accommodation charges to upgrade this apartment - it is certainly not worth the money at the moment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated just 30 minutes from Cape Town and close to Stellenbosch, Gordon's Bay is the ideal location to experience well known attractions and all the Cape has to offer. Our luxury self-catering apartments in Gordon's Bay are situated in Atlantic View and Protea Place on the mountainside overlooking the mountains and ocean. There is an outdoor pool, barbecue facilities, spacious bedrooms, open plan kitchen, dining/lounge area with separate bathrooms. ... more less
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