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Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Great city centre hotel. Rooms are small but nice. The hotel has great service and well trained staff. The biggest upside is the fantastic location, right in the heart of Cape Town with easy access to al the major attractions.

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

Thank you, John G for the wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as the firendly staff and our location. The hotel is indeed well located within the city centre close to all the attractions of Cape Town. We wish you well and hope to welcome you back to the hotel. kind regards...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Service and cleanliness of the highest standard !. Great relaxing areas and lounges, and we found the hotel spotless !... staff all seem to be happy and cannot do enough to make you feel welcome. Well done !

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

Thank you, laurenruthf for the wonderful TripAdvisor score. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the service and cleanliness of a high standard. We wish you safe travels, and hope to welcome you back the hotel in the near future. Kind regards Devon Justus Assistant Front Office Manager

Pretoria
Reviewed 5 October 2015

I visit this hotel every year when attending a Symposium in Cape Town. They are absolutely great! Friendly staff, nice room that has a fridge which is great! I would recommend them any day! Also has safe parking facilities!

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

Thank you, MarinusWillemstijn for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. We are happy to have you return to Southern Sun Waterfront once again, and we thank you for your patronage. Thank you for your lovely words which have been shared with the staff. We wish safe travels and hope to welcome back again next year. Kind regards...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 October 2015

As a business traveller i was anoyed that the business centre had no internet connection. THe hoteal has a great location but is not visible very appealing. An ok stop for a business person - if the internet worked.

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

Thank you, johncJ8575WM for posting your review on TripAdvisor. We would like to take this opportunity to apologise for the internet not working in the business. This does seem to be an isolated incident within our business centre that has been rectified. Should our guests have challenges with the hotel's internet our staff are well equipped to aid our guests....

Reviewed 1 October 2015

Attended a conference and stayed at this hotel for 7 days. Had a room overlooking the pool (4th floor). Was impressed with the cleanliness and quietness. The room was a standard double and had everything I needed including a fridge and decent work area. TV was basic and reception not too good but I watched the rugby down in the...

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

Thank you, Stu K for the wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the room of a high standard. Our apologies for the poor TV reception experienced in the room, but are glad that you did not miss any of the rugby, by watching it in our newly renovated bar. We...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 1 October 2015

The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff was remarkable. My check-in and check-out was extremely efficient. I can recommend a stay at the hotel. The location is within walking distance from many amenities such as the Waterfront and town central.

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

Good day, Roger Marcel E thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor. We thank you for the recommendation and are glad to hear that you found our staff friendly and efficient. We wish you well and hope to welcome you back to the hotel. Kind regards Devon Justus Assistant Front Office Manager

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Just spent 4 days at the hotel and the best hotel stayed in for a good nights sleep,with very comfy pillows ,beautiful feeling sheets. Food we had in the bar very reasonable ,although R25 for a can of coke plus if you give the waiter a tip totally over the top rather stick to water.

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

Thank you, LINDASGM for posting your review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate the wonderful feedback and are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found the room comfortable. I'd also like to take the opportunity to apologise for the breakfast menu not being collected from your room. This should not occur even if you do have a room at the...

Lagos, Nigeria
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The service was great for the value. I will certainly recommend this hotel to friends and family. I would select this hotel again. It was convenient and cost effective to have the hotel shuttle available.

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

Thank you, paulapB2130PS for choosing to stay with us. We are delighted to hear that you had a great stay, and that we will be recommended to your family and friends. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel. Kind regards Devon Justus Assistant Front Office Manager

Centurion
Reviewed 29 September 2015

I stayed for three days at the Southern sun and the overall stay was great. The level of service in the hotel is always superb. The staff is courteous. The rooms are suitable for both family and single people and they are spacious enough. The wifi speed is superb. I recommend this hotel. Thanks to the hotel staff and management...

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

Thank you, Nkibi N for the wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as the service offered. We pride ourselves on the service that we provide to our guest, and thus appreciate the positive feedback. Please come and visit again in the near future. Kind regards Devon Justus Assistant Front Office Manager

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The total experience was very good. The hotel is strategically situated close to the waterfront ; the place to be, and the International Convention Centre. The meals are of a high quality and I found the staff helpful.

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Thank you, 713joanm for choosing to stay with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as well as the location of the hotel in relation to the Cape Town International Convention Centre as well as the Waterfront complex. Your comments regarding the meals as well as the staff are much appreciated and have been...

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: £103 - £277 (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
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#14 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#25 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#29 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#31 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#32 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
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