In Cape Town for the Two Oceans Marathon - 3 night stay over Easter – and this hotel is perfectly placed for the start line. The staff were amazing, they were knowledgeable about the Marathon, had a special “carb” evening meal before the run, a runners breakfast at 4.30am for the 6am marathon start. Lots of energy drinks, popcorn and fruit in reception…they were set up for this event. They even had massages available for the runners afterwards. Above and beyond the call of duty, and very impressive.
This hotel knows it’s client base, whether it is business men, runners or families with children.
The rooms were comfortable, bright, bathrooms were good with plenty of hot water, towels and generous products. I would say that the décor was a little tired in the bathrooms, but everything was clean and well presented. Breakfasts were well laid out buffets. Plenty of fruit, muesli, yogurt for the healthy, hot food of potatoes, bacon, eggs and more for those seeking a different choice. Staff ran around ensuring drinks were served and tables cleared.
The one thing to mention is that if you are planning Waterfront visits, the cable car to Table Mountain or Robben Island, then this is not really the best hotel. It’s not near any tourist area, it doesn’t pretend to cater for tourists. It was however perfectly placed for the Two Oceans – 100 metres from the start line. Couldn’t have been better.
This hotel delivers on the important things. The staff went out of their way to make our stay memorable and comfortable, we would definitely recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For travellers that prefer to be outside the city centre, the Southern Sun Newlands is the perfect choice in Cape Town. Situated in this leafy garden suburb the hotel is close to the city and its many attractions, but quiet enough for a restful night’s sleep. The decor of the hotel is truly African and luxurious and its proximity to both the Newlands cricket and rugby stadiums is a bonus for many visitors. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Southern Sun Newlands Cape Town, South Africa