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Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre
Ranked #44 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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brighton, uk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Brilliant central hotel with great rooms, stylish and comfortable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2009

Great hotel and found on trip adviser. Hotels rooms are very smart and modern and comfortable. Breakfst is plentiful with rolls, croissants, cold meats and hams, egg and bacon, juices, cereals, fresh fruit so you can fill up. Extremely good value for money. helpful staff. Main problem is the parking as others have said. The actual car park is in a pedestrian mall - you go between two rows of bollards. There are 13 spaces for hotel which has over 100 rooms and hotel charges 50 rand per day. Local parking is available but not cheap if you leave it during the day. The overnight parking there is cheap but finishes at 6.00am - so be warned. We were lucky and got a space in hotel car park the second day we were there and there were spaces when we left. I guess that in peak season it may be more difficult.
Hotel staff warn you not to go out in evening without a taxi but at tourist office woman told us it was quite safe as long as you stay in main streets. Also, taxis cost a olt more if summoned by hotel. we walked around long street in eves and never felt threatened - loads of security personnel everywhere.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2009

This is the ubiquitous holiday inn express... the same in every country in the world and this one is no different. However that standard is ok and it is a good safe bet in a good(ish) location. if we were visiting again we would stay at the Waterfront Holiday Inn.
Pre-book a car parking space or arrive early in the day or you'll end up paying a fortune round the corner. Also check your room when you check-in, we had to move twice due to faults with air con and bathroom.
Safe bet in a central location (you can walk to Waterfront) but nothing special

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Southampton UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2009

Good value for money and the staff were very helpful. Great for exploring the city during the day. But taxi's were needed for the evening and to try out resataurants but these were cheap.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled solo
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2009

The hotel is very central, the rooms are modern, fresh and roomy and well - priced for expensive Cape Town. The breakfast is varied and there is parking in the basement. There are several great restaurants in close proximity - Riboville for great, if pricey food and Bukhara just up the road. The staff at the front desk were great.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2009

We just stayed one night here before flying back to the UK.

First issue was finding the hotel, not easy as it's actually on a pedestrian precinct with no direct access by car. Also, to park you have to drive up the pedestrian precinct!

The rooms were newly decorated and had a nice fresh feel to them. One small problem we encountered was that the door key would not activate the power so the reception had to send someone up to "jiggle about with the key for a while"!

The location is very good during the day with the market only one block away and Long Street just two blocks away. However, the area definitely takes a turn for the worse in the evening and I would not recommend walking about here at night.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2009

The hotel is very easy to find. It is on the corner of St Georges Mall and Church Street - very close to Parliament. A rental car is recommended. Parking is provided in "Mandela Rhodes Place" - a hotel and shopping complex located diagonally opposite the Holiday Inn Express. Parking is very expensive (even by South African standards) and I paid ZAR85 for parking from 10pm to 8am!

The hotel is well located for central Cape Town, and you can walk to many tourist attractions - even the V&A Waterfront, but it would be a healthy walk. We did not have dinner at the hotel but at the excellent Col'Cacchio restuarant on Hans Strijdom Street.

Reception desk is on the first floor, accessed by lift or stairs. We had a problem in that our registration sheet had not been prepared, so I had to hand write all my details in despite being a Platinum level member of Holiday Inn's Priority Club loyalty programme. Also I had to argue over whether I had prepaid or not (my paperwork said I had - but the hotel reckons they had not been credited with funds). Luckily it was late evening and reception was quiet.

The room impressed. I was expecting more of the same HI Express that I'm used to in UK and Europe but the room was decorated and furnished to a much higher standard. Very clever use of low voltage lighting (subtle blue LED in the bathroom). Comfortable beds with luxury duvets and choice of pillows. LCD TV (sadly no BBC or SkyNews, just CNN). Tea and Coffee facilities in the room. Deep pile carpeting. Thick blackout curtains.

The bathroom is the usual HI Express type where the main door doubles as the toilet door. All in white tiles - very clean. Nice towels and a complimentary shower gel and shampoo in little bottles. Shower was nice and strong and hot.

We had the free, included continental breakfast at the hotel. It's served on the 1st floor, adjacent to reception in an open plan area which doubles as a bar/lounge at night. Good spread for breakfast including cheese and cold meats. We sat outside on the balcony and watched the Capetonians heading to work.

Overall, a great stay. Excellent location and great value for money. WOuld definitely stay again.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with friends
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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2009

We stayed for one night when we ended up an extra night in Cape Town at the last minute. We were pleasantly surprised. It's a fairly new modern hotel. The rooms are small but clean and the price was great.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre
Address: 101 Saint Georges Mall Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#41 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#48 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 173
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre. This hotel is ideally located in the centre of Cape Town, South Africa. The hotel offers convenience for business and leisure travellers with easy access to highways and being in close proximity from the world renowned Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Shopping Centre. The hotel overlooks the majestic Table Mountain. Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre features 173 contemporary style bedrooms individually airconditioned, offering guests a comfortable, warm and friendly stay. All rooms have en-suite facilities, power shower, direct dial telephones, work stations, safety deposit boxes, hairdryers, tea/coffee making facilities and televisions. WI FI in all rooms and public areas. Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre is committed to offering guests the best product combining convenience of location with the quality and value for which Holiday Inn Express is famous for throughout the world. ... more   less 
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