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“Take your own milk, but no refrigeration in room.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre

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Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre
Ranked #45 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Australia
1 review
“Take your own milk, but no refrigeration in room.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2010

Poor security. My key card unlocked another door on another floor. No drawers provided in room, small open hanging space only, a desk and a couple of small shelves. Nowhere to put anything. Literally lived out of suitcases for 4 nights. Couple of pleasant, helpful girls on reception. Included breakfast adequate. Central position to some city sights and markets. Had to walk long distance to buy milk when unwell, as male receptionist reluctantly sent only one long life serve to room well over an hour later after second request so no point in having tea making in room. This person let the whole establishment down. Hop on Hop off bus stop not too far away. Trip to Robben Island booked out for days ahead.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank mattfinish
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2010

Knowing the Holiday Inn Express brand as well as I do, it was with inside knowledge about what to expect at the hotel.
BUT, what I did get was better than expected.
Friendly service, clean hotel room and good location.
The bedroom we were assigned was 1001 and was a corner room. There was plenty of room for our suitcases and the sleeper couch being pulled out in the form of bed.
There is also a safe in the rooms which isn't standard in the UK.

We ate 3 times at the Doppio 0 which is diagonally accross the road to the hotel. Great food at great prices. And you can charge to the rooms.

If there is one thing that I would suggest is that the staff make sure that people are aware that there is a charge for the valet parking (R50 per night).

There is also 30 minute conmplimentary WIFI access to priority club members.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jogarrhay
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Israel
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22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2010

The Holiday Inn Express is a nice basic hotel with very friendly stuff.
The rooms aren't so big but there is everything you need in it.
It is a bit difficult to find when you arrive by car, so you better call the hotel for directions when you are in the area - my GPS system took me somewhere else...
The hotel has a valet parking service which is not so convenient whenever you want to get in and out of your car - you need to go through the valet parking guys.
As I mentioned, the rooms were ok (surrounded by buildings though) and the bed was comfortable.
The problem is that I could hear very clearly every time someone came into his room or went out. The doors slam was very loud and even woke me up a few times early in the morning. I could also hear voices through the walls which indicates that they are probably too thin.
For the price they charge and based on its location (has restaurants and close to bars and clubs) I still would recommend it.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Eldik
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2010

Excellent location on pedestrianised road in heart of city centre (20/25 mins. walk to Waterfront). Nothing below par. Valet parking (£4.50 per day), breakfast and reception staff all well above par. 3 close by restaurants you can charge to room. Very tricky to find first time with hire car (hotel sign hidden by trees in pedestrianised road and driveway to entrance not signed).

  • Stayed February 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank StephenWard
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Blackpool UK
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25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2010

Usual standard of Holiday Inn Express Hotels. Bedrooms aimed more at 1 or 2 night stays than longer, i.e. limited storage space, though if you have stayed at these hotels before, it's the same the world over. Hotel staff very good, the rooms are clean and breakfast OK.
Ideally situated within the city centre, close to a number of good restaurants, and you can walk to the V&A waterfront,
All in all a good hotel for the price paid, I know there are bigger and better hotels in Cape Town, but you have to be willing to pay more, after all you get what you pay for, and with the Holiday Inn Express I think you get slightly more than that

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank searsrp66
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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2010

Friendly and informative staff......Great location,close to Long street,V&A Waterfront.

Stayed September 2009
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Thank BarringtonM
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre

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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