What an incredible place! Well designed, luxerious, spacious, gorgeously decorated and run by a team of wonderful, beautiful, friendly, warm, funny and talented staf. We were lucky enough to be able to book on relative short notice and the fact that we had to change rooms 4 times in 5 days just added to our experience. We saw about every category of room from the deluxe to a junior suite to the incredible pent house, where we were lucky enough to spend 2 whole nights. Each of the rooms though breathes similar atmosphere. Some serious interior decorating went into each category of room. Soft beige colors with top of line ammeneties, high quality bed and bath finishing, and impressing bold local art: Simply spectacular. It's not all perfect at the Glen. We were less than impressed with the pre-sales service: sloppy communicaiton kept us in the dark for about a week whether we could stay or not. Still not sure what the reason was, but with a full hotel for the season I can understand there is less focus on sales. There were some minor maintenance issues, but nothing too serious. The presence of a young crying child was a bit of a surprise at this property and I can imagine the parents may have had similar chock seeing an overwhelmingly gay crowd. I also had some issues at the bar ordering a bottle of wine, where the first resonse after making the order was a curt "ROOM NUMBER??". I can hardly imagine to have been invisible for the 4 previous days and this approach was a bit harsh for such a small hotel (also, changing rooms daily, I lost track of my hotel room number). When I pointed this 'slip of service' out the response was overwelmingly kind and professional. And that is what makes this place a paradise. The staff, from housekeeping to the owner has an exceptional eye for the needs of the guests. They use a wide array of interaction techniques (from a good sense of humour to the occasional but never inappropriate flirt) to give everyone attention, appreciation and a fantastic time. I have never seen so much interaction between staff and guests and I could see how everyone truly enjoyed that. We were also lucky enough to join a pool party with BBQ organized by the hotel. This was a lot of fun and brougth some outsiders to the hotel. In this beautiful environment I met so many wonderful people. Amazing. Food is lovely and drinks from the bar are friendly priced and served with grace. I am sure that running a hotel at this level in a city like Cape Town comes with tremendous challenges. Although the facility is top quality it really is the staff that makes this place paradise. I truly hope to be able to return some day soon. Thank you all for an absolute gorgeous time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Sea Point, Cape Town, The Glen Boutique Hotel offers luxurious accommodation in a breathtaking setting. As a non-discriminatory hotel we warmly welcome both straight and gay guests from all over the world. In addition to free WiFi and satellite TV the hotel also offers guests a spa and outdoor pool. The spa includes a spacious steam room, a traditional Swedish sauna and a Jacuzzi. We offer a selection of rooms with different views; some rooms either face the ocean or the mountain, while some open directly onto the pool area. Many of the rooms have their own private balcony. The hotel also offers a luxurious penthouse apartment, which includes restricted elevator access, breathtaking views, a private living and dining room and a double volume bathroom. Guests can enjoy continental or full English breakfasts on the terrace overlooking the pool or at the restaurant, and the a la carte menu provides for round-the-clock informal dining. Fresh juices, teas and coffees are available throughout the day. Easy to find, the Hotel is only 12 miles from Cape Town International Airport with on-site parking as well as an airport shuttle. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Glen Boutique
- Glen Boutique Cape Town
- Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa Cape Town, South Africa