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Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa
Ranked #7 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
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“5 Star Service”
Reviewed 24 February 2014 via mobile

We had to extend our stay in Capetown and tried to book in to the Glen at the last minute but unfortunately the hotel was completely full. However the owner Mark and manager Phil tried in every way to help us and found us alternative accomodation nearby. We used the relaxing pool area on a daily basis and were made to feel extremely welcome. The standards were exceptionally high with first class service from all the staff. We ate regularly from the menu and felt the food and wine were excellent value for money. We plan to return next year and will be sure to book in advance. A hidden Oasis in the heart of Capetown!

Paul and Gareth
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Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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GlenBoutiqueHotel, General Manager at Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
Dear Paul and Gareth,

It was a pleasure to be able to assist you during your stay here and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Glen in the near future.

Warm Regards,

Phil Thurston
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Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

One's hotel often goes unnoticed in a city as striking as Cape Town. Not Glen. Their keenness to serve, genuine empathy and thorough professionalism is as much of a takeaway from my trip as any of the sights of Cape Town.
Tarvinderjit Singh & Saumya

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

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.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

If you're looking for an open & friendly, relaxing space nestled in a quieter area of the city but easily accessible to all the bustling spots then this is it. Perfect place to relax by the pool with a cocktail after a busy day of sightseeing. Staff were super accommodating and the room was clean, comfortable and stylish.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

This is the first review I have really made anywhere. One reason. Incredible service.
All the team make you feel so welcome led by Martin. Phillip organised our tours, bogdan kept our drinks topped up, dudu was so helpful. Truly the best customer service I have ever received. We cant wait to come back ! Thanks guys.
Andy and karolina

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Brighton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2014

What an amazing place. From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. The hotel is in a great location in Seapoint. Very close to the waterfront and all the main attractions Cape Town has to offer.

The hotel is a mix of a lovely Victorian mansion and a modern annex. In between is an amazing pool area on different levels dotted with Palms, sun beds and a great bar and spa.

We stayed in one of the suites. Wow! Chic African, very tasteful. Roll top bath leading into the room. Apple PC. Great terrace with views of the Atlantic and pool area. The room was huge, and in very good condition. The communal areas and room all had decent WiFi coverage.

The icing on the cake with the Glen Boutique is the staff. Phillip the customer services manager, Phil the general manager were amazing. Any trips, requests, whatever it is they will sort it. Poolside the team lead by the lovely Bogdan keep you fed and watered all day and really add to the whole experience.

I can't wait for my next trip to South Africa and the Glen Boutique Hotel. If you are visiting Cape Town you really must stay here.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sunbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

I must echo the remarks by many other reviewers that the personal service at the Glen Boutique was exemplary. Thanks for making us so welcome. Breakfast was indeed splendid and the pool area and lounges are very well designed. The only niggle was our room was rather small, but as it was over 40c outside and the room was air conditioned that was forgiven!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa
Address: 3 The Glen Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Cape Town Central
#2 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#7 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#7 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#8 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#9 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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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