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Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa
Ranked #8 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
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1 review
“Perfect vacation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

My sister and I stayed at the Glen for one week, we had an awesome time there and will highly recommend the Glen.
Mark and the team gave us great recommendation from restaurants to day tours. We were very lucky to be the first customer at BOA at the Glen, the three course dinner was fantastic we went back the day after.
We booked two day tours with Abu, ( to Cape Point and Wine Country, which we enjoyed very much) the hotel also has car for hire and next time we'll definitely bring our licence and consider the beautiful Range Rover with the sun roof!!
We had an absolutely amazing time in Cape Town and the Glen we can't wait to go back!

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

Having been recommended this hotel we had a fabulous 3 week stay here in 2013 - so good that all 4 of us returned (ie ourselves & those who recommended the place) for a 2 week stay in 2014. The staff are friendly but not over familiar & endeavour to cater to your every need so we can confidently say that again this hotel pulled out all the stops to ensure we had the full four star treatment & a relaxing time. Our special thanks also to the hotel for all their hard work on our behalf to make the breakfast birthday party such a wonderful memory for the gentleman concerned & a day for all of us to remember. To have found such a superb hotel which ticks all our boxes makes the 17000 mile round trip from the UK worth the time & effort. Not exactly sure when we will be back - but definitely one day.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Stony Plain, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

A great location in Cape Town, close to the beach, close to the V & A waterfront and reasonably close to downtown. The staff are very helpful and accommodating and the hotel is well decorated and very clean and neat. It appeared they catered to a mostly gay clientelle but there were other straight couples there and we certainly did not feel uncomfortable. It is in a reasonably safe area and we felt comfortable walking to nearby restaurants even in the evening.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bornem, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

Our stay at The Glen hotel was memorable; from the moment you enter the hotel Mark and his staff take care of you. You feel welcome and home right away.
The hotel is modern with a nice South African design-touch. We stayed at the Penthouse; a very spacious room with seating area, dining room with small kitchen, a large bedroom and nice bathroom with bath, shower and separate toilet. To enter the Penthouse you receive a badge that brings you straight to your room with the elevator. A minor negative point is that you cannot indicate to not be disturbed as the elevator opens directly in the room. We made an agreement with the staff not to enter the room without calling us...just to have our privacy.
The location is perfect if you want to visit Cape Town and it's surroundings; there is a parking area next to the hotel and even an underground parking. Cars can be rented at the hotel.
The service is of a very high level; everybody wants you to feel super good, relaxed and taken care of. A very big thumbs up for everybody at the Glen.
We will surely return!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

So we ended our holiday in Cape Town after a week on the dusty roads. We decided to treat ourselves to a few nights of luxury and a couple of days by the pool.

We found the hotel in The Spartacus guide that describes it as exclusively gay, but there were also straight couples lounging by the pool during the day.

The hotel is beautiful. It looks as though it has recently been refurbed. I was extremely impressed by the clean, fresh decor throughout. Split over two main buildings, with some smaller building the split level pool sits at the centre of the 'complex'. The main building is the older of the two with a beautiful old colonial feel to it. Large rooms with balconies, private bathrooms and AC. The newer annexe building on the far side of the pool is mostly self catering apartments.

The pools are amazing, flowing from one to the other surrounded by sun loungers. The staff, are friendly, attentive and extremely helpful. Excellent breakfasts, but a somewhat limited dinner menu.

I really loved this place and thoroughly intend to find myself back here sipping a mohito by the pool soaking up the beautiful Cape Town sun.

Set a short distance from the popular De Waterkant area of CT with it's bars and restaurants. The staff are only to keen to help you out with taxi's. dinner recommendations or whatever.

My only word of warning is at the moment there is a building site directly opposite on The Glen side of the hotel. We visited over a long weekend with a public holiday on the Friday so were blissfully unaffected by it, however if booking in the next few months it maybe worth checking which side you are on as our room looked out across the street onto the site. The pool area is however well screened and set back from the road so your days by the pool should not be affected.

Day visitors mean fresh faces to chat with and enjoy a drink by the pool.

A real gem of a find and one I can wholeheartedly recommend to everyone looking to relax and unwind in unpretentious luxury.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

We have stayed at the Glen twice some years ago and enjoyed it very much. Since then we have recommended it to friends who were delighted with our recommendation. We decided to book again for two weeks at the beginning of March and two friends joined us. Since we were there before the hotel has extended and has more amenities. We did not experience any of the issues some negative reviewers have mentioned. To the contrary everyone in the team went out of their way to be friendly, helpful and make you feel welcome. It was my birthday when we were there and they all made a special effort to make it a memorable day for me. We stayed in Room 23 which was large and very comfortable. Any minor issues were dealt with immediately.
Thanks to all the staff but especially Mark, Phil, Phillip and Bogdan. We cannot thank you enough and hope to return yet again.

Room Tip: We have had balcony rooms in the old block and room 23. Delightful
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

We staid at the Glen Boutique Hotel for 9 nights. The service was beyond our expectations! One day, when I did not feel so well, the staff of the Glen asked me what was wrong with me and offered to go to the pharmacy to get me some medicines. And so they did! Every morning they checked how I was feeling, that's why it felt like really personal attention. the rooms are very spacious and clean, there are 2 swimmingpools where you can enjoy lunch/diner and drinks, breakfast is amazing: lots of fresh fruit, fresh buns and baked bread but also warm breakfast is included in you roomrate. I would definately return to this hotel because of the facilities, location and above all: the service like a 5* hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa
Address: 3 The Glen Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Phone Number:
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 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#8 Luxury 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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