I have just returned from business in Cape Town. Given there was Africa's largest Telecommunications conference on then, most hotels were full. I therefore went to Tripadvisor and looked at smaller hotels and from the consistently excellent reviews, chose the Atlantic Affair. I did not make a mistake.
Upon arrival at Cape Town Airport, I arranged a taxi to the hotel from within the airport and the journey cost me 250 Rand. If you just pick up a cab from outside or elesewhere you to have to be vigilant and ensure that they put their meter on. If they do not or have a false one, then just exit the car.
If you have your own car then the hotel has secure parking.
The hotel is in Seapoint and is set back a couple of streets from the sea front, Upon arrival I was greeted by Desi who was very professional. Unfortunately my room was not ready yet but not the end of the meal as I wanted a bite to eat. About 20 metres from the hotel is Primi Piatti where you can get some decent food and where I ate each morning for breakfast - the Atlantic does not offer breakfast but has some drinks if you need them.
I had booked a luxury suite and it was a great room. Kitchen / loung area and a totally separate bedroom with bathroom. Ckear that it had only recently been built which was great. Everything was modern but comfortable. Lighting in the room was good. Too often a case of 'form over function'[ but not at the Atlantic Affair. I was in room 101 and can recommend that. There is no view as such given the proximity of other buildings but not a consideration given everything else. The bed was a super king and 6 feet wide. Very comfortable indeed. Bathroom great although a standard sink would have been most welcome - one insalled is super fashionable, if a little impractical. Showe huge though and good power.
A couple of bottles of water and some nice chocolates had been placed in my room which was most welcome. I drank the water from the tap as well and had no problems so a clean place. The room was serviced well each day and service throughout was efficient.
The hotel has only 12 rooms and is genuienely therefore a boutique hotel. Given the size of it there is no swimming pool or fitness centre but if one does need some exercise, just take a jog along by the sea. I had intended to do so during my stay with good intentions turned to nothing in the end!
All in all, a great place and a short taxi ride from the main areas such as the V&A. Cheaper staying a little outside and I can recommend the Atlantic Affair to anybody. Great job Desi and the rest of the team!
If you are looking for a good place to have the classic steak meal, you can not go wrong with booking a table at Balthazar at the V&A. Great restaurant with great food and good service. Need to book though as it is exceedingly popular.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Designed for the needs of the discerning traveler and located within 1 minute walking distance to the seafront, the hotel offers luxury self-catering accommodation featuring all necessary amenities, minimalistic urban design, simplicity and comfort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Atlantic Affair Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa