We stayed at this hotel for one night in the Deluxe Suite on a business trip to Cape Town. The hotels we usually stay at was full so gave The Hyde a try. The Hyde was an interesting hotel experience. It is clear that it was a building of flats that was converted into a Hotel. So basically all the apartments was converted into stylish suites. Whilst the suites and lobby is very smart the passages and building itself is dated and I think with the conversion to Hotel they could have done a better job on the overall finishes.
1) Friendly and helpful staff.
2) Secure free undercover parking.
3) The suite is well equipped, exceptionally neat and very spacious.
4) Very comfortable mattress.
5) Good location (more for leisure travellers though but it is about 200m or so from the Sea Point promenade.
6) Beautiful spacious bathroom with great shower. (No bathtub)
7) Free high speed Wi-Fi.
The negatives in our experience is the following:
1) The biggest negative for me was the room itself. It is SUPER small. Whilst the suite is very spacious the room itself is MINUTE. I stay at many hotels each year and have never seen such as small room. If you open the cupboard doors you cannot stand between the open door and the bed. There are literally not more than 50-60cm between the side of the bed and the wall. The pedestals are so small you can put nothing on it as the lamp takes up the whole table (they should have installed wall or headboard fitted lamps in such a small room). There was no plug anywhere near the bed. I have sleep apnea and use a CPAP machine so need a plug within 2-3 m from the bed. This was not possible but managed to get a extension cable from the friendly night staff.
2) No aircon in the bedroom. This is a BIG negative. Cape Town summers can be quite hot and I ended up moving my single mattress to the lounge area to enjoy the air cons cool air. This to me was a very bad surprise. If you travel I summer and want an air conditioned room this hotel will NOT be for you.
3) The breakfast area was OK. I think they could have done a nicer job. it is clear that when they converted the building from flats to hotel there was not space for a dining area so they added a 'patio' type structure to the side of the building which I think can get very cold in winter. Breakfast was OK but not quite what you would expect from a four star hotel. I.e. no omelettes or fried eggs and food selection was quite limited. It is certainly adequate but I would expect more from a 4-star establishment.
I do however think it does offer good value for money, especially for travellers wanting to stay in a suite.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hyde All-Suite Hotel Situated in the cosmopolitan area of Sea Point, The Hyde Luxury All Suite Hotel comprises of 36 swanky Luxury Suites and is Cape Town’s new hot spot for production crews, conferencing clients, and business or leisure travelers. Catering specifically to these discerning markets, the Hyde delivers the small things that make the big differences – with a style all of its own. The Hyde is an independently owned and operated boutique hotel of the highest standard with a commitment to excellent service and sophisticated comfort being the pledge of its dedicated, passionate owners and management team, ably assisted by their handpicked support staff. This philosophy of accessibility, extra care and attention to detail converts our guests into friends. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Hyde All Hotel Sea Point
- The Hyde All-Suite Hotel Cape Town, South Africa