My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights in December. The property was nice, and it was nice to know that the car was safely locked up in the basement. The staff was very friendly and the location was great.
If you go by the looks of the hallway then we were not impressed. However once you open the door the room it is actually really nice. There is a couch, chair, coffee table, closet, kitchenette with really anything you would need to self cater and a small refrigerator. The bathroom was nice looking, we did have some trouble because the shower curtain let water through and so the floor was always wet after a shower. We were bummed out to find out that our "double bed" was actually two twin beds pushed together. We were hoping for one contiguous bed.
There is a restaurant in the hotel, and we only ate there for one breakfast. The continental breakfast cost R105 each, and if you wanted an english breakfast it cost R115 each. This was pretty expensive considering what you got to eat. Significantly more than two people would cost at a local restaurant. I wasn't impressed with this, and the food was ok but nothing to write home about. We didn't even bother eating at the hotel again mostly because we bought our own food but also because it was so expensive.
There is a pool area, however on a windy day it is very exposed and very cold. Plus because it is tiled all around the pool it is very slippery when wet. I discovered this myself when I slipped on the steps after getting out of the pool and ended up slamming down on the steps. I could have been more seriously injured but luckily walked away with just a few bruises. So just be careful if you use the pool.
In all we had a great experience at the hotel. It was very nice as it was so close to the waterfront and accessible to nearly everything around Cape Town.
Just a side note, we rented a GPS unit at the airport to use while we were there which was a lifesaver. At the time it only cost R60 per day, which was worth every penny.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Protea Hotel Cape Castle, a 3 star hotel, is every traveler’s home away from home. The ultimate in self-catering, the hotel comprises of 65 fully serviced luxury apartment suites. No matter which apartment you stay in, wake up to great views of the waterfront, city or mountain. The apartments comprise of an en-suite bathroom, a comfortable lounge (with sleeper couch for extra GUESTS or children), dining area, a fully-equipped kitchen, a workplace for busy executives, air conditioning and satellite TV. Could you ask for more? In case you do, Protea Hotel Cape Castle features a rim-flow pool overlooking the V&A Waterfront, plenty of undercover parking and 24-hour security, photocopying, telephone, e-mail, limited free connectivity WIFI and internet. When you get tired of cooking pop down to the Tribes Restaurant which serves full English buffet breakfast, a la carte lunch and dinner daily. The hotel is within easy strolling distance of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the CBD, Green Point Stadium, sidewalk bistros and some of Cape Town's most exciting restaurants, pubs and shops. ... more less
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