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Parliament Hotel
Ranked #40 of 112 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 June 2012

Staff was great at this hotel. We wanted our time to be filled with adventure. They were able to arrange ambsail along with other tours. They saved us a lot of money on transportation and other tours. Might be a three star, but service is close to a five star. I had some medication that needed to be stored in fridge. I left and came back to hotel and to my surprise they delivered a fridge to room. Owner was personally involved from daylight till dark. Breakfast was hot and filling. They even found a place for us to stay in Venice for the next night. I would  definitely recommend this hotel .

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Management response:Responded 16 July 2012

Thank you very much for your your review. I am very glad you enjoyed your stay at the Parliament Hotel, Cape Town.
We hope to welcome you back soon.
Antonio Carpanese

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Reviewed 20 June 2012

We had an excellent stay, all the staff was very friendly, service was good, the room was just what we wanted and it's located exactly where you want to be, the heart of Cape Town.. Thank you to everyone at the Parliament Hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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1  Thank Belinda_Bothma
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Reviewed 5 June 2012

LIke many buildings in this area, the Parliament Hotel seems to have been built in the dreadful sixties, when cheapskate developers were demolishing nice old buildings to erect unimaginative ticky-tack. So the Parliament has had to convert a sick building into a decent hotel, and has succeeded better than one could have imagined. Yes, the bad design remains, the passages are claustrophbically narrow, the lift arrives with a thump,the bathrooms are not exacly sumptuous (though perfectly serviceable) and the plumbing is all too audible. But everything is clean and fresh, the rooms are spacious, and above all the service is superb, with a personal touch you wouldn't find in larger, more expensive establishments. The breakfast, again, is adequate rather than lavish, but the hot dishes are cooked on demand and thus fresh and appetising. And, of course, the location is ideal for the city centre; not exactly glamorous, but convenient and fairly safe.
All in all, this is a very good value hotel. That said, if you're a light sleeper, this may not be for you: the double glazing is quite effective, but doesn't blot out all sound, and certainly not the internal noises of other people's plumbing. Also, if you like the latest bathroom fittings, go elsewhere; ditto if you dote on large breakfast buffets. All those can be had at the Town House next door, at roughly twice the price.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank Nicholas6
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Reviewed 16 May 2012

Very good value hotel in the city.
The manager Antonio and the staff were extremely helpful, went out of their way to make us feel welcome.
We were travelling with our 16 month old daughter and they helped out with getting a fridge in the room so we could keep her milk etc...
Very close to the hop on hop off bus route so we could sightsee quite easily. The taxis will charge you quite a bit!! W tried the musical taxi which was cheap and pretty good!!!
We loved the table top cable car - we had booked in advance which meant we avoided the queues & avoided the heat.
Would really recommend to stay here - even though the rooms are basic and what you expect for the price - the level of service was outstanding.

Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

We had a very pleasant stay this April, the rooms are very nice, the people working there have a great service standard and the breakfast was nice and there was a good variety of foods.
They also have shuttles from and to the airport, just ask :)

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank MariaRiis5
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Management response:Responded 16 July 2012

Dear Mariariis5,
thank you for your feedback and I am really glad you enjoyed your stay at the Parliament Hotel, Cape Town.
It was a real pleasure to have you stay with us, and I hope to welcome you back in a near future.
Kind Regards,
Antonio Carpanese

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Reviewed 25 April 2012

My family and I really enjoyed our stay at the Parliament Hotel. Thanks to the whole team which was really good at providing the best service ever. The rooms are neat and the breakfast good. The hotel is well located in the city centre (near restaurants, gardens and shops). I highly recommend this hotel. Definitely good value for money.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Parliament and would have loved to stay longer! The service we received was excellent, the food was of good quality and the room was spacious and clean. It was great value for money and a perfect location to reach all the sights. I want to especially mention Antonio the manager who always greeted us with a smile and helped us arrange a number of trips, I recommend!

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Parliament Hotel

Address: 9 Barrack Street | Cbd, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Cape Town Central
#36 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#43 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range: £54 - £91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Parliament Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Parliament Hotel is exclusively located in the heart of Cape Town. The central location adjacent to the Company Gardens and the Slave Museum makes this city hotel the ideal starting point for business trips or holidays in Cape Town. The Hotel offers easy access to the best local attractions, Cape Town's International Airport and the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CCITC). Cape Town not only serves as an important business location, but it is also a magnet for history, art, culture and architecture. The Parliament Hotel offers a vibrant and friendly environment that provides both business and leisure travelers with the affordable hotel experience they desire. Nestled in the city center, this three stars hotel features 27 modern, spacious and en suite rooms with comfortable beds and all fitted with safety boxes, HD television sets, heat/air conditioning system & free WIFI. CANCELLATION POLICY:•Failure to confirm the reservation will result in the cancellation of the booking without notice 48 hours prior to arrival.•Guaranteed bookings must be cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival in order to avoid one full night charge. •In the event of premature departure the full extent of stay, as originally booked and confirmed will be charged. • For No Shows the full contract will be charged. •All bookings must be made in writing via email or via fax; as well any amendment to the booking must be notified in writing. •Please note that in the below periods of 2014 & early 2015 we require a full non refundable deposit for the entire length of the stay booked: * Christmas and New Year 2014/2015 from 15th December 2014 to the 06th January 2015 * Cape Argus Cycling Tour from the 07th March to 10th March, 2014 * Jazz Festival from the 27th to the 1st April 2014 * Two Oceans Marathon from the 17th April to 20th April, 2014 * World Travel Market from 24th April to 10th May, 2014 ... more   less 
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