We used a time share exchange to stay here for 2 weeks, end of January into February. It's known as the Riviera Suites. Our first week was on the second floor in a 1 bed apartment, self catering. It was sparsely furnished with many items missing from the itinerary. Most of these were gradually replaced over the week. The wifi was sporadic as there are 2 routers, one by reception and one on the 4th floor. The room was not air conditioned and relied on ceiling fans to keep cool.
For our second week we were moved to the penthouse which was a big improvement. It was better furnished, had 2 balconies and looked over the ocean.
You need to pre book a car parking space at R20 per day. There was nothing available for our first week but we managed to get a space for the second week. On 3 occasions we were either blocked in or someone else was using our space, even though our name was on the board. This was most frustrating.
The weeks we exchanged are 5 star in the English Lake District. On previous exchanges we have always had something comparable but found the Riviera Suites sadly lacking.
The location is excellent. There are many shops and restaurants in the area. It is 4km to the V&A Waterfront and we walked there and back on many occasions. It's a wonderful promenade all the way. We also took the car as there is ample good value parking.
The staff were excellent. Always helpful and smiling.
If we returned to Cape Town we would not stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Location is everything, and Riviera Suites, situated on Sea Point's Millionaire's Mile, is surrounded by the best that Cape Town has to offer - night life, beaches, restaurants and sporting facilities. Nearby sites worth visiting include the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain, the wine lands, the Castle, art galleries, museums, malls and top-class restaurants. With uninterrupted sea views in front and marvellous mountain vistas behind, these luxury self-catering and serviced apartments are perfect for a fantastic Cape Town holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riviera Suites Cape Town, South Africa