This hotel is a nice little place. The room I stayed in was comfy, the staff friendly and breakfast was good. The rooms do not have a safe in them but there is a safe in the lobby and had no problems with this. You will need to pay a deposit for the key. I had no problem using the downstairs safe. I stayed in the Holiday Inn around the corner; however I would recommend the Tudor for a more homely feeling and less of that 'hotel feeling'.
This Hotel is close to all things central in Cape Town. Green Market Square, long street, St George's mall, easy to get to the Waterfront or the new buses travelling around the city. I booked through SA places.co.za and had to pay a 50% deposit. When I arrived the hotel had my information ready and there was no problem with check in.
This hotel is better than Fountains Hotel, which I also stayed at. The beds and pillows were really comfy in the room I stayed. There was no hassles with the rooms, bathroom , Aircon or TV in my room. The Hotel has a new owner who works hands on to ensure everything runs smoothly, this means the current staff don't normally share the enthusiasm for change or it cold just be Cape Town.
I had problem exchanging money in Cape Town with it strict passport rules, which you must take everywhere if you want to exchange money. I also had problem withdrawing money from Automatic Teller Machines (ATM) with my credit card. South Africa charges excessive fees when converting cash at currency exchange places. To get around this I found NEDBANK, a major bank in South Africa to accept my credit card from Australia while others didn't . This of course saved my in having to pay commission as high as 5.5% to some operators. All did was use my credit to withdraw money using only Nedbank ATMs with no problem and no need to carry your passport with you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The TUDOR Hotel is much more than just a place to stay. Situated right in the heart of the city on Greenmarket Square with its daily African market, you will be staying in the oldest hotel in Cape Town. We are proud of our heritage and while 'old' adds atmosphere, it does not mean 'old-fashioned'. When it comes to creating comfort, the recently refurbished Tudor Hotel is a combination of contemporary finishes and the historic face of the city. The TUDOR Hotel is situated in the heart of Cape Town, next to Greenmarket Square, the vibrant Long Street and St. Georges Mall with its shops, bars and many restaurants to visit. It is only a short walking distance away from major sight seeing points, such as the Company Gardens, the Parliament and museums. Other attractions can be reached via Public Transport (MyCiti Bus Service) or by a radio taxi. Cape Town's Convention Center (CTICC) is just down Long Street and to be reached within 15 min. Walk from the TUDOR Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tudor Hotel Cape Town, South Africa