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“Cape Town Visit” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Southern Sun The Cullinan

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Southern Sun The Cullinan
Ranked #24 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Shamong, New Jersey
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26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Cape Town Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

Cape Town is beautiful. this hotel was pure old world charm. Elegant and comfortable. We did whale watching and took a tour of the entire city, viewed tabletop mountain, shopped for wine, and explored the city.

Room Tip: All rooms were great.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Mimi K
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GarryReed, General Manager at Southern Sun The Cullinan, responded to this review, 3 March 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I m delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our city.
I do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.
Regards
Garry Reed | General Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sun City West, Arizona
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999 reviews
126 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

This hotel was booked for us by South African Airways. It was over the Christmas holiday and very busy with lots of families. The hotel is in a good location directly across from the convention center. You can walk to the V&A Waterfront area, or free transportation is provided on a regular basis. Our room was small but comfortable and clean. The breakfast buffet is enough to keep you going during a long day of touring. We stayed five nights! A very good base.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Soulefulltraveler
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GarryReed, General Manager at Southern Sun The Cullinan, responded to this review, 3 March 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I have already shared this with the breakfast team and they are pleased they added value to your stay.
I do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.
Regards
Garry Reed | General Manager
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Montreal
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41 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

The hotel was top notch.This hotel was chosen by Globus tours and we were not disappointed. It is close to the waterfront by taxi.the staff were excellent especially by the french spoken by the gentlemen from Congo. We are from Quebec Canada.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank LaceyGreenTraveler
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GarryReed, General Manager at Southern Sun The Cullinan, responded to this review, 27 February 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
We receive numerous positive comments from our guests that visit our hotel from international destinations on a tour. I am glad that we did not disappoint you.
Hopefully, upon your next visit to Cape Town, Southern Sun The Cullinan will be your first choice destination.
Regards
Garry Reed | General Manager
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Paarl, South Africa
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21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

We had a great time at this hotel! They offer a superb breakfast, very clean and modern rooms with great views of Cape Town. My kids enjoyed the pool area and it was a very relaxing space to be in. We ordered food at the pool and this was well presented and tasty. We were also offered free parking and used the free shuttle service to the Waterfront. The new suites at the hotel looks great! Would love to stay in one of those next time!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank The-Fraters
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GarryReed, General Manager at Southern Sun The Cullinan, responded to this review, 27 February 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
I am delighted that my team exceed your expectation and that you enjoyed your stay with us.
We have recently refurbished our Suites, and I concur with your sentiment. They are magnificent and definitely an aspiration purchase.
I hope that upon your next visit, you will choose to stay in one of our suites and that I will have the opportunity to welcome you back personally.
Regards
Garry Reed | General Manager
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Sun City
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2013

Stayed at the Cullinan for a week and absolutly loved it! The hotel has recently been renovated and looks fresh and modern, yet still classy. The decor was exactly my type so it was wonderful staying at a place where you look all around and you like everything you see.
While there's a large amount of business travellers due to Convention Centre right accross the road, the place doesn't have that call business air to it, and that's in big part thanks to the staff and management, who are warm and friendly and make you feel very comfortable and at home everytime they see you again.
I was still wondering why the hotel is not a 5 star, and it has nothing to do with service or luxury, the hotel is indeed a luxury hotel, just, for example, to qualify for 5 star, they need a second restaurant, which is not really needed, so, it's like staying in a 5 star, but with the bonus of paying for a 4 star.
Tip mainly for the international travellers who are used to making use of public transport: the hotel is centrally located, I wouldn't want to stay in any other hotel due to it's location, we love walking and we are "friends" of public transport, so we ended up not even renting a car. Long street was less than 10 minutes leisure walk, same to V&A Waterfront, the whole are is SAFE, you can walk around at any time of the day, which we did. It's also very near the Civic Centre, where a very nice bus takes you straight to the airport (no stops on the way), so you don't even need a taxi!
The train station is also less than 10 min walk away (probably just 5 min), the trains are in great condition, they also felt absolutly safe, we always happened to make use of them during quiet times (around 10am everyone is at work already, so very quiet), if you want to do Muizenburg, SImons Town and those area, the train travels along the beach, beautiful!
The views from the room are also great, to one side the sea and the lights of the V&A, to the other, the mountain.
Wouldn't want anything else from a hotel, if you are planning a visit to Cape Town, you should, seriously, stay at this hotel! You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sabrina F
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GarryReed, General Manager at Southern Sun The Cullinan, responded to this review, 27 February 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you very much for taking the time out to give us such comprehensive feedback! Our team is humbled by your kind comments.
I do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to Southern Sun The Cullinan in the near future
Regards
Garry Reed | General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2013

If you like a touch of comfort with a casual, relaxing atmosphere and an endless supply of tea and biscuits (cookies) etc, then this is a good choice. Near the waterfront and pretty much handy for everything in Cape Town.
Check out the museum and planetarium - good value...

Good value...

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Edwin D
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GarryReed, General Manager at Southern Sun The Cullinan, responded to this review, 18 February 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you ever so much for your kind comments and feedback. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. I do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.
Regards
Garry Reed | General Manager
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WR
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74 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2013

The Souther Sun Cullinan is my favorite hotel when visiting Cape Town for business purposes. The first impression and the way one is recieved, is wonderful and relaxing and this continues in the rest of the interaction with the staff. The breakfast is superb and relaxing after work at the pool exceptional.

Definitely worth while to stay here!

Room Tip: Choose a room overlooking the pool, facing the Waterfront.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Whydoyouneedascreenn
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GarryReed, General Manager at Southern Sun The Cullinan, responded to this review, 13 February 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
Our aim is to deliver a 5* experience at a 4* price. Our biggest assets are our staff. They are committed to creating magic memories for all our guests. Many are quick to criticise but few take the time to compliment. Thank you for your great feedback, and please do not hesitate to ask for me personally on your next visit.
Regards
Garry Reed | General Manager
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Property: Southern Sun The Cullinan
Address: 1 Cullinan Street | Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8004, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#11 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#22 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#24 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#28 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun The Cullinan 4*
Number of rooms: 374
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only The Cullinan Hotel offers views of all of the Mother City’s main attractions: Table Mountain, the harbour and ocean, the V&A Waterfront and the city skyline. Marble pillars and floors and lush furnishings, transport guests into a world of luxury complete with individualized four-star services. A pool and gym offer the perfect way to relax after a day of business meetings or sightseeing and the choice of bars and restaurants is sure to meet everyone’s tastes. ... more   less 
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