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Southern Sun The Cullinan
Ranked #25 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
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53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful stay....”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

My husband and I stayed at The Cullinan this weekend. We were immediately impressed by the service we recieved. The hotel staff were very friendly and explained the facilities we could use as guests.The room was clean and spacious. We ordered room service and the food was excellent- we even recieved a call from in-room dining to ask us if we required anything extra with our meal! Close to the V&A waterfront (free hotel shuttle service offered) and close to the highway.Very well maintained property, will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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GarryReed, General Manager at Southern Sun The Cullinan, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you ever so much for your kind comments and feedback. We appreciate you taking the time out to tell us about your experience. We are delighted that we exceeded your expectations and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Regards
Garry Reed | General Manager
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Belo Horizonte, Brazil
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Great option if you are planning on spending a few days on central Cape Town. The hotel is located across the street from the Cape Town International Convention Centre, which makes it great for business trips. It is also located 5 minutes from V&A Waterfront, and offers complimentary transfer services to and from the Waterfront. The breakfast is great and a wide range of options are available. The room is really clean and organised and wi-fi internet is offered free of charge. The hotel also has a great pool, a buffet restaurant and a bar.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Botswana
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

The Cullinan is a well run hotel. The staff are friendly and very welcoming. However, the front desk is a badly under staffed. Checking in and checking out takes ages! This is a pity as overall the service from porters, security, waiting staff, house keeping etc is really good.
In terms of the rooms, they are rather small. I was first offered a twin bed room which left little space to swing a cat. I moved to a double rom which was a little better. The bathrooms are very small and to get into the shower, you have to close the bathroom door in order to access the shower cubicle. If I were on a leisure stay, there are better places to stay where the views are more attractive than concrete buildings. If you are not staying in the hotel for long and on business and out most of the day, then The Cullinan would be ideal.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 May 2014

fabulous, efficient and convenient! Staff are very friendly nothing to hard or impossible. Pleasure staying with such professionals
Food is good , service is availbale at any time of the day or night!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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GarryReed, General Manager at Southern Sun The Cullinan, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you ever so much for your kind comments and feedback. We appreciate you taking the time out to tell us about your experience. We are delighted that we exceeded your expectations and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Regards
Garry Reed | General Manager
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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

This is not what you want to hear from hotel staff to a simple request of placing a bottle sterilizer in a microwave for 4 minutes. At least the second waiter we asked did it gladly and earned a good tip for it. It is a beautiful hotel with comfortable rooms. Most of the staff are friendly and competent. The rest of what one would expect of a 4 star is there but it is a far way off from the service of the 5 star across the road. What disappointed me the most was the dinner we had from the bar menu. Tsogo Sun even has posters in reception of their prided chefs. Then I fail to understand why the hake and chips I ordered consisted of McCains chips and fat cakes with some fish somewhere inside. My wife's vegetarian curry was so hot that we could not taste whether it had flavor. With so many hotels in Cape Town, I may try another next time. Overall still not a bad experience.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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GarryReed, General Manager at Southern Sun The Cullinan, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Dear Valued Guest,
It is only through constant feedback such as yours that we are able to improve our service delivery and guest experience. We appreciate you telling us about your concern and hope that upon your next visit to Cape Town you will allow us the opportunity of a second chance.
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Garry Reed | General Manager
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Randburg
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Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

Had a very good stay at this hotel.

Located centrally in Cape Town with staff very attentive and helpful.

Breakfast buffet had a good selection and the valet parking was a nice surprise.

Only drawback would be the room sound insulation, it can definitely be improved.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Amazing hotel. Stayed with my wife in April 2014 on our honeymoon. Very friendly staff, clean rooms. The rooms have hair dryers, safes, and Type M plug outlets (South African standard). The pool is nice and the sunlight hits it just right. I would recommend getting the breakfast option, because their breakfasts are awesome, and they usually last until 11AM.

Top four perks about The Cullinan:
1) Very knowledgeable concierge and staff - they know A LOT about Cape Town and South Africa in general. Even better, they give helpful recommendations from a tourist's perspective (safe ATMs, sightseeing tips, etc.)
2) Free shuttle every 30 minutes to the V&A Waterfront. We definitely utilized this!
3) They know a lot of drivers in Cape Town. We had a free day, and asked for suggestions about getting around town. Within ten minutes, they gave me a cab driver's offer to tour the city for the ENTIRE day (and it was a GREAT offer)! The driver was Jonathan (Phone: +27 847806791), who was fantastic. He took us to many cool places around the city, taking memorable pictures along the way. He seems to have a longstanding relationship with The Cullinan. Ask for him!
4) Close location to Long Street - The Cullinan is close to many restaurants on Long Street.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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GarryReed, General Manager at Southern Sun The Cullinan, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you ever so much for your kind comments and feedback. We appreciate you taking the time out to tell us about your experience. We are delighted that we exceeded your expectations and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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
#25 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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