I have just returned from a 10 day trip to South Africa. A wonderful country full of wonderful people. We spent 2 nights in La Splendida in Cape Town in July 2013. The hotel was booked by a travel agent. I travel for business 4 nights a week and I am comfortable in most hotels around the world.
La Splendida is a poor to moderate property in a fairly decent location. It is not very well kept and our rooms were dirty and poorly maintained. I choose not to list all the problems with the room and property but I will hit the highlights quickly: The good - the staff is extremely nice; the bistro on the property is pleasant and reasonably priced. The not so good - our rooms were dirty; the lighting in the bathrooms is awful; the refrigerator in the room didn't work; there is major construction attached to the property (not shown on the pictures of the hotel); the noise starts at 7:30 am and stops at 5:00 pm; the bistro is a haven for anyone looking for free WiFi so the bandwidth quality and speed of the WiFi is very poor because of the multitude of users.
My analysis: Avoid this property.More