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“An amazing Hotel, Unimaginable Opulence”

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Colosseum Luxury Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Century City
Certificate of Excellence
Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews
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“An amazing Hotel, Unimaginable Opulence”
Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

I checked yesterday at this Hotel and was shocked by its luxury, the rooms are among the best Hotel rooms I have been to Africa, given a thousand visits I will still come here, a very nice place either for business or pleasure plus the Restaurant Voucher I got really came in handy. Words cannot explain the finese of this Hotel, you need to visit to experience

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Calvin O
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Kyle D, Manager at Colosseum Luxury Hotel, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Hi Calvin,

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a spectacular review.

The hotel will always have it's finese, but what we feel sets us apart is the environment we try create. We feel one of the main differentiating factors is that our staff always go the extra mile to make our guests stay an experience to remember.

We try offer something unique to our guests, whether it be restaurant vouchers, discounted Thai Massages, or a simple complimentary cup of hot chocolate at the reception during the colder winter months.

Calvin it will always be a pleasure to welcome you back, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Keep well, and travel safe.
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

This hotel is ideally located for any business person wanting to do business in the Canal Walk precinct. It is not ideal for tourists keen on being close to all of Cape Town's attractions including the V&A Waterfront. It is however a friendly hotel with caring reception staff. The room we had was rather strange with the toilet and shower cubicle separate however the bathtub is located in the bedroom and can be seen from the lounge area and worse of all is that the wash-hand basin is kind of hanging in a awkward position in in the bedroom area as well, which has no space for soap or hanging one's hand towel. Strange indeed. Sadly the air-conditioner in the room only functioned on hot so made for a very uncomfortable stay. Breakfast although served fresh and with many typically breakfast choices was sparse in that the bowls were almost empty in all instances giving one the impression that the hotel was trying to save on their food bill. Secure parking is offered as is free wi-fi internet in the rooms.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kyle D, Manager at Colosseum Luxury Hotel, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Good morning,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel.

Indeed, we have a large percentage of corporate guests - ideal for doing business in and around Century City, as well as us being a quick 10 minutes drive to the Cape Town CBD and V&A. Being located so close to Canal Walk shopping centre is just a bonus and one can have a full dose of retail therapy during their stay.

Our leisure guests also enjoy being so close to Blouburg Beach and for the quick drives up the West Coast.

Some of our guests do take a while to get used to some of our rooms modern design.

We aim to keep our buffet breakfast as well stocked as possible,and we apologise that this was not the case for your breakfast experience.

In relation to the aircon:
Could you please let us know what your room number was so we can investigate the faulty air conditioner?

Please send us you contact details to karen@singergroup.co.za.

We look forward to hearing from you, and we will be sure to commend our staff for enhancing your stay.

Keep well, and travel safe,
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antwerp
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Good hotel, very friendly staff, great rooms, good service, good location all in all a very pleasant place to stay its only a pity that i was only there for 2 nights. one thing that needs improving is the WIFI speed, which feels like dial up!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank AntwerpPaul
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Kyle D, Manager at Colosseum Luxury Hotel, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Hi Paul,

Thank you so much for the superb review - we will notify all the necessary departments and congratulate them for giving you a memorable and positive experience.

Our internet lines have been in the process of upgrading so you may have been subject to slower than usual speeds during your stay - this shouldn't be a problem when you next return.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon, and having you stay with us for more than two days.

Keep well and travel safe,
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

This hotel is located very close to Canal Walk Shopping Centre. It is a luxury hotel just off the national road and this makes it location perfect. Cape Town is 15 minutes away from the hotel. Rooms have all the mod cons with a lounge. Hotel offers a variety of room types. The hotel had a problem with their hot water supply whilst we were there. Effort was made by the management to rectify the problem. Staff at this hotel are extremely helpful and this makes the stay most enjoyable. This hotel is worth the visit. Canal Walk is a short walk from the hotel and offers shopping and a variety of restaurants. This hotel offers a lovely spa. My overall rating would be a 41/2.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kyle D, Manager at Colosseum Luxury Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Good morning,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

We are very fortunate to be in a location with amazing views as well as having access to one of South Africa's most renown shopping centres.

Milnerton Golf Course is also a 5 minute drive from our hotel - I hope you had time to fit in a round of golf, and enjoyed a soothing massage from our resident Thai masseuse.

We are glad our staff tried to make the your stay as enjoyable as possible and thank you for the your excellent rating.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind regards,
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

I would highly recommend The Colosseum Luxury Hotel in Century City for anyone who is looking for a beautiful hotel with 5-star service and an altogether fantastic experience. It was my moms birthday earlier this year and I arranged a night at the hotel for her and I. We have stayed in hotels around the world and but nothing compares to the atmosphere of a top-class South African hotel.

The amazing housekeeping staff had customized the hotel room for her birthday and included an on-the-house dessert platter for her on arrival. The friendliness of the staff and the luxury of the suite brought my mom to tears. The continental breakfast superseded our expectations. Everything added to an all round wonderful experience!

Thank you to The Collosseum for making my mom's birthday the best by far!

Room Tip: Ask for a Deluxe Suite - these rooms give you an amazing view of Table Mountain :)
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Bronwyn F
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Kyle D, Manager at Colosseum Luxury Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Good morning from a chilly Cape Town,

Thank you for your extremely positive recommendation, and giving such a delightful review.

We offer 5-Star service with 4-Star rates, and are glad that we could create a good memory for you and your mom.

We try and stay a cut above and offer personalized service where ever we can.

Our guest reviews put smiles on our faces and we will notify our staff of their involvement with making your stay a memorable one.

Thank you for allowing us to help contribute to making your mom's birthday "the best by far".

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Keep well, and travel safe
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South Africa
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

We took a weekend break at the Colosseum Hotel and was pleasantly surprised: the hotel room was very spacious and included a lounge area and kitchenette facilities including a fridge and microwave. Amazing views of Table Mountain and late summer sunsets in Cape Town. Excellent quality finishes and fittings, with the exception of the TV which has very poor reception and display; and the strange lampshade above the kitchen counter which was clearly designed by someone who has never spent time in a kitchen! The positioning of the bathroom sink in the bedroom area was not thought through either. I did not like the dark lighting in the passage area.

The breakfast was great - in typical South African style there is no compromise on quality or variety of food and drinks. The dinner we ordered through the room service menu was excellent! Friendly and helpful staff. The hotel has a beautiful reception and lounge area.

The hotel is perfectly located, easy walking distance to Canal Walk, the gym, a church, a host of restaurants and coffee shops. Access to the N1 is a few minutes away.
I won't mind another weekend get-away at this hotel!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with mountain or sea views
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Chrissie_TA
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Kyle D, Manager at Colosseum Luxury Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Hi Chrissie,

We always try exceed expectations when it comes to quality of service from the staff as well as offer uselfull amenities and chic room finishes.

As soon as you enter the lobby our friendly staff hope to release the stress of the "outside world".

I will however notify our maintenance team and see what could have caused the TV reception issue - thank you for bringing this up.

Our chef and staff thrive of positive feedback from our guests and we are extremely happy that you thoroughly enjoyed the selection of food and drinks - pop in during the week to try our Seafood Special for Two for R99 on Wednesdays.

We look forward to welcoming you back for another getaway.

Keep well, and travel safe.
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Somerset East
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

We found overall the hotel certainly fell in "luxury" category. The staff were friendly and most accommodating. We loved the room - a little lounge area, spacious rooms, interesting interior design and a little balcony. Situated next to the Canal Walk mall, and in the Century City complex, it was great to have easy walking access to all amenities. A large Virgin Active gym is accross the road. The a la carte restuarant was good, but the seafood special, although reasonably priced, was a little average. We were unaware of all facilities on offer (e.g. in house spa)

We will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank BigboySomersetEast
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Kyle D, Manager at Colosseum Luxury Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Good morning,

Thank you so much for the writing such a positive response.

We try our utmost to live up to our name as being a "luxury" hotel - we are elated that you found the rooms as well as our staff exceed your expectations.

Our rooms do have a modern "urban chic" design which utilizes the space very well.
I hope you took some time out to enjoy some retail therapy at Canal Walk.

We discuss all feedback in our managers meetings bi-weekly and will inform the chef regarding your seafood query.

Upon your next return we will make sure you have all our specials at your disposal (we are confident you would have thoroughly enjoyed our Thai Massage).

We look forward to welcoming you back at the Colosseum Luxury Hotel.

Keep well and travel safe,
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Property: Colosseum Luxury Hotel
Address: Corner of Century Way and Century Boulevard, Century City 7441, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel Colosseum)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Century City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Century City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Colosseum Luxury Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Colosseum Luxury Hotel, Cape Town's finest urban luxury hotel, occupies a prime position in Century City, just ten minutes from the city center, the world famous V&A Waterfront and 15km from the airport.Accommodation comprising of 68 spacious suites, with a choice of Deluxe, Executive Suites and Presidential Penthouses. All suites are fully air-conditioned, with two flat screen satellite LCD TVs, lounge and kitchenette with high quality appliances. Complimentary high-speed wireless internet connectivity is available throughout. ... more   less 
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