This village-style hotel, with low buildings and adjoining individual units, is 10 minutes from the center of Cape Town, close to District Six, and a brisk 20-minute walk from the Waterfront, although walking is not recommended. Some guests find the complex security (high walls, electric fence, cameras) a bit off-putting, but others like the peace of mind it gives them. Rooms are spacious and pleasantly furnished in a cheerful and contemporary style, and all come with
a fully equipped kitchen. Some rooms have mountain views; others look into the city. Although it's on a corner site, the hotel is well insulated, so traffic noise is not a major problem; inner rooms tend to be quieter. If you have a car, you can park it virtually outside your room. A free shuttle takes you to popular sights within about 13 km (8 mi) of the hotel. Some stays include a full breakfast.
Sep 21, 2005
I was at this hotel and I remember thinking this is a compound with fences and drivers, maybe how this country was under apartheid. Staff is great, rates low with private pool, location not so great but they are willing to take you anywhere in the van, including the beach and will pick you up there, invariably sunburned to go to the airport. Unbelievable.
Apr 25, 2001
I loved the informal coziness of this compound of a hotel. although it was not convenient, the shuttle goes everywhere, even the airport after you check out. Hotel as special as Camp's Bay, the world's greatest beach. Felt so at home I thought I'd have to pay property taxes.