Fountain's hotel Cape Town

Old Aug 28th, 2006, 11:35 AM
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Fountain's hotel Cape Town

Hi,,,our travel agent suggests Fountain Hotel in Cape Town..is a nice one? what about the location? we are renting a car there...thanks!
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Old Aug 28th, 2006, 03:19 PM
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Hello Virginia,

It looks like there is more than one hotel by that name -- do you mean the Akeri Fountains Hotel?

http://www.africa-adventure.org/a/ak...ins/index.html

If so, I'd recommend considering something in a different locaiton - Cape Town is generally very safe but the city centre is not the best place to be at night. Take a look at Gardens, Tamboerskloof, Green Point, and De Waterkant.

It also seems more geared for conference guests visiting the ICC, which may not be what you want for your holiday.

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Old Aug 28th, 2006, 04:53 PM
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thanks so much Julian...I had a thought about that hotel..look to me like a convention one as you say! I'm looking for another one nicer and better location....I guess we need to cancel our Garden Route driving because of the mudslide (
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Julian..what about The Hollow? http://www.capetownhollow.co.za/location.htm
I've read a report and sound nice...is a good location? we should like to enjoy night life while in Cape Town...(Restaurants, Clubs..) BTW..are Capetonians late dinning or earlier like in USA??? Thanks!!!!!!!!!
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Hello,

I'm not sure what your itinerary is, but you could certainly explore the winelands or KwaZuluNatal (flying from Cape Town to Durban) during the time you have planned to spend on the Garden Route.

If you're looking for a reasonably priced nice hotel in Cape Town, take a look at the boutique hotels and guesthouses in the Portfolio Collection:

http://www.portfoliocollection.com

I spent a month in SA staying in Portfolio properties and was never disappointed. One place in Cape Town that I particularly liked was An African Villa:

http://www.capetowncity.co.za

Their sister property, Liberty Lodge, also has a very good reputation.

Cheers,
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Hello,

I think we must have posted at the same time -- Gardens (where Cape Town Hollow is located) is a nice area, but not as close to the clubs and restaurants as some other areas. Since you'll have a car, it should be fine.

I found that Capetonians tend to dine around the same time as Europeans - between 7-8pm.

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