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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Centrally located, spacious rooms, decent free wifi, friendly staff. The dinner buffet isn't great, could do with more chefs on duty, breakfast very good though. Well worth using this hotel, because alternative dinner options are within walking distance.

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kempton Park, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

it was very much fine. But you will need to improve on the quality of the food served for dinner. I have noticed that in the days i have been staying there no seafood was served. The parking and driving out of it is a nightmare.

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed in the executive rooms on the 31st floor. The room had far more in it than I could use, it had a lounge , dining room, huge cupboard , bathroom and separate toilet and a very well decked out bedroom with a desk to work on. 500mb per day wifi allowance , the list goes on. Breakfast was...

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USA
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was good. the views of table mountain from the room were excellent ( we were on the 27th floor), but the city view rooms are also nice if the lifts from that side of the hotel are anything to go by. the staff were extremely courteous and always had a smile for my little boy as we crossed...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

I appreciate the complementary shuttle, you should also provide one to Table Mountain. The Room was very clean. I was even upgraded to Executive room. Breakfast was very fresh and the Environment was very clean. Staff were very friendly and were prepared to provide excellent service.

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Oakland, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although everyone was quite friendly, there was some level of miscommunication and misinformation regarding tour options. We were booked into a city tour (group) but the tour was "cancelled" and we were sent out in a "private" tour for the same price; however, this was really a taxi driver and not a guide. The hotel was also supposed to have...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here fir 2 nights. It's a tower block, very impersonal. No outside space at all, no balcony made our stay feel prison like. However the breakfast was excellent and the staff very polite and helpful. More of a business hotel rather than tourist.

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Ryno D, Head Concierge at Southern Sun Cape Sun, responded to this review

Dear Lynne2908 Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay at the Southern Sun Cape Sun. Your feedback is of great value to us and we are delighted that you found the staff to be very polite and helpful as they always strive to provide our valued guests with a distinctive service. Warm regards, Ryno...

East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cape Sun is definitely a Cape Town beacon, but the furnishings need an update. Bathroom modernised already. Great view of the city from our room. We also had great food. The staff supplied us with a cot for our baby.

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Ryno D, Head Concierge at Southern Sun Cape Sun, responded to this review

Dear ShaundeVilliers Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay at the Southern Sun Cape Sun. Your feedback is of great value to us and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Cape Town. Warm regards, Ryno D

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in Southern Sun Cape Sun for a week in November. This is a lovely hotel with very friendly and helpful staff. We stayed on the 12th Floor and had fabulous views of Table Mountain. Large bedroom with very comfortable beds. Good buffet breakfast with large and varied choice of food. There is a shuttle bus from the hotel to...

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Ryno D, Head Concierge at Southern Sun Cape Sun, responded to this review

Dear ella570 Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay at the Southern Sun Cape Sun. It is valuable feedback such as yours that allows us to continuously improve our service delivery. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Cape Town. Warm regards, Ryno D

Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel and staff very friendly. Stayed for a week and held conference at hotel. Would recommend as views are stunning. Bed was comfortable and wide range to choose for breakfast. Close to bars on Long street but take taxi home due to harassment from beggars. Hotel provides free shuttle to waterfront every hour.

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Ryno D, Head Concierge at Southern Sun Cape Sun, responded to this review

Dear Swisscolin Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay at the Southern Sun Cape Sun. We are delighted that you had a great stay and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Cape Town. Warm regards, Ryno D

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Right in the centre of where it’s all happening, and with magnificent views of Cape mountains and harbour, the four star Southern Sun Cape Sun is ideal for visitors who want to experience one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The luxury and elegance of Southern Sun Cape Sun lies in the centre CBD, and is complimented by spectacular views over Table Mountain, Robben Island, Table Bay and the spectacular Green Point Stadium. Business travelers are mere minutes away from meetings and a shuttle to the popular Victoria & Alfred Waterfront provides convenient access to a range of restaurants, wine bars and offers great appeal to holiday makers in search of an indulgent escape. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southern Sun Cape Sun

Address: Strand Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: ₹ 9,272 - ₹ 16,582 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Cape Sun 4*
Number of rooms: 368
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Also Known As:
Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel Cape Town Central
Southern Sun Cape Town
Southern Sun Cape Sun Cape Town, South Africa
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#17 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#18 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#32 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#35 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#43 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
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“The higher the floor the better the view, ask fro a mountain view”
 of 5 bubbles Joeboy69, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have beautiful views of table mountain although you may have a wait for the lift.”
 of 5 bubbles ella570, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors better”
 of 5 bubbles 323MarkG, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Lower floors may avoid wind noise in November.”
 of 5 bubbles gg541, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A higher level with an ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles batier2016, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
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