My wife and I are planning a trip to South Africa in September, and we're having a tough time deciding between these two hotels for the last 3 nights of our trip. I've seen previous posts on these two but was hoping that someone could provide a little more detail about 51. I know it's a bit closer to the bars, restaurant, beach, etc., but I'm told that there is traffic noise and the rooms are a bit dated. Can anyone comment on this?
I'm familiar with the rave reviews of the Atlantic View, and we've been offered a pretty good deal on the Penthouse Suite, but it's still quite a bit more expensive than the deluxe suite at 51. I'm just trying to decide whether it's worth it or whether that money might be better spent at the fine restaurants of Camps Bay. I truly appreciate any comments or insight anyone might be willing to provide. We're really looking forward to the trip.