This is quirky all-suites hotel near both the V&A Waterfront and Center City, both a 15 – 20 minute walk. Front facing rooms have nice balconies overlooking the waterfront and heavily traveled roads and rear rooms face Table Mountain. The hotel has a small apartment feel with kitchenettes that provide some relief from dining out. There are multiple restaurants within a 10 minute walk as well as food shops (Spar and Woolworth’s) where one can stock up for the kitchenette. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Bathrooms are rather odd with the water efficient sink faucet mostly spraying the counter and showers about the size of a cruise ship. The lobby location is up several stories from the street and is entered by a steep staircase or elevator through the parking garage. Front staff is efficient if not overly outgoing and they should be empowered to make decisions that are not material to the hotel operation; the rest of the staff is very friendly. The location seemed safe even when walking back from restaurants in the evening but expect some panhandling at night. There were some issues with power and the internet on the first day which were quickly resolved. There is a pool which appeared to need cleaning. The restaurant seemed rather deserted at most times. Note that there are few benefits for Rewards members (no lounge or complimentary breakfast); however, the room was upgraded which was a plus. Based on this experience, the hotel is one that is recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Protea Hotel Cape Castle, a 3 star hotel, is every traveler’s home away from home. The ultimate in self-catering, the hotel comprises of 65 fully serviced luxury apartment suites. No matter which apartment you stay in, wake up to great views of the waterfront, city or mountain. The apartments comprise of an en-suite bathroom, a comfortable lounge (with sleeper couch for extra GUESTS or children), dining area, a fully-equipped kitchen, a workplace for busy executives, air conditioning and satellite TV. Could you ask for more? In case you do, Protea Hotel Cape Castle features a rim-flow pool overlooking the V&A Waterfront, plenty of undercover parking and 24-hour security, photocopying, telephone, e-mail, limited free connectivity WIFI and internet. When you get tired of cooking pop down to the Tribes Restaurant which serves full English buffet breakfast, a la carte lunch and dinner daily. The hotel is within easy strolling distance of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the CBD, Green Point Stadium, sidewalk bistros and some of Cape Town's most exciting restaurants, pubs and shops. ... more less
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