This wasn’t actually our first visit to the city, but I would strongly recommend it to anyone seeking a relaxed environment overlooking the ocean and with a view of Table Mountain from the terrace.
The Business Class rooms are perfect - spacious and virtually a suite. Ours was on the 2nd floor overlooking the marina, quieter than the ones overlooking the open sea which have the beautiful infinity swimming pool directly below them.
The staff were great ( particularly Stacey, who gave us lots of advice on places to go - and how to get there!). That is perhaps one of the only minor negatives - the lack of public transport.While the hourly shuttle bus to the V&A Waterfront is very efficient ( except if you have a large family of French guests who muscle their way in front of the other guests waiting patiently, and take up almost all the seats on the minibus!), you then have to take other buses to get anywhere else, unless you allow the hotel to book you a cab at an extortionate price for a short distance.
The only other minor room for improvement - breakfast just wasn’t up to the standard that we ( who travel regularly internationally) expect in terms of fresh fruit, cheeses, home made bread etc. More
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