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Southern Sun Cape Sun
Ranked #35 of 112 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 February 2015

I stayed here for 7 nights and had a fab stay. Food is good and all the staff friendly and helpful. Well proportioned room and very clean, although did get disturbed by noisy neighbours a few times early in the morning. Perfectly located for everything. Easy walking distance of all town centre attractions and I walked to the V&A Waterfront several times. Good free WiFi. Very good value for money and I intend to return sometime.

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled solo
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Ryno D, Head Concierge at Southern Sun Cape Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2015

Dear Andy S

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay at the Southern Sun Cape Sun.

We are delighted that you had a great stay with us and look forward to your next visit.

Warm regards,
Ryno D

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Reviewed 17 February 2015

First stayed here about 20 years ago so surprised to see rooms hadn't changed much at all. If refurbished then at no great cost to the owners. Mostly small niggles though as the view from the lifts of Table Mt is almost worth the price of the stay. Almost.

No hotel info in room, no shaving mirror, no clock, old carpet, no bathroom exhaust fan, water from the showers still covers the bathroom floor after 20 years and no matter how well you place the curtains.

On the positive side the bed was great and the aircon worked very well. WiFi was good and plentiful hot water.

At some time in the past 20 years they've converted one of the best bars in CT to an ordinary restaurant - pity. The foyer bar has no character and watch that you really do get a double - ask the bartender to repeat the shots with water into a larger glass !!

Location OK but as regulars to CT know most happens around the V&A and the Conference centre so taxis required.

Room Tip: Facing Table Mountain and higher the better
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  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled on business
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Ryno D, Head Concierge at Southern Sun Cape Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2015

Dear Buccaneer-001

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay at the Southern Sun Cape Sun.

We are delighted that you chose to stay with us again and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Warm regards,
Ryno D

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Reviewed 13 February 2015

This is a large hotel - 32 floor in total. The staff are friendly and do a decent job.
However, the property just does not have much charm. I visited their sister hotel, the Cullinan nearby which had a much better vibe and sense of charm.

The best part of the stay was the breakfast that is included. Breakfast is a variety of fresh, quality foods.

In terms of location, the hotel is central to the business district, and well situated for driving.

Room Tip: upper levels facing Table Mountain are the best
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  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled on business
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Ryno D, Head Concierge at Southern Sun Cape Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2015

Dear R M

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. Please be assured we are in the process of addressing our shortcomings, to ensure that we improve the experience for our guests from arrival to departure at The Cape Sun Hotel.

We hope to welcome you back on your next visit to South Africa.

Warm regards,
Ryno D

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Reviewed 12 February 2015

When was the last time you enjoyed breakfast to melodic piano tunes played by a real person? You can here, and it was just lovely. The staff here is friendly and extremely helpful, Henry the concierge was helpful with dinner recommendations, the rooms are good sized and I even had a fridge. Pleasant lounge area. With the drinks were a bit colder, but it's par for South Africa. Breakfast buffet was good with plenty of choices, including freshly made to order smoothies, which were quite good! Central location, although at night you don't want to be walking around according to the hotel staff. Free Wifi is a limited amount which got sucked up quickly and easily (and who wants to pay for wifi these days?). Shower was great if you like some power within the water streams. Bed comfortable as well. I was on 27th floor so had great views of Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront and city.

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled with friends
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Ryno D, Head Concierge at Southern Sun Cape Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2015

Dear Karenk

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay at the Southern Sun Cape Sun.
I was delighted to read your comments regarding the excellent service you received during your stay and I have taken the liberty of sharing your kind words with the team as we always strive to provide our guests with a distinctive service. Your words were visibly heartening to them.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Warm regards,
Ryno D

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Reviewed 10 February 2015

The hotel had quite a grand interior with welcoming staff. Rooms were a good size with comfortably soft beds and a shower that was powerful enough to offer exfoliation services.
Breakfast was decent although when offered a table next to a piano being played by a kindly looking gentleman, I declined and was moved to the back of the room. The food was good with an excellent tailor made omelette service.

The staff were ever present and provided a good service (with the exception of a late lunch where the service seemed a little confused and slow).
The 30th floor gym was decent and provided some excellent views.

My only negative advice is to wear shoes in the lobby as my colleague had multipe insect bites on his feet after we sat for an hour for lunch.

Worth a stay.

Just a note to say that the free wifi had a 500MB limit per day which after a few skype calls was used up.

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled on business
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Ryno D, Head Concierge at Southern Sun Cape Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2015

Dear Neil M

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent 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 South Africa.

Warm regards,
Ryno D

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Additional Information about Southern Sun Cape Sun

Address: 23 Strand Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#19 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#21 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#34 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#42 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range: R1 783 - R3 443 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Cape Sun 4*
Number of rooms: 368
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Right in the centre of where it's all happening and with magnificent views over Table Mountain and Robben Island, the four star Southern Sun Cape Sun is ideally located for visitors who want to experience one of the world's most beautiful cities. Hotel guests are invited to make use of facilities like the free Wi-Fi, indoor pool, fitness centre and Camelot Spa. For business needs the hotel offers nine fully equipped conference venues with space for up to 650 delegates There are many great restaurants and bars within walking distance but our free shuttle bus departs regularly to the nearby Victoria & Alfred Waterfront providing convenient access to a range of harbour-side restaurants and first class shopping, offering great appeal to visitors in search of an indulgent escape. ... more   less 
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