The Signal Hill Lodge is beautiful hotel, with scenic views of the city and harbor from some rooms and the public areas.
The location of the lodge is practical for both tourist and business travel with easy access to the different areas of the city. You will need to have transport either your own or a taxi to access the city. If you do choose to walk be careful on the streets and narrow road up the hill keeping a look out for traffic and a not so nice neighborhood that you will pass on the way to the hotel. Some will say the whole area is getting run down and is in need a of a lift.
The location is perfect, with the rooms leaning towards the small side but quite adequate and clean the bed is very comfortable. Views from the lower front rooms are the best the other rooms are either on the side above the pool or close to the bar and public areas. My room was above the pool although quite in the evening and the winter I see that it could be noising in the summer.
The hot water system for the shower and basin is interesting but don’t worry staff will take the time to explain how to work the hot water. If you grew up on the farm or a rural area you will be familiar with the simple and straight forward system.
The WIFI is a paid service but slow I found it fine for emails without attachments but any net surfing, or downloading or uploading documents from or to my cloud server took a few minutes as did things I sent to Drop Box.
The hotel offers free and secure parking while I was checking in some guests mentioned that parking was bit of a squeeze so with a full size SUV I was concerned but the staff made a plan for me in the upper parking area which worked out perfect
You are told at check in that breakfast is not included in the price of the room if you wish to eat breakfast it will be an additional R 100.00 I chose to eat breakfast the one morning, the breakfast was good with made to order eggs and a variety of other cereals, breads, rolls, jams, cold meat, cheese, and fruit set out that allowed you to put together your breakfast the way you want it. If you choose not eat at the hotel there are a lot of restaurants and delis in the area that are open early in the morning and well worth exploring.
Overall I found the staff to be great open and friendly the hotel very comfortable making my stay at the hotel very enjoyable and I will be booking my next stay in Cape Town there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Signal Hill Lodge is ideally centrally situated on the upper slopes of the Signal Hill Nature reserve with breathtaking views of Cape Town city bowl, Table Mountain and the Table Bay. The Lodge, in upper Bo-Kaap, is within walking distance of Cape Town city and within easy reach of Table Mountain and the ever-bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.Our en-suite, air conditioned bedrooms, each individually appointed in 4-star luxury, offer a blissful sanctuary from the rigors of traveling, while our Wellness Room ensures that you look and feel your best during your stay. Gourmet Malay fusion breakfasts are served in the restaurant where the sun streams in and views over the City bowl are scrumptious. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Signal Hill Hotel Cape Town Central