Southern Sun Newlands
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Southern Sun Newlands Cape Town Reviews
Confortable but pricey Sep 07, 2008
I've stayed here on all my business trips to Cape Town but it's not until this last trip that I thought to review this place. It was a sharp contrast between the Riverside and landing the next day at the Southern Sun - unfair perhaps - but here it is.
The parking area is currently under construction but doesn't cause a real hassle with entering the premises and finding a spot to park - the real irritation is the noise that is going on right outside your window.
In an attempt to be objective, I must admit that this has always been a comfortable place to stay, nicely decorated in a modern theme with lovely artworks, the hotel offers what any hotel should have but the biggest plus for it is the location.
Perfectly located with the Cape Town CBD (and Long street) only 15 minutes away.
The room has an wonderfully enormous bed with fantastic covers that make you want to creep in and never get out. The bathroom is standard with a bath and shower and the view of the mountain is a big bonus.
The cafe is pricey and more so if you order room service but the food is really good. It also offers access to the Famous Butcher's Grill from the reception area.
Breakfast is buffet styled with a choice between Continental and Hot breakfast but with a sharp contrast in price. The hot breakfast will cost you almost double - all edible but nothing fantastic.
The people are friendly and the service is alright - unfortunately for this hotel on this occasion, I had just come from the Riverside that had blown me away on the luxury, service and affordability.
All that said, I would recommend it for a comfortable and centrally located place to stay when in Cape Town.
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Southern Sun Newlands Overview
Southern Sun Newlands is located in the lush garden suburb of Newlands in Cape Town, this superb hotel offers spacious, stylish accommodation that's in keeping with this upmarket suburb. The hotel affords business and leisure travellers the opportunity to relax in an idyllic setting while enjoying a spectacular view of Devil's Peak on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. This cosmopolitan hotel offers business and leisure travellers luxury accommodation.
The hotel is perfectly positioned to provide easy access to all major highways and tourist attractions, a base from which to explore numerous historic and scenic routes including the beautiful False Bay, the seasonal sighting points of Southern Right Whales and the quaint villages of Simonstown and Kalk Bay, a coastal cruise, basking on the pristine Cape beaches, sightseeing, shopping, they're all just a short trip away.
The Southern Sun Newlands Hotel features 162 well furnished guestrooms. All of the rooms and suites include a modem and mobile phone recharger point. In the mornings you can enjoy a hearty buffet or continental breakfast in the attractive breakfast room which offers splendid views of the mountain.
Room and suite amenities include a private bathroom with shower, radio, telephone, television, air-conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities. There are approximately 80 double rooms and another 80 are single rooms, (75 rooms are designed for non-smoking).
Nearby tourist attractions include the Newlands Rugby/Cricket Grounds, golf terrains, squash courts, the yacht club, sea fishing, a sports centre, health and gym clubs and hiking trails.
Southern Sun Newlands Amenities