Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel - Cape Town

1 Lower Buitengracht, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001  show map
 4 stars
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Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel - Cape Town

Paid Wi-Fi

Parking

ZAR 40 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

The stylish 4-star Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel boasts loungers, a sauna and a sundeck as well as setting in a business district of Cape Town. Since 1998 the hotel has been hosting guests in a 14-story traditional building.

A short stroll of 20 minutes will take you to Lion's Head, Cape Town Science Centre and Cape Town Stadium . Guests can get to Cape Town city center, which is 2 km away.

The hotel is easy access to the local beach in Cape Town.

Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel can be reached in 20 minutes by car from Cape Town International airport.

Rooms

There are 546 non-smoking rooms at Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel feature a balcony, a sofa, climate control, a safe and Wi-Fi. Bathrooms come with a hairdryer and a separate shower.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the dining area every morning. Dining options include international cuisine at Yizani restaurant. At the small cellar bar guests will enjoy a selection of coffee, wines and cocktails. Guests can dine at Reuben's at The One & Only Hotel and Colcacchio's located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

There are cars for rent on site.

Relax

On-site children facilities feature cots, a playground and a kids' club. The on-site activities include mountain biking, squash and volleyball.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for additional charge.

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for additional charge.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at ZAR 40 per day.

Number of floors:   14.  Number of rooms:   546.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • City shuttle service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Postal service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Half board
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Secretarial service
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of 100 % of the room stay per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel - Cape Town Cape Town location
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Hotel Address:

1 Lower Buitengracht, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001

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City Center
  • Cape Town
    3700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cape Town
    2700 ft
  • Esplanade
    1.4 mi
Restaurants
  • Mitchell's Brewery
    500 ft
  • Market on the Wharf (cuisine: International)
    500 ft
Beaches
  • Bloubergstrand Beach
    1400 ft
  • Kommetjie
    1400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    14
  • Number of rooms:
    546

Rooms and availability

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    Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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    Bed type: 1 Single bed
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel - Cape Town Cape Town location
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    Hotel Address:

    1 Lower Buitengracht, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Cape Town
      3700 ft
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Cape Town
      2700 ft
    • Esplanade
      1.4 mi
    Restaurants
    • Mitchell's Brewery
      500 ft
    • Market on the Wharf (cuisine: International)
      500 ft
    Beaches
    • Bloubergstrand Beach
      1400 ft
    • Kommetjie
      1400 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of floors:
      14
    • Number of rooms:
      546

    Southern Sun Waterfront Location

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • Cape Town Parliament - 4300 ft

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 3300 ft

    Places of interest

    • MyCiTi Station Thibault - 1000 ft
    • MyCiTi Station Civic Centre - 1700 ft
    • MyCiTi Station Adderley Street - 1700 ft
    • MyCiti Bus Stop Foreshore - 2300 ft
    • Malay Quarter - 3000 ft
    • Open Top Bus Tour - 3300 ft
    • Nelson Mandela Gateway - 3300 ft
    • Two Oceans Aquarium - 3300 ft

    Convention centers

    • CTICC - 1000 ft
    • Good Hope Centre - 4300 ft

    Shopping areas

    • Cape Quarter - 1000 ft
    • Cape Quarter - 1000 ft

    Monuments and Landmarks

    • Greenmarket Square - 2700 ft
    • Red Open Top Bus - 3300 ft
    • Parliament - 4300 ft

    Stadiums

    • MyCiTi Station Cape Town Stadium - 4300 ft

    Museums

    • Iziko - Slave Lodge Museum - 2300 ft
    • Boo-Kaap Museum - 3000 ft
    • Bo-Kaap Museum - 3300 ft
    • Castle of Good Hope - 4000 ft
    • Castle of Good Hope - 4000 ft
    • District Six Museum - 4300 ft

    Parks

    • Company's Gardens - 4300 ft
    • The Company's Garden - 4300 ft

    Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

    • Two Oceans Aquarium - 3300 ft

    Theaters

    • Artscape Theatre - 2300 ft
    • Fugard Theatre - 4000 ft

    Public parking

    • Christiaan Barnard Hospital - 2700 ft

    Local attractions

    • Iziko South African National Gallery - 5000 ft
      Government Ave., Cape Town Central
    • Cape Town Stadium - 1.2 mi
      Vlei Road, Cape Town Central
    • Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium - 2.1 mi
      Between Government Avenue and Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town Central
    • Signal Hill - 1.1 mi
      Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
    • Lion's Head - 2.0 mi
      Cape Town CentralSouth Africa

    Near the hotel

    • Two Oceans Aquarium - 500 ft
      Alfred Basin, Dock Road, Cape Town Central
    • Bo-kaap - 1400 ft
      Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
    • Khayelitsha Township - 1400 ft
      Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
    • St. James Beach - 3000 ft
      Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
    • Bloubergstrand Beach - 1400 ft
      Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
    • Kommetjie - 1400 ft
      Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
    • Gold of Africa Museum - 1800 ft
      96 Strand Street, Cape Town Central

    Restaurants nearby

    • Mitchell's Brewery - 500 ft

      Address: Dock Road
      Phone: 021 419 5074

      60% likes this, based on 142 reviews

    • Biesmiellah - 600 ft

      Address: Lower Loop Street
      Phone: 021 425 9951

      76% likes this, based on 77 reviews
      Cuisine: African, Malaysian

    • Vista Bar & Lounge - 700 ft

      Address: Dock Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
      Phone: 27 21 431 5888

      80% likes this, based on 9 reviews

    • Market on the Wharf - 500 ft

      Address: Dock Road
      Phone: +2787 813 0039

      82% likes this, based on 24 reviews
      Cuisine: International

    • Colcacchio - 600 ft

      Address: 42 Hans Strijdom Avenue

      76% likes this, based on 61 reviews

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of floors:
      14
    • Number of rooms:
      546
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    Southern Sun Waterfront Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Southern Sun Waterfront

    Average guest rating

    8.0out of 10
    Fabulous
    Based on 18 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Single
      7.8

      Frendly check in staff. Convieniant

      I did think it was a bit cheaky charging additional for parking. And the showers are not good.

    • Older travelers
      8.8

      Breakfast was buffet-style and always fresh and appetizing. Dining, buffet or a la carte, was excellent too. All the staff were friendly and helpful. We were given certain "extras" for no charge!

      More wardrobe space would have been nice and the shower leaked onto the floor.

    • Couple
      10.0

      Staff were very helpful and made us feel valued. When they learnt our trip was part of a honeymoon break they had a complimentary bottle of champagne, chocolates and rose petals on our bed. The room was clean and well maintained and the concierge was so helpful with information about site seeing.

    • Family with children
      10.0

      Friendly staff, very attentive and professional. Fabulous breakfast Relaxing pool area - comfortable lounnges and great staff service for drinks and food I'd like to name Wesley as the waiter at the pool who was excellent.

    • Couple
      10.0

      Excellent service as well as breakfast being devine. Rooms were neat and simple and view was lovely

    • Family with children
      8.8

      Location Breakfast buffet Restaurant

    • Single
      6.6

      Price was too much for such a small room. Room was well used, carpet very dirty, not soundproof, airconditioning very loud. Had to pay for Internet as a business user. Would look for a b&b next time, they are brillint, friendly, breakfast included, and free internet. These big chains should realise who stays there during high season and why. For people who dont know any difference its ok. But I stay 80% of the year in Hotels. This will remain, an un-memorable stop-gap, that I will not recommend.

    • Older travelers
      8.2

      I like to replace the light and system switch the light and recommendate the room with five star and add more channel tv like Arabic channel

    • Single
      8.2

      The location is between the shopping centres and a five minutes walk to the conference centre.

      The hotel has just one restaurant and even that doesn't serve lunch

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      the staff were really helpful

      housekeeping service sucked. we had to ask for shampoo and coffee they didn't care to stock in our room. watch out for cab fares ordered by the hotel personnel. Don't bother with the Gym.

    • Single
      5.8

      Location Croison is fresh baked on breakfast

      Bad hotel... very expensive poor rooms and furniture within No mini-bar in rooms rooms very small

    • Single
      8.8

      The staff are so nice and hospitable. James at the door, Thabisa, Edmond and Alex at the elevator are always nice and smiling. Ahmad and Gospower in the restaurant. The environment is serene and quite unlike the cullinan. It's wonderful and I look forward to staying there again.

      Honestly nothing so far.

    • Single
      4.6

      It is close to my customer and close to the city center

      the rooms are very small and the price is very high for it.

    • Single
      8.8

      The environment was very lovely and beautiful

      Nothing

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      Friendly staff always willing to help!

      That the standard rooms did not have a refridgerator for the price we paid,we had to upgrade!

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel - Cape Town Cape Town location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    1 Lower Buitengracht, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Cape Town
      3700 ft
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Cape Town
      2700 ft
    • Esplanade
      1.4 mi
    Restaurants
    • Mitchell's Brewery
      500 ft
    • Market on the Wharf (cuisine: International)
      500 ft
    Beaches
    • Bloubergstrand Beach
      1400 ft
    • Kommetjie
      1400 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of floors:
      14
    • Number of rooms:
      546