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
Underground stations
  • Metropolitan Golf Club
    1.3 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

Standard Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, 2 Single beds

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Room Description:

Standard|Standard Double - Breakfast included

Standard Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Standard|Standard 2 Double Beds (triple use)

Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Suite|Suite Suite - Breakfast included

Southern Sun Waterfront Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Cape Town Parliament4300 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center3300 ft

Places of interest

  • MyCiTi Station Thibault1000 ft
  • MyCiTi Station Civic Centre1700 ft
  • MyCiTi Station Adderley Street1700 ft
  • MyCiti Bus Stop Foreshore2300 ft
  • Malay Quarter3000 ft
  • Open Top Bus Tour3300 ft
  • Nelson Mandela Gateway3300 ft
  • Two Oceans Aquarium3300 ft

Convention centers

  • CTICC1000 ft
  • Good Hope Centre4300 ft

Shopping areas

  • Cape Quarter1000 ft
  • Cape Quarter1000 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Greenmarket Square2700 ft
  • Red Open Top Bus3300 ft
  • Parliament4300 ft

Stadiums

  • MyCiTi Station Cape Town Stadium4300 ft

Museums

  • Iziko - Slave Lodge Museum2300 ft
  • Boo-Kaap Museum3000 ft
  • Bo-Kaap Museum3300 ft
  • Castle of Good Hope4000 ft
  • Castle of Good Hope4000 ft
  • District Six Museum4300 ft

Parks

  • Company's Gardens4300 ft
  • The Company's Garden4300 ft

Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

  • Two Oceans Aquarium3300 ft

Theaters

  • Artscape Theatre2300 ft
  • Fugard Theatre4000 ft

Public parking

  • Christiaan Barnard Hospital2700 ft

Local attractions

  • Iziko South African National Gallery5000 ft
    Government Ave., Cape Town Central
  • Cape Town Stadium 1.2 mi
    Vlei Road, Cape Town Central
  • Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium2.1 mi
    Between Government Avenue and Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town Central
  • Signal Hill1.1 mi
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Lion's Head2.0 mi
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa

Near the hotel

  • Two Oceans Aquarium500 ft
    Alfred Basin, Dock Road, Cape Town Central
  • Bo-kaap1400 ft
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Khayelitsha Township1400 ft
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • St. James Beach3000 ft
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Bloubergstrand Beach1400 ft
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Kommetjie1400 ft
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Gold of Africa Museum1800 ft
    96 Strand Street, Cape Town Central

Restaurants nearby

  • Mitchell's Brewery500 ft

    Address: Dock Road
    Phone: 021 419 5074

    60% likes this, based on 142 reviews

  • Biesmiellah600 ft

    Address: Lower Loop Street
    Phone: 021 425 9951

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

  • Vista Bar & Lounge700 ft

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

    80% likes this, based on 9 reviews

  • Market on the Wharf500 ft

    Address: Dock Road
    Phone: +2787 813 0039

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

  • Colcacchio600 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
Underground stations
  • Metropolitan Golf Club
    1.3 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