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 features housekeeping, shopping service and room service. The hotel was opened in 1998 and remains an example of traditional architecture in Cape Town ever since.

Gold of Africa Museum, Artscape and Artscape Theatre are located 550 meters from the hotel. Guests will find Cape Town city center within a 20-minute walk from the property.

Set next to an oceanarium, bars and casinos, this hotel also offers an outdoor swimming pool, loungers and a sundeck on site.

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

Rooms

The hotel has comfortable guestrooms include standard twin room, standard triple room and suite that come with a refrigerator, a work desk, coffee/tea makers, climate control and a balcony. The rooms also feature carpet floor and light wood furnishing.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the dining area every morning. A fine selection of international dishes is served at the outdoor restaurant. Guests may choose from the Poolside bar and the Yizani restaurant on site. Serving an array of dishes, Reuben's at The One & Only Hotel and Colcacchio's are just 150 meters away.

Services

Along with a beauty shop, a lift and a barber shop there are a slide projector, a copier and a conference room available on the premises.

Relax

Guests will enjoy reflex massage and steam baths and other on-site treatments. On-site amenities for fitness include a gym and a fitness centre.

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 / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 18 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed 100 % of the room stay
Children above
18 years or adults
Extra bed 100 % of the room stay
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

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
    1.1 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cape Town
    800 m
  • Esplanade
    2.3 km
Underground stations
  • Metropolitan Golf Club
    2.1 km
Restaurants
  • Mitchell's Brewery
    150 m
  • Market on the Wharf (cuisine: International)
    150 m
Beaches
  • Bloubergstrand Beach
    400 m
  • Kommetjie
    400 m
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 Queen-size bed, 1 Single bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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Room Description:

Standard|Standard Double - Breakfast included

King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

Double room sole use

Standard Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Room Description:

Twin room sole use

Standard Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Standard|Triple Room - With Breakfast

Executive King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • In-house movie
Room Description:

Deluxe|Executive King Non Smoking

Southern Sun Waterfront Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Cape Town Parliament1.3 km

Popular areas

  • City Center1.0 km

Places of interest

  • MyCiTi Station Thibault300 m
  • MyCiTi Station Civic Centre500 m
  • MyCiTi Station Adderley Street500 m
  • MyCiti Bus Stop Foreshore700 m
  • Malay Quarter900 m
  • Open Top Bus Tour1.0 km
  • Nelson Mandela Gateway1.0 km
  • Two Oceans Aquarium1.0 km

Convention centers

  • CTICC300 m
  • Good Hope Centre1.3 km

Shopping areas

  • Cape Quarter300 m
  • Cape Quarter300 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Greenmarket Square800 m
  • Red Open Top Bus1.0 km
  • Parliament1.3 km

Stadiums

  • MyCiTi Station Cape Town Stadium1.3 km

Museums

  • Iziko - Slave Lodge Museum700 m
  • Boo-Kaap Museum900 m
  • Bo-Kaap Museum1.0 km
  • Castle of Good Hope1.2 km
  • Castle of Good Hope1.2 km
  • District Six Museum1.3 km

Parks

  • Company's Gardens1.3 km
  • The Company's Garden1.3 km

Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

  • Two Oceans Aquarium1.0 km

Theaters

  • Artscape Theatre700 m
  • Fugard Theatre1.2 km

Public parking

  • Christiaan Barnard Hospital800 m

Local attractions

  • Iziko South African National Gallery1.5 km
    Government Ave., Cape Town Central
  • Cape Town Stadium 1.9 km
    Vlei Road, Cape Town Central
  • Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium3.4 km
    Between Government Avenue and Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town Central
  • Signal Hill1.8 km
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Lion's Head3.3 km
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa

Near the hotel

  • Two Oceans Aquarium150 m
    Alfred Basin, Dock Road, Cape Town Central
  • Bo-kaap400 m
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Khayelitsha Township400 m
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • St. James Beach900 m
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Bloubergstrand Beach400 m
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Kommetjie400 m
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Gold of Africa Museum530 m
    96 Strand Street, Cape Town Central

Restaurants nearby

  • Mitchell's Brewery150 m

    Address: Dock Road
    Phone: 021 419 5074

    60% likes this, based on 142 reviews

  • Biesmiellah170 m

    Address: Lower Loop Street
    Phone: 021 425 9951

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

  • Vista Bar & Lounge210 m

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

    80% likes this, based on 9 reviews

  • Market on the Wharf150 m

    Address: Dock Road
    Phone: +2787 813 0039

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

  • Colcacchio170 m

    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
Hotels nearby
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4 stars
0.3 km
Adderley Hotel
4 stars
0.8 km
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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
    1.1 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cape Town
    800 m
  • Esplanade
    2.3 km
Underground stations
  • Metropolitan Golf Club
    2.1 km
Restaurants
  • Mitchell's Brewery
    150 m
  • Market on the Wharf (cuisine: International)
    150 m
Beaches
  • Bloubergstrand Beach
    400 m
  • Kommetjie
    400 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    14
  • Number of rooms:
    546