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Hollow On The Square Cape Town City Hotel

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a crap hotel. Unfriendly staff. Incorrect information. Very dated. I will not return there even if it was free. How this hotel is rated 4 star is beyond me. This at best is a overpriced 2 star hotel.

Thank kevinmarkham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old and tired hotel with a superficial facelift in a good location if you need to be at the CTICC or the Foreshore areas. The rooms are fine and the furnishings reasonably new. The bathrooms need maintenance (leaking cisterns, chipped tiles), and I couldn't believe in the height of the drought they don't have heat pumps or boosters on the...

Thank Kat W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every year I attend the WTM Africa and stay at the Hollow On the Square. This year I was in the Green Annex again and once again my stay was excellent. The staff is friendly, the breakfast great and the room always well looked after. One thing I missed, was that the receptionist did not advise me re the water...

Thank Steffie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were always willing to help. Attended promptly to noisy guests who were running around late at night, walked with us to the main street and always checked our stay was comfortable. The rooms were comfortable and clean. A great position to walk to V & A Waterfront or up town. Wifi access for only one device per person...

Thank Catherine C
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is well positioned, and has comfortable rooms with breakfast included, food is good. The front desk staff is very friendly and accommodating - and assists with printing of boarding passes, etc.. However as a business traveller, Wi-Fi is essential. Wi-Fi in the rooms are poor (in one case non existent). Be aware that the annex is around the...

Thank Hanri E
Welwyn, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I stayed here for five nights while on business in Capetown. I've stayed in a number of locations in capetown and I guess this hotel was OK. I had booked the slightly larger room and the room is BIG! So much so the desk, bed, sofa, coffee table and two chairs all looked a bit lost. The room was clean,...

Thank Colin_Welwyn
Chaweng, Thailand
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We had a fantastic stay at this perfectly located hotel. The rooms are modern, very clean, spacious and great amenities. Breakfasts were really good, with a wide selection and evenings in the lobby are fun for a drink and live music. The hotel is highly recommended and we will definetly be returning.

Thank ScottL820816
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I stayed at this property for 12 nights and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The entire staff was very friendly and accommodating. The location is great with easy access to local attractions. They serve an excellent breakfast buffet. The room I had was in the Greene Annex and was very spacious and well appointed. I would thoroughly recommend this property. Great...

Thank ChuckLF
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I stayed here a couple weeks ago while on business and I had a really great experience. The location is in the CBD and is in walking distance to many restaurants and shops. The room I stayed in was large with an open plan bathroom and a balcony that overlooks a courtyard. The rooms were very clean and well kept...

Thank Josh K
Musicexplore, General Manager at Hollow On The Square Cape Town City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest thank you for your wonderful comments regarding the location, rooms and service! We look forward to seeing you back again soon. Yours in hospitality Paul and The HOTS Team

Reviewed 2 March 2017

Had a brilliant stay! The hotel was clean, room was comfortable and most important to me the staff was helpful and the management looked after us so well. The location is perfect and walking distance or cheap Uber from all the things I needed to do in CT central.

Thank bradk991

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hollow on the Square is conveniently situated within walking distance of the famous V&A Waterfront, City Centre, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), and just minutes from other inner city shopping meccas such as Green Market Square, St Georges Mall and the beautiful Flower Market. This trendy modern city hotel offers 56 large semi-self catering en-suite bedrooms with all modern amenities. The eco-friendly addition to the hotel, The Green Annexe, an oasis of 'green'-inspired hospitality, boasts 30 stylishly calm rooms, which have all been created with energy-efficient and environmentally sound materials, without compromising on luxury. The trendy public areas portray a French-chic vibe and include a relaxed lounge and dining area with cocktail bar and patio. For keeping you connected 24-7 we have Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. For the first-time travellers to Cape Town, or for guests who need assistance with anything to do with Cape Town, our friendly Concierge is available to help enrich your stay in the 'Mother City'. Not only do we offer advice, but also a shuttle service and tours within the city and surrounds (booking advisable), car hire and the ease of foreign currency exchange within the hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hollow On The Square Cape Town City Hotel

Address: 9 Hans Strijdom Avenue, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (Formerly Tulbagh Hotel)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: RM309 - RM1,061 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hollow On The Square Cape Town City Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 86
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#61 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
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“Don't do it”
kevinmarkham, 5 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room not overlooking the square”
Colin_Welwyn, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask to stay in the new block”
ScottL820816, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“book hallow in the square”
, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are good. I definitely like the Green Annex more, but all are good and tastefully decorated.”
elizek2014, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
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