Cape Town

Westin Cape Town

We stayed here for 4 nights in March. The Westin Cape Town was located in the Central Business District area, directly across from the Cape Town International Conference Center. The hotel was HUGE, and felt very business-like. They provided free shuttle that ran every 30 minutes to the V&A waterfront area, only about a 5 minutes ride. This was definitely a nice perk since we wouldn’t have to take a taxi to the waterfront.We really liked the location of the hotel as it was a nice base for activities around Cape Town. The red hop on/off tour bus also stopped directly in front of the hotel/conference center so it was easy enough to catch.

The room was a decent size, and we had a view of the Central Business District and the waterfront area.

The bathroom was good sized as well. There were double sinks, as well as a separate shower, toilet, and bath tub. The bathroom was decent but didn’t feel luxurious, probably because of the tiles as opposed to marble.

There was free wi fi which was great, BUT we had to log on every single time we used it, which was annoying at times. I wished that the Wi Fi would automatically pick up instead of us having to enter the code every single time. Nonetheless, it was free, so I guess that’s good.

We really appreciated the daily turn down service where our rooms were stocked with water and local made nougats.

Overall we enjoyed our stay at the Westin. The hotel was a bit too big, very business like, and felt somewhat less personal, but I think the good still outweighed the bad.

Suggested Activities in Cape Town:

  • High Tea at Mount Nelson: I’m a high tea addict and Mt nelson’s high tea experience was very memorable.

  • Hop On Hop Off Bus: For our first full day in Cape Town, we took the Red bus tour, and it turned out to be a great choice. Tickets cost 140 rand ($18) per person for a day pass.
  • Table Mountain: Table Mountain is probably the most popular landmark in Cape Town.

Going up the Table Mountain

View from Table Mountain

  • Cape Peninsula Tour: A Cape Peninsula tour is a must if you are in Cape Town.

  • Robben Island: Famous island where Nelson Mandela was exiled.

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