IndianSpice indulged in the elegance at the Southern Sun Cape Sun this past weekend and it was one that we can definitely endorse as a must book hotel when you plan to visit the mother city of Cape Town.
In a high-rise glass tower, this city centre hotel opens onto St. George’s shopping mall. It’s 2 blocks from the railway station and a 12-minute walk from the convention centre. A contemporary restaurant is open all day, and there’s a cocktail lounge. Amenities include an indoor pool, an exercise room and a day spa, as well as a conference centre. Secure parking is available.
The Southern Sun Cape Sun offers one to the opportunity to mix your business with pleasure! The team was hosted on the 31st floor of the Cape Sun which offers you a panoramic view of Table Mountain and a skyline of the inner city of Cape Town.
Renowned as one of the city’s most iconic buildings, the 33-year old Southern Sun Cape Sun is the new kid on the block for family accommodation, having undergone an extensive rejuvenation project that has broadened its offering from a largely business hotel to one that now provides accommodation and facilities to suit both business and leisure travelers.
The Cape Sun, A Family Hotel Too!
Gearing up for the holiday season, the addition of a parking facility and more recently with a full refresh of all 367 bedrooms, focusing on the finishes and details. In addition, a large number of the hotel’s twin rooms have been converted into family rooms, which contain two double beds.
Cape Town’s city center is one of the few places that offers a rich city experience for all travelers from backpackers to businessmen as well as families.
Low-key rooms have free WiFi, tea and coffeemaking facilities, and either mountain or sea views. Executive rooms add work spaces and minibars, while suites add separate sitting rooms and dining areas.
The V&A Waterfront Shopping Experience
The Southen Sun Cape Sun offers guests a complimentary shuttle to and from the V & A Waterfront that is on the hour offering you stress free transport to the hotel and back from your retail therapy experience!
With a diverse mix of attractions, from traditional to eclectic, cultural to trendy, historic to modern, the Cape Town city centre offers hot spots, hotels, museums, markets, loads of fantastic restaurants, the vibrant and buzzing Bree Street precinct – and all just a few minutes’ drive from the beach.
“Southern Sun Cape Sun’s room configuration has traditionally catered more towards the business traveler but with the conversion of the rooms into family rooms the hotel now has greater family appeal, allowing two adults to share a room with two children,” says Jacques Moolman, General Manager at Southern Sun Cape Sun.
The introduction of these new room types means that the hotel now offers 226 family rooms, 121 king rooms, 16 suites and 4 presidential suites.
Further ensuring that all members of the family will enjoy a memorable experience, the hotel offers a number of child-friendly entertainment activities over the December holiday period.
This will include a daily schedule of activities with movies, face painting, drumming circles and games; shuttles to both the beach and the Waterfront; as well as optional extras like tickets on the City-Sightseeing Red Bus Tours.
Relaxation with Camelot Spa at the Southern Sun Cape Sun
The new Camelot Spa at the Southern Sun Cape Sun, Cape Town, brings a sense of tranquillity to the Cape Town CBD.
True to the luxury and elegance of the hotel, the Spa takes its cue from classic influences with a cocooning sense of warmth provided by earthy colours of creams and grey.
A cosmopolitan space to unwind and recharge, Camelot Spa Southern Sun Cape Sun offers a variety of treatments which present both visitors and city dwellers with a wealth of wellness.
The double treatment room (perfect for couples) and five other treatment rooms all offer a haven of peaceful seclusion while the Relax Area lies alongside the spa pool and is the perfect place to relax after one of Camelot’s memorable signature treatments.
Spa Facilities include a Hydrobath, Indoor Splash Pool, Steam Shower, Relaxation Area and Gym.
Says Moolman, “The city centre has seen a massive revival to its former atmosphere of authentic cultural experiences, combined with some of the best dining in the country, and a lively and colourful experience of street life in Cape Town. This is a true reflection of life in Cape Town – not just of its spectacular beaches, but of real Cape Town city life.”
He concludes by saying, “When planning a family holiday to Cape Town there are many things to consider, such as the fly vs self-drive options, kids vs adult entertainment, and accommodation that caters for the whole family. Southern Sun Cape Sun is now able to check all those boxes.”
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