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ARABELLA SHERATON GRAND HOTEL
Category: Satour Classification 5 *****
Location: The Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel Cape Town is majestically located at the very tip of Cape Town's foreshore. This hotel has unsurpassed scenic views of the ocean and the Table Mountain
Description: The Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel is located at the gateway of the famous VANDA Waterfront within the complex of the Cape Town International Convention Centre. This five-star hotel combines the best of contemporary lifestyle with classic traditions and service in one of the world’s most desirable holiday and business locations. After opening its doors in August 2003, this hotel has taken service and attention to new heights by the launching of its exclusive TOWERS CLUB, which is situated from the 16th to the 18th floors, in order to offer guests that extra bit for which Sheraton Hotels are known for worldwide. Known for being a “hotel within a hotel”, the only one of its kind in Cape Town, with its own check-in facilities, 24 hour personal butler service, private dining and lounge facilities, and with direct access to the award-winning AltiraSpa, the TOWERS CLUB offers impeccable service and extremely strict attention to detail, at all times meeting the needs and expectations of the most discerning traveller.
Number of Rooms:
Accommodation is in 483 elegant, luxurious and
Room Amenities AND Décor:
A total of 483 bedrooms offer exceptional
accommodation designed to make your stay
comfortable, convenient and pleasurable. The
Arabella Sheraton is built in a modern classical
style and goes all out when it comes to luxury.
All of the rooms are decorated in colours inspired
by the fiery reds of the Winelands, the cool blues
of the Atlantic and the darker city shades of
urban living. Spacious, equipped with the latest
communications and entertainment systems and
modern conveniences, the suites and rooms give the
visitor both a luxurious retreat as well as
efficient contact with the rest of the world –
should you require it.
All guest rooms have been elegantly appointed and designed to meet your every need with the utmost most discretion and taste. Every room or suite has a business desk with the top of the range IT and ISDN line and a cordless phone for the guest’s complete convenience. The Sweet Sleeper Beds, which are a registered trademark of the Sheraton, ensure that guests can rest comfortably. Furthermore, five rooms have been reserved for physically challenged guests.
The exclusive Presidential Suite
which overlooks the city of Cape Town has its own
sauna, fireplace, surround sound entertainment
lounge, study, fully serviced kitchen and
continuous butler service. All bedrooms are
furnished with complete comfort and style in mind,
with restful décor reflecting the moods of
the 3 W’s – Waterfront, Winelands and Whales.
Other soft colours are used such as moss green as
well as African artefacts complementing golden
yellow and tangerine tones. All Rooms are equipped
with tea and coffee making facilities, as well as
an in-room safe and 24 hour room service.
Food AND Beverage Facilities: The five restaurants and bars promise fine dining for all visitors. The Thirty7 is a full day restaurant which includes a show kitchen, named after the 37th gridline on which this prestigious hotel lies. For those who prefer to start their day off with a huge breakfast, this is definitely the place to eat, offering over 150 food items, this is definitely the best and largest breakfast selection in Cape Town. For those with more of a sweet tooth, the Café Grande Coffee Shop is most definitely the place to be, with its own on-site chocolatier who can be observed preparing the most delicious cakes and chocolate delicacies.
The Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel also features La Piccola Góndola
Coffee Shop, which is situated next to the water canal, and from which the patrons can observe the water taxis from beneath umbrellas. In order to liven things up, jazz lovers can visit Louis B’s, a popular jazz bar offering views of the canal and the Convention Square. Furthermore to offering live jazz music, it also has the selection of brandy and cognac in the Western Cape. Smokers will feel welcome to puff on a cigar at the Raleighs Cigar Bar and Smoking Lounge.
Recreational Activities: The avid golfers will have a splendid time at the Arabella Golf Club near Hermanus, rated as one of the Top 5 golf courses in South Africa. For the ladies or the gents wanting to treat themselves and to rest their bodies and minds, beauty treatments can be reserved at the world class AltiraSpa on the top floor of the Western Cape Hotel AND Spa, which accommodates 14 guests at one given time and has an indoor lap pool with soothing underwater music and a state-of-the-art gymnasium overlooking the renown Signal Hill and the VANDA Waterfront. The guest can visit Cape Town’s Microbrewery and Bavarian Restaurant in the heart of the VANDA Waterfront Clocktower precinct, or experience the exciting Stellenbosch wine route and enjoy the delicious wine-tasting or sit down and enjoy a lunch at the laauwldippen Vineyards. Step out of the Hotel onto one of the many water taxis, which will take you to the famous VANDA Waterfront to do some serious shopping, sight-seeing or to enjoy the entertainment which is offered.
For all in-house functions, the Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel, provides a huge 650-seater banqueting room, as well as various meeting rooms from 20 to 100 seats and conference facilities also for 650 guests as well as a Business Centre, equipped with state-of-the-art conferencing equipment. All these banqueting and conferencing rooms are air-conditioned for the utmost comfort.
Amongst its many excellent services, this “hotel within a hotel” has a dedicated butler service, separate check in, enhanced security and privacy, a boardroom complemented by a fully-serviced Club Lounge on the Skyline level, where breakfast and complimentary light meals are served to Club Floor guests, including a full bar service.
HOLIDAY INN WATERFRONT CAPE TOWN
OFFICIAL CATEGORY: (SATOUR Classification): 4****
Nestled between the majestic Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, the Holiday Inn Cape Town Waterfront is ideally situated. It is located close to the entrance of the city’s premier leisure complex – The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, and is a short 15-minuite drive from Cape Town International Airport. A variety of beaches, as well as the city centre, are also within close proximity.
This 546-room hotel has been designed to assure all the quality and comfort of a full service hotel. Hospitality is again a sure characteristic. The familiar Holiday Inn sign offers international and local travellers the reassurance of high standards of product and service, whilst offering excellent value for money.
NUMBER OF ROOMS:
Offering 546 well appointed rooms on 14 floors.
All 546 rooms, surrounded by a friendly atmosphere and relaxing colour scheme, have separate shower and bath, hairdryer, a fully equipped station, tea and coffee making facilities, remote controlled television with pay to view video and business channel, electronic safe and key system. There is a spacious vanity area complete with lit mirror (complimentary toiletries). A well-lit workstation offers cell pone recharger and MODEM point and a spacious and comfortable desk. The rooms also have a direct dial telephone, 24 hour room service, housekeeping, wake-up call, voice mail messaging service.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
The hotel boasts the Breakfast Room, which serves a wide selection of cold and hot dishes for breakfast. Full English or Continental breakfast available. The MacRib Family Style restaurant serving lunch and dinner: A choice of a full a la carte menu, including pasta dishes, steak, chicken or fish; a kiddies menu with hamburgers etc. and an eat as much as you like buffet style carvery. The Continental Bar; a coffee and cocktail bar which serves tea and coffee throughout the day and croissants in the early morning and cakes midmorning. A selection of snacks can be ordered throughout the day. In the late afternoon and evening, this is the central spot of the hotel where guests and visitors alike converge for an evening cocktail or sundowner drink.
As this hotel is ideally situated, there are many local attractions: Golf, Shopping, Tennis courts, Cape Town International Airport – 20km, City Centre – 1km, Victoria AND Alfred Waterfront – 1km, Table Mountain Cable Car – 4km, Popular Clifton Beach – 5km, Stellenbosch AND Paarl Wine Routes – 30km, Cape Peninsula National Park – 25km, Cape Town Yacht Basin and Club – 1km, Nico Malan Theatre – 2km, Long Street Popular Jazz Clubs – 1km. The pool area at the hotel offers a stunning backdrop of Table Mountain and is the place to relax after a busy day sightseeing. Alternatively the fitness room is perfect for stress relief and preparing you for the Cape Town nightlife. The hotel offers a shuttle service to the Waterfront.
Conferences: The hotel has 2 conference rooms, the largest seating 50 cinema-style, 20 boardroom-style and 20 U-Shape style.
- Gift shop and newsstand
- Safety Deposit Box
- PC, Business AND Secretarial services
- Executive Rooms
- Wake up calls
- Dry Cleaning / Laundry
- Europcar Car Rental
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Pay-parking, secure underground parking with 300 parking bays.
- 24 hour security guards