Radisson Blu Hotel | Cape Town
I had heard that the Radisson Hotel was a nice place to stay while in Cape Town. So on my last trip, I stayed at the hotel and was pleasantly surprised. Yes, it is a standard large hotel like so many others with hundreds of rooms that are much the same. However, it does have a great location, right near the water, offers a shuttle to the VA Waterfront and has an outstanding buffet breakfast. It is a good choice if you wish to give the budget a rest or splurge on the best Safari Camp instead.
As I mentioned, it is right on the waterfront and within a five minute walking distance to the VA Waterfront. Great location. Many of the business rooms have a huge balcony with an outstanding view of the ocean and Table Top mountain. There is a complimentary shuttle every hour that takes guests to and from the waterfront.
I recommend the business rooms. Not that much more expensive and they include the full buffet breakfast, and a few extra goodies (like a bottle of wine) in the room. They are larger and have balconies. The room is very comfortable and not over inspired. Keep in mind that you are at a Radisson, not a boutique hotel. The bathroom is large, with a double granite sink, a huge bathtub and some of the best bath products I have ever encountered. The view from our balcony is shown in the pictures below. We enjoyed this room.
Dining and Public Areas
This is as you would expect in a large Radisson Hotel. Big fancy foyer, several different restaurants, a spa and a workout facility. All the conveniences that a large hotel usually offers. The area where they have the casual dining and offer the breakfast buffet in the morning is really quite delightful. If you sit outside, you are right on top of the water, and it is a lovely way to start the day. The staff was very helpful.
Website: Radisson Blu Hotel