Introduction: The hotel is housed in a Cape Dutch style, 100 year old heritage building. An extensive renovation has transformed the original structure into a very modern, trendy place with a distinct international flair. Our guest will immediately recognize the spot as a trendsetter, definitely on par with other leading small design hotels sprinkled around the larger cities of Europe or the States.
The rooms are compact but they are complete. The latest on offer in hotel technology has been incorporated in the design and furnishings. Large walk-in rain showers with thermostatic taps and heated towel rails. State of the art 40″ LED TV screens make for ideal in-room entertainment.
Video-on-demand, international plugs, telephone, electronic safe, a good functioning climate control system and WiFi are hotel standards to be expected. In addition, every room at Cascades on the Promenade has it’s own Apple Mac computer with free internet access, a Bose i-pod docking station, CD player, mini bar and a Nespresso Coffee machine. All Deluxe rooms have an outside balcony with seating arrangement. The Standard rooms have glass doors to the outside but no outside seating arrangement. Nighttime security is provided directly to the guest through automated roller shutters in the rooms and in general through a 24-hour attendance at reception and closed circuit cameras in the public area’s.
Above information is how the hotel presents itself on their website.
Below is my experience based on a one-night stay at the property.
My Arrival Experience: Warm welcome from Els at the reception. One of the staff then escorted me to the room.
What I loved: The design.
What About the Food: Impressive large breakfast buffet that is available until noon. No need to wake up early on weekends.
What About the Service: I found Els to be very friendly. I interacted only a little with the other staff, but only found them to be friendly. Restaurant staff attentive at breakfast.
What About My Room: Beautiful, contemporary room with a very comfortable bed, rain shower, flat screen Tv and surprisingly, a Mac PC. Cant’ recall if I’ve ever seen that in a hotel room before.
Number of Rooms: 7.
Type of Property: City hotel.
Location: Cape Town.
Complimentary Internet: Yes, unlimited and very fast. I was impressed.
My Overall Impression: Great experience.