Radisson Red

Cape Town, South Africa

The hotel

Paving the way for the next generation of hotels, Radisson RED Cape Town isn’t just somewhere to bed down – from high-tech touches to sustainable craft cuisine, it’s a lifestyle choice. Daring design and funky features make it just as desirable as its coveted location (in Cape Town’s fashionable V&A Waterfront district and by the sightseeing pick-up point), so you’ll be excused for ‘dining in’, rather than stepping out to your neighbouring bars and restaurants. OUIBar + KTCHN matches the mood of this bold hotel, with its vivid palette, sustainable ingredients, and unpretentious ‘street food’ menu – you can even pre-order on the RED app. The app also connects you with other guests for city tips, but you’ll probably prefer hanging out with them in person at the RED Roof bar and grill, with its rooftop pool, drinks van, and Table Mountain views.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located in the V&A Waterfront, close to The Silo and a short walk to bars, restaurants and shops. Transfer time from Cape Town Airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

252 studios. All with over-sized window, multi-functional furniture, TV and sound bar, picnic table and fridge. Studios with either twin beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Studio Suites with waterfront views and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Studio Family Suites with table mountain views, 1 king-size bed and bunk beds are also available.

OUIBar & KTCHN restaurant for all day dining. The rooftop RED ROOF pool bar and grill. Rooftop pool and gym. Complimentary WiFi.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great trip

Sep 17, 2019 LanceS492

enjoyed my stay, drinks were expensive being South African, staff were great, friendly and helpful. Cant wait to stay there again, would recomend it to people I know, can understand the pricing of the drinks etc, the manager of the hotel was really helpful !!!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely hotel in a good location

Sep 15, 2019 linz_269 Blackburn, United Kingdom

I stayed in for 4 nights and was very impressed. The rooms where spacious and clean, the bed was very comfy. The location was excellent right near the waterfront. The hotel itself has a rooftop bar which was lovely. Drinks where reasonable priced. Breakfast was also very good. Friendly enough staff. Overall no complaints. I would stay here again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Fancy looking Hostel

Sep 15, 2019 MONICA M Miami Beach, Florida

I have to start with the staff. They are welcoming, friendly, upbeat. Specially Amanda the Manager in duty. I arrived at 230pm and I was told i had to wait for my room. I understand that the check in time is 3pm however, by 2pm you would expect the rooms to be ready. I flew more than 24hrs so i wasn't going wait. But if I didn't say anything, … Read more
I have to start with the staff. They are welcoming, friendly, upbeat. Specially Amanda the Manager in duty. I arrived at 230pm and I was told i had to wait for my room. I understand that the check in time is 3pm however, by 2pm you would expect the rooms to be ready. I flew more than 24hrs so i wasn't going wait. But if I didn't say anything, they would have made me wait. The hotel is next to the Shipping port, construction and cranes going on right next to the hotel. The lobby is very chaotic, it feels like a Spring Break kind of vibe. I have stayed in Radisson hotels before and this one does not meet their standards. I asked to be moved to their sister hotel nearby and I was told it couldn't be possible. I was obviously not happy with the hotel and tried to get a refund and go to another hotel, especially because i paid way too much for the quality of the hotel. Although the staff tried their best to make me happy, they failed. Kept telling me the brought me a bottle of wine to make it up. The funny thing, I paid for the wine with my reservation. The location is convenient..within walking distance to V&A but i would definitely not recommend this hotel for business, nor for romantic get away. Nothing appealing with being at the lobby with a bunch of young backpackers being worried of safety. Again, loved the staff, very nice. But overall a big disappointment. Waterfront balcony photos attached. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfectly situated hotel

Sep 15, 2019 hilaryr954 Warminster, United Kingdom

Really enjoyed our stay at Radisson with really friendly helpful staff lots of entertainment and comfortable. Lots of interesting and amazing trips especially visiting Table Mountain and area. Delicious food.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quirky funky hotel

Sep 3, 2019 MiriamK728 Sao Paulo, SP

Unconventional hotel for the old classic tourist like myself. No reception desk - only a small table with a computer on it. Breakfast food average - overcooked scrambled eggs, cheese tasting like plastic, tepid latte from the machine. Asked for an omelet, but they don’t take orders, only what’s on display. Perfect ambiance for the young people,… Read more
Unconventional hotel for the old classic tourist like myself. No reception desk - only a small table with a computer on it. Breakfast food average - overcooked scrambled eggs, cheese tasting like plastic, tepid latte from the machine. Asked for an omelet, but they don’t take orders, only what’s on display. Perfect ambiance for the young people, though. Terrific location and clean rooms. Read less