Southern Sun Cullinan

Cape Town, South Africa

Virgin rating

The hotel

Notable for its impressive tower, this hotel's style has been borrowed from the best ideas of classical architecture. The lobby is particularly impressive with its marble columns, bronze sculptures and huge picture windows leading out on to the pool, surrounded by an attractive terrace with neo-classical colonnade. All rooms command views of the city, Table Mountain, the harbour or the Atlantic Ocean. Stella Cafe and Bar has a Parisian chic vibe indoors, or you can dine al fresco overlooking the pool, with a fantastic selection of South African wines to compliment your chosen dish - an ideal way to wind down after a day of meetings or sightseeing. 

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

Near the V&A Waterfront. Transfer time from airport: 20 min.

Hotel information

394 rooms. All with air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi, TV, tea/coffee maker, safe and hairdryer. Standard rooms with 2 twin beds or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping max 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.

Executive Rooms are spacious rooms that include a fully stocked mini bar* with a large en-suite bathroom featuring separate bath and shower, and master bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Suites have a separate living area featuring a fully stocked mini bar* as well as large en-suite bathroom and master bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Suites include full butler service.

Peach Tree Restaurant (a la carte breakfast and dinner, Cape Malay fusion). Stella Cafe & Bar (indoor and al fresco dining, serving food, coffee and a large selection of South African wines). In-room dining available. 

Outdoor heated swimming pool. Fitness centre. Mangwanani Spa offering a range of treatments*. 

Complimentary WiFi. Concierge. Airport shuttle service* (on request). Secure underground parking*. 

Wheelchair-accessible rooms with queen-size bed and roll-in shower.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1238)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very comfortable stay.

Apr 21, 2022 193pieterr

In general I think I am somewhat fussy but if the room is clean and the hotel is maintained I am usually happy. But what always seals the deal for me is the staff and my comfortability coming and going and the staff at this hotel are exceptional from bookings I did with the very competent Nasheema to checkout I was really happy overall. This will… Read more
In general I think I am somewhat fussy but if the room is clean and the hotel is maintained I am usually happy. But what always seals the deal for me is the staff and my comfortability coming and going and the staff at this hotel are exceptional from bookings I did with the very competent Nasheema to checkout I was really happy overall. This will definitely be my go to hotel from now on staying in Cape town. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not The Southern Sun you remember

Mar 20, 2022 DesertLeo84

Where do I start?? Stayed for 10 nights during a business trip. Housekeeping: Their service is inconsistent, and they really need more training. Unacceptable that you provide unsealed water bottles. Who approved the horrible cranberry cookies next to the tacky coffee and tea set?? Speaking of the set, one day you get milk, the next none.… Read more
Where do I start?? Stayed for 10 nights during a business trip. Housekeeping: Their service is inconsistent, and they really need more training. Unacceptable that you provide unsealed water bottles. Who approved the horrible cranberry cookies next to the tacky coffee and tea set?? Speaking of the set, one day you get milk, the next none. One day coffee stirrers, the next day they place my own straws in the cups!! Why is the soap bar changed frequently? One bar was more than sufficient for handwashing for this period. But every other day or so, you take it away and place a new one. What a waste. Breakfast Out of the 10 days, I had breakfast only twice. The staff are unfriendly and you need to beg for coffee. Even then, they don't speak a single word with you. The bacon is awful, and the eggs are so watered down. Room The walls are thin, and you can hear your neighbours on the phone. Carpets are filthy. The windows have poor sealant, and you can hear cars all the time whilst trying to sleep. In all honesty, the bed and pillows are the best of all hotels I've stayed in. Smell There's a constant bad smell on the floor, and cheap humidifiers are seen as you enter the floor. Laundry Laundry is terrible. Items wrinkled and not properly hanged. Laundry bags not replaced in the room. Overpriced for what they do to your clothes. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Shocking

Jan 2, 2022 889raymondh Mafikeng

Waited two hours for my room and had to ask. Had to find a waiter to get a drink - most of which we fetched ourselves, then had to find one to pay. Outside area filthy, cleaned table myself, ashtrays full and had to wait more than an hour for a bucket of ice and soft drinks. Checked out day early as not good for my health to endure this torture.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not the best Tsogo Sun option in CT

Nov 4, 2021 Garth M Durban, South Africa

As Southern Sun hotels go this is pretty average. As a business traveler my expectations have grown. The hotel is clean and the staff are friendly; however, the rooms and furnishings are dated and I was unimpressed by the instant coffee in the rooms and the piece of plastic in my scrambled eggs. I will most likely return to the more modern… Read more
As Southern Sun hotels go this is pretty average. As a business traveler my expectations have grown. The hotel is clean and the staff are friendly; however, the rooms and furnishings are dated and I was unimpressed by the instant coffee in the rooms and the piece of plastic in my scrambled eggs. I will most likely return to the more modern SunSquare next visit. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional service and staff!!

Sep 19, 2021 M2675WWmelissap

The Cullinan staff treated us like 'royalty' even before we arrived. Breakfast is divine.. The rooms are spacious and serene.. Special mention to staff Andile..Lindile**.. Alicia..Portia..Mark & Eugene.. Appreciate all you did for us!