SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl

Cape Town, South Africa

The hotel

Inspired by its setting in one of the globe’s most thrilling modern metropolises, this bold bolthole is decked out with funky design touches and those exciting treats that are the reserve of today’s urban hotels, including a rooftop bar and pool. Its location puts you among some of the city’s best museums, entertainment spots, and dining and drinking venues, with Adderley, Bree, and Long Streets all in easy reach. The city will draw you in with its buzz and attractions but, when you do return to SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl, you can tuck into South African favourites at Vigour & Verve, hit the penthouse gym, or head up to the rooftop for a quick dip in the pool – before bites and beverages at 14 Stories Rooftop Bar, with its views of the V&A Waterfront, Signal Hill, and Table Mountain.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

Situated in the city centre. Transfer time from Cape Town Airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

202 trendy en-suite rooms. All with air-conditioning, WiFi access, in-room fridge and safe. Standard Rooms are contemporary in style and have city views, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Vigour & Verve (local cuisine). 14 Stories Rooftop Bar. Indoor rooftop pool. Gym. Complimentary WiFi. Dry-cleaning*.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (185)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A smart city hotel, some reservations about location

Mar 27, 2020 Alison C Dartford, United Kingdom

A smart, comfortable hotel, but my advice would be to always get a taxi from and to this location. Some people who were on the same escorted tour as us were approached by a beggar as they got out of a taxi outside, and it turned into an attempted robbery. BEWARE! I was also victim of a street robbery opposite the main railway station. The staff at… Read more
A smart, comfortable hotel, but my advice would be to always get a taxi from and to this location. Some people who were on the same escorted tour as us were approached by a beggar as they got out of a taxi outside, and it turned into an attempted robbery. BEWARE! I was also victim of a street robbery opposite the main railway station. The staff at the hotel were very helpful, but I got the impression that they often had to report crimes to police on behalf of its guests. Lovely roof bar with a great view of Table Mountain. Has a pool on the roof, but it is very small. Reasonably priced food. Read less
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Mar 26, 2020 shobi7 London, United Kingdom

We stayed here for 3 nights in March 2020. The hotel is in a good location. Rooms are very spacious and well equipped with all amenities. Breakfast choices are good with a plentiful variety and eggs cooked how you like. Pancakes are also freshly made. Due to the Corona virus our flight to Mauritius was cancelled and we ended up staying an… Read more
We stayed here for 3 nights in March 2020. The hotel is in a good location. Rooms are very spacious and well equipped with all amenities. Breakfast choices are good with a plentiful variety and eggs cooked how you like. Pancakes are also freshly made. Due to the Corona virus our flight to Mauritius was cancelled and we ended up staying an additional 2 nights before we could fly back home to the UK. Due to costs we decided to stay in the adjoining sister hotel Stay Easy. We found the Duty Manager Lebohung to be extremely helpful. He ensured that we could access the adjoining hotel from a connecting floor, gave us a discounted rate for the rooms, allowed us to have breakfast in the Sun Square hotel, provided bottled water and most importantly allowed us a late check out as our flight home was in the evening. Thank you Lebo for showing us humanity and kindness in these troubled times. The world is a better place with people like you. This hotel deserves a 5 star rating! Read less
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Mar 16, 2020 mat0me Pretoria, South Africa

I had a very good stay at SUnSquear Cape Town City Bowl. I would appreciate some improvements with regards to the turnaround time for answering of calls and in-room dinning service including house keeping.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely food and rooms

Mar 10, 2020 Louise M

We were part of a large conference group and really enjoyed our stay here. The food was fantastic throughout the week, the kitchen and restaurant staff were brilliant. The rooms were fairly small in size but with lovely bathrooms and all the extras needed. The only issue we had was with the disorganised roof top bar staff, who were not lead by… Read more
We were part of a large conference group and really enjoyed our stay here. The food was fantastic throughout the week, the kitchen and restaurant staff were brilliant. The rooms were fairly small in size but with lovely bathrooms and all the extras needed. The only issue we had was with the disorganised roof top bar staff, who were not lead by a good team manager. We waiting 45 minutes for our drinks order during happy hour and didn't receive any money off our bill. I think they need to look at the service they provide on the roof top as it is such a lovely feature of the hotel. I also had to pay cash for the shuttle back to the airport as the hotel reception staff didn't take my card payment at checkout. This has meant I haven't been able to claim the taxi expense to my work as I don't have any paperwork. But overall staff were great. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel, great location.

Mar 8, 2020 Doonhamer2018 Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom

We stayed 4 nights and enjoyed great friendly service, great food and a wonderful room with a direct view of Table Mountain. All staff were helpful from the receptionists, concierge and security to the waiters and chefs working in the open kitchen. They all clearly enjoyed their roles and wanted to ensure our stay was as good as it could be.....a… Read more
We stayed 4 nights and enjoyed great friendly service, great food and a wonderful room with a direct view of Table Mountain. All staff were helpful from the receptionists, concierge and security to the waiters and chefs working in the open kitchen. They all clearly enjoyed their roles and wanted to ensure our stay was as good as it could be.....a credit to them and the policy of Tsogo Sun hotels who own this property. The position is ideal and safe, just two blocks from Long Street (bars, eateries and a central stop for hop on hop off bus tours) with reasonable access to the V and A Waterkant and Bo Kapp districts. In fact we recommend this location rather than that of the many hotels located in the V and A. We would definitely stay again when the opportunity arises. Read less