Fountains Hotel - Cape Town

1 St Georges Mall, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001  show map
 4 stars
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Fountains Hotel - Cape Town

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

Handicap parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant

Welcome drink

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Overview

The excellent Fountains Hotel lies in a market area of Cape Town. Fountains Hotel has been welcoming guests to its non-smoking rooms since 2006.

The hotel is located in the center of Cape Town, steps away from Lion's Head, Design Museum of South Africa and Clifton Beach. Fountains Hotel is within about 10 minutes' walk of the center of Cape Town.

A theater, a castle and a cathedral are set within walking distance.

20 minutes' drive from Cape Town International airport and 10 minutes' walk to Cape Town train station.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 156 rooms equipped with blackout curtains, a laptop safe, free Wi-Fi, a balcony and TV with satellite channels. Some rooms come with a view of Table Mountain. They also have kitchenware, a kettle and a toaster available for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a buffet breakfast is served at the café. The onsite modern restaurant specializes in local cuisine. Guests can relax in the snack bar serving refreshing drinks. Serving an array of dishes, joe fish and Bihari are just 100 meters away.

Services

Such facilities as a luggage storage, a safe deposit box and currency exchange are available on-site.

Relax

The youngest guests are offered a kids' club, cribs and babysitting. There are a fitness room and a gym provided at Fountains Hotel.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Paid private parking is possible on site.

Number of floors:   11.  Number of rooms:   156.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Welcome drink
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Lobby bar
  • Snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Private swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Steam bath
  • Sun terrace
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Rollaway beds
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Data ports
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  11 am

Check-out

  • until  3 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 3 may stay for free in an extra bed. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1 St Georges Mall, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001

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City Center
  • Cape Town
    600 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cape Town
    300 m
  • Esplanade
    2.0 km
Restaurants
  • joe fish
    60 m
  • Colcacchio's
    270 m
Beaches
  • Bloubergstrand Beach
    290 m
  • Kommetjie
    290 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  11 am
  • Check-out:
    until  3 pm
  • Number of floors:
    11
  • Number of rooms:
    156

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Rooms and availability

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One-Bedroom Apartment
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    Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or 1 Single bed
    Size: 24 m²
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Fountains Hotel - Cape Town Cape Town location
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      Hotel Address:

      1 St Georges Mall, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Cape Town
        600 m
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Cape Town
        300 m
      • Esplanade
        2.0 km
      Restaurants
      • joe fish
        60 m
      • Colcacchio's
        270 m
      Beaches
      • Bloubergstrand Beach
        290 m
      • Kommetjie
        290 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  11 am
      • Check-out:
        until  3 pm
      • Number of floors:
        11
      • Number of rooms:
        156

      Hotel Awards

      South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCape TownFountains Hotel

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Luxury Hotels in South Africa

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • Cape Town Parliament - 900 m
      • Grand Parade - 1.2 km

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 500 m

      Places of interest

      • MyCiTi Station Thibault - 100 m
      • MyCiTi Station Civic Centre - 100 m
      • MyCiTi Station Adderley Street - 100 m
      • MyCiti Bus Stop Foreshore - 500 m
      • Malay Quarter - 700 m
      • Good Hope Centre - 900 m
      • South African National Gallery - 1.2 km

      Convention centers

      • CTICC - 400 m
      • Good Hope Centre - 900 m
      • Long Street - 1.2 km

      Shopping areas

      • Cape Quarter - 600 m
      • Castle of Good Hope - 800 m

      Monuments and Landmarks

      • Greenmarket Square - 500 m
      • Parliament - 900 m

      Museums

      • Iziko - Slave Lodge Museum - 500 m
      • Boo-Kaap Museum - 700 m
      • Castle of Good Hope - 800 m
      • District Six Museum - 800 m
      • Bo-Kaap Museum - 900 m
      • The Company's Garden - 1.0 km

      Parks

      • The Company Gardens - 900 m
      • Company's Gardens - 1.0 km

      Theaters

      • Artscape Theatre - 500 m
      • Fugard Theatre - 800 m

      Business areas

      • Cape Quarter - 600 m

      Golf courses and Country clubs

      • Grand Parade Square - 1.2 km

      Public parking

      • Christiaan Barnard Hospital - 600 m

      Local attractions

      • Signal Hill - 2.0 km
        Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
      • Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium - 3.1 km
        Between Government Avenue and Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town Central
      • Cape Town Science Centre - 4.2 km
        370B Main Rd, Cape Town Central
      • Cape Town Stadium - 2.3 km
        Vlei Road, Cape Town Central
      • Lion's Head - 3.1 km
        Cape Town CentralSouth Africa

      Near the hotel

      • Bloubergstrand Beach - 290 m
        Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
      • Kommetjie - 290 m
        Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
      • St. James Beach - 440 m
        Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
      • Two Oceans Aquarium - 610 m
        Alfred Basin, Dock Road, Cape Town Central
      • Bo-kaap - 290 m
        Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
      • Khayelitsha Township - 290 m
        Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
      • Gold of Africa Museum - 490 m
        96 Strand Street, Cape Town Central

      Restaurants nearby

      • joe fish - 60 m

        Address: Howard Drive
        Phone: 021-5312974

        73% likes this, based on 43 reviews

      • Bihari - 290 m

        79% likes this, based on 45 reviews
        Cuisine: Indian
        Price Range: CAD 32 - CAD 41

      • Mugg and Bean Tygervalley - 290 m

        61% likes this, based on 20 reviews

      • Colcacchio's - 270 m

        Address: Long

        85% likes this, based on 46 reviews

      • Pon's Asian Kitchen - 290 m

        54% likes this, based on 14 reviews

      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  11 am
      • Check-out:
        until  3 pm
      • Number of floors:
        11
      • Number of rooms:
        156

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      Fountains Hotel Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Fountains Hotel

      Average guest rating

      7.2out of 10
      Very good
      Based on 175 reviews

      Guest reviews

      • Family with children
        10.0

        location,price,staff,food everything excellent

        yes parking charges

      • Family with children
        7.4

        Excellent buffet breakfast daily included in very affordable rates.

        I was booked into room 516 for 4 nights. In the evenings , once the traffic flow had subsided and the area became quieter , I became aware of a very intrusive and regular high-pitched beeping sound and upon checking found that this emanated from the traffic lights at the intersection below the room. The pedestrian signal on the traffic lights is linked to a beeping signal and emits a beep every second for 14 seconds on green. The beeping continues 24/7 during the night as well and is irritating in the extreme and I eventually resorted to the use of ear plugs to shut out the beeping noise. Whilst I realise that this is beyond the Hotel 's control I feel that this is a discomfort to the guests in this wing of the hotel and could be discussed with the city's traffic authorities and that the beeping signal could be disengaged after a certain time at night. This spoilt an otherwise pleasant stay at your establishment.

      • Single
        6.6

        Reasonable location in downtown, not too far from the waterfront (25 minute walk)

        A little dated, price was very high for what it was, although I was staying there during the World Cup so expected a premium. The price was the same as a much more luxurious room at the same time at the V&A Hotel on the Waterfront. It may well provide better value for money during a normal period

      • Single
        8.8

        I enjoyed the stay at the hotel because it was close to work. It was comfortable and the staff were friendly and pleasant.

      • Single
        6.6

        Location is in walking distance to both CTICC and down town.

        Reservation was for a superior room with a view, but actual room had no view.

      • Couple
        6.6

        Close to everything.

        On check in we were told to pay, when all had been paid in advance as a birthday present. The rooms were very small. The breakfast was very average. The was a brawl with one of our guests in the foyer as we arrived back from dinner

      • Group of friends
        8.2

        Its nice, cosy and comfortable hotel, good for business travellers who have meetings in and around cbd. The staff was very polite and helpful.

        A bit not satisfied with gate keepers and porters, it seems either they were too busy and a bit confused due to heavy rush of incoming guests for some sports team.

      • Older travelers
        8.2

        The Rooms were very neat and clean. The staff was very helpful and the breakfasts good.

        The cost of drinks is absorbent for South Africans. The rooms need a face lift with new furniture.

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        Friendly staff, comfortable room, good breakfast and very convenient for touring and site seeing around Cape Town.

      • Older travelers
        7.0

        The Front desk staff were extremely friendly and helpful

        We had to leave very early the next morning and the friendly lady at front desk insisted that we have a continental breakfast before we go. She organized everything and we could see that it was written all over the pages. The problem was that when we were ready for our breakfast at 4:40 the next morning, there was absolutely no one to even offer us a cup of coffee. The bathroom facilities were in a bad state. The shower was not working and the bath tap fitting fell off every time we tried to open the tap or set the temperature. My husband is physically challenged and can only use a shower, which we specifically looked for when we booked the hotel. A taxi service was arranged for us the first evening, and apart of the fact that it arrived late, the vehicle was not in a good state (lights not working properly, etc). The price quoted for the taxi was not the price we had to pay, due to all kinds of excuses. This is not good for the hotel!!!

      • Group of friends
        7.8

        The location was by far the best in Cape Town. The staff were very friendly and always willing to help. They had a recommendations kiosk which came in handy. They had a good sense for taxi costs and where to go.

        This is not a complaint but I found that the Concierge staff should perhaps take the time to listen and understand a question before answering for example we found out that actually buying tickets to the Cable Car online would have saved us an hour rather than going to the site and buying it there.

      • Couple
        9.2

        The very friendly staff - especially names like: Happiness, Lucky, Fortune, Blossom, Precious and Serious!!!

        The flooring = carpets = is very industrial/office block like and not clean. the block of carpet in front of my room was lifted by the trolley and exposed bare cement flooriing

      • Older travelers
        7.8

        the hotel was central and 4 star for a reasonable price

        some times I wonder where the hotels in South Africa get all their stars from

      • Group of friends
        8.2

        Ideal for a quick trip. Rooms are small but easy on the wallet. Within walking distance to many local shops, attractions and tour pickups.

        Lists to have a pool but it was not clean or heated for winter use.

      • Older travelers
        5.4

        We cant complain about the hotels general areas. Our room was fine except that we had this loud warning sign ringing in our ears every 35 seconds from the robot that was right below our room. Our shower handle kept on falling off when turning it. I couls see that it had been a problem for a long time as the tub had chips in from the amount of times it had fallen off and not been repaired. We had luke warm water in winter!!!!! We did voice these complaints on our departure. Would we stay there again.....no.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Fountains Hotel - Cape Town Cape Town location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      1 St Georges Mall, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Cape Town
        600 m
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Cape Town
        300 m
      • Esplanade
        2.0 km
      Restaurants
      • joe fish
        60 m
      • Colcacchio's
        270 m
      Beaches
      • Bloubergstrand Beach
        290 m
      • Kommetjie
        290 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  11 am
      • Check-out:
        until  3 pm
      • Number of floors:
        11
      • Number of rooms:
        156

      Hotel Awards

      South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCape TownFountains Hotel

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Luxury Hotels in South Africa

      Use Badge