Hospital street is easy for taxis to find – about R280 from the airport in a metered taxi but check in is strange and involves completing questions on an electronic pad. Guests are issued with a thob to get through the security gate next to the guards and to activate the lifts. Lock on the front door meant it had to be slammed to be closed. Apartment had everything from a bed area with sort of bed side cabinets and a desk to a kitchen with all the appliances, fridge, microwave and a washing machine, tea and coffee making, a dining table, sofa, armchairs and a TV, reliable wifi and a balcony with blinds and controllable air-conditioning. Bathroom was adequate with all toiletries other than teeth and shaving provided. A noticeable downside though was the glass panel in the bathroom door that faces directly onto the bed area.
However checkout is far too early at 10am, and I both got called by reception and had the cleaners banging on my door to get me out on time. Luggage is stored behind the security guard’s area and the hotel can provide pre-booked taxis for a premium (R350). There’s nothing in this area of town, and it takes at least 10 minutes to walk to the train station and 15 to walk to the waterfront area. You also need to be careful of the nearby backstreets as some didn’t feel or smell safe. Nice apartments, but not a nice area and checkout is too early.