$83 Avg/night
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Urban Chic Boutique Hotel Cape Town

4 stars
172 Long Street, Cnr. Long & Pepper Streets, Cape Town, 8001
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
6 reviews
Good price and great view

We had a great view of Table Mtn from our room, and the room price was very reasonable. There were... See full review

  • SammyD22
  • Jul 28, 2012
Great service

Great service and attention to detail See full review

  • remikeal
  • Jun 7, 2011
Class and sophistication are the words that come to mind when experiencing the vibrant energy of Cape Town boutique hotels, guests at Urban Chic Hotel live the refined life where eclectic meets elegance. Managing Director Abilio Frazzitta has created a contemporary and up-market oasis in the heart of the Mother City. In the midst of the bustling melting pot that is Long Street, Cape Town, attracting a huge pool of clients from all industries, including corporate clients from the advertising and film industries as well as advocates from nearby Keerom Street to its sleek-lined interior and distinguished style Stepping into Urban Chic's foyer from the busy street is an experience that instils a sense of calm as cool contemporary touches blend with classical lines. A Bottocino marble staircase with a balustrade in stainless steel, wood and glass sweeps immediately up to the Gallery Cafe. Urban Chic Hotel, Cape Town also offers underground parking for hotel guests.

Hotel Map

-33.9248 18.4162
Area served
Cape Town, Cape Town CBD, close to Table Mountain and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront,CTICC and Cape Towns Famous beaches, nightlife and pubs and bistros
Nearby airports
Cape Town International Airport
Area description
Centrally located between the CDB buildings and easy access to all atractions and transport.

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Urban Chic Boutique Hotel Cape Town Rooms

LUXURY - ROOM
These rooms have Queen-size beds, and offer unobstructed views of Table Mountain. Some rooms have Zen-like sliding screens to separate the bathroom from the bedroom and others have panoramic views of Table Mountain. Room includes: Air conditioned room with a selection of either King Size or Queen size bed, en-suite bathroom (separate shower & bath), fully stocked mini bar, coffee making facility, TV with selected satellite channels with views of Table Mountain.Baby cots are on request
SUPERIOR - ROOM
These rooms are situated on higher floors offering better views of Table Mountain and the City centre; higher ceilings make the room appear more spacious.Ideal for Honeymooners Some rooms have Zen-like sliding screens to separate the bathroom from the bedroom and others have panoramic views of Table Mountain. Room includeds: Air conditioned room with a selection of either King Size or Queen size bed, en-suite bathroom (separate shower & bath), fully stocked mini bar, coffee making facility, TV with selected satellite channels with views of Table Mountain.Baby cots are on request-Air conditioned room with a selection of either King Size or Queen size bed, en-suite bathroom (separate shower & bath), fully stocked mini bar, coffee making facility, TV with selected satellite channels with views of Table Mountain.Baby cots are on request

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Spa
Night club
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Long Street: 0.4 mi
  • City Hall and Grand Parade: 0.4 mi
  • Gold of Africa Museum: 0.4 mi
  • District Six Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Castle of Good Hope: 0.6 mi
  • Railway Service: 0.7 mi
  • Cape Town railway station: 0.9 mi
  • Two Oceans Aquarium: 1.2 mi
  • Green Point Stadium: 1.3 mi
  • Table Mountain: 2.4 mi
  • Camps Bay: 2.7 mi
  • University of Cape Town: 3.5 mi
  • Table Bay: 3.7 mi
  • Newlands Rugby Stadium: 4.4 mi
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: 4.6 mi
  • Long Street: 0.4 mi
  • City Hall and Grand Parade: 0.4 mi
  • Gold of Africa Museum: 0.4 mi
  • District Six Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Castle of Good Hope: 0.6 mi
  • Railway Service: 0.7 mi
  • Cape Town railway station: 0.9 mi
  • Two Oceans Aquarium: 1.2 mi
  • Green Point Stadium: 1.3 mi
  • Table Mountain: 2.4 mi
  • Camps Bay: 2.7 mi
  • University of Cape Town: 3.5 mi
  • Table Bay: 3.7 mi
  • Newlands Rugby Stadium: 4.4 mi
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: 4.6 mi
  • Athlone Stadium: 6.4 mi
  • Thunder City: 7.5 mi
  • Robben Island: 8.7 mi
  • Chapman's Peak: 11.9 mi
  • University of the Western Cape: 12.3 mi
  • Noordhoek: 12.5 mi
  • Bellville Velodrome: 12.7 mi
  • Premier Classe Train: 13 mi
  • Cape Winelands: 15.5 mi
  • Simon's Town: 17.7 mi
  • Boulders Beach: 19.1 mi
  • Cape Peninsula: 19.7 mi
  • Stellenbosch University: 25.5 mi
  • Cape of Good Hope: 28.9 mi
  • Clara Anna Fontein: 30.3 mi
  • Cape Point: 30.5 mi
  • Cape Agulhas: 110.2 mi
  • Cango Caves: 221.8 mi

Dining

The Gallery Cafe & Cigar Bar
The Gallery Cafe is a wonderfully cosmopolitan and alternative venue for a chic corporate lunch for up to 80, or, with the enclosed terraces hived off for intimacy, you can celebrate any occasion privately, with music beamed to you, to complement the fine, South African soul food dishes. But just below, overlooking Long Street, the relaxed Cigar Bar perches above the thronging crowds the perfect watering hole for the weary traveler wanting to refresh, watch sport beamed in by satellite on the plasma screen or discuss the day's events over a thirst-quenching cocktail with attitude, while watching the passing parade!
95 on Keerom
A fine dinning italian flair restaurant with spectacular classical music. perfect for couples and a night out
Baia
Very well-known Top Seafood Restaurant at the V&A Waterfront, dinner can be served on the turf with a exquisite view of Table Mountain.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (6)

Ratings and reviews for Urban Chic Boutique Hotel Cape Town

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
6 out of 6
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
3.2
Value:
3.8

67% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Getup
Business
Chicago, il
Apr 8, 2013

In the heart of the party scene

The hotel is conveniently located on Long Street. Making it very easy to go to the bars and restaurants. Kelp in mind that you will need ear plugs to sleep. The hotels bar and cafe were closed because the vendor did not work out, but vouchers were provided for a local diner which was lovely. The parking was secured and everyone we dealt with were polite.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

In the heart of party central if that is what you are looking for...think New Orleans in the states.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SammyD22
Business
West Palm Beach, FL
Jul 28, 2012

Good price and great view

We had a great view of Table Mtn from our room, and the room price was very reasonable. There were a few instances of loud street noise in the middle of the night though.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
remikeal
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Jun 7, 2011

Great service

Great service and attention to detail

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Restaurant Mama Africa

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Review of Urban Chic Boutique Hotel Cape Town

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Dallas and New York
Feb 7, 2011

Urban Chic Boutique Hotel, Long Street

(2) of us: (1) age 26, (1) age 32, both single males - in Cape Town for a bit of business, then the rest of a week for fun. The hotel is on Long Street - a very loud, noisy street ALL NIGHT LONG, and there is little in the way of noise protection just by being inside the hotel. There are bars and very loud clubs on all sides. (A perfect comparison would be Bourbon Street in New Orleans, although Long Street is louder.) Plan to bring ear plugs and eye shades. We were also there in February (which means Summer there). The hotel advertises air conditioning, but do not plan on it providing ample cooling or air circulation. You will sweat! The rooms have an open bathroom-to-bedroom plan (no door), so don't expect privacy if sharing with a friend or business associate. The manageress (in her position because her cousin is the owner)is not experienced in hospitality, so consider that. However, the small staff are great. They just have no authority to do anything. The food and beverage in the hotel are only mediocre. Much better fare at better prices can be found in any direction just stepping out the front door of the hotel. It is a boutique hotel, and we are accustomed to them and usually enjoy them. The above may seem like a litany of complaints, when it is rather intended to give prospective guests just the plain facts. For comfort, value for price, (and a bit of peace and quiet if you ever intend to sleep... we didn't plan or do much sleeping), we would recommend staying elsewhere (and that means away from Long Street). Inexperienced travelers may also find the large numbers of beggars and con artists on Long Street alarming (as on any equivalent street in a "fun" quarter of a large city). Although disappointed in the hotel (bit of exaggeration in their photos, description and advertising... but that is P.R.), we can't say we left "unhappy". We probably wouldn't stay there again - except to visit some of the nice staff. However, we recommend anyone who hasn't stayed at the Urban Chic Boutique do some research on Long Street, the hotel's location, convenience (or lack of) to other things planned, etc. before choosing to book. There are better values for money not far away. Hope this helps.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Long Street (the hotel is corner of Long and Pepper) is, unlike a lot of busy streets in cities, not expensive. Camp's Bay, which has the touristy clubs and restaurants on the beach, and the Waterfront (where the aquarium, shopping malls, etc. are) are more expensive. Kalk Bai (Chalk Bay), which you can reach by train (but caution public transport) is nice beach side (breaching sharks) with quaint shops and inexpensive food and drink. Caution in choosing a taxi (they must have meters with tamper-resistant sides to be legitimate) and forget the notion of pedestrian right-of-way. We wouldn't recommend the shared rides (mini-van taxis) for inexperienced travelers.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Bruce Boyce
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Dec 27, 2010

Nice Hotel Lousy / Noisy Location

This is a very nice 4 star hotel but it is on Long Street which is extremely noisy until 3AM or so. There are a lot of open bars in the area. I would suggest staying on the waerfront.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
1
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Urban Chic Boutique Hotel Cape Town

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cape Town First Timer
Business
Washington, DC
Nov 15, 2010

Great for couples and singles

This is a great hotel at a fun and vibrant location. Suitable for couples and singles. I wouldn't recommend this location for families or business travelers. The staff is friendly and helpful and the four star rating is accurate. The beds and sheets are very comfortable and if you're lucky your room will have a view of Table Mountain. Because it's situated directly on Long Street in the nightlife hub of the city, be warned that the street noise is loud and goes till about 4AM every night. No kidding. Hot breakfast is included and it's quite good. Way better than continental breakfast. Internet is available for a reasonable fee. Inline with the local internet cafe rates. If you rent a car, the hotel has free parking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Bring ear plugs! That helped me rest comfortably even when the street noise went on till 4AM every night.

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