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Holiday Inn Express City Centre

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We just spent 3 nights here to explore Cape Town. The hotel is ideally suited for that. Friendly staff all around. The breakfast was very good and the room was big enough for 4 people. They parked the car for us and it was very easy.

Holiday inn Express Cape town... the hotel is a little bit old fashion however rooms are kept very well. Parking facility in the premise and breakfast always included... Good choice and we shall be back

Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights while visiting Cape Town. Although not on the waterfront, the hotel is located downtown, close to many of Cape Town's tourist attractions (Castle of Good Hope, Company's Gardens, Bo-Kaap, Long Street, Iziko Slave Lodge, etc.). Room was standard Holiday Inn Express (no surprises here) but was lacking storage place (no cupboard to store clothes, but rather just some shelves and open hangers). As I am an IHG reward club member, got free WiFi which was fast and very good. Breakfast was fine and dining room was comfortable. Staff was extremely polite and helpful. Highly recommend staying here if you don't mind not being on the waterfront and want a decent hotel in the city centre.

The reception staff were very helpful and we were very appreciative of an early check in after our overnight flight. The room was not large but had all facilities. Breakfast buffet had good choices. Location was very good with the handicraft markets outside and the ATM close by. The hotel offered a security person to accompany us to the ATM but we found there were security guards outside the ATM enclosure.when we needed to use. The manager was very kind when I had a robbery of a gold chain in the street and arranged for the police to come to me so I could give my report. My impression was this hotel was a great place to stay, with easy access to shops and restaurants.

This was a nice experience to be in a location in down town cape town near to the shopping area and different nice restaurants in the area The hotel hospitality was excellent The valet parking guys helped directing us to the entrance and helped parking our car in a busy area of down town The reception was very helpful and knowledgable of all the attraction and arrangements Breakfast was very good Rooms are very well equipped also A very nice experience with a fair budget

Well it's a city centre hotel run by a chain. If you want wifi that doesn't run out within 10 mins of arrival, become a member of the IHG group of hotels club. It will give you unlimited wifi and points against further stays. While it seems unfair to give only 3, I'm harsh on these things. The staff are friendly and helpful and the breakfast was ok too. Good selection of hot and cold. It just lacked atmosphere and the location is downtown, where as the action and beauty is at the waterfront. The waterfront is about 20-30 mins depending on how fast you can put one foot in front of the other. Try and find something down there. Parking is a reasonable R40 a day. Otherwise can't complain

The good: Hotel is clean and safe. Breakfast is pretty good for a Holiday Inn Express. All staff are fantastic. Location in heart of city is convenient and central . The bad: The room is very basic if you are comparing it to Holiday Inn Express in North America. The mattresses are hard, insufficient plug points. You can hear street noise even on the 10 th floor. My room was cold even with heater on. Staff really were excellent in doing what they could to help with these issues! Once outside the hotel you need to be vigilant and street wise and hide valuables. Did not walk around at night, but felt safe driving in and out at night. parking really helps with that.

Great hotel to stay at and all the Staff where lovely, everything you need is walking distance and the price is reasonable, I stayed here for 13 nights and would stay again. I previously stayed at a different Hotel Just minor, there is a bit of noise outside as the market stalls where opening and that singing lady was not Pleasant noise to make in the morning. The breakfast was Great, you can have much egg and bacon and coffee as you want :)

This is an good hotel for an city trip. You're a few minutes away from the highlights. The rooms are small but the beds and bathroom are comfortable. The facilities in the hotel are good (like wifi) The breakfast is small.

I had the occasion to stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Cape Town, city center. Their complimentary Breakfast was the best I have ever seen at an HIE even better than most Crowne Plazas. I was super impressed with the display of chafing dishes. It is in a great location,at St George's Mall. And near some good dinner Houses. Price is reasonable

101 St Georges Mall Cape Town Western Cape

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Greenmarket Square and Castle of Good Hope
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in City Bowl, Holiday Inn Express City Centre is adjacent to Greenmarket Square and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Castle of Good Hope. This 173-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Cape Town, the hotel is also a short walk from South African National Gallery and Cape Town International Convention Centre.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.


Holiday Inn Express City Centre's 173 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express City Centre enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and a business center. If you drive, self parking is ZAR 60.00 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle for ZAR 300.00 roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-in, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Room, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room

Full 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 791 reviews