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Review of Westridge 106 B

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Very good
7 reviews
Sea Front Apartment
Lounge
Balcony
Lounge, Balcony, Golf course
Kitchen
Sea view from main bedroom
Football stadium at night
Mountain view from balcony
Kitchen-dining area
Main bedroom
second bathroom
Shower room + WC
Style and elegance and a tough of Africa
Main Bedrooim: Kingsize/ twin bed option
Second Bedroom
View of Mountain and Water park from 2nd Bedroom
Vanity with carved Lions
Private entrance lobby
Westridge from the Park
Beach Road Platinum Mile with Apartment in Foreground
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Western Cape

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Burgers98
Luton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Great location, okay apartment but...”
Reviewed 25 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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My wife and I stayed here with our young son (6) and chose the apartment based on previous reviews. Whilst we cannot fault the location, the description of the apartment is misleading and there are a number of issues that need to be highlighted.

Firstly, the positives. The location is excellent being situated on Beach Road in Mouille Point - a very safe area which is close to several good cafes and restaurants and only a 3 min drive from the V&A Waterfront.

The apartment is housed in one of several modern blocks that exist on this road right opposite the sea and is only a 2 min walk from the stop for the open-top bus tour - an excellent hop on/off circular trip around Cape Town. As well as regular security patrols, the apartment block also has its own security personnel.

Instructions provided by Garth (the property manager) for the drive from the airport where good and locating the key was straight forward. Garth met us shortly after our arrival to take the balance of the payment and give us a basic run down of the facilities. Milk, fruit juice, coffee and sugar (no tea) were provided.

The apartment is reasonably well kitted out and includes satellite TV, a good shower and plenty of hot water.

However:
* The apartment can best be described as "tired" and not what we had expected based on previous five-star reviews. There are several little issues that need to be sorted - broken toilet seat in one of the bathrooms, shower door that doesn't close properly allowing water to leak over the floor, one of the bathroom doors doesn't close properly and there's no oven (just a microwave/grill combo and two hot plates).

* Electricity - we were told by Garth that a certain amount of electricity had been provided and if we needed any more, we would have to pay for a top-up card available at supermarkets. This was a surprise and when I queried this with the owner, he stated that it was to prevent "abuse". However the fridge/freezer consumed most of the electricity during our short stay and we needed to top up after just 2 1/2 days. It's not expensive but it is inconvenient and certainly not 5*.

* There is no central heating even though this is advertised. There are portable 2-bar heaters which are simply not effective enough in winter when it gets cold at night. In addition, there is no air conditioning - just ceiling fans.

* There is a safe with a key lock. However quite by chance when looking for additional blankets we found a spare key. So even though we had stored our valuables in the safe and taken the key with us, had someone broken in, they could easily have found the spare!!

* Wifi is advertised but it's not stated that you have to pay for it (£10) and the signal's not great because the router is located next door.

So in summary, it's a very good, safe location and it's okay for a short stay but be aware the apartment is not as described and the owner didn't deal with my issue around having to pay for additional electricity (which is a first in our experience).

Would we return - NO
Would we recommend - Only as a fallback or for short stays.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Misleading description
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
11 Mar 2017
Hello,
We have now fixed the toilet seat and the shower door. The electricity is paid by us in full. The apartments been painted and renovated and is not tired as stated. Decor is a matter of taste.....look at the photos and decide for yourself.
There isa router inside the apartment...wifi is as best as can be expected for Africa. Wifi is free.
As for valuables, we've not has anything lost or stolen in 10 years since I've owned the apartment.
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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 5 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: Location and beautiful apearance of the apartment.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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macclesfield
Reviewed 9 March 2013 for a stay in February 2013

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Liked best: luxury of property
Liked least: no air con
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Norwich
Reviewed 31 December 2012 for a stay in December 2012

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Liked best: Location + Cleanliness of apartment
Liked least: minor...Maybe extra towels ? was enough but no change of towels was available
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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stoke on trent
Reviewed 26 August 2012 for a stay in March 2012
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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