The Radisson Blu Waterfront Cape Town Review is part of the Trip Report: The $77,000 Trip Heard Round the World which covers 5 Continents, 13 Countries, and 17 Cities.
- Tokyo, Japan
- Melbourne, Australia
- Wellington, New Zealand
- Sydney, Australia
- Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Saigon, Vietnam
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Hong Kong
- Cape Town, South Africa
- Knysna, South Africa
- Durban, South Africa
- Johannesburg, South Africa
- Doha, Qatar
- New York, New York
- Helsinki, Finland
Getting There: Go to myciti.org.za and select from airport to waterfront. The fare is 81 rand or $6.
Right next to the Waterfront, right across the street from the barely used soccer stadium is the idyllic Radisson Blu Cape Town. It’s in an excellent, safe spot from which to explore one of the best cities in the world.
As is usually the case, the Club Carlson gold status didn’t earn me a complimentary upgrade. It did get me an ocean view room that was so close to the ocean I thought I would be swept away during high tide. The room had a king size bed that took up most of the space along with a shower and bath tub.
Everyone was very friendly and helpful. If I needed a taxi one was called promptly. When I had to deal with setting up tours, the hotel helped make the arrangement.
I didn’t go for a soak in the pool because there are too many things to do in Cape Town but after exploring the city it was nice to come back to the resort and sit by the pool while the live band played some tunes and I drank some wine.
Unlike the Doubletree, the cost of food and drink at the hotel were pricey. With the Waterfront only minutes away, it would be unwise to spend money here with so many better, cheaper dining and drinking options close by. The rate of $330 night highlights what a great deal the US Bank card used to be.
The Radisson Blu Cape Town is one of the best hotels in the Club Carlson collection. I highly recommend staying there especially if you have some points to be rid of.