The hotel is located in the leafy suburb of Gardens, at the foot of Table Mountain. The hotel is within walking distance of trendy Kloof Street, with its mix of restaurants, bars and shops. The white-washed beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay are just a few kilometres away. The bus and train stations are roughly 1 km from the hotel.The hotel, built in the early 1950's, has a distinct colonial feel and is surrounded by historical buildings. The gracious hotel welcomes guests with the smell of freshly brewed coffee as they step into the spacious lobby and reception area (open 24 hours) with adjacent cosy lounge. A unique feature of the property is its lovely pool which is totally protected against the wind and forms the heart of the property. The hotel's main restaurant and terrace overlook the sparkling pool. There is also a business centre with conference facilities, computer and wireless Internet access available. Comprising a total of 78 guest rooms, the air-conditioned hotel offers a 24-hour check-out service, currency exchange facilities, a TV lounge, bar, laundry and dry cleaning service and a car park.The hotel offers comfortable en suite rooms, either with views of Table Mountain or over the city. All rooms have individually regulated air conditioning and heating, a TV, shower, bath, double bed, direct dial telephone and a safe.The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool with poolside snack bar, sun loungers and parasols. Golf fans may like to head to the Metropolitan golf course approximately 3 km from the hotel.A breakfast and dinner buffet is served and light meals are available during the day. On sunny days breakfast and other meals may be taken on the terrace outside.From the airport take the N2 into town, keep left on De Waal Drive and turn left towards the Gardens Centre. After 2 sets of traffic lights, turn left into Hof Street, then take the 2nd street right into Union Street. The hotel is located 200 metres ahead, on the right hand side.