Located directly on the V & A Waterfront within 10 km of the town centre, this historical conference hotel lies at the heart of the tourist centre of Cape Town. Links to the public transport network are to be found in the near vicinity and guests may pay a visit to the countless shopping venues as well as various bars and restaurants that lie just 1 km away. The sea and the beach are 5 km from the hotel and Cape Town airport is 30 minutes drive away, lying 25 km from the hotel.Housed in a 19th century building that once served as a prison, this hotel was first opened in 1991. The property offers 3 floors with a total of 191 rooms spread over a main building and an annexe block. It features various facilities including a foyer with a 24-hour reception desk, air-conditioned, a safe, lifts, various shops, a TV room, conference rooms, a car park and a terrace. Dining options include a café, a bar and an air-conditioned à la carte restaurant with highchairs for infants that affords wonderful views out over the Table Mountain and the harbour. Guests may additionally make use of the public Internet terminal as well as take advantage of the laundry service on offer within the hotel.Each of the welcoming, comfortable rooms comes with an en suite bathroom with a shower and hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, satellite/ cable TV and a radio. Moreover, tea and coffee making facilities, mini fridge, safe and air-conditioning are to be found in each as standard.The Hotel has a mini gym in house which is free to all guests. Horse riding and golf are on offer near this hotel and there are many water sports to be tried out in the surrounding area.Guests may select their breakfast and lunch meal from an ample buffet; lunch and the evening meal can be taken à la carte or chosen from a menu.