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Urban Chic Hotel and Cafe *

Minimalist small hotel amid Long Street's boho clamor
If you like the 60s except for its electronics, sheets and plumbing, then Urban Chic is for you. The four-star hotel is smack-dab in the middle of central Cape Town's Long Street, an unrehabbed boho oasis redolent of the Haight in the '60s and great for shopping, eating and clubbing. Some of Long's hotels and backpacker options are, however, a bit grotty. Urban Chic fights the funk with a fusion-cuisine cafe (with local additions like peri-peri chicken and ostrich carpaccio) cigar lounge, plasma TVs and free Wi-Fi. Upper floors have stupendous views of Table Mountain or the waterfront. World Cup season is sold out.

Tags: Mixed Gay/Straight, $$$ - Moderate, Boutique Hotel, 4 star, Open year round, Air Conditioned, Business Center

172 Long St., City Bowl (Betw. Pepper and Leeuwen Sts.)
Cape Town 8001
City Bowl

(021) 426-6119


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