Cape Town - Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel

We stayed at the Mandela Rhode Place Hotel in the heart of downtown Cape Town.  The interior hallway looked a bit like a prison...
However, the rooms were airy and modern.
We had a ton of space including our own kitchen.
The staff was generally friendly and helpful although we did run into one instance of poor customer service.  We asked for the hotel to arrange a taxi for us to the botanical gardens.  They told us they would arrange it and then tried to put us into an overpriced shared car service that would not only cost more but would take us a good 15 minutes out of the way first.  We asked for a radio taxi and they refused to give us one so we walked up the street to the Taj hotel where the staff were much more obliging.  Beware the concierge desk at the Mandela Rhodes Place...

We did enjoy exploring the lobby of the Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel.  A real estate office featured an endangered rhino out front raising awareness of poaching and conservation issues.
We discovered a location of our go-to spot in Johannesburg, Doppio Zero, and popped in for a light dinner.
My favorite sight of all in the hotel lobby was this sculpture of Nelson Mandela made out of wire fencing.
He's stepping across from Robben Island to Cape Town carrying Democracy with him.  It was an inspirational scene.

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