'Worst' hotel in Cape Town to be imploded

2015-02-16 16:03
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Cape Town - A closed-down hotel in the Cape Town City Business District, the Tulip Hotel and Conference Centre, will be demolished on Sunday, 1 March, to make way for a new development in this sought after area in the Mother City. 

Building plans for a new hotel have already been approved, and demolition to the entire area started on Saturday, 7 February. 

Regardless of The Tulip Hotel and Conference Centre's prime location, it has been trashed on Tripadvisor from being a "Terrible" place to stay. A female reviewer from Switzerland wrote, "It was my worst hotel experience! Super dirty and disgusting room, broken shower (no warm water), terrible elevator, very thin wall, stains on bed sheet, and the smell in the room is just unacceptable."

Another user, Mondli K, who stayed in the Tulip during last year's Cape Town Jazz Festival, said the stay was “The Worst Hotel Experience Ever”. 

These disappointed guests will be pleased to hear that the Tulip Hotel and Conference Centre will be demolished in a controlled blast at 08:00, next week Sunday.

The Weekend Argus reported that an exclusion zone will be enforced around the hotel at that time. 

The companies overseeing the blast are Ross Demolition and Jet Demolition, who will implode the main section of roughly 12 storeys on Sunday. 

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