Video – Fitting end for Cape Town’s worst hotel…

Few will shed a tear as Tulip Hotel falls.

A closed-down hotel in the Cape Town City Business District, the Tulip Hotel and Conference Centre, was demolished earlier today to make way for a new development in this sought after area.

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”.