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De Waterkant House

3.0 of 5 Inn   |   137 Waterkant Street | De Waterkant, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Pretoria, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely area just outside the Cape Town CBD. Staying here also afforded me breakfast vouchers at a lovely cafe just down the road on the corner of waterkant and napier that had the best French toast I've ever had.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

de Waterkant House, and its sister property, The Charles, are both excellently located in the de Waterkant Village area of Cape Town. It is nearby some excellent restaurants, all within walking distance. It is a historic part of Cape Town and the architecture is something to enjoy. From here you can also walk to the CBD and the Bo Kaap... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

After dealing with a not so friendly man on reception we decided it was a once off. Eventually after we got allowed into our room after 2pm, ( even although not full) we had all sorts of annoying issues. No dustbin, no coat hangers, flat remotes and enough tea for two days ( even although we stayed four) The online... More

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Oslo, Norway
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

The area the hotel is situated is really nice! Very central and close to the waterfront and it's a nice view of the harbour from the pool outside.. But the pool is regularly used by the neighbours as well, a lot of them just jump the fence easily.. The room we stayed in was terribly hot without A/C, we killed... More

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DeWaterkantVillage, Manager at De Waterkant House, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, We do try and keep our website very specific as to what De Waterkant House has to offer and at no stage do we intend to create the expectation that De Waterkant House is a modern guesthouse. De Waterkant is a heritage area and although we plan on some maintenance work for this winter, the character of the... More

El Gouna, Egypt
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I made this booking from the website of Village and Life. An organisation that as far as I could see was a large player in luxury accommodation in Cape Town. I reserved a Superior Suite..gulp.. the Loader Suite to be precise. Well, if that is a suite then I am a banana. The whole building was very knackered on the... More

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DeWaterkantVillage, Manager at De Waterkant House, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, We do try and keep our website very specific as to what De Waterkant House has to offer and at no stage do we intend to create the expectation that De Waterkant House is a modern guesthouse. De Waterkant is a heritage area and although we plan on some maintenance work for this winter, the character of the... More

Hong Kong, China
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

De Waterkant House is located (funnily enough) in the Waterkant area of the city. It is 15 minutes to the V&A Waterfront and 15 minutes to Long Street for multiple food and drink offerings. The hotel comes with a small plunge pool - great for cooling off at the end of the day - a braai (for which there is... More

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DeWaterkantVillage, Manager at De Waterkant House, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for having taken the time to review your stay with us at De Waterkant House. We are glad that you have such positive views of De Waterkant and the surrounding area. Your experience of breakfast at The Village Café will be addressed with the owner to ensure all our guests receive their best service at... More

Vancouver, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This B&B is spread over a number of neighbouring buildings. The house we were in was lovely and spacious, the people friendly and helpful. It contained a great lounge, where me met other guests, a full kitchen in which we cooked a meal. Breakfast was a coupon to a cafe one block away. If you want to be outside Cape... More

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DeWaterkantVillage, Manager at De Waterkant House, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for having taken the time to review your stay with us at De Waterkant House. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcome you back in the near future! Best Regards, Ian More

Luanda, Angola
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

It was for sure one of the best value for money hotel where I have been so far! We found the room very cousy and big. The bathroom needed to be refurbished and it was a little small for the room size but it was always clean. Furthemore we really enjoyed the amenities they gave us, the package was so... More

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DeWaterkantVillage, Manager at De Waterkant House, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and experience with us at De Waterkant House. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay and where able to make the most of your time in Cape Town. We look forward to being your host again in the near future! Kind Regards, Ian Reed More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We stayed at De Waterkant House recently and was absolutely surprised at the excellent location, service and atmosphere of this most beautiful area of Cape Town. The views from our room (The Harbor view room) was amazing. The room was very clean and the staff friendly. The area is perfect for anybody that is visiting from overseas. Access to transport... More

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DeWaterkantVillage, Manager at De Waterkant House, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and have such positive views on the De Waterkant House and the surrounding area and attractions. Your feedback has been most valuable and we hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

I had a wonderful time staying at the De Waterkant House, even though some areas are a bit dated, I feel that it fits in quite well with the dated area. The facilities are great and wonderful views over the Waterfront and Table Mountain. I stayed for 4 nights during a business trip and enjoyed walking to either the Waterfront... More

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Address: 137 Waterkant Street | De Waterkant, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — De Waterkant House 3*
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In the heart of the historical De Waterkant Village, is De Waterkant House, elegant and discreet, with a relaxed European feel. De Waterkant House is the pride of the village. This beautifully restored 9 – roomed, Cape Georgian Manor House, with terrace and pool, overlooks the village and accessible Table Bay harbour. De Waterkant House is centrally located, minutes from the Cape Quarter Shopping Centre, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, restaurants, bars and fashionable nightspots. Spend your day at the pool or end it with an aperitif on the terrace and a quiet dinner at a local restaurant, or join in the fun of the pulsating nightlife within walking distance from De Waterkant House. Early morning coffee and the traditional rusks are served in the privacy of the rooms and on the terrace. With the emphasis on good living, guests can stroll down to the local Village Cafe for a delicious snack where they can enjoy the atmosphere of the neighbourhood or simply read the daily paper. For lunch, guests can sample meals from the Cape Malay culture, such as mutton curry, bobotie or samosas dipped in sweet chili sauce from one of the many restaurants in the vibrant De Waterkant area. Other places of interest include Origin Coffee Roastery, The Loading Bay and Le Petite Tarte. ... more   less 
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