We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 825 Cape Town B&Bs / inns

De Waterkant Lodge

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   35 Dixon Street | De Waterkant, 8001, South Africa
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added De Waterkant Lodge to your Saves list
De Waterkant Lodge
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
Ranked #413 of 825 Cape Town B&B and Inns
A recent review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014
vsomerset Cape Town
  • Overview
  • Reviews (26)
  • Photos (8)
  • Room tips (9)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

26 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (9)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
28 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The room was huge and I enjoyed the space. The room was neat and clean. The bathroom was also spacious. The facility is an old place serving as a hotel. The room had a kettle, coffee, tea, sugar, etc. but the fridge is outside in the passage. Breakfast was cold serving of fruit, yoghurt, muffins, etc. so don't expect a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
33 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The locations is extremely great in a walking distance to all you need (shops, bars, restaurants, public transport, etc.). The value is great indeed. Very safe around even at late night. It is on the top of a hill and walking sometimes can be challenging. Some of the apartments the entrance is from outside and when it rains can be... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bucharest, Romania
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I went with some friends and we shared a nice apartment for the three of us. They had the upstairs room and I was downstairs in the other bedroom. The apartment was very clean and nice, the maids came everyday though we never saw them as we were out exploring the city. The only issue that I have is that... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Receptionist was very off mood on arrival. Gave a dark dank room behind reception for our son. Tried to charge twice for airport taxi. Inappropriately charged late check-in fee despite our informing we would arrive past 4pm since we were coming by road from Lesotho. Had to contact credit card company to reverse unwarranted charge. Will not use or ever... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

The rooms are very nice and big and each one has its own on-sweet bathroom. all the rooms share one kitchen and sitting room area. The owners are friendly and it is located close to central Cape Town.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maastricht, The Netherlands
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

The Waterkant Place has become my second home on my regular visits to Cape Town. Their rooms are spacious, the positioning perfect in the colourful area of Waterkant Personal, attentive service and a great outside breakfast area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

A centrally located B and B. Close to restaurants and a supermarket. Made to feel very welcome. Quiet situation with views of Table Mountain. Clean rooms. Towels etc provided. Excellent cold buffet breakfast (can make toast). Excellent self catering facilities. Reasonably priced. Premises secure. Internet available. Staff helpful and can organise car hire, trips etc.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

This was a quick stop for business and my first time at De Waterkant. Check in was fast and efficient. Rooms nice, clean and tidy. Biggest problem was lack of parking in vicinity. Area very busy so ended up parking in a parkade and walking up to check in and then moved my car later. Am a light sleeper so... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Thanks again to De Waterkant for making coming to Cape Town feel like coming to a second home. Always friendly and helpful, in a nice, village-y neighborhood. This time, my room was in a shared apartment (never saw nor heard the other guests) with a private balcony with late morning to early afternoon sun. Always something to be wanted -... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Anchorage, Alaska
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We made a last-minute booking at De Waterkant when our first choice was unavailable, and it was a good experience. We balked at the price at first (R1000 during the low season), which is way more than we would usually pay for lodging, but the place was really nice, so I suppose you get what you pay for. The place... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage De Waterkant Lodge, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to De Waterkant Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about De Waterkant Lodge

Address: 35 Dixon Street | De Waterkant, 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — De Waterkant Lodge 3*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Booking.com, Priceline, Cheap Tickets and BookingOdigeoWL so you can book your De Waterkant Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

8 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (9)
Hotel & grounds (3)
Room/suite (4)
View from room (1)
Other (1)

See which rooms travelers prefer