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52 De Wet

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   52 De Wet Road, Bantry Bay 8005, South Africa (Formerly The Cascades on 52)
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Ranked #2 of 7 hotels in Bantry Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is a gem. Beautiful views, great food, and a truly welcoming and helpful staff. The rooms are a cut above most every hotel experience. It was easy to get around Cape Town using 52 De Wet as our base. We felt special staying here and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. I know we will be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiancée and I stayed at 52 De wet for our engagement and what can we say but WOW!! From the moment we arrived we were greeted with the most warmest of welcomes from Marnie and Russell and their team. As we entered through the front door of the hotel we were almost hit in the face with outstanding architecture... More

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Marnie F, General Manager at 52 De Wet, responded to this review

Dear Toby, Thank you so much for the amazing review, we are over the moon that we could help make your engagement and first trip to Cape Town so special. We can't wait to welcome you again next year. Kindest Regards, Marnie, Russell & the team More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

On arriving, when the door to the hotel is opened, it´s not only the warm greetings that brings you "home" after a long flight, it´s the view that immediately takes you on a journey of inspiration. You seem to be able to walk into the sky. Beautiful architecture, beautiful people, a setting that immediately makes you feel at home. Then... More

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Marnie F, General Manager at 52 De Wet, responded to this review

Thomas, thank you for your kind review. You are right, on some days it really does feel as though you can walk straight into the sky. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time at 52 and hope we can serve you poolside again in the near future. Kindest Regards, Marnie, Russell & the team More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights on our honeymoon in the penthouse suite. Wow. The suite was amazing with completely open aspects over the ocean an prime viewing position for some fantastic sunsets, viewed from the standalone bath if you please :). The minibar was always well stocked and very reasonably priced, the turn down service and other little touches added... More

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Marnie F, General Manager at 52 De Wet, responded to this review

Bless you, .... we agree, your stay at 52 was too short & we are looking forward to welcoming you back one day. It was a real pleasure having you spend such an important time with us & are thrilled that we helped make it special. The team at 52 send you their wishes of along & prosperous marriage &... More

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

...in fact I don't know the others, but once you have seen the incredible view, the first class architectural design of this small building, and experienced the warm and professional welcome of the Marnie, Russell and their team, you don't really want to know more about the other places to stay in Cape Town. Last but not least, don't miss... More

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Marnie F, General Manager at 52 De Wet, responded to this review

Dear Luc, Thank you so much for your kind review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your time spent at 52 De Wet. We sincerely hope we will get the opportunity to cook for you both again in the coming future. Kind Regards, The 52 De Wet Team More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

While guest reviews and pictures of 52 de Wet are assuring before a visit, you cannot beat walking into the hotel and experiencing the incredible views of Bantry Bay and the impeccable decor of 52 de Wet for yourself. They have done a great job of maintaining a homey feel while also offering all of the luxuries of a fine... More

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Marnie F, General Manager at 52 De Wet, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to say some nice things about us, I couldn't be more pleased that you were made to feel at home, this is a massive compliment to the team as we strive to make sure every guest is treated as though they are home away from home. You are absolutely right about the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The place had a spectacular view with amazing sunsets. The rooms and bathrooms are very spacious and the place had a contemporary boutique feel. Russel, one of the hotel managers/chef prepares food which could be found in any high class restaurant so if you don't want go out for dinner then you definitely can stay in and enjoy a private... More

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Marnie F, General Manager at 52 De Wet, responded to this review

Hi Robert, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your time in Franschhoek & that you loved it much as I do. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us & what a lovely one it is. We hope that we'll welcome you again but in the meantime take care & enjoy the British summer. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

There is a side of Cape Town where you will enjoy the beautiful cape sundown without any obstacles in a 180 degree view, it's Fresnaye. This location combined with an first class guest house, friendly hospitality; it's the place to stay. We enjoyed the stay and have booked already for the coming year.

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Marnie F, General Manager at 52 De Wet, responded to this review

Hi Gabriel, Thank you for the lovely review. Myself & the 52 team are really looking forward to welcoming you back & meeting more of your family :) See you soon. Kind Regards, Marnie Fennell More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Husband and I stayed at 52 De Wet either side of a garden route trip and had simple the most amazing time. The Hotel and it's views are breath taking, we stayed one night in room 2 and the rest of the time in the suite (room 7) which meant we had our own balcony, pool and huge living area.... More

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Marnie F, General Manager at 52 De Wet, responded to this review

wow... thank you so much for the lovely review.. it was a real pleasure to be part of your amazing trip, we really did enjoy having you guys around the hotel. My records show you have already booked to stay next year so the team must be doing something right, until then, enjoy the English summer.. More

Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Had a fantastic two weeks at 52 De Wet Road, it was very hard to leave. The apartment had amazing views of the sea, a gorgeous room, and all the necessities you need for self catering. The staff were fantastic, Russ, Marnie and the rest of the team made me feel very welcome and helped me navigate my way round... More

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Marnie F, General Manager at 52 De Wet, responded to this review

Well Alex, thank you for a lovely review and pictures. We really do miss having you around, for the 2 weeks you were here it felt like you were part of the team (you make excellent tea). David 'the wild cat' is very confused as to your whereabouts! please keep in touch, it'd be great to have you return More

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Address: 52 De Wet Road, Bantry Bay 8005, South Africa (Formerly The Cascades on 52)
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Bantry Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — 52 De Wet 5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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The 52 De Wet is superbly positioned in windfree Bantry Bay, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in a most dramatic way. The hotel is a showcase of ultra-modern design, bright and exuberant. Frontal panoramic sea views from all six double suites. In addition the hotel offers a grand two-bedroom suite with private pool, again with frontal sea views. 5 star TGCSA accreditation ... more   less 
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