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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 #3 of 7 hotels in Bantry Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Kelkheim (Taunus), Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed here last week for a friends wedding. Not only was it one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in as far as location and the spectacular rooms and views were concerned but Marnie, Russell and the team were incredible hosts throughout. I would recommend this to anybody and we will be visiting again.

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

Hi Sophie, I hope you are well & I'm pleased to hear the weather back home is improving! It was a real pleasure having you both stay with us at 52 De Wet, I hope your thumb is ok & that we'll see again this time next year. Best Wishes from the whole team! More

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great design with a fantastic view and sound of the sea. The service was really wonderful, and the staff more than helpful.Breakfast on the terrace is close to perfect. Hope to visit again. Karin and Berny.

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

Dr Fresco, so kind of you to leave us your feedback. It was very interesting to meet you, just a shame it was so short. Glory and Lucas loved the pictures you sent, it was the cause of much amusement. Take care and hope to see you again. More

Tring, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I was using 52 De Wet as my base for my 8 days in Cape Town. I traveled with my bike, and both my bike & I where made to feel very welcome! Russ & Marnie and all the staff made me feel right at home from the off set! I have worked in 5 * Hotels all over the... More

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

Thank you for your review, we really enjoyed having you and your bike stay with us. I hope that we will see you again soon.... Argus maybe? Either way please keep in contact and take care. Kindest Regards, The 52 De Wet Team More

Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in the 2 bedroom suite, and wish it could have been more. The room was spacious, clean, and the perfect launching point for getting out and about. We could easily walk to Lion's Head, Table Mountain, and Clifton Beach from here. Russ and Marnie are the perfect hosts, arranging a sunset picnic atop table mountain, a... More

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

Thank you, your so kind. We really do love what we are doing, I don't think you can even begin to compare rainy England to this. We've been given a wonderful opportunity & we are most certainly making the most of it. It was a pleasure having you both stay with us, even with the swollen ankle, I hope we'll... More

Bourne End, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This is a gem of a hotel, with 8 rooms perched on the hill above stunning Bantry Bay, with an infinity pool and panoramic views towards Cape Town and Camps Bay. Russell and Marnie are everything you could want in a host - friendly, accommodating, helpful and efficient. Nothing is too much trouble and Russell's cakes are to die for!... More

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

What a lovely review, we're touched & so pleased you enjoyed your time here with us. We've got your name on a dinner table next time you visit & hope the UK weather is beginning to brighten up. Best Wishes, Marnie, Russell & the Team More

west sussex england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome and treated like we were special ! the location is fantastic and the views just out of this world ! Russell and Marnie go out of there way to help in any way they can re trips /restaurants etc. we stayed for 10 nights in the penthouse and it... More

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

Jacky & Wayne, thank you so much for your kinds words. 52 De Wet miss you, it was like having family members come & stay & we're over joyed that you enjoyed your time here in Cape Town. Kind Regards & Best Wishes, The 52 De Wet Team More

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Had six nights and had very friendly welcome from Russ & Marnie. Great location, great views, but we had expected more. Billed and advertised as a 5 star, it didn't quite live up to that. We do agree with all previous reviews, but our expectations were high. Views and location are not everything. On booking, we had at least 3... More

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

Dear Tony, Thank you for your review, I could certainly sense your disappointment at missing out on the Penthouse from the moment you arrived. I would however like to mention that the Penthouse was only enquired about & being our most popular room it was taken very quickly. You can book instantly using our website or 3 of the major... More

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Additional Information about 52 De Wet

Also Known As:
52 De Wet Bantry Bay, Cape Town
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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Bantry Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — 52 De Wet 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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