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52 De Wet

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52 De Wet Road, Bantry Bay 8005, South Africa (Formerly The Cascades on 52)
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Calne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I had the privilege of staying at 52 De Wet where our stay exceeded our expectations. Marnie, Russell and their staff are incredible; attentive, efficient and a mine of useful information. Marnie very kindly booked a couple of tours for us and ensured that she knew exactly what we wanted out of our travels and ensued that... More 

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

What a fantastic pleasure it was to have you guys stay with us. I'm glad we could take care of you during your holiday but for me, meeting such interesting people is the best part of the job. Make sure you come and see us next time. More 

Joburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband booked this private hotel as a surprise weekend away for us. The service and food was really great but the most expectional was the views from the bedroom. We stayed at the penthouse suite and it was so worth it. I have never seen the Atlantic waters so beautiful and calm. Cape Town is known to be windy,... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave 52 a review. We are extremely lucky with our amazing views across the Atlantic and onto the city. I completely agree that the Penthouse Suite really is the best room to enjoy these from. I hope that you will chose 52 again when visiting Cape Town. Kind Regards, The 52 De Wet... More 

Southwick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I've stayed at 52 De Wet 4 times over the last two years and every time they exceed my expectations! Not only is there an incredible view of Bantry Bay but the place is so well maintained and clean with amazing service. They do a great breakfast and are always willing to go out of their way to accommodate your... More 

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

Thank you so much for the recommendation. The best compliment we can receive is for a guest to return, it's our pleasure to be your go to place in Cape Town.. More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We chose not to stay in the centre of Cape Town and opted for the view of Bantry Bay. We exchanged many e-mails with Marnie before we arrived, and she organised a car to collect us at the airport. The driver took a gentle route to the hotel, while giving us a running commentary and answering any questions we put... More 

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

Dear Anthony, It really was our pleasure, I'm so pleased you had a fantastic time & mailing before your arrival really did ensure that you didn't need to lift a finger once you arrived in Cape Town. We pride ourselves on our personal service & want all our guests to treat 52 as they would their home (without the cleaning)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

52 has all the qualities of a fantastic place to stay, great rooms, food, views etc. however the real quality comes from the host. Marnie organised most of our trip for us, nothing was too much trouble. Her experience in the industry really shines through with the atmosphere that she has created. We were so grateful as it was our... More 

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

Dear Tom, Thank you for taking the time to review 52 and for your kind comments. We often find that people are a little unsure of what Cape Town has to offer and how to navigate their way around and I'm thrilled that I helped put your mind at ease and ensured you made the most of your first trip... More 

Penistone, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband and I stayed here as our first stop on our honeymoon and we definitely started it off in style. What a stunning boutique hotel with gorgeous views overlooking Bantry Bay. We also had the pleasure of viewing a good couple of sunsets from the comfort of our bath overlooking the horizon. Talk about a bath with a view!... More 

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

Dear Laura, What a lovely review, thank you. As we once came to Cape Town as tourists ourselves we like to ensure that everyone sees as much as they can whilst in this beautiful city, whether it's touristy trips for first timers or the little gems the locals love. Running a smaller establishment enables us a little more time to... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Settled in a cul de sac, away from the noise of cars with only the sound of the sea and the views, one can understand why you would like to live there for the rest of your life! The rooms, are great with all the amenities you can think of. Views even from the sea facing rooms are just spectacular.... 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 leave us a review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and hope that next time we can beat the OK for breakfast & delight you. All feedback is always welcome & helps us and our team build. Kindest Regards, Marnie, Russell, Zelna & the Team More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The views from the hotel are breathtaking with an infinity pool to sunbathe overlooking the ocean and rooms are just as amazing with modern, clean rooms. The staff are the friendliest anywhere, would highly recommend this!

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

Thank you so much for recommending us, I'm glad we could accommodate you for your African adventure. Be sure to stop by on your next visit to Cape Town. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Russell and Marnie are very welcoming and brilliant hosts! We stayed at 52 De Wet back in March and had a brilliant time. Couldn't compliment it enough, friendly staff, great food and fantastic views!! Without a doubt the best hotel I've stayed in.

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

Thank you Olivia for taking the time to review us. I'm so glad we were your choice of hotel on your wedding night, it's always a great pleasure to see a couple enjoying their big day so much. I hope you and Joseph have a wonderful future together. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

What a fantastic place. Good location for our visit to Cape Town. Just out of the way of the city but within touching distance of everything Cape Town offers. Lovely staff, Marnie was incredible at welcoming us and proudly helping us with things to do. A really great stay all round.

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

Thank you for the lovely review Peter. I'm so pleased you enjoyed our recommendations, I'd love to think that our guests enjoy Cape Town as mush as we do. More 

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