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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Pretoria, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous views for whale watching and sipping cocktails as the sun goes down. Great location and easy to find even on our first trip to the city. Russ & Marnie and all at 52 ensured we were well looked after and offered friendly helpful advice on places to visit, the best restaurants and day trips before and during our stay.... More 

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

South Africa certainly is the place for a lifetime experience and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stop over with us. Thank you for taking the time to review us. More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
20 hotel reviews
370 helpful votes 370 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

52 De Wet is without doubt one of the best hotels we have stayed in. From the warm welcome (with wine!) upon arrival to the incredible views and sleek stylish rooms, everything about this 5-star guest house exudes luxury whilst maintaining the feel of home from home. As soon as we arrived, our luggage was whisked to our room and... More 

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

WOW.... What can i say to such a wonderful review.. I can only give our sincere thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed description of your stay. You have given us something to aspire to in the future and your words have been pinned to the staff room door for the guys to be proud of. Russ... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just leave it to Marnie and Russell and their outstanding companions at 57 ! One of the most beautiful views in Cape Town with a well rounded menu and excellent wine list! (Graham Beck Brut, in a chilled glass by the pool at 530pm :) A great place to get away. You'll need a car to get around (as with... More 

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

Thank you for this lovely review. We have had an unusual amount of whales visible from the property for this time of year, it seems to be a daily occurrence and with the ocean so flat during April and May they have nowhere to hide. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a fantastic time here, with everything I needed and in a nice relaxed and friendly environment. The guesthouse is just beautiful and the views from it are breathtaking from Bantry Bay. It was my first time in Cape Town and Marnie and Russell helped me with where to go and what to do. The food was delicious as... More 

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

What a kind review, thank you Penny for taking the time to write such nice things. It was a pleasure to help you find your way around our beautiful city. We are hoping very much to see you back here in future. More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This place is beautiful with breathtaking views overlooking Bantry Bay. It is nicely located between the V&A Waterfront in one direction and Camps Bay in the other (just a 10 minute taxi to either). It's in a residential area, up a steep hill, so taxi use is essential. It's a gorgeous residential property, converted into a boutique guest house, with... More 

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marns23, General Manager at 52 De Wet, responded to this review

It was an absolute pleasure having you both at 52 for such a long time, you really became part of the furniture. I hope that is won't be too long until we see you again. Kind Regards, Marnie, Russell & the Team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you're expecting the slick professional service normally offered by a top hotel, you'll be disappointed. It's not a hotel. It's a guest house, albeit a very luxurious one. Nestling on the slopes of Lion's Head, you'll rub shoulders with the super-rich who can afford this exclusive neighbourhood. It does have a home from home feel which is enhanced by... More 

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marns23, General Manager at 52 De Wet, responded to this review

Dear Jill, Thank you for taking the time to write us such an extensive review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at 52 & am deeply disappointed to hear that the high standards I set are not kept up in my absence. It's lucky I am only off one day a week & am a complete workaholic, that... More 

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