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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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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Penistone, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

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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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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 April 24, 2015 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 

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