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The Cape Colonial

13 Union Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (City Bowl)
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Ranked #94 of 149 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014
Emily L Saint Paul, Minnesota
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Cape Colonial for our honeymoon and loved it. It is centrally located on a safe, quiet street with easy access to convenient tour buses. The owners are extremely helpful in planning days around Cape Town. The breakfast provided each morning was wonderful and the guest house is located a short walk from dozens of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We stayed at the cape colonial for 3 nights and I would highly recommend this beautiful B & B. The rooms were clean and well presented and perfect for what we needed. This B & B was perfectly located to access the main city and all the sights of Cape Town. We had a hire car and could always park... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I stayed at this guest house for just 1 night. I was collected at the airport promptly by Tania who links in with a number of places. This cost 250R. The room was very comfortable, nice bed, good sized bathroom, TV. I was able to get the red top bus close by for a whistle stop tour of cape town... More

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Bruges, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Unfortunately I got hospitalised after the first night (nothing to do with The Capa Colonial, i hasten to add - a bug I caught back home). Rod helped to reschedule the holiday plans of my travel companion so that at least she had a great stay. I stayed for only 2 nights, but found the room + bathroom very comfortable,... More

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Casablanca, Morocco
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12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I was in The Cape Colonial by the ed of February 2013 for 5 days. The building in an old Victorian house and Rod, the owner, is really helpful. Breakfast is really good and complete. The rooms (especially the room downstairs) is perfect! After 2 weeks camping in South Africa, having such confortable mastress was like sleeping in heaven! I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Stayed here as I needed somewhere central for work, and it offers great rates for single travellers. I was working all during my stay and the dining area made for a perfect place to set up my laptop and beaver away all day and evening. The hosts were charming and accommodating, and served a great breakfast. They were at the... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

During the beginning of April 2013 (autumn in South Africa) I stayed at the Cape Colonial Guest House in Gardens, Cape Town. The exact address is: 13 Union Street. I stayed for one night only as I had to attend a meeting in Cape Town, close to the Company Gardens. My internet search indicated many possible hotels, guest houses and... More

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Rod S, Manager at The Cape Colonial, responded to this review

We are sorry that Pieter did not enjoy his 1-night stay with us. The Cape Colonial is a late-Victorian semi-detached town house with many original features such as high pressed ceilings, original fireplaces and stained-glass windows with, we think, as well as many of our guests, loads of character. We do not have “green spaces” and nowhere do we say... More

London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I stayed at the Cape Colonial at the end of an overland tour, and, after weeks of camping was very impressed with the level of comfort, standard of breakfast and the warm, friendly and welcoming owner and lady who worked there. Her name escapes me now but she was so nice. It's also in a great location within walking distance... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This guest house is situated in a very trendy and safe area in Capetown. It was impeccably clean and tidy and quiet. The breakfast was filling and tasty with fruit to start followed by a hot breakfast. Thoroughly recommended.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We stayed at the Cape Colonial for four nights at the end of September and couldn't fault the accommodation and the service. We originally booked slightly different dates (arriving earlier, leaving earlier by one day) and forgot to explicitly request a change with them, but they were able to accommodate us with absolutely no fuss. We arrived early after a... More

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Address: 13 Union Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
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