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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Wandel Street | Dunkley Square, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (City Bowl)
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Ranked #71 of 101 hotels in Cape Town Central
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 4 days during holiday in Cape Town with family. Great price. It's a basic bed & breakfast style lodge, and it's clean which is important. The breakfast is just ok - nothing special. The best thing about Ikhaya is definitely the staff who are amazing & really friendly. If you are looking for a value for money... More

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Guestrelations58, General Manager at Ikhaya Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for reviewing us and for the positive feedback. It is always a pleasure for us to see our guests stop at reception to chat so freely and say that each time feels like they've come home after a day out. It was a delight to meet you and your family and hope that you... More

Fareham, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for 4 days and found it very good. The staff were good and the rooms clean. There were plenty of parking right outside the hotel and two restaurants opposite., The only problem was on the last day, there was no bread for breckfast, so we didnt enjoy it. on paying the bill they had the... More

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Guestrelations58, Manager at Ikhaya Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank for booking your stay in Cape Town with us and for taking the time to review our property and your stay. We are delighted that you enjoyed our enviable location and the appreciate the compliments regarding our service and housekeeping. Our baked goods are delivered fresh early each morning, and we apologize for the morning they delivery... More

Evian
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights and found the room very comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful. The only down side was that the hotel is situated on one side of an open car park square so traffic is in and out, as well as two rather noisy restaurants opposite. Otherwise we can recommend.

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Guestrelations58, Manager at Ikhaya Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us at iKhaya Lodge and taking the time to review your stay. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and even got to recommend a room choice for future guests. It is unfortunate that you were disturbed by noise carrying across the square from... More

Winnipeg, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We booked a 5-night stay through Expedia, and fell in love with the place when we walked through the door. Alas, our reservation was not in their system, and they only had room for us for one night! This happened in February, when most hotels in Cape Town are full. I was very impressed with the staff--they admitted that it... More

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Guestrelations58, Manager at Ikhaya Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your balanced review. Yes, we did drop the ball on the booking but we are very thankful that you noticed how unhappy we were about that, and that we did our best to soften the blow. We value each guest that walks through our doors and it is a delight to be of service, and... More

Berlin, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

After reading all the good reviews on tripadvisor, I was looking forward to my stay at Ikhaya Lodge- and I was bitterly disappointed, mainly for two reasons: Firstly, while the rooms are very nicely furnished and decorated, the walls are really thin and you can hear absolutely everything that your next door neighbour is doing. Mine got up at 6.30... More

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Guestrelations58, Manager at Ikhaya Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback which we value. We are sorry that your experience of service from the front desk was not a positive one. Our aim is to be very helpful and accommodating as we value each guest. We have taken your remarks and will use them to review what we can do to ensure... More

New York City, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
47 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We lucked into finding iKhaya Lodge by looking around the neighborhood on Google Maps and then looking up the hotels we found. We arrived sweaty and frazzled after taking wrong turns at the train station and finding a taxi, but that disappeared when they warmly welcomed us and offered us a welcome drink of mango juice as we were checking... More

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Guestrelations58, Manager at Ikhaya Lodge, responded to this review

Wow! What a delightful and honest review of us! Thank you very much. It was such a pleasure to add to making your visit to our beautiful city of Cape Town and your stay with us, that much better. As a "Google Earth Choice" we are happy to know we did not disappoint :-) Thank you for the detailed review... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This was a real find for me as it was clean and comfortable with an ensuite bathroom and a sweet little verandah with a great view onto the mountain. The lodge is on a quiet square with three good local restaurants, yet only a few blocks walking distance from the centre of Capetown and a local My Citi bus terminus... More

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Guestrelations58, Manager at Ikhaya Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you you so much for choosing to stay with us at iKhaya Logdge and for taking the time to write the review. We really appreciate the feed back and are very happy to see that you had a lovely time with us, and best of all, that you plan to return with your family. We have taken note of... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Liked the funky decor. Breakfast was well enjoyed. Something of everything but no overkill. Very quiet area and one could sleep well. Situated just around the corner of major roads and locations in town. The square in front of the lodge give it some room which a lot of other B&Bs and smaller lodge does not have. 3G reception was... More

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Guestrelations58, Manager at Ikhaya Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Safari M, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are delighted that you would like to return and we look forward to welcome you back. We feel very fortunate to have the lovely feel of Dunkley Square which you mention. That and the stunning views of Table Mountain and Lion's head... More

Darmstadt, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Ruth and thge VERY capable team at Ikhaya dealt with about 20+ guests at outr wedding reception staing at the lodge and then catered and arranged the wedding ceremony for us. All while my husband and I were in Germany and Switzerland. We got exactly what we envisioned with loads of extras. The special vegan menus blew people's minds away.... More

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Guestrelations58, Manager at Ikhaya Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Schalk, Thank you so much for your support and the wonderful feedback. The team and I are very excited to read it. As you know, we delighted in your trust in us and for pushing the boundaries. The flowers and decor came out beautifully too and the whole event was magical even to us. We enjoyed having your family... More

Houston, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Overall, this is a very good, value for money hotel, with friendly staff and nice rooms (apartments or efficiencies). However, the big drawback for me was internet connectivity. 30 rand per day per device, and even then weak or non-existent signal in the room (19). I had to spend most of my time in the reception to get a decent... More

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Guestrelations58, Manager at Ikhaya Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are grateful for your honest feedback regarding the Internet connectivity. We have been busy looking at how to resolve it and are pleased to let you know that we have upgraded our internet line with Telkom (they say we have the fastest speed possible now... More

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Address: Wandel Street | Dunkley Square, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ikhaya Lodge 3*
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