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Ashanti Lodge Gardens

11 Hof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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london
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great location, a great pool area, lovely bar and facilities, but why oh WHY do these guys think it's OK to have the staff run around shouting at each other at 7.30am on a SUNDAY (!!!!!), the cleaners and bar staff start at 7.30, and my room was under the....BAR!!! When I arrived I spent 4 hours waiting to... More

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denver
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 6 nights, in both the Gardens and in the Lodges (1 & 2) always in ensuite rooms. Overall, we had a great stay. Everything is clean, beds comfy, the kitchen facilities are good except in Ashanti 1 lodge which had very little fridge or cooking space. The location is fabulous and the area felt safe. We... More

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Lisa K, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I will have to have a word with the night manager about watching football - sorry about that :-) More

Winnipeg, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ashanti Lodge was my first backpacking experience. Let me tell you...what an amazing atmosphere, the staff were all very friendly and they all treated me with the best customer service. Especially the cleaning ladies, they always made me feel good. Not to mention the countless people that come and go there, what a perfect way to meet somebody from somewhere... More

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Lisa K, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Hi there - I am so glad you enjoyed your stay here. It really helps staying for more than a few days and then you really get into the groove.... More

Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house is lovely, the location too. But I had many young people in my dorm and the bar was busy nearly each night and was opposite to our room. So no sleep. If you want to party, this is where you should go, if you want to sleep, better go somewhere else.

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Lisa K, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks for your review. The bar has been pretty busy lately, but we do close it down at 12 so that our guests can sleep! Thanks Lisa More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to stay. Can walk to restaurants and shops in the day. Ten minute walk from long street, but should get a taxi at night. Good security. Lots of information. Double rooms aren't worth the extra, no en suite. Get a dorm room. Lovely pool!

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Lisa K, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - glad you enjoyed your stay! Regards Lisa More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a 71 year old solo traveler I was apprehensive about staying here after reading a previous review but, after a couple of days I became accustomed to the noise from the bar beside my dorm and from then on thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms were cleaned every day and the general appearance... More

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Lisa K, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Hello Rick Age is but a number!! Thanks for staying with the Ashanti family again.... Regards Lisa More

London, UK
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39 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Good guest house in a nice location, I had a double room and was spacious and clean. Reception is very helpful and the food in the bar is decent, a small swimming pool.the bar has loud music until 1:00am so if your room is near the bar you won't be able to sleep early.

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LisaMas0n, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks for your review. As just mentioned to the previous reviewer we have taken matters in hand with regard to the noise and the bar needs to close earlier now. Hopefully if you come back, you will see a difference. Regards Lisa More

Bonn, Germany
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The lodge is in a nice area, the view of the Table Mountain is great and it is clean. The rooms however are very small, only a bed is in there, no space to open two suitcases fully and the walls are paper thin. Since there are mainly party people, there's always drunk people during the night playing loud music... More

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LisaMas0n, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I admit some of the rooms are a little small as they used to be stables but we have equipped them well!! I am also aware that there has been a bit of noise recently around the pool area and have had meetings with teh night manager who is under strict instructions to curb this.... More

Cintsa, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Payed a little more for a room in the Guesthouse rather than the backpackers. Great location just 3-4 mins walk from trendy Kloof Street and Long Street. The house looks a little run down from the outside but once inside it's nicely presented, tidy and pretty clean. Good security and all amenities that you need. Parking can be difficult on... More

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LisaMas0n, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Hello there! Thank you for your review - constructive criticism is appreciated and I will certainly look into the receptionists behaviour. Thanks Lisa More

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Ashanti Lodge Gardens is an awesome hostel at the best spot in Cape Town! You wake up with the best view in the world: Table Mountain. It's a cosy hostel with comfortable dorms (incl cages for your backpack) and a lively bar at night where you can also have dinner. The hostel employees are happy to help you with anything.... More

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LisaMas0n, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Hello ALSAB Thanks so much for your great review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to maybe seeing you back again one day! Regards, Lisa More

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Additional Information about Ashanti Lodge Gardens

Also Known As:
Ashanti Lodge Gardens Hotel
Ashanti Lodge Gardens Hotel Cape Town Central
Ashanti Lodge Gardens Cape Town, South Africa
Address: 11 Hof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 159 Specialty lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our recently refurbished Victorian mansion boasts clean, comfortable rooms and handy innovations like individual reading lights, personal safes and international plug points. Our sparkling pool, landscaped gardens, spacious balconies and palm-fringed sundecks are great for chilling out – while our legendary Kumasi Bar is the place to party! We serve delicious meals in our bar and also have a well-equipped kitchen for self-catering. We offer all accommodation options, including private, en-suite rooms in our guesthouse around the corner. ... more   less 
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