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City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront

Cnr Dock and Alfred Roads | P O Box 6025, Roggebaa, Cape Town Central 8012, South Africa
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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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Nairobi
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47 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very pleasant and quiet hotel, not over elaborate, but a good base for business. May not be of so much interest to families or those looking for a holiday. It is about 10 minutes walk from the bustling and impressive waterfront area with great restaurants and bars. Breakfast was good with fast and pleasant service. Good, free fast wifi... More 

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South Africa
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a regular business visitor. I find the female staff at reception a bit unfriendly or uncooperative to me as a guest. I don't have names since they don't display names I called reception just before 7 am on the morning of the 12 August since all attempts to get hold of Housekeeping failed. Last resort was to call... More 

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. Rudeness and bad phone etiquette will definitely not be tolerated and we would like to apologise for this behaviour. We will certainly relay your review to the hotel management as you have said and ensure that it gets corrected accordingly. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Bucharest, Romania
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53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used the hotel for a 3 days visit to Cape Town. It is well located with friendly staff and good rooms. It felt a little spartan but over all it was a good location and everything worked fine. The breakfast buffet was generous and the location in walking distance to the waterfront was a plus.

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and we are so happy to hear that you found our staff so efficient and friendly; enjoyed the hotel facilities as well as the breakfast offerings - key components that we pride ourselves in! We look forward to having you stay with us again soon More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at this City Lodge V&A before and I truly enjoyed it. It is a great value proposition and also very conveniently located. However my last stay was unpleasant. The quality of the food and the service at the bar were disappointing. Several tables were filled with dirty plates that nobody was clearing. I also noticed that there seemed... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second stay at the City Lodge V&A. Staff great you with a smile as you enter and leave without fail. We felt welcome. Check in was fast - we checking very late with no problem. Trolley bags make a noise on the tiles as you walk to the lifts - did not bother us, but I am... More 

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are glad that everything met your expectations and that you enjoyed our hotel facilities. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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69 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The hotel is perfectly located and the rooms are great. The food in the restaurant (coffee shop) was also excellent. The only problem I had was that the hot water did not work and whilst they offered to check it I did not have the time - but i think it was unlucky my colleagues did not have that challenge.... More 

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for the positive review Carmel. We are so glad that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and that everything met your needs and expectations. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. More 

Easton, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Clean and good service. All you would expect from a 3 star hotel and more. Decent breakfast buffet but it is not included with the room. Small pool no spa. Can book tours right from the service in the lobby. Walking distance to the harbor area with lots of shops and places to eat. Really a great location for the... More 

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for the wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and that everything met your needs and expectations. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We've stayed in the City Lodge 3 weeks ago. Room and bathroom were very clean and neat. Personnel very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent - this includes the dinner, dessert (carrot and choc cake), breakfast (a variety of food) - everything was so delicious. I'm going back in a few weeks time and can recommend this hotel. The... More 

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us Sonja and we are so happy to hear that you found our staff so efficient and friendly; enjoyed the hotel facilities as well as the breakfast offerings - key components that we pride ourselves in! We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I always stay at City lodge V&A as it is very central and has all the features required for a business traveller. However, this trip all seemed to go wrong: TV not working, lumpy bed , very soiled and filthy cutlery at the breakfast table. I complained and was packing up to leave ( for good and never return) when... More 

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We are sorry to hear about your experience but glad to hear that everything was sorted out to your satisfaction. We will definitely delve into the issue as we constantly strive to improve our customer services. Thank you for staying with us and hope to see you again soon. More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The hotel's location is great....a short walk to the Water Front shopping and dining etc. slightly longer walk to Long Street for more interesting shopping. Good restaurants in the vicinity. The hotel is great for the price.....homely, efficient and helpful. Its a "no frills" property, meaning you take your own bag up, it worked for us. Good breakfast with plenty... More 

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and we are so happy to hear that you found our staff so efficient and friendly; enjoyed the hotel facilities as well as the breakfast offerings - key components that we pride ourselves in! We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. More 

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