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The Walden House

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4.0 of 5
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5 Burnside Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
The Walden House
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Ranked #44 of 164 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
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  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was just perfect. What a pleasant stay with fantastic staff and good breakfast. Highly recommendable institution. Nothing was overstated and there was never the feeling that the staff or other guests were in any way in my space.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Walden House is just a very good accommodation. Friendly and helpful staff, a nice room, good shower, wifi, everything just works! The location is quite good to, not far from all the central attractions. Breakfast was very good. Would love to come back here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great location which gives you an opportunity to be able to walk to a lot of destinations if you love walking which we do. The room was very clean and well maintained. The morning breakfasts were good. With our hired car we were able to to zip in and out of town quite easily because of the well situated... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the Walden House. It is in a quaint quirky area with arty shops and nice restaurants. I like this end of town much more than he waterfront. The Company's Gardens, The cathedral and several great museums are all within walking distance. The rooms are lovely, staff friendly, breakfast excellent

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We were a group of 10 adults (family and friends in the 20s, 50s and one 90 year old) staying at Walden House for 10 days. The guesthouse was carefully selected after reviewing other guesthouses in the area. The selection was based on value for money, location and ability to offer peace and tranquility to a diverse group. We rented... More 

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Lancashire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The location is good for just about everywhere in the city. The view from our room was of Table Mountain - what more can you ask for? The room was large and the staff were very helpful throughout. There is secure parking, although it is a bit of a squeeze. Owing to a combination of circumstances we did not have... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A wonderful location and atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone whether traveling on business or other. The rooms were clean and fresh with great attention to detail.Lavender sprigs everywhere were an especially nice touch.

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Bergville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Our stay was comfortable,lovely breakfast,and helpful staff. We found the guesthouse to be very central for our visit. The house is tastefully decorated . There are restaurants close by.There is free wifi.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We had booked a suite, which was not in the main house but in an extention to its left. We were disappointed by the wall facing our main bay window and the length of the room instead of a nice square room. It lacked the cosy atmosphere that the main building seemed to convey. The reception staff was also too... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

When I arrived at Walden House the staff were very friendly and professional and allowed me to book in a bit earlier as our meetings finished sooner than expected. They were very helpful and accommodating. Breakfast the next morning was great. Thanks for an awesome stay

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