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4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   5 Burnside Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (City Bowl)
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Ranked #25 of 148 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was recommended to me by my Southern African Tour Operator - Greenlife Africa. It was a wonderful suggestion. I enjoyed staying in a neighbourhood (Tamboerskloof) that was new to me and having a new area to explore as well as being in walking distance to Long St, The Company Gardens etc. There were a lot of really good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Super stay! Excellent luxurious place and service of very high standard. Highly recommended, for a relaxing treat. The room was very comfortable with white and fresh linen. The fridge was packed with wine and soft drinks. Tea and coffee with rusks on hand. The bathroom scent amenities was just a treat. The heated towel rails was GREAT! The breakfasts ......out... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The Walden property is beautiful and the rooms, are lovely and spacious. Breakfast was plentiful and very good, could last you till supper time, service, cleanliness, information availability was excellent.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Really beautiful building, nicely decorated throughout, great breakfast / breakfast area and a safe place to park your (rental) car. We stayed in room 6, which is I believe one of the smaller rooms they have, but it had a nice romantic and beachy feel and was clean. We enjoyed the good shower and the freshly baked cookies / cakes... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Service and cleanliness were top-notch. One evening we arrived soaked. They put our stuff in the dryer, though they don't ordinarily provide laundry services. Minor: 2 showers not necessary, more living space & a second suitcase stand better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Our stay in Cape Town was wonderful and this hotel was the best place to be. The good was excellent and the staff were amazing. Location was very convenient to good restaurants and the view of table mountain was an added bonus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Lovely colonial style building with a wraparound balcony. We stayed in the honeymoon suite which is fantastical and well worth the upgrade. Good location for Long Street and easy walking distance to lots of shops, eateries and bars. Small pool area, but perfect for a couple of hours of relaxation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Service was excellent, someone always available if needed, breakfast's were fantastic - GREAT way to start busy days out-and-about in Cape Town.... Beds were comfortable, clean, and as we were on the second story, the view of the city and a portion of the mtn behind was astounding. THX for a wonderful stay Walden House!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Walden house is in a lovely location, close to shops and town. The room was very nice and spacious. I found the bed hard and old/ sagging abit, and not very comfortable. The room also has a skylight which is great for light in the day, but if you're a light sleeper who likes a dark room, this isn't for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We had a great stay. The staff went out of their way to make sure we were taken care of. The breakfast was great, so many choices. The location was perfect, it seemed like we were close to everything, but it was quiet. The views of table mountain topped it off. I would stay there again.

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Address: 5 Burnside Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl , Tamboerskloof
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Walden House 4*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Nestled against the backdrop of majestic Table Mountain lies one of the Cape's finest guest houses - The Walden House.To some it is a luxurious retreat from which to explore the beauty of the Cape Peninsula. It is situated only five minutes from Cape Town's finest beaches, Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront.There are seven en-suite rooms. Each suite is furnished in a different style, creating a delightful ambience for every taste.At The Walden House, luxury is achieved through attention to details, complete comfort and courteous, unobtrusive service.We offer:Wireless internet access, secure parking, 24h security, airport transfer, private tours, air conditioning, full breakfast included ... more   less 
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