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The Village Lodge

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   49 Napier Street | de Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Ranked #100 of 101 hotels in Cape Town Central
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014
fumblefish Kendal, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My wife and I find the De Waterkant neighbourhood in Cape Town fascinating: vibrant, unusual, trendy. We have walked past The Village Lodge Guest House a couple of times. You enter the guest house through a small restaurant. Previously it was a Thai restaurant called Soho. Now, after an exterior makeover, the restaurant is called Kos. This could either refer... More

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Initially shown a room which although had all facilities felt a bit claustrophobic. Very helpful staff moved us to another room with a door to a large balcony area which we were happy with. We didn't book breakfast as we went to check out the really good coffee place a couple of hundred yards away (Origin). Had a cocktail in... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Don't expect service and very small rooms, staff is rude and most of the time no people on reception, they also close the door very early. Will never go there again and very expensive for what you get.

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I booked a room for a couple of nights 6 months in advance, I had to pay the full amount to confirm the booking which I did. When I was arriving at the lodge during my holidays nobody was there and the doors where closed. Nobody picked up the phone. I had to find another place to stay by myself... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Website is misleading, pictures and wording we're not reflective of the rooms which were very small and claustrophobic. Bookings were supposed to incl breakfast but they failed to inform us that the restaurant was under construction and we had to insist on a refund, which was unpleasant.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I didn't stay at the lodge. I just went for drinks at the sky bar on the roof. There is a shallow pool to cool off in when it gets too hot. The view of table mountain is one of the best. There is also nice views of the harbor and surrounding city. I loved it here. Spent the whole... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I arrived in the hotel around 7 pm. The front desk was closed and nobody was in the hotel. I finally found a note informing me to call a south african number (coming from oversea). After 15 mins, someone came and showed me the room. The bedroom and the bathroom was dirty but above all, few dangerous electrical issues were... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Really bad. NO parking - They don't "Cater" for it. We paid for breakfast, but didn't receive it, as we had to arrange with staff (even though we paid for it). Fridge didn't work, aircon didnt work, and when we informed the staff, they said that they knew - then why weren't we informed on arrival? Over priced. Terrible. Please... More

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Howick, South Africa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

What ever you do, do not book into this place. It was absolutely terrible. We had booked for 4 nights but checked out before 8 the following morning after our first night. The room was poky, dark and dingy, the duvet cover did not fit the duvet so half of it was tucked under the bed. The basin was blocked... More

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Brescia, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I was used to stay at the lodge every time I come to Cape Town since 2008. Since the management changed the professionalism dropped down time by time. No power in the room for over 24 hours. No check in at arrival after 5 PM. Internet not working properly. Worst thing still had to happen tho: I got over 800... More

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Address: 49 Napier Street | de Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Village Lodge 4*
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Also Known As:
The Village Lodge Portfolio Hotel Cape Town Central
The Village Hotel Portfolio
Village Hotel Cape Town
The Village Lodge Cape Town, South Africa

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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
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#62 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
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Centred in the heart of De Waterkant Village The Village Lodge, The Townhouse suites, The Villa and De Waterkant Cottages have gained a strong reputation for providing high quality accommodation. All rooms are en-suite and are equipped with satellite TV, direct dial telephones, safes and wireless internet. The Villa, Townhouse suites and cottages offer guests their own private space with home comforts in unique individually styled properties. Reception, restaurant, pools, bars and designer home style shop. ... more   less 
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