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3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   137 Waterkant Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
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The Charles
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Ranked #78 of 147 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York city
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This place is quite fine, with friendly, forthcoming staff, safe and clean accommodations, good maid service, spacious outdoor decks, and reasonable rates, especially if you’re ultimately paying in dollars. Billed as a “luxury guest house,” it’s in reality just one of many other collections of rental rooms, studios, and cottages, squeezed into the De Waterkant area, once a neglected, dicey... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Thank you to everyone at the Charles for a lovely stay last week. Everyone was really helpful and friendly, particularly Jakob, who couldn't do enough for us. The room was really nice and comfortable and the views great. We felt looked and after and very safe at all times, so don't believe everything you read about that. Lots of shops... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

On my first visit to Capetown I stayed here for 5 nights and was really happy with the choice. As mentioned in other reviews, the location is really wonderful. Very easy to walk to any other parts of the city you'd want to visit and easily accessible to the Mycity bus system. (Very simple to get here from the airport... More 

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Interestingly, the majority of terraces in De Waterkaant utilise their rooftops, adding a cool vibe to the heights of the village. It was nice kicking back on the benches of The Charles rooftop observing other rooftop-ers sipping some bubbly while the sunset (cheese). The guesthouse is at an awesome location, quiet enough for you to sleep at night, loud enough... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is the perfect location to explore Cape Town. An easy walk to the centre but in a relaxed pretty area. Staff couldn't have been more helpful. Area is very safe, but at night drive if you are leaving De Waterkant. Only real downside was our room looked onto a shared balcony so we always had to keep our curtains... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This B&B is ideally located in a fantastic area of Cape Town. From here it is easy to explorer the city by foot. Absolutely big rooms, great & friendly staff. What a great idea to handout vouchers for the village cafe, where they serve a fantastic breakfast.

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DeWaterkantVillage, General Manager at The Charles, responded to this review

Dear AHG14, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Dewaterkant village in the near future. Best wishes Michelle Pretorius More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at The Charles for seven nights. Amazing location, amazing stay and amzing staff! The staff were very friendly and bent over backwards to assist. The neighbourhood is the best in Cape Town, colourful, friendly, with many cafes and bars. Also convienant for the V&A Waterfront and Cape Town centre making it a must. Had the best holiday ever.... Thank... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

A conveniently situated bed and breakfast lodge. I booked this through khulula holiday package which included flights, hotel and car higher all inclusive package. We'll worth it as I am an educator and can only travel during school holidays which is peak period and can be very expensive. Thanks to this holiday package that this is quite affordable. Rooms areervices... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We stayed in The Charles for 5 nights and found it excellent. All the staff are friendly and nothing is too much trouble, but Dorian was exceptionally helpful. The guesthouse is in the Waterkant area, which is very cool and trendy and great for cool bars and great restaurants. And a 10 minute walk from the V&A waterfront. Our room... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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42 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I stayed 2 nights in one of The Charles' self catering units in Loader Street. The location in the Waterkant is perfect - such a lovely neighborhood with steep streets, colorful houses and views of the sea and with lots of small boutiques and cafees around. On top of this, Loader Street is very quiet and peaceful - despite its... More 

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Address: 137 Waterkant Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Charles 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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