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The Charles

137 Waterkant Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
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Edinburgh
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We are so pleased we decided to book this guest house. The location is great, the room lovely and the staff so helpful and friendly. We had a terrace right outside our room (7) that had amazing views. The room is kept lovely and clean and the bed is really comfortable. There is a BBQ on one of the decks... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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102 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My first night in Cape Town I booked at the Charles.The hotel is located in a hip part of town, with many bars, cafes, restaurants in the area.There is a shopping complex nearby with a very good supermarket to stock up with. The room I booked was in the main building located up two flights of stairs.On first impressions there... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Charles Guest House in Dezember for 6 nights. We were given room No. 4 right next to the lobby on street level. The room was ok regarding the size, but lacked some of the bare necessities like air conditioning, a closet and space to put your luggage. The missing aircon was one of the major downsides... More 

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Oegstgeest
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134 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at The Charles for three nights in December. I had one of the Traveller's rooms, which come at a very reasonable price. I liked the room, which had a great bed. The hotel staff was very friendly and hospitable. The only drawback of the room was that it did only have fans, but no airconditioning.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We spent four nights at The Charles, the first part of our holiday. The hotel is situated close to bars, cafes and restaurants and a large supermarket. It is about a twenty minute walk from the V and A waterfront so also convenient. The room was a reasonable size with a toilet and shower cubicle built into the corner. There... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The room was very clean and had a pleasant stay apart from the noise from the numerous watering holes in the vicinity. I stayed here over a weekend and the noise from the streets only subdued by 4am. Coffee was not replenished after the first evening. Probably wont come back.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

The B&B is good and centrally located, in walking distance to the waterfront, Longstreet and Bokaap. The B&B itself is nice, the room was a bit less. No outside windows, only windows to the reception. The room itself was comfortable and quiet. Where I would absolutely come back for, is the staff, especially Charles and Frank who were extremely helpful... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

What a great place, if you are driving be sure to check direction as it is not so easy to get some of Waterkant is not open to vehicles. Also parking is available at the hotel or should I say close by. The welcome warm and that always makes a difference, the staff just superb! The rooms were great we... More 

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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

First time in Cape Town. Charles and Frank helped us with great ideas on how to best experience the city and excellent advice on dinner choices. The hotel is situated between the waterfront and the City Center. Thank You Frank and Charles.

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I stayed in this hotel for 3 nights in August 2015. The hotels location is great the reception staff in the main are brilliant however there was a number of minor things that in isolation really don't matter, but when considered all together really do affect the overall experience. The hotel is good but a number of things have been... More 

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