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The Charles

137 Waterkant Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
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The Charles
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Ranked #96 of 164 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
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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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Lagos, Nigeria
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at The Charles for almost a week and have great memories. Although I have booked the cheapest room I have nothing to complain about. Room was spacious, cleaned every day, with fridge and coffee/tea available. There is also common area, great terrace with magnificent view. Staff ready to help. The Charles is located in very good place,... More 

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Botswana
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30 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I liked the look of The Charles. Small collection of rooms in an old house and the rooms were large and comfortable. They were pretty well serviced. I had a rook at the top so had a large terrace which I could access form my room which had a spectacular view of the CDB area of Cape Town and the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first time staying in Cape Town, and I was really happy that we stayed at the Charles. It's in a very vibey, central area, within walking distance to a lot of great restaurants and bars. Rooms were neat and had everything I needed. Would be great to extend the wifi to the whole hotel, and not just... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This review is of the service provided and not as the quality of the rooms. The rooms themselves are well appointed, good beds, clean linen, good bathrooms so as far as room amenities, things stack up they are very acceptable. There is no in room wifi unless you buy it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, or maybe there is, we were just shoulder shrugged... More 

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New York city
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Goteed1
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94 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
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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DeWaterkantVillage, General Manager at The Charles, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your valued, honest feedback. We are glad that you had a great time while with us. There are always mixed feelings from various clientele about our "box" televisions. :) . We get some that say it complements the vibe of the area and the furnishings in some of our units. We also get a fairly... More 

London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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 

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