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4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   29 Military Lodge | Bo Kaap, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This was our second hotel in Cape Town city. We really liked this hotel. First, the pros: modern, very clean room, friendly staff, great view of the city, outdoor patios and definitely the price! We got ours for really cheap.. The few negatives are it is a bit of a walk through a giant hill to get there (so taxis... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Gerhard (the lodge manager) works tirelessly to ensure you have a perfect stay. His devotion to making each guest feel welcome by far exceeds customer service standards I've experienced in 5* hotels around the UK and Europe. It seems that nothing is too much trouble for him. The hotel is in a great location, with amazing views. The room had... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We drove one hour before we found the place, the car rental map were wrong. We were close to give up. So when we finally found it we were really surprised. What a place! Rough surroundings - but really worth the money. Wonderful view over the town. Friendly staff. Good parking. A hidden pearl!

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19 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We recently stayed for 2 night (wish it was longer!!) at Signal Hill Lodge in Cape Town. We were warmly welcomed by Gerhard. Our room was spotless, adequate size and a comfie bed. Security was brilliant. The views from the hotel in the evening were special. Great value for money and I'd definitely stay here again. Location to everything was... More

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Canberra, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The combination of a comfortable bed, good air conditioning, very clean accommodation, well presented and tasty breakfast with a marvellous view, free secure parking and freely given friendly advice made this a very good choice for my stay in Cape Town. The walk into the city and back or along Military Rd was also welcome exercise.

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Knysna, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Great location, friendly staff and the perfect place to plan your trip for sightseeing and nightlife entertainment. Wonderful views on Cape town. Gerhard, the host during my stay, was very proactive and offering perfect service at an extraordinary level that I seldom have experienced. Great place, experience yourself!

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Maputo, Mozambique
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I had a short weekend stay at Signal Hill Lodge. The location with a beautiful view over the harbour is very convenient to the night life and action on Long Street and only a short drive to The Waterfront for shopping. Throughout the service was excellent, and the host Gerhard was extremely helpful and attentive. Highly recommended if you are... More

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Paris, France
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10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The three days we spent at signal hill lodge were perfect. The place is amazing with a fantastic view, and above all gerry is a perfect host. He's very helpful and he really does his best for you to spend a very good time in cape town. On top of that He has real talent to make our little baby... More

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Durban, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

My wife and I were married in Natal on the 29th June 2013 and we booked into the Signal Hill Lodge for a period of four days for our honeymoon in Cape Town. We found the lodge to be well situated and central to town, the service from the staff and management was truly 5 star, warm friendly and accommodating... More

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Holland, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I highly recommend staying at Signal Hill Lodge and will plan to stay there on future visits to Cape Town. Gerhard and the staff are genuinely welcoming and just lovely. The rooms are attractive and clean. The multi-level lodging is unique and affords several stunning views of the city and the ocean- from the breakfast room, the bar, and the... More

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Address: 29 Military Lodge | Bo Kaap, 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 — Signal Hill Lodge 4*
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Signal Hill Lodge is ideally centrally situated on the upper slopes of the Signal Hill Nature reserve with breathtaking views of Cape Town city bowl, Table Mountain and the Table Bay. The Lodge, in upper Bo-Kaap, is within walking distance of Cape Town city and within easy reach of Table Mountain and the ever-bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.Our en-suite, air conditioned bedrooms, each individually appointed in 4-star luxury, offer a blissful sanctuary from the rigors of traveling, while our Wellness Room ensures that you look and feel your best during your stay. Gourmet Malay fusion breakfasts are served in the restaurant where the sun streams in and views over the City bowl are scrumptious. ... more   less 
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