We chose this lodge, after considering some of the larger hotels in Cape Town and must say, that I'm so pleased we did.
This is a beautiful well run guest house and the pictures you seen on the website really do reflect how lovely it is.
The owner Daniel and manager Brigitte are very helpful for recommending places to eat and drink, as well as organising tours. Lovely people.
There is parking available in a garage at the hotel, which can accommodate several cars. However, for visiting the V & A, you really do not need a car. It's about a 10 minute walk down a safe road. Breakfast is nice and freshly cooked to order. Pool area is lovely after a busy day sightseeing.
The lodge is non smoking, so given that my husband and I do both smoke, I was pleased that we had a room, overlooking the pool, with a table and chairs right outside our terrace door. Nice to be able to sit down and have a cigarette, without trekking too far.
Our room was a standard room and although not huge, was perfect for what we needed. The bed was situated upstairs in the 'loft'. However, the roof was quite low, so if you are tall, I would make sure you email ahead to make sure you are not given this room. We are both around 5ft 7", so it wasn't a problem for us. Bed super comfortable with flatscreen tv in room. Nice touch being left little bars of chocolate every day by Brigitte and Housekeeping staff.
There is a security guard present at the hotel overnight, so we always felt safe.
There is a nice bar/restaurant 2 minutes walk from the hotel calle Manos, for food and drinks at night, if you don't fancy venturing too far.
The lodge is up a bit of a hill, which can be a bit tiring to walk up in the heat of the day. Taxis are cheap though, so it won't cost you much if you're feeling to lazy to walk. That said - it was a nice location and very quiet. Very near to the Greenpoint Stadium, if you are staying here for a concert.
All in all, next time we come back to this hotel, we'll be looking no further than this lodge. Much nicer and more personal than a large chain of hotels, in our opinion.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Don’t expect the ordinary…”better sleeping, better relaxing, better eating – better Cape Diem LODGE!” In our brand new and stylish Cape Diem LODGE you’ll find victorian charm, mixed with an award winning european interior design and all of that in the heart of vibrant Cape Town. Let us free you from the normal hotel stress. Our fresh, host and easy team wants to treat you like friends and as such, you will be sure to come. The house represents one of the first Farm Houses in Greenpoint, dating back to early 1875, equipped with the latest of modern interior, set in a beautifully landscaped garden with a sparkling pool and a Teak wood sundeck, where you’ll enjoy your rich english breakfast in the morning. It is gently attached to the lower slopes of Signal Hill, overlooking the Bay, Blouwberg Strand, Robben Island and the VA Waterfront and only minutes away from the cities major attractions.Our idea to “relaunche” and converte this victorian jewel from early 1900, in one of Cape Towns most thought after positions, into a luxurious meeting point for friends from around the world, came with a blink of an eye. The complete restoration in 2007/2008 was taking us several month and carried out with the greatest care to details. Influences of old and new, local and global, come together in playful harmony. Our motto: contemporary design in historical surroundings!In the heart of the house, you’ll be able to relax in our cosy and elegant lounge. Enjoy a book and a glas of exquisit south african wine or lay back in front of our open fire place during the winter.Our perfectly appointed rooms are offered in Classic or Superior. The interior is inspired by the new generation of young south african designers. Light and characterised by innumerable details, as well as kingsized beds, innovative bathrooms, state of the art self controled cooling & heating system, LCD Flatscreen TV’s & DVD’s and a fully loaded minibar including south african wines and champagne. Our complimentary wireless Lan internet connection does not only cater our friends on business, but may be enjoyed by everyone. Furthermore, all of our guest rooms are equipped with a CD sound experience, an Nespresso Coffee station, self dial telephones, digital safe, hair dryer, bathrobes + slippers, luxury bath ameneties, shower & bath and so much more… Why not trying out our pillow menu? Challenge us – what more can we get you?We also would like to offer you a personal, secure and hassle free pick-up in a luxury SUV from or to the Airport to the Cape Diem LODGE at a total of only R 450,- for 2 guests/per way. We only ask you for an early reservation and your exact flight details – leave the rest to us!We wish you already today the best possible trip to Cape Town and a very pleasant stay at your Cape Diem Lodge.Warm regards from Cape Town,Your Cape Diem LODGE Team ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cape Diem Lodge Cape Town, South Africa