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“Good Apartments in a Good Area” 4 of 5 stars
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Ikhaya Lodge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Wandel Street | Dunkley Square, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (City Bowl)   |  
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Ranked #73 of 103 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Denver, Colorado
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35 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Good Apartments in a Good Area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2011

We stayed in one of the iKhaya Lodge apartments for 6 nights. The lodge is in a good location, within walking distance to several restaurants including Long Street and the train station. The apartments are roomy with good views of table mountain. We would stay here again. The wifi is not free, but is very inexpensive for 24 hours.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Guestrelations58, Manager at Ikhaya Lodge, responded to this review, September 16, 2011
We enjoy having all our guests but it is a special bonus to have guests stay for long as we get to know you better. Thank you for the lovely remarks and it we are delighted to know that you enjoyed staying with us as much as we enjoyed having you. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful location and and property and like the best of things in life, these two are also better shared!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2010

I stayed at iKhaya Lodge during the World Cup to report for a museum about women and public health. The Lodge was clean, incredibly safe, lovely, comfortable, and the staff were exceptionally kind. I travel frequently for work and staying at the Lodge was a truly remarkable time. I will return again next year and many years to come.

Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
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Geneva, Switzerland
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2010

I spent four wonderful nights at the Ikhaya Lodge with colleagues earlier this month (Oct 2010) and found it absolutely delightful. If you're looking for a chain type hotel with predictable amenities and such, don't come here -- but if you're looking for a place with both charm and artistic touches, with exceptional African hospitality in a wonderful location, then you've chosen the right place. What I loved was the outdoor courtyard, as well as the view of Table Mountain right from my room -- in addition to the lovely square outside where there were cafes, nearby parks, and also an amazing Wellness clinic one block over where I had one of the best massages I've ever had! I cannot finish this review without mentioning Ruth and Dereck -- both lovely wonderful and warm people who make this place one of my new favorites in a city/town I will come back to again and again.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2010

Superb location, wonderful staff and fantastic views of Table Mountain. easy walking distance to pubs, restaurants and the Gardens. The Hotel was undergoing a minor refit and we understand that they will be opening a new restaurant for lunches and dinner. the value for money in a fairly pricey city is outstanding.
Ruth and all the staff could not have made us feel more welcome. it is like one big family. I highly recommend this small hotel.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2010

We considered it fortunate to have found Ikhaya Lodge to spend our three weeks in Cape Town. The location is excellent to many options within walking distance and we always felt safe. The service, generosity, and sincere interest in their guests was such a welcome feature to have when you are in a unfamiliar place. The advice was usually spot-on and we appreciated the fact that they "really" did want us to have a wonderful and interesting experience - one we return to. The rooms were very comfortable and the view from our room of Table Mountain was beautiful. If I had only one suggestion it would be more options for breakfast. I heartily recommend Ikhaya Lodge if you are in Cape Town.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2010

Located close to GAllery and Gardens, is well located to view the city. Fairly well priced for the World Cup we stayed here as a group for a few days. Restaurant not well attended, did not seem like a dinner destination or staffed like one but hotel staff very friendly. Rooms were clean and although a bit small had evrything we needed. Staff accomodated special room request.

  • Stayed June 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2009

We booked into the Ikhaya Lodge for four nights but ended up only staying for one. On the face of it it is a nice hotel, the staff are friendly and the rooms are fine. However, when we arrived back at our room on our first night at around 1am we found that we could hear EVERYTHING that was going on in the rooms around us. There was a noisy party going on in the apartment above, but that was not too bad and we could cope with it especially since it was a Saturday night. However, the couple next door were having very noisy sex, and it became clear that she was a prostitute as they started to argue about how much she was being paid. After they had finished she went out the fire escape next to our room and sounded the alarm. We then heard him phone and speak to another girl who turned up half an hour later and the same scenario repeated itself, including the noisy argument about pay. It was clear that the girls were being alloed in by the security guard although in Cape Town hotels are usually very careful about not letting in non guests. We complained the next morning and the receptionist apologised and said that this had not happened before. Whether this is true or not I don't know. We asked for a discount but she said she couldn't give one as the owner lived abroad and she couldn't contact them. Altogether a disappointing experience especially as the hotel had been recommended by the Rough Guide.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ikhaya Lodge

Address: Wandel Street | Dunkley Square, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ikhaya Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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