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“Honeymoon in Paradise” 5 of 5 stars
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Cape Heritage Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   90 Bree St, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #17 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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Providence, Rhode Island
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“Honeymoon in Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

My husband and I started our honeymoon in Cape Town and I did a lot of research on hotels in the area before booking the Cape Heritage. The hotel did not disappoint. It is a gorgeous old building impeccably restored with unique artwork and playful touches throughout. We had a huge comfortable room with a bathroom the size of my apartment featuring 2 rainfall showers and a stand alone bath tub. Bliss. The hotel is centrally located in the city and also connects to a courtyard with an assortment of restaurants (which is also helpful b/c we were advised not to wander around the city after dark). HQ or Headquarters was our personal favorite. Skip African Cafe and head to Mama AFrica on Long St. instead.

The Cape Heritage Hotel staff was extremely welcoming and courteous at all times. They helped us arrange for a pick up from the airport and day trips with a tour guide. The hotel also offers an incredible breakfast with warm and cold options. I cannot eat gluten and they made special provisions for me by purchasing gluten free bread which I could enjoy with my eggs for breakfast.

On our last night at the hotel we returned to our room after a day of sightseeing and found a beautiful rose petal trail to the bathroom and champagne chilling by the tub. The staff hadn't said anything to us but left this beautiful display for us to discover. So thoughtful!

We hope to return to Cape Town in the future and when we do we will definitely stay at the Cape Heritage again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

.... for your romantic rendezvous in Cape Town. Quirky, tasteful and interesting decor. If you tackle Table Mountain your weary legs will appreciate a soak in the big baths. The restaurant/bar in the courtyard (HQ) is very good too.

Room Tip: Room 101 is lovely but so were the others that I looked at.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

This hotel is well located in central Cape Town. The staff are extrmemly helpful and helped us navigate the city as first time visitors. As a gay couple we felt really at home.

Breakfast is included and the offerings were more than your typical continental menu.

The hotel rooms are uniquely decorated and bathrooms were well appointed and the bath products were not only amazing but developed specifically for the property.

The only downside we saw, if it is actually a downside, is that due to the historic nature of the building you could hear a lot of ambient noise within the hotel as well as on the street. We're city boys so this didn't bother us at all, but for those who require silence to sleep this may not be your best option.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights as part of a 2 week South African vacation. I can honestly say that this was truly one of the most enjoyable places I've ever stayed. The staff was wonderful and extremely helpful. The property was eclectic, interesting, and full of charm and warmth. The neighborhood was not as nice as the hotel, and we wouldn't have walked around much after dark, but there are a number of good restaurants located in Heritage Square itself. Breakfast was great, especially the french toast. Our family had a little suite which was perfect for us. I can't recommend this property enough.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We fell in love with the Cape Heritage Hotel. The staff was wonderfully attentive and we had a fabulous stay. The only bad part was leaving! We missed staying at Cape Heritage Hotel for one night because I suffered a knee injury in Jo'Burg. The hotel was very willing to make the necessary adjustments to our reservation and took very good care of us while I hobbled around on crutches. The restaurant recommendations were outstanding. We ordered in pizza one night and shared with the staff.
The hotel is not far from the waterfront (5 minute easy drive), so you feel close to anything you need. We really loved our stay! Thanks Anja and all the staff!

Room Tip: All the rooms are lovely, but a Jr. Suite gives you lots of room. Family suite is very nice also.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We spent 5 days as a family (my husband, two children, and I) at the Cape Heritage Hotel. We had a spacious suite that was very nicely decorated, very clean, and comfortable. We loved the location with lots of restaurants around and easy access to everything in Cape Town. The breakfast had a wide variety of hot and cold foods and was delicious. With all these great things about it, what was still the best part of our stay here was the excellent service. The friendly staff at the front desk was not only knowledgable but also very happy to assist us with any question or booking we asked. They gave us suggestions about EVERYTHING and helped book excursions. We found everyone to be extremely kid friendly. We can't wait to come back to Cape Town and stay here.

Room Tip: The suites have a separate bedroom -- definitely worth getting one if traveling with kids.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The Cape Heritage Hotel is in a beautifully restored heritage building in the Cape Town CBD. The staff were fantastic, very helpful, and the breakfast is very good. One thing to watch out for is not to get a room near a nearby restaurant that plays loud music until late. We did, but the staff moved us somewhere quieter as soon as we raised the issue.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 90 Bree St, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#14 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#17 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#20 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cape Heritage Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in Heritage Square in the heart of Cape Town, the Cape Heritage is a boutique four star hotel that is historic and contemporary; intimate and lively; and stylish and cozy. Originally built in 1771, the hotel has 17 individually decorated bedrooms, which not only retain the charm of the past but are also equipped with an array of modern comforts. The hotel opens out onto a courtyard that houses the oldest living grapevine in South Africa ... more   less 
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