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The Walden House
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   5 Burnside Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (City Bowl)   |  
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Ranked #32 of 152 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
“Great help, minor suggestion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Service and cleanliness were top-notch. One evening we arrived soaked. They put our stuff in the dryer, though they don't ordinarily provide laundry services. Minor: 2 showers not necessary, more living space & a second suitcase stand better.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Our stay in Cape Town was wonderful and this hotel was the best place to be. The good was excellent and the staff were amazing. Location was very convenient to good restaurants and the view of table mountain was an added bonus.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Abingdon
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Lovely colonial style building with a wraparound balcony. We stayed in the honeymoon suite which is fantastical and well worth the upgrade. Good location for Long Street and easy walking distance to lots of shops, eateries and bars. Small pool area, but perfect for a couple of hours of relaxation.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Service was excellent, someone always available if needed, breakfast's were fantastic - GREAT way to start busy days out-and-about in Cape Town.... Beds were comfortable, clean, and as we were on the second story, the view of the city and a portion of the mtn behind was astounding. THX for a wonderful stay Walden House!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Walden house is in a lovely location, close to shops and town. The room was very nice and spacious. I found the bed hard and old/ sagging abit, and not very comfortable. The room also has a skylight which is great for light in the day, but if you're a light sleeper who likes a dark room, this isn't for you, as the light wakes you up early. The room is quite noisy, as the parking is just outside the rooms, and the next door room bathroom can be heard easily.
Staff were friendly, and nice to have a small pool for hotter days.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We had a great stay. The staff went out of their way to make sure we were taken care of. The breakfast was great, so many choices. The location was perfect, it seemed like we were close to everything, but it was quiet. The views of table mountain topped it off.

I would stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Westcliff-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Nothing to say that hasn't already been said - excellent spacious , spotless rooms with brilliant staff.
Really recommend staying here - only "very small" downside is its a taxi ride to the waterfront but with the prices availabilty of taxis in Cape Town thats really no hardship.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Address: 5 Burnside Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl , Tamboerskloof
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 152 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Walden House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled against the backdrop of majestic Table Mountain lies one of the Cape's finest guest houses - The Walden House.To some it is a luxurious retreat from which to explore the beauty of the Cape Peninsula. It is situated only five minutes from Cape Town's finest beaches, Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront.There are seven en-suite rooms. Each suite is furnished in a different style, creating a delightful ambience for every taste.At The Walden House, luxury is achieved through attention to details, complete comfort and courteous, unobtrusive service.We offer:Wireless internet access, secure parking, 24h security, airport transfer, private tours, air conditioning, full breakfast included ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Walden House Hotel Cape Town Central
The Walden House Cape Town, South Africa

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