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The Cape Cadogan
4.5 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   5 Upper Union Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa (City Bowl)   |  
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Ranked #21 of 103 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Wiltshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Wonderful Honeymoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here at the start of our honeymoon and this was our base for exploring Cape Town. It was a lovely spot. Friendly, but not in your face, clean, spacious room with huge bath. It was easy to travel to and from the waterfront in the free hotel taxi and the area it is in has some trendy cafes and bars.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This small boutique hotel is situated in a beautiful house in an excellent location in City Bowl area. You will find everything you need in a few steps away: supermarket, ATM, many restaurants and bars are just around the corner. The hop on hop off bus (which is a must do in Cape Town) has a stop 3 blocks away from the hotel. The service and breakfast is a 5 star. As the hotel is small (about 15 rooms), everything has a personal touch. The staff is phenomenal. Everyone is so kind and ready to help. Monica and Hilda made the best breakfast I had in my life. Pelo was such a good hostess. Thank you for the warm reception and all the wonderful advices you gave us!!! The room is very comfortable and clean, but it is not a 4.5 star. I would give 3.5 star for my room (number 5). I found it small and to simple for the hotel standards. But it is nice and very comfortable, anyways. Everything else was spot on. I would come back again and again without a doubt! It was a wonderful stay.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lismore, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed in Cape Cadogan for three nights and found it to be a wonderful experience: really large and luxurious rooms, friendly and helpful staff, great location within walking distance of central Cape Town, with great views of the surrounding mountains, close to a supermarket and restaurants and terrific breakfast (food and helpful staff). The whole atmosphere was warm and welcoming. The room was well appointed, light, clean, spacious and comfortable. The bathroom was superb, with modern fittings and lots of space. We would stay at Cape Cadogan hotel again in an instant.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

It was our first visit to Cape Town and South Africa. We stayed three nights at The Cape Cadogan. We had a fabulous time. The staff were amazing, so helpful with even the smallest requests. Perfect location for some fantastic restaurants. Great view of table mountain(when the cloud lifted). Drinks by the fire before dinner, great breakfasts and a hot water bottle in your bed at night. The upstairs room at the back was lovely, had a balcony outside. More like staying in a beautiful home then a hotel. They made us feel very special. Definitely would stay there 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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Lapta, Cyprus
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We stayed for nights at this lovely boutique hotel. This type of hotel beats 5 star tasteless hotels hands down. If you are looking for comfort, personal treatment and staff who are only too pleased to help and advise in a more personal way then this is for you. The rooms are very comfortable and the en-suite facilities great and the freshly cooked breakfast is not for those who diet.
The hotel is conveniently situated for walking all the way in to town, via Company Gardens if you wish, or you can get the hop on, hop off "Red Bus" and spend the day getting around, including Table Mountain.
There are some good local restaurants just around the corner and the staff are happy to make recommendations.
We will for sure go back there...

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St. Albert, Canada
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15 hotel reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We stayed four nights at the Cape Cadogan and loved every minute. We had a large room with a balcony looking out over the main street on the front, and the little pool and fountain on the side. The marble bathroom had twin showers and lots of hot water which was wonderful since it was quite cold and rainy while we were there. Service was outstanding, from the kitchen staff who were willing to provide any hot breakfast you could wish for to the reception staff that suggested fun places to visit and good restaurants to try. Each night the bed was turned down, and a small treat placed on the pillow. There were two cosy main floor lounges for guests to sip sherry or have a glass of wine while chatting, reading, or warming up by the fireplace. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and felt pampered. It was well worth the price.

  • Stayed May 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Normally we don't review anything, but at their prodding we joined trip advisor. This little hotel was nice, personal, and just the right size. It begs the question, why would you stay in a large faceless place when you can come to a place like this and feel like royalty. Wait, hasn't royalty stayed here!?!

  • Stayed May 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 Service
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Additional Information about The Cape Cadogan

Address: 5 Upper Union Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#20 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#20 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#21 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#41 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Cape Cadogan 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering a rare combination of historic exteriors with classic modern bohemian interiors, it was ‘Victorianised’ in 1912 and declared a National Monument in 1984. Its charm and character is matched with its desirable location amongst the popular restaurants, street cafes and stylish boutique shops of Kloof Street, the heart of Cape Town. More Cape Cadogan is owned and managed by the More Hotels Private Collection. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Cape Cadogan Hotel Cape Town Central
The Cape Town Cadogan
The Hotel Cape Town
The Cape Cadogan Cape Town, South Africa

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