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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the guest house 2 weeks ago and enjoyed my stay for the most. The room was nice and was in a good location. During my stay we asked about the Robben Island trip and the receptionist offered to book our tickets. When we went to the dock on the Thursday we discovered that the tickets had been... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we are happy on our first visit to be stay here. Very central and we can walk everywhere. De waterkant good area nice colorful houses many shops and restaurants. Room was big and service good. Very friendly helpful workers

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at The Charles for 3 nights, early September. Our booking just said 'De Waterkant Village', so we had no idea exactly where we were meant to go. We were directed to The Charles, and luckily that's where we were staying. First impressions were good; we were greeted by Dorian who was a cheery soul and showed us to... More 

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Rome, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was there in total for 4 nights. The whole 4 nights they accomodated me in a building 150 meters far from the main building. NO INTERNET IN THIS HOUSE, 2016 , 1 ROOM 700 RAND NO INTERNET NO WIFI, EVEN THE3-4 G WORKS BADLY IN THAT BUILDING They let me carry the bags bymyself. When i arrive there a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

This was the third time I've stayed at this guest house. My prior stay a year ago was marred by very poor wifi, a frustrating deficiency that made it difficult to enjoy my stay. However, on my most recent visit in late July, everything was perfect. The free wifi in the public lounge was very good, but even more impressive... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

Such great staff, lovely room - or rather suite - in a fantastic location... Stayed there April/May 2016 after AfrikaBurn. ...had a late night flight back home and when asking for a possibility for depositing my suitcase during the day, the super friendly and sweet manager even let me occupy my room for the rest of the day until 10pm... More 

Thank Gourmetman G
Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

I was staying there in May 2016 and I must say that this is the best hospitality I met all across SA. Staff is very thoughtful, helpful, friendly and really make your stay feels like at home. Also, the location of this hotel is right in the most trendy and buzzy location. Cool bars, restaurants, shops - all just 5... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

We booked the charles for a weekend getaway in Cape Town and had a lovely surprise. They placed us in a self catering apartment which had its own private entrance and fully geared kitchen. We could easily have stayed a few more days due to the convenience and comfort. Nice big bathroom with bath and shower and very comfortable bed.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016

The Charles is located in the charming De Waterkant section of Cape Town. Just behind is Signal Hill and about 20 minutes walk away is the V&A Harbour area. De Waterkant is a destination in its own right with bars, cafes, restaurants curio shops and shopping malls. Across the road from The Charles is a The Manhattan Bar, next to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

We are so pleased we decided to book this guest house. The location is great, the room lovely and the staff so helpful and friendly. We had a terrace right outside our room (7) that had amazing views. The room is kept lovely and clean and the bed is really comfortable. There is a BBQ on one of the decks... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perfectly positioned in the very heart of De Waterkant Village, The Charles is a private, intimate and original guesthouse. From the roof decks of The Charles, guests can enjoy beautiful city views, especially late afternoons when the city lights up and the evenings come alive. Positioned opposite the gorgeous al fresco styled Cape Quarter piazza and the flamboyant crowd at Manhattan's Restaurant and Bar, The Charles can be described as being 'The Spirit of the Village' in a town that surely is 'The fun Capital of Cape Town.' ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Charles

Address: 137 Waterkant Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $83 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Charles 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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