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Cape Diem Lodge
Ranked #36 of 163 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Weekend getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Very nice place with clean nicely decorated rooms. Helpful staff. Walking distance from restaurants and red bus. During the day you can walk to V&A Waterfront but take a cab on the way back at night just to be safe. Great weekend getaway to discover Cape Town.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rikou M
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DBalbach, General Manager at Cape Diem Lodge, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Thank you for your review !

Next time you should come for a few days more so you can enjoy Cape Town while you are here on business.

Great to have met you and hopefully see you soon again

Your Cape Diem Lodge Team and Management
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

The staff performed better than many of my experiences with Ritz Carlton Concierge's.. Even the INTERN.. Wow huh? We had focused all our planning on Safari.. with nothing but ideas for Caetown. Carpe Diem's staff set up the entire 4 days in Capetown.. private guides/drivers, helicopter to shark diving, tickets, reservations.. they planned and re-planned when things changed...

The rooms are better than the pictures.. which is RARE. The place is relaxed and intimate.

Room Tip: We had the room right in front.. the others looked great too.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank WorldTrav_Excellence
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DBalbach, General Manager at Cape Diem Lodge, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely review !

The Cape Diem Team was delighted to have managed a great holiday for you both and wish you much success ....

Your Cape Diem Team
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

First port of call on our west coast trip found welcome and accommodation to be first class. Attention to detail and helpfulness of staff and owner Daniel could not be faulted. Great location within easy walk of V & A waterfront as well as bars and restaurants on Main Street. Would recommend Hussars for steaks and wine at a reasonable price.
On our next break to South Africa if in Cape Town would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: Select garden room doors open onto patio/pool area.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PansyanChunk
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DBalbach, General Manager at Cape Diem Lodge, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
The Cape Diem Team is always happy when our guests are happy!

Thank you for taking the time to write to us- we really appreciate your reviews as this helps our future guests with their decisions ....

We trust that you are well

The Cape Diem Team and Managment
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London, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

Although travelling solo, I had a beautiful large room (first right inside the front door) which was nicely decorated and had good facilities. I loved the big bath for a soak after mountain biking one day. Daniel, Alexandra and all the staff were friendly and helpful, with real local information not just trying to sell tours. The breakfasts were good, can be taken outside in the gardens. The location is good as others have stated, but you need to be prepared to take taxis, especially after dark, however these are very reasonably priced. It was a really good stay and I would like to return one day.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Retired_engineer_58
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DBalbach, Owner at Cape Diem Lodge, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you for taking your time to write to us !

We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us before travelling back to Canada.

You definitely deserved your break from the many months of hard work and we would love to see you again, and perhaps with your son as well !

Many thanks from the Cape Diem Team and Management
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

My boyfriend and I loved our stay at Cape Diem Lodge. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed, our room was very comfortable and clean, and the breakfast was delicious each day. Perfect location for branching off to explore Cape Town and hope to stay here again in the future!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank PhillyTravelChica
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DBalbach, Owner at Cape Diem Lodge, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thank you very much for your positive review and comments!

We are only too happy that you enjoyed Cape Town and Cape Diem LODGE and would love to see you again in the future...

All the best to both of you

The Cape Diem Staff and Management Team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

We went on our honeymoon to cape Town and cape diem lodge was a perfect choice. The staff treated Us great. The breakfast was varied and good quality. The Rooms were cousy and clean. Good choice if you want to really live the cape Town. Experience. The hotel owners gave Us help full tips and asisted us with our requieremets

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Iggyxii
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DBalbach, Owner at Cape Diem Lodge, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thanks for your wonderful comments and taking the time to write to us!

We really appreciate that you take effort to review us and are delighted that we were your choice to celebrate your honeymoon......

All the best to you !

The Cape Diem Staff Team and Management
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Msida, Malta
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

Great location close to the V&A waterfront, beautiful décor, free Wifi, large and clean rooms, coffee machine in the room, great breakfast to start the day and the personal attention by Alexandra and her staff. Would recommend highly. Below the Table mountain.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank DavidColinMartin
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DBalbach, Owner at Cape Diem Lodge, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thank you so much to both of you for your wonderful comments!

We are so happy that you had a wonderful time with us.

We certainly would like to see you again in the future and wish you lots of happiness and sunny days back home in Malta.

Warm regards from the Cape Diem Management and Team
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Additional Information about Cape Diem Lodge

Property: Cape Diem Lodge
Address: 11 Vesperdene Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 163 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Cape Diem Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Don’t expect the ordinary…”better sleeping, better relaxing, better eating – better Cape Diem LODGE!” In our brand new and stylish Cape Diem LODGE you’ll find victorian charm, mixed with an award winning european interior design and all of that in the heart of vibrant Cape Town. Let us free you from the normal hotel stress. Our fresh, host and easy team wants to treat you like friends and as such, you will be sure to come. The house represents one of the first Farm Houses in Greenpoint, dating back to early 1875, equipped with the latest of modern interior, set in a beautifully landscaped garden with a sparkling pool and a Teak wood sundeck, where you’ll enjoy your rich english breakfast in the morning. It is gently attached to the lower slopes of Signal Hill, overlooking the Bay, Blouwberg Strand, Robben Island and the VA Waterfront and only minutes away from the cities major attractions.Our idea to “relaunche” and converte this victorian jewel from early 1900, in one of Cape Towns most thought after positions, into a luxurious meeting point for friends from around the world, came with a blink of an eye. The complete restoration in 2007/2008 was taking us several month and carried out with the greatest care to details. Influences of old and new, local and global, come together in playful harmony. Our motto: contemporary design in historical surroundings!In the heart of the house, you’ll be able to relax in our cosy and elegant lounge. Enjoy a book and a glas of exquisit south african wine or lay back in front of our open fire place during the winter.Our perfectly appointed rooms are offered in Classic or Superior. The interior is inspired by the new generation of young south african designers. Light and characterised by innumerable details, as well as kingsized beds, innovative bathrooms, state of the art self controled cooling & heating system, LCD Flatscreen TV’s & DVD’s and a fully loaded minibar including south african wines and champagne. Our complimentary wireless Lan internet connection does not only cater our friends on business, but may be enjoyed by everyone. Furthermore, all of our guest rooms are equipped with a CD sound experience, an Nespresso Coffee station, self dial telephones, digital safe, hair dryer, bathrobes + slippers, luxury bath ameneties, shower & bath and so much more… Why not trying out our pillow menu? Challenge us – what more can we get you?We also would like to offer you a personal, secure and hassle free pick-up in a luxury SUV from or to the Airport to the Cape Diem LODGE at a total of only R 450,- for 2 guests/per way. We only ask you for an early reservation and your exact flight details – leave the rest to us!We wish you already today the best possible trip to Cape Town and a very pleasant stay at your Cape Diem Lodge.Warm regards from Cape Town,Your Cape Diem LODGE Team ... more   less 
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