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“Decent City Lodge” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront

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City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront
Ranked #65 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Johannesburg, South Africa
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40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Decent City Lodge”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

It's a City Lodge, and as City Lodges go this one is pretty decent. You don't book City Lodge hotels for their elegance, as they tend to be convenience hotels, so on a convenience score card it hits the top star. For short stays in Cape Town the V&A is a short walk from the hotel, and CBD is equally close. If you are attending an event at the ICC this property will certainly be a cheaper alternative to the Southern Suns / Westin at the ICC. The rooms have everything that you need, and the restaurant serves a decent meal. This hotel does exactly what it's meant to though. It gives you a place to sleep for an overnight stay in Cape Town. I wouldn't necessarily opt for it when going on holiday, but for a quick Rugby weekend, or a business stay over it is perfect.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Johann P
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
We're so glad you found our hotel affordable and convenient - we hope to see you again soon!
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Wrexham County, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

This was our first hotel of a two week visit to South Africa and it was a great base to start from. The check-in was swift and uncomplicated. We had a third floor loft room on a 2 for 3 deal. Great room and very spacious. Everything you would expect of a 4* with a huge comfy bed. We were on a B&B basis, and their breakfast was superb, hats off really great, and a fantastic view of Table Mountain whilst you enjoy it. As can be seen from the title, the location is spot on, we were where you need to be. There are plenty of restaurant's right on the doorstep. The area is very safe at night, a big plus. We had a car delivered here and the parking was taken care of at no charge. Great staff and did I mention the location, highly recommend.

Room Tip: Don't be put off by the loft rooms on the 3rd floor they are very good value.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank philthered
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
We're chuffed you enjoyed your stay and our great location - hope to welcome you again in the not too distant future!
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South Africa
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

The service at this conveniently located hotel was better than several 5 star hotels that I have stayed in on the Waterfront. The rooms were extremely clean and a good size and the bed was comfortable. I had to leave two days earlier due to an emergency and Roxanne dealt very professionally with my query on cancelling at short notice. I received my refund a few days after check-out and was not charged for canceled days. I also received a good discount when I booked online using a local store loyalty card ("Clicks"). Management is definitely doing something right. No prizes for guessing where I'll be staying on future trips. This is one of those gems that you don't want to share for fear that it will be full when you book. :>) Keep up the good service also the baggage handler. BTW, I found that the short walk between the Waterfront proper and the hotel was safe at all hours.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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3 Thank JburgSouthAfrica
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Thanks so much for your kind comments - we're chuffed you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again soon.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

The Location of this hotel is perfect. Value for money and great service standards

All the City Lodge group hotels are good value for money, great locations and great staff.

Their website is easy to use and they got great specials

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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2 Thank limpo
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Bangalore
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23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

This is a nice hotel in one of the pretty areas of Cape Town (as I understood it from my local guide). I got a room with a great view of Table Mountain (which unfortunately was under the clouds for most of my stay) as well as the boats harbored in the quay. The room was luxurious and very quiet despite being near a dock where a large ship was being repaired with all the accompanying noise. It's also a short walk away from a mall with lots of shopping and a variety of restaurants as well as a few markets and also the aquarium. The historical area of Cape Town is also short taxi-ride away. I felt absolutely safe walking around the area with plenty of people milling about even late at night. The included breakfast was sumptuous and the staff very courteous and responsive. All in all, I had a pleasant stay.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank tvarad
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Thanks for your review - we're glad you enjoyed your stay, sorry that there was cloud over the mountain, but that's one of the few things we can't arrange for our guests!
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Dublin, Ireland
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96 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

Hotel itself is ok - good size rooms and comfortable and ok value for money. The service however is excellent and the food in the restaurant is fabulous. The steak was so good I have never tasted anything better anywhere, Its was melt in your mouth fabulous. The location is great and close to everything.

We will be back in December its a great little hotel but Im going just for the steak :-)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AngoDublin
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Madurai, India
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113 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

I stayed in a room from where I can see the main road. The rooms are well maintained and clean. The staff are trained and and offer great assistance. Waterfront is at a walkable distance. After work, you can walk up to waterfront and back to hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 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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Thank rduraikannan
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Additional Information about City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront

Property: City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront
Address: Cnr Dock and Alfred Roads | P O Box 6025, Roggebaa, Cape Town Central 8012, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#44 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#46 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront 3*
Number of rooms: 207
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A centrally located hotel at the gateway to the vibrant and dynamic V and A Waterfront, within walking distance of Cape Town’s CBD, close to the N2 motorway and 15 minutes from the international airport. A nautical theme runs through the hotel and a spa-pool is available for guests to relax in the warm Cape weather. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
City Lodge v And a Waterfront
City Lodge v&a Waterfront Hotel Cape Town Central
City Hotel Cape Town
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City Lodge Waterfront Cape Town
City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront Cape Town, South Africa

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