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“Not bad, not great - for business” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town Lodge
Ranked #71 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Johannesburg
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Not bad, not great - for business”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2012

There are certainly much worse places to stay, however if you do your homework you can find better places however for business it does suffice. If one is able to book in advance then natrually you are able to plan better in advance try a newer hotel or a B&B. Understandably new hotels are better, the finishes, aesthetics, design etc for this would be a critical factor in decising where I stay. would much rather forgo a slightly bigger room for a 'new' room.

All in all I cant rave about it, nor can I reccommend it.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ryanpa35
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Pretoria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

We stayed at the Cape Town Lodge over the christmas holidays last year. I'd like to thank the staff and management for making our stay warm and pleasant. All the effort you put into making guests comfortable and happy made our visit to Cape Town very memorable. Thanks !

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Boldon, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

We were very impressed with our stay at the Cape Town Lodge.

The staff were friendly and helpful. We had arranged a Airport transfer in advance with the Hotel and the driver was waiting for us at arrivals. We arrived at the hotel at 7am (not expecting to be able to check in until 2pm), and our room was ready for us.

We stayed in a suite, and the room was huge. Well furnished and cleaned well daily.

The reception staff were helpful and arranged tours for us.

We had a meal in the hotel restaurant (Butchers Grill) which was excellent - not the cheapest meal in Capetown but well worth it.

Room Tip: We had a suite on 8th floor and it was excellent.
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  • Stayed January 2012, 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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Thank Michael M
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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172 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2012

We were transferred from Adderly Hotel to Cape Town Lodge after the former messed up our reservation (see my review). Staff was courteous and helpful and offered us a better room (the first one being far too small for 2 persons) after inquiring if we were satisfied with the accomodations.

The hotels is located only a couple of blocks from Long Street, the Bo'Kaap district is just across the road (Buitengracht Street) and a busstop for the CityTour bus is also conveniently close by. Otherwise, this hotel caters to both tourists and businessmen alike. Decent, reasonable value for ZAR, but nothing extraordinary...

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JayDee_NL
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Cape Town, South Africa
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2012

One of my best experiences ever. Clean rooms, friendly staff and excellent value for money.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2011

On 14-16 November 2011, I had a conference at Cape Town Lodge. We were told that our things would be "safe" in the Conference Room. On the 16th, when we returned for the last day, we found that our stuff was moved to another room. When I had a look at my things that were moved, I noticed that my pencil clip wasn't there. It has been with me for 25 years and has lots of sentimental value. When inquiring with the personnel, they said they would have a look and get back to me. To date, they haven't. The General Manager (Cindi Onia) was informed about this. Her response is dreadful and unacceptable. She said: "we do not have incidents in the conferencing department as you stating. Our staff has been working here for years and always hand in anything that a guest may have forgotten. The hotel will not be taking responsibility..." How ridiculous is this? She just doesn't give a hell about what I feel and know. How do they stay in business with attitudes like this?

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Travel_addict_girl1
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2011

The room is small with dirty thick carpet. Only two twin beds for two adults. Towels are small and not enough. I don't understand how come they got "4 star".
They charge a hefty price for wifi. The hotel shuttle charges 3 times more than a taxi. Take a look at the bill, they even charge you for "snacks" you never consumed.
Totally nor worth the $, With the same price, you can have other options with much better quality.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Cindy H
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Additional Information about Cape Town Lodge

Property: Cape Town Lodge
Address: 101 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town Central 8001, 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 Free Breakfast Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#45 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#60 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Cape Town Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 123
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