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“Fine, nothing special”
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Cape Town Lodge
Ranked #74 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Montreal, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Fine, nothing special”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

This hotel is a bit dated. Tie rooms were fine for one one night or two, but I wouldn't stay there for very long. Our room was down a long winding corridor somewhere in the depths of the hotel. In the small lobby there was a restaurant that looked like some sort of a steak house. Parking was fine in the hotel too. You can walk down the hill to the main street, not far. Try other places before booking here. We only stayed here because we got a hotwire room and didn't know which hotel it would be until it was too late.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2014

I recently attended a global conference and due to the volume of visitors in Cape Town, our choices were limited.
The Cape Town Lodge charged ludicrous rates and offered sub-standard service. The hotel in general is small, cramped, old and dark. The decor is old majority of the rooms are crying for a revamp.
the staff were friendly enough and meals were avarage. All in all - we didnt have too many options - I however, will not spend time or money in this hotel again.

Room Tip: there are massive differnces between the entry level rooms and the "superior" rooms. If yo...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Stockholm, Sweden
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120 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2014

We found this place on an 85% off deal. And for that price I have now complaints what so ever. But for paying the full price you would at least expect to receive some free internet and/or maybe parking. The hotel itself is nice with a pool on the roof, staff is friendly and helpful and the hotel is situated close to Long street with lots of restaurants and bars.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 3, 2014

Couldn't fault this hotel and we had just come off the QM2.
Lovely breakfast while serenaded with a grand piano.
Huge room with lovely views, a perfect end to our holiday.
Bedding seems to be changed everyday,bliss

Room Tip: We had a superior room with an unnecessary extra bedroom but loads of space. Suites looked amazing
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Black Creek, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2014

Great place and close to everything including the Cape Town water front. Large clean rooms. Great Restaurant !
Good price point ..
Lobby to small and very limited parking. Incredible great Breakfast every morning !
We were happy ..

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2014

We stayed here one night on arrival in South Africa and on our last night before leaving. Hotel was fresh and clean with a small top floor swimming pool in a suntrap. Room was huge and had all we needed. Porters were very efficient at all times. Will stay again one day.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2014

i spent 3 nights at this establishment
while the check in staff were efficient same cannot be said for the rest of the staff
it appears that the staff make you feel like they are doing you a favour when a request is made
at best the room i had can be considered average
it was tiny and despite a request for a room higher up and the fact that the hotel was not entirely full this request was not fulfilled.
what did guile me about the hotel was the parking arrangement wherein you have to leave your keys with an attendant and that then meant that i was forced to empty my car each evening and leaving the keys at the parking office
the night staff are not exactly very polite and perhaps need schooling in social skills
as for the hotel it is on the main road into cape town and that means constant traffic
the lifts are scary and in my opinion have not been maintained
room maintenance is lacking
i stayed here after having read a few reviews and my experiences were very different from the previous reviewers
i will not stay here again

Room Tip: if possible avoid the 6th floor
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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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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