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“Relaxed, Comfortable, Charming.”

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Cape Heritage Hotel
Ranked #11 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Relaxed, Comfortable, Charming.”
Reviewed May 14, 2008

The hotel is in a very central location and is converted from one of the many old Dutch colonial houses in the district. Originally chose this hotel after reading so much good feedback from other Tripadvisor members, and that was certainly good advice. The staff are all very friendly and consequently the hotel has a very relaxed feel. The luxury room was interestingly decorated (as are many others we had a sneak peek into when the doors were open for cleaning: they are all individually designed) Bed was comfortable, and generally the ameneties were of a decent standard. The highlights for me were the lounges with comfy sofas where you could catch up with the newspaper, and the courtyard where you could sit in the shade and take breakfast in the morning, or a drink from the tapas bar next door in the evening. This is a refreshing change from the concrete megahotels that abound in big cities and thoroughly recommend it. Note: the hotel will be closed for about 6 weeks starting in June for refurbishment.

  • Liked — The courtyard dining area and the relaxed feel
  • Disliked — the extractor fan didn't work in the bathroom (no big deal.......)
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2008

All the reviews are true - this is a fantastic hotel. Small and central with exceptional staff. It is surrounded by little wine bars and restaurants in a beautiful historic part of the city.

My only regret is that we moved to another hotel to save a few hundred rand. I will not make that mistake again.

Highly Recommended.

  • Liked — History of the building and Superb Service
  • Disliked — Price.
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2008

We just returned from a wonderful holiday in Capetown and Kruger National Park. We were in Capetown for 4 days and stayed at the Cape Heritage Hotel. The Hotel is a small beautiful place that is made special by the people that run it. The room we stayed in was spacious with all the amenities. The bathroom was big and wonderful. However what makes the place stand out is the drive and spirit that the staff displays. They are a happy family and it reflects in their behavior and willingness to help. The tone is clearly set by the manager Sam, who is a wonderful person with a true "service" attitude. The other staff members; Jody, Kelly, Melissa, Grant, and whole lot of others, are people who make every minute of your stay there, memorable. We enjoyed every thing about the hotel; the great foyer outside, where we had nice Breakfast every morning, the proximity to very nice and affordable restaurants, a short walk to V&A ,and the nearness to all major attractions. I am an avid traveler and have stayed in all corners of the world; Cape Heritage Hotel will clearly stay in my fond memories for a long long time. The place is a true epitome of great service.

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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Corfe Castle, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2008

There is little that we can add to all the reviews already posted, this really is an exceptional hotel. It is small and intimate, the staff really do know your name and how your trip is going; their attention to detail and genuine interest in us enjoying ourselves was a real revelation. Our room (7) was absolutely beautiful and very well appointed, despite overlooking the terrace of the restaurant next door we were not disturbed and the road outside didn't seem too noisy. We can highly recommend the Caveau (next door) for an excellent meal, also the Africa Cafe was great fun (be sure to book early) and is in easy walking distance. The staff thoroughly deserve their 'Traveller's Choice' award and are very proud of it. The goodbye song & dance crowned a truly memorable stay.

  • Liked — Beautiful decor, breakfast under the grapevine
  • Disliked — Nothing, really did love it all!
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Dublin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2008

Have just returned from a fabulous trip to SA. First night stayed in Cape Heritage and just could not believe our luck. This is a gorgeous hotel. Everything was fantastic. I could not rate it highly enough. There are a number of great restaurants in the immediate vicinity including Caveau which I can recommend.
The courtyard is a joy for an after dinner drink. breakfast is delicious and I recommend the oats which are mixed with cinnimon, yoghurt and fresh fruit. My 12 year old daughter also loved it. and the extra bed which we requested in the room was better than most hotel beds. I cannot rate it highly enough which is more than I can say about our other and more expensive accommodation at the Waterfront at the end of the holiday.

Stayed March 2008
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belgium
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61 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2008

This is a great hotel with superlative staff. We stayed 4 nights in March in a suite which accommodated 2 adults and 2 teenage children. This was our first trip to Cape Town and we were uncertain of where best to base ourselves. We were really thankful we did not opt for Waterfront. This is not the real Cape Town. It could be Disneyland. Cape Heritage on the other hand is in the real city. Everything you could want is close by including good restaurants. Taxis are cheap if you want to go further afield in the evenings. But the real plus about the hotel, is the charm of the staff and the enormous efforts they go to to keep the customer satisfied. Sam went out of her way even to ensure that every wish was fulfilled. I travel a lot for business and can only wish there were more hotels like this.

  • Liked — character of hotel and quality of staff
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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Kent, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2008

It is so rare for a single hotel to have everything you want in one package but the Cape Heritage manages that and more. Should I list them? Why not! Great location (within easy walk of downtown), amazing personal service, super big room (and bathroom), comfy bed, air con, interesting building, good breakfasts, surrounded by excellent places to eat (the Savoy Cabbage is a delight), cheap chauffeur service (in Mercedes limos, no less), and a bit of a bonus in the enclosed courtyard where you could enjoy a drink or a snack from one of the restaurants or bars in the complex, or simply sit there in the shade and relax. The staff are friendly and helpful, the service discreet but efficient. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer!

  • Liked — Space, service, character
  • Disliked — Lots of stairs!
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cape Heritage Hotel
Address: 90 Bree Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#11 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#13 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#14 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Cape Heritage Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in Heritage Square in the heart of Cape Town, the Cape Heritage is a boutique four star hotel that is historic and contemporary; intimate and lively; and stylish and cozy. Originally built in 1771, the hotel has 17 individually decorated bedrooms, which not only retain the charm of the past but are also equipped with an array of modern comforts. The hotel opens out onto a courtyard that houses the oldest living grapevine in South Africa ... more   less 
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