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Welgelegen
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Wonderful!!”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

We stayed here for three nights. The place was very nice. The room was big and comfortable with a beautiful view of Table Mountain. Breakfast had the best fruit salad I have ever had!! Conveniently located near Klooth Rd so you can take a short walk to a large selection of good restaurants. Ten minutes from the very busy V&A Waterfront. Massage was great! Overall, LOVED it!!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

My children and I spent 3 nights at the Welgelegen while visiting CapeTown, and had a wonderful experience. The rooms are spacious, well appointed, with high ceilings, and lots of Victorian charm, My room had it's own private courtyard, as well as views of Table Mountain - amazing. The staff were all friendly and accommodating, and the daily breakfast that is included provided many delicious choices.

There are many restaurants within walking distance, and the waterfront area is just a short taxi ride away. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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London
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

This is a peaceful retreat from a hectic city, and is well placed for visits to Table Mountain. Close to Kloof Street, this is a well located guest house. Positioned at the end of a peaceful cul de sac, which allows for plenty of guest parking, its in the quiet and safe suburb of Garden. Formed from two Victorian-style houses - extending between Stephen Street and Hofmeyer - they are connected by a paved garden, with loungers and featuring a plunge pool.

The house is run by a warm and efficient team - including the day time manager, Colleen, and the night manager, Simon, who are generally to be found in the reception building, tucked away below the house. The dining room staff and groundsman are similarly friendly and welcoming.

On arrival you will find a small bottle of port and a welcome tray of fruit. Facilities include complimentary Wi-Fi , as well as satellite TV, air-conditioning, home made biscuits and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. Taxis can be booked direct from your room or, at request, by the concierge service. A folder with local information - including details of take away food services - is a useful addition.

The house also includes a therapy centre - massages are available on request. And if we had arrived in Cape Town from the UK, the Flight Recovery Package sounded very appealing.

The buildings have been lovingly restored and the owner, Fiona Evans, has a great eye for combining South African art with a touch of period bohemia to create the very definition of a boutique hotel. Breakfast - served in the lovely dining room, with contemporary furnishings and eclectic African art, which opens onto the pool terrace - includes a range of fresh fruit salad, juices, cheeses, cold meats, yoghurt, cereals and bread, plus hot food cooked to order. The adjoining sitting room/library is spacious, high ceilinged yet cosy.

Our room wasn't huge, but it was well appointed. It included its own private garden with views of Table Mountain, a lily pond, and gold fish.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

We stayed for 6 nights at Welgelegen and it is a wonderful oasis in beautiful Cape Town. A victorian style property, stylishly decorated in greys and dark reds, with candles, and rose and jasmine burners around - delicious!!
We arrived on the early flight from London, and Fiona the owner was delightful, letting us have some breakfast and sit in the courtyard (although I have to admit to snoozing, such is the comfort of the area)
Our room was large with an even larger bathroom over-looking the Table Mountain, and the courtyard, with tables, chairs, loungers and sofa and a lovely plunge pool.
The staff are excellent interested in what you are doing and visiting, and remember what you eat and talk about - superb.
On arrival there is a bottle of port in your room, a fruit bowl and a jar of homemade biscuits - scrumptious!
Fiona and her staff will recommend places to eat and visit, and book tables for you, they are adjacent to Kloof Street, so there is plenty of excellent choice within a short walk.
The breakfasts are fresh and interesting, and the wait staff friendly and helpful. Each evening there is an honesty bar, and we enjoyed a drink at sundown in both the courtyard setting and the lovely lounge. Even though Welgelegen was full throughout our stay it never felt like there was anyone else there which is a great recommendation for the establishment.
I would say go here in a heart beat - also great value for money!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

We stayed here for four nights and have nothing but good to say about Welgelegen. All of the staff were very accommodating, great attention to detail throughout the whole hotel, lovely breakfast, brilliant rooms. Would definitely recommend.

Room Tip: we very much enjoyed the room with a courtyard - nice outside space with a sunbed.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

Just got back from 4 night stay, can't recommend this place highly enough. From Zacci our knowledgeable and jovial driver / tour guide, Fiona and Coleen front of house helping us with reservations, planning, general helping to make our stay so positive and the rest of the team who always met us with big smiles and a keeness to help everyone tried their best to make our stay happy and successful. We thank you all!

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Carmel, Indiana
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

We loved our 4 night stay at the Welgelegen in Cape Town. It's in a safe, convenient neighborhood. The common areas of the house are comfortable, yet classy, and with a modern African flair. Our family suite was perfect for us (me, my husband and our 27-yr old daughter) ...Spacious, contemporary, clean and comfortable. We had a balcony overlooking the courtyard and had views of table mountain. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfasts were amazing!! There were goodies available all day. Cafe Paradiso is only a block away and a great restaurant for dinner. The Table Mountain tram is only a few minutes away. We would definitely recommend the Welgelegen to all friends and relatives who visit Cape Town.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Welgelegen
Address: 6 Stephen Street, Cape Town Central 8001, 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 155 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Welgelegen 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Welgelegen Boutique Hotel - an urban sanctuary in the heart of Cape Town". ... more   less 
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