We booked this hotel as we thought it would be central for restaurants, ie Kloof Street. I can only say the road it's in is a cut-through from Kloof Nek and consequently busy with cars travelling at speed at times, and we never ate in Kloof St!
It's part of the travel group, More Quarters and was staffed by various employees, so lacked the personal touch, but they were more than happy to book excursions for you. There was a lounge with 2 large settees & decanters of port & sherry on the coffee table, to encourage guests to mingle. The sitting area by reception had a computer with free wi-fi. The (tiny) pool area had 4 loungers by it, plus tables & chairs on the patio, where breakfast is taken. The breakfasts were sufficient but I didn't like the way the kitchen staff would clear the table next to you & then spray any marks with a strong chemical cleaner - not pleasant when you're eating.
Room tips: Don't have room 6. This "luxury" room had a balcony overlooking said busy road & was consequently noisy, The balcony doors & window had paint peeling off them & were difficult to shut, despite the gaps where they'd shrunk. The bathroom sink was badly stained. It was the drainage problem, though, that we refused to tolerate. When we shown this room, the receptionist apologised for (in her own words) the strong chemical smell. It was because they'd flushed them, as they did each week... hmm. We gave it a chance, but it was clear the next morning from the gurgling & different odours that there was an ongoing problem here. The young receptionist couldn't address our request to be moved & as we had an excursion booked, we said we'd sort it out on our return. In the afternoon, a different receptionist showed us to a different room.
Room 2. (also "luxury") No smells, but the bathroom sink was actually damaged - gouges out of it! It was smaller than room 6 with only 1 wardrobe, but the little courtyard was more pleasant. This was un-overlooked as it had a garage door at the rear. The main problem with this room was the paper-thin walls. It was in a short corridor opposite the reception desk so we were subsequently woken by every late-comer or early leaver.
This really needs an overhaul.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Offering a rare combination of historic exteriors with classic modern bohemian interiors, it was ‘Victorianised’ in 1912 and declared a National Monument in 1984. Its charm and character is matched with its desirable location amongst the popular restaurants, street cafes and stylish boutique shops of Kloof Street, the heart of Cape Town. More Cape Cadogan is owned and managed by the More Hotels Private Collection. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Cape Cadogan Hotel Cape Town Central
- The Cape Town Cadogan
- The Hotel Cape Town
- Cape Cadogan Cape Town, South Africa