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“Exceeded expectations in every way!”
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Cape Cadogan
Ranked #12 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Bowen Island, Canada
1 review
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“Exceeded expectations in every way!”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

On our previous trip to Cape Town, we stayed at a very lovely B&B in the suburbs. This time, we asked our travel agent to suggest a location closer to the city centre and waterfront. She recommended two large hotels -- plus the Cape Cadogan. Thankfully, we made the right choice! Our 4-day stay at the Cape Cadogan turned out to be the perfect finale to a very busy trip through South Africa. The location, the service, the ambiance and amenities simply exceeded our expectations in every way.

First of all, we had the extreme good fortune to be housed in the owners' villa, which is only available on occasion. This suite is without doubt the most stylish, spacious and comfortable accommodation we have ever enjoyed on our travels, without being "over the top" in any way. The suite was beautiful and tranquil, which a charming private courtyard providing an oasis in the middle of one of the world's most vibrant cities. But that was only one aspect of the "WOW Factor" we experienced at the Cape Cadogan.

We found the staff to be outstanding from the moment we were greeted by Allen on arrival, to the amazing service provided by operations manager Jisca in orchestrating a catered evening for our Cape Town friends, to the friendly greeting we received from Monica in the breakfast room each morning. Staff members here are, by and large, young -- but they are among the most consummate professionals we've ever encountered in the hospitality industry. We enjoyed 6-star service right across the board.

We loved the location. A restored historic home, within walking distance to all the tourist things we enjoyed -- and with a staff who provided just the right guidance on what to do, where to go, etc., without ever being intrusive.

This is a unique and special place in a fabulous city. We could not have asked for more -- except a return visit.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for our 5 nights in Cape Town and couldn't have asked for anything better. While there are hotels with nicer rooms and closer to city center, there is not a single place that can touch the service quality of More Quarters. The staff was super attentive, bent over backwards to ensure our stay was great and had nothing buy phenomenal suggestions for places to eat. When we make it back to Cape Town, we would have no reservations about staying here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Nice small hotel on outskirts of city centre area is very comfortable with tantalising views of table mountain and adjacent to Kloof street which leads to vibrant Long street. Great breakfast, but too small to have its own restaurant

Room Tip: Luxury room with large en-suite (room 4) was very good
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Just left the Cape Cadogan. What a treat! Every member of the staff went out of their way to make you feel special. They could not do enough. Insisted that they make dinner reservations for the 5 nights we were there the moment we arrived - all about the food - and their recommendations were great. We had Room 3 which had a fabulous bathroom and private courtyard with a fountain. Only complaint was it was near the kitchen and you could hear a hit of noise at 6AM when the kitchen workers arrived.

We had stayed at Tinga Narina for 3 nights before arriving in CT. Another MORE fabulous property. We could never ask for MORE!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

We spent 5 nights at the Cape Cadogan at the start of our honeymoon. The service was incredible. The staff, the beautiful decor, the lovely suite and the extra special honeymoon touches made for a great experience. I do understand other peoples concern about the traffic noise, it was noticeable, but the guest house is so beautiful I wouldn't let the traffic noise deter you. it was so much more enjoyable to stay in this boutique guest house as oppose to a mainstream high rise hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Had a thoroughly enjoyable 5 night stay in this small, chic hotel. Exceptionally helpful staff whose recommendations for restaurants, routes etc were spot on and who booked attractions, taxis etc instantly. Great breakfasts; complimentary sherry and canapes early evening. A shuttle was available to take guests to the Waterfront in the evenings. The area felt secure and security staff kept an eye on our car. All Cape Town attractions were a short drive away. Our one niggle- we could have done with a couple of easy chairs in our room. Those who want Grand Hotel facilities might prefer to look elsewhere. Those who, like us, prefer friendly, responsive and intimate accommodation need look no further.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Troy, Michigan
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

The wonderfull little hotel is everyhing the traveler could hope for. We as a couple felt like we very visiting the old Africa you read about, but with all the mod-cons such as AC, we knew we didn't have to worry about anything. The staff was friendly and they were also very helpful at find us a place along the Garden Route. Please read our other reviews!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Cape Cadogan

Property: Cape Cadogan
Address: 5 Upper Union Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#17 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#26 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Cape Cadogan 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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

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