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Rose Lodge
Ranked #24 of 163 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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“Nice Stay!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

I had a great time at Rose Lodge. It is situated very close to the center of Cape Town and the Table Mountain National Park. The room was spacious and very clean. I will definitely stay this B&B again when I visit to Cape Town. I strongly recommend.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Valeria M
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Camillelachance, Owner at Rose Lodge, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thank you Valeria !
We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us so much. Nice to meet a fellow Torontonian as well !
Best regards,
Amanda, Edward, Coco, Teddy, & Bruce
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Uppsala, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

We stayed 10 nights in 22 on Rose, upstairs. Great clean room with roof terrace, the breakfast selfserved in the kitchen was great, we could eat it whenever we wanted. The staff is very friendly and we lent a mobilephone in case of emergency/taxi/Bruce etc. Location is great, 20 min to Waterfront, 10 min to city. Will absolutely be back next time I go to Cape Town. Nice, calm neighborhood with guards everywhere during night time, so you feel really secure as well. We hardly noticed the calls to prayer from the mosque. Big thanks to Bruce and Edward!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank erikawestberg
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Camillelachance, Manager at Rose Lodge, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Thank you so much. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay so much.
Kind regards,
Amanda, Edward, Coco, Teddy, & Bruce
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Muelheim An Der Ruhr, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

We had a great time at Rose Lodge. It is situated very close to the center of Cape Town and the Table Mountain National Park. Bruce was very nice and had a lot of useful information for us (restaurants etc.)!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank SAguest2013
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Camillelachance, Owner at Rose Lodge, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
We are always happy when our guests have enjoyed their stay with us.
Regards,
Amanda, Edward, Coco, Teddy, & Bruce
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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

We stayed 3 nights at Rose Lodge and we really enjoyed our stay! We had a very good welcome from Edward.

Spacious and modern room for 2, very well located in the Bo-Kaap neighborhood with many restaurants nearby (one must give a try to the cape malay food!).

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Pierre A
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Camillelachance, Owner at Rose Lodge, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us.
Regards,
Amanda, Edward, & Bruce
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Pretoria
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

My stay at Rose lodge was good above expectations; If anything, the listing understates what you get, especially considering price. An ample breakfast is served at Rose lodge. The whole lodge is neat, modern and in good order, and the rooms are very clean and well appointed.

It is worth noting that you are staying in the Bo-Kaap, and the vibrant street life and calls to prayer of the surrounding Mosques form part of the experience. You are within walking distance to most of the best places to see in the Cape Town City Bowl, and a short Taxi ride away from the rest.

The staff (Edward and Amanda) were friendly, well-informed and accommodating, and provided myself and the other guests with dependable and insightful information on Cape Town. The list of restaurants and other travel information provided is a nice extra, and well worth looking at.

My thanks to Bruce, Edward and Amanda for a lovely stay in this vibrant and lively part of Cape Town.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Cobus1978
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Camillelachance, Owner at Rose Lodge, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thank you for your positive review.
Kind Amanda, Edward, Coco, Teddy, & Bruce
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

I am artist management agency and booked a room for two performers coming to Cape Town from Johannesburg. This was the first time we used Rose Lodge and the choice was convenience of the location. We paid in full for their stay. When they arrived at the guesthouse, it was requested that they leave their ID books with reception as well as pay a deposit of R600 for their stay. The T&Cs only stipulate a copy of their IDs was necessary. I offered that I come in and cover the deposit he requested in cash.
The owner Bruce, refused to find a solution. He put the phone down on me twice and threw the girls on their street at 630pm with their bags. He kept saying this was a security regulation. For what? The room was paid for in full and we agreed to all of the unreasonable terms he proposed after he met the girls. This was clearly a racist episode. I very much doubt he would behave the same way should the guests have been a middle aged white couple.
I would not recommend this place to anyone ever. Nobody should support this attitude in a country that is still struggling with the politics of race.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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3 Thank Major24
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Camillelachance, Owner at Rose Lodge, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
This guest booked a room with her credit card not mentioning that the booking was not for herself. She agreed to our terms and conditions when booking (which are our cancellation policy and the following) :

Please note that guests paying by credit card are required to present a valid photo ID and the credit card upon check in. ...
Bookings where the guest is not the credit card holder will not be accepted unless the guest produces upon check-in a hand signed photocopy of the credit card (front & back) and a valid copy of the card holder's ID.

Please understand that we have implemented this policy to protect our clients and our company from credit card fraud. If guests cannot present the necessary documents on arrival we cannot honour the reservation. This was the case here. This policy has nothing to do with racism. It is a security issue, and the same policy is used by most hotels in Cape Town.
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Our room was very spacious, clean and comfortable and would certainly stay there again should our travels take us to Cape Town again. The landlord went out of his way to help us and his staff were very good.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lynn & Neil M
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Camillelachance, Manager at Rose Lodge, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
Kind regards,Abigail, Amanda, Edward, Coco, Teddy, & Bruce
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Property: Rose Lodge
Address: 28 Rose Street | Bo-Kaap, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > Schotsche Kloof
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 163 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rose Lodge, 22 on Rose and Wale Lodge are located in Rose and Wale Street in the colorful historic Muslim Malay Quarter (Bo-Kaap) of Cape Town. It is only a 5 minute walk from downtown CT or the trendy De Waterkant Village (cafes, restaurants, bars & clubs), and within walking distance of Cape Town International Convention Centre, and the V&A Waterfront. All rooms are en-suite with shower (bath) & toilet, TV, safe, air-conditioning, heating, and coffee & tea facilities.The rooms in these old "Malay" houses are not big, but they are all en-suite, with TVs, safes, air-conditioning and heating. Coffee & tea facilities are available in the kitchens and free wifi in the communal areas. We provide a laundry service if required and can arrange your transfers or tours. We are a non-smoking guesthouse and are dog friendly. A substantial continental self-serve buffet breakfast is provided.English, German, and French are spoken. ... more   less 
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