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Liberty Lodge

33 De Lorentz Street Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
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Breakfast in the courtyard
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5.0
#12 of 48 B&Bs in Cape Town Central
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
Over the years, this classic Cape Town bed & breakfast has earned an enviable reputation for relaxed and genuine hospitality. Originally a Victorian gentleman's house, Liberty Lodge became a fabric emporium and even a bordello in the 1940s! Today, it combines a skillful mix of Victorian, Art Deco and contemporary decor, with some stunning feature pieces. Perfectly situated to make the most of your Cape Town holiday or business trip, Liberty Lodge sits on the lower slopes between Table Mountain cable car station and Cape Town CBD. Restaurants and cafes abound in trendy Tamboerskloof and tourist sights are in close proximity. The four uniquely decorated rooms are equipped with air-conditioning and heaters, an electronic wall safe, hairdryer, a range of toiletries and most importantly comfortable beds! Complimentary wi-fi and safe on street parking is available. A hearty hot and cold breakfast is served every morning to set you up for the day either inside or outside in the charming ground-floor greenery courtyard. This homely Tamboerskloof Bed and Breakfast provides your respite from a busy day and is run by owner, Ruth Parsons, who extends a warm, personal welcome. Liberty Lodge appeals to young and old, singles and couples, on holiday or working, all of whom know that convivial surroundings and a comfortable bed waits.No Children under 12 allowed!!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Parking
Wifi
Car hire
Shops
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Safe
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Iron
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
423Reviews1Q+A72Room tips

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RAS1996 wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York7 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay at Liberty Lodge! Ruth greets every guest like family and works so hard to make sure you enjoy every moment of your stay in Cape Town. Lisa and Tandy took wonderful care of us and provided a delicious breakfast each day - I miss the eggs and coffee! The Lodge is in a great location - short walk to great restaurants and shopping on Kloof Street, all very affordable as well. Rooms were spacious, clean and quiet. I really enjoyed the group breakfast outside each morning and getting to know our fellow travelers. Highly recommend Liberty Lodge for your Cape Town travels!
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Ruth P, Owner at Liberty Lodge
Responded 5 Feb 2020
Hi there! I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay here at the Lodge. Lisa, Tandi and I do everything we can to make sure everyone feels at home - it is a totally different experience than staying in impersonal hotels. I hope everything went well after you left Cape Town and hope that perhaps one day you will return. My best wishes to you both Ruth
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Elisabeth T wrote a review Jan 2020
Paris, France16 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a great stay at Liberty Lodge ! We enjoyed the big room with a view on the mountains, where you could see the sun rise if you woke up early enough. No noise from the streets at all. The bed is a cloud !! So so confortable and the bathroom amenities were great. The lodge is ideally located near busy streets - Ruth, our host, was very kind and had great tips on how to get around and what to do in the Cape. We also enjoyed the delicious breakfast made by the team. Overall a great stay! Thanks, Elisabeth
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ruth P, Owner at Liberty Lodge
Responded 5 Feb 2020
Hi Elisabeth, What a lovely review - thank you so much! I know you certainly made good use of your few days here in Cape Town and am glad you found the Lodge so comfortable and well located. My very best wishes to you both. Ruth
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evensstephens wrote a review Oct 2022
Preston, United Kingdom10 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for our first 2 nights in South Africa on a trip organised by Audley Travel. This little guest house is very quaint, a little tired, but the friendly service and advice given by its two hosts was brilliant.

There are many eating and drinking places within 5 minutes walk down hill, but we ate in a fantastic restaurant, Willoughby’s in the V&A Waterfront.

Taxis through Uber or Bolt are really cheap, so getting around is easy…the Hop on and off Red bus is a must! The queues at the Cable car were ridiculously long, so much so we got back on the bus and gave it a miss!

Would we go back again to Liberty Lodge, yes we would if visiting Cape Town again!
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Upstairs rooms have access to the terrace
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Woody Conover wrote a review Oct 2021
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We asked the lodge to pick us up from the airport, and we arrived to meet Ruth, who showed us to our room. Everything was quite clean, the shower was great, and the breakfast always included eggs made to suit, including omelets.
Ruth was very helpful in helping us map out our stay with tours and other places. There's quite a bit to see, and Ruth either helped us with the tour or we used Uber or Bolt as drive services. The lodge was near enough to walk to restaurants for dinner.
We were quite comfortable throughout our stay.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Lunice J wrote a review Mar 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I am very dissapointed in this establishment.

I arrived within the check-in time and nobody to assist me. I initially was going to arrive later but decided on an early arrival since I didn't want to inconvenience the establishment by a late arrival. I had to phone to be allowed inside

Entering the property was also a challenge and once inside I couldn't leave the property, the gate wouldn't open. I did not feel to phone everytime I need anything,
If somebody received me when I arrived all the challenges would have been sorted and I could have asked all the questions. Even if they arrived later to check on me I would have been happy

I had to call for the WiFi password, a proper establishment would have had all rules and regulations typed out and placed strategicall in the room

The coffee making station is outside the room in a common area.which is an inconvenience to guests who wants an early morning coffee. The establishment only has 4 rooms, it should not be difficult nor expensive to have a kettle with tea, coffee and milk in each room

No milk for the coffee,even though I asked twice for it.

I am generally very happy with where I stay but this unfortunately did not meet my expectations 9
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Shirley K wrote a review Oct 2022
Johannesburg1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was my first visit to Cape Town to attend the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon. Nomhle was like a sister who especially prepared a meal for me to have at 4am before my race. Aunty Lisa was like a mother who gave me special attention, making me feel so at home away from home , prepared the most delicious breakfast options which filled me up all day & making wonderful recommendations of places to visit. I appreciated the lemon and honey tea I requested in the evenings to soothe me from different weather changes of the day. The lodge is close by to many tourist attractions which made it easier to find my way around the city for a lady traveling alone. Thank you so much Nomhle & Lisa. I wish to visit again with my family. Keep up the excellent service. God's greatest blessing upon you.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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sb1London wrote a review Apr 2020
Camden, United Kingdom77 contributions68 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Liberty Lodge earlier this year. A small guest house, it is situated just off Kloof Street, so plenty of bars and restaurants are within easy (and safe) walking distance. We stayed in a terrace room, which had AMAZING views of table mountain. As others have said, it really is Ruth's natural charm and hospitality that makes a stay here so enjoyable - definitely worth a look if you are looking for somewhere low key and affordable to stay in Cape Town!
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Date of stay: March 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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ablanc563043 wrote a review Mar 2024
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Despite the overall spaciousness and pleasing aesthetics of the room, several nuances detracted from our overall experience. Upon arrival, we waited outside for approximately 15 minutes, attempting various means to gain entry – knocking, ringing the doorbell, and calling the displayed numbers – all to no avail. Eventually, the host appeared and granted us access.

The communal cupboard on the lower floor, equipped with a microwave and utensils, emitted an unpleasant musty odour. While cleaning one of the plates, I requested a cloth for drying and was handed a used, soiled one. Throughout our stay, the host was intermittently unavailable, and their presence was not consistently noticeable. Inadequate towel provision became evident, and upon inquiry, I was given a damp one. Furthermore, the wifi connection was notably poor. Adding to the discomfort, our downstairs neighbours were loud, with their conversations echoing late into the night.
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Date of stay: February 2024
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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281leannen wrote a review Nov 2022
Graaff-Reinet, South Africa6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I’m not sure how this establishment got a 3 star rating. Cockroach in our room, late breakfast on day 2 of our stay and a packed breakfast was promised for the day of our departure but not delivered. Our host welcomed us on our arrival in her PJs.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is on the street. Street is busy. We landed up parking across the road in another street...
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Curious66747151578 wrote a review Dec 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lodge is located to the city center of Cape Town and close to many attractions. Charmaine and Lisa provided us with a very warm welcome and were very helpful throughout our stay. Room were spacious and very clean. A fridge and plates/cutlery was available downstairs in the living room. There was always plenty of space to park outside in the street.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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janevdp asked a question Jan 2015
UK40 contributions26 helpful votes
Is there secure parking available?
Answer from Ruth P
Cape Town Central, South Africa23 contributions8 helpful votes
Many thanks for your enquiry. We do not have secure parking - parking is directly outside in the street, which poses NO problems. Both residents and guests who rent cars park in the street. Cape Town (especially this area) is very different to say Johannesburg. I hope this helps and with kind regards Ruth
281leannen wrote a tip Nov 2022
Graaff-Reinet, South Africa6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is on the street. Street is busy. We landed up parking across the road in another street because no parking was available."
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evensstephens wrote a tip Oct 2022
Preston, United Kingdom10 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upstairs rooms have access to the terrace"
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Dirk S wrote a tip Feb 2022
Barcelona, Spain6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"we loved the rooms in the first floor!"
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David S wrote a tip Mar 2019
West Byfleet, United Kingdom33 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for upper floor rooms with access to balcony"
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404rajivd wrote a tip Jan 2018
7 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We enjoyed the Rhodes Room--spacious with a great view."
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PRICE RANGE
£22 - £53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
liberty hotel cape town central, liberty lodge bed and breakfast
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownCape Town CentralCity Bowl
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Liberty Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Liberty Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Vortex Shisha (0.2 miles), Christopher Moller Gallery (0.2 miles), and Cape Insights - Special Interest Tours (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Liberty Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Liberty Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Liberty Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Liberty Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Liberty Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Miller's Thumb, The Black Sheep Restaurant, and Arnold's Restaurant.
Does Liberty Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Liberty Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Liberty Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Liberty Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iziko Slave Lodge (1.0 miles), City Hall (0.8 miles), and Iziko Bo Kaap Museum (0.9 miles).
Does Liberty Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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