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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cape Diem Lodge

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Cape Diem Lodge
Ranked #38 of 156 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
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London, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
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“Lovely house and people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Although travelling solo, I had a beautiful large room (first right inside the front door) which was nicely decorated and had good facilities. I loved the big bath for a soak after mountain biking one day. Daniel, Alexandra and all the staff were friendly and helpful, with real local information not just trying to sell tours. The breakfasts were good, can be taken outside in the gardens. The location is good as others have stated, but you need to be prepared to take taxis, especially after dark, however these are very reasonably priced. It was a really good stay and I would like to return one day.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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DBalbach, Owner at Cape Diem Lodge, responded to this review, 6 August 2013
Thank you for taking your time to write to us !

We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us before travelling back to Canada.

You definitely deserved your break from the many months of hard work and we would love to see you again, and perhaps with your son as well !

Many thanks from the Cape Diem Team and Management
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

My boyfriend and I loved our stay at Cape Diem Lodge. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed, our room was very comfortable and clean, and the breakfast was delicious each day. Perfect location for branching off to explore Cape Town and hope to stay here again in the future!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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DBalbach, Owner at Cape Diem Lodge, responded to this review, 22 July 2013
Thank you very much for your positive review and comments!

We are only too happy that you enjoyed Cape Town and Cape Diem LODGE and would love to see you again in the future...

All the best to both of you

The Cape Diem Staff and Management Team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013 via mobile

We went on our honeymoon to cape Town and cape diem lodge was a perfect choice. The staff treated Us great. The breakfast was varied and good quality. The Rooms were cousy and clean. Good choice if you want to really live the cape Town. Experience. The hotel owners gave Us help full tips and asisted us with our requieremets

  • Stayed July 2013
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DBalbach, Owner at Cape Diem Lodge, responded to this review, 22 July 2013
Thanks for your wonderful comments and taking the time to write to us!

We really appreciate that you take effort to review us and are delighted that we were your choice to celebrate your honeymoon......

All the best to you !

The Cape Diem Staff Team and Management
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Msida, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013

Great location close to the V&A waterfront, beautiful décor, free Wifi, large and clean rooms, coffee machine in the room, great breakfast to start the day and the personal attention by Alexandra and her staff. Would recommend highly. Below the Table mountain.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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DBalbach, Owner at Cape Diem Lodge, responded to this review, 28 June 2013
Thank you so much to both of you for your wonderful comments!

We are so happy that you had a wonderful time with us.

We certainly would like to see you again in the future and wish you lots of happiness and sunny days back home in Malta.

Warm regards from the Cape Diem Management and Team
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

Our first 5 nights in Africa were spent at this charming hotel. Not only was it well placed just an easy walk from the Waterfront but it was a home away from home. Friendly staff, clean rooms, superb decor, excellent breakfast, tea and coffee anytime. We hired a car which we could park outside with ease.
Alexandra and Daniel were amazingly helpful and it was hard to say goodbye. Excellent value for money so we would recommend this hotel very highly.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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DBalbach, Owner at Cape Diem Lodge, responded to this review, 28 June 2013
To our Australian friends,

thank you very much for your review !

We really enjoyed your company and hope that you had a very special time with the guerrillas after your stay with us!

We would like to welcome you back any time.

Warm regards

The Cape Diem Lodge Management and Team
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights. Good breakfast, very good location: a few minutes from the Waterfront and close to the Table Mountain! Very nice and helpful staff members! I would recommend this hotel for sure! Also free wifi!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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DBalbach, Owner at Cape Diem Lodge, responded to this review, 28 June 2013
Thank you for your review!

We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us and hope that in the future we can book your stay longer....

Kind regards

Your Cape Diem Lodge Team and Management
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

I stayed at the Cape Diem Lodge for two nights and found it a lovely, quiet hotel in a very good location. 15 minutes walk got you to the Waterfront and an equally simple walk took you into the city centre. Parking was very easy opposite the hotel and although just off the main road there was very little noise. The interior of the hotel was well appointed and had a welcoming & homely atmosphere. The rooms were equally lovely with plenty of space and everything you'd need.
Breakfast was more than adequate with a good selection of self serve options plus a choice of something cooked if required. The staff were attentive, friendly and chatty and made my stay very enjoyable. The garden and pool were kept immaculate which was a lovely outlook when having breakfast.
I would stay here again without hesitation :)

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Cape Diem Lodge

Property: Cape Diem Lodge
Address: 11 Vesperdene Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Region: 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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 156 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Cape Diem Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Don’t expect the ordinary…”better sleeping, better relaxing, better eating – better Cape Diem LODGE!” In our brand new and stylish Cape Diem LODGE you’ll find victorian charm, mixed with an award winning european interior design and all of that in the heart of vibrant Cape Town. Let us free you from the normal hotel stress. Our fresh, host and easy team wants to treat you like friends and as such, you will be sure to come. The house represents one of the first Farm Houses in Greenpoint, dating back to early 1875, equipped with the latest of modern interior, set in a beautifully landscaped garden with a sparkling pool and a Teak wood sundeck, where you’ll enjoy your rich english breakfast in the morning. It is gently attached to the lower slopes of Signal Hill, overlooking the Bay, Blouwberg Strand, Robben Island and the VA Waterfront and only minutes away from the cities major attractions.Our idea to “relaunche” and converte this victorian jewel from early 1900, in one of Cape Towns most thought after positions, into a luxurious meeting point for friends from around the world, came with a blink of an eye. The complete restoration in 2007/2008 was taking us several month and carried out with the greatest care to details. Influences of old and new, local and global, come together in playful harmony. Our motto: contemporary design in historical surroundings!In the heart of the house, you’ll be able to relax in our cosy and elegant lounge. Enjoy a book and a glas of exquisit south african wine or lay back in front of our open fire place during the winter.Our perfectly appointed rooms are offered in Classic or Superior. The interior is inspired by the new generation of young south african designers. Light and characterised by innumerable details, as well as kingsized beds, innovative bathrooms, state of the art self controled cooling & heating system, LCD Flatscreen TV’s & DVD’s and a fully loaded minibar including south african wines and champagne. Our complimentary wireless Lan internet connection does not only cater our friends on business, but may be enjoyed by everyone. Furthermore, all of our guest rooms are equipped with a CD sound experience, an Nespresso Coffee station, self dial telephones, digital safe, hair dryer, bathrobes + slippers, luxury bath ameneties, shower & bath and so much more… Why not trying out our pillow menu? Challenge us – what more can we get you?We also would like to offer you a personal, secure and hassle free pick-up in a luxury SUV from or to the Airport to the Cape Diem LODGE at a total of only R 450,- for 2 guests/per way. We only ask you for an early reservation and your exact flight details – leave the rest to us!We wish you already today the best possible trip to Cape Town and a very pleasant stay at your Cape Diem Lodge.Warm regards from Cape Town,Your Cape Diem LODGE Team ... more   less 
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