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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cape Diem Lodge

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Cape Diem Lodge
Ranked #36 of 156 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
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Gilroy, California
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5 hotel reviews
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“Just like family, only better!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Had a three day visit to Cape Diem Lodge and, despite it being in the dead of winter, the warmth of the proprietors, Alexandra and Daniel, a most memorable experience, each going out of their way to help us enjoy our Cape Town experience. The Lodge itself is charming and so very close to the Waterfront [we walked to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront each day]. The breakfast served was simply delicious and served to order in gracious style. The staff went out of their way to help us [one piece of luggage from our aircarrier didn't make it from Amsterdam, and the process of getting it here was taken on by Alexandra and staff. We will stay here on one of our next trips to the Cape.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Alexandrazaderer1, Manager at Cape Diem Lodge, responded to this review, 1 September 2014
Dear Kathy and James,

thank you very much for your great feedback about our Lodge! We always love to hear from you.

We shall certainly tell our staff that they did a great job.

It was great to host you and to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

We are very happy to learn that your granddaughter had great success with the operation and that it must have been a difficult time for you .

We would absolutely love to see you both again and wish you all the best !

Kind regards

Alexandra Zaderer
Management
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

Martinique and the team were absolutely wonderful. We showed up early from the airport, and we expected to just drop our bags off. Martinique made us feel very welcome and made us tea and coffee and even though we were early and interrupting their cleaning, she was attentive friendly and welcoming.
Cape Diem has a clean, neat minimalist design and yet it is not lacking in any amenities or the little touches that make the visit very special. Big rooms with huge comfy beds with the best linens.
Fantastic breakfasts sat by the pool and attentive service, without being over bearing.
Great security and there is car parking.
Close walking distance to the waterfront (15 minutes) and several good restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

We arrived at 9 oclock, earlier than the check in time but they still managed to have cleaned the rooms in order for us to check in early. The rooms were huge and very clean, with big comfortable beds. The breakfast buffet provided everything you could want for a breakfast, with a nice seating area on the patio. Would definetely recommend!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Kingston, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Alexandra and Daniel, and their lovely staff, looked after us very well. We loved our enormous room, and delicious breakfast on the terrace. The garden is beautiful. We did not try the pool, as it was too cold in late April. Coming back at the end of the day it was nice to help ourselves to the huge pitchers of cucumber and lemon water.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

We came to Cape Diem lodge for a girls weekend, and we were absolutely speechless at the level of beauty and serenity of this lodge, and it is like disappearing into another little world! We could not have asked for a better atmosphere! The staff are amazing, food is outstanding and rooms are beautiful!!!! Would definitely recommend this place to anyone and everyone!!! Worth all their stars and more!!! Love this place and will certainly be coming back again in the near future!!! Love love love CAPE DIEM!!! And it's wonderful quirks!

  • Stayed April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

Perfect spot within easy (and safe) walking distance of the waterfront. Loved our room which had the sleeping area on a mezzanine and doors opening onto the pool. Staff were helpful and attentive, without being intrusive.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

If you are visiting Cape Town & you want a place in the City with easy access to all the City's main attractions including Table Mountain, Waterfront, Sea point, Campus Bay, Robin Island etc, this is the 5* place with its excellent facilities & efficient staff. Althogh we stayed for 1 night only we felt more than welcome & the breakfast was fantastic & would go back again the next time we are in this part of the World.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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DBalbach, Owner at Cape Diem Lodge, responded to this review, 29 March 2014
Thank you very much for your lovely comments.

We really hope that should you come back to Cape Town, that you are more than welcome at the Lodge and hopefully will have more time to spend here.

All the best

The Cape Diem Team and Management
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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 #36 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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