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“Luxury at the Marina in Cape Town”
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Review of Pembroke 403

Overlooking the Marina with Luxury Yachts, Seals & Seabirds
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Overlooking the Marina with Luxury Yachts, Seals & Seabirds
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Overlooking the Marina with Luxury Yachts, Seals & Seabirds
Lounge Area
Beautiful Horses lead to TV Room
Corner of calm opulence in Marina Bedroom
Robin Manns Tulips
A Corner to Relax
Relax with a glass of bubbles while you plan dinner
Wonderful space to cook
TV room converts to twin bedroom
Luxury for the night in Marina Bedroom Suite
Bee-Eaters fly from Wall to Dining Table
Elephants & Orchid
Bang & Olufsen in Lounge
Evening Light
Reflections on Table Mountain Bedroom
No penance to sleep here either
Marina Bedroom exudes Space, Style & Luxury
Lovely Little Details
Designer Kenneth Cobonpue Dragnet Chair is so comfy & looks amazing
Marina & Harbour View from Balcony at Dusk
And Table Mountain balcony for evening sun
Wow! How's that for a balcony?
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Cape Town Central, Western Cape

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stex_8
stex_8
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Luxury at the Marina in Cape Town”
Reviewed 17 November 2012 for a stay in November 2012
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This enormous apartment is beyond luxury and is furnished with both taste and quality.
Overlooking the marina it is also on the edge of the V and A waterfront complex with many excellent restaurants and shops.
There is also fully secure underground parking and the whole complex is totally secure with plenty of security staff.
With unrestricted views of the ocean, sitting on the front patio in the evening is a joy ,and from the rear patio there are fabulous views of table mountain.
This place is not the usual holiday rental but is obviously a well cared for home.

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Liked best: Location, furnishings and views.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 5 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012

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Liked best: Morning views over the Cape Grace hotel.
Liked least: Heated towel racks that get very hot!
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
30 Nov 2012
Hi Cameron, Renata

We are both so glad you enjoyed Pembroke 403 as well as your Cape Town trip so much. I trust you had a safe journey back.

We look forward to welcoming back to Pembroke 403 at another time in the not too distant future. Meanwhile, keep well and have a wonderful Christmas.

Eilis
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Philippe...
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Private luxury in a piece of paradise”
Reviewed 28 August 2012 for a stay in February 2012
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We stayed in Pembroke in Febuary this year. We found the appartment on the Internet. The place is just amazing with easy access to the waterfront and fantastic security. If you have heard its dangerous in certain parts of South Africa, this isn't one of them. We are a family of 4, two boys 12 and 15. The boys could wander over on their own to the waterfront without any thoughts of safety.
The people running the whole thing are just wonderful, very helpful and extremely efficient. We had a problem with the Internet they came over immediately and fixed it. The whole place is like a home away from home and I can recommend it most sincerely. We had a small glitch which had nothing to do with Pembroke, they recommended a dry cleaner, they turned out to be not great. Would we stay ther again? Most certainly!!

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Management Response
22 Sep 2012
Many thanks Philippe for your kind remarks about your stay at our beautiful 5 star property at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

I am so glad you enjoyed it as much we would have liked for you. We do try very hard to make our guests stay at Pembroke 403 as enjoyable and seamless as possible.

I am also particularly glad that you emphasised the high level of safety - it is perhaps the one thing that people who have never visited Cape Town have some concerns about. Since we started to visit the Cape in 1998, we have never experienced any security issues though, as anywhere in the world, one should always exercise common sense. The fact that Pembroke 403 is within a very short walking distance of so many amenities for all ages makes it a perfect location highlighted by the fact that you were totally comfortable in letting your 12 and 15 year old boys come and go from the Waterfront.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Pembroke 403 in the not too distant future.

With every good wish.

Eilis
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shwetashe...
bangalore
Level 2 Contributor
1 review
“A luxury home with a breathtaking view!”
Reviewed 4 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012

We are a family of 4 ( with a son aged 20 and a daughter aged 4!) who were visiting Cape Town for a week. I had previously stayed at the Table Bay Hotel last Nov, when I was there on work, and hence keen on staying in V&A. From the time I heard from the owner ....Eilis, on mailing her about renting her apartment, I had a feeling our stay in cape town is going to be wonderful! And it was. Eilis is a wonderfully warm host..... and went way way out her way (!) to make our stay in Cape Town and her apartment memorable.
This was the first time we were staying in an apartment and not in a hotel and loved every moment of the flexibility and space that we had .... t'was a home away from home. Going from India where we have so much domestic help, was a tad worried about having to go about tidying the place and doing bathrooms etc.... however it is a fully serviced apartment and kept wonderfully clean.

Pembroke 403 offers you everything that a luxury 5 star hotel anywhere around Cape Town would .

The apartment is of exceptionally high standard. When one walks into the apartment, one is blown away by the splendid view of the marina and waterfront, the size and beauty of this carefully and lovingly furnished property. From the state of the art Bang & Olufsen TV & music system and lighting system to discerning furniture and artwork adorning the walls, this really is a property that you will love. Both the large Balconies have great views , 1 of which overlooks the marina and the waterfront complex and the other the magnificent Table Mountain.

The location of the apartment is great too... a very safe 5 minute walk to the main Waterfront complex ... 2 minutes to the One and Only Hotel ( lovely spa and some nice restaurants) and the Aquarium (amazing one... must visit!).
I recommend Pembroke 403 to everyone looking to visit Cape Town ... (my friends and family have seen our pics and swear they will be connecting with Eilis whenever they decide to go to cape town!).
Above all you will feel enriched having connected with Eilis!

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Liked best: The wonderful views from the balconies, the beds, furniture.... just everything!
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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Management Response
22 Sep 2012
Shweta, I am so pleased that your visit to Cape Town and your stay at Pembroke 403 was so fantastic for you and your family.

We know just how amazing Pembroke 403 is and just love being there ourselves. Sadly as we are still working full-time, our own time there is very limited. Yes, you are right - the location is close to perfection, the views from the balconies are breathtaking both by day and night and the interiors were created with pleasure, love and huge attention to detail (not to mention cost!). While most of the furnishings and finishes were locally commissioned or sourced, some elements that were unavailable locally were shipped from various parts of Europe. All of the artwork, both on the walls and in the furnishings and finishes is original and local. Cape Town is such a creative place.

We do try very hard to provide a highly personalised service for our guests. We were delighted to be able to get reservations for you at some of Cape Town's most sought after and often unavailable tables and that your experiences there surpassed all of your expectations.

It was a pleasure and a privilege to get to know you though our many emails and phone calls in the planning and duration your trip.

With very good wishes.

Eilis
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Gaborone
Reviewed 27 April 2012 for a stay in April 2012

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Liked best: Well the interaction with the owner and the fact that the apartment was exactly as described to us
Liked least: no complaints really
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Apr 2012
Thank you so much Chandra.

I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. I take your point about dual view DSTV and will look at it.

Re the 3rd bedroom v's second lounge: it was a conscious decision to opt against the 3rd bedroom despite having the space to do so. We felt that the open and extra space afforded by the 2nd lounge was more in keeping with what we wanted to create. However, we are cognisant of the fact that there are times when separate or additional sleeping accommodation is required. To this end and after much searching, we commissioned and shipped a pair of very smart day beds from Switzerland. These convert very simply to a pair of full comfort twin beds or a king bed on properly sprung bases in a very clever fashion. The guest wc and large shower room service this area.

We enjoyed interacting with you before your arrival and are thrilled that everything was just as good as we had led you to believe.

We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back to Pembroke 403 in the not too distant future.

Eilis
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2012 for a stay in January 2012

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Liked best: The space, the views and the sheer luxury on offer within the apartment.
Liked least: Having to check out.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
8 Apr 2012
Thank you Sean for your most generous comments about our Cape Town jewel. We have put a huge amount of effort and love into making Pembroke 403 just about as perfect as possible and we constantly try to add little extra touches each time we visit. We try to ensure that our guests get as much pleasure from their stay as we do ourselves when we are lucky enough to be in Cape Town. It is so nice to get feedback like yours and we are really delighted that you has such a good time. We look forward to welcoming you back to Pembroke 403 in the not too distant future. Meanwhile, take good care of yourself and your good wife.

Eilis
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Daniel M
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
“Marina experience”
Reviewed 6 March 2012 for a stay in February 2012

Walking into the apartment already gave me the holiday feel and once I opened the balcony doors it felt as if I had finally arrived at my opulent breakaway. The apartment was tremendously well equipped with everything that one would require for a truly enjoyable stay. All the rooms are tastefully designed as well as being very user friendly. Being within walking distance of all the marina amenities as well as the bustling V & A Waterfront make this apartment the perfect balance between relaxation and fun in the sun. It fully deserves all 5 stars and I will definitely go back there.

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Liked best: Fully equipped, wonderful views,
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Apr 2012
Thank you Daniel for your generous feedback.

I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay. Doesn't that view from the Marina balcony really blow you away? The tranquillity of the water surrounding the apartment contrasts with the busy vibe of the V&A Waterfront a short few minutes walk away and the sounds are those of the seabirds and seals.

I'm glad you found everything to be user friendly - I know there is a lot of technology from the integrated Bang & Olufsen system to the remote controlled mood lighting.

I hope you had lots of fun and sun and that you were refreshed and energised at the end of your stay.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Pembroke 403 in the not too distant future.

All the best

Eilis
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