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Vip Cape Lodge
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23 reviews
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“Terrible”
Reviewed 2 January 2013

The only positive thing about this lodge is its location. Very central. The room we stayed in was terrible. The beds were old&worn out and sagged in the middle. The bathroom was tiny and the toilet flush mechanism did not release which was very annoying. The towels we were given were also old. There was no lounge area to speak of with the most uncomfortabLe bench to sit on. Some of th cupboards in th kitchen were broken, there was no freezer. The rooms were not cleaned for the duration of our stay. There was very poor reception on th tv. A big problem was also the lack of secure parking. We had to park on the road outside. All in all definitely not worth the money we spent and would not recommend this place to anyone!

  • Stayed December 2012
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McGregor, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 December 2012

We spent 2 nights at this well-situated accommodation. The picture gives the impression that your car will be in the driveway, but it is actually street parking unless you want to pay an extra fee. It is a safe area, however. The room was decent, but not very clean. Bugs on the floor, a hair clip from a prior guest, and dirty mirrors. The worst aspect was that the beds were extremely uncomfortable. In our room, 4 light bulbs (globes) were out or missing. The proprieter promised to get the lights fixed for us, but did nothing. When I mentioned this at our departure, she said that she had tried very hard but that the stores had closed early. I'm badly put off by such "storytelling"... Unfortunately, the great location was cancelled out by our sore backs and negative experiences. I travel to Cape Town quite a bit and have lived in South Africa for 8 years (US expat). I will not use this establishment again.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Port Townsend, Washington
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Reviewed 13 December 2012

This self-catering lodge is a much better value than the backpacker places in the area. It is owned and run by a very friendly and helpful family. My daughter and I really enjoyed having our own shower and kitchen, not to mention peace and quiet! I will definitely stay there next time I visit Cape Town.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

Our short stay at VIP Cape Lodge was a great surprise. Although t is just off the busy Kloof Nek Road, the lodge is quiet and easy to get too. The flat was fully equipped for self-catering, however we did not use any of the facilities and chose to rather try out all the amazing restaurants close by. I am sorry we could not stay for longer and will certainly make an effort to return for a longer stay. I would have no problem recommending this lodge as it is suitable for either a family stay or a business traveller. The hosts are amazing and open to any suggestions that will enhance your stay. They are also approachable to negotiate a small discount for longer stays.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Vip Cape Lodge

Property: Vip Cape Lodge
Address: 3 Newport Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl , Tamboerskloof
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 127 Speciality Lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vip Cape Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This privately owned lodge with six private and intimate self-catering units is situated at the foot of Table Mountain in Gardens. We specialise in families and couples and respect your privacy. Each self-catering unit is fully equipped with own entrance. We are passionate about our lodge and aim to provide excellent service. Relax in the garden under the shade of large trees and savour the tranquillity or watch squirrels and birds playing in the trees. Enjoy our Labrador, Nala, a gentle loving companion and our puppy Coco, who loves to play. Gardens appears to lie cradled in the arms of Table Mountain. It is surrounded by the city, Lion's Head and Table Mountain making this popular suburb an easy one in which to base yourself when in Cape Town. Just over the ridge lies Camps Bay with its beautiful pristine beaches. Gardens is perfectly placed to explore the rest of Cape Town and the hum of the city makes its presence felt here. Family unit - 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped self-catering kitchen, dining and small patio with separate entrance. Option of twin single beds or king bed per room. Default is king bed. Please specify otherwise. Double unit - 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, fully equipped self-catering kitchenette and dinette with separate entrance. Option of twin single beds or king bed per room. Default is king bed. Please specify otherwise. Single unit - 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, fully equipped self-catering kitchenette and dinette with separate entrance. Single bed available only The lodge has communal lounge and utility area with a pool table, table tennis, DSTV. There is laundry and braai facilities, a splash pool, WI-FI and free internet, TV in all rooms. All linen and towels are provided as well as basic toiletries. We are centrally located between the CBD and Table Mountain, 4 kms from V&A, and 4-5 kms from the pristine Camps Bay and Clifton beaches. We offer airport transfers and sight-seeing tours. ... more   less 
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