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“Great end to our honeymoon”

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Cape Heritage Hotel
Ranked #10 of 110 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Our stay here was a lovely end to our honeymoon. The service was impeccable, nothing was too much trouble, and the hotel was decorated beautifully, with some local art and traditional decor. Our room was stunning- a good size, lovely accessories with a huge bathroom. The bathroom had a bathtub in the middle of the room, double sinks and a double shower, all decorated with marble and glass- just lovely. When we arrived we found rose petals waiting in the bathroom, and a bottle of bubbly with glasses in an ice bucket. The room had everything we needed, and when we discovered the bath had no actual plug somebody shortly brought one up to us.
We made use of the rooftop balcony twice- once for some wine and then on our final night we went to use the jacuzzi (though had to turn it off as the water was almost scalding).

The only couple of downsides to our stay were the outside noise and the breakfast. On both Friday and Saturday nights we had difficulty sleeping for a long time due to very loud music from the courtyard late into the night, and loud conversations people there were having- double glazing would have been very welcome. Otherwise the hotel itself was very peaceful and relaxed.
We also weren't completely impressed with breakfast- whilst the cold buffet was nice, we waited for about 20 minutes for porridge on our first morning, before having to leave without it as our taxi arrived. On the second morning my husband's tea was brought but not my coffee- we assumed it would come but it didn't. When we then asked again, it was forgotten again. Finally it came after we had eaten all of our food. On our third morning we waited around thirty minutes for porridge and a filled pancake. Breakfast was not hugely busy on any of these days.
Tip- book your own taxi to the airport- we were given a set rate of R300 from booking through the hotel, but this did not match up to the time it took nor how much we paid for our arrival in CT taxi (less than R200).
We'd happily stay here again, however, as we had such a lovely time- thank you to all of the staff for making it such a special end to our holiday.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

What an adorable boutique hotel!! Ideally situated in the center of Capetown, it is delightfully charming. This was one of our stops on our honeymoon and we could not have asked for a more adorable place to stay. Our room was well appointed, the concierge was incredibly helpful, and the breakfast was OUT of this world.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

The Cape Heritage is the perfect blend of modern amenities and antique charm. Once you walk in the door you are greeted by a warm and welcoming staff. My visit was in the winter, so it was nice to have a warm fire burning in one of the waiting areas. My bags were taken to my room as I checked in. My room was so nice I did not want to leave. It was very spacious and the bed more than comfortable. I had a clawfoot tub with a rainfall shower head. Getting clean never felt so good! My room was on the courtyard, so I had a balcony with lovely view of the area below.

The Cape Heritage is a great deal. Wi-fi is free, and so is breakfast. The breakfast was quite delicious and filling. Breads, cheeses, fruit, and some items a la carte. And the coffee? I wish I had a cup right now.

The hotel is in great location. Ten minute walk to Long Street, the locus for a night life, as well as the Crypt, a pretty cool jazz club. It's right around the corner from some great restaurants, and a twenty-five minute walk to the waterfront.

If you're in Cape Town I highly recommend staying at the Cape Heritage. You won't regret it!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

Rooms were brilliant - large, clean, well decorated, everything you needed AND it all worked.
Staff could not be more helpful and polite.
Hotel well placed for tourist in Cape Town. Tastefully decorated with quirky, locally produced pieces of art (we bought some ourselves from StreetWired just down the road). Several VERY GOOD restaurants all part of the same Heritage Square complex made dining very easy and enjoyable.
If they sold shares I would buy some!

Room Tip: Room 101 is great but over the breakfast room so a little noisy after 7am.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

We stayed 2 nights in the Cape Heritage Hotel, at the beginning of our trip to South Africa and one night at the end.

We have a toddler so it is best for us to have accomodation with cooking facilities, but this is the ideal hotel.

It has so much STYLE... Someone put so much love into it, as evidenced by the photographs of its renovation. Each room is decorated differently, mixing antique pieces such faded oriental rugs and African art in wire, wood and plastic. It celebrates Cape Town history with old photographs. It was built in an historic part of Cape Town in the 18th century and its restoration is really an act of love, and the staff are proud of it.

The first night I asked for a luxury room and we had a wonderful balcony and a fabulous bathroom with an enormous shower - all in sea green glass - and an enormous tub with feet.

The final night in our stay in South Africa we returned to Cape Heritage's "standard" room, and I was impressed by what "standard" means - LOVELY decor and an immense bathroom, in black and red tiling with a kitsch painting on the wall, a huge shower, and another footed bathtub.

Breakfast is in a pretty little kitchen. On our first night we had an early flight to Durban and the receptionist made us breakfast 1 hour or so before breakfast was supposed to begin. He really did not have to do that.

The staff is lovely and welcoming without being too family or intrusive (no bear hugs here - see my review of the ever infamous, La Petite Ferme). They are ready to help with organizing taxis, paying in cash for you and allowing you to charge. They were notably extremely kind to our little 16 month old daughter, playing with her and giving her toys. The receptionist desk has someone there 24 hours so you really do feel secure.

There's a really good bistro downstairs. We attempted to go there, but our kid acted up so the receptionist helped us to carry our food upstairs to our room. He was very understanding.

The area around it has some hip restaurants and bars - if you have someone to walk with, it seems fairly secure. It's about 15 minutes walking to Kloof Street and Company's Gardens and all the museums.

I recommend the Cape Heritage hands down, especially for people who get sick of the standardized characterless chain hotels. That said, Cape Heritage is clean and well-run enough to please even the pickiest.

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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

We are a family of four that just came back from a week here, and it was fabulous! The staff were extremely friendly and the hotel was clean and comfortable for all of us. The only thing I can complain about was the walking route to the V&A Waterfront (a waterfront plaza full of shopping and restaurants) had us going through some darker neighbourhoods. Overall a charming boutique hotel with great service! Great for families!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Great how the different buildings were reconstructed into a larger hotel with a great ambiance, mixing historic atmosphere, Cape Town heritage and modern / young vibe. The rooms are all individually styled and different. The various (styled) restaurants underneath the complex give this an excellent style! Also the open area inside the complex for breakfast and diners is very nice.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: 90 Bree Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#10 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#13 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#14 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range: £84 - £453 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cape Heritage Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in Heritage Square in the heart of Cape Town, the Cape Heritage is a boutique four star hotel that is historic and contemporary; intimate and lively; and stylish and cozy. Originally built in 1771, the hotel has 17 individually decorated bedrooms, which not only retain the charm of the past but are also equipped with an array of modern comforts. The hotel opens out onto a courtyard that houses the oldest living grapevine in South Africa ... more   less 
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