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Spacious second bedroom
Spacios second bedroom with a little corner to sit and read a book
Second bedroom with a view of the garden
Spacious bathroom with shower over bath
Main bedroom with view of garden
Main bedroom
Main bedroom
Living area with access to the garden
Living area with satellite tv and the view to the garden
Living area
Living area
Garden with garden furniture
Garden
Garden
Spacious Kitchen
Kitchen
Second bedroom
Kitchen
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Cape Town Central, Western Cape

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Frits S
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect location, excellent quality”
Reviewed 17 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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We stayed for 6 nights in Down the lane after a 3 weeks/5700 km's trip in South Africa. It was a welcome, comfortable and convenient place to stay: excellent location in relation to city centre and "away from city" area's. Lots of restaurants, super market, laundry and other facilities at hand. Spotlessly clean, well maintained, great hosts.
The living room is a bit small for 4 people. Wifi is available in two nearby small café's.
We would go there again without a doubt.

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MCGNewMex...
New Mexico
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Clean, cute, well located with terrific hosts.”
Reviewed 24 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
5
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It is always scary arranging a holiday rental from thousands of miles away. You never know what you will find when you arrive or even if the rental is legitimate. How happy we were to be greeted by pleasant and welcoming Renier and shown to our lovely guest house. Down the Lane is spotless and the bedrooms are spacious. The garden patio makes a nice place to sit and relax or even to dry your hand washables in privacy.
The home is in a nice residential area within walking distance of a good coffee shop with WiFi, a laundromat and several restaurants. The rental is at the top of a hill-good for walking off a few post dinner and wine calories but tricky if you have serious knee problems. On street parking was always available.
Our hosts were unobtrusive, gracious and very helpful. I stayed with my older mother here. We both agree that we would go back in a flash.
Definitely have dinner at Millers Thumb-delicious and close by.
You realize how addicted you are to WiFi when there isn't any. Last minute tickets to events,looking up tour details etc cannot be done from the apartment. A quick trip to the coffee shop mitigates this minor inconvenience.

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Christist...
Fishbourne, United Kingdom
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Brilliant! Rental”
Reviewed 10 September 2014 for a stay in March 2012
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Me and my Daughter and Sun in law rented the apartment during my visit to Cape Town. The hosts are absolutely charming and helpful. The almost tropical patio garden is small but effective, loved the BBQ, with a gate to Warren Street, the rooms are spacious and well furnished. Very central in Cape Town. Loads of Restaurants and shops in walking distance! View of table mountain.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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BruceJenn...
Durban, South Africa
1 review
“Comfortable accommodation in a good location”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

All the good reviews have said it all. Close to shops and eateries, easy access to the city and the attractions beyond.

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Liked best: Just about everything
Liked least: No off-road parking.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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deshrink
Creston, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Could not have asked for a better apartment and location.”
Reviewed 10 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Thank you for such a great stay in a world class city. Down the Lane was in a great location for restaurants and only a few minutes from the harbor area as well as Table Mountain. We had a comfortable sleep and it was all just great! Good memories...

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JaneTucso...
Tucson, Arizona
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201 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Down the Lane is a Perfect Spot in Cape Town”
Reviewed 7 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

I found Down the Lane by accident on the web, when I started to look a year ago for our trip to Cape Town. I looked no farther, after checking with a couple of folks on line and the price of $52 a night in US dollars was fantastic. I started corresponding with Renier over the year and he always answered my question (s) right away. It is in a charming and safe neighborhood of Tamborerskloof and completely safe, although we never walked it at night. There are many nice eating places near by within walking distance, and even shorter if you have a car. We didn't drive as we had a driver pick us up each morning, but parking is available on the street. It is a self catering so if you wish to cook the kitchen is large and very nice. We didn't use it for I don't like to cook!
The two bedrooms are spacious and look just like they do in the photos. Every thing looks the same and it is delightful spot. The front room is a nice area to watch TV or to read.
The plants and flowers outside added so much to the entrance. It was the beginning of winter so we didn't spend much time out on the patio.
There are a series of small steps throughout the apartment so you need to watch/mind your step. Elderly folks would have a hard time with the steps as they are hard to see. I am not sure about a family with young children but older children should be fine.
Renier and Alec are so warm and gracious and make you feel so comfortable if you have time to sit down and visit.. We have found two new friends through them.
Believe me, you can't go wrong by staying here and we would go back in a heart beat!

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Liked best: It was private yet Renier and Alec were available when needed. We had our own space.
Liked least: If i have to be picky, ther ewasn't a clock in the bedroom but it was no big deal as we always carry a travel alarm with us.
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São Paulo
Reviewed 12 March 2014 for a stay in January 2014

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Management Response
12 Mar 2014
Dear Daniel and Carla

Thank you for the wonderfull review. It was great having you at Down The Lane for 15 days and meeting Brazilians from Sao Paulo. You were wonderfull guests.

Kind regards

Renier
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