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“Supurb” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Cadogan
Ranked #12 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Panama City, Panama
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2 reviews
“Supurb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

Though I travel often I rarely take the time to review them online, but the character and warmth of this hotel prompts me to give it my highest recommendation. All of the things I seek in a hotel are present: location, sense of place, tasteful design, spacious rooms, welcoming atmosphere, prompt can-do service, good internet, thoughtful touches and spot on local recommendations. We stayed our first night at the Mount Nelson around the corner, which was lovely for a chain hotel, but I can truly say that had we not switched to Cape Cadogan our entire visit to Cape Town would have been much less enjoyable. For us it was an upgrade in almost all respects and cost about one third less.

As with any historic property, there are some minor compromises on functionality in the rooms (e.g. placement of electrical outlets), but I was very impressed that the main things (climate control, bathrooms, sound, lighting) were done well, which is no small feat in an old building . If a hard to reach electrical outlet is the price to be paid for the level of charm Cadogan delivers, it is well worth it.

In addition to creating a great place, the owners and management have done a fine job of staffing. Amber, Wisdom and all of the staff were lovely. I own several high end boutique hotels and know how difficult this is, so hats off to all.

Room Tip: If you are traveling with a group, ask about their adjoining serviced apartments.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2013

My wife and I booked 4 nights at More Quarters for our first experience of Cape Town. We had originally wanted to stay at Cape Cadogan but in the end were very happy with More Quarters. Having our own very spacious apartment but with all the facilities of an excellent hotel at hand, either within More Quarters itself or at Cape Cadogan which really is a stone's throw away (the next door street) was just great. The staff were extremely helpful and made us feel at ease from the moment we arrived. The apartment was clean , modern and fresh with predominantly white and neutral colours which we both like (no fustiness here). The high point was probably the excellent breakfast in the spacious and beautiful breakfast room with large windows all around letting the sun stream in. Great service and just a nice feel about the place.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Neil H
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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2013

Supeb Hotel in great location near to Kloof Street.
Very helpful friendly staff who cant do enough for you, excellent large room and we had our own little private courtyard to sit in and enjoy a drink or two in. Fabulous breakfast choices and with the option to sit outside in the sun.
On one night they provided us with an excellent picnic basket and blanket when we went to Kirstenbosch gardens.
There is also a nice sitting room with an honesty bar for a relaxing drink with nibbles too.
In the afternoon there is a pitcher of a nice cool drink and cakes to enjoy too, a very nice touch. But there again the staff do think about the small touches that make a difference.
Will definately stay there again if we visit Cape Town in the future.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2013

It is very rare that a hotel can be described as faultless, but the Cape Caodogan is the exception. We spent 3 nights/4 days at the hotel and thought it was perfect. The elegant light grey and white rooms are large, airy, bathed in light, tranquil, equipped with everything one could want, and stylish. Breakfast on the terrace, which included a good choice of hot dishes, as well as fruit, cereals and rolls and pastries, was a pleasure. Service was impeccable - friendly, efficient and unobtrusive. There were some nice extra touches such as cold juice in the reception area, pre-dinner canapes and a trayn with water and sun cream by the dipping pool. We could not have been more comfortable or better looked after.

Ivor Crewe

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ivor C
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New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2013

What a lovely B + B! we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this pretty property. our room was great with a quaint private out door space and the room smells as great as it looks. The staff was superb, friendly and helpful. We looked forward to our scrumptious breakfast and the smiling faces of the cook's and server's.

you will not be disappointed!

Benita

Room Tip: 1st floor room was lovely - but we did hear people directly outside our room door in the early morni...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Benita R
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Baltimore, Maryland
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2013

We spend four days in Cape Town recently and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Cape Cadogan Hotel - beautiful, very comfortable room, very clean, within walking distance of restaurants and clubs. Had terrific breakfasts every morning and the front desk staff was very helpful. The hotel is located on a small street between Kloof and Kloofnek Roads, and had easy access to Table Mountain tramway. This hotel is not within walking distance of the V&A waterfront tourist area, but is otherwise very conveniently located. We had a Christmas brunch at the historic Mount Nelson Hotel, which was only a five-minute walk away from the Cape Cadogan. If you enjoy small, boutique hotels more than the large, impersonal chains, this is a great choice. Small pool and sunny courtyard for relaxing, where they supplied pitchers of lemon water and bottles of sunblock. Overall, we had a wonderful time in Cape Town and thoroughly enjoyed staying at such a luxurious small hotel. I would recommend it and we would gladly stay there again on our next visit to Cape Town from the states.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bonny W
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2013

We spent a few days at this hotel during our trip to Capetown and had rooms at both More Quarters and Cape Cadogan. The rooms at Cape Cadogan were very cozy and nicely decorated, and the apartment suite in More Quarters was excellent. I had a problem with missing baggage from my flight and the receptionist team was so helpful. They even suggested I provide them with the information so they could continue to call the airline while we were out. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a great stay in Capetown. The only downside is no large pool area if you are looking for some pool time.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KSH165
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Additional Information about Cape Cadogan

Property: Cape Cadogan
Address: 5 Upper Union Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#17 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#26 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Cape Cadogan 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering a rare combination of historic exteriors with classic modern bohemian interiors, it was ‘Victorianised’ in 1912 and declared a National Monument in 1984. Its charm and character is matched with its desirable location amongst the popular restaurants, street cafes and stylish boutique shops of Kloof Street, the heart of Cape Town. More Cape Cadogan is owned and managed by the More Hotels Private Collection. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Cape Cadogan Hotel Cape Town Central
The Cape Town Cadogan
The Hotel Cape Town
Cape Cadogan Cape Town, South Africa

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