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“Modernized boutique hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cape Cadogan

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Cape Cadogan
Ranked #12 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Ontario
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119 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Modernized boutique hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2010

Cape Cadogan is a small boutique hotel that originated as a farmhouse in the early 1800s. Even though it is quite old, the decor is modern and comfortable. The staff are very friendly, accommodating, and willing to help with directions and sight seeing. The made to order breakfast was very good and included continential food stuffs as well. The staff were willing to alter your order to your preference. The pool is teeny and more of a hot tub size but there is a nice patio. Each room has it's own private terrace or courtyard. You are welcomed with individualized cards and fruit. There is 1 computer for communal use and wireless is available although sometimes sporadic. The bathrooms are large. There are 2 common lounge areas. Snacks are always out including mini cupcakes (very good!), mixed chip mix, chocolates, and sherry.

*Why are the door handles so low?!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ohio
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2010

The only thing I could have asked for is more time in Capetown and more time at the Cape Cadogan. Friendly, accomodating staff. Super convenient location close to restaurants and Long Street. Fabulous breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
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138 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2010

Cape Cadogan is one of my best hotel experiences ever, in 20 years of travelling and staying in large and boutique hotels around the world.

The service is outstanding. Every member of the staff is friendly, welcoming and incredibly helpful. Nothing is too much trouble and every requirment is taken care of immediately. This is my first experience in South Africa and if all the hotels are like this then I will be a very happy tourist!

The hotel itself is lovely, they have captured the essence of the grand old colonial home and turned it into a lovely little hotel. The lounge has a fire burning all day and evening. The complimentary port and sherry served after 6pm, plates of tiny cup cakes and other complimentary snacks make a quiet drink in the loung a very pleasant way to unwind after a day of sight seeing.

The rooms are plain and simply furnished and not large but comfortable and provide everything that is necessary.

The location is good; we were told to stay at the Waterfront and I am glad we came here instead. Located in the Gardens, there are lots of restaurants within a 2 minute walk of the hotel. Plus it is a less touristy and commercial area than the Waterfront.

The breakfast here is also excellent, the croissants are amazing.

If you want a great hotel experience in Cape Town you absolutely cannot go past this place

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tuesdayjones
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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2010

An absolutely incredible experience. The service was the best we have ever encountered! (without being over the top!) Nothing was too much to ask for and the hotel was extremely flexible on check in/out time. Lovely rooms and breakfast, great location. Will definitely be returning and will be booking one of the rooms with the huge bathrooms (missed out on them this time unfortunately!)

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 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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Thank mattingle
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2010

The Cape Cadogan Hotel has all the charms of an intimate B&B and yet the quality of accommodation, the breakfast and, above all else, the personalised service are better than most 5-star hotels. Unlike many 'boutique hotels' which can be a bit rough around the edges, the Cape Cadogan is anythig but. The attention to detail is fantastic.
Location - A lovely, quiet residential street a few minutes' walk away from dozens of cafes and restaurants (and some very nice shops) on Kloof Street and Long Street.
The room - We were in Room 8; beautiful room with a terrace (looking out to Table Mountain) and a massive bathroom.
Breakfast - Absolutely delicious!
Service - Incredible service...very friendly, helpful and efficient. A special thanks to Dean and Kirsten for your help and hospitality.
I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed May 2010, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank zmdxb
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Zurich
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2010

just perfect, ower trip to CT was amazing but the Hotel was just perfect, from the warm welcome to the good recomadations(Restaurants&Trips/what to do) from the reception. The rooms are realy nice decorated and huge, breakfast is like at home and healthy. Staff is very frindly and hospitality.
thx Cape Cadagon it was amazing

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled on business
    • 5 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 Ruschti81
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milano
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2010

Small enchanting boutique hotel placed on the hillside of the Gardens, safe and nice quartier of cape town. great welcome, service and breakfast. we have been there for our honeymoon and all the staff made us feel like at home.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 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 kudina
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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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