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“Very friendly and efficient staff”
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Once in Cape Town
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

The rooms at Saasfeld Lodge are small but perfectly adequate. The room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was excellent, served in a pleasant dining room where tea and coffee were also available during the day. What makes this accommodation are the staff who were always smiling, friendly and helpful. The Manager even popped out to say goodbye as we left. This helped to create a very favourable impression of Cape Town which will stay with us.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

Stayed here for one night before starting a tour throughout Africa.

The hotel is basic, but very very clean. One of its best assets however are its staff, they are very friendly and knowledgeable, in fact stepping into this hotel feels like stepping into the staff's own homes.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

We stayed here one night at the start of an overland tour. The lodge is clean and neat and as you would expect. It is in a great location. What makes this place a stand out are the friendly welcoming staff who are happy to assist with anything at all.

Room Tip: Choose rooms away from the main road and can be a bit rowdy
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

We've been there for one night as the start of our one month travel trough the southern part of the African continent (South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe). It's not a very luxurous lodge and the neighbourhood doesn't look very sophisticated. But as I stated in the title it's effective and comfortable enough. The staff is friendly and the breakfast was fine. I can surely recommend it for our purpose and obviously so for a longer stay. Don't forget to visit the restaurant on the other side of the street a few yards to the south, to enjoy the superb springbok leg they offer there. The lodge only offers breakfast.
It's been a few years ago I was there so I clicked on the earliest period available.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

Once again I had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at the Saasveld, despite the weather (and staff offered me an umbrella and I was given a towel to dry my hair when I arrived!). I've been staying at Saasveld for well over 15 years, whenever I travel to Cape Town and have never been disappointed. Staff are very friendly and efficient, breakfasts are wonderful, rooms are clean and have everything I need, and the cost is unbeatable. Saasveld always strikes a perfect balance between efficiency and friendliness, without being intrusive. Kloof street restaurants, food stores and movies are on the doorstep, and the Saasveld really feels like a home from home.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 March 2013

Really great place, situated in a great neighbourhood with stores, bars and restaurants. Really friendly and fantastic staff. Facility is simple, but clean. I was there for the Argus run with my bicycle. They where very helpful with my arrangements and concerning my bike. Had great fun with the staff. Will go there again if I go back to CT.

Room Tip: Take a room with a view on the Table mountain.
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

The National Youth Orchestra was treated to a wonderful stay at Saasveld Lodge on our tour in January and then again when we were performing an opera in March. Friendly staff, great location and clean rooms - what more could we ask for. Thank you to Saasveld Lodge!

Room Tip: Try and get a room on the Saasveld Road side to avoid the traffic noise from Kloof Street.
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Address: 73 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (Formerly Saasveld Lodge)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 128 Speciality Lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range: £21 - £84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Once in Cape Town 4*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated at the foot of the world-renowned Table Mountain, in the centre of Cape Town City and located in the upmarket suburb of Gardens. Comfort at a most affordable price! Step out our front door and find yourself on vibrant Kloof Street, showcasing an array of world class restaurants including Kitchen Kink Boutique, Asoka, Yindees and our sister restaurant Hudsons Burger Joint. Once in Cape Town welcomes you with attentive staff that take pride in providing personalized service. ... more   less 
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Saasveld Hotel Cape Town Central
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