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“Clean and comfortable”
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Once in Cape Town
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Westerham, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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“Clean and comfortable”
Reviewed 1 December 2008

Good clean lodge, on 3rd floor with no lift so bit of a trek with the luggage. clean room, good beds, good shower, no frills. nice breakfast. no main communal area so no real chance to meet other people if travelling alone, on saying that though we only stayed one night.

  • Liked — Clean
  • Disliked — Bit too basic for me, a good backpackers lodge i think
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 September 2008

good simple clean room in great location with secure parking and above average breakfast

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 22 January 2008

We booked a 4 day visit/tour of capetown that included accomodation at the Saasveld. It is located in quite a nice area, closish to bottom of Table mountain and surrounded by groovey cheap restaurants and "gourmet" supermarket. The front desk staff were terribly helpful and gave 300% in helping us with all of our enquiries.
Our stay was marred by the fact that extensive renovations were taking place at the same time- so lots of banging noise and tools to walk around. No lift so we had to lug our luggage up two flights of stairs.
The room had a musty smell about it and quite cramped. But from our investigations in looked like we were in a room that hadn't yet been renovated. Hard to get good reception on the TV(but these were also to be replaced). Breakfast was good, we had special dietary requirements which they accomodated as best they could (i.e. they supplied soy milk, we supplied the bread which they then stored and cut for us.)

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — smelly rooms
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 December 2007

My wife and I stayed with our 2 children in the lodge in june 2007.It was a pleasant 3 day stay.
The rooms are clean, well ventilated, the room service is good and they are pleasant people.
I found that the 3 pin plug which I had with me would not fit in the socket.The person at the counter rummaged around and arranged one for us so that we could charge our camera without difficulty.
We wanted to stay in the same room-all 4 of us, but the hotel said it was not permitted and that we HAD to take 2 rooms which were inter connected.So we paid double.
The breakfast is sumptuous.After that ,one may omit lunch altogether.
There is one point, though.The milk at the breakfast table is cold and one has to ask for hot milk repeatedly.
The staff has a habit of staring at you as you eat, so that you tend to feel unnerved.
One last point.There is no lift and no one to help you with the luggage.
The hotel is excellent value for money, though.And well located.

Stayed June 2007
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Property: Once in Cape Town
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 #7 of 127 Speciality Lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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Also Known As:
Saasveld Hotel Cape Town Central
Saasveld Lodge
Once In Cape Town South Africa

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