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Liberty Lodge
Ranked #22 of 155 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
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Avon, Connecticut
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Lovely accommodations”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

Immediately after I emailed Ruth to inquire about reserving one of the guest rooms at Liberty Lodge, she responded and through a series of emails, was extremely helpful as I made plans to sightsee during our stay in Cape Town. She arranged a Winelands tour, arranged our taxi ride back to the airport, and even went so far as to provide bubblewrap and tape to protect a piece of artwork that my daughter had purchased. Liberty Lodge is centrally located in a beautiful part of Cape Town. The home is tastefully decorated and the breakfast, made to order, was delicious. We stayed in a second floor room, and the view from the terrace was spectacular. I highly recommend the Liberty Lodge!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

I've stayed at Liberty Lodge several times as I go to Cape Town a couple of times a year. I love that the owner, Ruth, will always prebook popular restaurants and events for me so I can just feel like a local as soon as I arrive. If you are travelling on your own, ask for the small bedroom that has private access onto the breakfast courtyard in the afternoon and evening! It's a great place to read and have a glass of wine in the early evening if you've been running around in the sun all day! I find it amusing to listen in on some of the breakfast conversation, too! There's an individually prepared hot breakfast on offer, but I often stick to the fresh fruit and cereal and head back to bed!
Liberty Lodge is in a great location - walking distance to lots of restaurants and shops, so you don't feel you're tied to your car all the time. It's also central enough to taxi to Camp's Bay or the Waterfront in a few minutes for an upmarket night out. The view of Table Mountain is a constant thrill, too.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

I heard rave comments from colleagues about the location, the view of Table Mountain, the comfortable rooms and the owner of this guesthouse and was definitely not disappointed. Liberty Lodge is within walking diatance of some good restaurants and shops and the owner, Ruth, joyfully and enthusiastically helped me to select a room, exciting activities and called a taxi when I needed one. Breakfast is glorious and the staff, Lisa and Nita, prepared exactly what I liked, with a smile and good humour. I felt comfortable thanks to Ruth's constant care and at home and the guesthouse is perfectly situated for any trip in and around Cape Town.

Room Tip: The rooms MADIBA and GHANDI lead onto the terrace with perfect views.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Dakar, Senegal
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Reviewed 21 March 2012

The place was in a great location with a lovely view of Table Mountain from the terrace. The room was comfy and interestingly-decorated with a contemporary and African flair. We didn't eat breakfast there since we wanted to try lots of restaurants. Ruth was generally nice, but she seemed inconvenienced by having to wait for the rest of my party later in the evening. I found this a bit odd as it is the owner's job to welcome and orient guests.
There is a great, hip little restaurant called Manna up the hill on Kloof St that I also definitely recommend, as well as Kyoto a few blocks down, as well as the little bar next door (not Raffiki's).

Room Tip: Try to avoid the room on the ground floor next to the front walkway, as you can hear everyone coming...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Ruth P, Owner at Liberty Lodge, responded to this review, 28 March 2012
As the owner of Liberty Lodge, I always welcome constructive criticism on the house and the service I provide. It is also interesting to read a third party's perception of a shared experience but this one leaves me somewhat baffled.

Unlike a hotel, we do not have a 24 hour reception but I am always on hand to greet my guests, regardless of the time, day or night. In this particular incident, I had several exchanges by text message with the second member of the party yet to arrive and despite several changes to the arrival time within the space of an hour, the last message stating they did not know when they would arrive, I made it clear I would be there to greet them. I really cannot understand the criticism about my being inconvenienced to welcome and orientate a guest.

I am sorry that this guest was disappointed with their reception, as all previous reviews, without exception, attest to their satisfaction with the service I provide

Generally, it seems that the guest enjoyed their stay in Cape Town, which I was delighted to read about in the review.
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Anchorage
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

While in Cape Town we decided to stay at Liberty Lodge; we were not disappointed. Your hostess Ruth is a lovely woman who will help you with anything regarding your stay at Cape Town. She showed us the lay of the land and how to get to the city center, the waterfront, and restaurants and coffeshops nearby. The breakfasts and coffee were served in a lovely garden; Ruth was delightful company while enjoying our omlettes made by Lisa. If you google omlettes+Cape Town, you will probably get a Lisa as the top spot. Her made to order omlettes are out of this world. Lisa and Nita, the staff of the guesthouse, are incredibly sweet and kind, and are the gems of Liberty Lodge. The rooms are nicely appointed and very comfortable. The bathrooms are appropriate size for a Victorian house. Within close walking distance are some very enjoyable restaurants and a wellness/holistic shopping mall.... fun. You'll enjoy staying here!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

Stayed here with a mate for 5 nights during the World Cup in 2010. Very safe, clean and comfortable and amazing breakfasts cooked to order every morning. Ruth is a great host and organises whatever you need from tours to taxis.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

Great location and lovely guesthouse. Ruth is a very helpful host. Would definitely reccommend to friends and family and agree with the other excellent reviews here.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Laura K
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Property: Liberty Lodge
Address: 33 De Lorentz Street | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 155 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Liberty Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Over the years, this classic Cape Town bed & breakfast has earned an enviable reputation for relaxed and genuine hospitality. Originally a Victorian gentleman's house, Liberty Lodge became a fabric emporium and even a bordello in the 1940s! Today, it combines a skillful mix of Victorian, Art Deco and contemporary decor, with some stunning feature pieces. Perfectly situated to make the most of your Cape Town holiday or business trip, Liberty Lodge sits on the lower slopes between Table Mountain cable car station and Cape Town CBD. Restaurants and cafes abound in trendy Tamboerskloof and tourist sights are in close proximity. The four uniquely decorated rooms are equipped with air-conditioning and heaters, an electronic wall safe, hairdryer, a range of toiletries and most importantly comfortable beds! Complimentary wi-fi and safe on street parking is available. A hearty hot and cold breakfast is served every morning to set you up for the day either inside or outside in the charming ground-floor greenery courtyard. This homely Tamboerskloof Bed and Breakfast provides your respite from a busy day and is run by owner, Ruth Parsons, who extends a warm, personal welcome. Liberty Lodge appeals to young and old, singles and couples, on holiday or working, all of whom know that convivial surroundings and a comfortable bed waits.No Children under 12 allowed!! ... more   less 
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