We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Walden House

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
The Walden House
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_baseline_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_baseline_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_baseline_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_baseline_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

266 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 180: English reviews
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While I only stayed at the Walden for one night, I was very impressed with, well, everything! The warmth and helpfulness of the staff was lovely. My room, the luxury garden suite, was exquisite and true to the pictures online. The bed, linens and all the little extras in the room where very thoughtfully included. The outside areas, including pool,...

Thank Marlee C
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked on a cruise from Cape Town, my wife and I decided to go early and spend a couple of days in Cape Town before going on board. The Walden House is a boutique hotel, a 10-minute taxi ride out of the center, just off the road to Table Mountain.We were booked into Room 1, a delightful garden room at...

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an awesome stay at The Walden House. We were on our honeymoon and were given the best suite in the house. It was incredibly comfortable- the bathroom was amazing, with a huge tub and double shower! Breakfast was delicious and the hosts were lovely. And the location was great! It was safe, close to great restaurants and very...

1Thank jenna y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first accommodation on our first visit to SA. Loved it. All staff are friendly, helpful & courteous. Very safe residential area. We arrived late, but were greeted fine. No view from our room (facing back), but quiet. Balcony at front upstairs lovely to sit and take in views. Quite a few local restaurants, we liked Rick's, 5-10 min walk...

Thank mckcol
Nykøbing F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have resently visited The Walden House. The Walden House is a fine small elderly hotel carefully renovated. Breakfast is very good with many choices. The staff is competent and helpful. It seems as if it is a sport for them to fulfill their guests wishes. Carsten and Birgitte Aner.

Thank Birgitte A
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We had a warm welcome when we arrived at this hotel. We were shown to our room which happened to be the honeymoon suite. It was enormous, tastefully furnished, spotlessly clean and with everything we could possibly need. I loved it and would certainly return there when we are in Cape Town again.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank CLB-1-10
East Sussex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Friendly and helpful staff, beautiful spacious rooms, excellent central location, delicious breakfast, immaculate garden and plunge pool (though a few more loungers would be good). We'll be back with family and friends.

Thank 98tessp
Burnaby, Canada
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Great location to tour around Cape Town. Nice clean room and friendly service. Nice little coffee shop just a block away. Breakfast room is lovely with good selection for such a small guest house. Secure parking in the compound was tight.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank anitar267
Farnham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016

The Walden is very attractive old building, in a very convenient location for exploring the Cape. One day we walked to the Hop-On Bus, but we also had a rental car so it was good to have secure parking. Lovely decor inside, everything light and bright. Our room was large and I thought it was very quiet, with comfortable bed...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank 897valb
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed on the hotel for 3 nights at the Walden house! It was so good and clean and good service! I loved the room :) then bed was big and nice I also loved the pool in the garden and the breakfast was the best ;)

Thank Sólveig H
waldenhouse, Manager at The Walden House, responded to this review

Dear Solveig H Thank you for staying with us and we appreciate your kind review of our hotel. We are happy to note that you found our services in line with your expectations. The fact that you mention that our Nutella were without doubt the best of the breakfast selection means alot to us! The team and I look forward...

160 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (148)
Room/Suite (31)
Hotel & Grounds (43)
Bathroom (10)
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Dining (13)
View from Room (6)
Other (42)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (12)
Room/Suite (5)
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Dining (1)
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Cape Town Central hotels
City Bowl
Derwent House Boutique Hotel
Derwent House Boutique Hotel
#5 of 106 in Cape Town Central
1,314 reviews
Parker Cottage
#2 of 162 in Cape Town Central
979 reviews
City Bowl
Underberg House
Underberg House
#1 of 162 in Cape Town Central
595 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
City Bowl
Jardin d'Ebene Boutique Guesthouse
Jardin d'Ebene Boutique Guesthou...
#6 of 162 in Cape Town Central
230 reviews
City Bowl
Trevoyan Guest House
Trevoyan Guest House
#18 of 162 in Cape Town Central
357 reviews
#9 of 162 in Cape Town Central
414 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled against the backdrop of majestic Table Mountain lies one of the Cape's finest guest houses - The Walden House.To some it is a luxurious retreat from which to explore the beauty of the Cape Peninsula. It is situated only five minutes from Cape Town's finest beaches, Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront.There are seven en-suite rooms. Each suite is furnished in a different style, creating a delightful ambience for every taste.At The Walden House, luxury is achieved through attention to details, complete comfort and courteous, unobtrusive service.We offer:Wireless internet access, secure parking, 24h security, airport transfer, private tours, air conditioning, full breakfast included ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Walden House

Address: 5 Burnside Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl , Tamboerskloof
Price Range: ₹ 7,132 - ₹ 13,408 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Walden House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Expedia, Agoda, Priceline, Cheap Tickets and Hotel.de so you can book your The Walden House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Walden House Hotel Cape Town Central
The Walden House Cape Town, South Africa
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Walden House staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question
Bristol, United Kingdom

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from The Walden House staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for a garden room”
 of 5 bubbles 899stevew, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 2 & 4 had Twin showers, room 3 did not - all three rooms were perfectly situated and well appointed.”
  • room 3
 of 5 bubbles Clivers2014, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The coffee shop - The Power and the Glory serves very good coffee. Just a tip.”
 of 5 bubbles bronwenb80, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I had the bottom room outside. Beautiful decor”
 of 5 bubbles , 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 5,6 & 7 with direct access to their big balcony with splendid views”
 of 5 bubbles terbangbelanda, 29 Oct 2015 | Read review
5 of 5