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Reviewed 5 December 2015

Beautiful guesthouse in Tamboerskloof, my preferred neighbourhood for a stay in Cape Town. Table mountain, the waterfront, signal hill as well as several excellent restaurants are in walking distance or can be reached within very few minutes by car/taxi. The area is considered to be safe. The guesthouse is tasteful furnished, cozy, well maintained and clean. Staff was very friendly....

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waldenhouse, Manager at The Walden House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment about The Walden house and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. we are sorry that the breakfast did not meet your expectations and will aim to improve the standard provide

Batam, Indonesia
Reviewed 30 October 2015

After a warm welcome we where shown our rooms 5 & 6 on the second floor with direct access to their lovely balcony with stunning views over the table mountain. The rooms are spacious, beds comfy, shower strong and WiFi excellent. This combined with their most friendly service and sumptuous breakfast makes it a wonderful stay. Within a short walk...

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waldenhouse, Manager at The Walden House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review on The Walden House. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and we made you feel at home. We appreciate all your comments and look forward to welcoming you soon. Regards The Walden House

Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 23 October 2015

What a great, quaint little Guest House. It might be small but it is actually spacious. It is so much better once you see it as it has quite a charm to it. I stayed in room 3 in front of the garden and it is really spacious, clean and the bathroom was big enough and clean. The staff were...

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waldenhouse, Manager at The Walden House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review on The Walden House. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and the Amy was helpful to you. We are glad that you enjoyed your breakfast and the garden room. We appreciate all your comments and look forward to welcoming you soon. Regards The Walden House

Alkmaar, The Netherlands
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Spacious room, very good breakfast, friendly staff, very helpfull and aiming to give you a wonderful time. Good tips to visit Town and restaurants, really good Value for money, and situated very near to facilities if you're not afraid to walk a Little.

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waldenhouse, Manager at The Walden House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review on The Walden House. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you enjoyed our breakfast every morning We appreciate all your comments and look forward to welcoming you soon. Regards The Walden House

Doetinchem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 August 2015

good and clean rooms, beautiful area between table mountain and center of Cape town. very friendly staff, helping you with planning activities, making reservations and so on. we liked it very much!!!!

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waldenhouse, Manager at The Walden House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review on The Walden House. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that we could make everything easy for you so you could enjoy your holiday. We appreciate all your comments and look forward to welcoming you soon. Regards The Walden House

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 August 2015

We had a lovely stay at the Walden House. The staff was really accommodating in booking us taxi's, serving us breakfast late as well as keeping our luggage after we've booked out. The rooms are decorated very stylishly and we felt right at home.

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Thank you very much for your review on The Walden House. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and we made you feel at home. We are so glad that we could be of assistance to you and help you with arranging taxis and serving breakfast later for you. We appreciate all your comments and look forward to...

Gallarate, Italy
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

We spent 2 wonderful nights in the Walden house, located very close to the waterfront and with a nice view of the table mountain. The staff is very nice and the room was great, although a bit cold (but it was July and there was a very strong and cold wind). Absolutely recommended!

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Strand, South Africa
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Very friendly staff. Excellent breakfast. Lovely stay and excellent location near all amenities at Bo-Kaap. Walking distance from various restaurants. Rooms are spacious and lovely decorated. I can recomment The Walden House for a relaxed stay.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Perfect option for those interested in exploring the city. Within walking distance of the vibey Kloof and Long Streets - vibey restaurants with a local flavour. We were welcome by the sounds of a crackling fire, warm and cosy after the cold wet afternoon. Rooms were comfortable and had all the amenities necessary. Delicious breakfast and friendly staff – a...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Everything was just perfect. What a pleasant stay with fantastic staff and good breakfast. Highly recommendable institution. Nothing was overstated and there was never the feeling that the staff or other guests were in any way in my space.

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: ₹ 7,075 - ₹ 11,791 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Walden House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Ask for the ground floor room which leads onto the verandah!”
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“Probably on the first floor with balconies”
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“Ask for a garden room”
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.”
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Clivers2014, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The coffee shop - The Power and the Glory serves very good coffee. Just a tip.”
bronwenb80, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
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