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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

Really???? Half the size as before. And they now have a roof that cover the smal area!!! Really bad. If you want to relax in the sun, forget it! There is NO way to relax up there :( We have been here for three days now, and the last two days, the rooftop bar have been closed due to privat... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

The only thing that remains untouched is the beauty of the location, all the rest I am sorry to say that has became worse. Unfriendliness, no mainteinance, dirt, old and faulty AC and tv and loud music from the Sky bar which makes difficult to sleep. This time I also some money stolen from the safe deposit in my room.

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Perpignan, France
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Reviewed 29 November 2014

I cannot say anything about the accommodation, but visited the sky bar (different proprietor!) for its beautiful location only to leave in tears since my friends were so badly treated because of their skin colour, so I wish people will bar it (no pun intended) until they change their policy (or staff?).

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 29 October 2014

Location, Location, Location On street parking can be hit and miss but there is a parking garage around the corner. Rooms are small, pool on the roof can be crowed. Magnificent views of the mountain from the roof. New Year’s night residents were expected to pay to use the roof terrace. Bit of a check but it is independently run.... More 

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Thank Werner P
Surabaya, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2014 via mobile

I had stayed here 5 days for conference, the price was the best in the city, the room was nice and staffs were friendly. I didn't experienced any bad things in this hotel. The civic center and convention center within walking distance, 15 minutes. Overall it was meet my expectations.

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Thank FerryEfendi
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

The building is shared by three different businesses, and clients have to bear the brunt of their owners' professional jealousies. Helpful staff are negated by rude managers, so be prepared for that. Ensure everything is in writing as verbal negotiations will be denied later. Unless you are back-packing across town, rather find another spot to stay. You'll leave feeling infuriated... More 

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South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014

My wife and I find the De Waterkant neighbourhood in Cape Town fascinating: vibrant, unusual, trendy. We have walked past The Village Lodge Guest House a couple of times. You enter the guest house through a small restaurant. Previously it was a Thai restaurant called Soho. Now, after an exterior makeover, the restaurant is called Kos. This could either refer... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Initially shown a room which although had all facilities felt a bit claustrophobic. Very helpful staff moved us to another room with a door to a large balcony area which we were happy with. We didn't book breakfast as we went to check out the really good coffee place a couple of hundred yards away (Origin). Had a cocktail in... More 

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Thank fumblefish
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Don't expect service and very small rooms, staff is rude and most of the time no people on reception, they also close the door very early. Will never go there again and very expensive for what you get.

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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

I booked a room for a couple of nights 6 months in advance, I had to pay the full amount to confirm the booking which I did. When I was arriving at the lodge during my holidays nobody was there and the doors where closed. Nobody picked up the phone. I had to find another place to stay by myself... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Centred in the heart of De Waterkant Village The Village Lodge, The Townhouse suites, The Villa and De Waterkant Cottages have gained a strong reputation for providing high quality accommodation. All rooms are en-suite and are equipped with satellite TV, direct dial telephones, safes and wireless internet. The Villa, Townhouse suites and cottages offer guests their own private space with home comforts in unique individually styled properties. Reception, restaurant, pools, bars and designer home style shop. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Village Lodge

Address: 49 Napier Street | de Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: ₹ 3,002 - ₹ 9,273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Village Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
The Village Lodge Portfolio Hotel Cape Town Central
The Village Hotel Portfolio
Village Hotel Cape Town
The Village Lodge Cape Town, South Africa
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#67 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
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“Do not agree to a 'single' room - these are glorified servant's quarters.”
 of 5 bubbles notet915, 30 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Don't forget your swimming gear.”
 of 5 bubbles Jbird1610, 26 Dec 2013 | Read review
“do not choose any room”
 of 5 bubbles Mretief, 4 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Room 7 is quiet and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles seagod58, 25 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Ask for one of the rooms with a private terrace.”
  • Room #6 shower
  • Room #6 private terrace
  • small roof-top pool with Table Mountain view
  • Room #6 with access to private terrace
  • Room #6
 of 5 bubbles Ingmar53, 30 Nov 2011 | Read review
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