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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Website is misleading, pictures and wording we're not reflective of the rooms which were very small and claustrophobic. Bookings were supposed to incl breakfast but they failed to inform us that the restaurant was under construction and we had to insist on a refund, which was unpleasant.

4Thank Patrick M
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 26 December 2013

I didn't stay at the lodge. I just went for drinks at the sky bar on the roof. There is a shallow pool to cool off in when it gets too hot. The view of table mountain is one of the best. There is also nice views of the harbor and surrounding city. I loved it here. Spent the whole...

1Thank Jbird1610
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 14 December 2013

I arrived in the hotel around 7 pm. The front desk was closed and nobody was in the hotel. I finally found a note informing me to call a south african number (coming from oversea). After 15 mins, someone came and showed me the room. The bedroom and the bathroom was dirty but above all, few dangerous electrical issues were...

3Thank Jean-michel B
Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

Really bad. NO parking - They don't "Cater" for it. We paid for breakfast, but didn't receive it, as we had to arrange with staff (even though we paid for it). Fridge didn't work, aircon didnt work, and when we informed the staff, they said that they knew - then why weren't we informed on arrival? Over priced. Terrible. Please...

3Thank Coetzee d
Howick, South Africa
Reviewed 4 November 2013

What ever you do, do not book into this place. It was absolutely terrible. We had booked for 4 nights but checked out before 8 the following morning after our first night. The room was poky, dark and dingy, the duvet cover did not fit the duvet so half of it was tucked under the bed. The basin was blocked...

4Thank Mretief
Brescia, Italy
Reviewed 16 October 2013

I was used to stay at the lodge every time I come to Cape Town since 2008. Since the management changed the professionalism dropped down time by time. No power in the room for over 24 hours. No check in at arrival after 5 PM. Internet not working properly. Worst thing still had to happen tho: I got over 800...

3Thank Alex T
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2013

The online photos looked great. In reality, it looked neglected. The rooms were ok, and the breakfast ok. We appreciate that we arrived at the end of winter, but the hotel looked like it was practically closed. The apparently wonderful roof top pool was covered on green algae. It is probably worth staying in during the high season, but not...

1Thank Scott D
Reviewed 10 September 2013

I want to say thanks to Eric and his staff. You're service was great & we really enjoyed our stay a lot. It was a great place and you all where very helpful. The food was also delicious. Thanks for a wonderful stay & for your hospitallity. Will definitly come stay there when we are in Cape Town again

Thank Barbara Steyn
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 May 2013

I am rating the sky bar, not the accommodation. The setting and view are simply amazing. Great spot for a warm summer evening. I had drinks there for my birthday and loved it. It can get a bit busy, though! It is situated in a nice and lively area of Cape Town.

Thank Yuna186338
Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2013

I first stayed at The Village Lodge back in 2010 and was looking forward to revisiting. Things have not changed too much since then, although The Sky Bar roof terrace has shrunk. Never the less we had a warm welcome and enjoyed chilling out with friends in the pool. Breakfast is served until 11am which is very civilized. Benson (the...

Thank seagod58

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: ₹ 3,210 - ₹ 11,470 (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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