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The Cape Cadogan, Cape Town, South Africa

The Cape Cadogan

The Cape Cadogan is housed in an attractive, historic building which was awarded National Monument status in 1984. Built in both Georgian and Victorian architectural styles, the building has retained many of its original features, but combines them with modern amenities. The calm and sophisticated interiors provide a welcoming, comfortable retreat from the rush of the city. In the main courtyard is a terrace and plunge pool for guests to sit back and soak up the sunshine, while the library offers a social area for mingling with other guests. You can also sample some of the fine wines at the hotel's honesty bar, or relax with a book in front of the fire in colder months.

Our rating: First Class

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Rooms

Rooms are spacious and stylishly decorated in neutral tones with contemporary, chic furnishings. All have large en suite bathrooms as well as air conditioning and tea/coffee-making facilities. Categories include Standard rooms, Luxury rooms and a Superior Luxury Suite, which boasts its own private plunge pool. The rooms are spread between different sections of the building, divided by small courtyards. The Luxury rooms, and Superior Luxury Suite benefit from a private balcony or courtyard. Standard conveniences in all rooms include a hairdryer, safe, satellite TV and minibar.

Location

The property is situated in the heart of the city bowl, within close proximity to the top restaurants on Kloof Street and many of the city attractions. Table Mountain is just a five minute taxi ride away. The hotel offers a thrice daily shuttle to the V&A Waterfront, and a pleasant walk down Kloof Street brings you into Long Street with its numerous shops and vibrant nightlife.

Food and drink

The breakfast room is open every morning to serve a continental buffet and hot à la carte options cooked to order. Light refreshments are offered during the afternoon in the library, and port and sherry are also offered here in the early evening along with canapes. There's also an honesty bar in the library for guests to enjoy during their stay. Although there is no restaurant onsite, room service may be ordered for dinner and lunch. There are also a large number of restaurants close to the hotel, ranging from basic burger joints to fine African dining.

Families

Children aged ten and over are welcome to stay at the hotel, although none of the rooms have interconnecting doors. There's a babysitting service available at an additional cost.

Honeymooners

This property is well suited for a romantic getaway, with many of the rooms offering a high level of privacy. For added luxury, the Superior Luxury Suite has its own courtyard and private plunge pool. The staff are happy to assist in making your experience special, whether you'd like a bottle of champagne in your room, or help in arranging a special evening out. 

Facilities and activities

The hotel offers room service from 7am to 9pm, Wi-Fi access, a laundry service and a complimentary shuttle to V&A waterfront three times a day, as well as airport transfers at an additional cost. Guests also have access to the nearby Virgin Active Health Club.

Our opinion

This characterful hotel offers a quiet, calm retreat just a minute away from the bustle of Kloof Street, and fantastic access to the city. Those who appreciate a unique boutique hotel will enjoy their time at The Cape Cadogan, with its quirky, historic style.

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