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Juba, South Sudan
Reviewed 31 December 2012

DO NOT STAY HERE! The Village Lodge is a disaster... I first stayed at the Village Lodge in 2010, and had a very positive experience. So when I went to book again for December 2012 and saw lots of negative reviews on TripAdvisor.com, I was surprised and thought that maybe reviewers were just being picky. I booked two rooms -...

5Thank Parissean
Reviewed 9 October 2012

the pictures tell the story ; soiled mattress cover , linen with holes, tired mattress. dust and dirt everywhere. mould in bathroom . peeled pant. chipped tiles . tv with no dstv - channel not set - snow on most . reception very placid - i had 4 bags with me - no assistance offered to help me carry luggage...

3Thank neilstemmett
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 28 September 2012

I stayed at the Village lodge for 3 nights on a business trip. The windows are not insulated very well so you can hear every little noise coming from the street. After the first night I asked to be moved to a quiter room, and was moved to a much smaller room. What bothered me about this, is that my...

2Thank LMR001
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 20 August 2012

Stayed in one of the apartments for two months. The staff was very accomodating and helpful. The location is perfect- lots of cafes and restaurants within a block or two, a 15 minute walk to the waterfront or downtown. Easy access to Lion's Head, etc. Great price. Great place if you are looking for nice accommodations with a smaller, neighborhood...

1Thank M P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 30 November 2011

First off, be aware that facility names in the De Waterkant area are very confusing. Our taxi driver insisted on dropping us at the Waterkant Village Lodge on Loader Street, which is not the same as the Village Lodge on Napier Street--where we ultimately wheeled our luggage and stayed for a week. There was some confusion with double-booking in their...

1Thank Ingmar53
Reviewed 15 November 2011

This place really needs some refurbishment. Free internet didn't work,but hotspot in the neighbourhood, 50R for one week per 300MB. Many young people, so be prepared for some noise. But for a price of 750R per room per night in Cape Town you can't expect more I think. Location is very good. In the waterkant area you find a lot...

4Thank PeterenDavy
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2011

We arrived with a large group to find that the pool and roof top bar were closed for a refurb ie the two communal areas that we wanted as a group! They made no effort to contact us and warn us in advance which would have been appreciated. We decided to move on to another hotel and over a week...

2Thank Dbirkwood
São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Reviewed 29 September 2011

Take care of this hotel. Three days afeter leaving it, they charge $413 on my credit card. When I send an email, they say it was due the curtain I stole from their room. They are dishonest. Take care

7Thank Eduardo M
Reviewed 28 July 2011

We loved Gary and the Village Lodge. We stayed in the main building for 8 nights and by the end of our stay we felt like we were leaving home. Gary manages the property and does everything in his power to make his guests feel comfortable. The lodge's decor was very modern. The bathroom was great with a fabulous rain...

Thank middtkn
Reviewed 19 June 2011

We booked two double rooms for the Argus weekend in March 2011 explicitly asking for rooms in the main building on Napier Street while paying a R2,250 deposit by CC. Upon arrival at the lodge, it turned out that we were assigned 2 rooms in a poorly maintained and 800m away house despite our explicit request in writing on the...

6Thank Reynleeg

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • 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: $61 - $208 (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.”
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  • Room #6 private terrace
  • small roof-top pool with Table Mountain view
  • Room #6 with access to private terrace
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 of 5 bubbles Ingmar53, 30 Nov 2011 | Read review
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