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Cape Town
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Great hotel , great staff, but no restaurants / bars within walking distance , but taxis readily available . Rooms excellent and great service by all staff , who genuinely seem to want to help you enjoy yourself. They provide good advice and will book restaurants and taxis for you

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marns23, General Manager at 52 De Wet, responded to this review

Thank you 'season traveller' No doubt, walking to the nearest restaurants is a bit tricky, we are situated half way up Lions Head, great views but a bit of a hike.

Cape Town
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Just perfect, service and food was exemplary. Views from the infinity pool out of this world. Room was very comfortable and clean. I never had to ask for anything, everything was at my disposal. I will 100% be staying there next time I travel to CT

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marns23, General Manager at 52 De Wet, responded to this review

What a great review, thank you so much. Its nice to know you'll be returning, this is the biggest compliment to the team.

Shipston-on-Stour, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Beautiful boutique hotel with fabulous views and service. All staff very friendly and helpful and whole experience left us wanting to return. We even had the added bonus of spotting Southern Wright Whales (out of season).

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marns23, General Manager at 52 De Wet, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. This year has been unusual regarding the whales, we've spotted some from the hotel every week.

England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2016

We stayed here in February for 4 nights. The view is to die for, we saw whales while eating our breakfast! Service is fantastic and the hotel just has a lovely friendly atmosphere. Decor is superb. Marney and the team were all excellent.

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Marnie F, General Manager at 52 De Wet, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely words... We have been very lucky with the whales this year, an almost daily sighting, even out of season.

Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2016

This Boutique hotel could be wonderful but current poor reviews say it all. Unfortunately, it seems to have lost it's way and can no longer be regarded as 5 star. We stayed for 8 nights and left without anyone knowing our names or barely knowing which room we were staying in. We said hello to the owner 4 times but...

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Marnie F, General Manager at 52 De Wet, responded to this review

It would seem that you stayed during a hard time for 52.. The chef and I were involved in an accident, missing a couple of months of the season (we have since returned). I can promise the owner and the rest of team gave 100% towards filling the large gap left in our absence, we have an exceptionally friendly team...

london
Reviewed 14 February 2016

First of all i don't know what some of the people who are reviewing this hotel expect from a small luxury hotel but for my better half and I this was the highlight of our recent holiday in South Africa. we had a lovely room with a large and shaded balcony at the bottom of the house down several flights...

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Marnie F, General Manager at 52 De Wet, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we are so pleased to hear that 52 De Wet was the highlight of your trip. Russell (the chef) is now back at work, so we look forward to catering for you upon your return. Until then, keep warm and well. Kind Regards, The 52 De Wet Team

Reviewed 9 February 2016

A boutique guest house hidden above the mountain top with fantastic views over Cape Town. The staff (especially Zolani and the owner Rose) were very welcoming and accommodating. Nice breakfast, good coffee and a pool with awesome views overlooking the ocean...try get a room with a view, all are nice!

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Marnie F, Manager at 52 De Wet, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the positive feed back, i will pass the compliments to the team.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 7 February 2016

I stayed in room 2. It was very reasonably priced so I booked it. Unfortunately it doesn't have much of a view just a single window with a view of the ocean which too small. Drinks are too expensive to

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Marnie F, General Manager at 52 De Wet, responded to this review

You are absolutely correct, room 2 does not have the best ocean view which is why we don't advertise it as such. Fortunately, the rest of the hotel does including the communal areas. Our drinks prices are in line with our industry, we also offer a complimentary glass of wine at sundown.

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2016

This guest house is to die for, the location can hardly be beaten and the service is great. The staff are amazing! Very welcoming and attentive, I would recommend Lucas' pancakes containing blueberries. The sun downers are also a lovely touch and I can't wait to go back.

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Marnie F, General Manager at 52 De Wet, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to say such nice things. Lucas does make a mean pancake and with the addition of an ice cream machine, breakfast has become a little more indulgent..

Godalming, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Just had a few days in Cape Town and chose 52 de wet based on the pre-christmas reviews. Shame some recently have not been so complimentary but I found the staff to be very friendly and extremely helpful. We had a sea view suite for two nights and then I moved to a classic room for 2 nights. Both rooms...

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Marnie F, General Manager at 52 De Wet, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a wonderful review. It's such a compliment to the team that they were able to provide you with a great stay. The chef is on his way back (with a bit of a limp!!)

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The 52 De Wet is superbly positioned in windfree Bantry Bay, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in a most dramatic way. The hotel is a showcase of ultra-modern design, bright and exuberant. Frontal panoramic sea views from all six double suites. In addition the hotel offers a grand two-bedroom suite with private pool, again with frontal sea views. 5 star TGCSA accreditation ... more   less 

Additional Information about 52 De Wet

Address: 52 De Wet Road, Bantry Bay 8005, South Africa (Formerly The Cascades on 52)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Bantry Bay
Price Range: $213 - $785 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — 52 De Wet 5*
Number of rooms: 7
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