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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ashanti Lodge gardens an awesome experience, the staff was very friendly and helpful with any queries. the rooms were very neat and clean and so were the bathrooms. The food was amazing and value for money, especially the breakfast buffet. Will definitely recommend it!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

- The dorms were not fully equiped (missing power outlets near the beds, for example) - Some showers didn´´'t work properly - Staff not always kind (though they found a lost watch and returned me) - For 2 days, there was a dead cockroach in our room (we had to beg for they to remove it)! But besides that, it...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed few days in this wonderful hostel ! The location is great, the breakfast is delicious and the staff is the best ! I recommend it, this place is absolutely the best in Cape Town. You'll feel good vibes.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After one and a half months on the rode in South Africa I stayed at the Ashanti and couldn't have picked a better place. I immediately felt at home. The dorms are comfortable and clean, the bathrooms are convenient and the communial area is great for spending time with others. The kitchen could be equipped a little better I think,...

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LisaKrohn, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Katharina - I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us!! We have taken note of your comment regarding the communal kitchen and have recently updated the equipment with more crockery, cutlery, etc. Thanks Lisa

Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very very helpful staff. Lost my phone on the night before I left ZA and they helped me searching for it for hours until we finally found it with the help of security cams. Most amazing staff ever! :) Keep on being like this, I really appreciate this.

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LisaKrohn, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Jonathan. I am so glad that your phone was found! We always try to help our guests :-) I hope you enjoyed your trip! Regards Lisa

Puerto Princesa, Philippines
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ashanti Lodge is situated in the heart of the Mother City,they have a great team to assist with all your travel needs and advice.From the moment you walk in you feel like you just got home from a long trip,weather you are a backpacker or a family traveler the team will cater for all your needs,their advice is sound.So if...

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LisaKrohn, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Hello Max! Thanks for much for your kind words. We definitely do try our best and it is great when all our efforts are appreciated! Hopefully see you again soon? Regards Lisa

Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Ashanti Lodge Gardens is in a nice quiet area within easy walking distance of downtown. They have a good variety of accommodations from dorm and privates in their main building and some quieter private accommodations down the street. The food and drinks were quite reasonable in their restaurant and the breakfast was stellar. The staff were very friendly and helpful....

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LisaKrohn, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words - we do try hard!!! Hopefully we will see you back again one day? Regards Lisa

Mthatha, South Africa
Reviewed 13 February 2017

What a beautiful place, nice view with mountains. Friendly staff with an excellent service. If you are visiting and looking for a place to stay in Cape town this is best place to stay as it also not far from the city of Cape Town. Delicious food from the restaurant.

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LisaKrohn, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Hello Bulungula Thank you so much for your review - I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully we will see you soon again! Regards Lisa

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The best part, for me - the people!!! The people that work there are wonderful and I made so many different new friends from all over the world from the first day I arrived. I will definitely be going back. <3

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LisaKrohn, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Hello Laura Thanks so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Safe travels! Regards Lisa

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Ashanti Bedbug & Mosquito Party-Hostel; catering predominantly to noisy untidy cannabis-smoking party-minded persons with nocturnal ambitions. Plenty of bedbugs in the downstairs rooms. But, there are also some behaved travellers. There is a near daily recurring cannabis smoke from the guests on the hostel premises. A small dipping-pool which permanently maintains such a turbidity of water quality that the bottom...

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LisaKrohn, Owner at Ashanti Lodge Gardens, responded to this review

Well!!! You managed to get your defamatory review published after having previous ones deleted for using derogatory language against fellow guests! I presume that you are referring to me as "tyrannical" because I have been asking you to leave the premises for some days now! You have stayed with us for nearly 2 months and if Ashanti was so bad.......

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our Victorian mansion boasts clean, comfortable rooms and handy innovations like individual reading lights, personal safes and international plug points. Our sparkling pool, landscaped gardens, spacious balconies and palm-fringed sundecks are great for chilling out - while our legendary Kumasi Bar is the place to party! We serve delicious meals in our bar and also have a well-equipped kitchen for self-catering. We offer all accommodation options, including private, en-suite rooms in our guesthouse around the corner. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ashanti Lodge Gardens

Address: 11 Hof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $25 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ashanti Lodge Gardens 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Families should take the private accommodation down the street”
 of 5 bubbles rivermountain39, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Staying in the dorms allows u to meet new people almost every day!”
 of 5 bubbles lauracreweza, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Please add two or three ottomans Empty the bin atleast once a day ”
 of 5 bubbles leratom2017, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“bunk beds work, with the locks, but some rooms were too small to fit in 6 bunk beds. look at the spacing and fit in the beds accordingly. The rooms would also be nice with a chair or 2( ottoman/cubes). Sometimes it's not appropriate to sit on someone's bed when you want to do something. I was on the top bed but when I wanted to sit and wear my shoes, I struggled. rooms can be cleaner. Basin must be cleaned daily and room dustbin must be cleared daily. Establishment need not change sheets daily for guests staying for a period longer than 3 days but they must offer or let them know that they can ask for clean bedding, even if the guests replace it themselves. the option must just be announced. white sheets become dirty quickly. other than that, great place. Great atmosphere, great decor and lovely guests. I loved it.”
 of 5 bubbles lebogangm2017, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Guest House for quiet rooms or in hostel if you like to be a part of the fun and vibe!”
 of 5 bubbles 251clairem, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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