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The Walden House

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Modiin, Israel
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautifully decorated, this boutique hotel (only seven rooms) is a wonderful place to stay in when you are in Cape Town. I would highly recommend room 5 which can be described as your dream holiday room! :-)

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great B&B, excellent service. I think that breakfast should be served slightly earlier than 08h00, which is fine for holiday-makers but not for most business guests. The staff were extremely helpful and accommodating.

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Bordeaux, France
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spending just a few days in South Africa and in Cape Town I booked this hotel accidently. Although I am a frequent traveller Walden House is amongst the best hotels I ever stayed in. A bias might be that I booked the "honeymoon suite" by chance, which turned out to be large room with a huge bath and a shared...

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice hotel. The staff es very helpful. Even tough we were late for breakfast they went out of their way and served us the basics. Good location near restaurants and bars. The rooms have good sizes and beds are comfortable.

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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a lovely 4 night stay at The Walden House in Cape Town a few weeks ago. We were allocated a very nice ground floor room which had a dressing room, bathroom and large comfortable bedroom. We arrived very tired from our flight and were immediately offered a refreshing drink. The breakfasts were wonderful and lots of choice. The...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked late, and had a small room on the ground floor. It was perfectly clean and comfortable whilst being a little short of direct light (room 2). Other than that it has a sunny forecourt with a pool and a small pleasant garden right outside our room. Breakfasts were good and exactly what you would expect from such a...

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Munich
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can see that the owners look after their guesthouse, perfect logistics, beautiful decoration, a breakfast for all tastes. We easily found the property an when ringing the bell, they let us in to their private parking inside the gates. Our room no 1 was lovely, it was huge and very quiet, no views, but I guess when you want...

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utrecht
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice people nice house nice neighbourhood it was a pleasant stay in this lovely situated house we slept very well in the comfortable bed breakfast was very nice and well organized quiet place to stay.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Walden House was a lovely place to stay and would recommend it to anyone going, would deffinately go back. The place was lovely comfortable and nothing could be faulted Thank you for making it so pleasurable

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While I only stayed at the Walden for one night, I was very impressed with, well, everything! The warmth and helpfulness of the staff was lovely. My room, the luxury garden suite, was exquisite and true to the pictures online. The bed, linens and all the little extras in the room where very thoughtfully included. The outside areas, including pool,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled against the backdrop of majestic Table Mountain lies one of the Cape's finest guest houses - The Walden House.To some it is a luxurious retreat from which to explore the beauty of the Cape Peninsula. It is situated only five minutes from Cape Town's finest beaches, Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront.There are seven en-suite rooms. Each suite is furnished in a different style, creating a delightful ambience for every taste.At The Walden House, luxury is achieved through attention to details, complete comfort and courteous, unobtrusive service.We offer:Wireless internet access, secure parking, 24h security, airport transfer, private tours, air conditioning, full breakfast included ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Walden House

Address: 5 Burnside Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl , Tamboerskloof
Price Range: $153 - $280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Walden House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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Walden House Hotel Cape Town Central
The Walden House Cape Town, South Africa
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“Ask for the ground floor room which leads onto the verandah!”
 of 5 bubbles mucklowrjo, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Probably on the first floor with balconies”
 of 5 bubbles JJN29, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a garden room”
 of 5 bubbles 899stevew, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 2 & 4 had Twin showers, room 3 did not - all three rooms were perfectly situated and well appointed.”
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 of 5 bubbles Clivers2014, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The coffee shop - The Power and the Glory serves very good coffee. Just a tip.”
 of 5 bubbles bronwenb80, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
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