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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed on the hotel for 3 nights at the Walden house! It was so good and clean and good service! I loved the room :) then bed was big and nice I also loved the pool in the garden and the breakfast was the best ;)

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This guest house offers exceptional views of the mountain, especially from the first floor balcony. It is beautifully presented and the staff are super friendly and very helpful. We arrived just after midday and they did their utmost to get our room ready asap (check-in is only after 2). I recommend staying in Room 1 which is fabulous. It has...

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Thank Heather O
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice and good place. The area is the best in Cape Town. The room was massive and everything was clean and in perfect condition. The service is impeccable and people working at the hotel are super nice. Strongly recommended

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Being a family group we required 3 rooms which were all very spacious overlooking the gardens. The property was walled and gated as is the general rule in South Africa. Rooms 2 & 4 had twin showers but all rooms were to a high standard and very comfortable. These were in the extension of the main house but were perfect...

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Reviewed 24 October 2016

I stayed at this place for 2 nights by myself in Cape town. Loved the place. The building is old with a lot of character and home-like feel to it. Service was amazing. The staff was so friendly and helped you with any questions you have. I had a basic room to myself. Very spacious room with high ceilings and...

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waldenhouse, Manager at The Walden House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. We really appreciate your comments regarding our customer service. Our staff members take their roles in our industry very seriously and try, every day, to provide that quality customer service, that our guests expect. We're so glad that we...

Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Came in late, Got the Keys and went topnyheder rooms. Wauu the where great. A little word to Walden. It is a old villa build to be a hotel/bb. Located in a nice and quiert part, close to a small park and good restaurant. There are no rooms a like in the Big House. Don't know about the3 Others, but...

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waldenhouse, Manager at The Walden House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. We really appreciate your comments regarding our customer service and ongoing upgrades to the property. Our staff members take their roles in our industry very seriously and try, every day, to provide that quality customer service, that our guests...

Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the walden house for 3 nights and enjoyed every bit of it! We were supposed to arrive around 6pm however, due to bad weather where we stayed the night before, we decided to head towards Cape Town early and arrived around 12pm. We emailed Amy in reception to let her know and she was very helpful: our...

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waldenhouse, Manager at The Walden House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. We really appreciate your comments regarding our customer service and ongoing upgrades to the property. Our staff members take their roles in our industry very seriously and try, every day, to provide that quality customer service, that our guests...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I had a week long stay in a garden room - it was comfortable, beautifully decorated and presented and most importantly clean. The Walden House is in a very inviting setting with beautiful gardens and all of the home comforts you could want. The staff are very friendly and helpful, arranging transport and tours with no problem. The airport transfer...

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waldenhouse, Manager at The Walden House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. We really appreciate your comments regarding our customer service and ongoing upgrades to the property. Our staff members take their roles in our industry very seriously and try, every day, to provide that quality customer service, that our guests...

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Beautifull building and rooms, great service. Location not bad, by (cheap) taxis everything is within 10 drive. Breakfast is well done for such a small guest house. Wines are great. All facilities are available and the service off the staff is really nice.

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waldenhouse, Manager at The Walden House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. We really appreciate your comments regarding our customer service and ongoing upgrades to the property. Our staff members take their roles in our industry very seriously and try, every day, to provide that quality customer service, that our guests...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stayed in the honeymoon suite, a superbe stylish place and what an amazing view on Table mountain. We had to leave very early but that was no problem at all. Fresh coffee and a take away breakfast was arranged

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waldenhouse, Manager at The Walden House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. We really appreciate your comments regarding our customer service and ongoing upgrades to the property. Our staff members take their roles in our industry very seriously and try, every day, to provide that quality customer service, that our guests...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Airport Transportation
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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: $157 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Walden House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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The Walden House Cape Town, South Africa
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“Rooms 2 & 4 had Twin showers, room 3 did not - all three rooms were perfectly situated and well appointed.”
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“The coffee shop - The Power and the Glory serves very good coffee. Just a tip.”
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“I had the bottom room outside. Beautiful decor”
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“Room 5,6 & 7 with direct access to their big balcony with splendid views”
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“I would ask for a room inside the Guest House and they have a bit more of a view”
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