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Oxford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a warm welcome when we arrived at this hotel. We were shown to our room which happened to be the honeymoon suite. It was enormous, tastefully furnished, spotlessly clean and with everything we could possibly need. I loved it and would certainly return there when we are in Cape Town again.

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly and helpful staff, beautiful spacious rooms, excellent central location, delicious breakfast, immaculate garden and plunge pool (though a few more loungers would be good). We'll be back with family and friends.

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Burnaby, Canada
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great location to tour around Cape Town. Nice clean room and friendly service. Nice little coffee shop just a block away. Breakfast room is lovely with good selection for such a small guest house. Secure parking in the compound was tight.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016

The Walden is very attractive old building, in a very convenient location for exploring the Cape. One day we walked to the Hop-On Bus, but we also had a rental car so it was good to have secure parking. Lovely decor inside, everything light and bright. Our room was large and I thought it was very quiet, with comfortable bed...

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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via 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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waldenhouse, Manager at The Walden House, responded to this review

Dear Solveig H Thank you for staying with us and we appreciate your kind review of our hotel. We are happy to note that you found our services in line with your expectations. The fact that you mention that our Nutella were without doubt the best of the breakfast selection means alot to us! The team and I look forward...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2016 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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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2016

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 November 2016

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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • 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 

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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: €106 - €177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Walden House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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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.”
 of 5 bubbles bronwenb80, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“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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