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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2014

Perfect spot within easy (and safe) walking distance of the waterfront. Loved our room which had the sleeping area on a mezzanine and doors opening onto the pool. Staff were helpful and attentive, without being intrusive.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

If you are visiting Cape Town & you want a place in the City with easy access to all the City's main attractions including Table Mountain, Waterfront, Sea point, Campus Bay, Robin Island etc, this is the 5* place with its excellent facilities & efficient staff. Althogh we stayed for 1 night only we felt more than welcome & the... More 

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DBalbach, Owner at Cape Diem Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely comments. We really hope that should you come back to Cape Town, that you are more than welcome at the Lodge and hopefully will have more time to spend here. All the best The Cape Diem Team and Management More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2014

As a solo traveller this was the perfect choice for me. Wanted a more personal touch and a place to relax and cape Diem was perfect. My room was the first on the left and had doors that opened to the pool area. Everything was just perfect and the staff excellent. Location was great and taxi back from waterfront was... More 

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Karben, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Within our 3 weeks round trip through the garden route we have seen some very good guest houses, but Cape Diem was the best. We stayed there for 4 nights and enjoyed our time beeing there very much. Especially we like to point out the designed rooms in the old farm house. Also the breakfast was excellent. Particularly we thank... More 

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DBalbach, Owner at Cape Diem Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ute and Kurt, thanks for your wonderful TripAdvisor review . We are so happy that you had a great time in South Africa and at the Cape Diem Lodge- we are always happy to do anything for you and our guests. We truly love what we do and are happy that it reflects on our guests. Greetings from sunny... More 

Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

We spent 4nights over New Year at Cape Diem. This small intimate hotel had what we wished for- nice rooms , good quiet location with easy access to Waterfront,Green point, Sea point etc Very helpful and friendly staff- we felt very welcome and taken care of! The nice little garden with the pool was also very cosy. For those who... More 

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Bilbao, Spain
1 review
Reviewed 21 December 2013

We had 5 lovely days at the Cape Diem Lodge. The stuff was pretty friendly and courteous. Rooms were very clean and beautiful also the public areas and the pool. The breakfast was delicious and very comprehensive. We really recommend the Cape Diem Lodge - it was just perfect !

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DBalbach, Owner at Cape Diem Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review, we take pride in what we do and always make sure that we go the extra mile for our guests. Our staff is trained to always make sure that everything is clean and crisp in the rooms and that our breakfast is done with lots of love and care. Thank you for seeing this .... More 

Brookings, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Cape Diem is such a wonderful intimate lodge. The staff were over the top wonderful. They catered to our every need. Helped with all the information we needed for day time excursions. Just blocks from the A & V waterfront. Don't miss the City Grill restaurant while you are there. Felt safe walking even at dusk. It is s beautiful... More 

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DBalbach, General Manager at Cape Diem Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great feedback! This always helps Daniel, the owner, to improve even better at the Cape Diem Lodge- We love to satisfy every need that our guests have and will go beyond to make things happen.... We really hope to see you in the distant future and hope that all is well back home. The... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Very nice place with clean nicely decorated rooms. Helpful staff. Walking distance from restaurants and red bus. During the day you can walk to V&A Waterfront but take a cab on the way back at night just to be safe. Great weekend getaway to discover Cape Town.

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DBalbach, General Manager at Cape Diem Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review ! Next time you should come for a few days more so you can enjoy Cape Town while you are here on business. Great to have met you and hopefully see you soon again Your Cape Diem Lodge Team and Management More 

Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

The staff performed better than many of my experiences with Ritz Carlton Concierge's.. Even the INTERN.. Wow huh? We had focused all our planning on Safari.. with nothing but ideas for Caetown. Carpe Diem's staff set up the entire 4 days in Capetown.. private guides/drivers, helicopter to shark diving, tickets, reservations.. they planned and re-planned when things changed... The rooms... More 

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DBalbach, General Manager at Cape Diem Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review ! The Cape Diem Team was delighted to have managed a great holiday for you both and wish you much success .... Your Cape Diem Team More 

Wigan, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

First port of call on our west coast trip found welcome and accommodation to be first class. Attention to detail and helpfulness of staff and owner Daniel could not be faulted. Great location within easy walk of V & A waterfront as well as bars and restaurants on Main Street. Would recommend Hussars for steaks and wine at a reasonable... More 

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DBalbach, General Manager at Cape Diem Lodge, responded to this review

The Cape Diem Team is always happy when our guests are happy! Thank you for taking the time to write to us- we really appreciate your reviews as this helps our future guests with their decisions .... We trust that you are well The Cape Diem Team and Managment More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Don’t expect the ordinary…”better sleeping, better relaxing, better eating – better Cape Diem LODGE!” In our brand new and stylish Cape Diem LODGE you’ll find victorian charm, mixed with an award winning european interior design and all of that in the heart of vibrant Cape Town. Let us free you from the normal hotel stress. Our fresh, host and easy team wants to treat you like friends and as such, you will be sure to come. The house represents one of the first Farm Houses in Greenpoint, dating back to early 1875, equipped with the latest of modern interior, set in a beautifully landscaped garden with a sparkling pool and a Teak wood sundeck, where you’ll enjoy your rich english breakfast in the morning. It is gently attached to the lower slopes of Signal Hill, overlooking the Bay, Blouwberg Strand, Robben Island and the VA Waterfront and only minutes away from the cities major attractions.Our idea to “relaunche” and converte this victorian jewel from early 1900, in one of Cape Towns most thought after positions, into a luxurious meeting point for friends from around the world, came with a blink of an eye. The complete restoration in 2007/2008 was taking us several month and carried out with the greatest care to details. Influences of old and new, local and global, come together in playful harmony. Our motto: contemporary design in historical surroundings!In the heart of the house, you’ll be able to relax in our cosy and elegant lounge. Enjoy a book and a glas of exquisit south african wine or lay back in front of our open fire place during the winter.Our perfectly appointed rooms are offered in Classic or Superior. The interior is inspired by the new generation of young south african designers. Light and characterised by innumerable details, as well as kingsized beds, innovative bathrooms, state of the art self controled cooling & heating system, LCD Flatscreen TV’s & DVD’s and a fully loaded minibar including south african wines and champagne. Our complimentary wireless Lan internet connection does not only cater our friends on business, but may be enjoyed by everyone. Furthermore, all of our guest rooms are equipped with a CD sound experience, an Nespresso Coffee station, self dial telephones, digital safe, hair dryer, bathrobes + slippers, luxury bath ameneties, shower & bath and so much more… Why not trying out our pillow menu? Challenge us – what more can we get you?We also would like to offer you a personal, secure and hassle free pick-up in a luxury SUV from or to the Airport to the Cape Diem LODGE at a total of only R 450,- for 2 guests/per way. We only ask you for an early reservation and your exact flight details – leave the rest to us!We wish you already today the best possible trip to Cape Town and a very pleasant stay at your Cape Diem Lodge.Warm regards from Cape Town,Your Cape Diem LODGE Team ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cape Diem Lodge

Address: 11 Vesperdene Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: RM500 - RM848 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Cape Diem Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“I had an outside garden room and it was lovely.”
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“Front-facing rooms are sunny but it's hard to block out the ambient light from the street signs at night.”
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“The Lodge is in a quiet street so all rooms are good.”
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“We had rooms outside the main building and those were really nice”
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“If you really want to feel like in a convent, ask for the room opposite to the pool.”
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