There are very little hotels that get it right every time you visit. I have been fortunate enough to have stayed at the beautiful Cape Diem Lodge a few times and each visit surpasses the previous one.
Located in the heart of Green Point, it offers a fabulous location being walking distance from the waterfront and cosmopolitan De Waterkant. Also a stone's throw away from the lodge you will find the Cape Town Stadium and the Somerset strip that hosts restaurants ranging from Italian to Mexican and Bistro chic fare.
The Cape Diem has a certain freshness about it. Despite of the fact that this lodge is located in one of Green Points original farm houses dating back from the 1800's - its eclectic mix of Afro-European art and decor pairs beautifully with the Old Cape farm-style architecture. The grounds are kept spotless and even in winter the pool is sparkling clean and the deck kitted out with loungers, pool towels and table and chairs with menus - very inviting but i was not brave enough to use this facility in the midst of a very mild winter.
Since my last visit there has been some changes to my home away from home and the first thing that you would notice when entering a room in the lodge is the beautiful brand new bathrooms. The owner, Daniel has invested in brand new bathrooms for each suite at the lodge, with cutting edge design and top end finishes they add style and sophistication to each of the guests suites.
Except for other minor renovations in the public areas they have launched a new breakfast menu featuring my favorite - Eggs Benedict and the lightest, fluffiest omelets. All of Cape Diem's breakfast ingredients are locally sourced and they have even introduced freshly baked breakfast pastries on the buffet.
As usual the service was seamless, the linen fresh and crisp, the new bathroom snazzy and inviting, the breakfast top notch and the goodbey harder than before.
If you are looking for a boutique style hotel experience with most of the added benefits of a big city hotel - just personalized look no further. Cape Town has one address if you are looking for a no fuss stay , value for money, spacious accommodation with oversized beds and stunning bathrooms, a great location and a stay that leaves you with that warm and fuzzy feeling inside despite of it being winter - The Cape Diem offer it all!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Cape Diem Lodge Cape Town, South Africa