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74 Prestwich Street, 8001 South Africa
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#7 of 286 hotels in Cape Town
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2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
In the remains of the earliest recorded commercial foundry (1876)—where sparks flew and metal bent as engineers and iron founders plied their trade—rises Ideas Cartel’s flagship location. The Old Foundry Hotel is a true experience of old-world sophistication and contemporary elegance. Choose from 24 rooms, work out at the in-house gym, grab a coffee at the café, visit the Frontier members’ lounge and feel the hustle in the air around the Inner City coworking spaces. Built to be the best boutique hotel in Cape Town with access to a network of extraordinary business and pleasure facilities. Beyond these facilities, Cape Town central waits at your doorstep. Who says booking a room means sleeping all night?
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Golf course
Nightclub / DJ
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Facial treatments
Adults only
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Executive lounge access
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Bathrobes
Dining area
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Minibar
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu
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Joe J wrote a review May 2021
Pretoria, South Africa548 contributions79 helpful votes
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This is such a cool space to experience. Different from the usual places we have been to. Very interesting decor. Friendly staff. In the heart of Cape Town near the V&A Waterfront. We loved staying here. Attention to detail is superb. Be sure to visit this place
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tony v T wrote a review Jul 2020
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I was fortunate in that I was the first paying customer at this very impressive Hotel. I travel extensively for business within SA so thought I had seen it all! The Old Foundry Hotel is definitely everything that a traveller could hope for... and more. I was allocated a "Bijou" room which was as luxurious as one would expect from a Hotel of this standard. Add to that all the other business options they offer and you have a real home/office away from home.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Schuyler Vorster, Owner at The Old Foundry Hotel
Responded 18 Jul 2020
Hello Tony! This is such a wonderful first review. We’ve been working for months to make sure everything is perfect and cannot wait for season. This review means so much to us as a team. Thank you. Please do come back soon.
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Pavel Kononov wrote a review Mar 2021
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This is one of the few hotels that we have been to, about which we can say that they are attentive to details. Lobby and bedrooms are decorated with a unique style in every little thing. It's a kinda mix of vintage, modernity and cultural patterns. The room was amazing: clean, spacious, the service is very warm and welcoming Thank you for the exceptional experience! Will definitely come back again
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Schuyler Vorster, Owner at The Old Foundry Hotel
Responded 29 Mar 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words! We loved hosting you.
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Sasha wrote a review Mar 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa4 contributions
My friend was visiting from the Netherlands and we decided to do a midweek break at The Old Foundry Hotel for a girl's night. The hotel is beautifully designed and is in a central location a few minutes away from the V&A Waterfront. The hotel itself has many amazing communal areas - including a library, a gym, a cafe and bar. You can also rent a bicycle to go and explore Cape Town and the surrounding locations! Our room had one of the most comfortable beds, a fully equipped kitchen (for those who prefer to maybe cook your own dinner rather than dining out), and an incredible bathtub to enjoy a bubble bath and champagne in. We really enjoyed our stay there and would definitely come back. Thank you to the Old Foundry Hotel for the warm stay!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Responded 29 Mar 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words! We loved hosting you
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Maria G wrote a review Mar 2021
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Absolutely amazing space! Each suit has it's own unique design that goes with the concept of an "Old Foundry". It's a clubhouse so everything is provided: cozy quiet rooms, fast internet, really huge co-working space with different areas, gym, club events, cafe and bar. The staff is super responsive. Famous tourist places are nearby in 5-10 mins walking distance. Will definitely stay again!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank you so much for your kind words! We loved hosting you
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Foundry Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Foundry Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Cape Diamonds (0.1 km), Uwe Koetter Jewellers (0.4 km), and Baraka Gifts and Decor (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old Foundry Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Old Foundry Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Foundry Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old Foundry Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Foundry Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include GOLD Restaurant, Pigalle Restaurant, and Signal Restaurant Waterfront.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Old Foundry Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre, fitness classes, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Old Foundry Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Old Foundry Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Old Foundry Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Cape Town.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Old Foundry Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Old Foundry Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.