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Welgelegen House

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Welgelegen House, is located in a tranquil and quiet corner of Oranjezicht in two Victorian houses - just a short walk from the bustling Kloof Street, where some of Cape Town's Best Restaurants Cape Town's best local restaurants, bars and artisanal stores can be explored. The Cableway, Camps Bay and The Waterfront are no more than a ten minute drive away, and with views of both Table Mountain and Lion's Head, Welgelegen truly lives up to its translation: Well situated.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Taxi service
Street parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mountain View
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Klaas12342023 wrote a review 09 Feb
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The staff makes you feel welcome every minute of the day. They are doing there best to help you, making restaurant reservations for example. I will never forget the kindness and warmth of Memory. So special! The room was spacious and comfortable, the patio with swimming pool is lovely after a day in town, the neighbourhood offers a lot of lovely restaurants and bars. You must go to Upper Union for dinner! I can’t wait to come back!!!! Angèle and DJ
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Oris H wrote a review Jul 2022
Katy, Texas13 contributions11 helpful votes
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All previous reviews are accurate, this is a great place to stay. Prinve and the staff are so welcoming, made us feel at home in this beautiful house. We had the family room for our family of 4, and were very comfortable. The beds are super soft! We followed Prince’s recommendations for restaurants and were very happy with our meals. Hope to be back one day!!!!.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Uber is affordable and very reliable
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Responded 07 Jul 2022
Thank you for your 5 star review of Welgelegen House, we are so glad you had such a happy stay and hope to welcome you back sometime soon.
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andrewcubbage46 wrote a review 08 Feb
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Nothing was too much trouble for the staff at this outstanding guest house. The manager even offered to drive me to visit a local tourist destination where he waited for a couple of hours while I was there. My room was surprisingly large with an attractive bathroom and comfortable bed. A member of staff even found me an adapter so I could charge my phone and tablet which only had UK and US plugs. Breakfast was excellent, with a good selection of cereals, cold meats and cheese etc, a cooked breakfast was also available. An excellent place to stay, strongly recommended
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jennifer W wrote a review 07 Feb
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This is the second time we have stayed at the Welgelegen - the first on our honeymoon and this time back with 2 kids! The team are super welcoming and accommodating. The rooms are very comfortable and breakfast is delicious. We loved sitting out in the courtyard and swimming in the pool. It is in a lovely quiet Cape Town neighbourhood and very easy to access all the sights / beaches / restaurants etc. We will be back again!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Jesi707 wrote a review Jan 2024
Frankfurt, Germany545 contributions101 helpful votes
We have been here for 4 nights with 3 small kids. I think we have never been in a more friendly place. So a big thank you to the entire staff. The rooms are nice, the breakfast had a very good quality and we also loved the terrace and the pool. Every time again!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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CelineSchill wrote a review Jan 2024
Lyon, France19 contributions7 helpful votes
Wonderful hospitality, and a beautiful place! The house is absolutely charming, in a quiet neighborhood yet very convenient to visit Cape Town by foot. The staff is just great — Memory, Prince, and all their colleagues. When we’re back in CT we will stay here for sure!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Krysta R wrote a review Jan 2024
Chicago, Illinois5 contributions
We cannot say enough about how wonderful our experience was at Welgelegen! The staff are incredible, warm and so helpful. The location couldn’t be better, right near Kloof street and a short drive to anything else in Cape Town. The hotel is lovely, beautiful and clean rooms. We definitely recommend staying here while in Cape Town!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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hannah wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
We had the loveliest stay at Welgelegen House. Memory greeted us with the biggest smile and was so helpful during our stay - they even extended breakfast for us when we slept in by accident! The rooms were so comfortable and we were so sad to leave! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a warm and hospitable base in Cape Town which is very well situated.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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St3phC89 wrote a review Dec 2023
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
A stunning guesthouse, beautifully designed interior with comfortable rooms. Close proximity to local shops and restaurants. Ayunda, Memory and the rest of the staff are incredibly welcoming, friendly and helpful. Their knowledge of the area is useful for newcomers who need some direction on where to go and what to do. They will help organise any trips too - I'd recommend wine tasting!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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John O wrote a review Dec 2023
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We had the most wonderful 4 days recently in Capetown, staying at the comfortable and welcoming Welgelegen. Prince could not do enough to make our stay memorable. He arranged an amazing degustación lunch for us at the Round House. What a treat !He even arranged transport to and from the restaurant . Nothing seemed to be too much trouble for the staff . The breakfasts were the best .. such well presented and delicious food and always a good hot pot of tea and excellent coffee. The king bed did not have a ridge down the middle .. a real king mattress - (not two singles pushed together with a topper ). We slept blissfully in the smooth sheets. Prince arranged a wonderful tour guide / driver for us to take us to the winery region and the Cape . It was indeed a perfect day and excellent value for money . Many thanks to everyone at Welgelegen from Tim and Fran O’Brien
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 04 Dec 2023
Thank you for the wonderful review of Welgelegen House, we hope you will visit again sometime in the future
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,438 - R 5,178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
welgelegen hotel cape town central
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownCape Town CentralCity Bowl
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Welgelegen House
Which popular attractions are close to Welgelegen House?
Nearby attractions include Vortex Shisha (0.3 km), The Cape Town Opera Company (0.2 km), and Comedy on Kloof (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Welgelegen House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Welgelegen House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Welgelegen House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Welgelegen House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Welgelegen House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Black Sheep Restaurant, Liquorice and Lime, and Nelson's Eye.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Welgelegen House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Welgelegen House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Welgelegen House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Welgelegen House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iziko Slave Lodge (1.6 km), City Hall (1.0 km), and Iziko Bo Kaap Museum (1.6 km).
Does Welgelegen House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.