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Cape Diamond Hotel
Ranked #76 of 112 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Microwaves should be provided in rooms if u want to warm stuff to eat at night. Dinner menu should be reviewed and more items added. Indian dishes should be added on. Staff at the breakfast great especially Meagan.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

I had wonderful stay at Cape Diamond.The room provided was quite spacious to accommodate us as a couple and our 3 yr old daughter.Breakfast was great. The hotel location is superb for some who would want to mix tours and shopping.

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  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Two nights of bliss, the best nights’ rests I had in all of 2017, without exaggeration. I am one of the 2% of the population who works through the night, go to bed just before sunrise only to rise early. Well, at Cape Diamond Hotel, I overslept twice.

Being up on The Rooftop at 6am is magic, to experience the silence of a city yet to awake. One can drink in the fresh air, see Table Mountain waking up to the morning sun.

A hot shower in a spacious bathroom with beautiful stone floors. Sipping coffee on the balcony, or watching the morning news on satellite television.

Our bed was of high quality and very comfortable – I was semi-crippled for 22 years due to an injury of the spine. As such, I am adamant about sleeping on a good bed. You saw that I had overslept twice. Of consummate quality is the bed linen, someone in the hotel did a really great job in sourcing the right furniture and other amenities.

Tea and coffee in the room once again were of upmarket quality.

Building-wide WiFi was consistent and reliable; there are ample charging points in the dining room and our bedroom had various 220V outlets to our avail.

Arriving for breakfast just past 7am, we were offered lovely cappuccino as well as a continental buffet breakfast, very well prepared and presented, with the choice also of a warm English breakfast. This proved to be a good choice as well.

The selection of fruit, cheeses, fruit salad,yoghurt and cerals did impress every time – we also love to eat at Cape Diamond Hotel when not staying.

We had enjoyed, during our stay over three days and two nights, several meals and I will mention a few:

1. Beef burgers made of the choicest forequarter and served with slightly spicey chips. A Windhoek Lager proved to be a good companion. We did not require dessert yet there were good options including our favourite cheesecake. Pricing is below typical franchised food and still quality was vastly superior.

2. Sirloin steak with a Blue Cheese sauce, potato wedges, fresh al dente grilled veggies and sweet potato fries. This was a meal that will be remembered for a very long time. Once again, quality was up and pricing below average.

3. My wife enjoyed a Chicken Wrap that was tasty. She loves her steak yet enjoyed this colourful dish.

4. We had very tasty Rump Steak here a week ago and that was very good as well.

Parking – ample parking at a nominal charge in a secure parcade in an adjacent building.

Decor in the lounge and dining area is contemporary and will suit most tastes.

It is the staff, however, that really makes this hotel the success that it apparently is. Perhaps because it is privately owned and family run, it is homely, friendly and hospital. We have frequented many four- and five star hotels that do not even come close to make you feel special and appreciated as were we at Cape Diamond Hotel.

Will we visit agains? Sure!

Will we recommend it? We just did!

Room Tip: Great views of Table Mountain, Comfortable Rooms, AC quiet
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  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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funekazaula, General Manager at Cape Diamond Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Dear Valued Guest

Thank you for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback.

We continue to be committed to provide you and all our guests with the highest standard of service in the industry.

We look forward to your continued patronage and wish you the best in your business and personal endeavours.

Kind Regards

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I paid a fortune only to shower with cold water. Worse than the prison!
I expect value for money when staying in the hotel.
The staff member /manager was trying to be defensive by saying other people did not complain.
It doesn't mean when "other people" don't complain all is well.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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funekazaula, General Manager at Cape Diamond Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Dear Valued Guest

Thank you for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback.

Regarding taking a shower with cold water we apologised while you were still in our premises. And we would like to apologies once again.

We continue to be committed to provide you and all our guests with the highest standard of service in the industry. We look forward to your continued patronage and wish you the best in your business and personal endeavours.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

This hotel is a good value hotel about a 5 min walk from long street to all the lively bars and a short taxi ride to the waterfront 70rand one way.
When we checked and went to our room I felt it was a little compact for 5 nights with two large suitcases but they had no problem in moving us to a bigger room without question. The breakfast in the morning was so fresh with an option of healthy fruit, youghurt etc or a full English, great selection, The staff in this hotel were very friendly and helpful and I was glad we stayed here.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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funekazaula, General Manager at Cape Diamond Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Dear Valued Guest

Thank you for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback.

We continue to be committed to provide you and all our guests with the highest standard of service in the industry. We look forward to your continued patronage and wish you the best in your business and personal endeavours.

Kind Regards

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Additional Information about Cape Diamond Hotel

Address: Corner of Longmarket And Parliament Street | in the East City near Parliament, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #76 of 112 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Price Range: R 667 - R 2 481 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cape Diamond Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cape Diamond Boutique Hotel is a 3-star corporate hotel, within the heart of the Cape Town’s Central Business District. The hotel is conveniently situated just 1.2 km from the Cape Town International Convention Centre and is just around the corner from Parliament and the Green Market Square. The roof has excellent views of Table Mountain and the City Bowl. So if you are a corporate traveller or just visiting Cape Town to relax, it’s the perfect way to end your day in this popular Central Business District Hotel. ... more   less 
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