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Cape Town Hotels

Rodwell House


  • Live like the rich for less
  • Beautiful indigenous gardens
  • Great swimming beach and tidal pool nearby


  • Train noise in the early morning might wake you up
  • Upper balcony is shared with two other rooms, and other guests and staff can peer into yours while cleaning the rooms

Updated 09/22/2014

Fodor's Review

Luxury living in a converted historic mansion belonging to Randlord J. B. Taylor, a diamond baron. Walls are adorned with an impressive local art collection, and the wine cellar contains 15,000 bottles, including many vintages from every claret first growth from the Bordeaux estates, claimed to be unique in South Africa. There's even a professional wine-tasting facility on-site. The swimming pool is fed by mountain water. St. James is where the English aristocrats holidayed,

and the air of moneyed elegance hasn't dissipated. Emphasis is on space, light, and comfort. All but one room have open-plan bathrooms, although toilets are always fully enclosed.

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Hotel Information


Rodwell St., Cape Town, 7945, South Africa



Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 8 rooms
  • Breakfast

Updated 09/22/2014


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