Accomodations near Kloof Street

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Feb 13th, 2005, 11:15 AM
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Accomodations near Kloof Street

What hotels or b&bs are within walking distance of Kloof and/or Long Street? It sounds like this area is the "Greenwich" of Cape Town. It sounds like a very cool place to hang w/ locals....oh ok...and some tourists.

Also is it safe for 2 women to walk around this area at night?
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Feb 13th, 2005, 01:51 PM
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Take a look at the Kensington Place -- a wonderful little boutique hotel and only 2 or 3 block walk to Kloof Street. This area is perfectly safe and easy to walk to from KP.

Below is a paste of my post on another thread along with a link for pics of Kensington Place:

I think Kensington Place is an excellent choice. It is a small botique hotel -- 8 rooms I think. A wonderful decor of modern African flavor. We were very pleased with our stay there! It was our honeymoon as well. There was a nice champagne bottle chilling at the end of the bed on our arrival. Room was warm and well appointed. The bathroom was unique with an open shower and a wood slot floor with a sunken tub. The tub was against a glass wall with a little fish pond and garden on the other side. We also had our own little patio with canvas privacy walls. The common lobby and eating areas are beautiful as are the hotel grounds. The service is exceptional -- will help you with any arrangements necessary. I had them set up a tour of the Cape of Good Hope and call ahead to reserve us tickets for the Robben Island tour. Also, they arranged taxis for times we needed them. Nice touch - they have a complimentary internet connection in the lobby.

As for not being on the water I thought the location was excellent. It is located about a 3 block walk to restaurants and shops on Kloof Street. This is an area that is perfectly safe to walk at night and it gives you quick access to a cool urban experience of a real neighborhood as opposed to the waterfront which is dominated by shops and eats for tourists. You will want to go to the waterfront and its a neat place to be but it is only about 10 minutes by cab to do it. There are great places to stay there but mostly big hotels. If you were coming from a long in-land safari I would think its maybe more important to be right on the water but since you will be coming from Mozambique I think Kensington Place will vary your experience better by giving you time in a city area (though the hotel itself is very quiet) tucked against Table Mountain in a beautiful neighborhood. Let me know if you have any specific questions but I have no hesitation in highly recommending Kensington Place.

I just up loaded a couple of pics of Kensington Place for you to check out.

http://www.ofoto.com/I.jsp?c=jjigq2q...&x=1&y=-nklomo

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Feb 14th, 2005, 03:52 AM
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ctheworld,

Kensington place is a wonderful venue to stay at however it is very far from being within walking distance of Kloof and Long Street and is also somewhat expensive.

Places that I would recommend you look at are

Cape Colonial
http://www.thecapecolonial.com/
Very central, clean, comfortable, safe and well priced.

Cape Codogan
http://www.capecadogan.com/
Very well positioned. More expensive than Cape Colonial but then much more classy. Safe and clean.

Nine Flowers
http://www.nineflowers.com/en/welcome.html
Stylish little guesthouse. Excellent position and once again safe and clean. Good price structure too.

It is pretty safe for two women to be moving around Cape Town but I would not walk down dark alleys or to most places at night whether you were a male of a female. Btw that would be my advise for Cape Town as well as any other city of the world

Hope this helps.

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Feb 14th, 2005, 06:35 AM
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I'm glad Selwyn chimed in with some more choices as he truly knows his city. Kensington Place is a short walk to the South end of Kloof Street which has quite a few restaurants but looking at a map I see that it is far from Long Street area -- although only a very short cab ride. I ate at the Five Flies just off of Long and the cab ride was close to 5 minutes.
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Feb 15th, 2005, 06:21 PM
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hi,

just booked a room at cactusberry lodge. seems really cool. check it out....

http://www.capestay.co.za/cactusberry%2Dlodge/
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