hotels in Cape Town

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Mar 18th, 2006, 06:03 PM
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hotels in Cape Town

I'll be in Cape town in mid. July and looking for a moderate priced hotel , in a good location to all the tourist things. There'll be 4 adults so I'd prefer one room and maybe a suite or residence inn type place. Any suggestions? Thanks for the help. Barbara
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Mar 19th, 2006, 06:29 AM
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Hi Barbara,
An African Villa has been recommended to me on this board, and looks wonderful. Sadly, it will be closed in May, when I'll be there, but should be open in July.
www.capestay.co.za/africanvilla
and www.capestay.co.za/
for general accommodations listings.
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Mar 20th, 2006, 10:29 AM
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Great wedsite. Thank you. Barbara
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Mar 20th, 2006, 01:13 PM
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Barbara,

An African Villa is a good venue to stay but be aware that it does not
totally fulfill the needs of being close to the touristy things" in Cape
Town. If possibly you dont like walking back and forth to places then an
African Villa is definitely not for you as it is on a steep hill climb
outside of the city centre. If you have a car available to you or dont mind
walking it is a good choice.

Talking about a car I would strongly suggest that you take on car hire as
walking in Cape Town in July might not be so much great fun as it generally
rains during this period in our city. With that said please dont let the
rain deter you in any way as Cape Town has much to offer be it rain or shine.

Looking at your original request for a good little hotel that is excellent
value, good quality, good location which is within easy walking distance of
all events my suggestion is that you look at the Hotel Graeme in Green
Point. If you stayed at this hotel you would be within 10 minutes walking
distance from the Waterfront and within 2 minutes of one of the new up and
coming trendy areas of Cape Town where lots of Capetonians are starting to
go to for restaurant life as well as to meet up with each other.

Personally I would be much happier staying in a Cape Town guesthouse (such
as African Villa) however you asked specifically for hotel info hence the
above. If I had to want to suggest another guesthouse to you I would suggest
that you go take a look at Davids http://www.davids.co.za/. This wonderful
little guesthouse is about 500 yards away from the Graeme Hotel and
phenomenal value for money which is within walking distance of all.
http://www.hotelgraeme.co.za/.

Hope the above helps you to enjoy my city to the hilt when you visit us in July.

Very proudly part of the wonderful nation of South Africa

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Mar 22nd, 2006, 04:53 PM
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Thank you for the help. The African Villa sounds wonderful but the hilly walk would do my husband in. i'm checking out the other leads.I'm seeing info on De Waterkant Village. Are you familiar with that? Is it within walking distance of the waterfront and other touristy things. Barbara
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Mar 22nd, 2006, 08:46 PM
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bar153,

De Waterkant Village is close to the city but quite a long way from the Waterfront walkwise. The accommodations are pretty good as the cottages are pretty well laid out. There is in my opinion one area to avoid in De Watrekant Village and that is De Waterkant House. Most of the rooms in this building are all burglar barred and are very pokey. It feels as if you are living in jail. Another factor to consider is that if you are going to do a lot of visiting to the Waterfront area then a car or taxi will definitely be needed. Furthermore if your husband does not like walking then I would definitely NOT recommend the Waterkant Village; as a matter of fact I would probably say go back to African Villa or the Graeme Hotel and hire a car to travel around.

Hope this helps.

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