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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Everyone was very helpful to us during out stay. The room was wonderful; the breakfasts were really great; and the location was perfect. Our room had a view of Table Mountain and the amenities were superb. We enjoyed the books in the lounge area.

1Thank Neal D
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Many thanks to Benson and Alex for their excellent care. They accommodated every request, arranging dinner reservations and pre-breakfast snacks. The hotel itself is beautiful - the rooms were spotless and comfortable and the bathrooms somehow managed to be quaint and modern at the same time - something to do with the claw-foot bathtubs I think., It is located just...

2Thank pbld123
Quezon City, Philippines
Reviewed 3 June 2016

If you are looking for a place to stay in Cape Town, Welgelegen is the perfect choice. It's a charming boutique hotel with very nice cozy rooms. It's in a great location right on the foot of Table Mountain. Great food places to choose from are within walking distance along Kloof Street. Above all, the whole Welgelegen team were beyond...

1Thank adel822
Alstonville, Australia
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Fiona, Karen and staff thank you for a wonderful stay. Welgelegen is a gorgeous house and a credit to you all. Our family also appreciated your generosity and will definitely recommend your place to others.

1Thank Annette H
Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
Reviewed 28 May 2016

I would like to thank Karen and her team for making us feel welcome and accommodating whatever we needed during our stay. Excellent recommendations for eating out and the cooked breakfast we had was delicious. We had to buy some of that signature scent Welgelegen place in the rooms to bring back home, definitely will come back.

1Thank will1977Neath
Rapperswil, Switzerland
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed three nights at the Welgelegen. We enjoyed every minute. The hotel is very nicely decorated, the breakfast is great (try the mushrooms omelet), we had a good sleep and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We will go back for sure.

1Thank Michael H
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The Welgelegen is a great place to stay in central Cape Town. The rooms are beautiful, the location central but quiet, and the staff could not be more helpful. The area the hotel is in has several outstanding restaurants that you can walk to. All the suggestions that they made to us for dining were great. We would definitely stay...

Thank Brian E
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 May 2016

My husband and I recently spent 5 nights at Welgelegen, kicking off our 3 week trip to Africa. Rooms are well appointed with all the amenities you would expect in a 5 star hotel. The staff are absolutely lovely and always wanting to assist you where possible. Breakfast runs from a very reasonable time of 7am to 11am - all...

1Thank 2016AusTraveller
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I had a wonderful stay at this small boutique hotel. The staff were really friendly, the room comfortable and nicely decorated, breakfast was great, there was even choices for DVDs to watch in our room. I would definitely go again.

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Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Enjoy and relax this wonderful guesthouse in Garden district in Cape Town . The moment I arrived I got the feeling from the Karen Blixen novel and the movie "Out of Africa". The rooms, the furniture, the art, the music. I enjoyed, and so did my family . Very hospitable hosts, the same kindness from the staff. I hope to...

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"Welgelegen Boutique Hotel - an urban sanctuary in the heart of Cape Town". ... more   less 

Additional Information about Welgelegen

Address: 6 Stephen Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $202 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Welgelegen 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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Welgelegen Cape Town, South Africa
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“Upper building, backside for Table Mountain views”
 of 5 bubbles AGtravelers2, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 9 had a wonderful view of Table Mountain from our balcony”
 of 5 bubbles kthanson2000, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room looking up to Table Mountain.”
 of 5 bubbles HaheiWanderer, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Upper floors probably quieter since it's two older homes put together.”
 of 5 bubbles 326ElizabethH326, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Go to the Black Sheep to eat on Kloof Street, just around the corner - amazing”
 of 5 bubbles will1977Neath, 28 May 2016 | Read review
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