We couldn't believe our luck. The place is immaculate and very luxurious.
Our only problem was our air conditioning failed. The staff did a great job and provided us with a fan.
Helpful staff also helped to arrange transport for visits. For the price you would be hard pressed to find anything like the same quality. A really nice calming break from the bustle of Cape Town.
I stayed here with a cricketing friend for the Newlands test and it was a good for our requirements. The staff were always helpful and couldn't do enough for their guests. However I do think it is more of a couple's place and was always thinking how much my wife and I would have really loved to visit together. There are rooms inside the main building and rooms situated separately, which could be a nuisance due to all the locking and unlocking of doors (though I appreciate it gave greater security). Personally I found the long, long steps up to the hotel the only potential cause for concern, as it was dimly lit and sometimes people hung around at night. Kalk Bay is nice and charming and is a real seaside town with some very good places to eat and it has some fascinating shops (if you like antiques/memorabilia the shops are great to spend time browsing). The train journey either up to Cape Town or down to Simon's Town is very interesting and it was always safe (though I didn't travel on it after dark as per advice). Simon's Town is really beautiful and the beaches along there are stunning.
We stayed at Rodwell House for 2 nights in February. The setting is beautiful, especially the suites overlooking the pool and ocean. Breakfasts are excellent, and you can eat dinner at the restaurant if arranged by 11a.m. The inn is an old mansion and the rooms have been updated. Our only complaint was a bad odor emanating from the shower drain that permeated the room. Other than that, it was a nice stay.
Gary from Berkeley, CA
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