The Charles Cafe & Rooms - Cape Town

137 Waterkant Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town, South Africa  show map
 3 stars
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The Charles Cafe & Rooms - Cape Town

Paid Wi-Fi

Parking

ZAR 5 per hour

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

Featuring a rooftop terrace, an outdoor swimming pool and a golf course, The Charles Cafe & Rooms lies in a beach area of Cape Town close to Table Mountain National Park, Lion's Head and Newlands Rugby Stadium. The charming hotel is a good example of Georgian architecture in Cape Town.

In the heart of City Bowl district with a spectacular view of Cape Town. The city center lies within 2 km from the venue.

Boutiques, a market and shops are situated next to the hotel.

The Charles Cafe & Rooms can be reached in 20 minutes by car from Cape Town International airport.

Rooms

This property comprises 9 rooms featuring premier double room and classic double room with central heating, a laptop-size safe, satellite TV, coffee/tea makers and a DVD player. The rooms look on to the mountain. Room facilities include open bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer as well as contemporary pine furniture.

Eat & Drink

From 07:00 to 12:00 every morning guests may have breakfast in the café. The property offers an authentic restaurant serving South African cuisine. Guests can share a meal in Andiamo and Chenin Restaurant Wine Bar, located about 50 meters away.

Services

Aside from a safe deposit box, an elevator and a designated smoking area, guests can make use of 24-hour reception, laundry and airport transfer.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the business center for additional charge.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible at a location nearby at ZAR 5 per hour.

Number of rooms:   9.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • No elevators
  • Gift/Newsstand

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • DVD player

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Charles Cafe & Rooms - Cape Town Cape Town location
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Hotel Address:

137 Waterkant Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town, South Africa

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City Center
  • Cape Town
    4000 ft
Airports
  • Cape Town International (CPT)
    11.2 mi
Train Stations
  • Cape Town
    3300 ft
  • Esplanade
    1.7 mi
Underground stations
  • Metropolitan Golf Club
    1.2 mi
Restaurants
  • Andiamo (cuisine: Italian)
    200 ft
  • Chenin Restaurant Wine Bar (cuisine: Contemporary)
    200 ft
Beaches
  • Bloubergstrand Beach
    1900 ft
  • Kommetjie
    1900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    9

Rooms and availability

Premier Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 380 sq. feet
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Deluxe|Double or Twin PREMIER

Classic Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 230 sq. feet
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Standard|Double or Twin CLASSIC

How to reach hotel

hotel The Charles Cafe & Rooms - Cape Town Cape Town location
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Hotel Address:

137 Waterkant Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town, South Africa

Get directions
City Center
  • Cape Town
    4000 ft
Airports
  • Cape Town International (CPT)
    11.2 mi
Train Stations
  • Cape Town
    3300 ft
  • Esplanade
    1.7 mi
Underground stations
  • Metropolitan Golf Club
    1.2 mi
Restaurants
  • Andiamo (cuisine: Italian)
    200 ft
  • Chenin Restaurant Wine Bar (cuisine: Contemporary)
    200 ft
Beaches
  • Bloubergstrand Beach
    1900 ft
  • Kommetjie
    1900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    9

The Charles Cafe & Rooms Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Grand Parade - 3300 ft
  • Grand Parade Square - 3300 ft
  • Cape Town Parliament - 3700 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center - 3700 ft
  • Long Street - 3700 ft

Places of interest

  • MyCiTi Station Thibault - 2300 ft
  • Malay Quarter - 2300 ft
  • MyCiTi Station Adderley Street - 2700 ft
  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 3000 ft
  • Open Top Bus Tour - 3000 ft
  • MyCiTi Station Civic Centre - 3300 ft
  • MyCiti Bus Stop Foreshore - 4000 ft
  • Nelson Mandela Gateway - 4000 ft

Convention centers

  • CTICC - 3000 ft

Shopping areas

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  • Cape Quarter - 700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Greenmarket Square - 2300 ft
  • Red Open Top Bus - 3000 ft
  • Parliament - 3700 ft

Stadiums

  • MyCiTi Station Cape Town Stadium - 3300 ft

Museums

  • Iziko - Slave Lodge Museum - 1400 ft
  • Bo-Kaap Museum - 2000 ft
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Parks

  • The Company's Garden - 3700 ft
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Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

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Theaters

  • Artscape Theatre - 4000 ft

Public parking

  • Christiaan Barnard Hospital - 2000 ft

Local attractions

  • Cape Town Stadium - 5000 ft
    Vlei Road, Cape Town Central
  • Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium - 2.4 mi
    Between Government Avenue and Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town Central
  • Table Mountain National Park - 2.8 mi
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Lion's Head - 1.7 mi
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Table Mountain - 2.8 mi
    Cape Town Central 7848South Africa

Near the hotel

  • Gold of Africa Museum - 1400 ft
    96 Strand Street, Cape Town Central
  • Bloubergstrand Beach - 1900 ft
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Kommetjie - 1900 ft
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Iziko Bo Kaap Museum - 2000 ft
    71 Wale St., Cape Town Central
  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 1900 ft
    Alfred Basin, Dock Road, Cape Town Central
  • Bo-kaap - 1900 ft
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Khayelitsha Township - 1900 ft
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa

Restaurants nearby

  • Andiamo - 200 ft

    Address: 72 Waterkant Street
    Phone: 021 421 3687/8

    53% likes this, based on 84 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian

  • Limnos Bakers - 500 ft

    Address: 34 Somerset Road
    Phone: 021 425-1456

    63% likes this, based on 36 reviews

  • Cafe Dijon - 700 ft

    Address: 15 Napier Street
    Phone: 021 418 3910

    64% likes this, based on 41 reviews
    Price Range: USD 12 - USD 22

  • Chenin Restaurant Wine Bar - 200 ft

    Address: 72 Waterkant Street
    Phone: 021 425 2200

    57% likes this, based on 10 reviews
    Cuisine: Contemporary

  • Salathai Restaurant - 600 ft

    Address: 65 Winston Place, Unit 4
    Phone: 021-434-6815

    60% likes this, based on 42 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    9
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The Charles Cafe & Rooms Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Charles Cafe & Rooms

Average guest rating

7.6out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 5 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    The Charles was a charming guesthouse right in the town's Waterkant section. We loved the views from the rooftop decks and the room was unique. Kenny was especially helpful.

    We didn't have a phone, radio, or clock in the room but were able to use our cell phone as an alarm. We also could not get more than 2 stations on the TV. These were minor issues.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    location, room furnishings, space, terrace facilities, internet access

    room service was non-existant. for that sort of money you expect staff to come in each day, tidy up the room, change towels where necessary and refill the coffee and tea sachets. they didn't do it. we went at world cup so you would expect a price-hike but even so the price was a bit too much relative to other places

  • Single
    7.8

    The setup is unique and interesting. It is good value for the price paid.

    No table, no phone, and no heat in the room. Lack of heating could be a problem if it gets colder that it was during my stay. Also, Internet access was intermittent, and my room was not covered by the free WiFi signal.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Charles Cafe & Rooms - Cape Town Cape Town location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

137 Waterkant Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town, South Africa

Get directions
City Center
  • Cape Town
    4000 ft
Airports
  • Cape Town International (CPT)
    11.2 mi
Train Stations
  • Cape Town
    3300 ft
  • Esplanade
    1.7 mi
Underground stations
  • Metropolitan Golf Club
    1.2 mi
Restaurants
  • Andiamo (cuisine: Italian)
    200 ft
  • Chenin Restaurant Wine Bar (cuisine: Contemporary)
    200 ft
Beaches
  • Bloubergstrand Beach
    1900 ft
  • Kommetjie
    1900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    9