Walden House is beautifully tranquil, despite its spot near a bustling bar and restaurant area. The enclosed pool area is fantastic for lazy afternoons, and drinks are served poolside.
The hotel’s location in Cape Town also allows easy day trips to Cape Point and the Cape Winelands (about 30 minutes away by car) and is one of the best spots to stay for Cape Town explorations.
“A stunningly restored, wood-floored Victorian home with South African touches, Walden House is situated perfectly for exploring the many attractions in Cape Town."
15 bedrooms and 2 suites make this hotel small and intimate. Each room in Cape Heritage is unique, some featuring wood floors with plush carpets, wood and leather trunks and four poster beds, while others are more modern with wall to wall carpets and suede head boards. All rooms are generous and comfortable, and feature beautiful bathrooms with rainfall showers. All bathrooms are modern but reflect the hotel’s vintage aesthetic in their design.
Dark hardwood floors, rich carpets and eclectic decor make the hotel unique, blending Victorian heritage with African touches. Every chandelier in the building is different – look out for one draped with shells, and another with colourful beading. Rooms are temperature controlled, and feature international plug points, free WiFi and televisions. Comfortable and beautifully designed lounge areas on the ground floor provide lovely spots to relax while checking in, or spending quiet afternoons reading and chatting.
Walden House has 7 spacious, beautifully decorated rooms with mosquito nets and air conditioning for hot Cape Town summers. 4 of the hotel’s rooms open to the manicured gardens, and the balcony features fantastic views of the city, Signal Hill and Table Mountain. The Garden Suite is very spacious and has space for extra beds to accommodate children.
The balcony and its accompanying city and mountain views are accessible to all guests, but the Honeymoon Suite has its own private door onto the mountain-facing side.
Room categories include Standard twin and double, Luxury Garden Suite and the beautiful Honeymoon Suite.
Breakfast is served in the sunlit dining room, and all guest preferences can be accommodated by the chefs. Hot breakfasts are made to order, with a continental buffet available as well. Walden House is known for its excellent and attentive service, and there is someone available 24 hours a day to attend to any concerns or queries. The hotel also has an international doctor on call for emergencies.
Why we choose Walden House
- Great location on the slopes of Signal Hill
- Tranquil and quiet despite central location
- Excellent service