$121 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Oct 12, 2014 Check-out: Oct 13, 2014

The Cape Diamond Hotel

3 stars
Parliament Street, Cape Town, 8000
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
8 reviews
Unbeatable location for the price

The hotel rooms are fine. The location is fantastic. The staff is courteous and helpful. They... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jan 19, 2011
Cape Diamond

Very nice people at the desk and they were very helpful.There are many great restaraunts to eat... See full review

  • JJ loved Cape Town
  • Oct 22, 2011
Historic Cape Town hotel in original Art Deco Diamond House

The three-star Cape Diamond Hotel offers 60 suites and apartments in the 1930s Art Deco Diamond House in the heart of the city. This Cape Town beauty has been refurbished to offer sophisticated, modern convenience while retaining the grandeur of its elegant past. The Houses of Parliament, Company Gardens and Good Hope Castle are within arm's reach, while the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, CTICC, beaches and area attractions are minutes away. Patrons enjoy live music at Patat restaurant. The rooftop Jacuzzi boasts city views.

Highlights
  • Former Diamond House in 1930s Art Deco building
  • Central location
  • Rooftop terrace with private Jacuzzi overlooking the city
Rooms

The Cape Town Diamond Hotel offers 60 suites and apartments, each individually decorated in warm, contemporary decor with dark wood accents and modern conveniences. Three new self catering apartments are adjacent to the hotel and offer fully-equipped kitchenettes including dishwashers and washing machines. Many of the rooms have magnificent Table Mountain views. Room service is available.

Features

Cape Town Diamond Hotel is located in central historic Cape Town, across from the Houses of Parliament. Guest can relive the glorious past from this Art Deco building which headquartered a South African jewelry. The historic buildings and museums of the Mother City are within walking distance, as is the vibrant CBD with its shopping and nightlife.


After an adventurous day, guests admire Table Mountain from the private rooftop Jacuzzi, or sit back and enjoy live music, meals and libations at the contemporary Patat restaurant. Wi-Fi Internet access available throughout the hotel (fees apply).

Transportation
  • Cape Town International Airport (11 mi/17.6 km)
  • Airport shuttle is available (fees apply)
Attractions
  • Houses of Parliament (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Company Gardens (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Castle of Good Hope (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Good Hope Center (0.6 mi/0.9 mi)
  • Cape Town International Convention Center (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront(1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Clifton Beach (2.8 mi/4.5 km)
Business
  • Fully-equipped conference room accommodates up to 50 guests
  • Restaurants available for functions, including Gatta Patat which has big-screen TV and PA sound system
  • Banquet facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet access available throughout the hotel (fees apply)

Hotel Map

-33.9246 18.4219
Area served
Cape Town

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The Cape Diamond Hotel Rooms

STANDARD - ROOM
The Hotel houses 60 rooms, each individually decorated in a classic style with contemporary materials and furniture, thus giving it a boutique style quality. The rooms are fully equipped with: Private bath, shower & toilet, Hair dryer, Electric Shaver plug (220/110V), Tea and Coffee making facility, Direct dial phone, satellite TV.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible parking

Nearby points of interest

  • District Six Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Castle of Good Hope: 0.3 mi
  • Long Street: 0.3 mi
  • City Hall and Grand Parade: 0.4 mi
  • Gold of Africa Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Railway Service: 0.5 mi
  • Cape Town railway station: 0.6 mi
  • Two Oceans Aquarium: 1.2 mi
  • Green Point Stadium: 1.4 mi
  • Table Mountain: 2.5 mi
  • Camps Bay: 3 mi
  • University of Cape Town: 3.3 mi
  • Table Bay: 3.5 mi
  • Newlands Rugby Stadium: 4.2 mi
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: 4.5 mi
  • District Six Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Castle of Good Hope: 0.3 mi
  • Long Street: 0.3 mi
  • City Hall and Grand Parade: 0.4 mi
  • Gold of Africa Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Railway Service: 0.5 mi
  • Cape Town railway station: 0.6 mi
  • Two Oceans Aquarium: 1.2 mi
  • Green Point Stadium: 1.4 mi
  • Table Mountain: 2.5 mi
  • Camps Bay: 3 mi
  • University of Cape Town: 3.3 mi
  • Table Bay: 3.5 mi
  • Newlands Rugby Stadium: 4.2 mi
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: 4.5 mi
  • Athlone Stadium: 6.1 mi
  • Thunder City: 7.2 mi
  • Robben Island: 8.8 mi
  • University of the Western Cape: 11.9 mi
  • Chapman's Peak: 12 mi
  • Bellville Velodrome: 12.3 mi
  • Noordhoek: 12.6 mi
  • Premier Classe Train: 12.7 mi
  • Cape Winelands: 15.2 mi
  • Simon's Town: 17.7 mi
  • Boulders Beach: 19.1 mi
  • Cape Peninsula: 19.8 mi
  • Stellenbosch University: 25.1 mi
  • Cape of Good Hope: 28.9 mi
  • Clara Anna Fontein: 30.2 mi
  • Cape Point: 30.4 mi
  • Cape Agulhas: 110 mi
  • Cango Caves: 221.4 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Cape Diamond Boutique hotel offers two venues which cater for conferences and private functions. The main conference room seats up to 80 delegates comfortably and the smaller room seating up to 40 delegate, dependent on room set up and requirements. Both venues offer the latest in conference equipment and facilities as well as Wireless internet access.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (8)

Ratings and reviews for The Cape Diamond Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
8 out of 8
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.6

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
chrissysita
Bronx, NY, USA
Jul 27, 2012

Horrible, even with that price

As soon as the hotel doors slid open (if they worked) the smell hit me. It was only in the hotel. Where was it coming from? Putrid odour...kept me up at nights with urge to gag. It seemed to be coming from the bathroom. But it was in the hallways too. Sewer...? When we checked in, the towels (old, stained) were thrown on the rack, there was a blood stain on the toilet seat I had to call housekeeping to remove; the front desk staff seemed clueless and disorganized. The elevator is extremely slow and feels like you could be trapped in it at any moment. No fridge, the shower door didn't close so floor got wet, but no bath mat provided on the first night. Walls with large mould spots. No central air. Bathroom has no ventilation/air system, and if not for the freshly painted ceilngs, I'm sure we'd see some scary mould there too. No room safe. The sink was designed with a hole on top (why??) so when we used the (very elevated) tap, of course the floor got wet. Ugh. We've stayed at similarly-priced hotels that were much much cleaner. We left feeling itchy and unhealthy. They manage to stay open presumably because of their GREAT location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JJ loved Cape Town
Maple Shade NJ
Oct 22, 2011

Cape Diamond

Very nice people at the desk and they were very helpful.There are many great restaraunts to eat around the neighborhood and the hot tub on the roof has a great view of Table Mountain and the sunsets at night.Excellent hotel I must say.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Have to pay for internet there but there are 2 very cheap internet cafes within 2 blocks of the hotel.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Black Sky
Palo Alto, CA
Oct 17, 2011

Cape Town Excursion

Very helpful staff. Bartenders were very nice; reception always made sure I was taken care of.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Renny
New York, NY, USA
Sep 23, 2011

Awesome location!!!

Location is very important in a vacation and you cannot go wrong staying in this hotel... City center in your door steps and 15 min walk to V&A waterfront with 400 shops and you can also book a day tour to Robben Island, boat ride and even a helicopter sightseeing Also not forgetting the affordable food shops around the hotel corner, from local food to middle eastern falafel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Eat around corner is very affordable

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
travel africa
petaluma calif
Sep 18, 2011

great value

Very good value if you want to be downtown near museums, etc, but is not a good idea to be out at night after dark, and you must take a cab to go to a restaurant at night. The breakfast is great,staff friendly and helpful, room clean, but we were cold the whole time as the heater in the room was pretty lame.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Long walk from hotel

go to the wharf for shopping at the africa market, rather than green market square.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AverageTravels
Tacoma, WA
Sep 5, 2011

Great Location, Great Value

Great downtown location, walking distance to the V&A waterfront and the historic districts of Capetown. The room was clean and comfortable and the staff was helpful and accomodating.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Eastern Food Market across the street is cheap and delicious with an amazing variety of eastern and Mediteranean foods.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Columbus, OH
Jan 19, 2011

Unbeatable location for the price

The hotel rooms are fine. The location is fantastic. The staff is courteous and helpful. They arranged two half day tours for us. We were three blocks from the Green Market and two blocks from St. George's mall which is the main walking thoroughfair. The only small problem is that their electrical outlets are out of date and somewhat finicky.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

The Green Market is an inexpensive African craft market. Bargaining for prices is expected. It is 3 blocks from the hotel.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Gypsy Al
Shenzhen, China
Jul 15, 2010

Great location but be warned...

Excellent city centre location, good breakfast and friendly staff. BUT tiny twin rooms and some friends reported water leaking through their ceilings and damaged ceilings as a result. On the whole, a good inexpensive choice. Organize your own airport taxi though - reception wanted 280 rand but a quick negotiation with nearby drivers got it down to 150 instantly. Also, staff will delay giving change in the blatant hope you'll give it all to them in tips - but they're all really helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
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