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Cape Diamond Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Had great experience with staff, they are ready to help fix things with smiles.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Corner of Longmarket and Parliament St Cape Town Western Cape

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Greenmarket Square and Castle of Good Hope
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Rooftop terrace

Located in City Bowl, Cape Diamond Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Greenmarket Square and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Castle of Good Hope. This 3-star hotel has 60 guestrooms and offers free in-room WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a conference center. Also close to this Cape Town hotel are Table Mountain and South African National Gallery.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


All 60 air-conditioned accommodations feature sitting areas. TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Refrigerators, coffee makers, and ceiling fans are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Cape Diamond Hotel enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center. If you drive, self parking is ZAR 70 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle for ZAR 300 per person one way. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a library, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Deluxe Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

62% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 258 reviews