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Cape Diamond Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotel is in a reallyGood location, friendly and helpful staff, was good value for money, clean,enjoyed the breakfast buffet, Rooftop area lovely for evening sundowner, definitely can recommend this hotel

The warm friendly staffing team make every effort possible to contribute to the overall feeling of a wonderful ambience. This continues into the open plan lobby/dining area which provides every comfort possible for the discerning traveller (even mobile charging points). Food is of excellent quality! The bedrooms are extremely comfortable from the cool white crisp linen, to the super quiet air conditioning, well laid out bathroom; rooms are also at great value pricing. All in all 10 out of 10 from us! See you again next time we’re in Cape Town 🤗 Colette & Shaughn (London)

We chose the Cape Diamond Restaurant for dinner. Our mains were not too bad but the receptionist and other staff that were there that evening made us really uncomfortable. They continued to stare at us and speak to each other and then start to laugh whilst staring at us. It made us really uneasy.

Microwaves should be provided in rooms if u want to warm stuff to eat at night. Dinner menu should be reviewed and more items added. Indian dishes should be added on. Staff at the breakfast great especially Meagan.

I had wonderful stay at Cape Diamond.The room provided was quite spacious to accommodate us as a couple and our 3 yr old daughter.Breakfast was great. The hotel location is superb for some who would want to mix tours and shopping.

Two nights of bliss, the best nights’ rests I had in all of 2017, without exaggeration. I am one of the 2% of the population who works through the night, go to bed just before sunrise only to rise early. Well, at Cape Diamond Hotel, I overslept twice. Being up on The Rooftop at 6am is magic, to experience the silence of a city yet to awake. One can drink in the fresh air, see Table Mountain waking up to the morning sun. A hot shower in a spacious bathroom with beautiful stone floors. Sipping coffee on the balcony, or watching the morning news on satellite television. Our bed was of high quality and very comfortable – I was semi-crippled for 22 years due to an injury of the spine. As such, I am adamant about sleeping on a good bed. You saw that I had overslept twice. Of consummate quality is the bed linen, someone in the hotel did a really great job in sourcing the right furniture and other amenities. Tea and coffee in the room once again were of upmarket quality. Building-wide WiFi was consistent and reliable; there are ample charging points in the dining room and our bedroom had various 220V outlets to our avail. Arriving for breakfast just past 7am, we were offered lovely cappuccino as well as a continental buffet breakfast, very well prepared and presented, with the choice also of a warm English breakfast. This proved to be a good choice as well. The selection of fruit, cheeses, fruit salad,yoghurt and cerals did impress every time – we also love to eat at Cape Diamond Hotel when not staying. We had enjoyed, during our stay over three days and two nights, several meals and I will mention a few: 1. Beef burgers made of the choicest forequarter and served with slightly spicey chips. A Windhoek Lager proved to be a good companion. We did not require dessert yet there were good options including our favourite cheesecake. Pricing is below typical franchised food and still quality was vastly superior. 2. Sirloin steak with a Blue Cheese sauce, potato wedges, fresh al dente grilled veggies and sweet potato fries. This was a meal that will be remembered for a very long time. Once again, quality was up and pricing below average. 3. My wife enjoyed a Chicken Wrap that was tasty. She loves her steak yet enjoyed this colourful dish. 4. We had very tasty Rump Steak here a week ago and that was very good as well. Parking – ample parking at a nominal charge in a secure parcade in an adjacent building. Decor in the lounge and dining area is contemporary and will suit most tastes. It is the staff, however, that really makes this hotel the success that it apparently is. Perhaps because it is privately owned and family run, it is homely, friendly and hospital. We have frequented many four- and five star hotels that do not even come close to make you feel special and appreciated as were we at Cape Diamond Hotel. Will we visit agains? Sure! Will we recommend it? We just did!

I paid a fortune only to shower with cold water. Worse than the prison! I expect value for money when staying in the hotel. The staff member /manager was trying to be defensive by saying other people did not complain. It doesn't mean when "other people" don't complain all is well.

This hotel is a good value hotel about a 5 min walk from long street to all the lively bars and a short taxi ride to the waterfront 70rand one way. When we checked and went to our room I felt it was a little compact for 5 nights with two large suitcases but they had no problem in moving us to a bigger room without question. The breakfast in the morning was so fresh with an option of healthy fruit, youghurt etc or a full English, great selection, The staff in this hotel were very friendly and helpful and I was glad we stayed here.

Great location with clean and comfortable stay. friendly staff and so helpful specially Ms. Nadin. Other staff is also helpful. the value for money was so good. absolutly i will stay in this hotel again.

We had a good stay, service from staff was really good just a pity the room we wished to acquire was not available. Perhaps our next visit will be better. Breakfast is good and the cheff prepares a good meal all the time. Recommended for an indoor stay.

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. For your convenience, breakfast is 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

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

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 285 reviews