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De Waterkant Village

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I ended up in this property as all regular business hotels were fully occupied due to several conferences happening in town. The area is very nice, with some popular breakfast bars, nice small terraces for lunch or dinner. You stay in small houses, directly on the street, and it can be very noisy during the night, specially as the windows are single glass only and not even close properly. All in all, i enjoyed my stay.

In no.163 apartment. Not very nice at all. The bathroom has obviously been very damp as wall all bubbled but not been repaired just painted over. Bedding didn't smell clean. Not much in the way of basics at all. Very steep steps up to the property and the security door was extremely difficult to open. No air conditioning Wouldn't want to go back to this unit.

Just disembarked from MSC Sinfonia and arrived exhausted at reception 137 Waterkant Street. Being a pensioner and after major surgery 6 weeks ago, made to walk with my friends and family half a kilometre up the road, with all our luggage to our accommodation. No staff assistance available. Will never be visiting this place soon👿

Warning just because your safe has your combination set up , is in a locked bedroom and the area is gated it doesn't mean it is SAFE! We had money stolen from a house in Waterkant Village in just these circumstances. On checking TripAdvisor we were the third victim in just over 12 months My suggestion to keep yourself safe is . 1. Don't use bedroom safes 2. Take as little cash as possible 3. Use bank cards we got really good rates for cash and good exchange rates with low charges paying for meals etc. What made our experience worse is the management never contacted us which showed a total lack of concern.

As with many multi-apartment hotel groups, some of their units for rent are shown on websites, like, and some are not. We rented unit Number 165 as part of De Waterkant Village Hotel offering, and its clear this unit was not shown via pictures when we booked on The cost for the unit was low at $85 per night, and since we booked at last moment and we had a limited daily per diem for work conference, we thought this would be a good option considering its in De Waterkant, where most places are renovated and good quality units. This unit was unfortunately not of an acceptable standard. Besides a portion of the kitchen which was renovated, the rest of the unit was not, and consisted of old furniture and basic decor and appliances. The unit was not clean either. Outside courtyard: there was only 1 working chair (the other was broken) and an ashtray full of cigarettes when we arrived. The rest of the courtyard had rubble and was not clean. Bathroom was basic - no place for your toiletries, and the shower-door was broken. There was clearly rubbish from a previous tenant which was also seen inside the fridge (a whole tray of bread crumbs left there for us). We also had a neighborhood cat come inside and was extremely friendly until he discovered a mouse in our room (we didnt know he was there).. the literal 'cat and mouse' chase through the kitchen overturned glassware and cutlery To prevent blood and guts spewed on the floor, we chased the cat out to give the mouse a second chance in life. We then - over a period of 2 days - tried to coerce it out the window. He eventually did after we found him twice on the curtains above our bed while we were sleeping. Nevertheless, having a mouse inside the unit is not the hotel's fault by any means, but the mouse poo found all over the unit - was. The unit needs a deep clean in our opinion: and in fact, the curtains were the dirtiest we have ever seen: completely stained and revolting. We don't think they have been laundered in more than a decade. Absolutely unacceptable Total letdown. Unacceptable low level of cleanliness. I want to call this a back-packers unit, but i don't want to insult back-packers.

This village is a group of privately owned apartments administered by a management company. We loved the location and the atmosphere reminded us of San Francisco. We had a good experience with the management company and the staff at the corner cafe were great. Our apartment was in a quiet location and was perfect for our needs. The owner needs to spend some money on refurbishment as things were a bit tatty. In this area everything depends on the property you are allocated, our advice would be to try and check where the apartment is located before arrival as the area is lively. Parking can be very difficult as well.

A great place to stay; tastefully decorated and comfortable. The location is excellent; no need for a car; taxis are available in abundance and the staff very friendly. The breakfast buffet was scrumpteous and is a beautiful setting.

the apartment (Stud 8 in Loader str.) was nice, although we thought there was a pool was the neighbours pool. Patio was nice but too dark, as there are too many trees there, almost no sun. No wifi or internet in apartment which was really bad...only in the lobby which was approx. 5 min walk. Apartment nice, clean and bright on 3 floors.

Terrible service, air condition was broken and we were promised to get it fixed every day for all of our 8 days stay. Some other things did not either work but they managed to fix these during the week. The manager Pieter Ras promised us refund due to the poor service but it has now been a month and a half and still no refund. Next time I go to Cape Town I will for sure choose another place to stay!

Some good quality shops, some decent coffee shops...and a lovely place for lunch at le Petit Tarte. Always worth a wander and also some super accommodation all hanndy for City and for V and A Waterfront

The Charles, 137 Waterkant Street Cape Town Western Cape

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Greenmarket Square and Cape Town International Convention Centre
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)

Located in City Bowl, De Waterkant Village is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Greenmarket Square and Cape Town International Convention Centre. This 28-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant and a coffee shop/café, along with an outdoor pool. Located in central Cape Town, the hotel is also near Table Mountain and Castle of Good Hope.


Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee. Get a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the coffee shop/café.


All 28 individually decorated accommodations feature kitchens and space to spread out with living rooms and dining areas. Guests can enjoy TVs and stay connected with WiFi. Coffee makers and safes are other standard amenities.

Property features

De Waterkant Village features an outdoor pool, WiFi in public areas, and a business center. If you drive, self parking is ZAR 80 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available on request) for ZAR 395 per person one way. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a computer station and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Apartment, 3 Bedrooms

Twin 3 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

76% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 202 reviews