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Lady Hamilton Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We liked staying at this hotel because it is centrally located near the downtown. Rooms were comfortable, nice pool. Only thing was that two sports teams were staying when we were there and they were very noisy all evening, slamming doors and being young and happy with their celebrating kept many of our tour guests up at night. Staff need to assert themselves a bit more in these circumstances Not sure I would stay there again for that reason. Also the teams tended to hang around the lobby for entertainment and wifi so much so that we didn’t feel comfortable. Perhaps shirts and shoes gentlemen?

Great location. We walked to Table Mountain cable car station - not very far but uphill. The room was very simple but sufficient and clean. Other guests were partying too much and did not allow us to sleep. But it could happen anywhere. The staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast, which is included, was very good.

Honestly, I don’t think people writing negative reviews stayed at the same hotel that we did. We stayed here for 5 nights and everything was lovely. Yes it is a little dated (I prefer “vintage”) but perfectly clean and comfortable and good value for the price with the central location and the excellent included breakfast. We could see Table Mountain out our window! Staff are really pleasant and helpful i.e. gave us directions to a cheap local laundry service down the street as we’d been traveling for weeks and hotel laundry service is expensive.

The hotel is centrally located within walking distance of downtown and lots of incredible restaurants are within a 10 minute walk. The staff is exceedingly helpful and the breakfast is very good. The hotel itself is very clean and comfortable but is due for a face-lift.

We stayed at this hotel for one night at the start of a tour. The hotel was fine but definitely nicer hotels around for not much more expense. The building felt a little rundown and the facilities were not super nice. The location is good though, not far from Kloof street (lots of restaurants) and reasonably convenient for seeing the sights. Service was ok but nothing special.

We stayed here for a total four nights on two different stays - three nights, a couple of days away and then a further night, and were very happy. The hotel was included as part of our tour, so we didn't book it ourselves and on the first night, having just been driven from the airport we thought it was in the middle of nowhere, and despite some other people from our tour arriving that evening (different flights, tour companies etc from Johannesburg) we had a drink and went to bed. The room, while not luxurious was perfectly fine and very comfortable - and despite there being no lifts, we stayed on the first floor the first time so carrying luggage etc up wasn't too bad (someone offered to carry our bags the first time, but it wasn't necessary, however I wish I had taken him up on the offer the second time when we were on the third floor!) Breakfast was very good and the restaurant overlooks the pool which we unfortunately didn't have time to try and the hotel, while out of the centre, is in fact very close to Table Mountain - something which became very clear in daylight! If you out of the hotel, turn right and walk a couple of blocks (5mins) there are lots of bars, shops and restaurants on Kloof Street. The staff at the hotel were all very friendly and professional and it was nice that Julian on reception remembered us when we returned for one night after having done the Garden Route between stays.

This was where we ended a group tour, and we stayed an extra three nights to see something of Cape Town. The hotel is in a quiet location but not far from Long Street with all its bars and restaurants. We were on bed and breakfast basis, and the breakfast was very good. Lots of hot and cold to choose from and eggs cooked to order. Tea and coffee and juices are also available by self service throughout the day. The hotel itself is probably overdue some TLC, but is comfortable. Our room was small compared to some of our friends but we managed OK. Nothing was any trouble for the staff, who were all very helpful and friendly. Wifi only available in the lobby and by a free voucher system. No lift available which wasn't a problem to me but could be for someone less able.

My Stay at Lady hamilton was pleasant one. These are few positive sides. 1. It is located at a decent distance from much crowded Long Street. At the same time it is not very far also. Nice view of table mountain from hotel. 2. Well behaved, warm, courteous and accommodating staff. Once I had to leave early in the morning and requested the cook to pack my breakfast. She got it nicely packed on time i requested.

It's old, yet very charming. The rooms has this welcoming feeling, overlooking the beautiful Table Mountain. DO NOT LET THE NEGATIVE reviews affects you. They don't want to pay, but expect 6-star level rooms with latest equipment and gadgetry. That is impossible! The place is GREAT. There is nothing wrong with it. The staff are very very friendly. The lady at the reception will help you with ANYTHING. Just let them know what you need, or where you want to go. She will pickup the phone and whatever your problem is, it will be sorted out. I will be back to this place! The price is good, the breakfast is AWESOME, and again, the staff are really really good.

Stayed at the Lady Hamilton recently on a business trip and was rather disappointed in the condition of the hotel in relation to the price being paid. While the employees were friendly and helpful one could not ignore that the building was old and needed some attention. The room I stayed in was large with 2 single beds and small bathroom of which the most modern item was the TV. The rest of the room really cried for an update with a gap under the door large enough to fit a bulky envelope and an air conditioner that didn't quite know what it was suppose to do. Breakfast was hearty with the most deliciously fresh croissants. If you are self driving be aware that parking is an issue and the hotel apparently charges for parking on premises which is a mission - you park where you find space and with other guests parking as they see fit, this is a problem. While the overall stay was not unpleasant I believe with a bit of care the hotel will be a better stay.

10 Union Street Gardens Cape Town Western Cape

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to South African National Gallery
  • Free English breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Cape Town City Centre within a short walk of South African National Gallery, Lady Hamilton Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Greenmarket Square. This 79-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and a rooftop terrace. Table Mountain and Castle of Good Hope are also nearby.


Start your day off right with a free English breakfast, served each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


Lady Hamilton Hotel's 79 rooms are air-conditioned and provide free newspapers, safes, and phones. TVs come with cable channels. Desks and free toiletries are also standard.

Property features

Lady Hamilton Hotel offers an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, self parking is ZAR 40 per day, and there's also an airport shuttle. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a conference center, a business center, and a library.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

57.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 306 reviews