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1 room, 2 adults

The Cape Colonial

3-star3 stars
13 Union Street, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa

3-star guesthouse within walking distance of Kloof Street
  • Free WiFi
  • On arrival, the room was far smaller than expected and certainly not as per the pictures…Jan 2, 2020
  • Just as the name says, "Old Colonial" Style, relatively spare furnishings, but fresh…May 14, 2018

The Cape Colonial

  • Standard Double Room
  • Twin Room, Balcony
  • Budget Double Room
  • Standard Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom

What’s around The Cape Colonial


  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • Kloof Street - 2 min walk
  • Long Street - 11 min walk
  • Castle of Good Hope - 28 min walk
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre - 34 min walk
  • Lions Head - 43 min walk
  • Cape Town Medi Clinic - 6 min walk
  • South African Jewish Museum - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 16 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 25 min walk
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 20 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. The host will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • German

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

The Cape Colonial’s small print

Also known as

  • Cape Colonial Hotel Gardens
  • The Cape Colonial Cape Town
  • The Cape Colonial Guesthouse
  • The Cape Colonial Guesthouse Cape Town
  • Cape Colonial Gardens
  • Cape Colonial House Cape Town
  • Cape Colonial House
  • Cape Colonial Cape Town
  • Cape Colonial
  • The Cape Colonial Cape Town, South Africa
  • Cape Colonial Guesthouse Cape Town
  • Cape Colonial Guesthouse


This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Cape Colonial

  • Does The Cape Colonial offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Cape Colonial does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The Cape Colonial?
    Sorry, there's no parking at The Cape Colonial.
  • Are pets allowed at The Cape Colonial?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Cape Colonial?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by The Cape Colonial?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9,4 From 24 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Pleasant and Personal
Our stay at the Cape Colonial was very brief, but very pleasant! Be sure to check-in no later than 8pm, as this is a small guesthouse run by a single (lovely) couple! There was great tea and coffee available at all times and the baked goods available in the morning tasted fresh and possibly homemade. Would definitely stay again!
us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Quiet clean simplicity
Owner Sabine was efficient and helpful in contacting me beforehand, re check-in. My room had original stripped pine floorboards and a comfortable bed, and plenty of good lighting. An anti-mosquito screen on the window, and better WIFI upstairs might be a good idea. However I have no complaints and thought the property excellently run and managed.
David, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great guesthouse in a quiet neighbourhood
We had a lovely stay at The Cape Colonial. The owners helped us with transfer from and to the airport, and gave us some great tips on restaurants and shops in the neighbourhood. Our room had high ceilings, lots of room, a big comfy bed and, best of all, a nice balcony where we enjoyed our tea and muffins and banana bread in the mornings, and some snacks and drinks (buy your own at the local supermarket) in the evenings. There is free WiFi and some books to borrow while you are there, and we also got a free map of the city to help us find our way. The guesthouse is at an easy walking distance to the Company Gardens, the National Gallery, Greenmarket Square and Bo Kaap, and we had no trouble getting around. We'd definitely stay here again next time we come to Cape Town!
Lena, ieRomance trip

The Cape Colonial

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