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Hotel Charles

3-star guesthouse with restaurant, near Long Street

  • Free WiFi

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137 Waterkant Street, Cape Town, 8000, Western Cape, South Africa
8.2.Very good.
  • The place is fun and friendly and the area very lively. The rooms are all different and…

    Feb 24, 2020

  • Never properly checked me in. Didn’t inform me of a door code. I found out at 2am that…

    Nov 29, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 9 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Self parking
  • Airport shuttle

What’s around

  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • Long Street - 8 min walk
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre - 14 min walk
  • Castle of Good Hope - 19 min walk
  • Kloof Street - 20 min walk
  • Cape Town Stadium - 21 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Classic Double Room
  • Premier Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Budget Room

Location

137 Waterkant Street, Cape Town, 8000, Western Cape, South Africa
  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • Long Street - 8 min walk
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre - 14 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • Long Street - 8 min walk
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre - 14 min walk
  • Castle of Good Hope - 19 min walk
  • Kloof Street - 20 min walk
  • Cape Town Stadium - 21 min walk
  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 21 min walk
  • V&A Waterfront - 26 min walk
  • Cape Town Cruise Terminal - 27 min walk
  • Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village - 2 min walk
  • Prins & Prins Diamonds Museum of Gems and Jewellery - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 21 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 13 min walk
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 18 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Size

  • 9 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. 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 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff 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
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children (8 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle*

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (ZAR 80 per night)
  • Free offsite parking nearby
  • Offsite parking nearby (ZAR 5 per hour)
  • Street parking available

Other information

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

At the property

Food and drink

  • Restaurant

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • One meeting room
  • Computer station

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features

Dining

Cafe Charles - This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch.

Small print

Also known as

  • Charles Cape Town
  • The Charles Guest House
  • Hotel Charles Guesthouse
  • Hotel Charles Guesthouse Cape Town
  • Charles Guest House Cape Town
  • Charles Guest House Guesthouse Cape Town
  • Charles Guest House Guesthouse
  • Hotel Charles Cape Town

Optional extras

Late check-in between 6:00 PM and midnight can be arranged for an extra charge of ZAR 250

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of ZAR 250.00

Self parking costs ZAR 80 per night

Parking is available nearby and costs ZAR 5 per hour

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and lunch.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: ZAR 300 per stay

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

  • Yes, Hotel Charles 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.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs ZAR 80 per night.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of ZAR 250.00.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Cafe Charles. Nearby restaurants include Anatoli's (4-min walk), Izakaya Matsuri (4-min walk), and Hemelhuijs (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • No, this guesthouse doesn't have a casino, but GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World (14-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, boat tours, and hiking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours.
8.2.Very good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect accommodation for the CTCT.

    Great location for my stay when doing the CTCT. Close to registration as well as both the start and finish it makes for a fine location for the race. Room has plenty of space and is well equipped. Also very close to the V&A so plenty of places to eat and activities to do.

    1 night trip, Mar 9, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good stay at Charles guest house

    Location was perfect for the business I attended. Very central to the waterfront and convention centre.

    Taher, 2 night business trip, Feb 12, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice hotel, probably not the best room

    Location was good and the room was furnished nicely, unfortunately it opened up to the internal courtyard where they ran the loud coffee machine early in the morning. The room was quite warm even though it was not a hot night, and compounded by the thick winter duvet in the middle of summer.

    2 night romance trip, Feb 8, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Our room was a nice bright space with a seating area and kitchenette. Excellent value for the money in a nice neighbourhood

    1 night romance trip, Feb 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Alles super. Personal freundlich und Restaurant lecker. Würden hier wieder buchen.

    4 night romance trip, Mar 22, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Gerri, 2 night romance trip, Mar 13, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Ludovic, 6 night trip, Dec 22, 2018

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