- Reviews: 2527
Rondebosch Guest Cottages: An affordable home away from home
When we travel to Cape Town, we always stay at the Rondebosch Guest Cottages, situated in the leafy suburbs close to the University of Cape Town. They provide excellent self-catering accommodation which is equipped with everything that you could need, at an affordable price in a central and attractive location: no wonder we never look any further!
The complex comprises roughly 8 units of varying sizes built in a mews style. The largest (Moon House) can sleep about 9 and has a small plunge pool, and at the other end of the scale, there are a couple of single bedroom units (all of which have separate bathrooms). All units have fully equipped kitchens (including microwaves) as well as washing machines, TV and MNet decoder. Each unit has its own small and beautifully maintained garden from which you can look up onto Table Mountain. We find it ideal for travelling as a family, but the smaller units would be equally well suited to the business traveller, especially if you were staying for a longer period.
Rondebosch is an extremely central location. It is less than 30 minutes from the airport, and within easy striking distance of virtually everywhere within the Cape Town area, yet in only a couple of minutes, you can be on the highway heading south to the peninsula. It is also only a few minutes drive from the shopping centre in Rondebosch which has a Woolworths Foods and a Pick'n'Pay, and there are many restaurants in the surrounding area if you prefer to eat out or order a takeaway.
The only minor downside is that the woman who runs it can be rather grumpy, but then you can't have everything!
Wonderfully located, tremendous value for money and a place that you'll want to stay time and time again.
Good security and safe, off road parking
- Reviews: 5
Coral 107: Century City Apartments/townhouses
This was a town house in a secure estate. Self catering, we had a family of five, it sleeps 6. Its easy to get around from here and they have WiFi on for tenants.
I can certainly recommend it if you want to get away from staying in hotels.
Pool on the estate and Club House. Secure access, gated community. Easy to reach everything via the road system. Close to Canal Walk shopping centre.
- Reviews: 487
51 on Kloofnek Guesthouse: And Oasis in a Busy City
Cape Town was the last stop of our South African adventure, and having shared a room the rest of the trip, my friend and I were delighted to book separate rooms in this lovely boutique guest house for about $100/night each. The house was turned into a guest house about 2 years ago and is both modern and traditional, with calm white and light earth tone decor, with a touch of silver here and there. It may sound odd, but it is actually a wonderful combination.
The house is located in the Tamberskloof section of town, near the Table Mountain Cable Car. There are many restaurants nearby, and we were comfortable walking back to the guesthouse from them at night - although we probably didn't stay out past 10:00 PM.
Included breakfast was good and plentiful. Every day the table was set with a bowl of delicious yogurt, fresh fruit, cheese, meat, breads and pastries, spreads, and sometimes hard boiled eggs. There was also muslei and other cereal on the counter - and individual sized french presses to make coffee, as well as tea.
I don't have much experience with guest houses, so this may be normal rather than the exception, but I loved the "honor system" beverages in the refrigerator: bottled water, beer, wine, etc. You just write what you took in a book and it was added to your end bill.
Complimentary items included some sweet snack everyday (baked by Sakkie's wife) and a bowl of peanuts or trail mix, plus the local port!.
But one of the most unique features is an amazing view of Table Mountain from the common area and back deck!
There is a small pool in the back, which makes the perfect oasis to have a glass of wine and soak your tired feet after waking all over town, which you can do from this location if you are the walking type.
- Reviews: 121
Cape Royale Hotel & Residence: Top Class Royal Treatment
Nothing less than Royal treatment.
From silk-filled duvets and Egyptian cotton percale linen, to "choose your own pillow" options.
Designed in the style of an old-world French Renaissance Palace the hotel offers contemporary opulence.
There are 85 suites, which have between one and four bedrooms, with spacious open plan lounge and dining room, modern bathrooms and fully equipped kitchens fitted with top of the range appliances, crockery and glassware.
Suites range in size from 60sq meters to 150sq meters for a 4 bedroom suite.
A selection of DVD's to delacacies for the fridge.
World class concierge services specialising in tailor-made tours, spa and wellness center with 9 treatment rooms. Two restaurants and access to a private rooftop pool and garden with a 360deg panoramic view of Lion's Head, Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean.
Reminder; This is a Hotel & Residence.
- Reviews: 2
Tintswalo Atlantic: Boutique Beauty
After a brief descent down a steep drive, the spectacular views that awaited me were truly stunning, perched on the edge of the sea, Tintswalo is just down from Chapman's Peak Point and over looks the majestic Sentinel and Hout Bay. The food, service and facilities were first class, personal, informal, relaxing but still professional. If you want somewhere more secluded, private, close to the action but not stuck in the middle of the gold fish bowl, with an almost tropical setting then I highly recommend this 11 roomed venue.
There are few hotels in the Western Cape and Cape Town area closer to the sea and none I suggest with a more spectacular setting. The hotel is 25 minutes from CT but easily accessible and a great alternative to being stuck in the Waterfront or elsewhere in the city. The "lodge" or room was sumptuously appointed, each "lodge" is individually styled, all with a large balcony perched over the sea. The bathroom large, complete with bath and separate shower, ours came with a downside up venetian blind to hide one's modesty whilst enjoying the view. There is currently no pool but it didn't detract from this lovely place to stay.
- Reviews: 3943
Bayhotel, Campsbay: Bayhotel, Campsbay
This elegant, luxurious hotel is the only hotel in Cape Town that enjoys spectacular, uninterrupted views and direct access to the world-famous Camps Bay beach.
Staying here you have the magnificent Twelve Apostles mountain range as a backdrop, with the Atlantic Ocean stretching out into the distance. Each of the rooms has a spectacular view of either Table Mountain, the Twelve Apostles or the white sands and beautiful blue ocean of Camps Bay Beach.
Views from the rooms and location
- Reviews: 1
Alma Cottage/ Agapanthus Place: Self Catering accommodation in Cape Town
I will not recommend those two accommodations to anyone. I really had a bad experience and would not want others to go through the same. First I didnt get all facilities and amenities as described. A lot happened...
- Reviews: 1567
Variety of places: Cheap accommodation in Cape Town
You will need budget accommodation if you have a small budget for Cape Town - incl petrol, food, sight seeing etc!
Self catering is probably the way to go, but you might find an inexpensive B&B.. it is not likely though to find an ultra-cheap, as Cape Town is such a popular area most of the year.
www.sleeping-out.co.za is quite good, as is Rooms For Africa, here is a link to the accommodation there.
- Reviews: 1
Villa Italia: 24-12 Villa Italia
Villa Italia are serviced self contained apartments about 10km from the town centre. Car required for getting around to see the sights.
Indoor heated swimming pool and gym. A short drive / walk to Canal Walk Shopping Centre which has a variety of restaurants to choose from.
Well priced at ZAR 2550 (about USD $170) for 3 nights.
- Reviews: 3943
Zebra crossing: Zebra crossing
Zebra crossing is very centrally located, approx 10 min walk from the CBD of Cape Town. I checked them out and they seem to be quite fine. I would just caution to be street savvy when staying there, as we do have some vagrants in that area, but most of the time they are quite harmless.
- Reviews: 715
Granger Bay Self Catering Apartments: Granger Bay
Granger Bay is much closer to the waterfront than Greenpoint and Seapoint. Plus the self catering apartments are closer to the main attractions of the waterfront than the Cullinam hotel and City Lodge. The price for a luxury one bedroom can be $110 to $170 a night. Hotels much further away charge more than this. Plus apartments have 24hour reception/security desk. I also found that many tour companies will pickup at these residences. Many are also next to hotels that have restaurants in them in case you do not want to cook. In addition the water is right there. You do not need air condition in this area just open the window and let the breeze from the ocean or the one comming down the mountain cool you.
- Reviews: 6
Blackwood Log Camin: Nice and quiet in Hot Bay
Cabin was located a short drive from Hout Bay centre and only 15-20 minutes from Victoria Harbour in Cape Town. As it was situated above all other housing in the neighbourhood, it had unspoiled views from the terrace. There is a small pool outside as well. Very nice place.
- Reviews: 696
Lions' View: Nice and perfectly located !!!!
I must say this place was just as I expected...I found it under the South African Tourism web-site as a offical 5 star villa/guesthouse accomadations. It is though not a hotel, it's a self catering house, we rented the top floor penthouse that include a full kitchen, with everything needed to cook, a outdoor patio with plunge pool, and barbeque grill.....private entrance, garage parking. The owner Paul lives in a bottom floor room so he is there or around just about 24 hours. We paid about $225 US dollars a night.....Lion's View is located in Camps Bay neighborhood, which is really safe and easy to get to from all the locations in and about the city...... This was my frist time in such a place that wasn't a formal hotel.....it did have daily maid service, but I think I would stay at a full service formal hotel next time...not that there was anything wrong with this place, I just like the convience of a full service hotel. I would recommend this place if traveling with a big family or with other friend's in order to share the penthouse.
- Reviews: 955
African Villa: B&B in a Hip Area
After much searching, I finally found an affordable accommodations for our return trip to Cape Town- The African Villa. Billed as both a B&B and a boutique hotel, the African Villa is three historic terrace houses linked together and tastefully decorated in a modern African style.
The villa is located on a quiet street with lots of parking.
Facilities at the Villa include: a library where free internet access is available (the house is also equipped with wireless internet ‘hotspots’); a plunge pool surrounded by cushioned loungers in summer. They have a large kitchen where you can get a cool drink (honor system) and we had a lovely breakfast out by the pool.
Louis and Jimmy were SOOO helpful in helping us make dinner reservations.
It turns out (I find this out 6 months later) that one of my colleagues at work is friends with Jimmy.
- Reviews: 3649
BAY ATLANTIC GUEST HOUSE: AFFORDABLE EXCELLENCE
Located just off the Camp’s Bay beach - within easy walking distance of the beach, the many restaurants and bars lining the beach and just a bit farther from hiking trails up Lions Head and Table Mountain - the Bay Atlantic is a great place to call ‘home’ when staying in Cape Town. The views from most rooms, from the breakfast verandah, and the pool towards the Twelve Apostles and over Camp’s Bay and the Atlantic are simply World-class. It is easy to see - on a day when the Cape Doctor is not blowing - why Camp’s Bay is home to some of the most expensive real estate in all of Africa.
The management of the house is a family affair. Jennifer and David (‘Beach’) split duties during the week with Jenn’s brother, also David (‘Surf’), while Bernie, the pater families, makes occasional forays up from his flat beneath the guesthouse. They all take care of you as if you were a member of their extended family. Breakfasts are great ways to start the day here before a full day of sightseeing, beach tanning, hiking or simply pool sitting. Several room options exist with varying prices, from the Penthouse with its large living room and separate deck to the smaller Mountain Room which though pretty much viewless, offers up one of the most inexpensive accommodation options around for Camp’s Bay. This is a great place to stay with lots of repeat customer plus the two Davids can answer any questions you may have regarding tactics pertaining to local surf spots or beach volleyball.
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