- Reviews: 384
African Sunset: T H E View!
Of all the times I have been to Cape Town, this time I picked THE place to stay.
Its called African Sunset. Its a self catering apartment with the most amazing views ever.
It is a 3-bedroom apartment and had 3 bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen for the nights you just want to sit back with a glass of wine taking in the view having canapes. The apartment also features a gorgeous open plan living room/kitchen/dining room, and a very large and airy patio.
There is a view to die for, the furnishings in the apartment are to a high quality, and that made our stay exceedingly enjoyable.
The location is fantastic, being only a 5-6 minute walk from Camps Bay Beach, and all the great restaurants and bars there are on offer. Right in front of the apartment there is also a small beach that is available for use too the tenants.
Did I also mention that there is a gorgeous view??
- Reviews: 777
Die Eik Guesthouse: Die Eik Gueshouse
"Die Eik" is a luxury B&B located in Kenilworth, one of the southern suburbs of Cape Town. The villa is situated in a quiet street, just off the main road. It has private parking, a beautifully landscaped garden and a large swimming pool. The friendly Belgian owners, Danny and Cathy, will do everything possible to make your stay comfortable. Danny is an accredited guide for South Africa and can give you every possible information on this country.
Their luxury villa has 7 rooms: 5 standard rooms on the ground floor, either overlooking the garden or the courtyard and 2 suites (we had the one with spectacular view on Table Mountain and Devil's Peak). Suites have private balcony. All the rooms have en-suite bathroom with tub, shower and fluffy bathrobes, TV with M-canal, heating, A/C, minibar, and coffee-tea making facilities.
There's a large swimming pool in the beautifully landscaped garden, as well as a children's playground.
Every morning the guests are treated to an extensive buffet breakfast.
- Reviews: 583
The Grand Hotel: Living Lavishly
There are two hotels at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, catering for both the luxury and budget traveller.
The Grand Hotel is the epitome of service excellence. There is one Presidential suite and 38 superbly appointed deluxe rooms offering the ultimate in comfort, grace and style. The rooms are furnished with double beds and marble finished en-suite bathrooms. Each room has a scenic view.
Colour satellite television with remote control
24 Hour Room Service
- 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: 561
Formula 1 - Milnerton: What more do you really need?
On the advice of a South African friend, we booked into the Formula 1 in Milnerton. The motel is part of a larger South African chain that is closely associated with, if not partially owned by, Motel 6 in the US. Anyone who has stayed in Motel 6s will have a good sense of what you'll get here: clean, spartan rooms with comfortable beds, a TV, and a private bath. There isn't much else, but that's sufficient.
There is one downside to this otherwise perfectly serviceable motel: It's a 20-25 minute taxi ride from downtown, which will set you back around R120 each way. My take on it is this: it's great if you have a car, but it's not good for very long-term if you don't. You may as well use the money in cab fares to pay for pricier -- and more comfortable -- surroundings.
The people running the Formula 1 were very helpful and very concerned about safety issues, trying their utmost to discourage us from using anything but telephone taxis to get around. They also used a very sophisticated French door-locking system, which was based on randomly-generated PIN numbers that you have to key in in order to open the doors.
The one truly outstanding feature of this particular hostelry was the view of Table Mountain (see accompanying photo), despite the filling station in the foreground...
As for costs, at R199 for a double, this is about as cheap as you'll ever get in Cape Town. For an additional R18, you also get breakfast, which was, quite frankly, a bit of a disappointment. You're better off going next door and picking up something in the 7-Eleven-type shop in the Caltex station.
- Reviews: 292
Constantia Valley Lodge: Close to Kirschenbosch Gardens
Since it was too foggy to head around Cape Point, we thought we'd spend our last night closer to Cape Town, and thought from the guidebooks that Constantia would be another place we might taste wine and see some wine country. It is much more developed and I would describe it as an upscale suburban neighborhood -- very secure, and hard to get around without a local! We phoned from a shopping mall as we were hopelessly lost, and yes, they could give us a room for the night! (It was listed in the Portfolio collection.) The proprietress' husband came to the mall and we followed him to their lovely home/B&B. The room was a knockout, and the public rooms exquisite. (And all for an off-season R500 for the night).
Rene Pollock and her husband are terrific hosts. There's a glorious back yard with a pool. Huge sitting room with a wet bar and complimentary drinks before dinner. Wonderful breakfast. This would be a great place to stay for the World Cup in 2010! It's probably a bit too far for us right side of the street drivers (and even with a detailed map, hard to get around) to base for a Cape Town visit, but it would probably be wonderful for your second or third trip.
- Reviews: 292
David's: The Place to Stay
Having spent 12 hours in tourist class on BA with a team of Rugby players (the Pirates, from England) on their way to a charity tournament we were exhausted. Our host arranged for a car to pick us up at the airport, and we checked in about 10AM. The room, is huge, the bedding luxurious, the bathroom, with a separate shower big enough for two and a cast iron tub as well. Oh, yeah, there's a fireplace in the room, too, and a big floor fan. Located on a quiet little street, but only a few blocks from good restaurants. We fell into bed and slept solidly for two hours.
Located in an adjoining 1900s house to the owners' there is a lovely parlor for reading and chatting, as well as a guest kitchen. Complimentary soft drinks, beer and wine. The hosts and staff are terrific, and fun to talk with and learn about life in this lovely city. Wonderful breakfasts in the morning.
That's a per-person cost, and we were there in "off-season."
- Reviews: 171
Houw Hoek Inn: Country Getaway
Houw hoek inn is the oldest functional inn in South Africa.
This beautiful old hotel is situated near Grabouw. .Most of the ground floor dates from 1779. Gracious old oaks, flanked by towering poplars, and one of the biggest blue gum trees in South Africa, spreads it's sheltering branches over the historic Inn.
The upper story was added in 1860 and since then the Inn has been progressively extended. The adjoining old farm buildings have been converted into dining rooms and conference rooms, retaining their original character.
The Houw Hoek Inn offers you traditional Sunday lunches, Saturday night dinner dances, full seminar and conference facilities, and is an ideal venue for private functions.
- Reviews: 561
The Stonehurst: Cape Town's Oldest Guesthouse
Except for the lack of air conditioning, staying in this rambling old guesthouse in Cape Town's Seapoint district was a treat. We had, more or less, the run of the house and were able to use the gigantic kitchen as we pleased. The house is filled with antique Cape Dutch furniture, which is one of our interests, anyway, so we had a time admiring the many interesting pieces that are in the building. The original marble mantel and the extraordinary Victorian chandelier in the front drawing room were of special note. Our host, Roy, an English transplant to South Africa, was ever helpful and had many suggestions regarding places to go, how to go, and when to go.
Our only complaint with the establishment was that the room was a bit too small and needed both a more efficient ceiling fan and another window, or maybe a transome above the door, for additional air circulation because there was no air-conditioning.
Originally built as a residence for sailors, the house has been in continuous use as a guesthouse since the very early 19th century. Built high up on the side of Signal Hill, the views over Seapoint and Rocklands Bay are wonderful.
- Reviews: 292
Avalon on Sea B&B: Great place for Whale Watching
We hadn't known until that day that we were planning to stay in Hermanus, but as we pulled into town we knew it was going to be a good stop. We went to the Tourist Info office and found this place -- they called and we were set! We wanted somewhere we could walk to town for dinner from, and this fit the bill. It turned out to be quite lovely -- the owner, Sue, is a little bit of a thing with a big smile and she just welcomes you in like an old friend. Off season, our room was R500 for the night.
We had a lovely second floor corner room with wonderful views of the beach and ocean. Wow, would it be a fantastic spot to stay during whale watching season. We had a lovely balcony with chairs and a table out front maximizing the view. Breakfast was wonderful. While the bathroom was a bit small, it was clean and just fine for an overnight stay. Wonderful 4-poster bed.
- 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: 413
Village and Life: Beauty, Safety--my heavenly house
a friend of mine had offered me this heaven for a special price. Regardless of greens, it deserves to relax and stay at such a place. It was quiet, romantic while looking at the river reflection!!!
Pool, river taxis next to seaport 10 minute walk, 24 security, self-catering and weekly housekeeping.
- Reviews: 959
Christine's Beach Cottage: luxuary self catering garden suite - Clifton beach
Sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms (1 double bed, 2 single beds)
2 bathrooms (1 with bath and toilet, 1 en suite with shower and toilet)
Open-plan kitchen, living room and dining room
- Bedding: Duvets with percale cotton linen covers
- Cotton bath towels & beach towels
- Beach umbrella
- Indoor & outdoor furniture
- Outdoor umbrella
- Pedestal fan
- TV, DVD player and VCR
- Mini hi-fi (CD player, cassette player & radio)
- Fully-equipped kitchen with full-size oven, built-in 4-plate stove, microwave oven and washing machine
- Starter packs of ground coffee, tea & milk
- Soaps, shampoos, and other toiletries
- Telephone (charges for calls are at regular telephone rates)
- Wireless internet access (for guests who have a wi-fi enabled laptop or PDA)
- Cleaning service 3 times per week
Fully-appointed garden suite in a stunningly beautiful setting at Cape Town's famous Clifton Beach.
Watch the waves from the private patio, or follow the pathway directly to the white sands and blue water.
Very comfortably equipped for up to 4 people.
- Reviews: 286
Oatlands Holiday Village: Good located to explore the Cape Province
This Holiday Village is perfect located to explore the Cape Province. Not in the city, but close enough, it's situated 45 km from Cape Town.
They have a very good restaurant and friendly staff.
They have self-cathering chalets and a camping ground
- Reviews: 153
St Johns Waterfront Lodge: A travellers' oasis!
An easy going and very relaxing place to stay. There are 2 (!) swimming pools, a secluded garden and lots of little cosy spaces where you may crawl away when you're in a quiet mood. Should you want to meet up with other guests, there is always the lively bar that stays open until the last guest turns off the light....
It's a 20 minutes stroll to the City Bowl and 15 minutes to the V&A Waterfront area.
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