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23 Jarvis Street, City Bowl, 8001 Cape Town – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.6/10! (score from 57 reviews)
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Grounds, Sun Deck
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
Car Rental, Airport Shuttle (surcharge), Express Check-in/Check-out, Ticket Service, Private Check-in/Check-out, Fax/Photocopying
Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Dutch, English, German
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! One child under 2 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this property
Purple House accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival.
Please note check in for the Apartment on Loader Street takes place at Purple House which is located nearby at 23 Jarvis Street.
Please note check in for the Two-Bedroom Cottage on 19 Jarvis Street takes place at Purple House which is located nearby at 23 Jarvis Street.
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After a long flight, this is the accomodation and welcome to South Africa where you are hoping for. The room is very comfortable with rainshower, bath, big bed, enough space and excellent wifi. The location is very good with walking distance to V&A Waterfront, Bokaap and the city center. The street is quiet and supermarket and restaurants are close by. The breakfast was the best we had during 3.5 weeks travel through SA and most important the owners are very friendly, helpful and interested in their visitors.
All the help the owners assisted with in making our dinner bookings. Going the extra mile to make our stay memorable.
A very small detail but we found the single beds a little too firm compared to the luxury of the queen size bed mattress.
So central and in walking distance to the most wonderful restaurants. Such a beautiful area. The unit was well equipped and the view from the roof top deck was absolutely stunning
There was wifi in the unit but we battled at times with the signal strength
everything was great!
We loved the terrace with a view of the Table Mountain and the location was really good within walking distance from nice bars, shops and cafes. The owners were very friendly and helpful!
The second bathroom was a bit too small so when you take a shower everything inside is wet.
Excellent location. Breafast each morning was wonderful. Room was extremely comfortable and clean. The owners are great hosts and very, very helpful. Highly, highly recommend this guest house and we will return for sure.
We enjoyed the wonderful location with restaurants and shopping just down the road. The comfortable apartment with everything we needed is located in a very quiet Loader Street, yet it is right in the city. Our hosts were welcoming and supportive - we'll certainly stay here again!! (and let's not forget the glass of wine on the terrace surrounded by the beauty of the Cape!)
The location, the view from the roof area, the facilities in the apartment and the general friendliness of all the people really contributed to making our stay memorable.
The Wifi was very slow but eventually we relaxed so much while on holiday, we forgot about it. Won't be good enough for doing basic things on the web though.
Very personal, Henk and Guido are doing a great job. We would like to say a big thank you for their hospitality and warm welcome. They gave us very good recommendations for dinner and sightseeing. Very safe place to stay, good possibilities for shopping and food stores.
Having travelled to 75 countries, I have stayed in everything from the Hilton in Cairo, to pods in Tokyo but the Purple House in Cape Town is somewhere special, somewhere which becomes home rather than another faceless hotel. Within five minutes of arrival, we were relaxing on the roof terrace drinking tea overlooking Table Mountain. The room offered you space to relax either by watching television on the chez lounge or sinking into the bubbles in the perfect bathroom. The wine shop, ATM, local supermarket for nibbles or a range of restaurants are a one minute walk away in this lovely, lively but quiet part of Cape Town. Walk down or take a quick taxi ride to the waterfront. Each morning, choose when you want your breakfast while awaking under the waterfall shower before choosing from a range of coffees and realising that a healthy breakfast (with a few naughty bits) really can taste good! Book Robben Island before on the net although it is not a highlight and contact the Purple House who will happily help you book any trips before you arrive with an excellent tour company. We recommend the Seal Island and the Cape of Good Hope trip along with a Township tour. While this may read like a travel brochure, it really is that good. We arrived as strangers and left having two more friends in this world. The Purple House will make Cape Town for you.
We had a very comfortable, clean 2 bdrm apt. The location was very convenient with good shopping, and restaurants galore. Henk took us to the apartment which was just 2 blocks from their B&B. We had a quick orientation, and lots of advice about local attractions, and suggestions for dining (Beluga, an easy walk on a warm night was a sensational choice). We could not take advantage of the roof top terrace, but it would have been a great spot to relax with some drinks and snacks and look over the city. We couldn't get the TV to work, and Guido popped right over to set it up. Next morning we were sitting outside having breakfast at the Café that Henk had recommended, when he suddenly appeared to see how we were doing, and took a family photo for us. The facility, location and hospitality all made us sorry that we did not have the time for a longer stay. Highly recommended. But have good directions, as our Navi kept stopping a few blocks away.
A modern, well appointed property which was very well managed by Guido throughout our stay. He provided excellent and attentive service at all times without being intrusive. Very much a home from home in an area with a variety of excellent bars and restaurants walking distance from the V&A Waterfont. Added to this the neighbourhood was safe, well policed and unthreatening. We would have no hesitation in recommending this Purple House to anyone planning to visit capetown in the future.
Leaving! Seriously there was absolutely nothing about our stay that we didn't like.
The top terrace, with it's amazing views of Table Mountain and the sea. Best place to have breakfast and sundowners! The location of the house: very quiet street, within easy walking distance of a very good supermarket and nice coffee shops and restaurants.
The en-suite shower of the double bedroom. It doesn't have a door, causing water to splash into the rest of the bathroom, which needs to be mopped after each shower.
We liked the friendliness and helpfulness of the owners. The location is beautiful and added to that the rooftop terrace with the view.
Wonderful accommodation and the hosts are charming. Perfect location. I would recommend this place and stay here again without hesitation.
Nice and friendly hosts. Excellent breakfast in garden. Location in Waterkant.
Located very well, room and bathroom very well equipped and very helpfull and nice hosts. Great breakfast on the terrace.
There is nothing which weren't perfect
We had a very nice stay at the cottage. It is well equipped and ideally located with lots of great dining and drinking options near by. Highly recommendable.
This was a wonderful find, and I will certainly book here again when in Cape Town. The owners were very helpful and gave us some great tips on where to go out for dinner, all within walking distance. The apartment was perfect and the roof terrace with a spectacular view over Cape Town, including Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront was a very pleasant place to watch the sun go down.
We had a great stay. The house, the environment, and the two hosts were fabulous. We can highly recommend Purple House.
Breakfasts, bathroom, furnitures, very delightfull decoration, safety, comfort, very satisfied with our stay. Mr. Henk and Mr. Guido helped us for renting car to, reserving retaurants, offering alternatives for what to do, calling taxi, etc. Many thaks for all their help and similing faces all the time.
very helpful and friendly owner, made us feel at home right away and saved us time by giving very good advise and organisational help.
Justin, our host and co -owner is amazing. He does most of he work himself and he is so helpful in planning and booking trips and he is very good at recommending some amazing spots to eat. He will go the extra mile to accommodate his visitors and will do anything and everything to ensure that they are happy and looked after. The house itself is beautiful, light, clean and modern. The beds are so comfy and the views breathtaking. I will never stay anywhere else in Franschoek again!
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