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8 Upper Bloem Street, Bo Kaap, City Bowl, 8001 Cape Town, South Africa – Show map
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BBQ Facilities, Outdoor Pool, Grounds, Sun Deck
Golf Course (within 2 miles)
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
WiFi is available in some hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Car Rental, Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), Express Check-in/Check-out, Tour Desk, Ticket Service, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Daily Housekeeping, Fax/Photocopying
Non-smoking Rooms, Heating
From 11:00 AM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
Children older than 14 years are welcome.
Extra beds are not available.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Amazed by the interior and facilities
Great location...host was very helpful and thoughtful. Very well appointed apartment. ..exceeded our expectations!
WiFi not wrking in room....had to go to pool area (not the biggest hardship I know)
Enjoyed the privacy and feeling at home ... The owner Katrin and also met one of the housekeeping staff ( her name is Nozi) most unfortunately the large rooms were booked up and only landed the small room but it was and still is a superb experience and most definitely recommend it! The views absolutely glorious , the pool ever inviting and gardens ... If I could would have stayed the month!!!
No cable / DSTV / DVD ( in my room not sure of the bigger ones but had laptop with movies
Katrin the owner is amazing we had big problems getting a hire car after forgetting my driving licence and Katrin couldn't have been more helpful going out of her way to try to sort things out for us. Amazing little touches too like giving you a mobile phone with useful contact numbers on - Katrin's mobile, taxis, etc. Nice pool area and if you can afford them go for one of the 1st floor rooms with city views - the night time views are incredible. No breakfast but cereals, milk tea and coffee are provided daily - and loads of cafes a short walk away - try Jason's just down the hill, sandwiches to die for. We will certainly re-visit next time in Cape Town.
The drive through the upper parts of the Bo Kaap isn't to appealing - but don't be put off - once you get to the guest house its a little Oasis.
Good location close to Long Street and downtown area, nice view into downtown, friendly and helpful staff particularly Katrin the manager. Good value for money.
Door locks into the room did not work well, a small thing but annoying when you're wrestling with it everytime you go In and out.
The location of the apartment is amazing. The pool and the apartments are very spacious and everything is extremely clean. Katrin is a very supportive host who gave us precious tips for various activities in Cape Town. She made us feel very welcome in South Africa and we would definitely chose her apartments again for the next stay in Cape Town.
The stay was extremely pleasant. A lot of attension was placed on small details which makes a big difference. The owner was delightful and made sure we had everything we needed. Definitely worth a stay.
Free local mobile phone Cleanliness Katarina's help & knowledge Umbrella The welcome wine , beer & breakfast pack
The noise from the neighbours
Very nice apartment and owner Katrin die everything to make us feel at home. Bottle of wine when we arrived! Although she doesn't serve breakfast anymore, she arranged for some basics. She also gave us some very good advice how to make the most out of our limited time in Cape Town.
Be prepared for a climb if you walk up to the apartment.
The location was excellent - historic Cape Town, cobbled streets, fabulous views and all of Cape Town's attractions within easy reach. My flatlet was utterly charming and the kitchen space realistic. It was comfortable, roomy, a bit quirky and just perfect.
There was nothing I didn't like.
Location, Decor, efficiency
View spoiled by neighboring property. No off-street parking
Katrin was amazingly helpful and always available when we needed some advice. The rooms are very spacious and clean. Well equipped kitchen. The view from the balcony room is fantastic. The short walk to Long street or even to the Waterfront is not a problem at all and we enjoyed the immediate surrounding (during the night we took a taxi, which is extremely cheap).
The view of Table Mountain from every window, friendly and supportive staff, comfortable and clean room all contributed to a great stay. I will stay here on my next trip to Cape Town.
I travel a lot on business but this time it was for pleasure with my wife and it exceeded all expectations. The owner was very accommodating and welcomed us with a bottle of wine although we arrived late at night. We we made most at home. We did not use the kitchen that is why I did not rate it excellent but everything was there. Comfort was not the owner's fault. We arrived in winter and in Canada we are used to central heating. The heater provided was adequate but we felt cold. Location was excellent and the view beautiful. walking down to the City Bowl was a few minutes. Walking back up was not bad either but you have to be fit.
Not much. It rained but it was not the hotel's fault. Some more hooks or rails in the bathroom would be useful.
Supernice, huge, renovated room with nice beds, a small kitchenette, large bathroom with both nice bath tub and a shower. The hotel also had a large swimming pool with sun beds, a shared kitchen, a large shared balcony with the view over the whole city as well as the Table Mountain. The place felt safe with bars at the main gate as well as outside the room, however no safety box in the room. Located on a hill it was a 5 minute steep walk down hill to get to long street and kloof street with a lots of shops, restaurants and bars. Back its worth taking a taxi even in daytime due to the steep walk, taxi costs about 30 Rand. It was about 40 minutes walk or 10 minutes by taxi to get to the waterfront.
It did not look like a hotel from the outside, the taxi driver had difficulties finding it and the neighbors didn't know it was a hotel. I would not walk in that neighborhood after dark, it was nothing going on there, no people on the streets and no street lights. However, in daytime it was kind of nice.
Lovely view (we had the room with the terras), wonderful appartement, nice room, good bed, small swimming pool, good breakfast.
The accomodation is up the hill, so take a taxi (30R from city centre) when going there. Because the street is quiet and not completely safe, one has to take a taxi at night too.
Very good location to experience Cape Town.
We've stayed many times before & it is always a delight to be there. The owner is kindness itself, the view of Table Mt. & the City just wonderful & the breakfast a feast! Set on the hillside it is above the City though close enough to walk down into the centre & the Waterfront. Couldn't be better!
Excellent host/owner. Very welcoming, kind and useful. Would highly recommend to stay here.
Quirky guest house / stunning views / friendly and felt like a home from home.
Directions and first approach was via a very steep hill....but once we sussed out where it was it was fine via other routes.
The vieuw was excellent
The room was small.
Great place! Within walking distance of the city center and waterfront. Wonderful view from the breakfast room and balcony of the city and the waterfront, as well as Table Mountain. Katrin, the owner, was a wonderful host. Excellent continental (German) style breakfast with great breads, cheese, cold cuts, eggs, fruit, cereal, yogurt, home-made pastries and muffins, etc.. Our room (#6) was large with full kitchen, couch and coffee table, queen size bed, shower and tub.
wifi did not reliably reach our room (but worked well in common areas). Like nearly all African places, the bed had a duvet which was too hot if you used it and too cold if you didn’t (sheets and light blankets work so much better in our view).
Fantastic b&b in Cape town! Amazing views, value for money, breakfast and swimming pool. Is all you need for Cape Town!
We liked the location a lot. The views from the balcony were lovely.
It was too hot in the room, and not really a good cooling solution.
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