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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have tried many B&Bs in this price range and am delighted that I have found the perfect accommodation in Cape Town. Greg & Steven, who recently bought the grand 147 year old villa, are the perfect hosts, welcoming guests with five star treatment. There is already evidence of a revamp - comfy new beds & crispy white linen and... More 

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Greg L, Owner at The Villa Rosa, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are very excited about the changes we have implemented at The Villa Rosa. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and look forward seeing you soon!! More 

Plymouth
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a couple of nights several weeks ago but received email explaining new owners have taken over and did I want to proceed. Fortunately I agreed and we had one of our best hotel experiences ever. The new owners were very helpful and friendly offering us advice on the best way to see Cape Town. They have renewed a... More 

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Greg L, Owner at The Villa Rosa, responded to this review

Thank so much!!! We are certainly glad you decided to stay with us and look forward seeing you again!!!! More 

Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This a great place to stay. Good location and comfortable rooms. The breakfasts are good if a little over the top but overall a good place to explore CT from. Easy to find and safe parking overnight. I would recommend it if you are there with friends and family. Good value for money too.

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Greg L, Owner at The Villa Rosa, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. We look forward seeing you soon. More 

Durban, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I've been staying at The Villa Rosa for some time now, and was sad to hear that the previous owners had sold because I've always enjoyed my stay there. However, when Greg and Steven came along...WOW. It's still The Villa Rosa, but 'nicer'. The food is gorgeous, the towels are so soft, and actually absorb the water, and not leave... More 

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Greg L, Owner at The Villa Rosa, responded to this review

We are so pleased you had a great stay with us and it was a pleasure having you. Look forward to seeing you back soon. Many Thanks!!! More 

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I felt really welcome in The Villa Rosa from the very first minute. The owners were really nice and really helpful. I'm lactose intolerant and the chef went out of his way to prepare alternative breakfast for me over a period of 7 days. The villa is charming and decorated with taste. Its location was just two streets away from... More 

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Greg L, Owner at The Villa Rosa, responded to this review

We're so happy you had a great stay with us and it was a pleasure to have you with us. Yes, Steven takes the extra mile to make sure everyone is comfortable. Hope to see you soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Extremely friendly, superb service, lovely breakfast and very comfy bedroom and wonderfully fluffy towels. Secure with parking, close to local shopping and the Waterfront. Would happily return on my next visit to Cape Town.

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Greg L, Owner at The Villa Rosa, responded to this review

We're so glad you had a wonderful stay. It was a pleasure to have you with us and look forward you coming back. Thank you for your kind words. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I visited Cape Town for about a week for work. I chose to stay at the Villa Rosa because of the reviews I had read. I must say I agree completely. Greg and Steven had taken ownership of the guesthouse about 4 days before my arrival. They ensured that the space was welcoming and comforting. There was some remodeling happening... More 

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Greg L, Owner at The Villa Rosa, responded to this review

Thank you Kendall, we are very happy you had a good stay with us and look forward to seeing you again soon. Yes, Steven's breakfasts are the best way to start the day! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 review
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This establishment was recommended by a colleague and I had checked in 2 days before the new owners Greg & Steve took over and have to say that my experience with the new owners was incredible! They had made a change just to the breakfast on the day of their takeover and I was blown away by the delicious choices... More 

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Greg L, Owner at The Villa Rosa, responded to this review

We are so happy that you had a good stay with us and it was pleasure getting to know you as well! I'm becoming a rugby fan myself! Yes, Steven's breakfasts are incredible. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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63 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I know The Villa Rosa well....Heather and Lyn became good pals with me, so I was surprised when I arrived on Friday 30th September, to meet Lyn who told me it was her last day at The Villa Rosa! The new incumbents, Greg Loyd, who hails from Miami, Florida, and Steven Dawson, who left trendy Islington in London, to come... More 

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Greg L, Owner at The Villa Rosa, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and glad you had a wonderful time with us. Yes, Steven's breakfasts are the talk of the town! We look forward you coming back in November and December to see the further changes we are making. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2016

What a fantastic place to stay, friendly staff, clean rooms, comfortable beds and wonderful breakfasts. My fiancee and I felt like we were staying in a home away from home. The Villa Rosa is in such a nice location with the beachfront just a short walk away, the V and A Waterfront a short drive away and many beautiful sights... More 

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lynnstaceyCapeTown, Owner at The Villa Rosa, responded to this review

Thanks so much, we're really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Villa Rosa

Address: 277 High Level Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: RM299 - RM460 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Villa Rosa 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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