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An African Villa

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15/05/2017 16/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to Cape Town and we came with my brother in law and his wife. We stayed for four nights in this absolutely wonderful guest house and were all extremely impressed with our stay. Our rooms were on the first floor and had balconies overlooking the back of the property, they were very spacious with comfortable...

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Wigan
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely and spacious B&b in Cape Town. We stayed in a first floor room with balcony onto the front of the property. Great bathroom with separate shower and bath. Huge bed which was so comfy and great air con. Lovely breakfast in the morning and a nice sheltered patio area and plunge pool. What makes the place...

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Great base to explore Cape Town with excellent restaurants and bars close by. Always feel relaxed and comfortable which is helped by Cindy Keith and Louis' approach to visitors. They are helpful without being intrusive. Thanks once again for a great stay and will be back soon.

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London
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We stayed here for the second time in February, the first time being October 2007! The place was just as nice now as it was then. Public rooms are very clean and comfortable, complimentary sherry available every evening, honesty bar well stocked. Our room was a Platinum room, with excellent views from the balcony, of table mountain. Breakfast was very...

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London UK
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Stayed for 3 nights in September- we opted for the Platinum room which was lovely and spacious with a front balcony. We tend to stay in larger hotels but as it was not our first time in the city wanted to try something different- well worth it. The breakfast is served fresh prepared by the great ladies with a nice...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Large well appointed rooms and comfy beds. I thought the room was a bit cold, I was there in September and wish there was some heat. My room was facing the street and I didn't have any issue with street noise although from my room I could hear clearly people on the lower floors. Lovely building, great breakfast (ladies in...

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly & informative introduction to local area. Clean and modern rooms. Great breakfast and friendly staff. Some rooms have an amazing view of table mountain. Close proximity to shops and cafes on kloof / bree / long street. Pool is quite small (more a plunge pool than swimming pool), but perfect for cooling off on hot days. Overall, a refined...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Have just returned from a weeks stay at An African Villa which was excellent. All enquiries re restaurants, taxis etc etc were dealt with in a friendly and efficient manner by Louis, Sindy, Keith and Kaylar (excuse the spelling) and we enjoyed some wonderful meals at restaurants which they had suggested and booked for us. The bedrooms were cosy and...

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St-Andre-d'Argenteuil, Canada
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We are just back from South Africa and our last stop was in Cape Town at An African Villa. We were very well received by one of the owners Keith who took all the time to explain the facilities and was able to answer all questions about the city, the activities and places to see.We had the room A2 which...

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Vilassar de Mar, Spain
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Walking distance to downtown and kloof street but also well away of the noises. It's. a quiet neighbourhood. The hotel is a reformed villa, very well decorated and pleasant. The staff is nice and gave us tips for our days in cape town and its surroundings. The room was cool and spacious.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This Villa is much more than that! It is in fact three houses which are part of a Victorian terrace dating from 1892. The double story houses have been joined together and so the inside spaces are much larger than the facade suggests. It's like walking into a TARDIS someone has written on Tripadvisor! There are 12 rooms and the hotel is owner managed.Location is vital when choosing a spot for you vacation and this more than a Villa is within an easy walk of all tourist attractions in the city area. The others (like the fabulous beaches) are a short taxi ride away.There is a small plunge pool in a peaceful courtyard where a very full breakfast is served in summer. (In winter there's a sociable dining room and an eco-friendly fire blazing). Your hosts are very careful to offer you as much information as you want and they will arrange car rental, restaurant reservations, tours etc. As required.Free internet on 2 computers in a library area and wireless access is available in all rooms. At night the night porter will set out complimentary sherry and port and at other times there is an honesty bar and guest fridge in the kitchen. Parking is on street and there is no charge (street guards patrol) but you should not need a car from this well placed hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about An African Villa

Address: 19 Carstens Street | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: RM470 - RM744 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — An African Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
An African Villa Hotel Cape Town Central
An African Hotel
An African Cape Town
An African Villa Cape Town, South Africa
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#6 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#7 Best Value Hotel in Cape Town Central
#8 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#31 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
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“Always request the room with the table-mountain view!”
vedicxtacy, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had Room A2. It was an excellent room with a view of Table Mountain.”
Naty1, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had B2, which had a view of Table Mountain and overlooked the courtyard. We liked the decor and the comfy bed.”
NaomiCT, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Does not have a lift so if you can't walk stairs ask for a room on bottom floor”
nancyjdupree2, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If we were to book again, we would definitely get a second floor room for the view and the ventilation.”
Garnet449, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
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