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An African Villa

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09/05/2017 10/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 19 February 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed An African Villa. The owners and staff treated us extremely well and we felt very much at home. The breakfasts are unbelievably delectable, the decor was unique and very comfortable, the location was perfect and we always received great recommendations for our meals. Please stay here! We can hardly wait to go back.

Thank LuciR
Costa Mesa, California
Reviewed 18 February 2010

An African Villa is an EXCEPTIONAL hotel! This hotel ranks right up there with every other 5 star hotel I've ever stayed in! Everything about our stay was absolutely perfect! From the moment we arrived we were greeted by the friendly & courteous staff, and given a detailed orientation about the hotel, and Cape Town. The staff were incredibly helpful...

Thank TheWanderingPassport
Reviewed 13 February 2010

One of the beat locations in Cape Town. You can quite safely amble around without any fear. This part of Cape Town is a great place to stay because of the close proximity to all the things to see and do. Table mountain up the hill, camps bay over the hill and the freeways are really close. We thoroughly enjoyed...

Thank happygarry
Reviewed 12 February 2010

Everything in the right place. Attention to detail. Very nice breakfast. And the minute you arrive they sit with you and help you plan your itinerary of things to do and places to see. They will help you book activities, reserve restaurants, even prepare you a "to go" breakfast when you are leaving early in the am for a Safari....

Thank Nosfuimos
Reviewed 10 February 2010

Right from the welcome to the departure day..... the service was attentive and made us feel special. The desugn of the hotel is tasteful and very comfortable. Thank you for a wonderful 3rd time in Cape Town... We will definitely be back...

Thank nanandnige
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 February 2010

We stayed at the end of September 2009 and chose it based on the comments on Trip Advisor. At the end of a two week camping safari this was just perfect, they made us feel so welcome. Even from the reservation stage they were so helpful and full of advice. We loved the welcome introduction and orientation on arrival, especially...

Thank TAfan100
London, UK
Reviewed 2 February 2010

We stayed in a Platinum room, with a beautiful view of Table Mountain from the back of the house, and a spacious bedroom. We were charmingly welcomed, provided with a map, suggestions for eating and activities given to us, a full tour, and we settled in well. The decor is lovely, although the bathroom finish really does let it down....

Thank tal27
africanvilla, Owner at An African Villa, responded to this review

Many thanks to tal27 for your helpful comments. The owners, being perfectionists, are always on the lookout for ways of improving on our offering. We are very aware of the shortfalls of one or two of our bathrooms. We have already refurbished 4 of our bathrooms and have put in place a roster of upgrades for the balance, but unfortunately,...

philadelphia, pa
Reviewed 2 February 2010

My wife is relatively hard to impress. And she has a soft spot for really fancy, luxurious hotels (like Ritz Carlton). And from the moment we entered she was loving this place. Greeted at the door by one of the owners, Louis, we were treated to an hour-long personalized orientation of Cape Town. Louis went through my wife's list of...

Thank docsquared
Reviewed 1 February 2010

Great hotel - very friendly staff, good atmosphere, comfortable and relaxed rooms. All in all definitely worth it - good value too.

Thank cehc3
Lancs, England
Reviewed 30 January 2010

We arrived at 11.00am and had expected to have to leave our luggage and go off for the day as we would be too early for check in. We were delighted to find that our room was already available and we were immediately welcomed in to the property. We stayed in a Bronze room which is on the ground floor....

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africanvilla, Owner at An African Villa, responded to this review

We were deeply distressed to read of the unhappy experience of a report by maccasjg. Noise is a very tricky problem to deal with in a small hotel such as ours, which derives much of its charm from the fact that it is compact and 'house-like' in character (an environment which attracts many guests away from large hotels to the...

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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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“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
“If you have a problem with navigating stairs ask for a room on the first floor.”
midwest68, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
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