We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Amsterdam Guest House - City Bowl

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Cape Town Central
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Amsterdam Guest House - City Bowl
View Map
{"widget":{"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 14: English reviews
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 2 January 2013

I wanted to stay at a place to meet fellow travelers to do things with as I traveled by myself. Amsterdam Guest House is just perfect. However, it's better that you hire a car as it's located up the hill in a very nice and safe residential area. The owner Lorens is very friendly and helpful. I read the review...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank resakille
New Enterprise, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 14 January 2012

My partner and I stayed at the Amsterdam Guest House for six days beginning New Year’s Eve 2011-2012. We made reservations at the Amsterdam back at the end of August and Lourens was a great help to us in suggesting places to stay on the Eastern Cape before our arrival in Cape Town and great source of suggestions for places...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank LeeHay
Barcelona
Reviewed 28 September 2011

Not only the place, but the manager, the cleanliness, the views, and the feeling to be like at home. The best choice for a trip in Cape Town... of course the main choice if you're looking for a gay accomodation. I will back!!! You need transportation to move around but taxis are very cheap (3€ from almost any point to...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank dean_bcn
Taipei
Reviewed 2 August 2011

My partner and I stayed at the Amsterdam Guest House in February 2011. We stayed in the Executive suite,which had a wonderful bathroom! The room was quite spacious with beautiful views of Cape Town Harbor. Tea and coffee making facilities.Unfortunately no bar fridge.My partner complained about the comfortable level of the bed. Our bathroom had it's own hot tub with...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank JohnofTaipei
London
Reviewed 2 February 2010

Stayed here over Christmas and New Year 2009-2010 in very clean and comfortble room with excellent facilities. Agree with most comments here but I think it is only fair to point out that you need your own transport when staying here. If you don't hire a car you have to rely on taxis into town and around the area and...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Idders
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 11 October 2009

I have discovered Amsterdam Guesthouse in 2001. I have stayed there seven times since. Always welcomed nicely. Clean, spacious and comfortable rooms. I could make a few remarks on a few number of things like the limited number of TV channels, instability of the Wireless Internet access (although always working fine enough to work), or the noise sometimes heard from...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank msegard
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 9 August 2009

I went to Cape Town for business; my stay was paid at the upmarket Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel (SSWH) but I decided to go 2 days in advance and stayed at Amsterdam Guest House. When I had to move to SSWH I was completely heartbroken, I felt like Adam being expelled from Paradise!! At Amesterdam, Lourens and his team made...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank fabius2000
Johannesburg
Reviewed 14 April 2009

We booked a combined business and leisure trip to Cape Town to just relax and get a few meetings in as well. We were pleasantly surprised by the friendliness of the staff and management and also the cleanliness of the rooms. All snow white linen; excellent breakfasts that is served until a decent hour. Our wi-Fi in the room worked...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jaco1962
Orlando, Florida USA
Reviewed 10 April 2009

This is such a nice place with wonderful service. You can come and go as you please, the breakfasts are very good and the service is attentive, and the view of Table Mountain is awesome. There's a big swimming pool, with a sun deck and a hot tub and also a steam room. I was lucky to meet a couple...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank JDBMYKON
Boston
Reviewed 20 March 2009

Stayed here for 5 days (and also at 3 other guest houses in Cape Town) in Feb'09. It was my second visit here, and would return for sure. Pros: the house itself, sundeck and pool, nice mix of fellow travelers here, the beautiful location, the neighborhood and the location. Cons: None really to speak of -- this area is quite...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank bostonhj8

7 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (7)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Cape Town Central hotels
MannaBay
#2 of 106 in Cape Town Central
388 reviews
City Bowl
The Three Boutique Hotel
The Three Boutique Hotel
#16 of 106 in Cape Town Central
336 reviews
City Bowl
Atforest Guest House
Atforest Guest House
#109 of 164 in Cape Town Central
35 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
City Bowl
Redbourne Hilldrop Guesthouse
Redbourne Hilldrop Guesthouse
#41 of 164 in Cape Town Central
122 reviews
City Bowl
Floreal House
Floreal House
#69 of 164 in Cape Town Central
65 reviews
Rutland Lodge
#33 of 164 in Cape Town Central
195 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
Things to do
  • Pool
Internet
  • Free Internet

Additional Information about Amsterdam Guest House - City Bowl

Address: 19 Forest Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl , Oranjezicht
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Amsterdam Guest House - City Bowl Cape Town, South Africa
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Amsterdam Guest House - City Bowl staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Amsterdam Guest House - City Bowl staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“get the deluxe room and book ahead of time.”
 of 5 bubbles resakille, 2 Jan 2013 | Read review
“The Executive Suite has the best views by far!”
  • View from the bathroom
  • View from the room
 of 5 bubbles JohnofTaipei, 2 Aug 2011 | Read review
2 of 2