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Ada, Michigan
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I highly recommend Olaf's. Great location, great facility, great breakfast, great service. The staff was helpful with several requests (getting transportation to the airport, finding a doctor, booking an excursion or two, etc.) and Sea Point is a great place to stay.

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Olafs2009, Front Office Manager at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Andrew, Thank you very much for the wonderful review, we are pleased that you have enjoyed your stay at our homely guest house. We look forward to having you here with us once again. Kind Regards from warm Cape Town. The Olaf's Team

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Excellent quality accommodation and services. The rooms are large and comfortable, and provided with everything one needs. The staff are helpful and kind, and make you feel very welcome. The location is lovely, just round the corner from the sea and the walk along Sea Point. There is also a stop for the citysightseeing tour bus nearby, which is the...

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Olafs2009, Front Office Manager at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Fjamesa, Thank you for your lovely review. We happy to hear you have lovely stay with us. Hope to see you soon for your next visit :) Olafs Stuff/ Cindy

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 7 September 2016

If you're looking for a comfortable B&B to stay at, well equipped, with efficient staff and very good value-for-money, then this is one of the best, if not the best, in the Sea Point area. It as also situated close to the Sea Point Promenade, shops and restaurants.

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Olafs2009, Front Office Manager at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Trevor, Thank you for nice review, we happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Hoping to see you again in future. Olafs staff/Cindy

Abergavenny, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2016

A warm welcome, even late at night, by arrangement. A friendly atmosphere enhanced by knowledgeable local staff. Excellent breakfast and a comfortable room. A small oasis of old style amongst the new buildings.

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Olafs2009, Front Office Manager at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Jane, Thank you for your lovely review :) Hope to see you again for next visit. Olafs Staff/Cindy

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The room was old and tiny, overpriced. We were charged extra after a mistake, but the owner pushed his staff forward and was not available. Even no phonecall after I left my number. Overall the room is overpriced compared to other places in CT. Lack of service killed it totally. It is a noizy place, construction was going on in...

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Olafs2009, Front Office Manager at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Terry, Thank you for your honest review. I believe you booked for one single person but you came with your partner as we charge different prices for double and single rooms. Maybe we had a misunderstanding which we truly apologize for that. We promise to improve our services in a good acceptable manner. Hope to see you again in...

Essen, Germany
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We (young couple) stayed at Olafs Guesthouse for 3 night. Two friends recommended us to stay there (they were there one year before). Very familiar atmosphere, nice breakfast, close to waterfront, safe location, just perfect for a short stay in Cape Town!

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Olafs2009, Front Office Manager at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Nico, Thank you for your lovely review :) Looking forward to see you again in future. Kind regards Cindy

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

As other reviews have mentioned, you'll struggle to find anything wrong with this place. The price, cleanliness, and great accommodations make this well worth the value. The staff is incredibly helpful making it an even more pleasant stay.

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Olafs2009, General Manager at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Jim J, Thank you for your nice review, we happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Looking forwards to see you again in future. Kind redards Front office/Olafs staff

Nairobi
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Great comfortable and clean rooms, Excellent service, superb breakfast, very freindly and helpful staff and management. Felt like a home away from home in the very welcoming and relaxing environment. Perfect locaction also for visiting Cape Town.

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Hello Christina, Thank you for your lovely review. Looking forward to see you for next visit :) Cindy/Olafs staff

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Not much to say. You will really struggle to find anything annoying (I didn't). Really feeling like I was living in a villa with personal service personnel. That says it all. Amazing place, like a small oasis in Cape Town :) I recommend it 100%, and personally I would look for an alternative only if it is fully booked.

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Hello Sotiris, Thank you for the lovely review, we are very pleased that you have enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you with us once again in the near future. Kind Regards Olaf's Guest House

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 13 June 2016

I stayed for one week in Olaf's Guesthouse. I enjoyed every day, the clean and quiet room, the breakfast, the daily newspapers, and last but not least the hospitality and kindness of Raymond and his lady staff. The guesthouse is just a short walk away from the Sea Point promenade and from Sea Point's main road.

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Hello 626ernad, Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to see you again :) Kind regards Cindy

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Olaf’s Guest House is easy to find. Our guest house is conveniently situated on Cape Town's Atlantic Seaboard, right below Signal Hill, between Beach Rd. and Main Rd. in Sea Point. Olaf’s was built back in 1937, which helps to explain our design, spacious interiors, high ceilings and wooden/tiled floors. And has more recently been renovated and enhanced with touches of up-market African style and charm. We’re just a stone’s throw away from the city center of Cape Town. As well as the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town’s shopping Mecca. ... more   less 

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Address: 24 Wisbeach Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: RM478 - RM715 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Olaf's Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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