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Paris, France
Reviewed 19 March 2016

I decided at the very last moment to go to Cape Town to spend two weeks of vacation. I checked on different internet sites but most hotels were full. I had heard about Cactus House last year during my first visit to Cape Town. I decided to try and send a message to the guesthouse to see if they have...

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molteno5, General Manager at Cactus House, responded to this review

Bruno, Thank you kindly for the lovely review and complement. We at Cactus House aim to improve in all aspects and reviews like this only but serves as great motivation to do better. It was more than a pleasure hosting you and we most certainly look forward to your soonest return. Be well and take care till next time. Best...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Wow. Let's cut to the chase: the owners of the hotel went into my room, packed up all my stuff, and then moved me into another room without my permission / knowledge / consent. He was then visibly upset (i.e. yelling at me) at me for not comparing the exact details of my room versus what I had booked (apparently...

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molteno5, Manager at Cactus House, responded to this review

Dear Daniel Firstly Allow me to personally thank you for your review and for staying with us at Cactus House. We the team at Cactus House take an interest in each and every guest that stays with us and aim is to please each individual according to their well being. It is our job to ensure that every patron at...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Great place just close to Table mountain, nice view. Nice breakfast and Nice BBQ prepared by Julian. Quite sure that will plan another trip there. very close to Table Mountain and you can easily to enjoy the view the Table mountain which is a very famour tourist point of CT.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2015

We felt relaxed and at home from the moment we arrived. The rooms are big and some have a stunning view of Table Mountain. Located within walking distance from a number of excellent restaurants, pubs and bars. Only a few minutes drive from downtown and the Waterfront. You'd be a fool to miss Julian's breakfast; the best way to start...

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3Thank Domenico C
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

Basic B&B, clean, comfortable. Location is okay, short walk to Kloof St, but not much in the immediate neighborhood. Innkeeper Julian is helpful and knowledgeable about Capetown fun. If you're lucky, he will put on a Braii. One night, we decided to stay in, all pitched in $ and cooked. Good folks, really a nice night. The boy can cook....

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Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Lovely place for couples or group of friends. Very friendly and helpful host, very comfortable rooms, nice facilities, Wi-Fi is available though not very strong. The place is within a walking distance from Long Street and Table Mountain. There's a small swimming pool in the backyard as well. Breakfast atmosphere is very cosy and engaging, where all gather around one...

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2Thank Minoglobin
Hong Kong
Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

I am the typical 5 start traveller. This was my first time experience in a guest house. I didn't know what to expect and oh boy how much I have enjoyed it. First of all the facility is conveniently located in Cape Town .. Next to an amazing park, with a wonderful view of Table Mountain. Simon (the owner) and...

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4Thank Max S
Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Very nice all male guest house in Cape Town. Friendly staff. Beautiful Victorian building. Nice atmosphere. Beds extremely comfortable and spacious. The room I stayed in was on the ground floor with access to the front garden. Made it nicer.

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3Thank BjornBirgir
Reviewed 17 March 2015

We stayed for 6 night at the Cactus House as an ending of our 3 week holiday in South-Africa. It's a very nice Old Victorian style house with high ceilings and wooden floors. First we had the downstairs bedroom with direct access to the pool, because of poor privacy (bathroom in hallway and next to pool) we moved upstairs to...

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3Thank TimEnBertinAfrika
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 8 March 2015

I stayed for one night only, but what a wonderful experience. Had an upstairs room with balcony and bathtub on the balcony. Nice views towards Table Mountain. Was checked in by Julian, a host par excellence. Albert, who made breakfast, was just as kind and efficient. The guesthouse is wonderful, good quality beds and linen, but what makes the stay...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are... ...an exclusively gay male guesthouse, the only one of its kind in central Cape Town. Since March 2000 Cactus House has a reputation for excellence and for going out of our way for every patron we host. Our aim is to make sure your stay with us is enjoyable, memorable and that every guest leaves our establishment happy. We are at the foot of Table Mountain otherwise proudly known as one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World. Cactus House is your home away from home. The Difference We believe that extra personal attention is important and is exactly what we provide. What better way to spend time in an establishment that has a unique personal ambiance meeting like-minded people whilst having great social interaction at our dinner parties and our South African style barbeques (braais) where you will enjoy good food, exquisite wine and just great company. At Cactus House we have developed many special relationships and continuously seek to improve our service and strive for excellence. We would be delighted to host you and have you experience just what it is that makes us different. The House This beautiful Victorian monument was built in the late 1800s and is designed and decorated with many original features. The House has five stylish en-suite bedrooms with large oversized showers, king sized beds in our Deluxe and Superior rooms and queen size in our standard room. We use only the best percale linen to ensure you get a comfortable good night's sleep. All rooms are equipped with tea & coffee stations, televisions, dvds, cooling fans, heaters and under sheet heating for winter. All rooms, except our Standard room have a balconies with daybeds or outdoor seating, breath-taking views of Table Mountain, Signal Hill and Lions head and our Deluxe room has direct access to our pool. ... more   less 

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Address: 4 Molteno Rd., Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Cactus House Cape Town, South Africa
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“The upstairs rooms at the front have a view of the Table Mountain range”
F57HIdaniell, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The front superior rooms tend to stay cooler during the day than the rooms on the back of the house.”
E4351CRkevinm, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Top floor facing Table Mountain”
Ockert2014, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had a front room on a balcony with great views of Table Top Mountain.”
RichandWoody, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 3 was amazing”
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brunocharrier, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
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