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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really like Hout Bay. And Hout Bay Hideaway was the perfect place to experience it. The girl on the plane told me it "wasn't as chi-chi" as the rest of the peninsula. I guess what she meant was that it doesn't try too hard, doesn't try to be something it isn't - is comfortable in its own skin. That...

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Martin C, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and lovely review. We're so pleased you chose to stay with us in Hout Bay for your first trip to SA and hopefully it won't be your last.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

South Africa, we find, often sets the gold standard in guest house excellence. It is rare that we have had cause to complain about our experiences in the Cape. This one exceeded expectations, which is a challenge when you are hardened travellers with many comparables to look to. This guest house just does it all well, seamlessly, without fuss and...

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Martin C, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you for your very, very kind words, it really was our pleasure having you stay with us. Enjoy the rest of your time in SA, good luck with your new venture and we hope to welcome you back to The Hideaway on one of regular trips to Cape Town.

Scotland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fabulous place to spend our time in Cape Town. Martin and Sue gave us a lovely welcome and could not do enough for us. Their gardens are lovely and peaceful and a perfect place to relax and catch your breath. The room we stayed in had a spectacular view over Hout Bay and we breakfasted on the patio...

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Martin C, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you, it's always good to get a good review and it's extra special when it comes from a traveler your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Hideaway and Cape Town.

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic place to stay - a home that feels like a home but all the touches of a 5* hotel. My room was beautifully clean, equipped & styled. The breakfast was delicious with some of the best home pastries I've ever tasted. But most remarkable was Martin & Sue who went out of their way to look...

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Martin C, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words. We hope all is well and it would be lovely to see you again some time in the future.

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cannot recommend Hout Bay Hideaway highly enough. Accommodation, service, food and views - 5 star all the way. Sue and Martin are the perfect hosts making you feel at home from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave.

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Martin C, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely review and we're really pleased you enjoyed your first visit to Cape Town and your time at The Hideaway. Hopefully it won't be your last visit.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Martin and Sue were such welcoming hosts! Their home is beautiful, welcoming, and very comfortable. The rooms were exceptionally well-appointed. Every item one could want is ready, at hand. We arrived in the evening to a complementary bottle of wine as well as tea and coffee-makings. Nothing prepared me for the beautiful view from our balcony....and soon a delicious breakfast...

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Martin C, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit and catching up with your relatives. You'll be pleased to know that the hiccup with the internet connection has been resolved and everything is now working as it should.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a fantastic place to stay. The location is great. It's only 5-10 minutes walk to the beach and restaurants. The rooms are spacious and charming, Sue and Martin were superb hosts. If you are looking for a place to relax, this is a place to stay. We stayed for 7 nights, and definitely exceeded our expectation. We will...

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Martin C, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words, it really was our pleasure having you stay with us and we are so pleased you enjoyed your time in SA after all your planning.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2017

My wife and 20 month old stayed at the Hout Bay Hideaway after a few days of travelling around South Africa and it was everything we hoped it would be and more! British couple Sue & Martin are LOVELY and wonderful hosts. We were really sad to have to say goodbye! This really felt like a proper retreat and uber-relaxing...

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Martin C, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

It really was our pleasure having you and your family stay with us. It was great that you enjoyed Hout Bay and that you also managed to spend some relaxation time at The Hideaway. Until next time ........

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The Hout Bay Hideaway is a very special place to stay. The breakfasts are tasty and beautifully presented and the rooms are large, beautifully and stylishly furnished and immaculately clean. Sue and Martin, the owners are extremely helpful and have enormous information where to visit and where to eat. Nothing is too much trouble to them and they are always...

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Martin C, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

It was great having you stay and thank you very much for your kind words.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We had a fabulous stay at this lovely Hideaway, Sue and Martin were fantastic, laid back hosts and could not do enough for us. Our room and view was superb and breakfast on our own private terrace every morning was special.Our first visit but certainly not our last. The rooms were beautifully furnished with great facilities. Neale & Nicki

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Martin C, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

We're so pleased you enjoyed your time at The Hideaway and your first visit to Cape Town. it was great having you stay.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hout Bay Hideaway is a peaceful luxurious Guest House overlooking the ocean, mountains and beach of Hout Bay, accommodating a maximum of 9 guests in 4 beautifully furnished rooms. Only a few minutes walk to the restaurants and beach and only a 20 minutes easy drive from the center of Cape Town. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Hout Bay Hideaway

Address: 37 Skaife Street, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Price Range: RM495 - RM665 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“We loved the upstairs room at the back which overlooks the garden and pool.”
 of 5 bubbles CharlesH271, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the Bay View Suite which was perfect”
 of 5 bubbles Gill411, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The BayView Suite”
 of 5 bubbles nickirichards2017, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The whohle package is beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles saendi_meier, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“You will not be disappointed with any of the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles angieManchester, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
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