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An African Villa

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Vilassar de Mar, Spain
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Walking distance to downtown and kloof street but also well away of the noises. It's. a quiet neighbourhood. The hotel is a reformed villa, very well decorated and pleasant. The staff is nice and gave us tips for our days in cape town and its surroundings. The room was cool and spacious.

Thank WineJazzy
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were there for 5 nights in the beginning of January. We stayed in a nice room on the second floor with a view of Table mountain. Breakfast was very good. Location is perfect with lots of restaurants within 10-15 minutes walk. You can walk into town about 30 minutes. Every nights there is free sherry and porto. There is...

1Thank thebeach2004
dublin, ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tamberskloof a beautiful suburb, close to great restaurants and Table Mountain. superb breakfast, friendly and helpful staff.... Louis, Francois, Susan, Jimmy all helped us at one time or another.....

1Thank declanodonoghue
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

#1: it is like staying with my relatives, a home away from home. The library is warm hued and inviting! Kaylah 'a welcome and all very good and helpful #2: safe, quiet and quaint Neighbourhood. Slight slopes but turn it into a adv to work of holiday calories! We exercised couple of time times, walking around Tamboerskloof before dinner! #3:...

2Thank Claudia K
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were originally booked for another guesthouse which was overbooked. They referred us to this beautiful guesthouse and it was really very good. Warm welcome from the staff who showed us the area, helped us prepared breakfast (packed) when we needed to set off for an earlier itinerary. Not forgetting to say the room was huge and beautiful. Location was...

2Thank Susiesuky15
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 4 stayed here for 4 nights over Christmas holidays. We had 2 separate rooms. The rooms were nice, I did get a little frustrated with the lack of drawer space. They do have a wardrobe to hang clothes, but no drawers to put any folding clothes in, we just used the luggage stand and used our suitcases...

3Thank TessaDaum
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful stay. Warm welcoming and information from Keith. Lots of help. Beautiful rooms, superb breakfast and very good and central location. PS small pool, wouldnt swim there. But still a good area to rest. Quiet and delicat. Want to go back.

1Thank ChristinaPlatina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night at this place as someone recommended this place to us for its lovely interiors. We were truly inspired. What a lovely place. Our friends failed to tell us that the service and charm of this place was simple impeccable. Wish we had stayed longer. Breakfast was lovely and bountiful. Everything including the glass of sherry at...

2Thank Jasjhol
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We stayed 5 nights and thought it was lovely. Excellent breakfasts, beautiful room, friendly staff, especially Kaylah, who is a charming, helpful and gracious asset to this business. This place is beautifully appointed with art, and a gorgeous patio with pool. It's in a great area to stay in as it is up and away from the city center and...

3Thank onthewing
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Arrival: Keith and Cindy, owners of the hotel, assisted with arranging a taxi (driven by Bradley, a fantastic guy who was waiting at the airport for me with sign in hand; we talked a lot about South Africa, particularly Cape Town, from must see touristy sights to politics) to their hotel. Keith greeted me on arrival and informed us the...

4Thank KumarPatel4

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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: ₹ 8,398 - ₹ 10,924 (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
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#4 Best Value Hotel in Cape Town Central
#5 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#6 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#8 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#31 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
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“If you have the budget go for their platinum class rooms. They have a nice balcony with ample space in the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Susiesuky15, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The best rooms are obviously the ones with the Table Mountain facing balconies”
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 of 5 bubbles onthewing, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Choose the Golden Room, ground floor to have direct access to the pool area”
 of 5 bubbles luxe_mom, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you can get the rooms on the front with the balcony they were awesome!”
 of 5 bubbles DontWanToGoHome, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room B2 had a great view of Table mountain and a balcony that you can walk out on. There was another room that may have an even better view.”
 of 5 bubbles mgueret, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
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