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Sunbird Mountain Lodge and Retreat

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West London
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Having stayed at Sunbird Retreat regularly over the last ten years, very sad to discover that Ken and Sharon have decided, after 19 years , to call it a day. We've loved every minute of our stays there. A fantastic location with an isolated garden and pool you could just lie there and enjoy nature at it's best. What better...

Chelles, France
Reviewed 24 August 2016

As we came in august it was winter time and I think that the rooms were a bit cold. Beds were not equiped with electric blanquets as described and we didn't had a hairdryer either, we had to ask for and second night was better. Breakfasts were just as "at home", this was really a pleasure ! Thank you again...

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Reviewed 17 June 2016

Had a disgraceful stay due to an interaction with the male owner. He was extremely unfriendly and rude. Beautiful setting but completely ruined by the owner of this lodge. Absolutely shameful! Do not recommend to anyone.

Thank Jodi-Lee M
Pinetown, South Africa
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Very comfortable accommodation. On the foot of the mountain in amongst the trees has a swimming pool which would be very nice in the summer. Kitchen was well equipped but note no restaurants in the close vicinity if you do not want self catering. Note all units are in one building.

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Cape Town
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Nice rooms and breakfast was huge . We enjoyed our stay very much it was so Peaceful and relaxing . Surrounded by the forest one forget you are near town .. everything was neat and clean and our room had large bathroom with everything you need. We will recommend Sunbird Mountain Lodge and Retreat to anyone.

Thank goggas
Reviewed 21 March 2016

This is an excellent place to stay if you are visiting Cape Town and the surrounding area. We stayed there for four nights at the end of February with our 1 year old daughter. We went for the self catering option and stayed in the zebra unit which was well kitted out and had an outside area to sit. The...

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Amersham, Bucks
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Having read previous recent reviews, I don't think they always accurately give the flavour of this B and B. I had been recommended Sunbird by a friend who had visited about 20 years ago so enquired a few months ago but unfortunately I forgot to confirm the self catering option with Sharon. Fortunately, with just a week to go, Sharon...

Thank JanehAmersham
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Sunbird Mountain Retreat in Hout Bay is absolutely gorgeous. Surrounded by forest and mountains you almost forget it’s just nearby the big city of Cape Town. A perfect place to relax and discover the area with plenty to do. Ken and Sharon, the owners were a big help with arranging our airport pickup, rental car and recovering and returning our...

Thank FamEmb
Droitwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Our visit to South Africa was to watch the cricket and then to enjoy the sun and holiday. We had stayed at the retreat 6 years ago and decided to return there. We were welcomed by Ken who was a mine of knowledge and advise. Our room was a spacious twin room with an additional sitting area with large windows...

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Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Placed in beautiful surroundings. The owner Ken is a true gentleman and cannot do more to help you, from serving up cracking breakfasts to offering good advice on day trips. Hout Bay is only a 10 minute or so drive away. There are plenty of bars and restaurants I recommend Spiros.

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  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Sunbird Mountain Lodge and Retreat

Address: Boskykloof Road | Longkloof, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Price Range: ₹ 4,281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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Sunbird Mountain Lodge And Retreat Hout Bay, Cape Town
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“Only tip I can give now is good luck finding somewhere to match this.”
TW15EXILE, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are of a high standard, no issues with any”
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“It is important to realize that this lovely place is not in Cape Town proper but about 25 minutes away.It is an idyllic setting.”
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