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“Location very good”
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Olaf's Guest House
Ranked #27 of 155 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
85 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Location very good”
Reviewed 21 November 2011

This guesthouse is very well located nearby the mainroad/weg, nearby the boulevard and walking distance (40 min) from Waterfront. The room we stayed in was okay and the staff was very pleasant and eager to assist. It was a great place to be!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Olafs2009, Guest Relations Manager at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this review, 29 November 2014
Thanks for helping with your good review, hope to see you at Olaf's Guesthouse again .

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Andover, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2011

We stayed here whilst visiting South Africa for a family wedding and I cannot think of a single negative thing about it. Raymond who owns and runs Olaf's was charming, attentive and made us feel totally at home whilst we stayed there for the 4 days in the run up to the wedding and found space for us to return afterwards as my husband had omitted to book those extra dates! The staff who fed us and cleaned the rooms were fabulous and made us very welcome. The rooms were very spacious and beautifully decorated, little touches like toiletries and a chocolate the bed were provided also there was fresh fruit available both in our room and downstairs in the main area. There is a laptop to keep up to date with the internet free of charge and they operate an honesty bar where you can help yourself to drinks, snacks etc and mark it against your room name for payment later, there is also an ice machine to keep you cool when the temperature rises :-) It is only a 5min taxi ride away from the V & A Waterfront where you will find loads of restaurants serving a wide variety of menu's. Do not leave .A. without taking a boat trip to see the sunset, it was an amazing experience and one I would highly recommend to everyone.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Sheron W
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Olafs2009, Guest Relations Manager at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this review, 29 November 2014
Dear Sheron,

Thanks for helping with your good review, hope to see you at Olaf's Guesthouse again.

Merry Christmas and Kind Regards
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2011

A brief stay in Cape Town that was made extremely pleasant by friendly staff in a comfortable guest house

  • Stayed October 2011
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Olafs2009, Guest Relations Manager at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this review, 29 November 2014
Hello !

Thank you for your great review about Olaf's guest house. We are glad that you had a wonderful relaxing stay with us. We try our best to keep all our guests happy.

Kind Regards
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Lusaka, Zambia
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Reviewed 10 July 2011

I stayed at Olaf's Guest House for 10 days in July 2011 with a friend. We shared a comfortably spacious room. I especially appreciated the attention to aesthetics in the decor. Olaf's has happy colors but is not too harsh. I LOVED the fireplace, which warmed me up on the cold days of my visit. I spent hours reading by that fireplace.

Raymond, the proprietor, helped us arrange transport and schedule outings. He is a good conversationalist and is usually on the spot with requests.

I am allergic to gluten and cane sugar, which makes it difficult for others to cook for me. The Olaf's staff took good care of me cooking things just as I asked, and taking extra precautions to ensure that my food did not bump into anything glutenful or sugared. Bravo! It's not an easy task!

Parking is free but on the street.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Stagiary
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Olafs2009, Guest Relations Manager at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this review, 29 November 2014
Thank you for your great review about Olaf's guest house. We are glad that you had a wonderful relaxing stay with us. We try our best to keep all our guests happy.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 16 May 2011

stayed there for 4 days lovely place & location breakfast was great thanks Raymond Jenny & Ben

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Olafs2009, Guest Relations Manager at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this review, 29 November 2014
Dear Jenny & Ben,

Thank you for your great review about Olaf's guest house. We are glad that you had a wonderful relaxing stay with us. We try our best to keep all our guests happy.

Kind Regards
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Additional Information about Olaf's Guest House

Property: Olaf's Guest House
Address: 24 Wisbeach Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 155 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,283 - ₹ 11,790
Hotel Class:4 star — Olaf's Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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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