Søvn Experience+Lifestyle

Søvn Experience+Lifestyle

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#1 of 5 small hotels in Camps Bay
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Søvn Experience+Lifestyle offers an elegant mix of Scandinavian minimalism and African living. We give our guests unique local insight in order to experience Cape Town at its best.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Minibar
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Great View
Languages Spoken
English

Location

27 Geneva Drive, Camps Bay 8005 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 79 out of 100
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Cape Town Intl Airport
20.2 km
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rcheet701536 wrote a review Feb 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a truly lovely couple Jo and Tom are! They are exceptional hosts who take time to ensure the tiny details are always perfect, which means we had a relaxing stay and never had to ask for anything as they had already thought of everything we would possibly need. They take time to chat to everyone and are very generous with their time. Jo is like Wonderwoman she somehow manages to bake delicious and healthy cakes every morning before breakfast and freshly made vitamin shots (the ginger was just what we needed), all fresh and different every morning. Really made our holiday, Masi and the whole team are great. Thanks to you all, Rick and Simon
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Sovn_CT, General Manager at Søvn Experience+Lifestyle
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Dear Rick & Simon, Thanks for the excellent review! Thanks for the compliments and we're looking forward to seeing you again next year:) Masi, Jo, Tom, Ivy, Vicky & Khaya
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Grant Mauldon wrote a review Mar 2020
Petersfield, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An incredible guest house, perfectly located a 10 min walk or 2 min drive to the beach, bars and restaurants of Camps Bay.
The staff are incredibly attentive to any need you have and really set this place apart from other guest houses. Freshly home made cakes and muffins with a morning breakfast to die for! Not feeling too hungry? It’s ok, they’ll let you take your muffin for later!
We didn’t have time but the in room spa treatments is also a big bonus at very reasonable prices.
Endless suggestions from all the guys really helped us to get the most out of our trip.
We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Sovn_CT, General Manager at Søvn Experience+Lifestyle
Responded 08 Mar 2020
Dear Grant & Sophie, Glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Thanks for the compliments on our homemade breakfasts inside tips. Hope to see you back here soon! Masi, Jo, Tom, Ivy, Vicky & Khaya
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laurdan wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom161 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first visit to South Africa and we had planned a great tour taking in all that SA had to offer, we arrived January at Sovn, Camps Bay and what a great choice it proved to be. It is a great location as it is easy to get to Cape Town V&A, Cape Peninsula, Constantia and Winelands.

From the moment we arrived Masi greeted us with a beaming smile and we knew this was going to be perfect. Sovn is tastefully designed and is kept immaculate. We choose the garden room and how delighted we were with our choice as it overlooked the garden area and had its own little walkway to the swimming pool. The proprietors Jo and Tom are so kind and friendly and genuinely want your time spent with them to be perfect, they go out of their way to sort anything out for you and Jo would give us a little special bag containing the most amazing baked cakes, muffins or pastries which we would enjoy with our morning coffee.

We were sad to leave them when the time came to go. But, all the recommendations they gave us for the rest of our trip proved excellent. Many thanks Jo for the recommendation to Babylostoren and Tokara.... we loved them both! And Masi for telling us about Codfather & Zenzero

Sovn set the bar very high for the rest of our trip and to be fair no other B&B that we stayed in along our route to Port Elizabeth compared to them. Would we return? In a heart beat because it was perfect xx
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We enjoyed the Garden Room
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Response from Sovn_CT, General Manager at Søvn Experience+Lifestyle
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Dear Ricky & Tracey, Thanks for the compliments on our rooms, staff and Jo's homemade breakfast:) Glad you enjoyed your time with us here in beautiful Camps Bay:) Masi, Jo, Tom, Ivy, Vicky & Khaya
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Janine D wrote a review Nov 2020
Cape Town, South Africa10 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hospitality from the moment you drive into the gate, the impeccable decor, spacious rooms, the view and sound of the ocean with table mountain towering over you makes this place something very special. Masi, Jo and Tom are the most wonderful hosts. And then there's the breakfast - the BEST you'll every experience!
I couldn't recommend this place more.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Sovn Experience, Owner at Søvn Experience+Lifestyle
Responded 04 May 2021
Dear Janine, Thanks for the excellent review:) Thanks for the compliments on the decor, views and hosts. We're looking forward to hosting you again:) Masi, Jo, Tom, Ivy, Vicky & Khaya
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Stuart wrote a review Jan 2020
13 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location, walking distance to town but away from the hussle and bussle. Host were amazing as was the room and all the little touches. You would be crazy to stay anywhere else..... Brakfast was unbelievable, homemade cakes each day, eggs to your liking and loads of fruit.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Sovn_CT, General Manager at Søvn Experience+Lifestyle
Responded 16 Jan 2020
Dear Stuart & Raminata, Thanks for the excellent review:) Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thanks for the compliment's on Jo's homemade delights. SUnny regards, Masi, Jo, Tom, Ivy, Vicky & Khaya
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Phumzile D wrote a review May 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want a trip to Cape Town with a full experience of luxury, comfort, style, and hosts with a personal touch and fully knowledgeable of the city and all its myriad of experiences, then Søvn is definitely the place to be. Run by a couple, Jo and Thom, the guest house is tastefully and stylishly decorated. The day starts with a gourmet breakfast prepared lovingly by Jo. If you’d like to relax, the large garden and pool is where you can be. If you’d like to tour the city - Jo and Thom can get you full information the best experiences in Cape Town and its hidden treasures. Relax in the evening with a sundowner with guesthouse’s full ocean views and watch the sunset. On some days you can spot whales playing in the Camps Bay ocean. A night out? Jo and Thom, again, got you. Spend the evening and fall asleep in bed in the comfort of your plush bed with linen so crisp, clean and soft, only the best dreams are possible. Cape Town at it’s best? This is it. I cannot recommend it enough. I left feeling rested, invigorated with hope that life during this pandemic can get better
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Sovn Experience, Owner at Søvn Experience+Lifestyle
Responded 04 May 2021
Dear Phumzile, Thanks for taking time to review your recent stay with us. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and we're looking forward to seeing you back here soonest. The Søvn team
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maguirsl wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay. Sovn has been tastefully designed and each room had unique character. The breakfast was delicious and varied each day. Jo even accommodated my gluten free diet with delightful homemade treats. The pool area was lovely and we spent time chilling and reading in this peaceful area. Both Tom, Jo and Masi helped with recommendations and advice for our stay. Would highly recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Sovn_CT, General Manager at Søvn Experience+Lifestyle
Responded 29 Jan 2020
Dear Susanne & Harry, Thanks for you great review:) Hope to see you back here in beautiful Camps Bay soon! Masi, Jo, Tom, Ivy, Vicky & Khaya
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Marillobabe wrote a review Nov 2023
Cheltenham, United Kingdom61 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Immaculate guest house with lovely big rooms and a very luxurious feel. The hosts were extremely friendly and welcoming and were happy to recommend restaurants/things to do. The breakfast was beautifully presented, of very high quality and the home baking was so good we got the recipe to bring home. Situated close to the centre of Camps Bay we happily walked there and back during the day and got a cab back in the evening. We were also able to securely park our hire car there later in the week when we collected it. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sovn Experience, Owner at Søvn Experience+Lifestyle
Responded 05 Dec 2023
Dear Marillobabe, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. It is much appreciated!It makes us so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you back in the near future. Best regards Søvn Team
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Tina S wrote a review Feb 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom32 contributions3 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
An amazing trip to a fabulous place to stay. Waking up every day to freshly baked goods ! Jo the owner is an amazing baker and host along with Tom and her staff . Everywhere is spotlessly clean and everything is ofthe highest standard
The decor is mind blowing ,tasteful and stunning
We loved it there and will definitely stay there next visit ( next year)
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sovn_CT, General Manager at Søvn Experience+Lifestyle
Responded 05 Mar 2020
Dear Tina & Simon, Thanks for the compliments on your recent stay with us. We're looking forward to seeing you again next year! Masi, Jo, Tom, Ivy, Vicky & Khaya
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Lucy20202020 wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Sovn in December 2019 and very much enjoyed the hotel and area of Camps Bay. The service is individual and Jo, Tom and Masi went at great length to make us all feel comfortable. Breakfast served is healthy and Jo's muffins were appreciated by the whole family. Jo and Masi recommended and booked several nice restaurants and activities in the area and in town. The hotel also has a convenient pool to cool down after a day of activities. We would return to Sovn during a next visit to Cape Town.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sovn_CT, General Manager at Søvn Experience+Lifestyle
Responded 16 Jan 2020
Dear Lucia & family, Thanks for the excellent review. Hope you had a fantastic time in Botswana! Masi, Jo, Tom, Ivy, Vicky & Khaya
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,731 - R 4,014 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownCamps Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Søvn Experience+Lifestyle
Which popular attractions are close to Søvn Experience+Lifestyle?
Nearby attractions include Camp's Bay Beach (0.6 km), Theatre on the Bay (0.7 km), and Maidens' Cove (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Søvn Experience+Lifestyle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Søvn Experience+Lifestyle?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Søvn Experience+Lifestyle?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Søvn Experience+Lifestyle?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Søvn Experience+Lifestyle?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bo-Vine Wine & Grill House, Mantra Cafe, and Codfather Seafood & Sushi.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Søvn Experience+Lifestyle?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Søvn Experience+Lifestyle located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Camps Bay.
Are there any historical sites close to Søvn Experience+Lifestyle?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iziko Slave Lodge (4.4 km), City Hall (3.8 km), and Iziko Bo Kaap Museum (4.4 km).
Does Søvn Experience+Lifestyle have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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