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Atforest Guest House

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Atforest is a 3 star b&b in Cape Town under Table Mountain. We are near restaurants, a bus service (around the corner), and all the beaches and other attractions.
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This guesthouse was comfortable & the team very friendly & helpful. It is very near to road networks so easy to get around by car. Could do with a bit of modernisation but would not put me off staying here. Really enjoyed our stay.
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Let me start this review off by stating two facts. One, I have no desire to be treated any differently than anyone else and secondly I have never, in all my years of travelling on the road ever found it necessary to vacate an accommodation establishment for any reason what's
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Response from PietCapeTown, Owner at Atforest Guest House
Responded 26 May 2017
Alan is also in the hospitality industry and seems to think he should get a better deal than other guests paying the same. He is also not shy to twist facts in his favour, making out that the room he was allocated was on a different level, which is not true. His room was part of the house. That room is pictured on the first page of our homepage and over the past ten years we have been operating Atforest Guest House, most visitors loved it and even specify the room, although smaller than the others, when booking again, as you have a view of the cable car going up Table Mountain and can relax next to the pool. The room has four glass piano doors opening towards the pool and a double door on the one side opening towards the steps on the side. He received keys for both sets of doors. His complaint that it is unsafe, is unfounded and enough fresh air can enter the room through the bathroom window and the two small windows. The room has wood panelling on three sides adding to its charm. Also the ceiling is wood, giving a room with so much glass, a warm feeling. The stone floor has electric heating and if you are cold or hot, you can use the air conditioner. I do not know of another 3 star establishment offering all that, and at the lowest price in Oranjezicht, a very popular destination, close to the city and yet in a quiet, upmarket neighbourhood. Admittedly, the bathroom is narrow (about 1mx3m), but adequate for one person to move around. Also, the room has just enough space for two extra long hotel beds and pedestals and two chairs and a desk. I do not think it fair I return Alan's money as he requested, because after arriving the first night after 11 o'clock, he gave our manageress a hard time, as he aggressively insisted she finds him a bigger room, which she could not as the house was fully booked. The next day she found him alternative accommodation. I would have told him to do it himself. Furthermore, when checking out after that one night, he dangled the keys in front of her and refused to return them, so she could not re-let the room. He did return the keys and remote for the gate 5 days later. This rudeness is reflected in what his own clients said about him in a Tripadvisor review: “Alan is a very unhelpful rude man so beware!” Our manageress, who is a very helpful and friendly person, said: What I could not and still can’t understand, is the anger he had in him."
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This is a nice b and b in Cape Town, but it is a bit quirky. Room is fine (a bit old-fashioned), shower room did not look great, but the water pressure was good and strong and it was clean. Pool in garden, was a strange shade of green but it was pleasant sitting there for a
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Response from PietCapeTown, Owner at Atforest Guest House
Responded 24 Mar 2017
Dear Michele, Sorry to read about the pool, air conditioner and shower room. The problems will be investigated, but the old fashionedness you might have seen on photos before you booked! We are just old fashioned! The house is 110 years old and I, myself, am not far behind. Kind regards and please try us again. Piet
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Rooms are very old and shabby. Bathroom is very cramped, the shower is full of black mold. Disgusting! Breakfast is lower average The wind is blowing through the closed windows. It is a cheap guest house, but for the offered performance nevertheless too expensive
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Atforest is clean, safe and has easy access to Cape Town. Lance and Mama (as I referred to her the helper and cleaner) are very friendly and helpful in helping you to find your way around on your own and attending to queries.The breakfast is eatable, but lacking Inspiration and
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View from the front of the Guest House
Das Bad
Das Bild überm Bett ist Geschmacksache
Die Dusche :-o
Die Dusche war zumindest groß
"If you have to stay at Atforest get one of the front rooms"
"Rear rooms have view of Table Mountain and there is a sofa on the verandah at the front."
"Ask for the room with the beautifully remodeled bathroom with slate floor and shower."
"We had a room next to the pool and we enjoyed that very much."
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownCape Town CentralOranjezichtCity Bowl
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