40 Winks Guest House

40 Winks Guest House

2 Ravenscraig Road Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005 South Africa
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Sparkling Swimming Pool
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#71 of 81 guest houses in Cape Town Central
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
TGCSA 4-Star accommodation, built on old-fashioned ideals, modern-age comforts, quality service, affordable luxury accommodation, delicious breakfast buffet. Need a place to stay two minutes walk from Green Point Stadium... or maybe during Argus Cycle Tour and Two Oceans....or perhaps just a long holiday near the sea, large shopping complexes and Cape Town's major attractions......then 40 Winks Guesthouse is perfect for you.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Tennis court offsite
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Walking tours
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, German, Xhosa

Location

2 Ravenscraig Road Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 71 out of 100
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Cape Town Intl Airport
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Stunningchick69 wrote a review Nov 2020
Mzuzu, Malawi66 contributions49 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Whilst the place creates an overall interesting feeling due to the decor, which the owner collected all over the world from various travels, the emphasis should be on service. This is however not the case. Nobody is available after hours. Fridge did not work. No hot water, arguing about the fact that there is hot water whilst not there to check, only to admit on day of checkout that the switch tripped. Highly frustrating.
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Date of stay: October 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Green Point, Agency / Consultant at 40 Winks Guest House
Responded 17 Aug 2021
We thank you for bringing this to our attention and had been addressed with our maintenance team, Thank you for staying with us.
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Haefnerfamily6 wrote a review Jan 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely rooms with nice decor. However our stay was not as advertised. Bell at front gate does not ring and eventually on arrival we had to call the reception who didn’t answer for 20 minutes. Very annoying. No offer to help with luggage to room. Breakfast was terrible. Hardly anything to eat and staff constantly running to the shops to buy eggs or replace rotten onions.when breakfast did arrive it was slapped on a plate and cold. We eventually gave up on breakfast and went to the gorgeous coffee shop on the corner. Pool freezing cold and very murky and dirty with nowhere to sit comfortably in the sun so we couldn’t use it. No cushions put out on chairs and chairs broken. They only cleaned up after a few days when a few more guests arrived. Garden tools left lying around everywhere. The unit ran out of electricity 2x when and we had to call someone to buy more. No soap or complimentary shampoo etc in bathrooms. No milk in fridge for coffee, no bottled water. Not surprising that this guest house had plenty of accommodation available in December holidays. Such potential but sadly lacking and certainly not a 4*.
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Date of stay: December 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Climber59419663112 wrote a review Apr 2023
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The first room we got was smelly and very small and poor. Hence we offered to upgrade and pay more for a slightly bigger room but the same bad condition.
Sometimes there is no electricity in the morning, no Wi-Fi, no breakfast even though we paid for it.
We didn't feel like they cared if we were happy or not.
I do not recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Better to find other places with good review...
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Roger S wrote a review Jun 2021
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates4 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I booking a room last minute at 40 Winks Guesthouse in Greenpoint, Cape Town on bookings.com
I was greeted by a lovely Sipho, who put me in touch with James, the manager, who informed me he was not happy with the rate I paid for his room on Bookings.com.

After trying to convince me that I could pay him for the shortfall, i became suspicious of him.
After hours of a trying to reason, and battling to communicate with Bookings.com,
I was refused a room, unless I paid the difference, I was forced to leave, and find an alternative Hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Green Point, Agency / Consultant at 40 Winks Guest House
Responded 17 Aug 2021
Thank you for booking with us here at our guest house, this had been addressed with management and surely shall not happen again in the near future.
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Esme C wrote a review Nov 2023
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Only one Aircond in the lounge to be shared with 3 rooms it was so hot I can’t sleep every night. No conditioners and not enough soap. The bottom of my bed the metal bit was coming off and could’ve cut into my leg . My room os like sauna
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Everson c wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived on the 19th Jan to a party at the lodge.
We were checked in ok, then headed to our room the whole passage smelt of smoking, when the got the room we got a shock.

Someone had been lying on the bed and had been smoking.
the bathroom sink was dirty as well as the sheets.

we opted to check out, we couldn't find anyone , the gate keeper didn't speak English.
in total we spent 30mins and booked elsewhere.
our agent contacted the owner on numerous occasions until she blandly accused us of lying and was no longer interested in talking to any of us.

So basically, Karen scored 3 nights fees without delivering any service.
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Date of stay: January 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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infoM1155RO wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Spacious room and bathroom.
Linen (bedding and bathroom) old and dated.
Linen on bed not clean.
Room (floors) dusty.
Location fantastic - close to wonderful restaurants and waterfront / sports grounds.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from 40WinksGreenPoint, Guest Relations Manager at 40 Winks Guest House
Responded 17 Mar 2020
It's great to hear that you found our location to be great, we will surely look into your query. Thank you for staying with us.
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mstjer990876 wrote a review Dec 2021
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Frendly host and good service mindes staf. The gusethluse fler like comming home. Nice and Quist. Small pool and garden outside. Safe place. Walking distans to waterfront and to the beach. Taxi for 50 rand.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: November 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Derek O wrote a review Aug 2016
Tralee, Ireland300 contributions61 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the first bad review ive submitted to trip advisor. This place has a great location and nice staff but definitely not worth staying here. The owner is not a nice person! We booked three rooms for five nights and when we checked out we found out every taxi call from reception cost money. The worst of all they told us they had no storage room to hold our luggage while we waited around town till it was time to go to the airport (3hours wait). The owner told us we would have to pay 900 rand for the few hours as they would have to be stored in a bedroom. We complained and eventually it was cut to 450 rand. We had no choice but to pay as lugging around our big suitcases was not an option. However when we paid the money the owner told her staff to put our bags in the STORAGE ROOM! So they did have a storage all along. Bad end to a wonderful trip in South Africa and I would definitely not recommend the 40 winks. We left Cape Town in bad form and the reason was that rude owner and her greedy nature!!
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from 40WinksGreenPoint, Owner at 40 Winks Guest House
Responded 13 Jan 2019
We do not have our own shuttle service therefore all calls to book a taxi is charged for. You have been advised to book a room for another day due to your flight being so late at night which you refused, we find your review to be untruthful however we thank you for staying with us.
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Brighton9 wrote a review Nov 2007
East Sussex, United Kingdom418 contributions427 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 3 nights in November in room 18 at the front of the building. Although described as a guest house I would call it a motel – there are around 20 rooms and for a city centre location plenty of secure parking spaces. 40 Winks is in the Greenpoint area about a 20-minute walk from the Waterfront. The room was pleasant with AC, mini bar, a large balcony, decent bathroom, hairdryer and good-sized double bed. Breakfast is a pretty basic no-frills buffet. There is a small pool and lounger area. Reception is not manned 24 hours so don’t forget the access code to open the main doors! I recommend the nearby Marine Taxis who were very prompt. The slightly eccentric receptionist was very helpful. Overall a reasonable choice.
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Date of stay: November 2007
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Climber59419663112 wrote a tip Apr 2023
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Better to find other places with good review..."
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yolandajo2019 wrote a tip Sept 2019
Porterville, South Africa3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for room on ground floor as stairs are steep."
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bobdtravel wrote a tip Jan 2019
Norwalk Ct28 contributions25 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"look for ground floor"
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Marjolijn v wrote a tip Nov 2017
Oss, The Netherlands23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"choose the one with the private balcony."
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travelspecialist69 wrote a tip Dec 2016
Dubai, United Arab Emirates68 contributions45 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"suggest garden view 1st floor"
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40 WINKS GUEST HOUSE - Guesthouse Reviews (Cape Town Central, South Africa)

Frequently Asked Questions about 40 Winks Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to 40 Winks Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Lion's Head (1.0 km), Greenpoint Park and Biodiversity Garden (0.3 km), and Signal Hill (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at 40 Winks Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at 40 Winks Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at 40 Winks Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at 40 Winks Guest House?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 40 Winks Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Giovanni's, The Hussar Grill - Mouille Point, and El Burro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at 40 Winks Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does 40 Winks Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, 40 Winks Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at 40 Winks Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to 40 Winks Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iziko Slave Lodge (2.4 km), City Hall (3.2 km), and Iziko Bo Kaap Museum (1.8 km).
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