12 Hofmeyr

12 Hofmeyr

12 Hofmeyr Street Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
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#51 of 81 guest houses in Cape Town Central
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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In 12 Hofmeyr we have tried to capture in a guesthouse what you have said you desire and appreciate when you travel: comfort and intimacy, modern amenities, local design, a great neighbourhood in a central location and a curated experience. Our Victorian house has just undergone a major renovation and in doing so we have tried to conserve as many of the old existing Victorian features as possible, while throwing in a huge dose of funk, design and local flavour. The result is an unusual blend of old and new, of both form and function. We believe that 12 Hofmeyr offers you the opportunity to stay in Cape Town as a Capetonian and to have a unique local experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Massage
Street parking
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
BBQ facilities
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Bottled water
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Trendy
Languages Spoken
English, French, Afrikaans, Zulu

Location

12 Hofmeyr Street Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 79 out of 100
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MomOnTheGo88 wrote a review Apr 2017
Virginia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were in Cape Town for three nights as a group of six: my parents, my husband, our two kids (10 and 13), and myself.

12 Hofmeyr house is perfect for a family group such as ours. We each had our own rooms, but appreciated the common area as a place to relax, visit, and play games. My parents had a large suite with a king size bed and my husband and I were in a slightly smaller (but still plenty spacious) suite with a king bed. The kids each had their own rooms upstairs.

We were greeted us when we first arrived and given a thorough tour of the house and its amenities. Tabitha, the greeter, was subsequently available via phone to provide advice for our visit to Table Mountain.

Cheryl and Alex were great as our breakfast cooks and attendants. We enjoyed speaking with them about life in Cape Town and enjoyed our breakfast every morning.

The location is quite convenient, and we happily took advantage of the many restaurants on Kloof Street for our dinners!
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Date of stay: April 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from 12HManager, General Manager at 12 Hofmeyr
Responded 24 Apr 2017
Thank you Kelly for giving us this lovely feedback, and we are really glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you can visit us again soon. Warm regards, Tabitha & The 12 Hofmeyr Team
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sascha_rita wrote a review Jan 2017
Stäfa, Switzerland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
the perfect spot to stay in CT! Good location, close to very good restaurants and cafes. It is quiet and safe.
We loved the lovely decorated house and the white room very much!!! :) Tabitha is so friendly and helpful! She made us feel home away from home! Wonderful!
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Date of stay: December 2016
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
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from 12Hofmeyr, General Manager at 12 Hofmeyr
Responded 12 Jan 2017
Thank you so much Rita for your lovely review. We really enjoyed having you stay with us. :) Visit soon. Warm regards - Tabitha & The 12 Hofmeyr Team
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tanyafialkov wrote a review May 2015
Gauteng
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely stay and highly recommend 12 Hofmeyr.
The guesthouse is modern and chic, and the service warm and delightful.
Plus, you are a stroll away from the hustle and bustle of stunning coffee shops and restaurants, and tucked away just enough to escape it when you want to.
The decor is modern and every room has its own unique charm and personality.
We had a stunning time.
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Date of stay: May 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The "white room" is my favourite! Just beautiful and fresh, leaving you feeling fresh!
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Response from 12Hofmeyr, Owner at 12 Hofmeyr
Responded 30 May 2015
Dear Tanya, Thank you so much for your feedback! We also love that 12 Hofmeyr is near the 'action', but secluded and private at the same time. We share your sentiments about our White Room and are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in future. Take care, The 12 Hofmeyr Team
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Barbara wrote a review Aug 2018
Paternoster, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a good stay at this venue. It is centrally located and close to the good restaurants in Cape Town. The room was well equipped. If you have so mobility issues - do not book the rooms on the 1st floor - the spiral staircase may be problematic.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Response from 12HManager, Manager at 12 Hofmeyr
Responded 25 Apr 2019
Thank you so much for leaving this lovely review for us. And for noting that our spiral staircase, which albeit is unique, does not allow for mobility impaired access. Thank you again for your kind words, The 12 Hofmeyr Team
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N5982JDmikew wrote a review Nov 2017
Hermanus, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent two nights in this delightful place located in quiet tree lined street close to Cape Town City centre. Our room, The White Room, was spacious and very comfortable and we were made to feel so welcome.
Thank you Tabatha, Cheryl and Alex.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from 12HManager, Manager at 12 Hofmeyr
Responded 17 Nov 2017
Thank you so much for leaving us this lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Tabitha, Cheryl, and Alex
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Iss D wrote a review Feb 2017
Canterbury, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic location on minutes away from the vibey area of Kloof Steet. Great places for breakfast and the fantastic 'black sheep' restaurant 2 mins away from the property.

Tabitha was extremely welcoming and a lovely host with lots of knowledge if you are unsure about beaches to visit etc.

The room was very lovely with an extremely large bathroom and outside space.

Our only concerns which let the property down for us were the cost of our stay, the Internet didn't work whatsoever in our bedroom, the room didn't have much privacy and the shower had no pressure whatsoever.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tabitha G, Manager at 12 Hofmeyr
Responded 24 Feb 2017
Many thanks for leaving us such a constructive review. We appreciate the kind words, and will look into solving the water pressure problem, the internet issue and will endeavour to keep our rates as competitive as possible. Take care & warm regards, Tabitha & The 12 Hofmeyr Team
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Martin_Pieters wrote a review Oct 2016
Split, Croatia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed two day's in Hofmeyr 12 during our visit to Cape Town South Africa. We started and ended our trip with a day at the guest house. The place is nicely decorated and situated in a quiet neighbourhood near Table Mountain. We stayed in the white room on the first floor. The winding staircase can be a bit difficult if you travel with big heavy suitcases. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Warmly welcomed by Tabitha, at the first day of our vacation we arrive late in the evening so she bought some snack for us.

In the neighbourhood within 10 minutes walk you will find a supermarket and several nice restaurants for breakfast or dinner. At our last day in Cape Town we again stayed at Hofmeyr 12, the departure time of our flight was in the evening, a late check-out was no problem at all. Did I already mention the roof terrace and jacuzzi ;-) Thanks for the hospitality and help during our stay, Thessa & Martin
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Date of stay: October 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from 12Hofmeyr, Manager at 12 Hofmeyr
Responded 10 Oct 2016
Dear Thessa & Martin, Thank you kindly for your lovely review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again. Warm regards, The 12 Hofmeyr Team
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LondonAnnie41 wrote a review Jan 2016
london
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently stayed at 12 Hofmyer while visiting our family in Capetown. Everything was perfect from the response I received in booking and revising our reservation, to the room itself. We will be back
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Date of stay: January 2016
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
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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49matthewr wrote a review Jan 2016
Windhoek, Namibia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
stayed there for holiday and loved it. beautiful room and great staff. are only complaint was they only had space for two days so we had to move to another hotel. could have spent the entire holiday at hoymyer
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Date of stay: December 2015
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 as a couple
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Simon J wrote a review Nov 2015
London, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
12 Hofmeyr’s inconspicuous Victorian facade hides a private sanctuary of cool luxury.

Amy checked us in, gladly showing us around our home away from home. Every detail has been meticulously thought of, from the much needed wake up call (Nespresso machine with a complimentary cup on the house) right through to the first aid box for little accidents or big hangovers.

We booked the rustic Red Room, upstairs with private balcony, freestanding bathtub (there’s room for two) and rain shower. If a bubble bath isn’t to your taste… grab the bottled variety and head up to the roof top terrace.

The views from the roof are stunning, with Table Mountain your only company while unwinding in the jacuzzi.

Breakfast is available at an extra charge and you can choose when it is served: give Cheryl twenty minutes or so and you’ll be rewarded with fresh fruit salad, homemade organic muesli & yoghurt parfait - throw in a couple of eggs and croissants and toast and you’re set. Breakfast is either continental or a hot version: just ask in advance!

Being a same-sex couple, we felt completely at home and welcomed, something high on our holiday agenda. There are plenty of places to relax, my favourite spot was found on the patio surrounded by trees.

Location: You get the best of both worlds, a short walk to the popular Kloof Street, leading on to Long - lined with coffee shops, great eats and boutique stores. Table Mountain, Camps Bay and the V&A Waterfront are all 10 minutes by Uber.

Tip: Stock up on your favourite Nespresso Grand Cru at the V&A Waterfront. Get to know your hosts, they’ve got the keys to great places to eat - when you can tear yourself away from the house and private chef. We’ve fallen in love.
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Date of stay: November 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from 12Hofmeyr, Manager at 12 Hofmeyr
Responded 14 Dec 2015
Dear AmazingExpress! Wow!!! Thank you.. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. It is wonderful to hear that you appreciated this space that has been carefully curated to offer something a little different and quite special. Until next time ;)
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tanyafialkov wrote a tip May 2015
Gauteng1 contribution2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The "white room" is my favourite! Just beautiful and fresh, leaving you feeling fresh! "
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Frequently Asked Questions about 12 Hofmeyr
Which popular attractions are close to 12 Hofmeyr?
Nearby attractions include Vortex Shisha (0.3 km), The Cape Town Opera Company (0.1 km), and Comedy on Kloof (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at 12 Hofmeyr?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at 12 Hofmeyr?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at 12 Hofmeyr?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 12 Hofmeyr?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Black Sheep Restaurant, Liquorice and Lime, and Rick's Cafe Americain.
Are there opportunities to exercise at 12 Hofmeyr?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does 12 Hofmeyr have airport transportation?
Yes, 12 Hofmeyr offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at 12 Hofmeyr?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Are there any historical sites close to 12 Hofmeyr?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iziko Slave Lodge (1.6 km), City Hall (1.1 km), and Iziko Bo Kaap Museum (1.7 km).
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