Hout & About Guest House

Hout & About Guest House

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5.0
#1 of 6 limited service properties in Hout Bay
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
Hout & About Guest House is a lovely guesthouse in Hout Bay and is ideally situated for visitors looking to explore Cape Town. The guesthouse offers guests a choice of 8 individually decorated rooms that can accommodate between 2 to 4 people. The rooms are furnished with an extra length, king-size or queen-size bed, and has an en-suite bathroom with a shower.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Wifi
Pool with view
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Canoeing
Hiking
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Bicycle tours
Fishing
Walking tours
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Laundry service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Landmark 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 Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English

Location

19 Pondicherry Avenue, Hout Bay 7806 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 65 out of 100
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Cape Town Intl Airport
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Robz wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 2 nights and Thomas & Alice are great hosts. The rooms felt like we were staying in a hotel, the view was amazing & the beautiful pool area was an added bonus for the time we spent relaxing. The light & space in the kitchen/ breakfast area is really such a beautiful space to start your morning in.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms 1 & 2 are furthest away from the common area & pool if you want privacy.
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srouse740171 wrote a review Feb 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Hout and About. The ocean and mountain views were stunning and being able to sit outside, enjoy these views with the most amazing breakfasts cooked up by the delightful Fanny was just the best start to my day. A very pleasant Monty was always available to make my stay comfortable and Thomas and Alice are wonderful hosts in this very tastefully decorated guest house.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 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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Deb O wrote a review Feb 2020
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hout & About is a great place to stay if you want easy access to the port, beach and town. Hosted by a lovely couple, Thomas and Alice the accommodation has everything you need. The rooms are all beautifully presented, the communal living space is large and welcoming, the views at breakfast are fabulous. Thomas is the chef and there are different specials every morning, all were excellent.
There’s a small pool area, and most of the rooms are situated at the rear of the property, near the pool. Rooms 1 and 2 are at the front of the house, we stayed in room 2 which had a great view to the mountains opposite.
The guesthouse provides, everything you need, tea/coffee in your room, hairdryer, safe, pool towels, parking, honesty bar and a very relaxing vibe.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return, thank you Alice, Thomas and your team.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms 1and 2 are at the front of the property, other rooms are at the back and are closer...
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AndyStovold wrote a review Jan 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A thoroughly enjoyable stay in a modern open plan accommodation and an exceptional location for seeing Cape Town and the wonderful Western Province. Alice and Thomas were most accommodating and great company, as well as providing excellent and varied breakfasts cooked by Thomas. They were not only concerned with making our stay comfortable, but also interested in our daily plans and giving us advice and suggestions.
Alice and Thomas are also supported by excellent staff and the rooms are spacious and kept immaculately clean. There is off road parking. There are great views from the open plan lounge area and balcony of Hout Bay, the harbour and across the bay to Chapmans Peak Drive. An idea location for a wonderful stay in the Cape, especially if you are looking for a quieter and authentic location. We will be back!!!
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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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leoniestorm92 wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hout en About Guesthouse is an awesome place to stay. We really enjoyed our stay. 1 of the owners knows exactly how to make a perfect breakfast. You can eat you breakfast with the most beautiful view over the sea and Houtbaai, The owners are also very helpful and gave excellent tips about what to do and where to eat each day. We really recommend this place and hope to come here again when we will hopefully visit SA again.
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Date of stay: March 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Anda A wrote a review Feb 2020
Slovenia
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in Hout & About guest house for 5 nights, and I can only say I wish we could have stayed there longer. The place is fantastic, everything was perfect (you can find detailed description in my blog, link in my profile and search for "hout & about"), the rooms are spacious and clean, everything seems brand new and really stylish. Like other guests already wrote, Thomas and Alice know how to do their business. Don't miss the breakfast, which comes with A VIEW, and talk to the owners if you need any tips about the location and Cape Town in general. I would go back in a second!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: King Room with Ocean and Mountains view is fantastic
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JduPlessisNAM wrote a review Apr 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was clean and the bed was very spacious and comfortable, it was cleaned every morning during our stay. The view from the eating area is breathtaking and the cozy fire in the morning creates a warm ambiance. Breakfast feels very special and is custom made for us every morning. The hosts are very helpful with hints and suggestions on what to do for the day and local hiking trails and eating out at the local restaurants. We easily got an Uber in and out of the location, sometimes having to upgrade to UberX, but not a hassle. We will definitely stay here again.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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tnciwe657282 wrote a review Apr 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything was perfect, even better than the pics. The establishment is located in a quiet area, but very convenient with shops and restaurants near by.

The breakfast was delicious and served in a dining area with a breathtaking view of the ocean.

The welcome and communication was also really really good, very thoughtful hosts!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: March 2022
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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gillibeeni wrote a review Nov 2021
Cape Town, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My first disapointment was the fact that the TV only allowed Netflixs or uTube and no DSTV was available. Secondly the kettle never worked and I know we could have used the kitchen I would prefer to make in the room. Thirdly I understand the need to go green but using solar only to heat water for many rooms will never be enough so also was unable to have a warm shower in the morning, I do not find this acceptable in 2021, use solar but have a back up please. in Favour the room was spacious and the bed ver comfortable.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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ssingh482269 wrote a review Mar 2022
Dorking, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed for 5 nights and had a wonderful stay! The staff were friendly and welcoming throughout my stay. My room was comfortable with a queen size bed and had tea/coffee facilities. The breakfast was a highlight - good fruit and yoghurt followed by a cooked option, which changed daily. The views were stunning and i would recommend staying here.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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l7hgw wrote a tip Feb 2024
Edinburgh, United Kingdom58 contributions48 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for the room with the view of the sea. Worth the extra pennies. Book a spa treatment. Save room for the beautiful breakfast."
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TJCN wrote a tip Feb 2022
New York City, New York58 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I had beautiful room with mountain view at front of guest house."
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Anda A wrote a tip Feb 2020
Slovenia266 contributions80 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"King Room with Ocean and Mountains view is fantastic"
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Robz wrote a tip Feb 2020
7 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms 1 & 2 are furthest away from the common area & pool if you want privacy."
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Deb O wrote a tip Feb 2020
Cheltenham, United Kingdom20 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms 1and 2 are at the front of the property, other rooms are at the back and are closer together near the pool"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,179 - R 1,360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownHout Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hout & About Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Hout & About Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Bay Harbour Market (0.7 km), Hout Bay (0.2 km), and Hout Bay Beach (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hout & About Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hout & About Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Hout & About Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hout & About Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hout & About Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mariner's Wharf, Dario's Cafe, and The Lookout.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hout & About Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hout & About Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, Hout & About Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hout & About Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Hout Bay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hout & About Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Groot Constantia (7.2 km).
Does Hout & About Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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