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The Hout Bay Hideaway

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Manchester
Reviewed 10 April 2016

What can I say - I think the fact that we have stayed here on previous occasions says it all. Sue & Martin are warm, friendly and helpful hosts and we are always sorry to say goodbye at the end of our trip. The airport transfers arranged by Sue & Martin always work well as does the delivery/collection of the...

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MartinCapetown, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you for another lovely review, it really is like welcoming you as friends to The Hideaway.

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2016

What fabulous stay at the wonderful Hideaway! I loved this beautiful, peaceful place and nothing was too much trouble for the delightful hosts, Martin and Sue. It is a perfect base for exploring the Cape Peninsular and a great place to relax in the luxurious rooms with their balconies overlooking the lovely garden and pool. The breakfasts are delicious and...

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MartinCapetown, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, it was our pleasure having you stay. We're so pleased you enjoyed your first visit to Cape Town and The Cape and feel sure you will return.

Warwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We stayed here for several nights, it is really well placed, being approx 20 mins from Cape Town, Sue and Martin (the owners) have a relaxed but discreet approach to enable you to immediately relax and enjoy your visit, they offer a wonderful breakfast served on you private terrace, which has excellent views over Hout Bay. Their accommodation is well...

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MartinCapetown, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words it was a pleasure having you stay and we were so pleased you enjoyed our restaurant recommendations.

Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We have been fortunate enough to have travelled all over South Africa in the past 18 years & can honestly say that this is one of the very best guest houses in which we have stayed. We chose the HBH based on location & the positive reviews. (We have previously stayed just up the road.) Our room was large with...

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MartinCapetown, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, it really was like welcoming friends and we're pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we'll see you again at The Hideaway some time in the future.

Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Sue and Martin are wonderful and always supportive hosts in a gorgeous environment for a fair price. We are looking forward to come back and have another tasty breakfast in the lovely garden. Strongly recommended and also a great place to stay with a kid.

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MartinCapetown, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Lovely, looking forward to your return visit!

Tiptree
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 10 days with husband, 2 daughters and elderly Mum. Had three Apartments all spacious, well equipped and clean. Lovely breakfast served on terrace every morning and was spoilt for choice. Sue and Martin were exceptional hosts and couldn't do enough for us and were very attentive to elderly Mum/Nana. The Hideaway is in an excellent location. It was...

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It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us and we are pleased you enjoyed your time at The Hideaway and in South Africa.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2016

The Hout Bay Hideaway was the last stop on a whistlestop 12 day tour of South Africa, and the perfect way to end our trip. It is ideally located around 15 minutes drive from central Cape Town, and makes the rest of the beautiful Cape Peninsula extremely accessible. Our room was clean and spacious, with everything we needed for a...

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MartinCapetown, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, hopefully we'll see you again for a little longer stay!

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2016

We stayed at the Hout Bay Hideaway, in the ground floor Garden Rooms, for two nights in January 2016. The first thing to be said is that the great reviews you read on TripAdvisor are accurate - its a fabulous guesthouse, set in a lovely position up the hill in Hout Bay, surrounded by lovely gardens. The rooms we stayed...

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MartinCapetown, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, hopefully next time you'll be able to stay a little longer.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Stayed here with Martin and Sue for three days, alongside two friends. They set us up in the downstairs room; two in the main bedroom and one in the outside twin bed. All in all, a very comfortable stay with extremely hospitable hosts! The property has a rustic charm; cozy and warm rather than opulent - which is personally just...

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It was a pleasure having you stay and you certainly managed to fit in plenty of sightseeing, wining and dining in your 3 days in Cape Town!

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 30 January 2016

All has been said about the Hout Bay Hideaway - this little guesthouse up the hill in Hout Bay is indeed a treasure, made special by Sue and Martin and their hospitality. The location (close to the Cape Peninsula, Constantia and Cape Town), the stylish rooms, the relaxed breakfasts on your own terrace, the wonderful garden - it's the combination...

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MartinCapetown, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words, as always it was our pleasure having you stay. Enjoy the rest of your time in SA and we look forward to seeing you next time!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hout Bay Hideaway is a peaceful luxurious Guest House overlooking the ocean, mountains and beach of Hout Bay, accommodating a maximum of 9 guests in 4 beautifully furnished rooms. Only a few minutes walk to the restaurants and beach and only a 20 minutes easy drive from the center of Cape Town. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Hout Bay Hideaway

Address: 37 Skaife Street, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Price Range: R1 431 - R1 941 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“The Skylight Suite with double aspect doors to the wrap around veranda and direct access to the garden and pool is our favourite.”
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“We loved the upstairs room at the back which overlooks the garden and pool.”
 of 5 bubbles CharlesH271, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the Bay View Suite which was perfect”
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