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

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!

Sevenoaks
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

A real gem. We have been to Hout Bay lots of times and this was our first time at the hideaway. We wished we had known about this place before. Sue and Martin were such great hosts and a beautiful breakfast was brought to our terrace each morning. Stunning views to the sea and mountains. We will be back.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay at The Hideaway and hopefully we'll see you again when you're next in Hout Bay.

United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Well as I mentioned last time we visited, we don't really want others to know about this place, we'd rather keep it to ourselves!! But being unselfish we decided to share! So enjoy the spectacular views, great breakfast, warm little pool for a dip and spotlessly clean rooms too. Don't tell everyone will you?!!

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

Thank you for your kind words and we're glad you enjoyed yourselves on your second visit.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2015

We have recently returned from our third visit to Martin and Sue at The Hout Bay Hideaway which is the first time we've been for a third visit anywhere ! As usual the friendly welcome , rooms and breakfast were perfect and up to date restaurant and site seeing tips were spot on. We're already planning our fourth visit. Chris...

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

Thanks for your lovely review, it's always a pleasure having you stay and we look forward to welcoming you again.

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Loved our stay here, very comfy bed, peace and quiet, great breakfasts and wonderful hosts in Sue and Martin. A good base from which to explore and excellent restaurants nearby recommended by the hosts.

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

Thank you for your lovely review, it was a pleasure having you stay. Hope you enjoyed your time in Paternoster and you'll remember us on your next visit.

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Hout Bay Hideaway was the perfect base for us to start our South African honeymoon from - very friendly and helpful hosts; delicious breakfasts whilst enjoying stunning views from the balcony; and a quieter location to enjoy Cape Town from whilst still having great restaurants just walking distance away.

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We're so pleased you enjoyed the start of your honeymoon and hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels.

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Still thinking about this wonderful place and its kind, considerate owners 8 months after we stayed there. I was with my husband and it was romantic, comfortable, safe and the breakfast was incredible. The garden is very special. The restaurant recommendations perfect.

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Lovely to hear you're still thinking about The Hideaway long after you SA holiday!

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 2 June 2015

My friend and I stayed at Hideaway in March/April and I stayed on my own for part of my holiday. Sue and Martin went out of their way to assist me with many minor hiccups - nothing was too much trouble! The apartment is comfortable and very private so that we were not affected by any of the other guest....

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It was our pleasure having you stay and good to know that after all the planning everything worked out well!

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Martin & Sue were very welcoming, and made us all feel at home instantly. Nothing was too much trouble and they went out of their way to ensure our stay was memorable. The breakfasts were delicious and an enjoyable experience. The rooms were very comfortable and very clean. We would recommend this Guest House very highly.

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Thanks for the lovely review, we're still enjoying the tuna!!

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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 433 - R2 249 (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.”
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“We stayed in the Bay View Suite which was perfect”
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