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Reston, Virginia
Reviewed 22 November 2014

My husband and I have stayed here three times in the last two years and we love it! The owners, Sue and Martin, are always friendly and helpful. The rooms are lovely and restful, and the location is perfect for a base to explore the Cape Town area. We especially enjoy looking out over the harbor in the morning while...

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

Looking forward to your next visit, hopefully it won't be too long!!!!

Watford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2014

Its very hard to fault this accommodation. Rooms and facilities are all first class with beautiful furnishings. Outside areas are also excellent with a small pool enhanced by hundreds of butterflies! We would definitely stay here again.

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

Thank you for your kind words and we're sure you had a pleasant flight back!!

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 22 October 2014

This guest house offers a wonderful cozy atmosphere. The owners Sue and Martin Collins obviously understand what true hospitality really is as their care and attention is superb. The room is very tastefully decorated and is very comfortable. One really can spend the entire day just relaxing at the guest house given the splendid all-round views. I definitely will be...

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

It was a pleasure having you stay and we look forward to seeing you again on your next break in Cape Town.

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2014

We stayed here in September 2014 and I can't recommend it highly enough. Bay View Suite is very spacious with tasteful furnishings and decor, it has fantastic private terrace where we had breakfasts in the morning enjoying great views onto Hout Bay. Highlights: amazing garden with exotic plants and a pool (and a fully functioning bath in the garden), Sue's...

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

We're so pleased we got your holiday off to a good start and I'm sure you had a great time during the rest of your stay in South Africa.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2014

It’s quite rare to stay somewhere so lovely that you really can’t think of a single improvement that could be made. Hout Bay Hideaway is absolutely wonderful with a very relaxed brand of luxury. Nothing pretentious but a truly beautiful setting – vintage furniture, African art, massive beds with lovely plump bedding, gorgeous bathrooms with underfloor heating, large balcony overlooking...

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

Thank you for your lovely review it great having you stay, you were lots of fun. Next time you can get time of work, it would be lovely to see you!!!

London
Reviewed 3 October 2014 via mobile

This is the most heart- warning of experiences. Such caring thoughtful hospitality it's easy to relax into the luxurious rooms and views. Susan and Martin are very thoughtful hosts and pay great attention to the details of your stay. This care and eye for detail is evident in the rooms too which are immensely comfortable as well as aesthetically charming....

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

It was great meeting you and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at The Hideaway. Sue

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 11 September 2014

We stayed at the Hout Bay Hideway in March 2014 and had a lovely stay. We were in the Bay View Suite, which does have a great view and balcony on top of being beautifully furnished and very comfortable. The breakfast was served on our private balcony- how can one resist that? Sue and Martin are charming hosts and gave...

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

We were just glad we could help when the car wouldn't start. Sue

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We really enjoyed staying here. We found it really restful and really appreciate the kind hospitality. Lovely view across the Bay from the upstairs double room. Well worth it the visit, I recommend it

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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. Sue

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2014

18 months came around quicker than anticipated and at the end of our third South African trip we finally arrived at Sue and Martin's doorstep to spend our last four nights. Happy, but sad that our wonderful holiday was reaching its end, we knew we were in the best place to round it all off! The welcome was as we...

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

It was a pleasure having you stay on your return trip to The Hideaway especially as you brought you lovely niece and nephew with you. Hope to see you again some time in the future. Sue

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Like most reviewers, it's difficult to find fault with The Hideaway. This was our second visit after a gap of some seven or eight years and it hasn't lost any of it's style or charm. We stayed in the Sentinel suite which , like all the rooms, is beautifully furnished with a tasteful mix of old and new. Martin and...

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Martin C, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

It was great to see you both again, we really had fun. Glad you enjoyed the restaurants and thanks again for taking the book back with you.

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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 445 - R1 960 (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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