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72 Mount Rhodes Drive, Hout Bay 7806 South Africa
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#17 of 64 in Hout Bay

Villa Montebello, a Luxury Guest House, Bed & Breakfast, is very well known for its best and exceptional location in Hout Bay in a very much protected environment .... And for its 4 stars services as well. Nearby Cape Town and all Cape Peninsula stunning tourist sites, on the heights of Mount Rhodes (with a private access to the Mount Rhodes Natural Park), this elegant guest house provides the ideal retreat in peaceful surroundings, complimented by panoramic views on the ocean and of the Constantia and table Mountains. The views are simply magnificent. Hout Bay is considered as well to be one of the most beautiful sights of the Cape Peninsula for its valley surrounded by the mountains of Constantia and the end of Table Mountain, for the very scenic Chapman's peak drive, for its fishing harbor and the duikers Island with 9.000 Seals.

Friendly and attentive French hosts welcome you. Villa Montebello is closed to Sandy Bay and Llandudno, 2 of the most beautiful beaches of South Africa. Villa Montebello offers 4 luxury / exclusive and spacious rooms with private entrance and with en-suite bathrooms. Each room is with double king size bed or twin king size beds (on request), private terrace, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi, hair dryer, tea and coffee tray, mini bar and mini fridge.

Enjoy delicious full gastronomic continental and English breakfasts on the garden terrace closed to the solar heated swimming pool with an amazing view and environment.

Quality restaurants and shops are nearby. Family and children welcome.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Car hire
Outdoor pool
Horseback riding
Non-smoking hotel
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English, French
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Jan wrote a review Feb 2020
Banbury, United Kingdom153 contributions64 helpful votes
We first stayed at the Villa Montebello six years ago when a different couple were running the place. We originally thought it was the same hosts, but after a couple of e-mails we realised Catherine and Philippe had bought the property a few years ago. We were not disappointed, and had a lovely few days with them. We were only able to book the garden room, which is quite small, and we felt a little bit vulnerable with the huge windows overlooking the garden, and anyone else that happens to walk past the windows can look in, but apart from that our stay was quite lovely We were close enough to meet up with friends in Camps Bay and also to visit an extremely interesting market in Haut Bay on Friday and Saturday evenings Our room was extremely clean, as was the whole place, and breakfast was either served inside on inclement mornings, or outside on the patio when the sun was shining. The garden was beautifully maintained and the swimming pool was delicious. Sun loungers and pool towels were provided and we had a truly lovely time
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Departure08293713490, Propriétaire at Villa Montebello
Responded 09 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for that "sympathic" guestreview. We hope you had a good return at home ! Not too much work ! Don't forget, we visit you soon ! All the best in the business !
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lefebvrerachel wrote a review Feb 2020
San Antonio, Texas1 contribution
Catherine and Philippe are fantastic host. The guest house was the perfect location for us. Easy access to the Table Mountain trails and close to "la Colombe", were we celebrated my 65th birthday. I quick Uber ride to the restaurant there and back. The location is super quiet, the view spectacular and the breakfast very tasty.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Great room
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Response from Departure08293713490, Propriétaire at Villa Montebello
Responded 05 Feb 2020
Thank you so much Rachel and Pierre for those particularly "sympathic" words ! Of course we had a good time together and we hope to continue those conversations as soon as possible ! With our best friendship. Catherine & Philippe
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mucgirl66 wrote a review Jan 2020
München19 contributions34 helpful votes
We have stayed there for almost a week in Hout Bay. The B&B is on Mount Rhodes, which gives you a breathtaking scenic view. The place is well maintained (not super new , but nice) and the garden and the pool is really nice! We have had the garden room, which a bit small, but nice. Only downside: Everybody can look into your big window when passing by. The extra highlight are the 2 owners, Catherine and Philip , which are nothing but nice. Nothing was too much trouble to them , and the breakfast was amazing. We would definetely come back.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Departure08293713490, Propriétaire at Villa Montebello
Responded 02 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for that amazing guest review ! It was so nice to have you at home. We hope to continue our conversations in a short time ! With our best friendship !
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Andai wrote a review Nov 2019
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We were there for 2 nights and enjoyed it. Very nice atmosphere with the owners Catherine and Philip. Beautiful garden and an unbelievable great handmade breakfast buffet. Done with love. The location is great. Five min to Chapman’s peak drive , 5 min to beaches and 20 min to Cape Town city. Go there!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled
Response from Departure08293713490, Propriétaire at Villa Montebello
Responded 25 Nov 2019
Thank you so much for this really nice guestreview ! We hope to see you soon; we have still lots of conversations to finish ! With our best friendship. Catherine & Philippe
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Karen G wrote a review Mar 2019
Welwyn Garden City11 contributions1 helpful vote
Sadly we only had one night here but in future we would stay longer. Catherine and Phillipe were wonderful hosts and most welcoming. The property is high up on the mountain with wonderful views and spacious (flat) garden and stunning swimming pool. We had the top floor suite which was excellent, very spacious and beautifully decorated with great views. The breakfast was delicious especially Phillipe's fruit cocktail. A lovely property and one we would definitely return to as you were also made so welcome.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: 4 rooms and we had the suite on top floor which was excellent
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Montebello
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Montebello?
Nearby attractions include Chapman's Peak Drive (1.3 km), Constantia Valley (6.6 km), and Silvermine Nature Reserve (7.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Montebello?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Montebello?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Montebello?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Montebello?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chef's Warehouse Beau Constantia, La Colombe, and Quentin at Oakhurst Barn.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Montebello?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Montebello?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Montebello?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Groot Constantia (7.0 km).
Does Villa Montebello have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.