Villa Montebello

Villa Montebello

72 Mount Rhodes Drive, Hout Bay 7806 South Africa
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#8 of 26 B&Bs in Hout Bay
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Diving
Babysitting
Car hire
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Hiking
Horseback riding
Fishing
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
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Safe
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French
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lefebvrerachel wrote a review Feb 2020
San Antonio, Texas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
München
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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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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gillianweatherburn wrote a review Apr 2016
Loughton, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here a couple of years ago and loved the place, and our hosts. When we were planning our trip this time we did not hesitate to book again, and take our friends with us. We found after we had booked that the owners had changed, and wondered if the standards would be the same. We needn't have been concerned . Katherine and Phillipe are wonderful hosts and we felt like family. Nothing is too much trouble, and the accommodation and breakfast are really good.the position of the villa up above Hout Bay makes for amazing views, and it is peaceful and relaxing. We are already planning our next visit. We wish them lot of luck and good wishes with their new venture
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Date of stay: April 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: There are only 4 rooms. All,are really nice. Our favourite is the garden room
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123PCharles wrote a review Feb 2019
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful two night stay at the Villa Montebello and we highly recommend it.
Catherine and Philippe were the perfect hosts - we felt like old friends. Nothing was too much trouble - did we need to borrow beach towels, a cool box and sun umbrella? No problem.
Breakfasts were delicious and the poolside setting was bliss.
Our room was spacious and cool with amazing views from both bedroom and bathroom. Spotlessly clean, and top quality linen.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from MONTEBELLO72, Propriétaire at Villa Montebello
Responded 25 Feb 2019
Thank you so much for the words that goes straight to our heart. We hope see you again in Hout Bay that you know very well now ! From Pondicherry to Mount Rhodes Drive it's really not far… Best wishes to all of you ! Catherine & Philippe
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Pam wrote a review Feb 2018
Mainz, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed with friends at Catherine and Phillipe's for two nights and couldn't have wished for more! The hosts spoil their guests to the max and the location is amazing. From our room (the Rhodes Suite) you had a marvelous view of Hout Bay and the surrounding mountains, simply wonderful!
We will certainly be back, next time with our kids. Thank you, Catherine and Phillipe!
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Date of stay: January 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rhodes Suite is pure luxury and has a great view of Hout Bay
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Response from MONTEBELLO72, Propriétaire at Villa Montebello
Responded 04 Feb 2018
Thank you so much, Pamela and Stephan, for those really "sympathic" words ! It was a happy moment together; we will be happy to continue our long conversations next time and with the kids for sure !
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FrancoisP1988 wrote a review Jan 2017
Brussels, Belgium
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My girlfriend and I stayed at Villa Montebello for 5 nights. Villa Montebello is simply the best B&B we have ever stayed at in Cape Town. The property is beautiful with fantastic sweeping views of Cape Town's scenic mountains. The garden & pool area is very well maintained and it is a pleasure to relax or have breakfast there. Catherine and Philippe are very friendly hosts who do their utmost best to cater to your needs and their breakfast is fresh and excellent (fresh fruit juice, fruits, croissants, cheeses, eggs, etc.). The location is ideal for those looking to visit both the Western/Atlantic side of Cape Town (Camps bay etc.) and the False bay side of Cape Town. We will definitely be back!!!
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Date of stay: January 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Andy_Jones79 wrote a review Nov 2016
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Where do you start, from the drive up to the property, which is in a beautiful area. The knock on the front door, the door opens and you get the most amazing welcome from Phillip and Catherine. At once you are relaxed, and you know that the rest of you're stay at Villa Montebello is going to be a wonderful experience. Breakfast is served generally outside on the patio area, which gives you a stunning view over towards Constantia and the back of Table mountain. It's very difficult to keep eating when the scenery around is so beautiful. However eat you must, and it is lovely. Yoghurt, Breads Cheeses and a hot breakfast to your liking, wonderful. Phillip and Catherine go out of their way to provide you with a perfect stay. Informative, local places to visit restaurants to eat in, they help you way beyond what you would expect and for that we really thank them. We stayed for 6 nights but on our second full day we were inquiring about booking for the following year. Brilliant
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Date of stay: October 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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HawotteF wrote a review Aug 2016
Brussels, Belgium
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We would like to thanks our hosts for the nice stay that we've had at Villa Montebello. Overall, this gesthouse is pleasant and relaxing. The view on Hout bay is simply beautifull from the house and even more from the top of the hill which is just behind the house. The location is also favorable. It's near from Cape Town, Table mountains, Cape of good hope and vineyards. We've also appreciated the quality and diversity of breakfasts: delicious fresh fruits of S.A. (always taste better than at home), fried and scrambled eggs, french pastries,Roiboss tea, fresh orange juice, etc.
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Date of stay: April 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jan wrote a review Feb 2020
Banbury, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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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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Andai wrote a review Nov 2019
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 as a couple
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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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lefebvrerachel wrote a tip Feb 2020
San Antonio, Texas1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great room"
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Karen G wrote a tip Mar 2019
Welwyn Garden City12 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"4 rooms and we had the suite on top floor which was excellent"
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JAyyyykayyyy wrote a tip Jan 2019
Lanzarote, Spain1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The upstairs room has an amazing view from the bathroom, try get that one!"
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Trevor J wrote a tip Dec 2018
Biddulph, England, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are good"
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Pam wrote a tip Feb 2018
Mainz, Germany210 contributions45 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rhodes Suite is pure luxury and has a great view of Hout Bay"
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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 (6.4 km), Silvermine Nature Reserve (7.6 km), and Twelve Apostles (3.9 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 Bo-Vine Wine & Grill House, Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia, and La Colombe.
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 (7.1 km).
Does Villa Montebello have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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