Poseidon Guest House

Poseidon Guest House

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5.0
#6 of 27 guest houses in Hout Bay
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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Poseidon Guest House provides quirky, comfortable accommodation in Hout Bay in Cape Town. The town of Hout Bay surrounds its own Atlantic seaboard bay and harbour, with the world famous Chapman's Peak in close proximity.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Diving
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Horseback riding
Fishing
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German

Location

15 Marlin Crescent, Hout Bay 7806 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 56 out of 100
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Cape Town Intl Airport
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Hans&Nietje wrote a review Mar 2020
Valkenswaard
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have visited this wonderful guest house twice a year for the last few years and we were never disappointed. Rooms have top views over HoutBay Harbour and Chapmans Peak Dive . Excellent aircon as well as extensive breakfast with homemade bread . Onsite safe parking . Excellent restaurant very nearby at the harbour . Very central accommodation between Capetown and the peninsula . Half an hours drive to the airport. Lots of visitors come back to this guest house every year .Janni and Danie speak several languages so no worries.....
And Pearl is the best housecleaner/manager you will ever find in any accommodation in SA's southwestcoast.....
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Any room is excellent
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Sarah M wrote a review Apr 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our stay here (in the Deco room).
The hosts were extremely friendly and gave lots of tips as to places we should visit.
Perhaps one of the best things was the continuous power supply (via a solar system) so our stay was not affected by load shedding. This helped my husband a lot as he needs a CPAP machine to sleep.
The daily cooked breakfast was a huge highlight. The wonderful fruit bowl. The eggs (cooked to your liking), bacon, caramelised onions, mushrooms and tomatoes. Everything was tasty and presented so nicely.
Our room had a great view from the balcony, a very comfortable mattress and the bathroom had both a shower and a bathtub.
The room was cleaned and towels refreshed every day during our 4 night stay.
The parking was also in a gated secured area.
We were also able to have access to an unlimited supply of filtered water in the kitchen.
The dogs on the property were unobtrusive and lovely.
For all the above, the price was fantastic. We felt we were getting an amazing deal!
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mike4462 wrote a review Sept 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a wonderful find. We were great Ed by a friendly Jannie who showed us around and took us to our room. The room an ensuite was spacious and well decorated with the most spectacular views over Hout Bay and the harbour. Our breakfast was amazing which included fresh fruit, hot freshly baked breads, etc. The house is wonderfully decorated and the hosts are fantastic. It is a definite YES.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Visit the Hout Bay Market when visiting this guest house. Support the local community by buying...
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Magnalan wrote a review Dec 2022
Lincoln, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From arrival to departure the owners of this guest house made us feel welcome and special. They went out of their way to ensure we were comfortable and assisted in any query we had about the area. The view from the bedroom balcony was stunning, a beautiful view to open the curtains to each morning. And to start the day we were served with a delicious breakfast, the fruit muesli and blueberry pancakes were particularly good.
The Poseidon guest house in Hout Bay is an ideal stepping off point to tour the Cape area and very close to Chapmans Peak Highway for some remarkable views of the bay.
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Date of stay: December 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: All rooms facing the bay have excellent view points
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bladesboyforlife wrote a review Nov 2021
Ballito, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a fantastic restful and enjoyable stay.

Owners great, food and service great as well and the views from the room awesome

Hout Bay is one of our go to places for the open space. The sea and long beach and the weather come together and with various cafes and bars to visit relaxation is guaranteed

Strongly recommend a walk on the jetties and through the harbour and also a visit to the market.

Would recommend an Uber from the airport rather than a taxi (and back again)

Our one disappointment has nothing to do with the guest house or location, but the airport - wanted to leave luggage there on our final day, checked internet and latest news suggested a short term bag store. Arrived at airport only to find bag stores closed

That said everything else great

Thank you - we will be back
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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blightygirly wrote a review Nov 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Such a shame we only spent two nights at Poseidon before returning home. Janni, Danie and the crew were such amazing, informative and friendly hosts that we would have loved to have been able to stay longer. Breakfast was delicious, onions to die for, our room was spotless with a fabulous view of Hout Bay. Their four legged fur babies were gorgeous and so well behaved also. Would definitely return.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dreamer60925478296 wrote a review Dec 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed the stay starting at check in following by room with wonderful view above the harbour to the hout bay area. And Janni and Dani are perfekt owner serve perfect breakfast and give very helpful tourist Information. A great stay in perfect atmosphere. Thanks
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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585gill wrote a review Jul 2020
West Sussex, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our time at Poseidon. Immaculate room, thoughtfully designed with a stunning view over Hout Bay. Fresh made bread and an excellent breakfast and friendly support for us to find our way around Cape Town as first time visitors. Danni and Janni were great company and have created a comfortable and stylish haven. We look forward to returning.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Allan B wrote a review Mar 2024
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is hard to surpass previous reviews on here as just about everybody has a very similar experience. Such a wonderful place to stay. Wonderful rooms with a view from the balcony to die for. Brilliant breakfasts and last but not least, two of the funniest and lovely guys you could ever imagine! Boy did we have some fun with Dani and Janni. Thank you so much for a brilliant four days.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Be prepared to enjoy yourselves !
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TracyM0724 wrote a review Apr 2023
Kempton Park, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This guest house is like a home away from home. Very clean and beautifully decorated. The owners are amazing and so friendly. Stunning view of Hout Bay Harbour. Added bonus are the dogs and cat. Really felt like home.
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Date of stay: April 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jo E asked a question Mar 2022
17 contributions1 helpful vote
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Answer from Barbados
UK47 contributions82 helpful votes
We were surprised when we eventually found the hotel that the area was rather run down, well the drive to it was. However, we we were not disappointed. The hotel is behind a very secure electric gate, which we were given a control for. Although it is a very short walk into Hout we were advised to take the car, which we did each time, however, the owners said they had not heard of any problems. We were safe and didn't have problems while staying there, but we just kept driving through and didn't stop. It is a very short drive down to the bay. The upside is you will not be disappointed staying in the Posiden! The owners are delightful, always around to help and advise, we really enjoyed breakfast. Our room was small but very comfortable indeed and cosy. We would stay there again. We had an amazing view from our room! The only downside was that we were unable to use the pool while we were there as the weather wasn't brilliant, but also, the fact that SA is having a huge drought problem and all hotels, guest houses and homes are not allowed to fill the pools over the whole country. We hope you decide to stay there, we really enjoyed our visit. If you need any further information please don't hesitate to contact me. Regards
Allan B wrote a tip Mar 2024
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom273 contributions70 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be prepared to enjoy yourselves !"
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Magnalan wrote a tip Dec 2022
Lincoln, United Kingdom55 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms facing the bay have excellent view points"
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Mike4462 wrote a tip Sept 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa244 contributions93 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Visit the Hout Bay Market when visiting this guest house. Support the local community by buying fresh fish at the harbour. "
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Hans&Nietje wrote a tip Mar 2020
Valkenswaard185 contributions87 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Any room is excellent"
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Hans&Nietje wrote a tip Oct 2019
Valkenswaard185 contributions87 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We liked all the rooms !"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,336 - R 1,751 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownHout Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Poseidon Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Poseidon Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Bay Harbour Market (0.8 km), Hout Bay Beach (0.7 km), and Karbonkelberg Tourism (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Poseidon Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Poseidon Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Poseidon Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Poseidon Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Poseidon Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mariner's Wharf, Dario's Cafe, and The Lookout.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Poseidon Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Poseidon Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, Poseidon Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Poseidon Guest House?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Poseidon Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.
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