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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Observatory, Western Cape

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Alicia A
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Home away from home”
Reviewed 26 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

What an absolutely amazing place to stay. Very clean and comfortable with everything you need and ever wanted to make your stay perfect. Gwenni the owner and her partner Wayne really go to the extremes to make this place awesomely good. We've been to a few places in Cape Town before but nothing as amazing as this. Clean as a pin. Mickey the helper is friendly and excellent at her job and always smiling. Wanted to buy the place but Gwenni said that it wasn't for sale. (;-))))). Enjoyed the restaurants just down the road. .Can't wait to go back there sometime in the future.

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Liked best: The cottage had all the comforts besides been in a good location
Liked least: Nothing in particular
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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LavantRic...
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“A fantastic base for a stay in Cape Town”
Reviewed 13 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Bay Leaf Cottage is a great base for a stay in Cape Town. Situated in Irwell Street in the suburb of Observatory, the house comprises two comfortable rooms, a well kitted out kitchen, comfortable living room, and bathroom. The street is very quiet, and the house is very secure. The owners, Gwen and Wayne, are only next door, and are extremely helpful and welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble for Gwen, and we thank her for being so good to us. Based in Observatory you are only a 10 minute drive from the heart of Cape Town and the V&A Waterfront in one direction, or Constantia in the other. Just around the corner is Lower Main Road, packed with a host of great eateries, providing great food and ambience at really low prices. We loved Bay Leaf Cottage, and will be back!

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Nothing to dislike!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 15 December 2012 for a stay in November 2012

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Liked best: Location close to Groote Schuur / UCTPA hospitals
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Dortmund, Germany
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016
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Management Response
21 Jan 2017
Dear Bernd

Thank you for your review!

It was a pleasure having you and your family visit Bay Leaf Cottage.

I would love to have you visit again.

Take care
Gwen
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Mamoudzou, Mayotte
Reviewed 17 January 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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Liked best: L'hospitalité de Gwen et Wayn et le confort de leur maison
Liked least: point à améliorer : accès internet irrégulier, mais ce n'était pas souvent et le service revenait rapidement
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
26 Apr 2013
The internet line kept being dropped. I am happy to report that this problem has been rectified.

Thank you.
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