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“Nice slightly quirky stay in Cape Town”

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Atforest Guest House
Ranked #141 of 156 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This is a nice b and b in Cape Town, but it is a bit quirky. Room is fine (a bit old-fashioned), shower room did not look great, but the water pressure was good and strong and it was clean. Pool in garden, was a strange shade of green but it was pleasant sitting there for a short period one afternoon. The air-conditioning system was leaking water so had to be switched off, we were provided with a fan. The lady who was managing the b and b was very friendly and very helpful, she absolutely did her best to make sure we felt well looked after.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Michele22London
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PietCapeTown, Owner at Atforest Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

Dear Michele,
Sorry to read about the pool, air conditioner and shower room. The problems will be investigated, but the old fashionedness you might have seen on photos before you booked! We are just old fashioned! The house is 110 years old and I, myself, am not far behind.
Kind regards and please try us again.
Piet

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Rooms are very old and shabby.
Bathroom is very cramped, the shower is full of black mold. Disgusting!
Breakfast is lower average
The wind is blowing through the closed windows.
It is a cheap guest house, but for the offered performance nevertheless too expensive

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

Atforest is clean, safe and has easy access to Cape Town. Lance and Mama (as I referred to her the helper and cleaner) are very friendly and helpful in helping you to find your way around on your own and attending to queries.The breakfast is eatable, but lacking Inspiration and eggs are very oily when served. The view from the guesthouse is great too.

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with friends
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2  Thank 674amelia
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Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely stay at Atforest. Lance was incredibly helpful, the room was clean, it had a great location for Table Mountain and the breakfast was delicious. We spent four nights here and it was a gray base for exploring but we did have a car. We really enjoyed our time here.

Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Ejstirn
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Reviewed 23 June 2015

The place is easy to find. Its on the uphill side so the best way to get here is by car. The area feels safe and its close Table Mountain, Lions Head, Signal Hill. There's parking for 3-4 cars inside the walled area, first come first serve.

We had a great stay and the only downside is their WiFi didn't cover completely the whole house. We stayed in a room next to the pool and the signal in the room was very low or none.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Michael N
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Address: 14 Forest Road | Oranjezicht, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl , Oranjezicht
Hotel Style:
Ranked #141 of 156 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range: R 1 163 - R 1 535 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Atforest Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Atforest is a 3 star b&b in Cape Town under Table Mountain. We are near restaurants, a bus service (around the corner), and all the beaches and other attractions. ... more   less 
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