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Reviewed 10 January 2018

The Lions Guesthouse was a fabulous place to stay. The staff is warm, welcoming and eager to ensure you have a great time. They are very helpful assisting with transport, tours and giving recommendations and booking tours. The breakfast was delicious, and plated beautifully. The garden in the back is lovely for some quiet time and taking in the sun. The rooms were very clean and nicely decorated.

The location is great, one block from the popular and trendy Kloof Street, with many great restaurants in 2-10 minutes walking distance (Black Sheep, Manna Epicure, Cafe Paradiso and Kloof Street House). It's also only a 20 minute walk to the V&A Waterfront. Table Mountain and Lions Head are only a short drive away and visible from the property.

I cannot say enough great things about this place. I highly recommend The Lions and will definitely return.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled solo
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antonymaltz, Owner at The Lions, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

We appreciate your time and effort in reviewing your positive stay.

We really enjoyed hosting your stay and being able to help you with your transport, tours and general overall assistance to ensure that you had a memorable and positive experience.

We hope to have you stay in the future.

With Kind Regards

Antony, Mariette and The Lions Guest House Team

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

The rooms of The Lions are very bright, the beds are comfy and the baths are newly renovated. It is only a few minutes walk from several nice restaurants and 10-15 min walk from the company gardens and downtown. The Lions have a beautiful backyard where you can enjoy the sun, have breakfast etc.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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antonymaltz, Owner at The Lions, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. It was awesome to have hosted your stay.

We have recently upgraded our decor and so happy that you found it to be bright and that you made use of our private back garden.

It would be a pleasure to host your future stay hopefully for a longer time period.

With Kind Regards

Antony, Mariette & The Team at The Lions Guest House.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

I have not experienced this brilliant customer service anywhere else! Small and cozy hotel with outstanding value for money! They picked us up from the airport and the drive was at the same time sightseeing tour! The breakfast was always from fresh fruits they bought the same morning from the market and also some local meat and egg cookings! Owners always helped us to book trips and they were overly friendly :) We told them we would like to hike the Table Mountain and next morning they gave us map from the routes and paper sheets with advises how to be safe at the Table Mountain national park. I'm pleased we had privilege to stay in The Lions guesthouse. Wishes from young couple from Finland! :)

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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antonymaltz, Owner at The Lions, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

That is super that your first time experience in Cape Town was memorable and positive. We are just happy to be a small part of it. We loved hosting your stay and pleased to have met you - always interesting meeting new guests but especially enjoyed our chats.

We look forward to having you stay for longer in the future.

With Kind Regards

Antony, Mariette & The Team at The Lions Guest House.

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Our experience in this beautifully decorated guesthouses was truly lovely. We loved our leopard room with views of Table Mountain (big selling point for us to book this place) and the cosy feeling of the guesthouse and the team. We booked last second with the request for a very late check in which was accommodated following very prompt communication via email. The team upon request also organised pick up from the airport which was perfect as we arrived so late. We had breakfast once during our stay which was delicious. Antony communicated daily via email giving recommendations and making sure we had everything we needed during our stay which gave us extra sense of security as this was our first time in Cape Town. We loved our stay and will definitely stay here again if we visit Cape Town at some point. Thanks so much for making the beginning of our Christmas holidays so special team!

Room Tip: Leopard room
  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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antonymaltz, Owner at The Lions, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you for choosing to stay at The Lions Guest House and for taking the time and effort in writing a positive review. It is much appreciated. We felt like we had known each other a lot longer than the few days that you stayed with us.

We loved hosting your stay and pleased to have met you.

We look forward to having you stay for longer in the future.

With Kind Regards

Antony, Mariette & The Team at The Lions Guest House.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

We stayed for 3 nights at the Lions guesthouse at the end of November. Overall it was a thoroughly enjoyable stay

Positives:
Excellent staff - all staff are super friendly and helpful. Anthony is a terrific host and helped us to check weather for our Table Mountain trip and book seats on local tours. I do think this was some of the best service I experienced in SA. Arranged a very reliable airport transfer for us which was perfect after a 12hr flight.
Location - superb location with easy access to Camps Bay and Downtown with a beautiful view of Table mountain from the lovely garden out the back.
Breakfast - Food is really excellent and well presented.
Safe area - Surrounding area felt OK to walk around in at all hours of day/night with lots of nice restaurants and cafes nearby.
Decor of the building and rooms is really well done, homely, and authentic.

Negatives:
While location is very good it must be noted that it is on a main road so there is quite a lot of noise. We were in the Rhino room in the garden which I was a little bit disappointed with. The room is extremely small and low ceiling (the bed probably takes up 80% of the room with little space to open suitcases and unpack etc). Bathroom is very large however with large bath and shower. Also rhino room is directly below the kitchen and therefore it is very noisy. Zero chance of sleeping later than 6.30/7am as this is when staff start to prepare breakfast.

Room Tip: Avoid Rhino room if possible as below kitchen
  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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antonymaltz, Owner at The Lions, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Thank you Patrick for the time to write your review of your stay.

i am happy that you found the staff to be excellent and super friendly as well as your overall positive comments are well received.

I am sorry to hear that there was quite a lot of noise.

We will work reducing the noise as I understand that some guests prefer to sleep in and rest and build up energy for the days activities

It would be a pleasure to host your stay again.

With Kind Regards

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