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The Lions
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

I stayed only for one night at the Lion's guest house and arrived very late. The owner was very friendly and was present late to receive me. The room was equipped with everything only the bed was not very comfortable, but the breakfast made up for it. It was just amazing, pancakes with smoked salmon, avocado, asparagus and lettuce. There was also juice, fresh fruits and coffee or tea. It was really something I did not expect. The staff was very friendly and helpful. A great guest house for your stay in Cape Town.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled solo
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antonymaltz, Owner at The Lions, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Elizabeth it was a real pleasure hosting your stay.

We really enjoy meeting new guests and having the opportunity to engage with you was a rewarding experience.

We are happy that you enjoyed our fresh daily breakfast that many guests keep on talking about as the highlight of the stay.

We look forward to hopefully hosting your stay in the future.

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

This was my first trip going solo, so I was incredibly nervous and wasn't sure what to expect. Antony assisted me so well in advising about the transportation that I would be able to use as well as any other questions or queries that I may have had. They allowed me to drop off my luggage early in the morning and explore the city, which is not what you would easily expect to find. The staff were completely hospitable and friendly. I felt completely at home in my room. Everything was well furnished, well equipped and CLEAN! The guesthouse is about a 10 minute drive to Camps Bay Beach or to Table Mountain. It is ideally located in town making it easy to get from place to place without costing too much. Breakfast was absolutely amazing! Like completely delicious- i can't stop bragging about it. I would highly recommend staying at The Lions and will definitely be back myself. The staff & owners are so hospitable that you feel welcomed and relaxed from the time you get there. I have nothing bad to say. 100 Stars from Me!

Nastassja Naidoo

Room Tip: Ask for the Leopard Room- it has the best view of Table Mountain.
  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled solo
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antonymaltz, Owner at The Lions, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Natassja, thank you for taking the time to write such a lengthy review and for providing us 100 stars which I think is a real compliment.

It was definitely a pleasure to host your stay.

We are thrilled that you had an overall positive experience and that you plan to stay again.

We look forward to hosting your stay in the future.

With Cape Town Greetings

Antony, Mariette & The Lions Guest House Team

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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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