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“Great place to stay, clean, warm atmosphere, great value”
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An African Villa
Ranked #9 of 112 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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Reviewed 22 November 2015

We stayed here after being in a waterfront hotel fro 4 days and loved it. The rooms are very quaint, good size and clean. We had a nice balcony to sit out on and watch the activities on the street. Not very far to walk to the bus stop and I felt safe. The breakfasts were great and very good value for your money. Highly recommend this B&B

Room Tip: I would pick the upstairs rooms with balconies
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  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

In March 2015 we were looking for some accommodation for 5 days in Cape Town for Oct 2015. We noted a number of positive reviews on Trip Advisor and weren't disappointed with this upmarket B&B as our choice.

On arrival we were warmly received and treated as family while being given a very thorough briefing on the accommodarion, nearby places to eat and shop, downtown establishments and some sensibly guidelines for moving around the town.

In fact this briefing was a follow up on the extensive material sent to us when we booked.

We split our stay into three day and two day parts to facilitate a stay in Franschhoek over the weekend.

Initially we intended to hire a car but found the central location provided plenty of opportunity to walk or use the "Red Bus" service to move around ( on the suggestion of our hosts, Louis, Keith and their partners). A stroll to the waterfront takes about 30 to 40 minutes and you pass by some interesting sites and shops on route.

The atmosphere in the Villa is relaxed and informal and the immediate environs are a quiet part of Tamberskloof where they are locared. Less than 5 minutes walk takes you to a supermarket and a range of very nice restaurants - all the ones we tried were good value.

For trips to places along the garden route or to the Cape of Good Hope, a hire car is probably desirable but there are good chauffeur drive options which we utilised to go to Franschhoek.

The rooms in the villa are comfortable while the breakfast covers a mix of cold and hot food and drink. This can be taken in the dining area or outside adjacent to the pool in the rear garden.

We plan a further trip to Cape Town and the Garden Route and wont look any further than An African Villa for Cape Town accommodation.

Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

The attention to detail is what makes this boutique accommodation. The initial briefing is thorough and gives you an idea of surrounding area and those farther afield. The complimentary cake and port are lovely touches and the decoration is stunning.

The staff are lovely and breakfast is excellent.

Nothing is too much trouble and they will hire cars, book restaurants and assist in any way they can, which really makes the trip.

Just a wonderful place and our view of table mountain from our bed will stay with us.

Will be returning!

Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

This is a lovely place to stay in a fantastic city. An African Villa is located in a quiet street in a smart suburb yet is in easy reach of the city centre; Kloof street for example is just a 5 minute walk away.
Our hosts were pleasant and welcoming from the beginning, and it stayed that way throughout. Their initial welcome 'briefing' covered the essentials and enabled us to get on with enjoying the city straight away. Our room was comfortable and cosy, it had everything you need for a stay like this. And that is the key thing about An African Villa, they have thought of everything. It's the little touches that make the difference and there are plenty of them. Finally, a word on the decor, which was beautiful. The property is styled to reflect its location and very tastefully done.
If you book here you won't regret it.

Room Tip: Not sure, we only saw our room!
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  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

Spent 4 nights here enjoying Cape Twin before moving on to Hermanus. Really ended our stay, the owners were friendly and hospitable and explained the map to us and recommended good things for us to do. Room was very nice and comfortable. Breakfast good. Location very good - near to lots of nice bars and restaurants. Thoroughly recommended for Africa guesthouse experience.

Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about An African Villa

Address: 19 Carstens Street | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Cape Town Central
#6 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#9 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#30 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range: R 1 812 - R 2 509 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — An African Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Villa is much more than that! It is in fact three houses which are part of a Victorian terrace dating from 1892. The double story houses have been joined together and so the inside spaces are much larger than the facade suggests. It's like walking into a TARDIS someone has written on Tripadvisor! There are 12 rooms and the hotel is owner managed.Location is vital when choosing a spot for you vacation and this more than a Villa is within an easy walk of all tourist attractions in the city area. The others (like the fabulous beaches) are a short taxi ride away.There is a small plunge pool in a peaceful courtyard where a very full breakfast is served in summer. (In winter there's a sociable dining room and an eco-friendly fire blazing). Your hosts are very careful to offer you as much information as you want and they will arrange car rental, restaurant reservations, tours etc. As required.Free internet on 2 computers in a library area and wireless access is available in all rooms. At night the night porter will set out complimentary sherry and port and at other times there is an honesty bar and guest fridge in the kitchen. Parking is on street and there is no charge (street guards patrol) but you should not need a car from this well placed hotel. ... more   less 
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