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An African Villa
Ranked #9 of 112 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent 4 nights at an Africa Villa this past month. Overall, I enjoyed my stay very much. Keith was very helpful and provided advice for me in regards to where to eat dinner and things I should see while in the Cape Town area. I really enjoyed the decor and especially the complimentary port and sherry in the evenings (I had not known about this when I booked but it would have been a huge draw if I had!). Breakfast was very tasty and cooked to order. One thing I would say is its better to go early.....they do tend to begin to clean up pretty close to the 10am deadline.

If I have one complaint, the air con in my room did not seem to work well, and the blanket provided was very heavy. In January, with the temperature outside being fairly warm and humid, it was a bit warm in the room. It was not to the point where I raised it with the staff, but just a tip for the establishment....perhaps offering a lighter sheet in the warmer months.

I would happily stay here again if I am in Cape Town in the future.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at An African Villa for 4 nights. It was our first visit to South Africa and the staff were full of useful information and helpful too.
It was very comfortable and had a good range of useful books.
The breakfasts were great lots of choice enough to keep you going all day.
We would definitely stay there again.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank JaneCross
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An African Villa is a small hotel with 12 rooms consisting of three connected “houses.” The place is clean and the rooms are good size. Breakfast is very good - continental or cooked to order hot breakfast. Breakfast starts at 8 AM which is late if you want to get an early start for the day. The staff is very friendly and courteous. The location is is good as it is a close walk to some great restaurants or a short taxi ride to the waterfront.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Robert D
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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Good central location, with plentry of places to eat nearby, yet on a lovely quiet street. Our room was large and well-equipped, with a beautiful balcony. Breakfast is good, with your choice of hot food freshly prepared for you, although the buffet selection could perhaps be wider. The terrace at the back is lovely, although the pool was out of action while we were there due to the drought affecting Western Cape. The lounge areas are also nice places to sit and relax, with complementary sherry and port in the evenings. Staff all very nice and welcoming. Definitely a good choice if you're sightseeing in Cape Town.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

African Villa is a hotel full of character. Much more individual than the streamlined international Hotels. A perfect place to stay for some days in Cape Town. The interior fitting is both elegant and authentic and follows a clear concept. We appreciated and enjoyed the service and friendliness and a lot of helpful advice by the proprietors and the staff.

  • Stayed: December 2017, 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
Amenities:
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 1 826 - R 2 528 (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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