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Jambo Guest House
Ranked #50 of 156 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 6 nights which was not long enough. Thank you Barry and Mina for making us so welcome, for your top tips of what to see and do and for your hospitality. Your home is unique, a true gem. Just a short walk to the waterfront which has everything to offer. We hope to return in the future.

Room Tip: All the rooms are individual and spacious
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Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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CapeTownJambo, Owner at Jambo Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 44Julie,
We are always happy that our guests have a good time here and thank you for your kind comments. Come back soon !

Warm regards

Barry and Mina

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 6 nights at Jambo and didn't want to leave.The hospitality shown by Barry and Mina was so warm and welcoming and every day they helped us plan to make the best of our time. We saw all the highlights of Cape Town and more, and tried all the restaurants they suggest. Hussar Grill was so good we went twice. everything is within an easy walk of their house. The highlight for us was Barry's Bar complete with live singing which we enjoyed every night after a busy day exploring. Thank you Barry and Mina for the wonderful experience. Carol, Alan, Julie and John from the UK.

Room Tip: Every room is individual with a theme. We had the rose with an enormous super comfy bed
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  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled with friends
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CapeTownJambo, Owner at Jambo Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Alan,Carol,Julie and John,
We try our best to ensure that our guests will experience the best of the Cape during their limited time here. We're so glad you all had a good time with us and hope we can be your hosts again some time.

Warm regards
Barry and Mina

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

We stayed at Jambo Guesthouse in early November for 3 nights but so wish we could have stayed longer. We were allocated the Bay Room which was exactly as it is described on the Jambo Guesthouse website. We were transported back to Victorian era, were more than comfortable and had everything we needed. The owners, Barry and Mina, are a lovely couple who go over and above to make your stay a memorable one and are more than happy to give advice or assist in bookings. We were walking distance from the Waterfront so restaurants and the hop on, hop off buses were easily accessible.

Room Tip: Every room has a theme so take a look at the website if you'd like to request a specific room.
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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CapeTownJambo, Owner at Jambo Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Dear Minstrel23,
We too wish you could have stayed longer and experienced even more of Cape Town, in our view the best City on the Planet !
Many thanks for airing your views onTripAdvisor - much appreciated
Warm Regards
Barry and Mina

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

I stayed at the Jambo four years ago while a solo traveler off to see the world and returned this year with my mum and brother in tow to spend Xmas in Cape Town. Coming back to the Jambo felt like coming to visit old friends. We were warmly greeted with hugs and shown to our rooms after nearly a full days travel. I love the decor of the Jambo as it has personality, unlike generic box hotels, and the personal touch you get staying there. The location is great as you are an easy walk to the waterfront but not on top of it so can actually sleep at night. I hope it won't be another four years for my next visit.

Room Tip: all the rooms are great but the garden room is extra special.
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  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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CapeTownJambo, Owner at Jambo Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Dear Cliodhna,
We are so glad you enjoyed your second visit to Jambo and thanks for posting a review. We too hope you will return before 4 years !
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Barry and Mina

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

We were greeted warmly by the owners and they accommodated us earlier (with the storage of our bags) than indicated. Very beautiful house (inside and out), our room was clean and well layed-out. Hospitality was in overflow and the company at breakfast was a warm welcome.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Jambo Guest House

Address: 1 Grove Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 156 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range: R 1 499 - R 1 932 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Jambo Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built at the turn of the century and nestling in a quiet cul-de-sac at the foot of Signal Hill in Green Point. This amazing Guest House is set in a sub-tropical walled garden in the heart of urban Cape Town. Jambo is centrally located and a safe 15 minute walk to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront; while Green Point’s excellent trendy restaurants are only 5 minutes away. The city centre is 4 minutes drive. ... more   less 
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