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Reviewed 30 January 2018

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
Date of stay: January 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank alanbrand
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CapeTownJambo, Owner at Jambo Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

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.
Date of stay: November 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Minstrel23
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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.
Date of stay: December 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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1  Thank CliodhnaZtoical
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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 !
Regards
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.

Date of stay: December 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank F7711XCandred
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CapeTownJambo, Owner at Jambo Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Dear Candred,
Many thanks for your kind words and for taking the trouble to post a review.
Regards
Barry and Mina

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

We had a really nice time at this hotel. We arrived a little early but that wasn't a problem. Our hosts were gracious and welcoming. The wifi worked better than most places on our trip. We got guidance on the area and on what to do and see, which worked out very well for us.

Breakfast was plentiful and good. Room was comfortable.

While there is parking on the main road, it is not as plentiful as we were told and we were not able to make use of one of the hotel parking spaces, despite the fact that one was empty during our visit.

Minibar fridge was noisy in our room. And there was a sign asking for it not to be turned off which we respected.

We took their advice and mostly walked to the centre of town. A nice couple of days and a comfortable place to unwind after a 12 hour flight from the UK.

Date of stay: November 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank pmjd
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CapeTownJambo, Owner at Jambo Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Dear PMJD,
Thank you for posting this review on TA. It is much appreciated. And thank you for mentioning the minibar - a pity you didn't tell us while you were here, we could have done something about the noise.
Yes parking is a problem here in this old part of town but we do have opposite us on the main road a very big parking area, P14, for the stadium which has a lot of spaces and is free. Maybe we didn't explain it to you properly ?.
Thanks again

Barry and Mina

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