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The Hout Bay Hideaway
Ranked #6 of 59 Hout Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 February 2017

South Africa, we find, often sets the gold standard in guest house excellence. It is rare that we have had cause to complain about our experiences in the Cape. This one exceeded expectations, which is a challenge when you are hardened travellers with many comparables to look to.

This guest house just does it all well, seamlessly, without fuss and with charm. Comfortable beds, tasteful furnishings, delicious breakfasts brought to your terrace at a time to suit you. At its heart are two open and adorable people who have generously upped sticks and moved from Sheffield so that we can enjoy their hospitality in a place we love. We have nothing against Sheffield, but it just does not cut the mustard when compared with Cape Town and the delights of Hout Bay in particular.

Hout Bay is 20 minutes drive from the City Bowl, but what a drive along the spectacular coastline through the famous Camps Bay. Furthermore, the local restaurants are plentiful and excellent with some of the best in the adjoining Constantia suburb. The whole fabulous package is enhanced by the tranquility and comfort offered by Sue and Martin (Martin tells me that Sue is in charge, so her name comes first) who both made us feel very at home. I hope they will let us return...

Room Tip: We loved the upstairs room at the back which overlooks the garden and pool.
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Martin C, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Thank you for your very, very kind words, it really was our pleasure having you stay with us. Enjoy the rest of your time in SA, good luck with your new venture and we hope to welcome you back to The Hideaway on one of regular trips to Cape Town.

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

What a fabulous place to spend our time in Cape Town. Martin and Sue gave us a lovely welcome and could not do enough for us. Their gardens are lovely and peaceful and a perfect place to relax and catch your breath. The room we stayed in had a spectacular view over Hout Bay and we breakfasted on the patio every morning enjoying the view and the delicious breakfast. I cannot recommend Hout Bay Hideaway enough and we look forward to going back.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Martin C, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Thank you, it's always good to get a good review and it's extra special when it comes from a traveler your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Hideaway and Cape Town.

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is a fantastic place to stay - a home that feels like a home but all the touches of a 5* hotel. My room was beautifully clean, equipped & styled. The breakfast was delicious with some of the best home pastries I've ever tasted. But most remarkable was Martin & Sue who went out of their way to look after me during an unexpected crisis. They are exceptional people with an exceptional home.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled solo
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Martin C, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Thank you for your very kind words. We hope all is well and it would be lovely to see you again some time in the future.

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Reviewed 23 January 2017

Cannot recommend Hout Bay Hideaway highly enough. Accommodation, service, food and views - 5 star all the way. Sue and Martin are the perfect hosts making you feel at home from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Bay View Suite which was perfect
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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Martin C, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2017

Thanks so much for your lovely review and we're really pleased you enjoyed your first visit to Cape Town and your time at The Hideaway. Hopefully it won't be your last visit.

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Martin and Sue were such welcoming hosts! Their home is beautiful, welcoming, and very comfortable. The rooms were exceptionally well-appointed. Every item one could want is ready, at hand. We arrived in the evening to a complementary bottle of wine as well as tea and coffee-makings. Nothing prepared me for the beautiful view from our balcony....and soon a delicious breakfast was served there. Martin and Sue are ready to be as friendly as one wants,,,but tactfully retreat when one wants to be alone. They were very kind to us and to our children...piling on extra bacon for our hungry son. The only draw-back was the Internet which was not as reliable as one would hope.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Martin C, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit and catching up with your relatives. You'll be pleased to know that the hiccup with the internet connection has been resolved and everything is now working as it should.

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Additional Information about The Hout Bay Hideaway

Address: 37 Skaife Street, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Hout Bay
Price Range: R2 014 - R2 422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hout Bay Hideaway is a peaceful luxurious Guest House overlooking the ocean, mountains and beach of Hout Bay, accommodating a maximum of 9 guests in 4 beautifully furnished rooms. Only a few minutes walk to the restaurants and beach and only a 20 minutes easy drive from the center of Cape Town. ... more   less 
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