Stayed for 3 nights in the Victorian Room. We had a relaxing and comfortable stay. We were met by Trevor and Max the dog - who operated the electronic gates as we approached - he had spied our arrival. June fixed us a cold drink which we needed as it was very hot! Then Trevor helped us to our room with the luggage and arranged for a table at a local Italian restaurant in Hout Bay. Welcome complete. The room was bright, bed comfy and ample storage for our bags. But the best has to be the view from our balcony - Hout Bay sparkled! Breakfasts were enjoyable and cooked to order. Hosts were attentive, helpful but respected our privacy. Their home is beautiful.
Beware if you have issues with steep inclines - the approach through the electronic gate is very steep as is the path to the front door - but parking is easy and we had no problem operating the gate.
We have visited Cape Town before - Hout Bay is a very good choice if you want lots of eating places close by and local craft market is a good way to while away a couple of hours. We spent a fantastic day out with The Fynbos Guy - a local chap who took us birdwatching and on a lovely walk explaining the fynbos. Kirstenbosch Gardens are close by and again worth a visit. Chapman Peak Drive great for more fantastic views! Can recommend you stay at Amblewood.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For those visitors looking for the unusual, the warm and the welcoming in bed and breakfasts look no further than Amblewood Guest House. This bed and breakfast offers traditional hospitality and charm. Surrounded by mountains and with a profusion of mature trees and shrubs, Amblewood is a tranquil escape from one's day-to-day routine. Owners, Trevor and June, live on the property and are therefore always on hand. Amblewood’s charm and sense of spaciousness are perfectly blended with a homely, comfortable atmosphere. ALL rooms have unique views of the ocean, Hout Bay harbour, beach and the Sentinel Mountain. Each room is styled in a quirky, original or personal style, which seeks to avoid the box-like, mass-produced feel of the hotel chain. The rooms invite one to come in, relax, put your feet up and sleep well. The emphasis at Amblewood is on relaxation. ... more less
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