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Amblewood Guest House
Ranked #9 of 60 Hout Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 March 2017

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.

Room Tip: Victorian as we wanted a private balcony! My guess is they are all great. Our room was as stated on...
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Trevor K, Owner at Amblewood Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Our aim is to make our guests feel that we're a home away from home!! So glad Max helped in a small way!

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

The Amblewood is a beautiful place with a stunning view. We had a big, beautifully decorated room with a lovely balcony. Breakfasts are big and very tasty. Trevor and June are very helpful and nice hosts. If you do not have a car you can walk down to town even if is a bit sweaty going back upphill. However, it may not be advisable to do it after dark. A great and friendly B&B!

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Trevor and June greet you like old friends upon arrival and do everything possible to make sure your stay meets all of your needs. The rooms are charming, clean and comfortable, the breakfasts are delicious and the view of the harbor is stunning. Some of the rooms have balconies, which are great features. Great value as well.

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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to stay with fantastic views.
This was the 6th stay with Trevor and June.
Very quiet area - nice and relaxing.
All rooms are lovely.
A great breakfast served outside if the weather is nice.
Lovely to meet Max - the friendly 4 legged friend.
See you next year .

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Trevor K, Owner at Amblewood Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

It was lovely seeing you both again and thank you for the super review! We're looking forward to seeing you again soon! Max says hi.

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Reviewed 11 January 2017

It's like stepping back in time when you go to Amblewood. Trevor & June do everything they can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. If you have an upstairs room, like we did, you get magnificent views of Hout Bay. There is an extensive library of books & four sunbeds to relax on during the day. Breakfast prepared individually as you want it. A lovely place to stay, fridge to put your beer & wine in what more do you need! If you live your life at 100 mph this might not be the place for you. If you want relaxing break with attentive hosts then go to Amblewood.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Trevor K, Owner at Amblewood Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2017

Thank you for your super review! We do try to make Amblewood a place where people can relax and unwind and we're so glad that you made use of all the facilities and went home refreshed and rejuvenated! Until next time ...

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Additional Information about Amblewood Guest House

Address: 43 Skaife Street, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 60 B&Bs / Inns in Hout Bay
Price Range: R1 332 - R2 746 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Amblewood Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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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