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“A delightful place to stay in Hout Bay.”

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Amblewood Guest House
Ranked #9 of 60 Hout Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We've stayed at Amblewood twice now and hope to stay there again. Trevor and June are a lovely couple and very helpful. They even colluded with me about secret plans for our engagement!
We've looked at every room and all are so tastefully decorated I would find it hard to choose. Most have a great view of the bay and some have a private balcony. Breakfast is delicious.
This is a perfect place to stay.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Trevor K, Owner at Amblewood Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for your kind words and great review! We were so glad to see you both again (happily married!) and hope that we'll see you many more times through the years!

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Reviewed 28 May 2017

Stayed a week, it was not long enough. The owners Trevor and June were so welcoming and friendly. Coming from Canada the views were stupendous and the weather was exactly what we needed considering it was winter at home. Would highly recommend this location, you are in for a treat.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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Trevor K, Owner at Amblewood Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely report. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and that the weather lived up to expectations!

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

We are so glad that we chose this delightful guest house in Hout Bay for the last 3 days of our three and a half week holiday in South Africa.It was perfect in every way and June and Trevor thoroughly deserve their 5-star rating.They gave us a wonderful welcome with a much appreciated cup of tea and biscuit after a long drive.
We stayed in the Ocean View room which has its own balcony and breathtaking views over the Bay. Loved falling asleep and waking to the sound of the sea. They employ delightful, friendly ladies who wear lovely, colourful uniforms. Breakfast on the terrace served by June and Trevor was delicious with fresh bread daily from the local baker Nothing was too much trouble. it is a perfect place from which to explore Cape Town and an easy drive to the airport. We plan to return - thank you both so much. .

Room Tip: All upstairs rooms have stunning views
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Christopher M
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Trevor K, Owner at Amblewood Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you so much for your brilliant review and we're so glad we could help in some way to make your trip to SA happy and memorable! We look forward to welcoming you to Amblewood once again - very soon. Hope you have a lovely summer! (PS: We'll pass on your comments to Sylvia and Andiswe - they'll be delighted!)

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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for a week. The owners Trevor and June are so welcoming and friendly. They will book you into restaurants and advise on places to visit. Ideally situated for exploring this part of the Cape. Just what we needed at the end of our hectic trip.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Susan B
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Trevor K, Owner at Amblewood Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Thank you for your encouraging words! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit.

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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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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 335 - R2 737 (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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