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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

spacious, clean rooms, perfect service around the clock, Valérie and Yves are perfect hosts, who gave helpful advices for trips and sightseeing, lovely garden, good breakfast, safe and calm environment

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Umea, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Carmichael Guesthouse for 12 days. Combined vacation and conference. We (my husband and I) loved the spacious room, having breakfast in the garden, getting a tan at the pool, the quietness and not the least the charming and service minded couple (Yves and Valerie) that run it. You will enjoy the delicious breakfast, easy find your way to...

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

My eight day stay at the Carmichael Guesthouse was remarkable in many ways. My spacious room with an ensuite bathroom was on the main floor of the guesthouse. A comfortable bed and quiet garden surroundings was just what I needed during my busy trip. The host Yves and Valerie were amazing with their care and advice about places to eat...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I greatly enjoyed my one week stay at what turned out to be a boutique guest house of good quality food, warm hospitality by Yves and Valerie and a good size bedroom. The wi-fi in the bedroom was really fast. Those French style fluffy croissants with home made marmalade was something I looked forward to each morning together with a...

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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Geoffrey, Merci beaucoup! Thank you so much for this great comment. I am glad you really appreciated both our daily baked croissants and our home made jams. Maybe we'll get to see you again for your next academic visit to Cape Town. Till then, keep well. Best regards / Yves

Connecticut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here while visiting my daughter who attended a study abroad program at University of Cape Town. While here she had her appendix removed at Vincent Palloti hospital. This beautiful guesthouse is conveniently located to both venues as well as an easy taxi ride to all Cape Town has to offer. The room we stayed in was huge, beautifully...

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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Cathy, Thanks a lot for your friendly comment. I am glad we could reassure you regarding your daughter's hospitalization. I trust she is doing well now and that she had a good semester at UCT. I believe she will be heading back home soon now. Keep well. Best regards / Yves

Trumbull, Connecticut
Reviewed 19 October 2016

My wife and I recently spent two weeks in Cape Town, visiting my daughter, who was studying abroad at UCT. The Carmichael Guesthouse was our home away from home. The accommodations, gardens, and overall home was absolutely beautiful. It is a short drive from all which is Cape Town, restaurants, harbor, vineyards, shopping, Table Mountain. The staff is outstanding. Most...

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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Tom and dear Sonia, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. It's been such a pleasure hosting you. The beautiful succulents you offered us are thriving in the full sun. Thank you so much! Look after yourselves. Kind regards / Yves & Valérie

Reviewed 18 October 2016

We visited Cape Town for the first time for 4 nights. Family of 4. The guest house is lovely with spacious rooms and comfortable beds. Very clean. Breakfast is very good. The location is about 12 minutes from V&A and 20 minutes from Table Mountain. Very easy driving back and forth. The owners Yves and Valerie are friendly and very...

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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much Shirly for having taken the time to write such rewarding review. We'd be so glad should you indeed come back! In the meamwhile, look after yourselves. Best regards / Yves

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A group of us stayed at Carmichael Guesthouse while on conference and were treated to friendly, helpful service, comfortable lodging and a excellent breakfast the next morning. The house is amazing and the architecture and decor fantastic.

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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Qoda, We seldom get reviews from members of groups, so we are even happier to get yours. Thank you so much. The pleasure was ours, dealing with respectful guests. It's true that we are very conveniently positioned for whoever would go for a conference at the River Club. Should you or any member of the group come back for...

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We had a wonderful time at the guesthouse. The guesthouse was beautiful - the rooms were clean, spacious and beautiful. We had all the amenities we needed. Breakfast was delicious. The hospitality was outstanding. The guesthouse is located right near the UCT campus and is a short ride from Cape Town's shopping areas and eateries.

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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Melissa, Our warmest thank you for having posted such kind comment. We are really glad that you've had a nice time in Cape Town in general and at Carmichael Guesthouse in particular. We would like to take this opportunity to wish your daughter all the very best for her exams at the end of her semester at UCT. Keep...

Nootdorp, The Netherlands
Reviewed 29 September 2016

carmichael's guesthouse is a very nice location to stay. close to the airport, in a quiet environment and "top" hosts Valerie & Yve. There's a nice garden where you enjoy a great breakfast, room and shower are super. We only had one day in CPT but we will certainly return for a longer stay to enjoy the city.

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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Tom, Well, even though it wasn't really planned, we were pleased to host the 3 of you. As you mentioned, Cape Town is an awesome place, and one would need a minimum of 3 days to make the most of it, 5 being ideal! We are looking forward to hear from you again in the near future, and you...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our Guest House is a stylish Victorian mansion, offering comfortable accommodation with 6 en-suite tastefully decorated rooms. Situated on the slopes of Table Mountain, our guesthouse is within walking distance to the University of Cape Town (UCT). Carmichael Guesthouse is 15 min away from Cape Town city bowl and Cape Town international airport via easily accessible highways. The original stained glass windows, wooden floors and original Victorian fireplaces add warmth and ambiance. You will enjoy the peaceful garden, resting on a long chair by the sparkling swimming pool. The Guest House is very central. Nearby lie Cape Town's most famous touristic attractions such as Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront, Constantia Winelands, Rhodes Memorial and many more...Golf courses, Cricket and Rugby Stadiums are also just around the corner. Yves, Valerie and their daughters Chloe and Charlotte will ensure that "home from home" feeling. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carmichael Guesthouse

Address: 11 Wolmunster Road | Rosebank, Rosebank 7700, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Rosebank
Price Range: $122 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Carmichael Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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