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Shawnee, Kansas, United States
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

My wife and I went to a wedding in Zimbabwe last year and decided to spend some time in Cape Town before the wedding. I did a lot of research on Cape Town and could not decide what area would be best to stay. We finally decided to just make a choice and be happy with it. After looking at... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

We spent 2 nights in the Terrace Room in January. The building itself is very beautiful and the entrance area with the pool and sundeck is superb. The room itself was standard but not very unique. The location was very safe and quiet. We walked into town from here and although a steep walk back we didnt mind too much.... More 

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Reviewed 28 October 2012

We sent four days recently at The Colony in Capetown. This is a very charming bed and breakfast, in a lovely old home, and I thought the breakfasts were delicious. However, we did find it odd that there was no one on site after 4:00 pm every day. As most visitors are generally out sightseeing all day, it did make... More 

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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

An older but comfortable guest house in an excellent location, it is up the hill about 3 blocks above the city streets. Good views from the rooms. 5 minute walk to very good restaurants, 15 minutes to SA Museum and start of central city attractions. A good value. Although it was indicated staff would be available to advise on and... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

We enjoyed our stay in The Colony and had a room with a fantastic view over Table Mountain. We enjoyed sitting on our balcony with our early morning coffee (Make sure to book one of the two rooms with a view). The service was friendly and the rooms very beautifull with everything we needed. The only thing that dampened our... More 

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Maputo
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

We planned our trip rather last minute, and got lucky with The Colony. Great place, good price, fantastic location. Pros: * Excellent views of table mountain * Friendly ladies who work there * Beautiful renovated house * Free internet (slow, but not too bad) Cons: * Old, wooden house (you can hear every step (and moan!) of every person in... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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Reviewed 18 July 2012

We stayed there on two occasions in July. We'd booked it first on internet and when we found out we needed another 2 days after returning from Franschhoek they accommodated us by adding a mattress for our daughter. It is often a problem when traveling with a grown up daughter to find hotel without spending money for another room. Both... More 

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Reviewed 10 July 2012

The Colony in Cape Town, South Africa was one of the most beautiful rooms I have EVER stayed in. I was last minute hotel shopping for last New Year’s and I took the only room left…the honeymoon suite! I was traveling solo, but thought, why not? SO GLAD I DID!!! I had a stunning view of Table Mountain that could... More 

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Shawnee, KS USA
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

We had a hard time deciding where in Cape Town to stay. We finally decided we would stay in the Tamborskloof area and once we arrived at The Colony we were blown away by our choice. The guesthouse has been renovated and maintained beautifully and the view is out of a travel book. This is a great location that is... More 

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Reviewed 15 April 2012

We stayed at the Colony for 6 nights this past month. The location is excellent---pretty safe, easy access to city center, nice neighborhood feel. We had a duplex room for me , my husband and our daughter which included a private terrace off the upstairs bedroom. We had adequate space and storage. The views of Table Mountain were wonderful, the... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our spacious, luxurious guesthouse is situated in a quiet street in the much looked-for suburb of Tamboerskloof, surrounded by old Victorian villas, with a breathtaking view over the harbour and Table Mountain. Let yourself be captivated by the creative trendy metropolis of Cape Town. Discover the special atmosphere of the neighbourhood by foot, with its tiny delicacy shops, cafes, restaurants, designer and fashion retail businesses. Relax at the pool with a glass of good wine and enjoy the sunsets over Table Mountain. The house offers six spacious bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and access to a balcony. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Colony

Address: 12 Brownlow Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl , Tamboerskloof
Price Range: $2,343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Colony 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“The rooms on the uppper floor in the front of the house have amazing balconies that overlook Cape Town and Table Mountain. Would highly recommend the Lion's Head Suite!”
 of 5 bubbles KevinV871, 20 May 2013 | Read review
“If you want a quiet room then choose the Terrace Room. It is furthest from the entrance and no one stays above you.”
 of 5 bubbles SFayers, 25 Jan 2013 | Read review
“The two rooms we had was equally good.”
 of 5 bubbles Kent_Svensson, 18 Jul 2012 | Read review
“I would look at the photos and describe the room you see that you want through email or on the telephone. Also ask about prices. The Honeymoon suite was fantastic and not to expensive.”
  • the balcony from inside the room
  • balcony at night
  • view of table mountain
  • the balcony
  • the shower
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  • bedroom fireplace
  • Table Mountain
 of 5 bubbles rebkatraveler, 10 Jul 2012 | Read review
“If there are 3 of you traveling, the duplex room in the back is excellent as it gives everyone some privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles lhoff33, 15 Apr 2012 | Read review
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