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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank to all at THE LIONS for a wonderful stay, so friendly and accommodating. Wonderful view of Table Mountain from the rear garden and a peaceful and relaxing place. I would recommend using the airport transfer provided by Daven and the staff it certainly assisted me for both early and later flights.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely stay at The Lions. Our hosts were very helpful and attentive, the breakfast was amazing and the premises was so tranquil. We had an outside room and it was lovely to wake up to a magnificent view of Table mountain. Getting around was a breeze and you can actually walk down to town from there or...

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Amsterdam
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best breakfast we had in south africa! Good service and really lovely people. Good location and clean rooms. We had a nice bed and stayed here for 3 nights. The garden and view on the table mountain is great!

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Paris, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed 2 weeks at the Lions Guesthouse when moving to Cape Town. Great and peaceful place. Amazing view and garden. Walking distance from Kloof street. Very helpful and arranging host and staff. Thanks a lot!

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antonymaltz, Manager at The Lions, responded to this review

Thank you for the time in reviewing your stay. I am glad that you made use of the garden and enjoyed the views of Table Mountain. It was a pleasure hosting your stay.

Rishon Lezion, Israel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very pleasant stay.The room was well equipped with a fridge kettle etc .Our hosts made us most welcome. Delicious breakfast .Easy parking Great location for Table Mountain and Signal Point . .

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antonymaltz, Manager at The Lions, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review of your stay. I am glad that you had a pleasant stay and that you enjoyed the varied breakfasts. It was a real pleasure hosting your stay.

basilea
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Top location, extremely friendly hosts. Ask for a room facing the garden if quiet sleep is important to you. Homemade breakfast was amazing. The area is safe with lots of coffee shops and restaurants around.

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antonymaltz, Manager at The Lions, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your stay. I am glad that you found the location and hosts to be friendly. It was a pleasure hosting your stay.

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This guest House is a in a Great Location. The Staff was extremely friendly and the view onto table mountain from the wonderful garden is amazing. We stayed in the "Rhyno" room which was a small but nice room facing table mountain and the garden. The only negative part was that is was located exactly under the kitchen where you...

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antonymaltz, Manager at The Lions, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your stay, it was a real pleasure hosting your stay. I am glad that you found the location to be desirable and the staff to be friendly. The Rhino room is our entry level room and is smaller than our other rooms which is the only room that has a Victorian Bath. I appreciate...

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of these guest houses that aim high and miss the basics. Very clean and friendly, well cared for garden....but then Kloof Neck Rd is just a few meters away, which makes it a very noisy place to be, especially at night. In summer this becomes a pain because it gets quite hot in the rooms and without aircon your...

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antonymaltz, Manager at The Lions, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the lions guest house and for reviewing your stay. I am glad that you found the guest house to be clean and the staff to be friendly. I am sorry to hear that you found the noise and heat to be a challenge. We have one room, The Lion Room that faces Kloofnek Road. The...

Harthill, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Stayed at this guesthouse for 6nights in the Buffalo room which was a compact studio/apartment. The owners gave us tips on places to see and to use Uber which was fabulous and safe. Guesthouse was within walking distance to many places and most of all it was very safe to walk about day and night. Breakfast was plentiful and lasted...

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Thank you for your positive review of your stay. I am glad that you had the opportunity to experience a hearty breakfast with us. The location is within close walking distance to many tourist attractions, restaurants and shops which reduces the need of guests requiring to hire a car. I look forward to having you return to see the upgrades...

Simon's Town, South Africa
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Really liked the people and felt very much at home. A little expensive for a simple room as it requires a car to get anywhere, except to eateries which are 10 minute walk away in Kloof St. No aircond. no TV in room, good WIFI. Great view out of window in room for watching the Tablecloth coming and going on...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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Additional Information about The Lions

Address: 49 Kloof Nek Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lions 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“The outside rooms go directly out onto the garden and have a view of the mountain.”
 of 5 bubbles , 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on street side can be noizy. Choose garden side”
 of 5 bubbles yohanc980, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If staying for 4-5+ days book buffalo room-self contained studio/apartment”
 of 5 bubbles Maryn07, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask for the buffalo sweet for maximum confort”
 of 5 bubbles dannyshorkend, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There are no TV's in the rooms however if you are out and about mostly, this won't affect you. It's an amazing stay and easy to find.”
 of 5 bubbles 306estem, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
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