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An African Villa

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06/06/2017 07/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This guesthouse is in what is called the City Town area of Capetown. While it is recommended almost everywhere in South Africa to be cautious of pickpockets and not to walk after dark, this neighborhood is quite nice and feels comfortable even after dark for shot walk from the several good restaurant within a few minutes walk. The Guesthouse itself...

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Huddersfield
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this charming guest house for four nights in January and really enjoyed it. The staff were very helpful and caring, ensuring that we enjoyed our stay with them. The house is a very old, gracious building with a lovely shady garden where breakfast can be taken. We ate three nights at restaurants that the owners recommended and really...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know where to start as I have so much to say about this B&B. We stayed there for 5 nights and left with regret because we were so well treated, however we had a flight to catch. We were welcomed upon our arrival with a friendly smile named Kaylah who explained all the necessary details to make our...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at "an African Villa" was very nice. Our room was of good size and clean. The personal were very nice and helpfull. It's location was about 6 mins from table mountain and about 12 mins from the VA Waterfront. There were many resturants within walking distance but it should be noted that the area is very hilly. It was...

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UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautifully decorated boutique hotel. The rooms are so comfortable, breakfast delicious and the service is what really sets this hotel apart: it is warm, personal yet discreet. The location is great too: a leafy residential street less than 10 min walk to the lively restaurants of Kloof street. Thank you for such a perfect stay.

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africanvilla16, Owner at An African Villa, responded to this review

Dear Mossop1006, What a lovely review about your stay at the Villa. It was an absolute pleasure to have you with us and to help make your visit a success. We love our city and also our hotel and are delighted when others find pleasure in them and in our efforts to make our guests smile! Staff of An African...

Southfield, Michigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Hotel with friendly owners and staff if you are looking for a local experience! The hotel is in a house with the interiors being very pretty! during check-in the owners take you through a tour of the house and provide detail explanations of the house as well as the neighborhood. They also provide excellent dining recommendations. We got room...

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Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An African Villa is a gem. The rooms are beautiful, well maintained. The service provided by all of the staff is great. Loved the breakfasts. Especially loved the sherry and port made available every evening. Made even more special when there was cake or sweets at the end of the day.

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just returned from South Africa and absolutely loved it! Our trip started at An African Villa for 5 nights! It was fabulous! The room was beautiful! The breakfast was very complete. The staff was incredibly hospitable! Louis, Kaylah, Keith and their staff were extremely helpful! The overall experience was excellent! We highly recommend An African Villa!

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Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights at an African Villa and it was the perfect start to our vacation in South Africa. The location is excellent,on a quiet residential neighborhood yet within walking distance to Kloof Street with its great restaurants and shops. I love the very attractive decor of the place with a very pleasant sitting room where one can enjoy...

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africanvilla16, Owner at An African Villa, responded to this review

Hi PicMorDaisies, Thank you for the kind words and so glad we met your needs. We love Cape Town. ;-) All the best, An African Villa team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this place based solely on the high ratings on TripAdvisor. I was not disappointed at all. In fact this place exceeded all my expectations. The best part is the staff and feeling of being safe. My room was very clean. The vibe at the place was quite, casual, and very relaxed. Breakfast was great. The ladies who prepared...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This Villa is much more than that! It is in fact three houses which are part of a Victorian terrace dating from 1892. The double story houses have been joined together and so the inside spaces are much larger than the facade suggests. It's like walking into a TARDIS someone has written on Tripadvisor! There are 12 rooms and the hotel is owner managed.Location is vital when choosing a spot for you vacation and this more than a Villa is within an easy walk of all tourist attractions in the city area. The others (like the fabulous beaches) are a short taxi ride away.There is a small plunge pool in a peaceful courtyard where a very full breakfast is served in summer. (In winter there's a sociable dining room and an eco-friendly fire blazing). Your hosts are very careful to offer you as much information as you want and they will arrange car rental, restaurant reservations, tours etc. As required.Free internet on 2 computers in a library area and wireless access is available in all rooms. At night the night porter will set out complimentary sherry and port and at other times there is an honesty bar and guest fridge in the kitchen. Parking is on street and there is no charge (street guards patrol) but you should not need a car from this well placed hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about An African Villa

Address: 19 Carstens Street | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $173 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — An African Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
An African Villa Hotel Cape Town Central
An African Hotel
An African Cape Town
An African Villa Cape Town, South Africa
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#6 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#8 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#10 Best Value Hotel in Cape Town Central
#31 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
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“We had B2, which had a view of Table Mountain and overlooked the courtyard. We liked the decor and the comfy bed.”
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“Does not have a lift so if you can't walk stairs ask for a room on bottom floor”
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