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An African Villa

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11/05/2017 12/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia 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 days ago NEW

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!

Thank Naty1
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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...

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having looked at trip advisor in Australia had no hesitation in booking 4 nights prior and 9 nights post a Garden wine tour. HOSTS Cindy and Keith take great pride in owning and the day to day running of this beautiful boutique establishment. Each day they booked restaurants for us I loved walking down to the office to have a...

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the greatest. The room is spacious and clean and even had a partial view of table mountain The breakfast is great (cold buffet plus hot entrees). The staff is beyond compare and the location is within walking distance of many attractions and great restaurants. The only negatives are the steps needed to get to the room. If...

Thank Nancy M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Picture yourself sitting in the sun, in a quiet courtyard, in the late afternoon, with a cup of tea and a piece of cake, or relaxing in a nicely decorated lounge in the early evening with a glass of sherry or port. Those are one or two memories I will take away with me from staying at An African Villa,...

Thank NaomiCT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I began a 3 week South Africa trip with a short stay in Cape Town. This smart and friendly Guest House provided an excellent start to this trip. The bedroom was large, well furnished and spotlessly clean. The public rooms were comfortable and inviting and the terrace offered a perfect venue for their excellent breakfasts. Perhaps most importantly, each member...

Thank Martin A
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a memorable stay at An African Villa Keith and Sindy and their team were top class and so helpful The room was excellent, we had B3 and it is so well located as a Cape Town Base We hiked Table Mountain, visited and ate at Test Kitchen (you have to go) and Pot Luck Club (get the...

1Thank TomDyerUCF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect hotel in every aspect. It's quiet, safe, clean, comfortable. Large room, king bed. Friendly, helpful staff, extremely organized! Gorgeous continental breakfast. The girls will make you toasts and eggs if you like. Made me feel like "this is my home in Cape Town". Within walking distance to fancy restaurants, bars,an icecream parlour, a mini mall with a cafe, a...

1Thank MARIA C

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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: $141 - $227 (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
#6 Best Value Hotel in Cape Town Central
#8 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#31 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
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“We had Room A2. It was an excellent room with a view of Table Mountain.”
Naty1, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had B2, which had a view of Table Mountain and overlooked the courtyard. We liked the decor and the comfy bed.”
NaomiCT, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Does not have a lift so if you can't walk stairs ask for a room on bottom floor”
nancyjdupree2, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If we were to book again, we would definitely get a second floor room for the view and the ventilation.”
Garnet449, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you have a problem with navigating stairs ask for a room on the first floor.”
midwest68, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
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