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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a real find. A lovely place with garden run by the delightful Minnie and Barry. They do everything to make the stay perfect. The garden suite for 10 days was just what we needed, and with V and A Waterfront a gentle 15/20 mins stroll, what could be better at this price. I pressed the wrong star rating...

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Heidelberg, Germany
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We stayed 2 nights and were overhelmed by the hospitality with which we were welcomed. The guesthouse is a paradise in the center of capetown. But it is not just the beautiful house and garden. It is more the kindness and friendship of Barry and Mina which makes the stay so special. Margret and Christof

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Fruita, Colorado
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We picked this B&B because the reviews about the owners were great and we weren't disappointed! Barry and Mina are lovely hosts in this cozy quaint guest house in the bustling city of Cape Town. Chocked full of interesting antiques and all of the comforts of home, Jambo is the perfect location in which to explore Cape Town. Walking distance...

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Asker, Akershus, Norway
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I try to stay at the Jambo Guest House whenever I'm in Cape Town. The owners are superbly helpful in guiding strangers to the Cape into getting the most out of their days. During this most recent stay they helped a few folk from Northern Europe get the best out of just two days in Cape Town, which is about...

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Athens, Greece
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We were staying for three nights in Cape town and we looked for a place that felt familiar. We chose Jambo and we are really happy that we did! It's a proper guest house, with a small terrace, a pretty garden with a small pond and lovely hosts, Barry and Mina. The rooms were tidy, breakfast is good, the staff...

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CapeTownJambo, Owner at Jambo Guest House, responded to this review

Dear George, Thank you for taking the time to post a review about Jambo Guest House and thanks for pointing out about the plumbing but now I make a poit of checkig all the taps, flushes, showers etc regularly. I wish you had mentioned it while you were here ! As you said, Jambo is more than a hundred years...

Helston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2016

If you want to stay somewhere unique and not a sterile hotel this is the place for you! Wonderfully situated within easy access to downtown Cape Town and the V&A waterfront, Jambo guest house is uniquely decorated with wonderful touches. The room we had (African) was spacious, quiet and very comfortable. Barry and Mina were excellent hosts and a mine...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Spent nights in three different rooms during our stay. Each room an experience in itself. Got two more rooms left for next trip. 😊 We felt at home and will recommend this place to all we know. The hotel also within walking distance to Waterfront./Bertil & Gullveig

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Windhoek, Namibia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My stay at Jambo Guest House was amazing! Barry and Mina were so kind and helpful,suggested places to visit while in cape town! The rooms were cosy and the beds?? The beds were perfect!!! Jambo is definitely the guest house to go to!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Our room and bathroom were perfectly clean and bed comfortable. It was quiet. The room was big enough to feel comfortable. The breakfast had all the things you want: muesli, cut fruit, muffins, cheeses, etc. Barry and Mina are friendly and helpful. They were also happy to accommodate our request for a late check out. They are well located in...

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Jambo Is a great place to stay to capture the true spirit of Cape Town and surrounding areas. Barry and Mina made us feel right at home and shared their extensive knowledge of their hometown and Africa. This amazing couple has lovingly transformed a 130-year-old house into an enticing oasis filled with personal touches, great furnishings, fine food and infectious...

1Thank Stephen W

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built at the turn of the century and nestling in a quiet cul-de-sac at the foot of Signal Hill in Green Point. This amazing Guest House is set in a sub-tropical walled garden in the heart of urban Cape Town. Jambo is centrally located and a safe 15 minute walk to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront; while Green Point’s excellent trendy restaurants are only 5 minutes away. The city centre is 4 minutes drive. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jambo Guest House

Address: 1 Grove Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $148 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Jambo Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“The Garden room has a private entrance through the garden!”
  • Enjoying tea in the garden
 of 5 bubbles D8196IPbriang, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Honeymoon suite is hugh!”
 of 5 bubbles stephenw693, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We chose the Garden Suite, which has a separate entrance from the garden, and loved it. I think it is the largest room they have.”
 of 5 bubbles discovertheworld_13, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are quiet but it was a bonus to have direct access to their garden”
 of 5 bubbles sirpercy49, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Any room selected will be great !!”
 of 5 bubbles MartyL31, 25 Nov 2015 | Read review
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