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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2014

I had the pleasure of staying here for 8 days whilst my apartment was being renovated - so I needed a home from home. Jean was extremely helpful with the booking and the position of the place was beautiful. Bright, clean, spacious, with plenty of cupboard space too and with a door leading outside - I was very happy there.... More 

Thank Kathleen M
Jean V, Owner at Sun Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you Kathy, for taking the time to write a review. Much appreciated. More 

Cambridge, Uk
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 17 December 2013

Sun Cottage was the perfect location for the few days which my two sons and I spent in Cape Town. The situation is ideal - very quiet but within easy reach of the city and airport and Newlands village, just five minutes walk away, provided everything we needed in the way of places to eat for every meal. Our hosts... More 

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Reviewed 3 October 2013

We stayed in the River room for the duration of our stay of 6 nights. This is a delightful B & B set in leafy Newlands. The sound of water in the little river alongside was great and assisted in helping us fall asleep. The location in Newlands is great with easy access to shops, pubs and restaurants. It is... More 

2 Thank Tank09
Jean V, Owner at Sun Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks for the affirmations and also for the honest critical feedback. We are tightening up on checks in the rooms. Definitely not acceptable. I hope we see you back at Sun Cottage in the future. More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

My daughter and I stayed in the Loft suite and couldn't have been happier with the comfort and attention to detail we experienced. No one would have thought that such a rural feel could be obtained in the middle of a well established suburb like Newlands! From the squirrels foraging in the garden to the burbling of the river at... More 

1 Thank Jilldutoit
Jean V, Owner at Sun Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you Jill, for the great review. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay and took time to soak in the tranquility and loveliness of the garden and surrounds. I hope you and your family will be back soon. More 

1 review
Reviewed 24 April 2013

Myself and two colleagues had the pleasure of staying at Sun Cottages for a period of five days. What a delight! The setting is absolutely beautiful and both the Loft Suite and River room fulfilled our every need. I would really recommend this B&B for business and pleasure trips.

Thank Marlene H
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 21 April 2013

I have had the pleasure of staying at this little oasis in the middle of beautiful Newlands during my last two visits to Cape Town and I am already scheduling my next stay. I travel to South Africa regularly to undertake research and Sun Cottage meets my needs on every count. Peaceful location, within walking distance to shops, clean spacious... More 

Thank Denise W
Jean V, Owner at Sun Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks Denise, for the kind words. We love having you to stay and are in admiration of the great work that you do here. Look forward to seeing you in June. More 

Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 11 March 2013

After an exhausting day visiting the Design Indaba at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, what a wonderful treat it was to arrive at Sun Cottage B&B in Newlands! The welcoming, tree-lined driveway, cosy thatched upstairs hideaway, complete with own private decked balcony, nestled amongst the lovely lush foliage of mature oak trees, made my stay there a truly memorable,... More 

Thank Lauriana G
Jean V, Owner at Sun Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you Laurie, for such a lovely review. Much appreciated. Please come and stay with us next time. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2013

We have been lucky enough to stay at Sun Cottage twice - one long stay in the Loft Suite and one short stay (too short!) in the River Room - and cannot fault the accommodation, the setting/location, or the welcome. We have recommended to family members, and will definitely be back ourselves.

Thank shark4321
Jean V, Owner at Sun Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the encouraging feedback. Loved meeting you the first time, sorry I missed the second, and definitely look forward to your third visit! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 4 March 2013

We had a fantastic stay at Sun Cottage. It is a home away from home, beautifully located and within reach of most of the Cape Town's attraction. The Loft room is spacious, cozy and just unfaultable. It overlooks a small stream which is very calming and quiet giving one a piece of mind. Excellent for business or couple. The owner,... More 

Thank Zib0
Jean V, Owner at Sun Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. Really appreciate you taking the time and I hope you will come here again next year! More 

1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2013

Home away from home. Private, nice river view and great parking.Good place to stay for a long stay, room size is great. Location is the best close to Restaurants, Shops and Sports Facilitys. C you again!

1 Thank Pieter de Villiers
Jean V, Owner at Sun Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks so much Pieter and Elna. Really appreciate you taking the time to comment. I look forward to next time. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A beautiful place to stay in the heart of leafy Newlands. Choose from the spacious Loft Studio, with kitchenette, open thatch and balcony over the stream, or the peaceful River Room, with private deck over the stream. We offer serviced, en suite, self-catering accommodation, which includes a light help yourself breakfast. (A Continental platter can be arranged on request, with pleasure.) Sun Cottage is set in a unique lush and tranquil garden where the Newlands Stream meets the historic Liesbeek River. It has been described as "A piece of paradise in the centre of Newlands." Secure, off street parking leads to a private entrance. Walk to top village restaurants, trendy coffee shops, galleries and boutiques, University of Cape Town, Cavendish Square, Newlands Cricket and Rugby, Sports Science Institute and Vineyard Hotel. 10 minutes (10 kms) from town and the Waterfront, 20 minutes (15 kms) from the airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sun Cottage

Address: 4 Lemon Lane, Newlands 7700, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Newlands
Price Range: $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Loft Room for longer stays or if you have a small child/baby.”
 of 5 bubbles karenbW6678ZM, 14 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Loft suite is spacious and private.”
 of 5 bubbles gordonhiles, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Loft room has wonderful king size. Only a double in river room.”
 of 5 bubbles 479kerryg, 16 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The river room has a brilliant view with the soothing sound of the flowing river.”
 of 5 bubbles BoineeloM, 1 Sep 2014 | Read review
“The smell of thatch is a bit overpowering in this room but we didn't have a problem with it!”
 of 5 bubbles Jilldutoit, 1 Oct 2013 | Read review
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