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An African Villa

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

My wife and I stayed here for 1 week. Love this place! It felt like coming home. The villa is a series of 3 townhouses joined and converted into this beautiful b&b. The owners/hosts Keith, Kayla, Louis all made us feel so welcome and helped us plan our trip, rent a car, etc. We stayed in House C, in a...

4Thank Pradeep M
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Having stayed at An African Villa on several occasions, checking in feels like coming back to our Cape Town home. The welcome is warm, every room we've stayed in has been more than comfortable, the décor is stylish and breakfast is good especially when you can sit outside in the sunshine and look up at the mountain. Most of all...

2Thank Kate W
Bordeaux, France
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Thanks for your professionalism in welcoming us in your very nice place. The decoration in the house is just great and breakfast is very good: for sure, we will advise our French friends to come at your place if they plan to visit Cape Town.

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Belfast Northern Ireland
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Thank you Cindy and Keith and all the staff for a wonderful stay. The attention to detail was so good. Our room was perfect and our breakfast was delicious. When we are back in Capetown we will definitely be staying at An African Villa.

2Thank neillmcgowan
Welwyn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

This 12 room B&B (or boutique hotel) is located in 3 late 19th century, linked townhouses. The public rooms are extensively decorated with tasteful African art, and this is carried through to the bedrooms. The garden area is quite small for a 12 room hotel, with a plunge pool and 4 loungers. Plenty of other seating at tables. We had...

2Thank grahamee
Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to Cape Town and we came with my brother in law and his wife. We stayed for four nights in this absolutely wonderful guest house and were all extremely impressed with our stay. Our rooms were on the first floor and had balconies overlooking the back of the property, they were very spacious with comfortable...

2Thank Caroline T
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely and spacious B&b in Cape Town. We stayed in a first floor room with balcony onto the front of the property. Great bathroom with separate shower and bath. Huge bed which was so comfy and great air con. Lovely breakfast in the morning and a nice sheltered patio area and plunge pool. What makes the place...

Thank 1dws
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Great base to explore Cape Town with excellent restaurants and bars close by. Always feel relaxed and comfortable which is helped by Cindy Keith and Louis' approach to visitors. They are helpful without being intrusive. Thanks once again for a great stay and will be back soon.

Thank Gordon K
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We stayed here for the second time in February, the first time being October 2007! The place was just as nice now as it was then. Public rooms are very clean and comfortable, complimentary sherry available every evening, honesty bar well stocked. Our room was a Platinum room, with excellent views from the balcony, of table mountain. Breakfast was very...

Thank 8,434
London UK
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Stayed for 3 nights in September- we opted for the Platinum room which was lovely and spacious with a front balcony. We tend to stay in larger hotels but as it was not our first time in the city wanted to try something different- well worth it. The breakfast is served fresh prepared by the great ladies with a nice...

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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 

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Address: 19 Carstens Street | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $179 - $247 (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 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#6 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#8 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#31 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
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“A5 would be our choice, First floor if possible,”
723lucb, 6 May 2017 | Read review
“Always request the room with the table-mountain view!”
vedicxtacy, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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
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