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Villa Surprise

21 First-Crescent, Camps Bay 8005, South Africa
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Ranked #28 of 53 Camps Bay B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014
Frank H Munich, Germany
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Munich, Germany
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Camps Bay is next to the Table Mountain, next to the red bus line - going to cape town, next to a great promenade with excellent affordable restaurants with great fish. Next to a lovely beach (with cold water) and next to calm place. We stayed there 3 nights - really short for cape town - but we missed nothing.... More

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Linzi S, Guest Relations Manager at Villa Surprise, responded to this review

Frank...thank you for such an awesome review of our guesthouse. You hit the nail on the head and we hope that other guesthouses will have the same pleasure of your company wherever your journey leads you from here. Hopefully it will lead you straight back to us! Stay safe and happy travels. Best wishes, Linzi and the Surprise Team. More

Newcastle, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Had a great week at Villa Surprise in January. It is brilliantly situated away from the hustle & bustle of the seafront but easily and safely walkable to the beach and restaurants and with magnificent views. The Beach room has a great patio to catch the sun all day although this has a minor drawback in that the room gets... More

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Linzi S, Guest Relations Manager at Villa Surprise, responded to this review

Richard and Gloria So pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was such a pleasure to have you with us and I can't wait to have you both back again. I love my country and the guesthouse and am always so happy to share it with visitors. Stay safe and come back soon. Warm regards, More

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I loved my Africa room on the ground floor. The zebra print and other animal-print decoration/furnishings on the chairs are extremely funky, and stylish too. The owners sell various furnishings too such as statues etc, at a very reasonable cost, with money going to a Mother and Child AIDS charity as well as a rhino charity. I bought a springbok... More

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Linzi S, Guest Relations Manager at Villa Surprise, responded to this review

It is always great to read the positive remarks about the décor that Villa Surprise is so well known for. I am super pleased you enjoyed your stay and perhaps you may consider spending a night or two in one of the other very differently themed rooms. See you soon! Best regards, The Team at Villa Surprise More

Hong Kong, China
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We stayed only 2 nights and had a good time. The owner from Switzerland and his sister were super friendly and made us feel very welcome. The location can be easily described as perfect, it takes you <10min to the beach and to the restaurants. The place is surrounded by other residential which make it a very quiet place. The... More

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Linzi S, Guest Relations Manager at Villa Surprise, responded to this review

Dear Summer. Thank you for your lovely review. I used to live in Hong Kong myself, so I can understand the importance of air-conditioning! It has been a particularly hot Summer this year. Thank you for the tip. We will most certainly bear this in mind and hope that you will return again knowing that your room is acclimatised to... More

Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I spent one month in this beautiful b&b and loved it, felt like home. The location is great and the villa offers all the comfort you need, each room is decorated diferently, the garden is beautiful. Africa room (next to the pool) where I stayed, was my favorite :-) All in all, I had a great time there. Many thanks... More

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Linzi S, Guest Relations Manager at Villa Surprise, responded to this review

Dear Anca It is so lovely to hear from you. It was such a pleasure having you stay with us and I know it won't be the last time. It is always so rewarding to see guests feel completely at home and that, you did. Our door is open to you always and your room is waiting for you whenever... More

New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

These people are dishonest unethical operators who will try everything they can to steal money from you and your credit card. beware. here are the scams these people will pull on you when you stay at their house: Changing prices at check in: we agreed a price in writing, 850 rands per night. When i checked in, Linzie said the... More

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Linzi S, Guest Relations Manager at Villa Surprise, responded to this review

Whilst it is disappointing for a hotelier or management to receive a negative review of their establishment, we have to accept that in the hospitality industry, it is not always possible to satisfy every guest 100%. Given our track record or superb reviews we will do our utmost to maintain those standards. In this case, the credit card details submitted... More

Navan, Ireland
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Lovely beach-themed room (all the rooms are themed in fact :-) with a big big balcony and gorgeous views over the sea and the mountains in the background. Only 5 minutes from the beach and close to table mountain. Welcoming, friendly, helpful staff. A very good breakfast with eggs, a selection of breads, fruit, cereal and cheese, with an option... More

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Linzi S, Manager at Villa Surprise, responded to this review

What a great pleasure to receive such wonderful reviews on par with our service. Fantastic that our attention to detail does not go un-noticed. It was just as much as a pleasure having you stay with us and we look forward to your next visit. More

Valenciennes, France
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I stayed 6 days in the"Italian room" of Villa Surprise, the room was huge, with a big private bathroom and sea view. The location is at few minutes walk from the beach and the restaurant. And Miss Linzi (receptionist) was so nice and helpful anytime ! So I highly recommand this guest house ! David

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Linzi S, Manager at Villa Surprise, responded to this review

It is always a great pleasure to see our guests make themselves at home as if it were their own. By the time they leave, they've made new friends and so have we. Come back soon! More

Warrington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

My wife and I spent 3 nights here and had a very comfortable stay. The striking thing about Villa Surprise was the way the room had such an African character built into it – the decor, furnishings and even the washbowls in the bathroom are all designed to make you feel as though you are in Africa, for example with... More

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Aspen, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay in Camps Bay and would highly recommend the area as a base to explore Cape Town. It was much safer and cleaner than downtown, but only 10 minutes away. We stayed 4 nights at Villa Surprise and loved it. The rooms were clean and the service was great. The breakfast was the best part! My... More

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Address: 21 First-Crescent, Camps Bay 8005, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
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