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Villa Surprise

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21 First-Crescent, Camps Bay 8005, South Africa
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Ranked #31 of 58 Camps Bay B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking to stay in beautiful Camps Bay there is a decided lack of lower cost options. There are no backpackers and the hotels are at the high end. Hence staying at Villa Surprise offered an affordable alternative in a prime location close to the beach etc. The room I stayed in was comfortable and the welcome was... More 

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

Dear Richard Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I know what a pain it can be to constantly be badgered with reviews, so the fact that you took the time to do so, speaks volumes and is very much appreciated. Thank you again. I hope to see you back here one of these days.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We've never stayed in a Guest House before, so this was a new adventure, but it turned out to be great. We stayed in the Italian Suite, which I believe is one of the bigger rooms, and has a balcony with superb views of the ocean and the mountains - you can't get much better than that. The room itself... More 

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

Thank you for your very sincere and warm review. You hit the nail on the head and I hope to see you here again soon. Perhaps try a different room next time? Some guests like to experience a different room each time they return and then finally make claim on one which they book every time they come back. Wishing... More 

Bolton
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The rooms at Surprise are all designed on a theme. We were in movie room (Marilyn Monroe theme) which was very roomy and comfortable. Surprise is a 5 to 10 minute walk from the restaurants and bars on the front. The return walk includes nearly 100 steps and is all uphill. The staff are really helpful and provide a great... More 

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

Dear Andrew Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay. The fact that you did, speaks volumes about your experience with us and all I can say is that you are most welcome! We have finally installed brand new air conditioners in each of our rooms, which was a recommendation from one of our guests... More 

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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

nice place, very special, bright, friendly and creative rooms (no need to say clean;)). very nice owner and staff-helpful when it comes to recommendations... we will definitely recommend thi B&B further and come back

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a heartfelt and honest review. The fact that you even took the time to review already speaks volumes and is always an awesome reflection on us and the service offer our guests. Thank you so much! Go well, stay safe, keep happy and come back soon. Best wishes, Linzi More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

An excellent stay in a great location and at a decent price. We stayed in the Movie room, excellent idea and different to what I've seen before. Great staff who made us feel very welcome and went out of their way to assist us. Highly recommend to anyone thinking of visiting.

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

Stanley.. Thank you for your awesome feedback on your stay at Villa Surprise. It was a great pleasure having you guys stay with us and I look forward to seeing you gain when you are next in Cape Town. There is so much to do and see, as you have discovered. Always "unfinished business" that we will be very happy... More 

Munich, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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7 reviews 7 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 

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