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Al Villa Romantica

52 Hely Hutchinson Avenue, Camps Bay 8001, South Africa
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The views are superb from the balcony but they are not private as stated on bookingsites. The pool area is ok but could benefit from some decorations and cosy details. You will need a car to go to the Beach - you can walk but the walk is steep and a b bit boring. The owner is very friendly and... More 

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London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We were looking forward to our stay in Cape Town and it was great apart from where we stayed - it was filthy, the brother of the owner was disinterested in us, no supplies in the rooms, pool dirty, no room cleaning, miles to walk to beach, would not advise staying there

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Windhoek, Namibia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Definitely not deserving of its stars: Apart from the 22h lock-up of the gate, the fake green and not really well-adjusted grass carpet on the wooden deck (which is then covered by it…), the TV not working, no breakfast offered, the strangely deserted establishment-not romantically quiet! just odd), not even a cup for our toothbrushes (when you start noticing those... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I'd love to say it was ok as the view of Camps Bay and 12 apostles was amazing and the room we had was great, but there was too many other issues to rate it higher than poor - Pool was actually more like a fishpond (no way would you swim in it!) - Nothing stocked (no coffee, milk sachets... More 

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Warner Beach KZN South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Location great. Rooms, bedding and cleanliness great. Owner George is foreign so communication is poor. No keys given so we were locked out. His cellphone went to voicemail, and he was full of excuses. Property is run down, so does not look like the website - deck tables broken, astro turf on deck loose, and flaps all night. TV not... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

My husband was working in Cape Town and wanted to surprise me by flying me down to join him for a romantic weekend. He found this place on line - and when he saw the online photos was sold. However when we arrived, we discovered that the room backed onto the office - and was minute with no space to... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We went on a romantic weekend away and I booked at Al Villa Romantica after having looked at the pictures and desriptions on this site and let me say that we were nothing short of disappointed when we arrived. The room looked nothing like the pictures although the view of the ocean was amazing. The entire establishment was dirty and... More 

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marvel100, General Manager at Al Villa Romantica, responded to this review

Dear Donald, We at Villa Romantica appreciate your comments but I feel that your review has been a bit harsh. We do take care and ensure we clean all our rooms regularly and to the best of our ability. We apologise if we did not live up to your standards. When you wanted to leave earlier why did you not... More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Al Villa Romantica takes poetic licence. Whilst the place has potential and some redeeming factors (location, views, proximity to Camps Bay) etc I would not choose to stay here again. The two staff (Elvis and the chef) were extremely helpfui and attentive and Paul the owner asked the right questions but the basics were missing. Our room was a hodge... More 

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marvel100, General Manager at Al Villa Romantica, responded to this review

Hi Maureen, I really am taken aback about your review. I was present most of the time here and all you had to do is ask and we would have pleased your request. The furniture is our own design. some of it was made especially for us. our lodge was recently painted and upgraded . we afforded you one of... More 

New Delhi
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Got a brilliant price for a beautiful suite and I was left speechless with the amazing sea view but that's about it. Pathetic service, poorly managed and not maintained at all. If you are ready to comprise on service and want something close to Camps Bay its a good option.

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marvel100, General Manager at Al Villa Romantica, responded to this review

Dear guest please always use our place. We believe our guest house was not up to your standard. I am humbly sorry. We have taken account of your comments and have attended to these issues. the pity is , is that you should always make it aware to me as I am around to help improve our standards at all... More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

I was recommended this Hotel and on the whole I was not disappointed. The good points were that I had a lovely room - never tried a jacuzzi bath before! The large bed was very comfy and my glass doors opened directly onto the terrace and nice little pool. I had a couple of comfy sunbeds and a little table... More 

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