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Al Villa Romantica

52 Hely Hutchinson Avenue, Camps Bay 8001, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This place is in a good location. It has beautiful views of the sea, the beach, and the mountain. The linen was great. With good management, or knowledge of hospitality, it can be great. The room has no mirrors. The room is supposed to have a queen size bed, but it had a double size bed. The shower / bath... More 

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

It's a guest house. Friendly welcome. Table Mountain behind, Seaview. Great location. No food etc. Around, car is mandatory. The house itself appears somehow not ready. Or partly broken already. Pool dirty. OK, owner started cleaning the other day. Furniture at balcony broken or shaky at least. Breakfast was a special experience. Just put the eggs at a plate and... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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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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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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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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23 hotel reviews
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 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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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
5 hotel reviews
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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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2 Thank Donald C
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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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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1 Thank Maureen B
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 

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