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Al Villa Romantica

52 Hely Hutchinson Avenue, Camps Bay 8001, South Africa
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Ranked #44 of 53 Camps Bay B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012
Nickyp P Woking, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Durban, South Africa
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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7 reviews 7 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

I booked Villa Romantica as a surprised getaway for myself and my husband. I have asked a manager Sophia to make a room look a bit more special and romantic and was prepared to pay extra for that - but unfortunately the request was left unattended. We arrived on Sunday and the person who opened the door was nice, but... More

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

Hi, After you checked in Sophia apologised and told you that the stuff for making the room romantic was running late as the owner had errands to run. All the stuff was bought at our expense and when you returned the room had been done up. We apologise again for the items arriving late. We have recently done renovations and... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

We booked Villa Romantica for a 2 night stay as part of our holiday. What a complete disappointment. The entrance hall is run down, pocky and stinks terribly. Our accommodation was on the basement level, where you need to negotiate an incredibly small and steep staircase. I had specifically phoned to check if they can accommodate children to which the... More

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

Hi Cindy When you phoned we told you that the guesthouse is child friendly as long as the door is closed. You were paying Daddy's Deal rates so you already got the room for quarter the price. The roof broke while your husband was showering and we wanted to fix it but you would not allow us to. We have... More

London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

We stayed in the Al Villa Romantic for five nights and spent four of them in the Torino suite. I'd thoroughly recommend booking this apartment as it has fabulous views over Camps Bay and Table Mountain. The owner, Paul, is a great host and is extremely accommodating. His staff are very helpful, providing a good hearty breakfast and an excellent... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Very Disappointing! I booked this hotels for the view. It was more expensive than some others in the area, but I thought it would be worth it. On arrival just before 6pm, we were unable to enter for several minutes as no one answered the doorbell or our knocking. We finally entered with the assistance of a returning guest (with... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

Stayed for three nights, had a warm welcome by the owner (Paul). Really liked the room, very decent rate (especially for Camps Bay), breakfast was very good and plenty. Would definitely come again.

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Address: 52 Hely Hutchinson Avenue, Camps Bay 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
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Thanks for all the comments. Your complaints have been noted and the guest has recently been upgraded.The Al Villa Romantica has two luxury Guest Houses for you to choose from - La Montagna (The Mountain) and La Spiaggia (The Beach). Both Guest Houses are centrally based, making attractions such as the Winelands, Robben Island, shopping and beaches easily accessible. La Montagna – No 52 Hely Hutchinson Avenue. Situated on the slopes of the mountain, with panoramic views of the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range and Camps Bay Beach. Facilities include a barbecue (braai) area, swimming pool, sauna, guest bar and a tanning deck. We offer Standard, Luxury and Super Luxury rooms as well as Self Catering Apartments (breakfast included). Standard Rooms Romantica Cozy Penthouse self catering for 2. This fully equipped (fridge, microwave, safe, stove) cozy apartment offers a private tanning deck with views. En-suite shower bathroom.Amore Double room offering sea views and tanning deck. Room equipped with fridge, microwave and safe. Full bathroom. Luxury Rooms – including breakfast.Valentino The Valentino suite is equipped with a fridge, microwave and safe. This room offers sea views and has an en-suite Jacuzzi bathroom. imini Suite: As our Valentino suite, Rimini is equipped with fridge, microwave and safe, as well as an en-suite Jacuzzi bathroom. Super Luxury Apartment – also with breakfast. San Remo Suite self catering (large apartment)A self-contained garden apartment with a fully equipped kitchen and spacious lounge. Jacuzzi bathroom. This apartment sleeps 4 people and is perfect for family (2 Adults & 2 Children).Torino Penthouse self catering (2 large rooms)This apartment offers 360 degree sea and mountain views, a private tanning deck, large lounge area with a bar and fully equipped kitchenette. A King size bed and Jacuzzi bath. ... more   less 
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