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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8 Upper Bloem Street, Cape Town Central 1700, South Africa
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Ranked #18 of 120 hotels in Cape Town Central
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have read some of the other reviews with interest and it is a steep climb and also very steep to drive up as well.....especially on a wet night! That said, Katrin has a really good place and I was very happy staying here. We had the room overlooking the bay and it had the private balcony. I sat there... More

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Cardiff
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Situated in Bo Kaap not far from the signal gun, this family run guest house has fantastic views of the city bowl and Table Mountain. The owner is extremely friendly and very accommodating to the needs of guests. The guest rooms are basic but clean and the Wi Fi and pool terrace are a real bonus for a hotel in... More

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Ghent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the very hospital arrival. The hostess gave us practical advice for our stay. The room had a nice view over the city center. The breakfast was good as well as the wifi access. Upon arrival at the airport a taxi was waiting for us to bring us to the guesthouse.

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This spot was perfect for my needs. In town, close to much activity. friendly and very helpful host. great breakfast. location is hilly so not for disabled or short of breath types. Overall, a great find!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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113 reviews 113 reviews
53 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely, small B & B located at the top of the Bo Kaap area...which means that it has a terrific view of the mountains and the waterfront and demands a long, steep climb to get there...or a taxi ride! There are only 5 rooms, each with a different view and all with en-suite baths. One or two... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upperbloem was for us a home away from home while oour stay in cape town for 4 days. Katrin is lovely and a perfect host. Guesthouse is beautiful as each room is different and special in decoration. beautiful common aerea and very good breakfast. Bo kapp is a wonderful area to stay in and from the guest house you have... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Upperbloem is a nice guest house tucked up in picturesk bo-kapp. The views from the terrace are amazing. Karin is so helpful and welcoming, giving advice and helping you book activities. The rooms are spacious and nice furnished. Hard to bet their great prices and perfect location. Breakfast are very fresh and well supplied. Would highly recommend to come and... More

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Dallas, Texas
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115 reviews 115 reviews
39 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Great place! Within walking distance of the city center and waterfront. Wonderful view from the breakfast room and balcony of the city, Table Bay and Table Mountain. Katrin, the owner, was a wonderful host. Excellent continental (German) style breakfast with great breads, cheese, cold cuts, eggs, fruit, cereal, yogurt, home-made pastries and muffins, etc.. Our room (#6) was large with... More

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Rennes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in Upperbloem and everything was perfect : a very central location, a fantastic view from the terrace, our guest was very helpful and arranged taxis, a car hire, laundry etc... and gave us very useful tips. The price was very competitive too.

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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

This is extraordinarily good value for money. Stunning views of the sea, city and Table Mountain. Self catering facilities as well as yummy continental breakfast. Swimming pool :-) lovely host who is so sweet and helpful. Clean, comfy bedroom. High up in the colourful Bo Kaap area - a big hill so prepare to get fit or get a taxi!... More

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Also Known As:
Upperbloem Cape Town, South Africa
Address: 8 Upper Bloem Street, Cape Town Central 1700, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Cape Town Central
#18 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#33 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#56 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Upperbloem 3*
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