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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8 Upper Bloem Street, Cape Town Central 1700, South Africa
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Ranked #21 of 101 hotels in Cape Town Central
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Stayed here for a few days during our Africa trip and the whole time we stayed in Capetown. What I liked the most about the place is the owner Katryn is very friendly, hands on, and very helpful for anything you need. Accommodations are simple but nice. Breakfast is simple and good, prepared by Katryn. You can grab a drink... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Katrin(owner) was amazingly accommodating and responsive to requests. The room, despite being the smallest there was more than adequate with a great bed and best shower I had in Africa! The common area had all facilities and it's adjoining balcony had an amazing view. It's overall location was great - I am very cautious and just like any city you... More

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San Francisco
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We blindly booked a reservation last minute and landed in cape town at upperbloem. We were overly delighted with our experience. Clean room and common areas, helpful staff, nice breakfast included and a to die for view. Easy daytime downhill walk to bo-kapp, garden market, long street bars and shops. Cab necessary for way home but it's cheap sure to... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

After reading all ratings on Tripadvisor I have to say that this place is definitely overrated. The area around Upperbloem is quite unsafe and the broken fragments of car windows told its own story... Even though the place is quite close to the city centre it is necessary to have a car, as walking at night could be quite dangerous.... More

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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

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 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

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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120 reviews 120 reviews
56 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

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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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Upperbloem 3*
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Cape Town Central #21 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central #42 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
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