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The Colony

12 Brownlow Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Shawnee, Kansas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

My wife and I went to a wedding in Zimbabwe last year and decided to spend some time in Cape Town before the wedding. I did a lot of research on Cape Town and could not decide what area would be best to stay. We finally decided to just make a choice and be happy with it. After looking at... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We spent 2 nights in the Terrace Room in January. The building itself is very beautiful and the entrance area with the pool and sundeck is superb. The room itself was standard but not very unique. The location was very safe and quiet. We walked into town from here and although a steep walk back we didnt mind too much.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We sent four days recently at The Colony in Capetown. This is a very charming bed and breakfast, in a lovely old home, and I thought the breakfasts were delicious. However, we did find it odd that there was no one on site after 4:00 pm every day. As most visitors are generally out sightseeing all day, it did make... More 

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Kings Beach
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

An older but comfortable guest house in an excellent location, it is up the hill about 3 blocks above the city streets. Good views from the rooms. 5 minute walk to very good restaurants, 15 minutes to SA Museum and start of central city attractions. A good value. Although it was indicated staff would be available to advise on and... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We enjoyed our stay in The Colony and had a room with a fantastic view over Table Mountain. We enjoyed sitting on our balcony with our early morning coffee (Make sure to book one of the two rooms with a view). The service was friendly and the rooms very beautifull with everything we needed. The only thing that dampened our... More 

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Maputo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We planned our trip rather last minute, and got lucky with The Colony. Great place, good price, fantastic location. Pros: * Excellent views of table mountain * Friendly ladies who work there * Beautiful renovated house * Free internet (slow, but not too bad) Cons: * Old, wooden house (you can hear every step (and moan!) of every person in... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

We stayed there on two occasions in July. We'd booked it first on internet and when we found out we needed another 2 days after returning from Franschhoek they accommodated us by adding a mattress for our daughter. It is often a problem when traveling with a grown up daughter to find hotel without spending money for another room. Both... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

The Colony in Cape Town, South Africa was one of the most beautiful rooms I have EVER stayed in. I was last minute hotel shopping for last New Year’s and I took the only room left…the honeymoon suite! I was traveling solo, but thought, why not? SO GLAD I DID!!! I had a stunning view of Table Mountain that could... More 

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Shawnee, KS USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

We had a hard time deciding where in Cape Town to stay. We finally decided we would stay in the Tamborskloof area and once we arrived at The Colony we were blown away by our choice. The guesthouse has been renovated and maintained beautifully and the view is out of a travel book. This is a great location that is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

We stayed at the Colony for 6 nights this past month. The location is excellent---pretty safe, easy access to city center, nice neighborhood feel. We had a duplex room for me , my husband and our daughter which included a private terrace off the upstairs bedroom. We had adequate space and storage. The views of Table Mountain were wonderful, the... More 

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