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Purple House Bed & Breakfast

23 Jarvis Street | De Waterkant Village, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Ranked #33 of 149 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a very nice and cosy appartment in a very pleasant neighbourhood in Kaapstad. The appartment has everything you need and breathes cosyness and warmth. Guido and Henk really have passion for their profession and are nice and helpfull. A perfect accomodation in a pleasant and hip part of Kaapstad! We would definetely recommend them and we would go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to adore your hosts. Big smiles were waiting on the curve when my taxi pulled up...a welcomed site after a 36 hour journey from the states. Great bed, great decor, simple and chic, crisp linens, yummy breakfast, lovely neighborhood, away from town center but walking distance to good food and shops. Thanks to Guido and Henk...great stay.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommended - loved our stay in de Waterkant. Ideally situated close to the waterfront and all major attractions - lovely quaint road with STUNNING rooftop patio with AMAzING VIEWS. We had the self catering option so cannot comment on the breakfast. Great value for money

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for 3 nights on the back end of a tour from Durban. What can I say...Guido & Henk were the perfect hosts, and were extremely accommodating to my needs. They have a wealth of local knowledge and gave great recommendations from eating to recreational activities...what wonderful human beings!!! The house was clean & tidy, the breakfast was... More 

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Wilton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Purple House is great. Henk and Guido (Dutch residents of SA) have an older house but modernized it. They couldn't be nicer. The house is in a very good part of town. They prepare a wonderful breakfast, are full of local knowledge and are great. I would go back in a heartbeat.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We loved staying at the self-catering two bedroom Purple House cottage. It is ideally located in the safe De Waterkant area and within easy walking distance of restaurants, supermarket, shops, the V and A Waterfront, the Bo Kapp area and downtown. The cottage was very spacious, clean and like a second home for our family of four. The owners Henke... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The Purple House Bed & Breakfast is run by two super and helpful friendly Dutchmen. One can not ask for a better location to stay - in trendy De Waterkant village, in the heart of the city. It is a safe and beautiful area with lots of interesting shops, restaurants and design studios. My partner and I recently had to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My wife and I stayed at this hotel between 27-30/03/2014 on our trip to South Africa. We got the two bedroom house as we stayed with our friends (another couple), a house which was absolutely outstanding! The location was perfect with lots of cafe/ bars/ restaurants and perfectly safe! If you come to CT, you need to stay there!

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Edgewater, New Jersey
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4 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

If you come to Cape Town (which you absolutely should) be sure to stay at Guido and Henk's B&B. The hosts are knowledgeable and hospitable, providing delicious breakfasts every morning and assistance with booking excursions. The location in De Waterkant can't be beat; this was our favorite part of Cape Town proper and we loved the neighborhood vibe. The B&B... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very nice and friendly place to stay in Cape Town. Safe and secure. Great hosts Keith and Guido. Nice breakfast with fresh bread, buns and fruits. Many great restaurants near by short walking distance to Cape Town CBD. Highly recommended. Thanks for lovely four days accommodation.

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