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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 #40 of 148 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had an Awesome time staying with the Awesome Guido and Henk. Nothing was a problem and they were friendly and couldn't have been more helpful. We had a couple of problems with credit card bookings elsewhere and they just sorted it out for us. Same with cell phone issues and again nothing but helpful. Great view of Table Mountain... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We had a very comfortable, clean 2 bdrm apt. The location was very convenient with good shopping, and restaurants galore. Henk took us to the apartment which was just 2 blocks from their B&B. We had a quick orientation, and lots of advice about local attractions, and suggestions for dining (Beluga, an easy walk on a warm night was a... More

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Pattaya, Thailand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

All the reviews here are true and accurate. Look in the dictionary for the word "hospitality" and you will find photographs of Guido and Henk, the owners and hosts. We stayed in the guest room in the main house and our stay was truly memorable. Excellent breakfasts by "Chef" Guido and superb assistance and guidance from "Concierge" Henk. They went... More

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Brisbane
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45 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

No need to look elsewhere, if you don't stay here you will really be missing out. This is the perfect place to stay in Capetown! With only the 1 room and the welcome and advise you receive from Henk and Guido you really feel like you are staying with friends. The location is perfect in a lovely safe area of... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Having travelled to 75 countries, I have stayed in everything from the Hilton in Cairo, to pods in Tokyo but the Purple House in Cape Town is somewhere special, somewhere which becomes home rather than another faceless hotel. Within five minutes of arrival, we were relaxing on the roof terrace drinking tea overlooking Table Mountain. The room offered you space... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Great accommodation and location, delicious breakfast, and charming hosts. From this spot, you can walk around safely to stores, cafes and the waterfront. Would stay here again and recommend it to friends without hesitation!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Henk and Guido, Two of the nicest guys you could ever meet. Coupled with the most incredible welcome and hospitality you could ever ask for. To those who have not yet enjoyed Purple House you do not know what you are missing, the two guys are an absolute treasure trove of information on Cape Town and, its fantastic range of... More

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Stellenbosch
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

We live just 35minutes form Cape Town and wanted to spend a night, traveling like tourists in our own City. This was a perfect base. We used all the recommended(by the owner) restaurants, it was fabulous. The stunning rooftop terrace has a great view over the mountain, sea(V&A Waterfront) and the city. I will highly recommend this apartment to anybody.

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CapeTownHenk, Owner at Purple House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. We enjoyed having you as our guests. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I've lost count of the number of times I have stayed with Guido & Henk at their beautiful home in Cape Town. You will receive a great welcome from these fantastic hosts, and your comfort in their beautiful home is assured. Add a superb breakfast which sets you up for a day enjoying all that Cape Town has to offer.... More

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14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Henk and Guido are great hosts and we truly felt that staying at the Purple House on Jarvis street enhanced our experience in Cape Town. They are very knowledgable about the surrounding community, with great food and activities recommendations. You can walk to most of the areas highlights from their place. A very modern feel to the room, you feel... More

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Address: 23 Jarvis Street | De Waterkant Village, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
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Based in charming De Waterkant Village, Purple House offers a B&B with a spacious guestroom with en suite bathroom, as well as a self-catering cottage with two bedrooms and two en suite bathrooms. ... more   less 
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