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An African Villa

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19 Carstens St. | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Queanbeyan, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for a week and from the very first moment we felt as though we were staying with a very warm and welcoming family. Cindy, Keith, and Louis made sure we had everything we needed - be it a taxi, laundry, a restaurant booking or tips on things to see and do. Our room was very spacious and comfortable... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An African Villa is not located in the typical tourist areas of Cape Town. Instead, it is located in a quiet residential area, which is appropriate since it is three former residences joined together. The home like atmosphere extends to the personal service that the family and employees extends to their guests. From the bargain priced honor bar to the... More 

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fort Lauderdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were treated like family. This very cute B&B had elegant African motif. The staff were concerned about our privacy. They were low keyed and respected our needs. They went out of their way to see to our every request. When the power went out for 4 hours which sometimes happens in CapeTown in order to save energy, they were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a week in An African Villa and from the very first moment you feel like embraced from a warm family environment. Cindy, Keith, Jimmy and Louis are always there for you, in any kind of possible ways. They are always ready to help you out to arrange, anything you can need, trips, transportation, restaurants and as a plus... More 

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Port Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Intimate, classy, stylish, satisfying. What else can I say. These guys know what they are doing. This is like a home away from home. Like hanging in a friends lounge room. The rooms are beautifully appointed with terrific attention to detail. The service is personal, the staff are lovely and the little fogs make it feel just like home. Stay... More 

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

First visit to SA and arrived hours behind schedule (read Premier Classe Train review message if need be) and Louis didn't seem at all out of patience. Called several times, wasn't certain but I really thought we had to cancel, ended up not but arrived close to 1am. Forgive my misplacing his name, but begins with S and happily introduced... More 

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

What a fantastic place. An African Villa was just the ticket. First, the breakfast was more than one could hope for. Hot or cold selections, fruit, native juices, good coffee, you name it. Cold items served in the kitchen so you got to meet the breakfast staff every morning and they were super. Second, rooms were very nice and we... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stayed in March 2015 for about a week to explore the city and the surroundings. We had a large room with balcony facing the street (very quiet) for us and our daughter. The B&B is a real gem! At least one of the owners is in the office every day, helping and advising the guests with everything and anything.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had a very comfortable stay here despite the quirks of an older property that has been extensively remodeled. We had a front room with a full balcony, but the street noise was minimal. It was large with two armoires for clothing, a desk, two chairs with small end tables. The shower was elevated with doors that met at the... More 

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Santa Monica, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

A perfect place to stay in Cape Town! Keith gave us an extensive overview of the city upon our arrival, and both he & Louis (French pronunciation: "Louie") had terrific suggestions of what to do & how to do it to take advantage of Cape Town. Lovely decor; port & sherry await you upon your return at night. We loved... More 

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