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19 Forest Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (City Bowl)
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Amsterdam Guest House - City Bowl
Ranked #114 of 147 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stockholm, Sweden
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I wanted to stay at a place to meet fellow travelers to do things with as I traveled by myself. Amsterdam Guest House is just perfect. However, it's better that you hire a car as it's located up the hill in a very nice and safe residential area. The owner Lorens is very friendly and helpful. I read the review... More 

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New Enterprise, Pennsylvania
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

My partner and I stayed at the Amsterdam Guest House for six days beginning New Year’s Eve 2011-2012. We made reservations at the Amsterdam back at the end of August and Lourens was a great help to us in suggesting places to stay on the Eastern Cape before our arrival in Cape Town and great source of suggestions for places... More 

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Barcelona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

Not only the place, but the manager, the cleanliness, the views, and the feeling to be like at home. The best choice for a trip in Cape Town... of course the main choice if you're looking for a gay accomodation. I will back!!! You need transportation to move around but taxis are very cheap (3€ from almost any point to... More 

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Taipei
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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

My partner and I stayed at the Amsterdam Guest House in February 2011. We stayed in the Executive suite,which had a wonderful bathroom! The room was quite spacious with beautiful views of Cape Town Harbor. Tea and coffee making facilities.Unfortunately no bar fridge.My partner complained about the comfortable level of the bed. Our bathroom had it's own hot tub with... More 

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2010

Stayed here over Christmas and New Year 2009-2010 in very clean and comfortble room with excellent facilities. Agree with most comments here but I think it is only fair to point out that you need your own transport when staying here. If you don't hire a car you have to rely on taxis into town and around the area and... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2009

I have discovered Amsterdam Guesthouse in 2001. I have stayed there seven times since. Always welcomed nicely. Clean, spacious and comfortable rooms. I could make a few remarks on a few number of things like the limited number of TV channels, instability of the Wireless Internet access (although always working fine enough to work), or the noise sometimes heard from... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2009

I went to Cape Town for business; my stay was paid at the upmarket Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel (SSWH) but I decided to go 2 days in advance and stayed at Amsterdam Guest House. When I had to move to SSWH I was completely heartbroken, I felt like Adam being expelled from Paradise!! At Amesterdam, Lourens and his team made... More 

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Johannesburg
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2009

We booked a combined business and leisure trip to Cape Town to just relax and get a few meetings in as well. We were pleasantly surprised by the friendliness of the staff and management and also the cleanliness of the rooms. All snow white linen; excellent breakfasts that is served until a decent hour. Our wi-Fi in the room worked... More 

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Orlando, Florida USA
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2009

This is such a nice place with wonderful service. You can come and go as you please, the breakfasts are very good and the service is attentive, and the view of Table Mountain is awesome. There's a big swimming pool, with a sun deck and a hot tub and also a steam room. I was lucky to meet a couple... More 

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Boston
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11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2009

Stayed here for 5 days (and also at 3 other guest houses in Cape Town) in Feb'09. It was my second visit here, and would return for sure. Pros: the house itself, sundeck and pool, nice mix of fellow travelers here, the beautiful location, the neighborhood and the location. Cons: None really to speak of -- this area is quite... More 

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Additional Information about Amsterdam Guest House - City Bowl

Address: 19 Forest Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl , Oranjezicht
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Amsterdam Guest House - City Bowl Cape Town, South Africa

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