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4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   6 Stephen Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Ranked #10 of 149 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staff - Unbelievably friendly and accommodating in every single encounter, from check in to breakfast to laundry service to helping with outside tours. Room - The mini-deluxe is very slightly too small, but bathroom was excellent. Tiny touches like romantic fairy lights and a hot water bottle placed in the bed on cold nights just made it seem even more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I recently stayed here for 4 nights. Upon arriving Fiona greeted us in the lovely front building us and took us up to our room in the back building. The room was beautiful and there was no lack of detail from the complementary fruit and port display to the great lavender smell in the room. Then Fiona... More

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London, United Kingdom
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35 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location - minutes from Kloof street. The complimentary bar in the living room is a great idea - the fire was lit every night while we were there and it was the perfect place to unwind after a busy day out. Alex is very efficient and sorted out all our queries and questions. Definitely my place to stay in... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where do I even start? This place has it all. It is completely gorgeous--two old houses (connected together) that are very tastefully decorated (i.e., no doilies and the like). Our room was spacious and cozy and the bed and shower were both great: two requirements of mine. There is a beautiful dining room with a wonderful breakfast (made to order... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone else has said it all! But I'll add kudos to Colleen, Simon and Alex for being first rate at being front office managers,and to the entire staff for going "the extra" to make us all feel welcomed. . t's clear they all love working at this beautiful urban sanctuary created and nurtured by Fiona. A+

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26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely guest house had all the comforts of home and all the luxury of a wonderful resort experience. It was beautiful and comfortable - rooms were fantastic, with views of Table Mountain. We walked to dinner on Kloof street each night after having a reservation made by one of the many wonderful staff that go above and beyond to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Stop looking for someplace better because you won't find it! Beautiful sanctuary of comfort, cleanliness, and style! Attention to detail, hospitality, and a casual elegance that is Fiona! Thank you for a most memorable experience! Debbie & Bill, Newport Beach, CA

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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This stylish guest house sits just beneath table mountain tucked into a quiet street off trendy Kloof St. I really liked the location and actually walked everywhere - you can walk to the waterfront in about 30 minutes if you so choose (though cabs are cheap). The house itself is beautiful - lovely living rooms to plunk down in after... More

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Welgelegen is a lovely place to stay in cape Town. We wanted a charming, comfortable, relaxing place to stay and this was perfect. We stayed 5 days and loved it. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable with lovely aromatherapy touches and the hosts and all the staff are attentive and helpful. The breakfasts are huge and the candle... More

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Rome, Italy
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My son and I stayed in the Welgelegen for only 2 nights, but we enjoyed every minute of it! We felt welcome and at home from the beginning to the end. The staff, the decoration, the atmosphere, the breakfast, really I can keep on raving about this hotel. THANK YOU!

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Address: 6 Stephen Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Welgelegen 4*
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