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Avanti Guesthouse

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   6 Seacliffe Road | Bantry Bay, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Ranked #22 of 148 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This review is a long time coming, but I couldn't let Johan and Maria's Avanti Guesthouse go uncelebrated. My wife and I went to Cape Town on our honeymoon, and we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. From the delicious breakfast spread each morning to Johan and Maria's enthusiasm, kindness, and generous excursion arranging skills, Avanti can't be... More

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Kentville, Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The owners and the staff were very friendly and helpfully, with providing tips on sites to visit and a beautifully breakfast selection each morning. My wife and I utilized the Red City Hop on Hop off bus while in Cape Town and having 2 stops fairly close to the Avanti was very nice. Walking to the waterfront and local restaurants... More

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Johan S, Owner at Avanti Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Mark, Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate the fact that you went to the trouble of writing a review. As you know we are currently taking a break after a long but very rewarding summer season. We are currently traveling but will be back on 1 July to prepare for next summer. We hope you are both... More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We had a great stay here, Johan and Maria are lovely hosts. Very comfy bed, great shower and a delicious breakfast. Happy to recommend Avanti Guesthouse as a place to stay in Cape Town, just like staying with friends or relatives. Close to the water, not too far to the shops

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Johan S, Owner at Avanti Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Barrie & Charmaine, Thank you so much for reviewing Avanti. We will long remember your actor's fascial decoration Barrie (Impressive) and your open and friendly smile Charmaine. We are glad that you are safely home and will send the promised photos now. We wish you a good spring and a warmer summer with lots of good fortune and fun.... More

Windhoek, Namibia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Right from the onset, we were welcomed with friendliness unparalleled anywhere. Johan and Mari made our stay better than when we are at our own home, and we will from now on, always stay with them when in Cape Town. Breakfast was the best time to be there. They will introduce you to all other guests, and chat with everyone... More

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Johan S, Owner at Avanti Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Norman & Bee, Wow! You have really been nice to us. Thank you so much for the nice review. It was a pleasure having real Namibians staying for a change. We see far too few of our neighbours from Namibia, one of our own favourite destinations. Thank you for the interesting chats and the positive vibe you brought to... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

What a little gem, such a lovely guest house and the owners make you feel so welcome it is like being at home. It is only small, so book early so not to be disappointed. Everything you need in the room and a lovely walk in shower. The breakfast was fantastic, the owners prepare everything from scratch, you can have... More

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Johan S, Owner at Avanti Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Martyn & Michelle, Thank you for super review. We notice that you are senior reviewers and that is even more rewarding and gratifying to receive your positive comments. We also found it interesting that you commented on the room and the view from the balcony. We feel very strongly about not creating expectations with misleading promises of sea views.... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We stayed a week here in January 2014. It was excellent value for money and ideally situated for access to the Cape Town Waterfront and in the other direction the beaches at Clifton, Camps Bay and Hout Bay. Our room was spacious spotlessly clean and had a balcony with glimpses of the sea. Breakfasts were delicious with plenty of variety.... More

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Johan S, Owner at Avanti Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Torry and Brenda, You are too kind, really. We appreciated your appreciation, if you don't mind me saying so in my broadest Irish accent possible. You were great fun with a sense of humour and with a genuine interest in our country. That will win you friends every where. It was nice touch to invite us for coffee in... More

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Very enjoyable stay in central location- close to rapid transfer bus stop, and short drive to city centre. Great breakfast, very neat room and friendly hosts. Would highly recommend this guesthouse to my friends and family.

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Johan S, Owner at Avanti Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Lizl and Pieter, Welcome to the world of reviewers on Tripadvisor. We are absolutely delighted that your first review is Avanti and wish you many more. Thanks for the positive review. It motivates us to give our best. We share them with the saff and they love to hear that their efforts are recognised. We hope the rest of... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Wonderfully friendly place, Maria and Johan really make the place very homely and are very welcoming. Location is excellent and is right on the sea front. Breakfast is delicious and fresh and the rooms themselves are very spacious. Would come back in a flash. One note: when booking your room - make sure you ask for the type of beds... More

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Johan S, Owner at Avanti Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Matthew and Nikki, Thanks for reviewing Avanti. You were such lovely guests and made the most of your time in Cape Town. We were quite impressed with your organised plans to see a lot of Cape Town. Your tip about the beds is quite useful for other travelers. We have two rooms with twin beds and three rooms with... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Such a nice place to stay! It's right near the ocean, I loved being able to hear the ocean from my bedroom! Johan and Maria are so welcoming & friendly. The breakfast spread is one of the best ones I've seen in all my travels. SO much good food! I would definitely stay here again

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Johan S, Owner at Avanti Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Kirsten, Thank you for your review. WE really appreciate it. It sounds as if your return journey has been trouble free and it must have been nice touching down on home soil after your long journey. We hope the weather was not in too much of a contrast to what you enjoyed in Cape Town;. You have been so... More

Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We were genuinely impressed with the friendly service we received from Maria and Johan. Our room and bath room were nice and clean, the beds comfortable. We were given clean towels every day and had a varied breakfast. We would come back any time.

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Johan S, Owner at Avanti Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Gerlinde and Marit, Thank you for your most kind review. Your stay at Avanti was long enough for us to really miss you at breakfast the next few mornings. You both were both so considerate and that makes you very special guests. The staff loved you because you room was so neat always. By the way, you left two... More

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Address: 6 Seacliffe Road | Bantry Bay, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Avanti Guesthouse 4*
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Avanti has 5 rooms that are en suite and have fridge, tel., TV, hair dryer, wall safe. Four have side sea views from the balcony/patio. The 5th room has twin beds + en suite bath and overhead shower and leads to a patio and the small pool. Laundry service, credit cards, off-street parking. French spoken. Children 12+ . ... more   less 
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