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Esperanza Guest House

3.0 of 5
11 Belvedere Avenue | Oranjezicht, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Ranked #96 of 149 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Esperanza Guesthouse is one of the oldest houses in Cape Town, and it is nice to stay in such a house. Sitting on the covered balcony overlooking the town is really great. The downside is that the interior is also a bit old, and some items may need some 'doing up'. The manager and the staff were very friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city with a historic and romantic feel too. Mark, Thank you for for your kind hospitality in allowing us to stay with you at discount on such short notice and providing us with 2 different rooms to enjoy and also a secure parking spot. The staff were friendly - a special... More 

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Varnamo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I am writing this quite late after my stay but my initial review did not pass through for some reason. The Esperanza Guest House is a beautiful and quant guest house which has this old look over it. One of the lovely ladies (I do not remember which one) even showed me her skills with the thread and needle after... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Dont get me wrong, this is a nice guest house, but I was a little disappointed. There is only space for parking 2 (small) cars, and 1 of those spaces is for the owner. Street-parking in SA is not advisable. Wifi was available, but I struggled to stay connected consistently. The room that I had was large with a beautiful... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Although we don't live very far from Cape Town, we often overnight when we come to the city for events. Similarly, we only stayed at Esperanza Guest House for one night, but this was enough to confirm that Esperanza will become a permanent entry on our list of Cape Town places to stay. The owners have managed to retain much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I stayed here for 3 nights and loved my stay. The place is 110 years old and is full of old-world charm. The place is beautifully decorated and there are wide verandas to enjoy the view. I asked for a quiet room and it was perfect, it was in the back so it didn't have a view but it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We stayed at Esparanza in November this year - the accommodation was fantastic, breakfast delicious and the staff were soooo helpful. Such a great stay would HIGHLY recommend - they even stayed up late for us arriving and let you borrow a cell phone for your stay, very helpful when retrying to deal with KLM and lost luggage!

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Windhoek, Namibia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The owner is very friendly and professional. Esperanza is centrally situated in Oranjezicht, close to the city, vibrant Kloof street and has easy access to all major routes out of the city. Breakfast is excellent and I can recommend Esperanza for a comfortable "home away from home" stay in Cape Town. It is convenient that you can take a stroll... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

This is one of the nicest and friendliest guest houses in Cape Town. Our vacation started here and it was a great welcome, even our cases were carried in and upstairs - a real help after an 11 hour flight. The breakfasts are amazing and the help yourself bar in the gorgeous lounge is a treat. One point to note... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The owner is very friendly and the guesthouse conveniently in Oranjezicht (close to town). Breakfast is good and plenty and I can recommend this place for a easy, nice stay in Cape Town... Also very nice: you can take a run around the resorvoir in the evening with Table Mountain in sight or go for a walk in the park... More 

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