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Sweet Orange Guest House

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Bellevue Rd. No. 1 | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Sweet Orange Guest House
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Ranked #81 of 148 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tanise W manchester
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the location is good, but the rooms are old and the TV does not have cable. The shower is not good at all, but the staff is friendly. They give you the keys of the place because there is no one at night.

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SweetestGuesthouses, Front Office Manager at Sweet Orange Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Tanise W, Your review is appreciated especially that you added comments of your personal impressions of our guesthouse. We appreciate your comments and critics about our establishment. Sweet Orange Guesthouse was built over 120 year ago and it is protected as a heritage building. Luckily we could restore the original woodwork such as windows, doors, floors, etc. As a... More 

Doha, Qatar
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful guest house. We were welcomed by a very nice and amicable staff who gave us all the tips and relevant info to make the most but of out trip. Good and friendly service. Even though location itselfis quite good the only downside I would say is that there are a couple of dodgy characters always hanging out right outside... More 

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SweetestGuesthouses, Front Office Manager at Sweet Orange Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Oscar P, Your review is appreciated by the entire staff of Sweetest Guesthouses and we Thank you to add comments about your stay at Sweet Orange Guesthouses. As Sweet Orange is located close to Restaurants, the Beach Promenade and the attractive Main Road it is unavoidable that couple of dodgy characters are attracted by these Tourist’s spots, as in... More 

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stayed here for 5 nights at the end of a long tour through South Africa. The staff were welcoming, the decor rather quirky, yet appealing, and the breakfasts totally lovely. One nice touch was 'today's breakfast special' ranging from various fruit smoothies, to Bircher Muesli and sweet filled pancakes. Freshly squeezed juice and eggs cooked to order. This guest... More 

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SweetestGuesthouses, Front Office Manager at Sweet Orange Guest House, responded to this review

Dear cath5960, We would like to Thank you for taking the time to review our Sweet Orange Guesthouse and ad personal comments to it. Our focus is to serve a good and delicous breakfast in order to start your day during your holiday perfectly and served on the communal table, our guest’s exchange information between each other. The Sea Point... More 

Switzerland
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156 reviews 156 reviews
60 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We stayed one night at this quirky, faux-colonial guesthouse, one of several 'Sweets' close to good restaurants and oceanside walks.Everything worked fine (lighting, toilet, showers, etc) but the whole place made a - possibly intentional - run-down impression (doors that stuck, old furniture, eccentric décor). Our bed (room 'Moon') was very comfortable and the room spacious with direct access to... More 

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MaggieF8005, Front Office Manager at Sweet Orange Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Tony E, The entire team of Sweetest Guesthouses is pleased about your review and we appreciate your valuable time to place personal comments. Each review placed is very important to us and we will pass your comments on to all staff members. Kind regards, Bridget and the entire team of Sweetest Guesthouses More 

Somerset
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We started a cycle tour of the Cape and ended it here. We were very lucky to have two different rooms, both being very nice. All amenities were catered for and the breakfasts were very good. However you have to pay for WiFi - ANNOYING!

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SweetestGuesthouses, Owner at Sweet Orange Guest House, responded to this review

Dear mistertonmum, Your review is appreciate and we thank you for your personal time you spend to place it. It is true, that we do charge for the WiFi usage, unfortunately Telecommunication is quite expensive in South Africa and to provide an undisturbed access we installed the best Technology available. We are sure user will understand that it is inevitable... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I recently stayed here one night with a group of girlfriends after my hen party. I checked in late afternoon to find my friends relaxing with their feet in the pool and a bottle of champagne on ice. The enclosed garden is surrounded by tropical plants and has small pool with deck chairs for relaxing and soaking up the sun.... More 

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SweetestGuesthouses, Owner at Sweet Orange Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Emily w, We thank you for the time to rate our Sweet Orange Guesthouse on Tripadvisor.com as well as your comments about your stay at our establishment. Every review is very valuable for us and we appreciate that you spend your time to place it. We will pass on your comments to Bridget 1, Bridget 3 and Themba, it... More 

Gent
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We stayed 3 nights. Plus : Very friendly and helpfull staff - clean rooms Minus: Very noisy (and we had some young Germans in the house who seemed to have overtaken the house: very loud music, smoking and chatting very loudly on the coach just for our window. The breakfast - we have had better ones in places who were... More 

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SweetestGuesthouses, Guest Relations Manager at Sweet Orange Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Mamapek, thank you for taking the time to write a review and giving future guests a feedback about our guesthouses. Our entire team is always doing its best to make you feel at home while you are staying with us. With pleasure we will also pass on the compliment about the clean rooms to our housekeepers. With our full... More 

Ballina, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Sweet Orange was in a great location. Very attractive guesthouse with the best breakfast around. Staff were very helpful and left hot water bottles every night for the guests. Rooms and dining area were beautifully decorated and the fireplace in the kitchen gave it a very homely feel. Would definitely stay there again!

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SweetestGuesthouses, Front Office Manager at Sweet Orange Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Lee Thank you very much for spending your valuable time to review our Sweet Orange Guesthouse on Trip Advisor. It is grat to hear that you very much liked our breakfast and we are more than happy that you enjoyed our hot water bottle-service. Thanks for your lovely feedback and we are already looking forward to welcoming you again.... More 

Lucerne, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I stayed at the Sweet Orange Guesthouse for 2 nights and I felt like at home as soon as I walked in. All the staff members were very friendly and made my stay most enjoyable. The breakfast is awesome! They are offering a special every day, I could try the muesli and the fruit smoothie which both of them were... More 

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SweetestGuesthouses, Front Office Manager at Sweet Orange Guest House, responded to this review

Dear a_friedli We want to say Thank you for spending your valuable time to review our Sweet Orange Guesthouse on TripAdvisor. It is great to hear, that you very much liked the breakfast. Besides a full continental and English breakfast combination, we serve as well a special which changes every day. It is good to hear that our guest enjoy... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Was definitely not a pleasant stay. "Room service" constantly knocked on the door and would just let themselves in from time to time with no explanation. No privacy at all. Also after the room was cleaned my door was left open with all my belongings inside... No explanation was provided. Disappointed a won't be coming back.

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SweetestGuesthouses, Owner at Sweet Orange Guest House, responded to this review

We thank London_Leon50 for his review and we would like to take the opportunity to comment on his issues he had while staying at Sweet Orange Guesthouse. When reading your personal comment about the room services we were indeed quite surprised as it sound that our staff is constantly in the rooms. It is true that our housekeepers must first... More 

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