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4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   25 Main Drive, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Ranked #27 of 149 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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Wilmington, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lonely Planet did well by us by including Huijs Haerlem in its list of accommodations in Sea Point. We'd go back to stay here in heartbeat -- in fact, we did. We were so impressed with this place after we stayed there in our first two days in South Africa that we booked a room there for our last night... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I had a very nice time in Cape town and benefited greatly from all the help I received from the people from Huijs Haerlem in booking my day trips and all the other advice they gave me. I can recommend anyone to book a stay in Huijs Haerlem.

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Hamburg, Germany
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

A very cozy bed and breakfast, well situated in Cape Town. As we were traveling in family with 3 couples, it gave us cozy places in the garden or inside to spend time together. Breakfast was delicious with great service and when nice weather, it is fun to eat on the terrace. The views are great looking over the ocean.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

After an overnight bustrip from the wild-coast, this was exactly what we needed. It's not in the center, but perhaps that's for the better. The buses are easy and reliable (the owner of the guest-house will give you the card, check where you need to recharge it) and plenty of parking-space (if you rented your car). The rooms are luxuriously... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The moment when entering through the garden front door is already magic. The only noise you hear from now own is running water from a small fountain. The garden is beautiful and the pool clean. My room (No. 5) was spacious, clean, very comfortable and had an amazing view over the ocean (even from the bed and the shower). The... More

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Hanau, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The guest house is very beautiful. The breakfast was fantastic: very good selection of various breakfast items. The garden was lovely with an outstanding view to the sea. The staff was friendly and supportive!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Very nice garden and house furnishings. Alex and Johann were very friendly and helpful. Homemade breads at breakfast were delicious. Only negative was the stairs to get to the house and upstairs to the rooms.

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Helsinki, Finland
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93 reviews 93 reviews
22 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The place is much more than a hotel. The beautiful villa with antique furniture has it's own atmosphere. It's well kept and immaculately clean. There's a swimming pool in the garden, while the garden itself is a gem with a view to the Ocean. The hosts were also extremely helpful and made an effort to take good care of us.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Excellent place, delightful house and gardens, beautiful furniture, good breakfasts. Owners very helpful, nothing too much trouble. Location - good restaurants within half a mile (safe area) Easy access by taxi or tourist bus to centre of Cape Town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

This is a fantastic gem, can't fault it in any way. When I arrived, the host helpfully gave me few tips for exploring local area, including booking table mountain tickets online, to save queuing. The house itself is amazing, full of character and history. The location is convenient for anywhere you might want to go, and I was lucky to... More

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Address: 25 Main Drive, 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 — Huijs Haerlem 4*
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High above Sea Point and the Atlantic Ocean, minutes from all the sights and beaches that Cape Town has to offer, Huijs Haerlem offers peace and tranquility. Breakfast will set you up for the day! Glorious gardens, solar-heated salt water pool, with wonderful views over the Atlantic, Robben Island and Bloubergstrand. Dutch and German spoken. Arrive as guests, leave as friends. ... more   less 
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