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4 Molteno Rd., Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (City Bowl)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Paternoster, South Africa
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101 reviews 101 reviews
59 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Thanks to Julian for following up and booking us in at short notice. We were located downstairs on the ground floor and our room doors opened on to an open terrace with water feature and lovely comfortable chairs.room was huge with a king size bed and lovely big sofa. Bathroom was a wet room so toilet paper had to be... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We spent 2 weeks at the Cactus House. It is pretty close to the centre of Cape Town, everything is in easily accessible by car, cab or even in walking distance. The rooms are spacious (especially for a guest house) and very clean. Very nice breakfast including fresh fruit, yoghurt, juice and always some cooked breakfast as well (eggs, omelets,... More

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Bamako, Mali
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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Looking for the perfect combination of class, hospitality, and friendliness for less than $100/night? Try the Cactus House, a small shady gay B&B located in a charming old Victorian in the Garden area of Cape town. I stayed here for 3 days in December after a conference and felt right at home. The guest house is full of cosy yet... More

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Denver, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I stayed at Cactus House for about 7 nights and had a wonderful experience. Julian did a great job as a host and made a great hot breakfast every morning. the B and B is clean, safe and very quiet. Staying here made my vacation much more pleasurable. Also not far from downtown or table mountain. I would recommend it... More

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We planned to stay only 3 nights and extended our stay because Jules and his staff created the best atmosphere ever. We felt like home and enjoyed the loving service! We will definitely come back! Our host Jules gave us great tour tipps and organized wonderful dinner moments.

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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Just stayed here with my partner and greatly enjoyed the accommodation, and particularly the welcome and hospitality. We had one of the first floor rooms with a view of Table Mountain and a balcony which I would recommend in the summer. But the key to the stay was the fact that Julian is a superb host, and an excellent builder... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I finally got to stay at this guesthouse after months of bad planning from my side. What a good experience! Julian was an excellent host - very accommodating and pays attention to your needs. The rooms were very spacious and I loved the recently refurbished bathroom. The fireplace added to the cosy atmosphere. Julian is extremely down to earth and... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The decor and room is comfortable and contemporary. Julian and Albert and even Ant the dog ensured that every need was met. Even with the dreary weather and wild nights out they ensured that one is comfortable and a freshly brewed pot of coffee and or breakfast (rather brunch) is waiting. The Cactus House is centrally located and a short... More

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Sanur Bali
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

My first time to Capetown this guest house is close to everything with amazing views to Table mountain, the guest house is light and airy and very homely. I was welcomed by Julian and made to feel at home he organized my tours and recommended many a great restaurant around Capetown not to mention various bars, Alfred your breakfasts where... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Love this guest house! Julian and Simon were superb hosts and the accommodation is beautiful. Breakfasts were different everyday. I loved having a bathtub on the balcony with views of the majestic Table Mountain. It is located opposite a park and within short walking distance from some great restaurants Can't wait to return!

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Address: 4 Molteno Rd., Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Cactus House Cape Town, South Africa

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