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Art Gallery Guest House - Thandekayo

4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   14 Luisa Way | Noortgedagt, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Ranked #9 of 56 Hout Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014
Pamfletcher7 Cape St Francis, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Cape St Francis, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We spent one night at the Art Gallery Guest House after finding it on Tripadvisor. What a lovely surprise - we were welcomed by Banda who is very funny, friendly and helpful. The decor is very tasteful, I loved the quirky African beadwork animals. The photographic artworks by Martin the owner (who is a photographer) are excellent. Breakfast, although simple,... More

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wales
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

As a family visiting South Africa we couldn't have found a better place to stay for our first few days. Martin and his charming family made us all very welcome in his lovely guest house. His staff led by Banda were never troubled to always do the most they could to make us comfortable and happy. We were given space... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We spent our last 5 nights at Thandekayo on our recent trip to S.A. The accommodation, hospitality, and location matched the best we encountered. The relaxed atmosphere combined with the excellent service that we received made for a very comfortable stay. The breakfasts were excellent and the rooms are well serviced and clean. The contemporary style was very attractive and... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

This guest house is in a wonderful location with a friendly owner and staff and a relaxed vibe. Our cosy room was upstairs in a loft area with a lovely deck and a great view. Breakfast was very good. Its close to the world of birds and the fabulous Thai restaurant kitima.

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed four nights here and felt like being at home. The location is very nice, at beautifull surroundings and not to far away from Capetown. Although there are more posh places and the place could use a little maintenance, we enjoyed our stay, thanks to Jeanet, Banda, Madrin and Anita. Beautifull pictures, Martin is a nice artist. Do not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

It was the first stop of the vacation and yet it turned out to be the highlight of the vacation. Martin was not only super kind to help us prepare iteniarary but also arranged cab etc for us even though we had arrived when there were floods and landslide in Capetown. the breath taking view from the balcony on first... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

After previously checking out Thandekayo on behalf of friends from the UK who were looking for accommodation in Hout Bay, I was so impressed with the ambience and attitude of the staff and management, I decided to stay there myself for the last three weeks of my SA vacation. I have stayed in over 25 Guest Houses in Cape Town... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The two nights at this guest house was really nice! The house had a really cool design and was clean and fresh. The breakfast was superb! The only minus was the location which forced you to go by car. However I would definately go back! //Martina

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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I stayed at the Thandekayo guest house for a week during a photography course with Martin. Great experience. Lovely people - Martin and Anita and their kids. The staff - Banda and Janet were very helpful. People say the customer service in Cape Town is not really good. I must say, these people are the best. I was sad when... More

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Wokingham
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Booking accommodation via the Internet always feels a little risky but this 6 bedroom guest house close to Cape Town city is a gem of a place to stay. The owners run an art gallery in Cape Town and their renovation of Thandekayo reflects their very great talent for modern, yet comfortable, easy-on-the-eye design. A very warm and helpful welcome... More

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Thandekayo, Owner at Art Gallery Guest House - Thandekayo, responded to this review

I would like to thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and next time, should you return, I suggest you book the Arum Lily room which is a much larger double room with equally beautiful view as the Agapanthus loft room which you stayed in.... More

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Address: 14 Luisa Way | Noortgedagt, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
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Hotel Class:4 star — Art Gallery Guest House - Thandekayo 4*
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Art Gallery Guest House - Thandekayo is situated in the seaside village of Hout Bay, on the Atlantic seaboard of the Western Cape of South Africa, a scenic twenty-minute drive from Cape Town central. Offering luxury, four star accommodation with five stylish African theme rooms, all en-suite. Thandekayo is positioned on the foothills of the twelfth apostle boasting breathtaking views of the mountains that guard the town and the bay itself. ... more   less 
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