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The Hout Bay Hideaway

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37 Skaife Street, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely accommodation with wonderful, helpful and friendly hosts. Just got back from 10 nights at the hideaway and wish we could have stayed longer. The setting here is beautiful with a lovely garden, pool and all rooms a great size with their own outdoor area. Martin and Sue have created a lovely environment here- welcoming and friendly and they are... More 

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MartinCapetown, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. It was great having you stay and we were so pleased you were able to do all the activities you had planned. We look forward to welcoming you again some time in the future. More 

Lincolnshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were two couples on our third visit to Cape Town but our first visit to The Hideaway - we stayed one month, how lucky were we, fantastic suite, comfortable bed, pool area and garden were private and peaceful. The Hideaway is minutes from the town, beach and restaurants. Sue and Martin, our hosts, were exceptional and looked after us... More 

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MartinCapetown, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words, it was great fun having you stay with us and hopefully we'll see you again on your next trip to Cape Town. More 

Boxborough
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is no wonder that people return to the Hout Bay Hideaway year after year; it's a very unique and incredibly special place. Martin and Sue are the most welcoming hosts - charming, friendly and so attentive. We spent 4 nights in January in the Sentinel Suite (a couple and 19 year old son), a beautiful, spacious suite with a... More 

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MartinCapetown, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we really enjoyed having you stay. Glad you managed to get some time on your own, it was a pleasure 'baby sitting' your 19 year old son, he was no trouble at all!! More 

Reinach, Switzerland
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Hout Bay Hidaway in February 2015 for 4 nights and it was the best accommodation during our holiday in South Africa. We can’t recommend it highly enough. We had booked the Garden Appartment for us and our 11 year old son and we felt comfortable right from the beginning. The appartment was very spacious and the... More 

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MartinCapetown, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and very kind words. We're so pleased you enjoyed your time at The Hideaway and visiting the attractions of Cape Town and The Cape. More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Hout Bay Hideaway for three nights during my recent stay in South Africa and thoroughly enjoyed it. The beautiful rooms and outdoor space are peaceful and homely, it feels like a stunning home from home though with much better weather! Getting to know the wonderful Martin & Sue was a highlight - you couldn't find friendlier... More 

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Thank you for your kind words, we're so glad you enjoyed it and it was a pleasure having you stay. More 

Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Our fourth stay with Sue and Martin and planning our fifth… I guess that shows how much we enjoy our time at the Hout Bay Hideaway. It is indeed a very comfortable and stylish place, but most importantly it is a home away from home - with hosts that make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. Breakfasts on... More 

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It was our pleasure as always having you stay and we are ready counting the days to your arrival next January! More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had 3 nights at the Hout Bay Hideaway. Martin and Sue and such lovely, welcoming, chatty hosts. A lovely and substantial breakfast was served outside our room, at a time of our choice. A lovely lagoon-style pool was enjoyed for afternoon swims, and the room itself was lovely and spacious. We liked that there are only a few rooms... More 

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MartinCapetown, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thanks for your very kind words. Hope the gnocchi was good, you had a safe journey home and now settled into married life in Dubai. More 

United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We loved it here but are inclined to keep this to ourselves so that we can go back! Gorgeous views, fabulous rooms, breakfast, garden and pool, what more can one want? Wake up to the sound of birds singing, breakfast is brought round to your room balcony. Breakfast is fresh fruit, cereals, pastry and cooked eggs too. Great for relaxing... More 

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MartinCapetown, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you! Hope you had a good journey home and the weather isn't too cold where you are. Happy New Year to you both. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Without any doubt, this is the most comfortable, relaxed and stylish guest house you will find. From the greeting by Sue and Martin, the rooms, breakfast, the bedrooms to the magnificent garden. Your attention to detail would put many 4/5 star hotels to shame.Thank you for a memorable stay, looking forward to a return visit soon.

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Wonderful, you were great fun and looking forward to your next visit! More 

Brielle, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

At the hout-bay hideaway everything is done to make you feel 'at home'. It is the way in which it is done which makes you appreciate it all the more. For Sue and Martin it simply is not an effort it just goes with them and the surroundings and fantastic quitetly comforting environment they have created. I cannot say that... More 

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MartinCapetown, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review, looking forward to your return, you could always bring your wife to make it feel like a 100% home. More 

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