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The Hout Bay Hideaway

37 Skaife Street, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Hamburg, Germany
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136 reviews 136 reviews
75 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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 

Reston, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My husband and I have stayed here three times in the last two years and we love it! The owners, Sue and Martin, are always friendly and helpful. The rooms are lovely and restful, and the location is perfect for a base to explore the Cape Town area. We especially enjoy looking out over the harbor in the morning while... More 

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Looking forward to your next visit, hopefully it won't be too long!!!! More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Its very hard to fault this accommodation. Rooms and facilities are all first class with beautiful furnishings. Outside areas are also excellent with a small pool enhanced by hundreds of butterflies! We would definitely stay here again.

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

Thank you for your kind words and we're sure you had a pleasant flight back!! More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This guest house offers a wonderful cozy atmosphere. The owners Sue and Martin Collins obviously understand what true hospitality really is as their care and attention is superb. The room is very tastefully decorated and is very comfortable. One really can spend the entire day just relaxing at the guest house given the splendid all-round views. I definitely will be... More 

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It was a pleasure having you stay and we look forward to seeing you again on your next break in Cape Town. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We stayed here in September 2014 and I can't recommend it highly enough. Bay View Suite is very spacious with tasteful furnishings and decor, it has fantastic private terrace where we had breakfasts in the morning enjoying great views onto Hout Bay. Highlights: amazing garden with exotic plants and a pool (and a fully functioning bath in the garden), Sue's... More 

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We're so pleased we got your holiday off to a good start and I'm sure you had a great time during the rest of your stay in South Africa. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

It’s quite rare to stay somewhere so lovely that you really can’t think of a single improvement that could be made. Hout Bay Hideaway is absolutely wonderful with a very relaxed brand of luxury. Nothing pretentious but a truly beautiful setting – vintage furniture, African art, massive beds with lovely plump bedding, gorgeous bathrooms with underfloor heating, large balcony overlooking... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review it great having you stay, you were lots of fun. Next time you can get time of work, it would be lovely to see you!!! More 

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Address: 37 Skaife Street, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
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