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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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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Martin & Sue were very welcoming, and made us all feel at home instantly. Nothing was too much trouble and they went out of their way to ensure our stay was memorable. The breakfasts were delicious and an enjoyable experience. The rooms were very comfortable and very clean. We would recommend this Guest House very highly.

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Derbys
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I stayed at Hout Bay Hideaway with my friend from Australia. We had a really enjoyable stay. It was home from home. A comfortable, clean, beautiful environment with care and attention to detail. Martin and Sue are very special people who will go the extra mile to make sure their guests enjoy their stay. They seem to have thought of... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words, it really was a pleasure having you stay. Hope you had a good journey home and you have lots of lovely memories of your holiday with Sonia. More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We spent our last 2 nights in South Africa at The Hideaway staying in the Skylight room which overlooks the garden, including a terrace area where we took our breakfast looking for sunbirds. Sue & Martin were great hosts, and gave us lots of tips and suggestions. This is a wonderful location, we enjoyed walking on the beach in Hout... More 

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

It was great having you stay, hopefully we'll be able to accommodate you for longer next time. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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 March 3, 2015

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

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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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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6 helpful votes 6 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 

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