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“Perfect for family visiting UCT students” 5 of 5 stars
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Carmichael Guesthouse
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   11 Wolmunster Road | Rosebank, Rosebank 7700, South Africa   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 2 Rosebank B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
“Perfect for family visiting UCT students”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I recently moved down to Cape Town to study a postgraduate degree at UCT. My mom and I drove down from Joburg. I happily found this guest house on Google. The rooms and house were even better than their beautiful website virtual tours. The couple who owns the guesthouse are warm, friendly, knowledgeable about the area and very accommodating. I would recommend this accommodation for any family or friends coming to visit a UCT student from afar as it is perfectly located close to the varsity and the city sights.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Dear Kerry,

Thank you so much for your kind comment. I hope we'll get to see you and your mother somemtime soon. It has een a pleasure having you. We wish you all the best for your studies!
Best regards / Yves
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Pretoria, South Africa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

My six friends and I stayed here through the new years holiday and enjoyed our stay very much. I thought that the staff were very attentive and breakfast was excellent. I definetely would stay again. It is located near to the university and in a safe neighborhood. The beds were very comfortable.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Dear Siamac,

Thank you very much for your comments. I trust that you and your friends enjoyed the rest of your African journey.
Should you come back to Cape Town for business, we would be glad to host you again!
Have a wonderful year 2013.
Best regards / Yves
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Bourg-la-Reine, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

You have spend a week for Christmas in Yves and Nathalie Guesthouse and it was a very nice moment.
The house is marvelous and every people very kind.
The house is very well situated for all the visits
We will come back again as soon as possible

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Google Translation
Chers hotes,

Valerie et moi-meme vous souhaitons une bonne et heureuse annee 2013!
Un grand merci pour votre commentaire. Nous serions ravis de vous recevoir a nouveau dans un future proche.
Bien cordialement / Yves
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Nairobi, Kenya
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

I stayed in Carmichael Guesthouse in nov 2012. The house is beautiful, quiet and very clean. The owners who also run the Guesthouse were warm, friendly and very helpful. The breakfast was fantastic. The location was very good in the heart of cape town. The rooms were very spacious with good wifi, air conditioning and clean bathrooms. I was doing my exams at University of Cape Town and had a quiet, calm place to study during the day and night. I passed my exams....Overal good value for money.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this review, January 1, 2013
Dear Michelle,

You are my first review for 2013 and not any review, a nice one as well! Thank you so much!
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for this new year. It seems as if it kicks off nicely with this great achievement of yours. CONGRATULATIONS! We are glad if we contributed as little as providing you a peaceful atmosphere and decent WIFI access.

Keep well and good luck in your profession.
Best regards / Yves & Valerie
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San Diego, California, USA
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Yves and Valerie were the most accommodating hosts! Their beautiful 1800's Victorian home is marvelous. Breakfast was wonderful; my husband could not stop eating the freshly baked croissants! From arranging taxi transports to suggesting near-by restaurants to arranging tours with a local tour-guide company to getting airline seats and boarding passes, Yves was the perfect host! A week in Cape Town was not enough time, but with the help of the Carmichael House, it couldn't have been more filled with wonderful outings, great food, and memories to last!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Dear Ann,

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to write such kind comments on our guest house. We must say that it has been a real pleasure hosting you and we are glad that you enjoyed your Captonian stay.
Please don't forget to drop us an e-mail every now and then as we would be glad to hear from you.
All the best for this coming festive season and looking forward to hear from you.
Best regards / Yves & Valerie
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

The Carmichael Guesthouse is a wonderful choice for any tourist or business person. My family (husband and 2 kids ages 5 and 7) and I truly enjoyed staying there this past June. The owners are a charming couple and the house is a beautiful example of Victorian architecture. The breakfast, included in the price, was delicious and had some a la carte options. We LOVED their croissants, which they import from France! Our rooms were very nice and very convenient for a family with children since they were interconnected by a small covered balcony. The bathroom was clean and spacious and inside the room. The decoration was tasteful and the beds were comfortable. Lots of space for clothes storage. The small fridge in the room was very useful to our family.
Service was excellent. The maids were always very friendly and helpful and really impressed me when I saw them ironing the bed comforter, daily! Yves & Valerie were very nice and helpful with questions we had about the city. Their sweet dog was also very nice, specially with our kids who loved being able to pet him.
Location is good. Very convenient for anyone doing business at Cape Town University. If you have a car is a short ride to downtown (20 mins approximately). Otherwise, you can take a taxi cab or ride the bus (we did this a couple of times!). If you don't have a car I highly recommend to buy a ticket to Red tourist bus which you can catch in downtown.
I would definitely recommend this guesthouse to any friend.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Dear Claudia,

Thank you so much for your very kind comments. We hope that the rest of your stay in Durban was fruitful.Should you come again to Cape Town we would be pleased if you would make us the honor of coming back to us.
Congratulations on such well behaved children, it has been a pleasure hosting you.
All the best / Yves & Valerie
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Leidschendam, The Netherlands
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Beautiful guesthouse with very friendly and hosts Valerie and Yves and their helpfull staff. Area is safe enough to walk to a restaurant for diner. We felt like king and queen for nine days. All suggestions for restaurants in Capetown en Winelands were excellent. Difficult to say goodbuy .......

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Dear Martin,

A warm thank you for taking the time to write these very pleasant lines. You and Elly were kind enough to trust our suggestions. It is always a delight for us to see that our guests are enjoying their stay.
Thank you also for your nice pictures. I took the liberty to add some of them to our diaporama.
Valerie and I wish you a not to harsh winter and we are looking forward to hear from you soon.
Best regards / Yves
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Address: 11 Wolmunster Road | Rosebank, Rosebank 7700, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Rosebank
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Rosebank
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Carmichael Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Guest House is a stylish Victorian mansion, offering comfortable accommodation with 6 en-suite tastefully decorated rooms. Situated on the slopes of Table Mountain, our guesthouse is within walking distance to the University of Cape Town (UCT). Carmichael Guesthouse is 15 min away from Cape Town city bowl and Cape Town international airport via easily accessible highways. The original stained glass windows, wooden floors and original Victorian fireplaces add warmth and ambiance. You will enjoy the peaceful garden, resting on a long chair by the sparkling swimming pool. The Guest House is very central. Nearby lie Cape Town's most famous touristic attractions such as Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront, Constantia Winelands, Rhodes Memorial and many more...Golf courses, Cricket and Rugby Stadiums are also just around the corner. Yves, Valerie and their daughters Chloe and Charlotte will ensure that "home from home" feeling. ... more   less 
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