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“Podd Business Trip - Carmichael” 5 of 5 stars
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Carmichael Guesthouse
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   11 Wolmunster Road | Rosebank, Rosebank 7700, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Rosebank B&B and Inns
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Podd Business Trip - Carmichael”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Valerie and Yves provide first class hospitality, first class accommodation, first class breakfast at third class rates. There is no better value B&B in Cape Town. Rooms are spotless, service is impeccable and breakfast scrumptious. We regularly use Carmichael to accommodate our staff for business in Cape Town, knowing that they will be well looked after. We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Carmichael to anyone visiting the CTN area either on business or vacation. Valerie and Yves will go the extra mile without hesitation to make your stay in Cape Town memorable. You are wasting your time bothering with other B&B's in the same category! They aren't remotely in the same solar system as Carmichael.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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, March 12, 2013
Dear Sandro,

Thank you very much for this overwhelming comments.
Valerie & I are so grateful for your business.
We are looking forward to hear from you soon, maybe for the next expo @ the CTICC...
All the best /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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Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We spent two nights at Carmichael Guesthouse and I wish we could have stayed longer! Valerie and her husband were wonderful hosts, always there to ask how we were, to help with directions and recommendations. The guesthouse has a lot of atmosphere being an older builing with a beautiful garden. The house is beautifully decorated and you find fresh flowers being arranged differently every day. Breakfast is served in a nice and light breakfast room overlooking the garden. There are plenty of options including fresh fruit salad and Valerie and her husband took care to meet our wishes. We stayed in room 2 which was really big and had huge windows facing the garden. It had a nice fireplace as well as a big bathroom. It was definetly the best Guesthouse I have ever stayed in and I would happily go back as well as warmly recommend it to anyone who is travelling to Cape Town!

  • Stayed February 2013, 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, March 6, 2013
Dear Susanne,

Valerie & I are very touched by your affectionate comment. Our reward lies in our guest's satisfaction. We try to avoid the daily routine and keep a sharp eye on our services.

Thank you so much for staying with us and please don't be a stranger!....
Looking forward to hear from you every now and then.
Our best regards to you and your father.
Yves & Valerie
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This old Victorian House is tucked away in the suburbs but lacks for nothing. Parking, pool
and great hospitality from Yves and Valerie. They were just awarded their fourth star during our visit which is thoroughly deserved. Excellent hosts who provided information, assistance and wonderful breakfasts. Thank you.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, February 26, 2013
A warm thank you for having taken the time to write such pleasant comment. Much appreciated!
Obtaining our fourth star is a great achievement for us and the consecration of years of dedicated hard work. This is from the perspective of an official from the hospitality industry (TGCSA). We value as much Trip Advisor comments as they come from our guests. Both perceptions tend to comfort us that we are heading the right way.

You can always drop us an e-mail just to say hello.
Looking forward to hear from you.
Best regards / Yves
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Beautiful house (my dream house, in fact!), lovely large rooms. Absolutely adored waking up at seven in the morning to the heavenly scent of Yves' freshly baked croissants :-). Wonderful hosts and great atmosphere. Location not VERY central, but with a car it's just fine.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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 21, 2013
I am glad you enjoyed my croissants, I must admit that I do enjoy them as well and have one for my early breakfast every now and then...
If we are not within the city centre, we are central in the sense that we are close to most tourist attraction (10' to the CBD & waterfront, 15' to the airport or 10' to Kirstenbosch botanical garden) without the nuisance and noise of the city centre.
Wishing you a pleasant spring and summer to come.
All the best / Yves
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We stayed in this beautiful house for only one night before our return flight home and we loved this place. Big clean rooms, beautiful garden and a nice pool. First class breakfast. Friendly and dedicated hosts.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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, February 21, 2013
Thank you ever so much for your kind comment. Valerie & I are glad that you enjoyed your short stay with us. Should you come back to visit some more of this beautiful country, do not hesitate to contact us as we would gladly help you to the best of our knowledge.
All the best and enjoy your coming spring.
Yves & Valerie
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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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Pretoria, South Africa
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30 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 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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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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