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“Best guesthouse in Capetown !” 5 of 5 stars
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Upperbloem
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8 Upper Bloem Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #20 of 103 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Paris, France
1 review
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“Best guesthouse in Capetown !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at Katrin's guesthouse! She truly does her best so we can feel at home. The guesthouse is very well located and offers a magnificient view on the City Bowl and Table Mountain. The rooms and the bathrooms were clean and the beds really comfy. In the morning, an excellent breakfast is served and a refreshing swimming pool is at your disposal. To put in a nutshell, we hignly recommend this guesthouse !!

  • Stayed May 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Orebro, Sweden
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162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

It's so liberating with the simple yet stylish design, the amazing views, the self-service breakfast buffet and the very friendly and personal service. It really is a home away from home. Situated in a calm residential area still close to restaurants and shops in the city. OK - it's on a hill so it might be a bit strenuous to walk back home but taxis are cheap. All this at an incomparable price tag. You can afford many taxi rides....

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Can't say enough good things Great view of the city and harbor. Katrin did a great job of making us feel at home. We stayed for 9 nights in the Apartment with the garden view. Close walk to Long Street and not too far from the City Center, which made it a very quiet little spot. Great little B&B LOVED it!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Upperbloem is really everything you could want in Cape Town. It has amazing views of Table Mountain AND the ocean, and is also in a lovely muslim neighborhood. It seemed like a lot of hotels were in a much less residential area, so was happy to be at our place!

There's a nice pool as well as a beautiful communal balcony that you can sit on and look at the ocean.

Katrin (owner), was extremely hospitable. She had a very generous breakfast spread every day and would call us taxis whenever we needed.

I would have paid twice the price for this hotel!

One word of advice: our taxis coming back to the hotel always had problems figuring out where Upperbloem was. So make sure you have a map when you go out!

  • Stayed April 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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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We immediately felt very at home here. Katrin couldn't do enough for us, including providing gluten free bread for my husband. The room was very comfortable and we loved having such a fantastic view of the city when eating breakfast on the balcony. Great value and thoroughly recommend it!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We had a lovely stay in this little hotel. The location was ideal - near the centre of town, but with a fantastic view of the city. The room was clean tidy and big. Most of all, the owner was extremely knowledgeable and helpful - she always went the extra mile to help.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We had a fantastic stay here for two nights using it as our base to visit Cape Town before heading out to the winelands. Good location, although a car is needed to get up the hill. Only negative is my fiancee found it hard to sleep at night due to the noise in the corridor from other guests. Didn't affect me so just something to be aware of if you're a light sleeper.
Katrin was extremely helpful and friendly. The views are fantastic. It's a perfect little guesthouse.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Address: 8 Upper Bloem Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Cape Town Central
#18 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#32 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Upperbloem 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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