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Upperbloem
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8 Upper Bloem Street, Cape Town Central 1700, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #19 of 103 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Brussels, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

A great place. Katrin is lovely and will ensure your stay is perfect. she also perfectly advises on whatever you want. The guest house is really friendly and perfectly located with a great view over the ocean, the city as well as Table mountain.

  • Stayed July 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Owner was extremely helpful & hospitable, which made our stay very enjoyable! View from balcony is superb, cant get anything better than that. Rooms are very clean and pleasant.
If ur driving, don't leave anything in the car when parked along the road outside.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We were very happy here--our room was comfortable, breakfast was delicious (quite a spread!), and we enjoyed having access to the kitchen in the afternoons and evenings. Green Market Square was about a 10 minute walk, and it took us a little less than 45 minutes to walk to V&A Waterfront. The view was fantastic (though it wasn't always fun driving up the big hill on the narrow road without good visibility). The only thing that was less than desirable was that the doors were very loud and slammed a lot. I think that could be solved by replacing the doors or hanging signs reminding people to shut doors quietly rather than letting them slam closed.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

The biggest plus of this place is definitely the view. Location is also great, walking distance within most attractions in Cape Town city center. But even as local South Africans we did not walk to the city center after dark. But taxis are cheap so that should not stop you.
Breakfast was lovely and Katrin very helpful. The shared kitchen has everything you need (couldn't find a microwave though), but if others cook you will smell it in your bedroom. Only minus was the on-street parking in a small, slightly dodgy, street.
Would definitely recommend Upperbloem, good value for money

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

I really can't rate this place highly enough. I arrived late at night so couldn't really get a feel of the area but the next morning when I stepped out on the balcony and had Table Mountain right in front of me I was gob smacked. Katrin couldn't be any friendlier or helpful if she tried!!! Table Mountain's 15 mins away, the waterfront's about the same distance and Long Street's a 5 min walk.......you couldn't ask for a better location. I need to back to Cape Town and I know this is the place I'll be staying.

Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Singapore
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

The host was very hospitable. I was only able to stay for one night, but had a wonderful experience of the view of table mountain while having breakfast.
There's an area that we drove past, near the lodging that seems a little rough. But We hired a car to get there, so we didn't have problems with the location

  • Stayed May 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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St. Gallen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The Upperbloem is the best hotel I have ever stayed in: Very nice and helpful owner and staff, modern and nice rooms, good breakfast, well-equipped kitchen and a great view on the Table Mountain and the city.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Address: 8 Upper Bloem Street, Cape Town Central 1700, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Cape Town Central
#17 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#30 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#50 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Upperbloem 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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