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“Brilliant - what more can you want?” 5 of 5 stars
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3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   44 Breda Street | Oranjezicht, Cape Town Central 8001 , South Africa (City Bowl)   |  
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Ranked #13 of 152 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
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“Brilliant - what more can you want?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

This is a real gem and we really lucked out to stay here because originally we wanted to stay in a B&B down the road (Cactusberry). Cactusberry emailed me, saying they have no availability but they would recommend Tom's Guest House.

This place is absolutely brilliant. Beautiful lounge, clean rooms, comfortable and amazing breakfast. Honesty bar is brilliant and really good value - especially when compared to drink prices in Dubai where we live!

The staff here really make you feel welcome, especially Guenter who came to pick us up from the airport and made some brilliant recommendations for sightseeing and restaurants. Guenter even drove us to the winelands and took us to a vineyard on the way! You wouldn't even get this service at a 5* star hotel!

I would 100% recommend this hotel to anyone visiting to Cape Town.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Really nice place, and with the advantage of being central (15-20 minute walk to Green Market Square). But the most striking thing for me about Tom's is the wonderful service provided, by particularly Guenter, who speaks fluent English. Guenter always made sure that you knew how to get to wherever you wanted to get, would give you down-to-earth advice on everything from parking to where to have dinner (including booking it) - it made a major difference to my stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Tom has been very welcoming and helpful. He gave us some good advice for dinner. Breakfast was great and coffee excellent! Nice and spacious rooms. Parking facilities in front of the guesthouse. Small but nice swimming pool.

  • Stayed January 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011 via mobile

We stayed at Tom's guesthouse in September 2011 and was treated very well by Gunther and his staff. Gunther provided us with excellent breakfast and organized tours to the town. He was always there to assist with any questions we had and made excellent recommendations on restaurants which were situated nearby. Had a week 's stay and enjoyed every moment of it. Their wifi was an additional bonus as we could Skype with our family back home as well. Well done!

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2009

The Guest House is very nice and cosy. The owners and the staff are very friendly and helpful. It is in a very nice and save nabourhood, just ten minutes walking distance from the center of Cape Town. The rooms are very good organized and clean. The prices are suitable and affordable. They have a familiar atmosphere and welcome everyone with open arms. You can get recommendings from the owners who are always around.

Synoptic: a nice place to stay for a vacation in Cape Town!!!

Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
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Address: 44 Breda Street | Oranjezicht, Cape Town Central 8001 , South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl , Oranjezicht
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 152 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Tom's Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Tom's Guest House Cape Town, South Africa

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