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“Amazing hospitality, perfect location” 5 of 5 stars
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Dolphin Inn Guesthouse, Mouille Point
75 Beach Road | Mouille Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #41 of 147 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Amazing hospitality, perfect location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Dolphin Inn was an absolutely lovely guest house right on the Beach Road promenade in Cape Town. The rooms are charming and impeccably clean. The owners are fantastic! SO welcoming, full of great tips, and very accommodating. Perfect location--5 minute drive to V&A Waterfront, 10 minutes (tops!) to Clifton, Camp's Bay. Wish I could've stayed longer, but will certainly be back!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

After spending long nights at sea this place offers everything you need and more. Food, staff, location,and accommodation all at a very high standard. I would recommend this hotel very highly. Paul and Tania are amazing people oh and CAT. My time here was what I really needed and leaving was a sad time. When I'm next in cape town this is my first choice of stay. My favourite part of this stay was eating an amazing full English breakfast with a lovely cup of tea watching hump back whales in the distance as you over look the sea. Those staying here will not be disappointed at all!

Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We stayed in Dolphin Inn Guesthouse for few nights and had great time!
the owners are really nice, full breakfast cooked while sitting and watching the ocean...
situated just few minutes drive from the V&A waterfront,
free near-by parking on the street.
room is clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Sherbrooke, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Perfect vacation in Cape Town in a super nice guesthouse! Hosts were very helpful with us and always available. Location in Mouille Point is perfect. Walking distance from V&A Waterfront. Great ocean view and boardwalk right in front of the house. Room #8 is a little too close to entrance door and breakfast area. More noises at night and in the morning. Thanks to Sandra and Mullin!!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

This lovely guesthouse has a great view of the ocean that can be enjoyed while having breakfast. The rooms are simple, clean and very nice. While the owners were away, Sandra and Mullen managed the Inn. They were warm, helpful and cheerful. They helped us see our must-see sights given our tight schedule and they couldn't have been nicer. The rate includes breakfast which I thought was a fantastic deal. Overall, this Inn was as charming as were the lovely hosts. If I visit again (which I hope to), I would happily stay here.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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San Francisco, California
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

The Dolphin Inn Guesthouse is a gem. Gorgeous ocean view with spectacular sunsets, convenient & plentiful unmetered street parking. Nicely equipped kitchenette for self-caterers. Watch dolphins and whales while the hosts whip up a delicious full breakfast. Decor is tasteful and very well maintained. My wife and I stayed for 3 nights in the oceanfront room pictured and the experience was far superior to most 5-star hotels we've stayed at. Paul and Tania are wonderful, well-traveled hosts that are a joy to be with.

There are 2 good restaurants along with a deli/convenience store and gelato place less than a block away. Easy walking distance to the V&A Waterfront.

We'll definitely be staying here when we're back in Cape Town, can't wait to return.

Room Tip: Splurge on the oceanfront room (with shaded patio), you won't be sorry!
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  • Stayed September 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 Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Whichever type of accommodation you're used to, 5 star to youth hostels, you can not fail to benefit from a stay at the Dolphin. With the most relaxed and friendly owner/operators on the planet I enjoyed an uplifting stay and cannot wait to return. My particular room (not the highest grade on offer I understand), was like walking back into my own bedroom at home; I could not have been happier. The ocean at the front, the Cape Town stadium standing behind. Lekker!

Location wise, the Dolphin is on the shore front at Beach Road, Mouille Point, you have the ocean right outside your front door, with promenade complete with cyclists and joggers. There's a bus service right outside taking you to the nearby Waterfront Shopping complex but it's a great wee walk along the shore, you needn't bother with the bus - soak it up.

All in all, the owners have created the finest and most relaxed inn I've had the pleasure to stay in. I will definitely return and drag everyone I know to come with me at the first opportunity.

Room Tip: You room will be comfortable, I'm sure. This Inn excels in genuine hospitality.
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  • Stayed July 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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Additional Information about Dolphin Inn Guesthouse, Mouille Point

Address: 75 Beach Road | Mouille Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 147 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortable, seafront B+B, walking distance to top restaurants, coffee shops, salons, spas and the V+A Waterfront for all your shopping and entertainment needs. Continental and hot breakfast included. Free Wi-Fi. Spectacular views across Table Bay to Robben Island from the living room. Newly renovated luxury suite on the first floor with great views. Spacious bathroom with shower and bath. The open plan design includes a galley kitchen with stove and microwave, a small bar and living room. Sliding doors open onto a covered balcony providing the perfect space for sundowner cocktails or a leisurely breakfast watching the dolphins. Ideal for a romantic getaway or the business traveller who needs some space to work from. Comfortable, spacious accommodation. The Green Point Stadium is less than 700m away! All rooms en-suite with TV and mini bar. Safe and secure area. Beautiful promenade for walkers and runners. Metropolitan Golf course is behind us and the Virgin Active Gym is a quick jog away. Convenient bus access to City Centre, Waterfront and Camps Bay. Cape Town International Convention Centre is a 5 minute drive. Cape Peninsula Technikon and Survival Centre - 5min walk. We can help with car hire, tours and adventure activities. ... more   less 
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