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“Home away from home” 5 of 5 stars
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Huijs Haerlem
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   25 Main Drive, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #17 of 149 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
New York City, New York, Usa
1 review
“Home away from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

More than a hotel, a home, with all the comforts. Our hosts, Johann and Stephan were
Like family and watched over us with due diligence. Breakfast was abundant as was the
Their attention. The location was perfect allowing us to get another view of Cape Town.
Sincerly, Ira Madris and Bill Demma.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Rating summary
  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Huijis Haerlem is my home from home in Cape Town. I am looked after from the time I arrive at the airport to when I leave. Examples of their going above and beyond the call of duty are, automatically pressing my business suit the day before a meeting, driving me to a meeting when a taxi was late, cooking my favourite breakfast without asking. Thank you Johan and the team.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Tartu, Estonia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Absolutely wonderful. Beautiful view, close to ocean and waterfront, super friendly service. Great WiFi by South African standards. The only downside is that you will be depressed when you have to leave. :)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I really enjoyed the wonderful view and the excellent breakfast. Thist gayfriendly guesthouse is really a place I will come back again. Free WiFi. Wonderful garden. Relaxing atmosphere. I always felt safe.


  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Villiers-sur-orge, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

sorry for my english
I must say that we pass 2 nigths in hotel blue lagon (4 stars) where we had been very desapointed and we were very happy to pass our last nigth in cap town in this guest house very wonderfull with people very kind .On the fligth back to france I give yet this adress to the crew!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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London, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We stayed two nights at this guest house. Having stayed in other guest houses in Cape Town in the past with mixed experiences, we decided this one definitely beat the competition and we would have no hesitation in staying at HH again.

The location is great, yes slightly away from the main action, but only five mins or so walking distance to the lovely seafront and a very good area for restaurants and shops. We actually walked to the Waterfront early one evening - it took 40 mins and was a great walk with lots to see along the way. By taxi it is about 5 mins and v cheap by UK standards.

The guest house itself is well established with very comfortable rooms decorated in rustic Cape Dutch style. Ours was in an annex to the main house with its own balcony and lovely sea views. The bathroom was modern and well equipped with walk in shower. Wifi is very good. There is an honesty bar which is well stocked. The garden is lovely and breakfast is served outside when the weather is good. The breakfasts are fabulous with loads to choose from, fresh fruit salads to die for, lots of cold cuts and excellent omelettes.

The hosts wre friendly and keen to ensure we got the most from our stay in Cape Town. Others have commented on the noise from the primary school over the road. Personally we liked the noise of the kids playing each morning - takes you back! And of course they go home mid afternoon so not an issue in the evening.

Room Tip: We were in room 6 which has its own balcony and sea view.
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  • Stayed February 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

For us it is the place to be, when we are in Cape Town.
We were for the fourth time in SA .
When we come back in CT, sure, we stay at Haerlem Huijs
Mister Johannes and his crew were very friendly and helpful.
Thanks very much.
See you again!
Koos & Wil, The Netherlands

  • Stayed January 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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Additional Information about Huijs Haerlem

Address: 25 Main Drive, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Huijs Haerlem 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
High above Sea Point and the Atlantic Ocean, minutes from all the sights and beaches that Cape Town has to offer, Huijs Haerlem offers peace and tranquility. Breakfast will set you up for the day! Glorious gardens, solar-heated salt water pool, with wonderful views over the Atlantic, Robben Island and Bloubergstrand. Dutch and German spoken. Arrive as guests, leave as friends. ... more   less 
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Huijs Haerlem Cape Town, South Africa

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