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Art Gallery Guest House - Thandekayo
4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   14 Luisa Way | Noortgedagt, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #9 of 56 Hout Bay B&B and Inns
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“Fantastic welcoming Guest House”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

Would definitely recommend Thandekayo Guest House as a welcome retreat and great base to deplore Cape Town and the surrounding area. Martin and Anita are great hosts (check out Martin's amazing photography, examples of which are in the house) and Banda and Janet look after you very well, and serve a great breakfast. Rooms are light airy and modern in design. Very clean. We managed to stay in three of the rooms as we extended our booking and could recommend any of them.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thandekayo, Owner at Art Gallery Guest House - Thandekayo, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Dear Phillipa,
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time at Thandekayo and trust that you will be back in very near future.

Best wishes
Martin and Anita
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Schriesheim, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights, too short.
Wonderful guesthouse, super staff, excellent breakfast and view from the "living room".
Thank you again
Visit in Martin's Gallery in the Waterkant Street is absolute necessary

Room Tip: "Strelizia room" is my favourite, Exit to the pool!!!
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  • Stayed November 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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Thandekayo, Owner at Art Gallery Guest House - Thandekayo, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Hi Christine and Gerhard,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Guest House. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and yes you are right, two days is never enough. We really hope to see you back at Thandekayo for a longer stay soon.

Best wishes Martin and Anita
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We enjoy staying in your guesthouse. House tastefully decorated, featuring beautiful pictures of artists including Martin (go and visit his Gallery in Cape Quarter).
Spacious room, good breakfast, attentive staff; Large lounge where guests gather
Nice place, quiet rest near the sea and close to Cape Town. Thanks for your availability.
Très jolie maison, décorée avec soin et goût, un plus : les photos dont cellse du propriétaire Martin. Famille présente et disponible, à l'écoute de ses hôtes.

  • Stayed November 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thandekayo, Owner at Art Gallery Guest House - Thandekayo, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Guesthouse. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we really hope to see you back soon. Kind regard from all at Thandekayo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I stayed here for a long weekend and it was a great base of operations for my time in Cape Town. The view from their breakfast area is amazing. If you're looking for a nice guest house outside of the downtown area in lovely Hout Bay, I really recommend it.

Room Tip: Some of their rooms have a balcony/porch, try to get one of those.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Thandekayo, Owner at Art Gallery Guest House - Thandekayo, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Guest House. The two rooms with a balcony are Arum Lily (Double room) and Agapanthus (Twin bed loft room). We really hope to see you back real soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Small guest house with a huge welcome, wonderful accommodations and homelike, friendly atmosphere. The art exhibited by the owner,Martin Olsen was spectacular if subtle. The staff, Banda and his wife were the icing on the cake. Would return and recommend unconditionally.
Excellent breakfast.

Room Tip: Agapantha room, smallish but spectacular views
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  • Stayed August 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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Thandekayo, Owner at Art Gallery Guest House - Thandekayo, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, always nice to hear. We hope to see you back with us real soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

My partner and I chose Thandekayo at the last minute, after we'd found some accommodation elsewhere was somewhat less good than promised. We called up and asked if they could fit us in - it turned out they could, but we'd have to switch rooms during the stay due to pre-existing bookings.

The owner, Anita suggested that as we were already close by that we came and checked out the accommodation they had available, to make sure we would be happy with what was on offer at Thandekayo.

We were warmly greeted by their live-in house manager, Banda, who comes from Malawi, and were very happy with what we saw - we decided then and there to move our stuff in from the car!

It was a very pleasant and comfortable stay. The shared lounge area has a fantastic view over the valley, and covered in Martin's fantastic photography, it's the backdrop to your freshly prepared breakfast served by Banda and his wife Janet in the morning, or when unwinding with a drink later in the day.

Even getting a bit of laundry done was no problem. Banda just got it sorted, and looked after whatever we needed.

A very relaxing and pleasant experience indeed...

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Thandekayo, Owner at Art Gallery Guest House - Thandekayo, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. You are so right, Banda is a very special person who just loves what he does. We are so grateful to have him and his wife Janet with us at Thandekayo. We hope to see you back real soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

the first and one of the best guest houses we stayed in on our recent visit to south africa and garden route drive rated as four star our rating would be five.We arrived very late evening and were welcomed with open arms and every need catered for...the attentiveness of staff was really good and the breakfast excellent and what can i say about the view from balcony/terrace it was amazing.Hout bay is also well placed to visit any of the many attractions in the cape town area.I would recommend this guest house to any traveller

  • Stayed March 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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Address: 14 Luisa Way | Noortgedagt, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Hout Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Art Gallery Guest House - Thandekayo 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Art Gallery Guest House - Thandekayo is situated in the seaside village of Hout Bay, on the Atlantic seaboard of the Western Cape of South Africa, a scenic twenty-minute drive from Cape Town central. Offering luxury, four star accommodation with five stylish African theme rooms, all en-suite. Thandekayo is positioned on the foothills of the twelfth apostle boasting breathtaking views of the mountains that guard the town and the bay itself. ... more   less 
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