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Purple House Bed & Breakfast

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a week in Green Point and had the pleasure to stay at the Purple House situated in one of the small residential blocks in the Cape Quater. The Room and Bathroom was spacious and comfortable and my hosts was always friendly and accommodating.

Thank Karel V
Phuket, Thailand
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Centrally located in quiet street in Waterkant area, yet surrounded by all types restaurants, bars and boutiques. Just a 10 minutes stroll to Waterfront and only 5 minutes to Bo Kaap. You will love this one room B&B, with good bed and bathroom. The owners will do anything to make you feel comfortable and enjoy sharing their knowledge to make... More 

1 Thank lisavanroode
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Guido and Henk were exceptional hosts who welcomed us to Cape Town like friends. We received great advice as to restaurants etc and breakfast on the terrace was tasty, comprehensive and a great start to our trip. We then moved to Emma's self-catering apartment which is fabulous, with everything you need including an even more AMAZING roof terrace! The neighbourhood... More 

2 Thank Em7P
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Great flat in the middle of the center of Cape Town. Extremely well decorated, great bathroom, everything is amazing and you feel like home. One more point which makes it attractive is the private parking if you hire a car. Do not miss this address!!

2 Thank Patrice M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Purple House was a find in a million when we found it as we trawled through the available B&B in Cape Town. It's situated in the Cape Quarter part of town, within easy reach of the centre and the colourful Bo Kaap district. The V&A waterfront was only half an hour's walk away, even on old legs in sweltering heat.... More 

1 Thank Michael B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

We stayed here for two nights and found Guido and Henk to be first class hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and they served a wonderful breakfast in their beautiful garden with great coffees. The best example of what terrific hosts they are is that they even took the trouble to find out what had happened in the cricket the... More 

1 Thank James G
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

Guido and Henk are the most hospitable people you could wish to meet and welcomed us warmly into their home. They provide delicious breakfasts on the most beautiful, private patio. Purple House is in a great location for the Cape Quarter and within walking distance of the V & A Waterfront.

2 Thank JatLP
Grimsby, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Our two day stay with Guido and Henk was fantastic. Large comfortable room in trendy townhouse close to restaurants, V and A waterfront (15 min walk). Strong complementary wifi. Excellent breakfast (Guido's cappuccino is top notch!) served al fresco weather permitting on either of their terraces. Rooftop terrace has spectacular view of Table Mountain. Communication was excellent. Made to feel... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Situated in a perfect location within minutes from the V & A Waterfront , this chic and trendy B & B is a must. Guido and Henk were the perfect hosts. No detail was overlooked and nothing but nothing was too much trouble for them. The room was tastefully furnished, the bed so comfortable and a shower to die for!... More 

Thank ShazLeigh
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Great location in lively (safe) area of Cape Town. Beautifully decorated and furnished town house B&B. Guido and Henk are utterly charming and helpful, room superb, breakfast divine. Zero on large, bright, airy, and with excellent bathroom. Wifi strong. Could not recommend it more!

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Based in charming De Waterkant Village, Purple House offers a B&B with a spacious guestroom with en suite bathroom, as well as a self-catering cottage with two bedrooms and two en suite bathrooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Purple House Bed & Breakfast

Address: 23 Jarvis Street | De Waterkant Village, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $66 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Purple House Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 1
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