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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed February 14, 2015

A pleasant stay in this guesthouse. Nice room with balcony and bath-tub on the first floor. Warm welcome by Julian (sexy as hell), and a great service by Albert. Furthermore... the guesthouse is frequented by "celebrities"!

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LaPorte, Minnesota
Reviewed January 15, 2015

Third consecutive year. This visit 17 days including Christmas & New Years. As per usual special & precious. Simon hale hearty so helpful and understanding. Julian fabulously mad & on top of things. Our needs & desires fulfilled. Our friend Albert makes the House feel as if we are home. The chemistry was varied party volatile to domestic harmony. My...

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3Thank Douglas S
San Francisco, California, United States
Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

We booked here on a friends recommendation and were not disappointed. It is a beautiful old Victorian home in a great location. We booked one of the upstairs front room with a balcony and a view of table mountain. We enjoyed experiencing the changing landscape. The room itself is large and well appointed. The bathroom spacious and comfortable. Julian and...

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4Thank AshishGuptasfo
Israel
Reviewed December 21, 2014

I've spent 8 days in that beautiful place. Everything was just great - The location, the house design and comfort, all very clean and breakfast is always awesome. Most of all - Jules and Albert - Jules was available for all questions and assistance. He organized for me the tours to Cape of good hope and to the Wine land...

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1Thank Roy S
Denmark
Reviewed December 10, 2014

My second stay at the Cactus House was as good as the first one. The host Jules and his assistant Albert made sure that everything was perfect. Flawless room, always cleaned and nice. Various guests along with the staff ensured a great supplement to my already planned social activities. Only one word really covers my perception of this place: FABULOUS!

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2Thank Hanscph
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

The vibe in the guesthouse is pleasant. Julian and Albert are nice hosts who do their best to comfort your stay. Very flexible in requests when it comes to early or late check out/in. Rooms are spacious, with good bathrooms. If you are a light sleeper ask for a room in the back of the house , since the ones...

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2Thank OttoNL
Paternoster, South Africa
Reviewed February 24, 2014

Thanks to Julian for following up and booking us in at short notice. We were located downstairs on the ground floor and our room doors opened on to an open terrace with water feature and lovely comfortable chairs.room was huge with a king size bed and lovely big sofa. Bathroom was a wet room so toilet paper had to be...

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5Thank CourteneyGeorge
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed February 12, 2014

We spent 2 weeks at the Cactus House. It is pretty close to the centre of Cape Town, everything is in easily accessible by car, cab or even in walking distance. The rooms are spacious (especially for a guest house) and very clean. Very nice breakfast including fresh fruit, yoghurt, juice and always some cooked breakfast as well (eggs, omelets,...

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2Thank gelegentlich
Bamako, Mali
Reviewed December 16, 2013

Looking for the perfect combination of class, hospitality, and friendliness for less than $100/night? Try the Cactus House, a small shady gay B&B located in a charming old Victorian in the Garden area of Cape town. I stayed here for 3 days in December after a conference and felt right at home. The guest house is full of cosy yet...

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1Thank ClintWorldWide
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed December 5, 2013

I stayed at Cactus House for about 7 nights and had a wonderful experience. Julian did a great job as a host and made a great hot breakfast every morning. the B and B is clean, safe and very quiet. Staying here made my vacation much more pleasurable. Also not far from downtown or table mountain. I would recommend it...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are... ...an exclusively gay male guesthouse, the only one of its kind in central Cape Town. Since March 2000 Cactus House has a reputation for excellence and for going out of our way for every patron we host. Our aim is to make sure your stay with us is enjoyable, memorable and that every guest leaves our establishment happy. We are at the foot of Table Mountain otherwise proudly known as one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World. Cactus House is your home away from home. The Difference We believe that extra personal attention is important and is exactly what we provide. What better way to spend time in an establishment that has a unique personal ambiance meeting like-minded people whilst having great social interaction at our dinner parties and our South African style barbeques (braais) where you will enjoy good food, exquisite wine and just great company. At Cactus House we have developed many special relationships and continuously seek to improve our service and strive for excellence. We would be delighted to host you and have you experience just what it is that makes us different. The House This beautiful Victorian monument was built in the late 1800s and is designed and decorated with many original features. The House has five stylish en-suite bedrooms with large oversized showers, king sized beds in our Deluxe and Superior rooms and queen size in our standard room. We use only the best percale linen to ensure you get a comfortable good night's sleep. All rooms are equipped with tea & coffee stations, televisions, dvds, cooling fans, heaters and under sheet heating for winter. All rooms, except our Standard room have a balconies with daybeds or outdoor seating, breath-taking views of Table Mountain, Signal Hill and Lions head and our Deluxe room has direct access to our pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cactus House

Address: 4 Molteno Rd., Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Cactus House Cape Town, South Africa
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“The upstairs rooms at the front have a view of the Table Mountain range”
F57HIdaniell, 1 week ago | Read review
“The front superior rooms tend to stay cooler during the day than the rooms on the back of the house.”
E4351CRkevinm, Jan 9, 2017 | Read review
“Top floor facing Table Mountain”
Ockert2014, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“We had a front room on a balcony with great views of Table Top Mountain.”
RichandWoody, Sep 6, 2016 | Read review
“Room 3 was amazing”
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brunocharrier, Mar 19, 2016 | Read review
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