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Where to stay??

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Where to stay??


We are hoping for a recommendation on hotels/ districts. We are happy to walk to the tourist attractions in the day but would like to be close to restaurants bars in the evening. We want a district that feels safe.

Thanks for your help!!!

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1. Re: Where to stay??

My husband and myself always try to stay in B&B's as opposed to hotels if at all possible as you get a much better flavour of the country than in a hotel which could be anywhere once you are inside. In January last year we stayed 4 nights at Davids B&B just off the main street in Cape Town. Walking distance from the waterfront and to the restaurants and bars on the main street. Nice and safe and very reasonably priced. Lovely breakfasts and a great welcome. Would highly recommend. You may need to book early though. just google Davids B&B in Cape Town and look at the place.

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BJB yorkshire

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2. Re: Where to stay??

Here are a couple of sites listing dozens of places..


The Fire & Ice hotel would fit your description, but so will many of the B&B's. Long Street and Kloof Street areas would work well if you see lodging in either area. And De Waterkant is another busy area, little closer to the V&A Waterfront: safarinow.com/destinations/…hub.aspx

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3. Re: Where to stay??

I'd suggest Green Point or the V&A Waterfront with the ladder being more expensive, but very safe. Loads of bars, restaurants and shops are to be found at the Waterfront. Green Point is in walking distance though and you can find considerably cheaper places there.

As one of the previous posters mentioned, "David's" is a lovely B&B for reasonable rates.

But there are loads more. Just have a look at one of the many accommodation sites and compare a few rates in the areas. If you are staying for more than 7 nights, you should also consider staying in an apartment which gives you more privacy.




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4. Re: Where to stay??

Try Jambo Guest house in Green Point off the main road. Close to restaurants and the waterfront and the Stadium. jamb@iafrica.com - owners Mina and Barry Thomas - tell them Rene Hurwitz recommended them. - its really quaint and tranquil and has won accommodation awards. Not sure what they charge though. www.jambo.co.za

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5. Re: Where to stay??


Some possible confusion here. Diva and bib both talk about Main Street and Main Road. Main Road, Greepoint is one of many "Main Roads" in Cape Town. It is the same as "High Street" in England - I could name dozens of High Street's in London - and each one is not the "Main Street" of London! Of course this Main Road is not the "Main Street" of Cape Town. As others have said Long Street and Kloof Street are equally busy streets in the Cape Town City area with lots of Bars and Restaurants. Also Somerset Road in De Waterkant is another similar street, which as Dave mentioned is closer to the City Centre than Greenpoint or Sea Point. All of these are good areas to stay for a first time visitor. Possibly Kloof Street is the best area which combines all the features that Steph is asking for. It certainly has some of the highest recommended small hotels and B&Bs on TA. Look at Derwent House, An African Villa, 2Inn1 and Alta Bay.

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