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Maartens Guesthouse
Ranked #2 of 12 Fresnaye B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Warszawa
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“this is the place!”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

I could stay for ever here.
Quiet neighborhoods, not far from the city center, rooms are well designed and decorated.
Maarten is the king of masters of hospitality.
I enjoyed my stay very much. The staff is very professional and efficient.
Bravo!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Heemstede, The Netherlands
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Had a few lovely days again at Maarten's guesthouse. Always feels like coming home at Maarten & Philip. We got an upgrade as well so very happy. Even could store our luggage for 1 day when we were not in town. This place we can really recommend as it all meets the requirements of having a perfectgood stay in Cape Town.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Whenever we travel anywhere as a family, we're always very nervous about the type of accommodation we will find when we arrive. At Maartens Guesthouse we immediately felt at home, the rooms were spacious, comfortable, tasteful and way above our expectations.
Apart from the bedrooms, the lounge and dining room area is very spacious and comfortable and homely. We were made to feel at home immediately any any requests that we had were dealt with speedily and efficiently by the owners. It's not a matter of IF we will return to Maartens Guesthouse, it's a matter of WHEN.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Pretoria
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

My room was bright, clean and comfortable with a stunning view. Maarten and Conchita together with their staff catered to all my needs with friendly homely professionalism. The only item I missed was full sports DSTV, but there are many sports bars/restaurants in the area so it was not a big problem! Thank you guys I hope to see you again in the future.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Almere, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The service was excellent
everything was provided for us, from car rental to restaurants was arranged.
the service regarding our late flight back home was very helpful: we were able to use the bathroom and shower facilities after checkout

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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London
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Many thanks to Maarten and his staff for a wonderful stay. Every day Maarten sits down with you to ask what your plans are and will give very helpful advice enhancing your day. He is what makes this guest house. Saying that, it is a very good location to stay as well - half-way between The Waterfront and Camps Bay.

The walk down to the main roads is very hilly, but enjoyable. I would advise getting a taxi on the way back up if you're going out for a few drinks with dinner. There are really good restaurants down around there too.

The property itself is very well kitted out. The only little downside was that our room was close to the kitchen so was quite noisy in the morning (however, this only started at around 8 o'clock, so no great shakes). Apart from that, we loved our room. The breakfast was lovely - if a little repetitive - and the honesty bar was great for coming in at night and helping yourself to a bottle of wine then sitting out on the balcony to look at the stars and the ocean.

And by the way, this guest house is in Fresnaye which, Trip Advisor, is in Cape Town...

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Maarten and his staff really makes you feel like home. Extremely helpful with everything. Nice big breakfast and clean, spacious rooms. Easy to park your car and safe to walk in the area.

If you dont have a car the hop on hop off-bus stops 5-10 minutes away by the ocean.

I would strongly recommend Maartens Guesthouse to everyone!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Maartens Guesthouse

Property: Maartens Guesthouse
Address: 39 Norman Avenue, Fresnaye 8005, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Fresnaye
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Fresnaye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Maartens Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Maartens guesthouse is situated in Cape Town in the luxurious residential area of Fresnaye. Fresnaye is located between Camps Bay and the city bowl, on the slopes of Lions Head. ... more   less 
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