To be honest we were a little disappointed. Our window looked out onto a shared balcony, so we could never have our curtains and windows wide open as other guests could walk past and see straight into our room. This made our room very dark and stuffy. The room was also a little basic compared to other accommodation we had been staying in (in the same price bracket), and not very practical for the traveller - no dresser and only a tiny table to put anything on, tiny bedside tables and a terrible travel hairdryer that was hardly worth turning on. I believe the house used to be a backpacker place, and it still has that feel - clean and comfortable, but basic - and it seems to be run by students. When I asked for an extra pillow and the possibility of a sheet instead of the duvet on the bed, I was looked at like I was mad, which I didn't really appreciate. On the plus side, the bathroom was excellent - spacious, great shower, shelves to put your toiletries on etc. Location is also fab - within easy walking distance of all the amenities. Complimentary room service coffee was also a really nice touch. From what I could see of the other rooms, they appeared much nicer - so maybe we just had the worst room in the guesthouse (it was the last one available I think). We really enjoyed our stay in Kalk Bay, but our room was disappointing mainly due to the window scenario - in another room I think we would have had a totally different experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chartfield Guesthouse evokes the spirit of a time when everything was done with a little more style and with a lot more attention to detail. It's a haven created to whisk you away from the cares of the world. Chartfield Guesthouse is nestled in this quaint seaside village of Kalk Bay. Our rooms are large and private, allow the cool ocean breeze to whisper through your open windows. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chartfield Guest House Hotel Kalk Bay
- Chartfield Guest House Kalk Bay, Cape Town