Very nice people working at the Enchanted. They were very accommodating, helpful and friendly. Breakfasts were good with a nice variety of foods. Layla made a point of cooking something special for my son. Little touches like this make a difference to families travelling with kids.
The rooms were comfortable. If I were to nitpick, I would say the rooms and building in general needs some more detailing; it is one thing to renovate your bathroom with tiles, but another to leave gaps between the tile and the faucet. Clearly the workers who did the recent renovations didn't have an eye for details. Little things like this might prevent people thinking of this place as upscale vs average.
Fix the drip!! The foyer/breakfast area/only area you can get wifi - a persistent and loud drip smashed into the glass ceiling above the eating area. It resonated throughout the main floor. This should be easy to fix, no? It was very annoying for anyone spending more than a little bit of time in the foyer. Again... attention to details is important when running a guesthouse.
Overall we were quite comfortable staying here for 5 nights. We were close to the V&A, and other touristy things to do in the city. In retrospect, most of the activities we did on our trip were all based up the east coast, and we only spent time in Cape Town to go to the V&A, Table Mountain and the Green Market. I personally would have preferred staying outside of the main city and in a quiet town along the coast instead. But, if you need to be close the the city center, then I wouldn't hesitate to suggest this guesthouse to friends and family.
The ocean is 100m from the guesthouse.
One last thing: parking! Very limited parking on the street and drive. We always ended up with a space, but often had to park on the sidewalk on the street.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enchanted Guest house is located in the heart of Bantry Bay where sea, mountain and city are exquisitely blended. We are a minute walk away from Saunders Rock Beach on the Atlantic Sea Board of Cape Town and we also have Lions head protecting us from the South Easter when it blows. We are very close to Camps Bay and Clifton Beaches, the V & A Waterfront, the City Centre and the CTICC. Everything you need like shops, supermarket, bank, post office and restaurants are in walking distance. We are conveniently situated to explore the sights and sounds of Cape Town. This Victorian home has a calm and peaceful atmosphere "home away from home feeling", with a modern approach to hospitality and friendly staff. We have 8 elegantly furnished bedrooms which are spacious and most with a private patio or balcony with captivating sea or mountain views. Our Guesthouse and the outside area with plunge pool and braai facilities are the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. All our rooms are fully equipped with en-suite shower, air-conditioning unit, comfortable beds, modern flat screen TV's, hairdryers, coffee/tea station, a mini fridge and a safe. We provide our guests with pool/beach towels on request as well as airport transfers and guided tours. As complimentary every guest has free wireless Internet Access. Our breakfast buffet is served from 8:00 - 10:00am and on the weekend until 11:00am. We serve a variety of cheeses, fresh fruits, cereals, yogurts, spreads, fresh juices and a scrumptious warm breakfast which includes eggs (scrambled, fried, poached or boiled, Macon, Vienna's and mushrooms). You should try our "Enchanted Omelets" for which our guests love us... Every day we add something different to the menu, from flapjacks to pan cakes and pastries. Our Check in time is from 14:00 - 18:00 Previous arranged late check in's will be a charge of R150.00 Our Check out time is before 11:00 Like us on Facebook: EnchantedGuestHouse ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Enchanted Guest House Bantry Bay, Cape Town