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“friendly,accommodating and gracious”
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The Villa Rosa
Ranked #19 of 156 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
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“friendly,accommodating and gracious”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

My husband and I just spent 6 wonderful nights at the Villa Rosa. Sisters Lynn and Heather are remarkable owners/hosts and all of the staff (most notably Papy) are friendly,gracious, knowledgeable and accommodating ! All of our needs were met...........The B&B is in a grand old house so there will be creaks and old style keys etc, but the decor and furnishings (and updated bathrooms!) with an overall sense of warmth and style are beguiling. Highly recommend!

Room Tip: no elevator so if you don't want to carry bags up a staircase, request ground floor.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We had such a great experience at the Villa Rosa. I was traveling with 13 American students and we were well taken care of. Lynn, Heather and Papi took great care of us and provided great advice and information as to the local attractions. The breakfast was great and the rooms were very pleasant as well. I highly recommend this B&B!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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lynnstaceyCapeTown, Owner at The Villa Rosa, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Thanks! We really enjoyed having you all to stay, and are looking forward to seeing you and your group next year!
Best wishes to all
from Team Villa Rosa
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

the rooms are very beautiful, the high ceilings and old style of the hotel if fantastic and takes you back to another era.

the rooms are beautifully set and styled and make you feel very comfortable.

big windows allow for lots of natural light and a comfortable place to be.

the fridge is a bit small for a place that does not offer meals, it would be nice to have a bigger fridge to keep something to drink and snack on , so you dont have to walk to the shops each time.

apart from this the service is great and everybody is very friendly the breakfast was repetitive and not as we expected , it also became quiet repetitive in only 4 nights their.

location was amazing and you can truly enjoy cape town from this point and we always felt safe and at home.

this overall is great for couples staying or family's with out children.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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lynnstaceyCapeTown, Owner at The Villa Rosa, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Thanks for the feedback - we're so pleased you appreciated the character of The Villa Rosa and its charm. We especially devised our breakfasts to have quite a lot of different options so that they aren't repetitive but it does require our guests to use their own inventiveness and creativity! Not that I'm suggesting that you have neither of those, so do visit again and let's give you a lot of variety.............!
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Villa Rosa is a lovely place to stay in the Sea Point area. The staff are absolutely amazing. They are constantly there to assist you with any need, and they work hard to keep rooms clean and customers happy. The breakfast is consistently a delicious way to start the morning. I'd especially recommend trying the Gooseberry jam. The view from the Villa Rosa is breathtaking, and it is located in a prime area next to the sea with many local stores and quality restaurants. I would certainly stay at the Villa Rosa in the future!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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lynnstaceyCapeTown, Owner at The Villa Rosa, responded to this review, September 8, 2013
Thanks! We're so glad that you enjoyed yourselves and we certainly enjoyed having you all to stay. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Best wishes
Team Villa Rosa!
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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

The Villa Rosa was a great place to start my stay in Cape Town. Lynn and the rest of the staff are so friendly--they felt like family just after our first week there. The rooms were very nice and spacious. The location is perfect--just two blocks up from the promenade where you can jog and the salt water pool. I would highly recommend this quaint spot for your stay in Cape Town!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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lynnstaceyCapeTown, Owner at The Villa Rosa, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
thanks! hope you're firmly back in your routine! Enjoy your studies.
Best wishes from Team Villa Rosa
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

I had a great experience at Villa Rosa. The staff was kind and hospitable, ready to help with any concerns I may have had. the building itself is beautiful and located in a great location in the city near the sea. I would most definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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lynnstaceyCapeTown, Owner at The Villa Rosa, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
We're always happy that guests enjoy their stays with us, and we look forward to seeing you here again one day in the not too distant future. Many thanks!
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

We were amazed with Capetown and probably will get back there again.
The Villa Rosa is nice and very comfortable place to stay, close to restaurants, water front and beach.
We stayed in deluxe room (which is much bigger than standard) and i were happy with interior, service and super friendly staff.
Hotel offers breakfast, which i think need a bit of improvement, as my husband is quite big man and can't get full with toasts and jam,
but if you would ask me, for definite i will get back to Villa Rosa again.

Room Tip: Deluxe rooms are much bigger for a bit difference in a price
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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lynnstaceyCapeTown, Owner at The Villa Rosa, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Well, we'd love to have you both to stay again! Don't forget our breakfasts aren't for the fainthearted - with lots more besides toast and jam - cereals, fresh fruit, croissants and ciabbatas, eggs, cold cut meats, various cheeses, tomato, cucumber, so no need for anyone, big or small, to go hungry!
Best wishes
Lynn
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Property: The Villa Rosa
Address: 277 High Level Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 156 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Villa Rosa 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled under the watchful eye of Lion’s Head stands the Villa Rosa, a charming turn of the century Victorian Villa. Cape Town’s most loved boutique accommodation perfectly situated in Sea Point, within an easy stroll to the beach. Our super comfort, sleep easy beds with exquisite linens, organic essential oil soaps and the fluffiest towels create an effortless feeling of well-being and harmony.Start your morning with a delicious breakfast ranging from homemade muesli, organic yogurts, hand selected local cheeses and imported Italian cold cuts, or a sumptuous breakfast of the day. Seasonal fruits and homemade preserves to name just a few. Our staff are delightful and cannot wait to make your stay with us unforgettable. ... more   less 
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