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De Tafelberg Guesthouse
Ranked #64 of 155 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“highly recommended”
Reviewed October 29, 2010

warm hospitality, great breakfast, spacious room, walking distance to stop of the touristic bus (blue and red line)

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 31, 2010

My father, niece and myself had 3 days in Cape Town. Our flights were severely delayed - and we did not arrive until late evening - not a problem for Ann and Kris.

Location - 5 mins drive from the Cable Car for Table Mountain, 5 mins from the Mount Nelson - nice and central, clean and also quiet.

We told Ann and Kris of what we were wanting to see and do. They then advised us as to what was realistic and what was not - they also advised us of the weather. Their advice and time-frames for doing things were spot on.

Food in the evenings - again we asked for their advice - they asked us what kind of food we liked and recommended places and arranged taxis for us. Ann and Kris - thank you for the advice - again - spot on - would gladly go back to the restaurants they advised..

Checking in and out - easy and simple.

If I am back in Cape Town I would definitely attempt to stay with them again as first choice.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Tielt-Winge
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Reviewed March 31, 2010

Ann and Kris are wonderful people. Each year when we visit Cape Town, we stay at their Guesthouse. We have been their many times. Each time it feels like coming home. They make you feel part of the family.

Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank MarleenS
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Vancouver
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Reviewed March 7, 2010

Anna and Chris are wonderful hosts in this centrally located guest house. A breakfast that will last you through lunch, beautiful view over the town, pool and well appointed rooms make this a great place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank Frankie49
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Esex
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Reviewed March 7, 2010

We stayed for 4 nights in Feb. After a 3 hour drive fron Gansbaai, we arrived and were shown to our ' de luxe' rooms. They were by means de -luxe, we had a room on the top floor, which was clean and nice enough, although the bathroom was nice, the bedroom was a bit tired. Our freinds shown to next room found they had been allocated a double room with 2 single beds!, they asked to be moved,and maybe this was upset anne the owner, she reluctantly moved them downstairs to a room with no air conditioning, and a closet size bathroom, again a bit tired, all the loos has fluffy covers!, not what you would expect in a 4 star guesthouse. The communal lounge was very nice, and spacious no complaints there.
Breakfast was a bit hit and miss, we were only offered a cooked breakfast on twice, on one morning my husband didn't even get offered tea/coffee.
We also found that the honesty bar very expensive compared to the other one 4 star and two 5 star guest houses we stayed in.
The pool was dirty, and owners dog took a swim a few times in it.
We also did not find the owners wife at all friendly, she barely spoke to us, and when we left did not even come out to say goodbye.
Also by a very noisy road.
Overall, a real let down at the end of what was a fantastic holiday.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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vancouver
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Reviewed March 3, 2010

This felt like home away from home. Friendly and very helpful owners, great breakfast food, clean and comfortable room, breakfast on the verandah, well-located close to town. I can't stress enough how helpful owners Ann and Kris were with connections, even to medical services, suggestions for dining, directions to our daily destinations. Lovely people.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
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Leuven
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Reviewed March 3, 2010

Need I say more.
Great place at a great location, both to explore the city, Camps Bay and the Cape area.
Incredible views & very close to all the happening restaurants.
Kris & Ann are the perfect hosts and can give you all the right leads. The breakfast is extremely well taking care of (don't miss the - secret recipe - French Toast). And the rooms are very comfortable, clean + they look good!
Don't hesitate!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
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Thank annkris
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Property: De Tafelberg Guesthouse
Address: 68 Molteno Road | Oranjezicht, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Hotel Style:
Ranked #64 of 155 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — De Tafelberg Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Tafelberg Guesthouse is situated on the upper slopes of the world famous wonder of nature, Table Mountain, that gives Cape Town its unique character. From the guesthouse there are breathtaking views over the city, the harbour, Table Mountain, Signal Hill and Lion's head. The guesthouse offers 8 well-appointed rooms, all en-suite with either a view of Table Mountain or the city. The memories of an unforgettable breakfast, served on the superb terrace with stunning views over the city bowl and the pool, will remain with every guest forever. Situated in the residential area of Oranjezicht, guests can relax and stay refreshed around the tranquility of the swimming pool. ... more   less 
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