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Dysart Boutique Hotel
Ranked #16 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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New York, NY
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Reviewed February 18, 2009

We spent a weekend in Cape Town on a whim and found the dysART online at the last minute. We weren't really sure what to expect.

We arrived to find an intimate and elegant boutique hotel in an absolutely gorgeous setting. The rooms are truly 5 star, with beautiful stone bathrooms, LED lighting, comfy beds and minibars stocked with delicious South African wines. Breakfast is included and can be served in the dining room, on the patio by the pool or in your room.

The owners - a husband and wife team from Germany - couldn't have been friendlier. Each of their restaurant recommendations was fantastic and the wine they served us in their beautiful pool area was great. They seem to take great pride in their adopted city. I will definitely be back on my next trip to Cape Town.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Nova Scotia
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Reviewed February 10, 2009

We are delighted to write a review of the DysART.

Our trip to Cape Town was a combined business / pleasure trip with another couple. It was our first trip to South Africa that took place over the late October-early November period, 2008. The DysART is the best small guesthouse / boutique hotel we have stayed anywhere in our travels. Owners Lo, Peter and Frank, and their team Marten, Alex, Neefa and the other fine ladies are gracious hosts that cannot do enough to make your stay relaxing and comfortable. There is no request or assistance that they cannot render you from super glue to fix sun glasses to restaurants for fine dining. Indeed, every restaurant and winery recommendation was outstanding. These people know the city and Cape Region intimately.

The DysART is new (~18 months old) and immaculate with very modern facilities and beautiful décor. The owners are art lovers and it shows. The rooms are large and very comfortable with some very attractive features such as lots of closet space, access to the outdoors, soft lighting, etc. We stayed in several of them as we were coming and going for several extended trips that took us away from the city. The staff was gracious in accommodating us with luggage storage, laundry (done on site and everything neatly ironed and folded), etc.

The breakfasts are continental style and most satisfying, though the ladies will make you anything you ask for. One can eat inside or enjoy the morning on the patio. The small pool is not heated but on a hot day is refreshing. There is a very comfortable sitting area inside that has a lot of current and topical tourist information. If you can’t find the information you need, the staff will. There is a computer set up at the mini-bar that can be accessed at one’s leisure.

Given that the DysART is a new establishment, we too had a driver that had difficulty finding it from the airport. The Ultra liquor store on Main Street down the hill, as well as the Hyper pharmacy, is a well-known signpost and guide for the unfamiliar. We would recommend having them send Alex out to fetch you, a wonderful man and great driver who will wisk you around town our out to the nearby winelands.

The DysART is an easy 15 minute walk to the waterfront complex and 25 minutes walk to the convention centre. The ladies had no problem navigating the route and felt quite safe doing so. There are several good restaurants down the hill on Main Street (within a five minute walk; e.g. Hussar’s Grill), though Frank can find a fine dining establishment to suit any taste and arrange for Alex to take you there and back.

We felt safe and comfortable at the DysART with Marten (true rugby fan) always there to welcome us every evening regardless of our arrival time. It was like staying with friends and on many evenings we enjoyed conversation and a glass of wine with Frank, Lo and Peter.

In a word, ‘outstanding’ in all aspects. We give the DysART our highest recommendation and want to come back!

  • Liked — Everything.
  • Disliked — Not a thing.
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed February 1, 2009

We loved this guest house. The decor was very modern, rooms were large and comfortable, view and pool were lovely, and the hosts were very helpful. The location is very convenient for getting around Cape Town. DYSart is highly recommended if you're looking for something high quality and comfortable but intimate.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled on business
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Zurich
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Reviewed November 25, 2008

Great guesthouse with a beautiful terrasse and pool and very stylish and clean rooms.
Full english breakfast with fresh fruit salad, juice etc.
Very useful tips from the host on restaurants, sightseeing, shopping etc.
Perfectly located in Greenpoint and within walking distance to the V&A Waterfront, many good restaurants and bars.
Within the last 20 years I have seen many hotels, B&B's and guesthouses in Cape Town and dysART is one of the best.

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Stockholm
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Reviewed November 5, 2008

We found this hotel on the internet, expected a god hotel but ended up at a 5 star boutique hotel but in the size of a Guest House. The atmosphere is very intimate. The owners and the staff makes you feel very welcome and really cares about you, they help you with what ever you need.

There are only six rooms, every one seems to have its own balcony and the bathrooms are splendid; two showers and one bath. The interior is very tasteful.

The cleaning is very fantastic, if you mess up your room, the next day it will be perfectly cleaned with all your stuff in the wardrobe or the storage spaces.

Breakfast is small but they make you what you want and everything is very good.

The location of the guest house is perfect, there are one good resturant in walking distance. You can easily walk to waterfront and tourist information during daytime.

For 4 nights we pay 4900 ZAR, compared to other hotels in Cape Town you get very much for your money. Though we stayed there during low season so it might be a bit more expensive in january-february.

If you like modern interior design, be inspired by arts and have good service in an intimate atmospehere, this is the place to be.

NB - Since it is a very small and fairly new hotel the taxi we took from the airport didn´t know the road or the hotel. We recommend that you let the hotel arrange with a pick-up for you.

  • Liked — The good service and the tasteful design of the hotel.
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Dysart Boutique Hotel

Property: Dysart Boutique Hotel
Address: 17 Dysart Road | Green 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 Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#16 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#24 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#26 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Dysart Boutique Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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