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Villa Zest Boutique Hotel
Ranked #20 of 112 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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Reviewed January 10, 2012

This small boutique hotel is a true gem of a find. With only 7 or 8 rooms, they great you as a person, not the person in room number 347. Attention to detail, immaculate rooms, AMAZING location. The internet was a touch unreliable, but with so much to do in the city, we didn't find ourselves in the room much. The salt water pool was a nice touch. Michelle and the staff were wonderful.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 22, 2011

Really cool retro decor, great service and friendly staff, amazing outside area, comfortable and spacious rooms.My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights during our visit to Cape Town and it really is a cool place.

Although we preferred the location and decor of the other hotel we stayed in (Derwent House - see my other review), this is just personal preference and I can't really fault this fab hotel. The only constructive point I would make is that I don't think they should recommend Biai restaurant in the V&A as it is over priced and there is much better seafood elsewhere in cape town.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 15, 2011

Everything about the Villa Zest was wonderful. The staff is friendly and helpful. The decor is retro 70s cool. The rooms are comfortable and incredibly clean. The location is great for walking to the V & A Waterfront and local restaurants. (The hotel's restaurant recommendations were suburb!)

The only drawback: the rooms by the pool can be a bit noisy at night if people are gathering outside for cocktails and conversation when the weather is nice.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 13, 2011

I spent 3 nights here which extended to 4 when my flight home was cancelled but this caused no stress. The staff were wonderful, from booking attraction tickets to refilling my wine glass to printing my boarding pass.
The room was very comfortable (loved the ipod speaker) and breakfast was great. My only slight gripe was the inconsistent wi-fi connection in my room. Could always go to the lounge for a connection though and that was also a very pleasant place to pass some time.
Location was convenient for the V&A Waterfront.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 3, 2011

We stayed three nights at Villa Zest and can't think of a bad thing to say. The rooms were clean, the bed was comfortable, the shower hot, and the bathrobes a nice extra touch! The room even had an iPod charger. It's an easy walk to the V&A Waterfront too. The continental breakfast is lovely; they'll even make you hot breakfast to order.

The best part about Villa Zest, though, is the staff. They go out of their way to make your time in Cape Town enjoyable. From restaurant recommendations to dinner reservations, directions to wineries and Cape Point, everyone was so helpful. We got lost on the way to dinner one night (we hadn't asked for directions), and when we called Villa Zest, they called the restaurant to notify we would be late and then helped us find our way. I'd absolutely recommend staying at Villa Zest.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 30, 2011

We spent one night here before we started a wine tour, and we're very glad we did! This is a charming place with fantastic staff. When we arrived after a long flight, they greeted us with a glass of wine in their backyard garden area. They were very informative, friendly and helpful. When we arrived back at the end of the day with a bottle of wine, they got us a wine cooler, provided us with some free of charge snacks, and lit up the fire feature by the pool for us to sit around. Very relaxing! Loved the decor; very quirky and fun. The breakfast was amazing; they made a point of telling you that they would make anything you wanted. It was about a 10 minute walk from the V&A waterfront, so that was convenient too. We'd definitely return here!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 20, 2011

We've recently stayed at this lovely hotel in Cape Town. It's a great little find, nice modern rooms, exceptionally clean, great breakfast spread and a nice garden. But most of all the customer service was excellent. As others have said, generally all the staff are friendly and attentive and will arrange whatever you need. But in particular Kevin who dropped us down to the V & A for a sunset cruise because our taxi didn't show up in time, and then came back first thing the next morning because I'd left my coat in his car, was amazing. Top marks to Villa Zest for making guests feel special. My only warning would be that with the swimming pool out the back, it seemed to be as popular with mosquitos as it was with us, so don't leav eyour window open!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa Zest Boutique Hotel

Address: 2 Braemar 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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#18 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#20 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range: $147 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Zest Boutique Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you are looking for the perfect blend of chic urban design, helpful and professional service, and a fantastic location, then look no further. Villa Zest offers a different kind of experience. Our boutique hotel accommodation is something unique and distinctive. Each room is individually decorated and has an open planned en-suite bathroom that brings out the seamless fusion of retro style and luxury detail. A seventies theme emanates throughout the hotel where trendy consumer electronics such as the colourful Toot-a-loop and Panapet radios are on display. This hotel is perfect for business or pleasure. Our breakfast, served until 12 everyday, has a following all of it's own and is always mentioned as being truly delicious and exceptional. Villa Zest has a well-earned reputation of pairing design style with exceptional service. ... more   less 
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Villa Zest Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa

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