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Villa Zest Boutique Hotel
Ranked #26 of 110 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 3, 2012

One of the best small hotels we have encountered anywhere in the world.
The staff were exceptional in terms of courtesy,service and helpfulness.
Definitely a place for the discerning traveller!
The whole establishment was very tastefully decorated/furnished and our room was as good as most 5 star hotels,and at a really affordable cost.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

We enjoyed our stay very much and wished we could spend more days here...
Lovely and warm personnel. The rooms had quite a modern design. Beautiful and comfortable lounge.
Looking forward to visit again. Good location.

Stayed: October 2012
Thank Cem S
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

This was the first hotel we stayed at on our honeymoon. All the previous excellent reviews were spot on. We stayed here for 3 nights and the girls who ran the hotel could not do enough for us in the 3 days we were there. They gave us a complementary bottle of sparkling wine as it was our honeymoon and they were always on hand to help. Michelle advised us on some great restaurants to go to (Carne was a great one - go if you like your steak) and ordered all of our taxis and generally made sure we had a great time in Cape Town. She even gave us her mobile number to ring in case we needed her at any point or had questions while we were away from the hotel. You can get lots of nice hotels with nice rooms etc but this is going the extra mile for you guests. As for the hotel itself, the room was great. The first night they'd turned down the room and put candles everywhere. The lounge/dining area upstairs is great. A nice place to have breakfast as well as relax in the daytime or evening. The breakfasts are superb as well. Full English or pancakes, a host of cereals and fruit but done very nicely not like some of the big hotels. Outside is a small pool and garden area with loungers where you can sunbath. In terms of location Villa Zest is in Green Point so it is about 4-5 minutes in a taxi to the V & A Waterfront. The cost of the taxis are very little, literally £2-3 each way. Overall I think this is a great boutique hotel run by people who will look after you and make sure you enjoy your time in Cape Town. The larger hotels simply don't have the time to give you this amount of attention.

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
Thank Matt S
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

We booked for Villa Zest, 2 days before landing and was a bit anxious.

I did not need to be. We found the hotel very easily from the airport, and parked outside. We rang the bell and Gilbert the concierge came out to help us. (Hence forth to be referred to as Gilbert the Great!).

Gilbert the Great helped us into our room, ordered us dinner,and organised us a bottle of wine. It was a perfect start to a weekend in the Cape.

The room was amazing, the most comfortable bed and amazing decor. We woke up and had a great breakfast in the lounge ranging from continental to omlettes.

When we checked out, we found our wine was complementary, well two glasses of it, and was deducted from our bill without asking.

Highly reccomend.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mark S
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

- Fantastic service, 24/7
- Cross between a guesthouse and a boutique hotel - 4/5*
- Very attentive, helpful, chatty staff
- Rooms furnished to a high standard
- Great beds
- Spacious bathrooms
- Parking spaces
- Very secure
- Brilliant breakfast
- Conveniently located for tourists
- Cool interior decor

Overall: would definitely go back. And it's rare I say that.

Room Tip: I had a view of the garden and pool, which was nice and quiet. The room was called 'Bullit'.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Thank DPLW6
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

The staff are excellent at Villa Zest (Michelle and Janice in particular) and the hotel itself is very conveniently located, has a very cool 70s mod feel - I'd definitely recommend staying here while in Cape Town.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for our two year anniversary, and really enjoyed it. It was beautiful, the room was modern, tastefully designed, and comfortable. Breakfast was incredible, we couldn't get enough! And the staff were extremely helpful, really catering to all our questions. We felt like we were staying with friends. The location was also very good (I do recommend hiring a car in cape town, it's a very navigable city). Highly recommend this place.

Room Tip: The Studio 54 room is very spacious and comfortable.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, 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
#26 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#30 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range: $145 - $263 (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 style 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. Perfect for business or pleasure. Our breakfast, served until 12 everyday, has a reputation 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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Also Known As:
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Villa Zest Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa

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