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“Excellent Boutique Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Villa Zest Boutique Hotel
Ranked #23 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 reviews
“Excellent Boutique Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in June. The hotel is very nice in a great location near restaurants and grocerry stores and phone shop near by too if you need to get SIM cards, etc. The hotel is very nice, clean and has a mondern edge to it. The staff are very friendly expecially Gilbert who made us a breakfast to go on our last night as we had a very early morning flight. They arranged all our airport transports. The breakfast is also excellent and was included as they had a fruit, cereal and yogurt and juice options in addition to a nice hot and cooked meal (eggs, sausage, bacon, beans, etc) which we had on our 1st day. It was delicious. The 1st night we got the room downstairs by the garden and it was quite spacious and the 2nd night we had the room by the reception area which was smaller but still very roomy. The only thing is that the bathroom is in the open with no door but if you are a couple as we were, we had no problem with it. But the place was spotless and very nice. I would definitely stay here if I return to Capetown as it was also only a 20-25 minute car ride from CPT international aiport. So very convenient location. Furthermore, their wifi connection was excellent.

Room Tip: I prefer the room downstairs by the garden as it was very nice and roomy.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Lovely rooms, ours had a massive bed, bath & shower which was great. Communal areas just as good, a pleasure to be in. Very clean, modern & fresh. Lush breakfast with lots of choice. Great team, really everyone we met - kitchen ladies, night staff all very friendly, fantastic manager Michelle gave us some great places to visit when we unexpectedly had extra time on our hands and helped with a few hiccups we had ( nothing to do with the hotel - the tour operator back home) would def recommend to anyone & stay again.

Room Tip: Can only comment on ours which was brilliant, ground floor next to the garden exit
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mexico City
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371 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

We stayed for three nights. Our room was of very good size, very good breakfast. The hotel is located about 10 min walk from the V&A Waterfront in a good neighbor. The best of all is the staff. They are very friendly and professional. Help us with all of our needs and problems.

Room Tip: Ask for the rooms at the upper level. They are bigger.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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99 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

We stayed at the Zest for two nights and were highly satisfied.  The accommodations are decent.  Weheaded up with one of the "garden level" rooms which is accessed by going out to the pool area first.  The room and bathroom were tiny compared to some of the others we saw, but in good order and very clean.  The other drawback to these rooms is that the Internet is very weak (despite a dedicated router) and we had to go to the lobby/living room to get a decent speed.  The location is ok, about a ten minute walk from V&A or 15-20 minutes downtown.  

But what really makes this place great is the service and staff.  We interacted with several people who were extremely friendly, welcoming and warm.  The breakfast service is great.  In particular, the gentleman who minds the hotel overnight was such a nice guy who went out of his way to help us and make us feel welcome.  If you stay here and have a chance, you should say hi to him.  He and the rest of the staff are a huge asset to the hotel, and turned a stay in an average and slightly cramped room into a five star experience for us.

Room Tip: Try not to get a "garden level", but even if you do, you'll be fine
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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51 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

We stayed two nights at Vila Zest and had a wonderful time. The hotel is well located and within few minutes by cab to any major attraction. The rooms are spacious, clean and quiet. The breakfast has a good selection of breads and hot meals. My only note to those who like some privacy: their quirky opened bathroom layout can be a bit weird if you want some privacy.
But the hotel is really well managed by Michelle and Janice. They are also great source of information about Cape Town. Also can not forget Gilbert who stays in the front desk at night. He has a lot of information to share as well and very very helpful. Thank you Villa Zest to make our quick stay in Cape Town so wonderful.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Julia C
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

A great little place to stay. The room was large, with a huge bed, decor minimalist yet stylish. Staff were very friendly and went out of their way to make us feel welcome and offer advice. The communal parts of the villa are very relaxed, comfortable and stylish. A nice balcony and lovely light and airy breakfast room. Breakfast served until 12 which was a nice change and good for a lie in! Good and tasty breakfast selection.There's a sweet pool and loungers in the garden, also a little Moroccan seating area where you can order drinks, even late in the evening. The security guard was very friendly and helpful. Overall a very relaxed vibe. Good and convenient location and some parking (although its on street some of the time). We would recommend Villa Zest and would love to go back!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

I choose the Villa Zest after reading the great reviews here and wasn't disappointed. The hotel interior was very modern with excellent, quirky displays of 70s & 80s gadgets in the main corridor :) My room was at the back over looking the garden but there was very little noise from the main road which could be seen a few gardens away. Each room has its' own design with modern decor and a lovely bathroom with walk in shower and tub. Not sure if all rooms have the same though. The hotel location was very good with the Waterfront and city centre just 15 - 20 mins walk away plus parking was easy with off-street bays.
As well as a nice lounge next to the breakfast area there was a top floor seating area with views over the local roof tops. This was shaded as well so a nice place to relax during the day if need be. The garden and pool were immaculate and the perfect location to sit, read and chill out during the day or evenings.
The staff were very friendly and attentive making my stay lovely and relaxed. They offered plenty of advice on local attractions and things to do / not to do .The front desk staff were able to order cabs for me when needed which arrived in about 10 mins.
All in all I'm glad I choose this hotel and would stay there again with no hesitation! :)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Villa Zest Boutique Hotel

Property: 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
#19 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#23 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#30 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Zest Boutique Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled between the bustling Green Point area and Cape Town's very own Soho - De Waterkant, Villa Zest Boutique Hotel offers designer luxury accommodation to the style-savvy visitor looking for a more personalized boutique hotel experience. The clean modern lines of Villa Zest's Bauhaus architecture are the inspiration for the interior of this boutique hotel hideaway, with each individually decorated en-suite room a seamless fusion of retro style and luxury detail; only the finest in bed linen, furnishings and fittings have been used. ... more   less 
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