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Villa Zest Boutique Hotel
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All reviewsrecommend villaretro decorgreen pointbuilding workhot itemswalking distance to the waterfrontrooftop terracelounge areaminute walkreturn to cape townrental carexcellent breakfastour honeymoonbreakfast roomsmall poolstayed here for nightslocation is great
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Reviewed August 2, 2009

The hotel is excellent for hip fun loving travelers with a modern taste. Service is superb -- General Manager Ruby is a sweetheart. The staff made us feel like family. The second floor living room with french doors and views of the bay is a great place to just hang out and sip tea or wine all day. Also, the place is right next door to some of the best restaurants in town, gay nightlife as well as the new Green Point soccer stadium.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 22, 2009

The hotel is located in the central area, 5 minutes Taxi from V&A waterfront. The place is calm and rather green. Kevin and Desire are perfect owners and if you let them to give you suggestions you will find the best way to visit places, eat and drink.
Rooms are small pieces of modern design in between African and minimalist style and breakfast is special.
Everything is very relaxing and I strongly suggest to stay in this place.

Don't miss Prof. the night porter, he is really a Prof...

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 20, 2009

I travel regularly in Africa, and without a doubt Villa Zest is a little Gem and one of my favourite places to stay.

The retro decor, friendly service, comfy beds, delightful sun terace /swimming pool all and great location contribute towards a fun, premium boutique experience.
Things to bear in mind a) they do not serve dinner (I am delighted with this as it forces you to get out to the plethora of incredble restaurants nearby. Desire and her staff will happily arrange and advise reservations for you. Breakfast is lovely).
b) if you are sharing a room with someone you might not want to see naked (or more importantly might not want you to see them!), then beware as the showers / baths in some rooms are open plan style - i.e. visible from the room (reassuringly the toilets are perfectly private).

A top place to stay and comes highly recommended

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank tim1000things
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Reviewed July 19, 2009

Wow, Wow, Wow! Believe the reviews--Villa Zest is that wonderful! The customer service in this hip hotel is fantastic! It's all been said in previous reviews, but just wanted to thank Kevin, Desire and the rest of the Villa Zest staff for a terrific and memorable stay!!!

  • Stayed: July 2009
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Thank JoeyMD
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Reviewed July 11, 2009

Stayed at Villa Zest for a night during my trip to Cape Town in late June and it was truly amazing!
The service was simply impeccable. The moment we arrive we're offered a hearty glass of South African wine (was nice! :) ). The room we stayed at is still likely new and tastefully decorated. Breakfast was nice too, simple but with a good collection, and the lounge area is also very lovely. There seems to be a really nice pool and poolside area too however while we're there Cape Town was in the middle of its winter season. Staff are all very friendly, and Owner Kevin and Host Desire has all try to give you the "personal touch" in the service right in the beginning before you have even arrived and throughout the stay.

Also worth to mention is the location, it's within walking distance to V&A waterfront, and also in proximity of the new greenpoint stadium - might be ideal for those who come in 2010 for the World Cup!

All in all, a lovely stay, and I'm sure will come back in the future, and I will highly recommend it to anyone!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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