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“Good place for visiting Cape Town”
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Upperbloem
Ranked #56 of 110 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed at Upperbloem in july 2013 and felt very welcoming. The room we had was big and very clean. In the morning there is a good and various breakfast. Free wifi is also available. Locations is great, just 5 min from Longstreet by foot. Waterfront shopping center is also a 5 -10 min away by taxi.
Don't hesitate, just book in this place. You won't regret it.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Nice guesthouse in the quiet (& slopy) Bo Kaap neighbourhood. City centre and restaurants&bars are in a short walk distance. You get a pretty good breakfast plus juices, pastries, etc all day long in the shared kitchen, which has a balcony overlooking the city center and table mountain. Rooms are clean and functional, and the owner is really nice. Altogether, a very good choice!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

The terrace of the guesthouse offers a great view of Cape town! Every day starts special, just having breakfast there. The rooms are very clean and the beds quite comfortable. The atmosphere is familiar cause there are only few rooms available.
The owner Katrin is a wonderful person, who gives helpful advice and tries to make very one as comfortable as possible.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Angela W
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

The Upperbloem offers functional rooms with simple furniture. I think this is something where a bit more love into detail could be put. We had the balcony room with a wonderful view on Cape Town, that i would definitely recommend to book. However, the room is next to the shared breakfast area / kitchen, which gets very noisy after 8 o'clock in the morning. Please also be aware of the muezzin at about 6 o'clock in the morning which will wake you up with a lound noise every morning. The breakfast is really great, from little baked sweets to cheese, ham, eggs, fruit etc...all you can eat without having the owners around you and watching you all the time...relaxted! :-)
I think this is a great option for backpackers and people who are looking for value-for-money options in Cape Town.

Room Tip: Balcony with view!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Considering the rate, Upperbloem is a steal! Our room was clean & spacious. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was small but had many options! My only complaints would be the location and Internet. The place itself is very secure and safe. The surrounding area is sketchy. Don't go out at night. We had to take a cab or bus anywhere because restaurants and attractions were not near by. But the cab fare was only about $5 so it wasn't too bad. Upperbloem has Internet but only in the dining area. We stayed outside of the main building and had to go between locations to get online. Overall though we ad a wonderful experience and woud not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

A great place. Katrin is lovely and will ensure your stay is perfect. she also perfectly advises on whatever you want. The guest house is really friendly and perfectly located with a great view over the ocean, the city as well as Table mountain.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Owner was extremely helpful & hospitable, which made our stay very enjoyable! View from balcony is superb, cant get anything better than that. Rooms are very clean and pleasant.
If ur driving, don't leave anything in the car when parked along the road outside.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Additional Information about Upperbloem

Address: 8 Upper Bloem Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Cape Town Central
#23 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range: $78 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Upperbloem 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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