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Rouge on Rose
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

This stunning boutique hotel comes highly recommended, the rooms are spacious, the deco is simple yet elegant, the service was fantastic, superb location and the food was delectable. It felt like home-away-from-home. Ursula and Michel's hospitality was unlike anything I've experienced throughout my travels, they went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure our stay was memorable. They provided great advice on "things to do" and are very knowledgeable on the Cape Town scene. We definitely plan to call back on our next trip to the Mother City.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

The owners are very, very helpful and kind.
The room/apartment is nice, clean and very large. The design of the apartment is interesting and special (look to the pictures on the website). I felt ‘at home’.
And you have only 5 minutes to walk to the center of Cape Town.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Comfort, hospitality, location, gourmet, fabulous.....so many ways to explain the feeling and welcome at the Rouge on Rose throughout my 10 day stay. The suite was excellent, spacious and wonderfully different from the usual hotels (better than Four Seasons Whistler last week!). The advice, whether on fine dining, fantastic bars and spots for beach or lunch was all great. Nothing was too much trouble from taxis, making reservations to a hamper and wine for an evening at the Kirstenbosch concerts. I like the local area from Cape Quarter around the corner, nearby Long Street and interesting Bo Kapp. This boutique hotel stands out and is highly recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

My daughters and I had a fabulous stay with Ursula and Michel. It truly was a home away from home. Their attention to our needs, help with plans and any odd question made the stay a treasure. One daughter is local and noted that the hotel has a superb location for exploring the city. How can I omit mentioning the wonderful breakfast offered everyday? We were well fortified for any adventures ahead! Ursula and I had several emails ahead of time that both helped me plan my trip and eased any concerns. The hotel was quite clean and well maintained. Bo Kapp is a neat little community where we sometimes heard call to prayer at the local mosques. It felt very safe during the day. We arranged for taxis for any night time activities. One night I noticed it seemed loud outside quite late but that might have been my sleeplessness. Rouge on Rose is a great value considering the wonderful care, clean hotel, great staff, location and delicious breakfasts!

Room Tip: Room 301 was very comfortably sized for 3 women ~ shared king size bed and queen or full sleeper sof...
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

A friend and I stayed at Rouge on Rose for three nights, and we left very impressed. Ursula and Michel were fantastic hosts who helped us find restaurants open over the Easter weekend, make reservations, and made suggestions for things to do. The rest of the hotel staff were also very friendly. One thing that stands out is the amazing breakfast. We sampled the fry up, french toast, and yogurt with muesli, and everything was delicious.

The location in Bo Kaap was very central and convenient. We had a car, so it was very easy to get around. When we wanted to have a drink, getting a taxi was easy. Street parking wasn't a problem. The hotel has a guard who watches the cars overnight.

Our room was huge, with space for a large sofa, dining table, king bed, and wardrobe. One thing to be aware of was the polished concrete floors. While beautiful, they can be slippery when walking in socks, as we found out the hard way. The bathroom had a nice rain shower, but it was all in the same space as the toilet, so it was easy for much of the space to get wet. Aside from those slight issues, our stay was great, and I will gladly return.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We chose to stay here for a night at either end of our honeymoon trip around SA. It was an excellent choice, a very good value hotel in a central cape town location (in the Bo Kaap district on the city). The room was large and bright, and very clean with a large TV, very comfy bed, and an excellent shower and separate very large bath tub (which was great to have a relaxing bath in in the evening!). The breakfast each day was great, and the are itself felt relatively safe to walk around. We even walked at night, although probably would advise that you don't walk around on your own late at night. Most of all though, the staff were incredibly friendly and went out of their way to make us feel welcome and to ensure that we enjoyed our stay. We arrived quite early on the first day and they gave us coffee and OJ in the restaurant whilst we waited for the room, which was made ready for us early. They arranged our airport taxi pick-up and drop-offs, advised us on good local bars and restaurants. On the last day we had a late flight and they were more than happy to look after our luggage after we checked-out so that we could do some more sightseeing, and they even gave us a space to freshen up and get changed in advance of our flight when we arrived back to collect our luggage. Service like that is really what sets a hotel apart, and it really helped to make our trip to cape town an enjoyable and memorable one. Thank you to Ursula and Michel and the rest of the staff at Rouge on Rose.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Really enjoyed our first stop in SA, booked online from Australia and very happy with the location, spacious well appointed room, friendly service and great breakfasts. Would have extended but they were booked out. The Bounty family are exceptional hosts.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rouge on Rose

Address: 25 Rose Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 156 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range: $115 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rouge on Rose 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rouge on Rose Boutique Hotel is the latest addition in up market Cape Town boutique hotels offering 9 suites in the Mother City. Painstakingly remodeled and redesigned with the sussed world traveler in mind, Rouge on Rose Boutique Hotel offers an unsurpassed home from home feeling being there for the weary business traveler or the tourist exploring Cape Town.Taking cues from the eclectic nature of the Bo Kaap itself, its "shabby chic" ambiance combines opulence with restraint, bohemia with practicality and above all tranquility in the midst of the bustling cityscape, with South African charm and hospitality coupled with contemporary "found styles" a chic haven in the heart of the city.Rouge on Rose Boutique Hotel in Cape Town offers a choice between en-suite Deluxe Suites or en-suite Self-Catering Suties with flat screen TV with DVD player, satellite TV, wireless internet, bar fridge, complimentary tea/coffee, hairdryers, air conditioning, safes. ... more   less 
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Rouge On Rose Cape Town, South Africa

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