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Underberg House
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

I just spent a week at the Underberg Guest House in Tamboerskloof. The owners, Anne and Bruce, are very easygoing and welcoming. The house is beautiful, clearly full of history, with a terrace on the second floor that has a stunning view of the mountains (and is accessible to all guests). The room was clean and comfortable, with a large, deep clawfoot bath tub - very luxurious. Breakfast was tasty - fresh fruit salad, yogurt, muesli, option for cooked breakfast, with individual French pressed coffee. The neighborhood is great - easy walking distance to restaurants, cafes, movie theatres and buses (both MyCity buses and the Hop On/Hop Off bus). All in all, I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights and found the place to be well decorated and in a good location. The owners, Anne and Bruce, do all they can to make you feel welcome and were there to serve breakfast every morning.

Breakfast is simple but good: cafetiere coffee, fruit salad, toast and muesli plus cooked for those who want it.

The room we stayed in (a superior) was spacious and clean, with a comfortable bed and good linens. There is a simple elegance to the room decor which I think will appeal to the majority of tastes.

Anne was very helpful with tourist information and booked us on a wine tour with Chris. He was great and it was a fantastic day, certainly something I'd highly recommend.

The only thing this place lacks is some outside space and ideally a plunge pool or alike to lounge around, if it had those it would be perfect.

We'd also highly recommend eating in Peters House cafe/restaurant near by.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

The Underberg Guesthouse has been beautifully renovated, upgraded and decorated. Wonderful beds, linen and bathrooms, plus a great breakfast to start the day in Cape Town. What more could anyone want?

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Margi M
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Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

We recently stayed 3 nights at Underberg and were very happy with our stay. It's in a nice/safe area within walking distance to restaurants and bars. Our room was CLEAN, spacious, comfortable, and cute. Breakfast was very nice each morning. We can't say enough about Bruce- he's so sweet, caring, and accommodating! We highly recommend this GH!

Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

The Underberg is a beautiful guesthouse. It is well located, immaculate, tastefully decorated and has great facilities. However, what made it the perfect stay for me was the down to the owners Anne and Bruce. They go out of their way for you, have a great sense of humour and make you feel very welcome. The breakfast isn't bad either (thanks Gloria!)

Highly recommended

Claire and Gina

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank MIssCMac73
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

This guesthouse is located in a fantastic local position. The easy access to all the cities attractions are great. The guesthouse has been decorated in a beautiful manner. Bruce the owner is full of helpful tips and will not necessarily send you to the most expensive restaurants. He has some good advice on the local gems that will not break your bank balance. The rooms were very clean.

Room Tip: The roon we stayed in was great and I saw some of the others and they also looked good.
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank ally f
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

We stayed 4 nights. First trip to Cape Town. The proprietors were very helpful and accommodating. Anne was a great source of tourist information: the whats and what nots to do in CT. The house was beautifully appointed (most of the work done by or directed by Bruce, the co-proprietor) and renovated. The location was perfect: close enough to town without being too close to the touristy waterfront. Restaurant suggestions were spot on. Breakfast was great each morning. We will definitely choose Underberg again if we are in the neighborhood!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Underberg House

Address: 6 Tamboerskloof Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (Formerly Underberg Guest House)
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl , Tamboerskloof
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 156 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range: $107 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Underberg House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Underberg provides warm and hospitably service. All our colonial rooms are super comfortable with modern en-suite bathrooms. For further comfort, each room is equipped with a flat screen TV with satelite chanels, Air conditioning and heating , overhead ceiling fan, American plantation shutters, tea/coffee facility, hairdryer, free toiletries, fitted carpet, safe, white cotton percale sheets, down duvets in winter and cotton blankets inthe summer. ... more   less 
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