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Purple House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #37 of 163 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
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Berlin, Germany
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48 reviews
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“Great b&b, fab hosts, perfect location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

My husband and I had a fabulous time at Henk and Guido's place, if you're in Cape Town this is THE place to stay!! The room was booked well in advance and Henk was great at keeping up to date and replying to my messages very quickly, he even sent me an SMS to let me know when the room was ready. As we arrived, we were warmly welcomed by Henk and Guido, and the best espresso in Cape Town. The house is gorgeous and is located in one of Cape Town's coolest areas: beautiful, safe, vibrant, central and surrounded by lots of cute cafes which do great lunches. In the 3 days we stayed, we always found a parking spot in front of the house or max 20 mt away. The room is very stylish and equipped with a ceiling fan, TV with dvd player, plenty of storage and a great collection of books and DVDs. The bathroom is spacious and has a nice big shower and bath. Breakfast is served in their lush urban garden, which again is very beautiful. I am a breakfast fanatic and I thoroughly enjoyed their coffee, juice, fruit salad etc. I have a food allergy and our hosts made sure there was plenty of food I could eat. Henk and Guido are super friendly and make you feel very welcome. They went out of their way to help us, be it to book tickets for Table Mountain, recommending places to visit and more: my husband had teeth problems when we arrived, so Henk made a few phone calls and managed to arrange a dentist appointment for the day after, which would have been a nightmare otherwise. We really, really loved staying at the Purple House and would recommend it to anyone. Henk and Guido are really great at what they do and you can really feel everything is made with love. We couldn't have had a better experience and I would give it 10 stars if I could!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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CapeTownHenk, Owner at Purple House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thanks very much, Federica and Paul. You were great guests.
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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

Good location. Fifteen minute walk to the V&A Waterfront and a fifteen minute walk to Long Street. Easy access to restuarants and other attractions. Room is large and very clean as well as the bathroom with plenty of hot water. Roof deck is nice as well with great view. There is only one room, so you will be the onyl guest of the hostess. It is like staying at someones house. Kinda weird but also very nice. Breakfast was also excellent. Parking in the area can be difficult during the work week, but over good.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for four nights on our recent trip to Cape Town. We are so glad we chose the Purple House! Henk and Guido were excellent hosts. The location was great - lots of shops and restaurants closeby and walking distance to the waterfront and other fun areas of the city. The breakfasts were delicious and there is a beautiful view of table mountain from the roof deck which was a great place to enjoy the morning! Our room was beautiful, clean and very comfortable which made us feel at home.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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CapeTownHenk, Owner at Purple House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thanks very much, Federica and Paul. You were great guests.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2012 via mobile

We love The Purple House! Convenient location, spotless and comfortable, generous breakfasts and lots of fun. Guido and Henk are perfect hosts.

Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2012

I have been lucky enough to stay at Purple House three times now. In March 2011 for several days and again twice during March 2012, without doubt it is an absolute gem. Comfortable, spotlessly clean, quiet and one of those truly special places which are not found very often. Added to that is a breakfast that will give you a great start to your day and all the energy you need for Cape Town's legendary sightseeing and, for later in the day, the nightlife of Cape Town is within easy and safe walking distance. Henk and Guido the hosts are justifiably proud and enjoy making you welcome not just to their Guest House but also into their Home. In addition they are a mine of information on the many great restaurants nearby for your evening meal. This really is a superb place to stay when in Cape Town and, next time I am in town It will most definitely be top of my list.
Thank you Henk & Guido for a great time and, I will be back again soon!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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CapeTownHenk, Owner at Purple House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thanks very much. Philip.
We are looking forward to seeing you again very soon.
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Paris, France
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2012

3 nights in this great house, with small courtyard and amazing view on the roof, where breakfast is served by Guido and Junk. We will not only recommend, we will return (and this really planed now in 7 days, at the end of our trip).
The place is close to many restaurants and bars, in one of the best place in Cape Town, and Guido and Henk are very carrying hosts.
The place is very quiet, this is exactly what we were looking for.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
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36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2011

I stayed at Purple House in Dec 2011 for a night. It was fantastic. It is conveniently located allowing for easy walks to most tourist/business areas of the town. Purple house interiors are comfy, clean and most of all the B&B is very quiet. The breakfast was 5 star class and that made the chief (the cat) a bit jealous. Henk and Guido are excellent hosts. I am headed back there in a few weeks; hence highly recommend the PH B&B to those who look for those qualities at affordable prices. Bravo Henk, Guido and 'the chief'. A tres bien tot.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Purple House Bed & Breakfast
Address: 23 Jarvis Street | De Waterkant Village, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 163 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Purple House Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Based in charming De Waterkant Village, Purple House offers a B&B with a spacious guestroom with en suite bathroom, as well as a self-catering cottage with two bedrooms and two en suite bathrooms. ... more   less 
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