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Trevoyan Guest House
Ranked #13 of 156 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

This was a lovely, warm, welcoming oasis in Cape Town. Well located - a comfortable walk to the central part of the City; located in a safe neighbourhood. We felt safe walking to local restaurants after dark. Our hosts were gracious, knowledgeable and helpful, directing us to a range of restaurants and sights to see. The accommodations were spotless and spacious - crisp cotton sheets, fluffy towels, large rooms. Breakfast was tasty and elegantly served on a sunny terrace. Secure parking within the facility. Beautiful grounds, pool and sun deck.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

Thank you Urs and Christophe for making us feel so welcome! We really appreciated the great conversation about Cape Town and your life there over the years since coming from Switzerland, and thoroughly enjoyed "industry" the laughs Urs! The Garden Suite was ideal for us (separate living from bedroom so my husband could watch TV while I slept!) Great advice re local dining and tours - especially our wonderful Township tour - really helped us make the most of our last few days in Cape Town - a wonderful treat after self catering due to budget reasons Trevoyan was great value with all the little luxuries! Beautiful gardens and views - would love to visit again in Summer!
Wishing you the best of luck into the future!

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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

Nice and friendly and welcoming place. Urs and Christophe did everything to make us feel welcome. It was the middle of winter and we were the only guests - what a treat!! It felt as if we were staying in someone's home rather than an impersonal hotel. We loved it and found it a great location with Kloof and Long street within walking distance and a great view of table mountain (except when the cloud comes down of course!). Our room was very nicely furnished with everything we needed.Highly recommended - although ownership is about to change. Urs indicated that the new owner may upgrade the guesthouse.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
1  Thank DerekandArlette
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TrevoyanSAN, Owner at Trevoyan Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2012

Hi Derek

Really appreciate your review. You deserved special treatment like the morning fire in our lounge as it was real miserable with this nonstop rain. Even so you made all the important spots that have to be visited. We also appreciated the nice chats with you about 'les choses de la vie".
Hope for you that you get better weather up there. By the way yesterday was so hot and sunny here that i switched on the air con in my car. Don't believe??
All the best and kind regards

Urs

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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Walking distance to Long Street and many excellent restaurants !!
Very clean rooms.
Delicious breakfast with many options.
View of Table Mountain from the roof and certain rooms.
The owners Urs & Christoph were very friendly and informative.
This guest house has a variety of different rooms which can accommodate many types of travelers: families, couples and solo travelers.
Our group used three rooms... each one was great in its own way.
Overall Trevoyan is a terrific place to stay in a really great location with excellent staff !!!!!
I would 100% recommend this B&B to -anyone- traveling to Cape Town.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Management response:Responded June 27, 2012

Hi Jenell and all the others

Thank you so much for your review which we highly appreciate. Indeed the rooms differ quite a lot and I assume that our gatehouse, the so called budget room, gave the sleeping quality a point less as it is close to the gate. All the other rooms are really quite. Anyhow we hope that you have settled in again in beautiful California and wish you a pleasant summer from cool Cape Town.

Urs and Christoph

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Reviewed May 30, 2012

Allthough the great view over the Table Mountain fom the Trevoyan, Urs and Christophe advised us to do the Lions Head Mountain top. It was for the first time during our stay in S.A. that we got a good advise, far away from everything that travel offices allways advise.
On top, the accomodation at Trevoyan is supurb !!!! Clean rooms, nice and safe neighborhood, Excellent staff in the B&B. and so on...
Nevertheless, Urs advised us to do a visit to Robben Island, wich he could arrange via internet, but ..... it was beyond our stay that a boat took off, so we couldn't visit one of our goals.

Urs.... Try to keep in mind not to make promisses that you can not keep !!!!!

considering the accomodation.... it is hard to find a better place in S.A.
Keep up the good work guy's....

PS : if you are a smoker, mind the security camera's. They are very early activated

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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TrevoyanSAN, Owner at Trevoyan Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2012

Hi Bart and Marie-Rose

No wonder that we get so many flowers from Rose (-Marie). Thank you for the roses. We appreciate all these compliments. Yea life is hard to be with a smoker that sneaks around the house and steps into the alarm sensors!!
Regarding Robben Island i strictly have to reject these allegations. lol means leave out lying. haha anyhow we will book the island early enough and not last minute as there is no special price for this also not for Belgiums.

You will be on the island at your next visit. all the best Urs and Christoph

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Reviewed April 28, 2012

Urs and Christophe were great! Their guesthouse has been described with many superlatives so we can only endorse what has been written. On the weekend of the Argos bikeride they saved us by finding us accomodation when all looked gloomy and we thought we were on the street! We will be back. Thank you for your hospitality again. Thankyou also to all your staff who were also very good and helpful. Great garden. Best Wishes, C and G from Dubai

Stayed: March 2012
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TrevoyanSAN, Owner at Trevoyan Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2012

Hi Clive
Thank you very much for your review. You are probably the only ones that have slept in three different rooms in three nights. So your judgement counts a lot.
We are happy that we could assist and that you liked it in Trevoyan.
Hope you do not have to many sandstorms over there in Dubai. Wishing you all the best.

Urs and Christoph

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Reviewed April 24, 2012

I have stayed at the Trevoyan on several occasions. It is the most wonderful place one can imagine. It is located in a safe area, Tamboerskloof, close to most major attractions.
The owners really make you feel like part of the family and any question you may have will be answered immediately. Any help needed will be available.
The rooms are spacious and really lovely. The neighbourhood is very quiet and so is the house itself.
A really beautiful pool with tables (for a nice drink) and chairs (to enjoy the sun) is right next to the house in a very beautiful garden.
There is no doubt here: Paradise cannot be better than this.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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TrevoyanSAN, Owner at Trevoyan Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2012

Hi Anna

Yuhh! what can i say. Did not know that we are in paradise here every day. Sometimes other people have to open your eyes. Need to say that you are most probably right. Just looked at table mountain with the church in front and noticed that it is like in Austria or Switzerland with the difference that the temperature is much more pleasant.

See you soon again in Trevoyan I hope and in the meantime all the best

Urs

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Additional Information about Trevoyan Guest House

Address: 12 Gilmour Hill Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl , Tamboerskloof
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 156 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range: $137 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Trevoyan Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the slopes of Table Mountain, stands the Trevoyan guesthouse, enjoy the beauty of Trevoyans charming garden, relax under a majestic oak tree and take a dip in our solar heated pool. For those who love the sun, soak it up on the sun-deck with stunning views of the city bowl, table mountain, signal hill, lions head and devils peak. Trevoyan guesthouse offers 4 luxurious en-suite double rooms, 1 junior suite and two suites with separate lounges. An opulent breakfast is served on our conservatory styled verandah. Wireless Internet facility throughout the house available. ... more   less 
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