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Trevoyan Guest House
Ranked #14 of 156 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 7, 2009

I loved it here. The location was terrific--close to Long Street, just a short drive to Camps Bay Beach (very vibey), and Table Mountain, yet serence and peaceful. The staff was lovely. I felt very welcomed and received lots of terrific recommendations and advice that improved my time in Cape Town. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 1, 2009

Christoph and Urs are the consummate hosts, the rooms were stunning and spotless, the garden is gorgeous, the location is quiet but central - we walked to Long Street (15-20 min) most nights and everything else was R40 ($4) cab ride away. Breakfast was simple but delicious. For anything we wanted/needed, Urs and Christoph made excellent recommendations. Can't imagine my first trip to Cape Town would have been so fabulous without them! I'll be returning to the Trevoyan as soon as I can.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 27, 2009

My 4th visit to Cape Town and it turned out to be the best by far. I felt very lucky to have found Trevoyan Guest House. This originally Victorian Villa with its stylish, african and noble touch offers best value for money and I felt as a single traveller most welcome and assisted by the owners and managers Christoph and Urs. The central but most quiet location of this property is just priceless and the its large garden with pool and sundeck with views is an oasis in the center of a world class city. I will herewith strongly recommend this guesthouse to all who will be visiting Cape Town in the future. You get optimum value for money at Trevoyan and it will be your best experience ever staying in Cape Town as well.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 23, 2009

The guesthouse has a nice garden with view of Table Mountain. It appears nice.

We stayed for three nights in November 2009 in spacious room 7. We had to close the curtains while in the room as it is a garden/pool facing room. This gave our room a slightly gloomy feeling.

On two different nights we found a cockroach in our bathroom and room , that changed our feelings about our room. When we mentioned this to Urs on our first morning he told us that this is normal in Cape Town and that there are even many rats around (we did not quite understand the need for this additional information). When we got back to our room after breakfast we had a bottle of spray on the mantelpiece to our convenience. Urs also offered to ring pest control. This is not how I want to spend some relaxing days!

We did not feel welcome at the guesthouse and were in an awkward situation. Christoff was friendly though.

One cockroach might be an accident, two is no accident. For every cockroach seen when the lights are on, there are more in hiding. A pest free room is at the top of our list when travelling. The owners told us the hotel had pest control service, and it probably did, but someone must not have been doing their job.

We found ourselves happily leaving this guesthouse after three nights.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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TrevoyanSAN, Owner at Trevoyan Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2012

Well traveled people know that certain animals like certain climates. We have a professional treating our property on a regular basis. An open window is just enough to allow these night active creatures to walk in. How to avoid them: stay home where it is the best and of course as clean as no where else. Another plus: no one may try to take a glimpse from outside into the room and there will be no need to close the curtains and to stop the nice view into the lush garden. Urs

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Reviewed November 7, 2009

Have just returned from 12 spectacular days in Cape Town & The Garden Route. The Trevoyon was where we stayed for 5 days in Cape Town & we can highly recommend to other travellers. The garden rooms are spacious, very clean & extremely well looked after as is the whole place. Huse one of the partners was very helpful & friendly organising our car hire & even recommended & booked further places to stay on the Garden Route in Swellamdam & the most beautiful Milkwood Manor in Plettenberg Bay which was outstanding. Milkwood Manor was on the edge of the sea (ask for a balcony room, we stayed in no. 13, which was stunning with the most beautiful view) Am sure no traveller could be dissappointed in any of these.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 28, 2009

We're an Italian family with an 8 years old children and we spent 3 night in the garden suite on August 2009. It was really very nice, with a charming garden. We got from the owner a lot of very good suggestions about what and when organise our Cape Town visit.
We strongly recommend !
Emanuela & Stefano

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 27, 2009

we stayed with 6 friends in March 2009 in the trevoyan. the place is amazing! the garden with the pool is like a little haven to relax in, the breakfastroom overlooking the garden is nice, breakfast is good (not amazing, but fresh eggs to order).
the owners are helpful, but have been a bit snappy at times - unnecessary, but did not spoil our experience. they have internet, but unless you have your own laptop (and get the password) you have to ask the owners evertime to log you on their computer - seems like a very oldfashioned complication.
the rooms are very large, with wooden floors, amazing bathrooms and tv, safe, minibar etc. we felt right at home and would come back any time.
tip: take one of the rooms with direct access to the garden...

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled on business
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1  Thank tripperesse
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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 #14 of 156 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range: $140 - $235 (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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