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Welgelegen
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Torrance, California
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

We spent 4 nights here in May and really enjoyed our stay. As soon as we arrived we felt at home. Fiona and the rest of the staff did a great job of making sure we were well taken care of from helping plan activities, making recommendations and getting us reservations at some great restaurants. The breakfast was one of the best of our 2 week trip and the view of table mount out or window made the whole experience perfect. We also enjoyed the location with many restaurants in easy walking distance and a bit longer walk down to Long St. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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England
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82 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

Absolutely enchanting. Fiona and her team ensure your every need is met and it is a wonderful, quirky place to stay. Location was great for us - we felt safe walking to the bars and restaurants in nearby Kloof Street and the hop on hop off bus is only a short walk away too. Very friendly, genuine personal service. If we return to Cape Town, we would definitely stay here again

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Cave Creek AZ
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We spent 4 nights here and were thrilled with the accomodations, food, location, massage services and staff. It was the perfect place to stay for our first visit to Cape Town. Fiona is a delight and extremely helpful. As owners of a B & B, our standards are very high and they were met.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cheryl C
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Canberra, Australia
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

My elderly mother and I spent three nights at this charming guesthouse, where we felt spoilt with comfort and with care from Fiona and her excellent staff. Our room (#3) and its ensuite bathroom were spacious, very attractive, clean and comfortable. The lounge room was gorgeous and inviting, like a home away from home, and a lovely place to relax between a day of sightseeing and heading out for dinner nearby. Breakfast was delicious and served by lovely staff. The location is very good - uphill from the city centre but still in walking distance - in a calm, safe and attractive neighbourhood, close to several very good cafes and restaurants. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Janette R
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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

We spent 4 nights here- loved it ! The owner Fiona is so great - she was very helpful in suggesting places to go while here- we had room 8 which was very nice- we had fantastic weather - warm and sunny- the breakfast was very good and all the people who work
Here are very nice- we felt very comfortable here. The location was very good- we could walk to places to eat and one night walked to a restaurant called society bistro which Fiona recommended and we thought the food and atmosphere was great! One day we drove to the cape and one day we drove to wine area.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Amy0611
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

Everything about the Welgelegen House is special. The location is great for nearby restaurants and shopping. The living room/parlour is gorgeous and comfy and brimming with books to enjoy. Our room was the "mini", but never felt small and was really charming. Breakfast is plentiful and delicious and the evening drinks and nibbles were such a nice surprise. If I make my way back to Cape Town this would be the only place I would thinking of staying at.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank abby s
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St. Louis, MO
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69 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

My wife and I (mid 50s) just spent 4 nights here in May 2013. Although the weather could have been better, the guest house shined. Fiona, the owner, is exceptional: charming, very friendly, no request is too great, very helpful in planning activities, and determined to please. Her staff is first rate and is equally adept.

The breakfast is very good and plentiful. Lots of cold and hot offerings always served with a smile.

We had room 10 on the second floor which would have given us terrific balcony views of Table Mountain, but the clouds obscured that sight most of the days. This room has a large bathroom with a large walk in glass shower with heated towel rack. A mini fridge in the room is a nice touch. There are 2 levels to the guest house and no elevator, if that makes a difference. It was very quiet.

The guest house is in a good location away from the downtown waterfront area and the pricey accommodations there. The waterfront is just a 5-10 minute cab ride away which the guest house will arrange. For those rainy days, umbrellas are available.

We ate at the Ocean Basket on Kloof St one night which is about a 5 minute walk from the guest house. It features very reasonably priced, and very plentiful seafood options.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Planestrainsnautos
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Additional Information about Welgelegen

Property: Welgelegen
Address: 6 Stephen Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 163 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Welgelegen 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Welgelegen Boutique Hotel - an urban sanctuary in the heart of Cape Town". ... more   less 
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Welgelegen Hotel Cape Town Central
Welgelegen Cape Town, South Africa

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