Having just arrived in Cape Town after a 2 week journey from Perth on the Queen Mary 2, my 78 yr old mother and I were a little apprehensive. What would our accommodation be like? Would it be central? After the Queen Maary 2 would we still have that being looked after experience?
Well..... Our concerns were instantly dashed the minute the owners lovely daughter met us at the port with the warmest of welcomes. We were taken directly to a beautiful Victorian cottage on the slopes of Tabe Mountain aand we had to keep pinching ourselves at the luck of finding Gilmourhill B and B. Our room was beautifully appointed with lovely furnishings. The beds were so incredibly comfortable, it was difficult to get up in the mornings. Our breakfasts were delicious and the house was delightful. What made our stay incredibly special was the warmth and care of our hosts going out of their way to look after us. So much so it was like we were staying with family and friends and not someone we had recently met. The location of the B and B is ideal with great local restaurants and close to the city and local tourist sites. Could not recommend it highly enough. Great value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gilmour Hill is a superb retreat at the edge of the city. Relax and Rejuvenate in style in this perfectly located guesthouse. Nestled between Cape Town’s city bowl and Lion’s head is the quiet suburb of Tamboerskloof.The house stands on the slopes of Table Mountain, where it has stood since the late 19th century. Gilmour hill is a beautifully appointed Victorian home which has 4 en suite bedrooms, a central dining area, living area, an outside patio with a potted garden, which like the house brims with character and life. There is satellite TV in some of the rooms and wifi in the whole house.Maureen the owner is as eclectic as the house itself. She has travelled extensively and loves nothing more than engaging in the stories she shares with travellers from all over the world. She brings with her an atmosphere of warmth and congeniality to this B&B that is also her home. Her love of cooking promises breakfasts of home baking, homemade jams and very different delights such as pancakes with crispy bacon, crème fraiche and maple syrup decorated with summer fruits and always a pot of freshly brewed coffee.Gilmour Hill is situated in the very heart of the ‘10-minute suburb’ of Tamboerskloof, everything around the city is a mere 10 minute taxi ride; the city centre, the Convention Centre, Camps Bay & Clifton beaches, the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain and Lion’s head. The bustling Kloof Street with its countless restaurants and shops is within walking distance of the house. Close to public transport too. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gilmourhill B&B Cape Town, South Africa