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“THE place in Cape town”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of 4 On Varneys

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4 On Varneys
Ranked #41 of 156 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
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Los Angeles, CA
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79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“THE place in Cape town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2010

Recommend most highly. Best location--10 min walk to V&A Waterfront, 20 min to city center, convenient taxi stand, safe neighborhood. Hosts Thierry & Philip are extraordinarily gracious and helpful (Thierry even drove us downtown to pick up our rental car and waited until we were all set), the rooms are big, clean, and well furnished, the breakfasts are wonderful. There's wi-Fi as well as a computer for guests' use.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2010

What a charming place to stay in Cape Town! The location is just right - an easy cab ride to V&A waterfront. The area is safe. The breakfast is yummy. The rooms are clean and spacious. The hosts are helpful and friendly.
Loved this place and would recommend it to everybody. And if I ever visit Cape Town again, this will be the place I'd stay in. "Volmaakte" - as they would say in Afrikaans. :o)

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2010

The guesthouse has been furnished very stylish. It is located very good, close to V&A (walking distance 10 min.) practically opposite the Soccer Stadium in a very quiet street but close to bars and restaurants. Our room was very large and very nice decorated.

The staff at the guesthouse is very friendly and makes you feel welcome and is very helpful to provide a great stay in Cape Town. The hosts, Thierry & Philip where very informative and helpful too.

Altogether: a good place to stay and to return to.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Northern Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2010

My wife and I stayed here for three nights. We had chosen Varneys because of location and it didn't disappoint. It was within easy walking distance to the Waterfront ( 10 minutes) in a quiet street. Tasty breakfasts, nice clean room, fresh towels every day (even though we said that wasn't necessary), lovely balcony to read and relax and enjoy the Cape Town winter sunshine ! Really helpful hosts - followed up a query for us when we thought we had lost a phone, printed tour tickets for us and recommended their local restaurants- great steak house just round the corner.We arrived tired after a long flight and left refreshed a few days later. If we return to Cape Town we would use Varney's again.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2009

I was whisked away to Capetown by my boyfriend who had been staying there a few weeks earlier for work. We found 4 on Varneys from a local B&B website and it looked lovely.

The rooms are all individually decorated with exquisite furnishings and exquisite quality bed linen.
The owners were an absolute delight and very helpful with recommending local attractions and restaurants without being pushy or intrusive.

The breakfasts were lovely and beautifully presented, and the other staff in the B&B were always cheerful.
The whole place was immaculately tidy and clean, and our room was always tidied to an impeccable standard. We originally planned to stay for 3 nights and move around a bit, but loved it so much we stayed for 7 nights. I am a very fussy traveller, and everything needs to be 'just so, or I'm not happy. But I couldn't fault a thing at 4 On Varneys,

If I go back to Capetown and Thierry and Philip are still running 4 On Varneys, they can definitely expect a visit from me.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2009

The location is perfect: near to Waterfront, city center and many nice restaurant but away from the confusion. The place is so lovely; Thierry & Philip are very willing and thanks to their advice we visited the most beautiful places in cape town and environs. Breakfast croissants are fantastic!!! Really recommended. Marco & Flaminia

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Parabiago, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2009

Our stay at 4 on Varneys has been really pleasant. Philip and Thierry, the two owners, are perfect hosts, always willing to have a chat during breakfast or whenever you need information and suggestions on how to spend your time in Cape Town / Cape Peninsula. Their house is tastefully furnished and our room had same facilities as a 5 star hotel (TV, DVD, locker, a small sitting area) plus a well-sized bathroom. The free internet connection in the common area, a functional location (both Waterfront and downtown are easily reachable on foot) and the proximity to very good restaurants (the best of whom just behind the corner) give additional charme to this trendy b&b. Would recommend it to everyone!!!!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: 4 On Varneys
Address: 4 Varneys Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #41 of 156 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
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Number of rooms: 6
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