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“Excellent service, but rooms are a bit dated”
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Acorn House
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Cape Town
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Excellent service, but rooms are a bit dated”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

Staff went out of their way to help. Our stay was pleasant and the room was great, even if I found the decor a bit dated. However, it did fit in with the country manor atmoshere of the place. Oranjezicht is a great place to stay, especially with the new MyCiti bus routes. On Saturday mornings there's a great neighbourhoods market in the park across the road

Room Tip: I stayed in the front attic room. It has a great view of Cape Town and a balcony, but it got a bit w...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

After a long journey to Cape Town, Acorn House was a wonderful relief. Thoughtful staff and lovely rooms and excellent breakfasts made our stay in Cape Town the highlight of our trip. We all wished we could have stayed longer, a lot longer!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Superbly located with a backdrop of Table Mountain, it is tastefully furbished, impeccably clean, comfortable with a great welcome and lovely food.
A far superior experience to staying in an impersonal hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

An excellent experience from check in to check out..after two days of flying from USA we arrived exhausted. Stewart greeted us with nice cold drinks, a fresh cold towel and a friendly smile..I knew from that moment I had chosen the perfect place to call home for four days! He gave us a great itinerary and everything he recommended was perfect! Michelle told me about Nelson's Eye! You have to go there to eat great steaks. The breakfast was very good. I cannot say enough good things about The Acorn House and the staff. It felt like "Home away from Home"..

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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NYC
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

We spent four nights at Acorn House and found it to be a great home away from home. Reservations were handled very well and easily via email, Everything they promised was true. The manager and his team were great and the house, itself, is a wonderful, Dutch/English style home.

The place is spotlessly clean, every staff person was cheerful and helpful, the breakfasts were excellent and the neighborhood location is pleasant and safe. On a warm, sunny morning, you can't beat breakfast on the patio.

Room Tip: We loved our room, one flight up with a balcony view facing CapeTown.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Switzerland
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

We stayed for two nights in the end of our trip to South Africa. From check in to check out we felt welcomed and very comfortable. The staff professional and friendly. Our room was cozy, amazing bathroom, extremely clean. Breakfast was exceptionally delicious. Location is quiet and felt very safe to walk in the evenings. Area has many nice restaurants. All in all we had wonderful stay and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Watford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

The answer to my question is No. From the moment we arrived (early after an overnight from London) we were made to feel special by Stewart & the team. Tea & coffee were served in the lounge while our rooms were prepared, in what was a very short time our friends were shown to their room on the 1st floor, we were then taken out the back to what I can only describe as a small cottage, with bedroom, en-suite & own living room leading to a fully kitted out patio.
The staff are fantastic and so helpful & obliging, Stewart went out of his way to recommend where to go (pre booking us if it was needed) & recommending & booking the most fantastic restaurants for us for the evenings.
I am looking to return to SA & Cape Town again & the first accommodation I will book will be here.
My only gripe is I put on some weight with their marvellous breakfasts, a small price to pay though.
We'll be back!
(Bondy)

Room Tip: If you get the chance take the suite out the back.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Acorn House
Address: 1 Montrose Avenue | Oranjezicht, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 155 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Acorn House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cape Town at its best! Set on the slopes of Table Mountain, Acorn House offers spectacular mountain, city and harbour views and provides convenient access to Cape Town's numerous places of interest. Stroll through the fragrant garden. Indulge in an opulent breakfast around the pool. Browse the well stocked wine cellar. Simply enjoy the charming house, 100 years old and still fresh. Close to popular restaurants. All tours and transfers arranged with pleasure. Free WiFi. ... more   less 
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