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Review of Sweet Orange Guest House

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Sweet Orange Guest House
Ranked #60 of 163 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago
1 review
“Great guesthouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Stayed here for a night recently. Fabulous guesthouse with tremendously elegant rooms, extremely personable service, and excellent breakfast! I am planning to go back here in a few weeks. Definitely recommend this place as it is right by the sea, close to table mountain, and easy to access.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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SweetestGuesthouses, Guest Relations Manager at Sweet Orange Guest House, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Dear nuwan_samaraweera
Thanks nuwan_samaraweera for your next trip to Cape Town, we recommend that you take advantage and communicate with us for your booking. We honor direct and personal inquiries always with a price rebate. On your next visit four of our rooms will welcome with new touch ups we are looking forward to welcoming you again and we thank you for your review.

Kind regards,

Evelyn and the team of
Sweetest Guesthouses
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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Sweet Orange. The staff are all so friendly, helpful, and very professional. The house is decorated beautifully and we enjoyed sitting outside in the courtyard for breakfast each morning. The location could not get any better! It's within short walking distance to 2 of our favourite restaurants in Sea Point: La Boheme and La Perla. Not to mention the seawall which is totally safe to walk along to watch the sunset. The shower was nice - felt like we were outside with the open window and trees next to it.
A few cons: the pool didn't get much sun during the day, so it was freezing cold and only good for a quick plunge, and there was construction (or a car workshop, we never did find out) nearby and it was noisy during the day.
My fiance and I have also stayed at The Sweet Olive Guest House and we honestly preferred that property (only a few blocks away), it feels more like a 5 star for the same price. For one thing, the bathroom is about 3 times the size. However, if the Sweet Olive isn't available, definitely go ahead and book at the Sweet Orange. You won't regret it :)

  • Stayed May 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Melissa C
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SweetestGuesthouses, Manager at Sweet Orange Guest House, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
Dear Melissa C,

We appreciate your review for Sweet Orange Guesthouses, especially that you took the time to write some personal comments. Thanks as well for the brief comment of Sweet Olive Guesthouse, which is our youngest baby in the Guesthouse Group. It is true that the Interior Design is completely different to Sweet Orange Guesthouse, but accordingly to the South African Grading Council the Standards are the same and it is as well credited with 3 Stars. At least that shows the traveller the high standards the Tourism Council is setting for the accommodation sector.

Kind regards,
Therry and the entire staff of
Sweetest Guesthouses
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

Excellent location, close to main city, in fact you can just use a taxi! Rooms were tastefully decorated and houses were very private. Staff gives attention to finest detail. Breakfast was exquisite and excellent value for money.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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SweetestGuesthouses, Front Office Manager at Sweet Orange Guest House, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
Dear Cornecoetzee,

We appreciate you review and hopefully we will have the opportunity to accommodate you again, when you visit Cape Town again.

Kind regards,
Bridget and the entire team of
Sweet Orange Guesthouse
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Douglasdale
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

Sorry, I wrote a review already to Booking.com, should have done it only to you: It was wonderful to stay there, everything was good. But would have liked to have a little chair in the bathroom to put cloth etc on while showering.
The decor was nice, breakfast fantastic, was not hungry for the whole day afterwards, the staff was friendly and accommodating to our wishes. Thank you very much, Gerlinde Seuring

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gerlinde S
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SweetestGuesthouses, Front Office Manager at Sweet Orange Guest House, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
We would like to Thank Gerlinde S for her valuable time to place two reviews for Sweet Orange Guesthouse, one on Booking.com as well as on Tripadvisor. Thank you as well for the comment that you missed a chair in the bathroom, we already took action and placed chairs into our bathrooms were the space it allowed.

Bridget for the
Sweetest Guesthouses
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Saugatuck, Michigan, Usa
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

Sweet Orange was a perfect place to stay for our family ( with a 9year old daughter). The place is quaint, comfortable, helpful friendly staff who went out of their way to get us a taxi to the airport when ours didn't show up. Great location, walking distance to lots of restaurants and the breakfasts were sublime! I will recommend and if ever in Cape Town again will stay there.
Thanx Sarah Alex and Ava

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SAA1111
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SweetestGuesthouses, Front Office Manager at Sweet Orange Guest House, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Hi SAA1111, many thanks for your review as well as we want to Thank you for spending your valuable time to review our Sweet Orange Guesthouse. It is very valuable for us. We are happy to hear, that you arrived at the airport on time with your family. We looking forward to welcoming you again and we wish you all the best.

Kind regards,
Bridget for
Sweetest Guesthouses
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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

We had a great stay here, extremely comfortable bed, lovely room, superb breakfast, great location. But it's noisy - you hear the staff arrive at 5am and move around, can't be helped, old floorboards.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank rylandjames
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SweetestGuesthouses, Manager at Sweet Orange Guest House, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
We Thank the TripAdvisorMember for their review and open critics. Our Sweet Orange Guesthouse was built over 100 years ago and we still feature the original wooden floors, doors & windows. Therefore it is true that some movements sneak through. We apologize for the disturbance of the staff members, which start in the morning at 07h00 and they should enter the house from the site entrance. Obviously the staff is not following constantly the instructions. We will take immediately action and we Thank you again for mentioning this issue.

Kind regards,
Therry
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Dresden, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

We loved to stay in the Sweet Orange Guesthouse. It felt like home from the beginning on.
The rooms are nice, big and clean. The staff was very friendly as it was helping us with some tourbookings etc.
Additionally it's very well situated, as the waterfront and the civic center are only 10 minutes drive away.
Would love to come back!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lizzy25_13
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SweetestGuesthouses, Guest Agent / Intership at Sweet Orange Guest House, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Dear Lizzy25_13,

Your review is valuable for us and we are so happy to hear that you felt comfortable and like being home at Sweet Orange Guesthouse. Should you come back you really should do the Shark Cage Diving!

Kind regards,
Benoit
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Property: Sweet Orange Guest House
Address: No. 1 Bellevue Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 163 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sweet Orange Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sweet Orange is a beautiful classic Victorian home that was built in the early 1900’s. The wooden floors, ceilings, windows and doors have all been lovingly restored, emanating style and elegance at its best. Each of the six large rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, have been individually designed and furnished with flat screen TV’s, hairdryers, mini-safes and other essentials for a relaxing stay. Our tranquil garden complete with a small pool is the perfect place for a further relaxing African sun-soaked experience.Let us treat you to a superior service in this elegant environment. We guarantee you a friendly, warm, relaxing atmosphere for an absolutely comfortable stay in our guesthouse. ... more   less 
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