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“lovely place, very friendly atmosphere”
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Olaf's Guest House
Ranked #30 of 156 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

lovely, small guesthouse not far from the coast (5 minutes walk). atmosphere is very welcoming and friendly. breakfast available in the guesthouse, as well as a fridge with cold drinks and snacks (self-service). restaurants and sightseeing-bus-station nearby. i would go there again!!!

Stayed: May 2012
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Olafs2009, Owner at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2012

Thank you very much for your fantastic review, we at Olaf's are always glad to make your stay as comfortable as possible for you.

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Reviewed June 9, 2012

I have stayed at Olaf's guest house a number of times over the past year while on business in Cape Town. Raymond, the proprietor, is extremely welcoming and prepared to assist with requests such as transport to the airport, ironing, and restaurant recommendations. The rooms are well presented and very comfortable. The breakfast is good and sets you up for the day. The guest house is quiet, secure and well located in Wisbeach Road in Sea Point. I highly recommend this guest house.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Ian220451
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Olafs2009, Owner at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2012

Hello Ian, we will try and keep up the good work. :))

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Reviewed January 4, 2012

We stayed here on the last part of our South African Honeymoon, and had a lovely relaxing couple of days. Raymond was a very good host (he kept my husband busy with lots of interesting chat about football), and runs a very charming, well located guesthouse.
It was clean and tidy and offered an ideal location for exploring the City.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Olafs2009, Owner at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2012

Hi Snowbunny2006,

Thank you for the positive review, sorry I'm only getting back to you now but all these sites one has to update is just a bit much.

Best regards an a happy Festive season

Raymond

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Reviewed November 21, 2011

This guesthouse is very well located nearby the mainroad/weg, nearby the boulevard and walking distance (40 min) from Waterfront. The room we stayed in was okay and the staff was very pleasant and eager to assist. It was a great place to be!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Olafs2009, Guest Relations Manager at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2014

Thanks for helping with your good review, hope to see you at Olaf's Guesthouse again .

Kind Regards
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Reviewed November 17, 2011

We stayed here whilst visiting South Africa for a family wedding and I cannot think of a single negative thing about it. Raymond who owns and runs Olaf's was charming, attentive and made us feel totally at home whilst we stayed there for the 4 days in the run up to the wedding and found space for us to return afterwards as my husband had omitted to book those extra dates! The staff who fed us and cleaned the rooms were fabulous and made us very welcome. The rooms were very spacious and beautifully decorated, little touches like toiletries and a chocolate the bed were provided also there was fresh fruit available both in our room and downstairs in the main area. There is a laptop to keep up to date with the internet free of charge and they operate an honesty bar where you can help yourself to drinks, snacks etc and mark it against your room name for payment later, there is also an ice machine to keep you cool when the temperature rises :-) It is only a 5min taxi ride away from the V & A Waterfront where you will find loads of restaurants serving a wide variety of menu's. Do not leave .A. without taking a boat trip to see the sunset, it was an amazing experience and one I would highly recommend to everyone.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Sheron W
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Olafs2009, Guest Relations Manager at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2014

Dear Sheron,

Thanks for helping with your good review, hope to see you at Olaf's Guesthouse again.

Merry Christmas and Kind Regards
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

A brief stay in Cape Town that was made extremely pleasant by friendly staff in a comfortable guest house

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Olafs2009, Guest Relations Manager at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2014

Hello !

Thank you for your great review about Olaf's guest house. We are glad that you had a wonderful relaxing stay with us. We try our best to keep all our guests happy.

Kind Regards
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Reviewed July 10, 2011

I stayed at Olaf's Guest House for 10 days in July 2011 with a friend. We shared a comfortably spacious room. I especially appreciated the attention to aesthetics in the decor. Olaf's has happy colors but is not too harsh. I LOVED the fireplace, which warmed me up on the cold days of my visit. I spent hours reading by that fireplace.

Raymond, the proprietor, helped us arrange transport and schedule outings. He is a good conversationalist and is usually on the spot with requests.

I am allergic to gluten and cane sugar, which makes it difficult for others to cook for me. The Olaf's staff took good care of me cooking things just as I asked, and taking extra precautions to ensure that my food did not bump into anything glutenful or sugared. Bravo! It's not an easy task!

Parking is free but on the street.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Olafs2009, Guest Relations Manager at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2014

Thank you for your great review about Olaf's guest house. We are glad that you had a wonderful relaxing stay with us. We try our best to keep all our guests happy.

Kind Regards
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Additional Information about Olaf's Guest House

Address: 24 Wisbeach Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 156 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range: $133 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Olaf's Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Olaf’s Guest House is easy to find. Our guest house is conveniently situated on Cape Town's Atlantic Seaboard, right below Signal Hill, between Beach Rd. and Main Rd. in Sea Point. Olaf’s was built back in 1937, which helps to explain our design, spacious interiors, high ceilings and wooden/tiled floors. And has more recently been renovated and enhanced with touches of up-market African style and charm. We’re just a stone’s throw away from the city center of Cape Town. As well as the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town’s shopping Mecca. ... more   less 
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