If its a little piece of magic and great value that you looking for, then this is the place. I first stayed at the Cape Sunset Villa in April this year - i was desperatley looking for a place to stay for 9 days, and thanks to a special they were running, my budget fitted the price. As I walked in I breathed a huge sigh of relief, this is not one of the places that looks magnificent on the web and as you walk in you wonder where on earth they managed to capture the photos as it certainly was nowhere near the spot.....It is here that the photos on the web do not do justice. So much so that I have stayed there now 3 times....
The entrance area is HUGE, White tiles, a few stairs leading into a large dining and entertainment area. Breakfast is served in the dining area, which is behind a majestic staircase and depending on which table you are at, has a view of the fynbos and sea. The entertainment area has a large screen TV, large comfy couches and a huge wooden table that I presume is for pool/billiards (excuse my ignorance). Not that I could figure any reason why with the stunning views you would need this area....I am sure it gets well used by other guests. There is a also a rather large and well equipped kitchen that I found most useful for dinners.
I have had a place to myself on a few nights, so I have to confess that I did meander to see the other rooms.... There are 2 downstairs - those I did not explore. Upstairs there are 4 rooms, all with a stunning view from the bed of the sea. When I walked into what I now call 'my room' my breath was taken away by a huge room and a view of the sun slowly sinking into ithe sea right there.... There are two very large cupboards in the entrance, a large bathroom with very spacious bath, shower and double sink. And then the bedroom area - the king size bed (2 beds pushed together) has crisp clean white linen. There is a lot of room in the bedroom - with 2 chairs to the side that are great to curl up with a mug of hot chocoate and watch the sea.
Saying all this, I had to wonder to myself why the price does not match the 5 star size of the property. The manageress of the place, Lianne, is wonderful and has been very accomodating with some of the dietary requests I have made. Breakfast is simple and small, and is served when you want it. The staff stay very much out of your way, although I have become rather fond of Lianne and her dog and was even treated to taking the doggie for a walk on the beach. (She was very considerate and only on my request was the dog given free reign of the place).
Aside from the small breakfast, the room has a few flaws that if I was paying more I would have not been happy with. While it is spotlessly clean, there is a disconcerting stain at the bottom of the toilet bowl.... Towels are wonderful white ones, although when changed are not always the same big size and quality. The one drawer in the closet was broken. There is a kettle in the room, but it does not automatically switch off (yes, watched kettle does boil). On my latest visit I also noticed that there is an area of damp on the bedroom wall, and the huge balcony glass doors had not been cleaned. None of these detracted from my wonderful stays there.....
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- Also Known As:
- Cape Sunset Villas Cape Town/Milnerton