Staying in the "Emily Hobhouse" room with the "Just Nuisance" bar outside our door was truly a unique experience from other B&B's at which we've stayed. We arrived after dark on June 30th so we really couldn't experience the beautiful view of False Bay until our first morning. We thought Denise and Dirk were going to be on holiday but they had a change of plans which turned into a real blessing that we got to meet them. They have a uniquely-decorated place and set an outstanding table for breakfast. We really enjoyed having breakfast on their enclosed deck overlooking the bay. The bed in the "Emily Hobhouse" room was very comfortable (might have been a memory-foam mattress; Denise was a bit worried about how we'd sleep on it but we sleep on a similar mattress at home so we had our best night's sleep at Cheriton in the 3 weeks we were in Africa!) The under-floor heating system kept the tile floor toasty to walk on but the room temperature very controllable. The area was quiet and not a far walk to the Boulders Beach area. If there is anything that might be considered a very-small detraction, it's that their location is about 2.5km from town and an up-hill walk coming back. At least in the winter, public transportation or taxis aren't very available. On our last night, we decided to go into town for dinner and Dirk very graciously took us in and came back for us when we called. That's special service! If we are ever able to visit the Cape Town/Simon's Town area again, we'd definitely come back here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming and very cosy, century old Victorian home overlooking False Bay. Maritime theme throughout. Quiet, safe suburb. 5 minutes walk to the famous Boulders penguin colony and the beach. 10 minutes drive to Cape Point national park. 30 different bird species are frequent visitors to our lovely garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cheriton Guest House B&B Cape Town, South Africa