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“Fantastic base for Cape Town adventures”
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living room and front balcony
View from front balcony
Braai area in back garden
Lounge
Lounge and Kitchen from the balcony
Kitchen
Dining Room
Main Bedroom
Second Bedroom
En suite bathroom
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Looking at GlenLin with white balcony from the wetlands
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View of Glencairn from Elsie's Peak
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Glencairn, Western Cape

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Buggsi
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Fantastic base for Cape Town adventures”
Reviewed November 10, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

We spent a really great week based at Glenlin and had a great break. The apartment is spacious and really well equipped with access to a lovely outside space. The location just off the main coast road outside Simon's Town gave really easy access to the major routes to all that Cape Town and the surrounding area has to offer. The view from the large balcony over the wetlands and out to False Bay was beautiful and during our stay ever changing, unfortunately the whales had moved on (but we did find some in Hermanus a day trip away). The area is quiet and felt very safe with permanent residents all around who were happy to chat and offer a wave when passing which was lovely, Jacob and Isaac look after the apartment and garden and keep everything looking beautiful.

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Liked best: Comfy beds and the lovely open airy feeling.
Liked least: strange height of work surfaces, mirrors and door handles - all a bit high
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Nov 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of GlenLin and the area - I really appreciate your feedback. I was very sorry not to meet you, but glad that you were well looked after by Isaac and Jacob. Thank you for choosing GlenLin.
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Bianca168
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
“Whale watching from the couch”
Reviewed September 19, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

GlenLin has all the comforts your heat desires. The kitchen is very well equipped and the rest of the house is beautifully decorated to add to a pleasant stay. We could see whales breeching from the comfort of the couch. Lauren kept me updated on weather and directions and everything else I could've needed and more.
Would come back again, we had a wonderful stay!

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Liked best: Space, fireplace, DSTV, view
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Sep 23, 2013
I'm so glad you had a lovely time. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I hope that we'll meet next time.
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JoanJJW
Beijing, China
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Just perfect”
Reviewed August 18, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We stayed for almost 2 weeks in Glenlin and enjoyed every moment of it. The apartment is spacious, bright and shows Laura's great eye for detail. The kitchen is amazingly well equiped, the entire place is full of small little details that made us feel more than welcome, like the nice arrival note on the chalk board, spare plugs, beach and rain umbrellas, books, games for those travelling with children, fresh flowers..... And everything really works! Full DSTV and WiFi that indeed reach every corner of the apartment. The view on the mountains and the ocean is absolutely stunning, the hillside garden with lemon tree full of fruit a small oasis for peaceful and quiet moments. Thank you Laura, and yes, we'll be back!!

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Liked best: Can't choose
Liked least: Can't think of anything
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Aug 21, 2013
Thank you for such a wonderful review. GlenLin means a lot to us. I am so glad that we will see you again.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A quiet retreat”
Reviewed May 11, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

This apartment is absolutely lovely. There is everything that you could possibly need and the attention to detail is amazing. I loved the chocolates and cookies that were left for us, the spices in the draw, the new soap..the list is endless. Laura and Blair are friendly, wonderful, cheerful and helpful. I would LOVE to come back and stay again.

Only thing is that the apartment is above permanent residents so one has to always be considerate of noise. That was a bit tough as it was a birthday getaway but we managed, just wish i had known that before. But that aside, you will not find a place more beautiful.

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Liked best: The fact that they supplied all the necessities and the place is maintained exceptionally well
Liked least: That we had to watch noise levels
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
May 17, 2013
Thank you for your very positive feedback. We are so glad that you like the apartment.Thanks also for the useful hint - we'll amend the description to make it clear that there is a permanent resident in the lower apartment.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed April 30, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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Liked best: the views...
Liked least: Street Parking
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
May 4, 2013
Thank you for such positive feedback. We look forward to meeting you again and sharing a glass of wine with you next time! Hopefully, there will be more improvements.
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 27, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

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Liked best: Living space and views
Liked least: steps
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 29, 2013
It was lovely to host you at GlenLin.I so enjoyed meeting you. Thank you for all the positive comments and feedback - especially about the little extras you would like to see provided.I'm off shopping!
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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 30, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

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Liked best: the relaxed beachy feel
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
Apr 11, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful review. We are committed to providing what we want from a holiday apartment.
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