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“Relaxing on highest levels”
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CUBE Guest House
Ranked #1 of 58 Hout Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Moscow, Russia
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145 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Relaxing on highest levels”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

We chose Cube Guest House for staying a night on our road trip from Cape town to Johannesburg in July 2014. Already upon booking we love the well organized website and the possibility to chose the perfect room thanks to many pictures and descriptions on the website. The communication already before the trip with the hosts was very good (which always gives us personally a good impression already up front).

The owerns Patrick and Dirk and their two lovely dogs are amazing hosts! You feel like visiting friends, and you feel taken care of perfectly. Dirk even recommended a perfect restaurant for our dinner and reserved a table (the best table in the restaurant as we found it later there :))) for us and it was really a wonderful experience and occasion to relax for us.

The place is located near the coast with views on the beautiful hills in Hout Bay. The guest house itself is a architectual masterpiece, very modern and interesting construction with a very nice common and breakfast area, pool land beautiful garden.

We chose the Comb View room, which is located in a from the common/main house separate building with private entrance and also a large terrace with grass on it and garden chairs so you have real private experience. Very luxurious and spacious bathroom with large tub, heating and air condition in the rooms, TV, apple TV, well stocked and absolutely amazingly reasonably priced minibar! The entire grounds are very safe due to alarm systems.

The breakfast is very plentiful, a selection of cheeses, meats, eggs/omlets, teas, coffee, bakery items, fruits, yoghurt, etc. all served by their friendly staff and Paul the cuddly and friendly Golden Retriver loves to cuddle with dog-lovers like us.

We didnt try the pool as it was simply too cold (we came in winter) but it looked very inviting. There is also a summer room near the pool (like a pool house) which looks quite interesting! (but recommended for summer!)

We would love to stay longer than just a day/night, so we planning this place for a longer rest-relaxing trip when we come back.

Room Tip: We loved the comb view room, beautiful view on the hills and mountains and private terrace with gras...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed August 1, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at CUBE for 3 nights from June 19th to 22nd. I had high expectations given all the positive tripadvisor reviews and the service and hospitality provided by Dirk and Patrick exceeded all of them!

Even before we arrived at CUBE, they were highly responsive to our questions via email regarding local attractions, recommendations on car rentals and any other general enquiries. Not only did they respond to our queries quickly, but they also provided very detailed answers. They also made great recommendations for dinner options and made all reservations on our behalf prior to our arrival.

CUBE is not located in downtown Cape Town but is a short drive (30 mins.) away in Hout Bay. The neighbourhood is very quiet and beautiful. The major attractions we were interested in (Table Mountain, Cape Point, Boulders Beach, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek) were not located downtown anyway and we'd rented a car so the location was not an issue for us.

As soon as we arrived, we were greeted by Dirk and the 2 lovely dogs that live at CUBE. He immediately made us feel at home, and very quickly and efficiently assisted us in purchasing tickets for the Table Mountain cable car. Each morning he made himself available to provide directions to and advice on each place we wanted to visit. He also provided us with a cellphone on arrival so we could make free local calls and made himself available in case we needed to reach him while away from the guest house.

Our room was top notch, with a very comfortable bed, in-room nespresso machine, fantastic shower and bath, reliable wifi and very modern and tasteful decoration - the level of luxury made it hard to leave our rooms! The provided breakfast was a real highlight, as we were served a variety of fresh and delicious options (yoghurt & granola, cold cuts, mini cheese platter, small bread basket, eggs on request, fresh jams and marmalade and fruit salad, espresso and tea).

It was truly difficult to say goodbye to Dirk, Patrick and their dogs at the end of our stay. They truly made us welcome and were an integral part of making our stay in Cape Town such a fantastic one. I highly recommend CUBE to anyone planning a trip to Cape Town. The level of service provided was beyond all expectations and they looked after all our needs. I personally intend to return to Cape Town and will stay at CUBE again when I do.


  • Stayed June 2014
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
1 review
Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had a fantastic stay at the Cube Guest House, our room was lovely, clean and comfortable with beautiful views. Dirk was so friendly and extremely helpful in helping us plan our days, it was fantastic to have his inside knowledge of the area which made our experience absolutely wonderful. We can thoroughly recommend staying at the Cube, the breakfasts were fabulous, the staff were so friendly and helpful, the views magnificent, everything was perfect.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2014

Beautiful modern guest house located in Hout Bay, a 15-20 min drive from Cape Town. We really enjoyed our stay! The house is beautifully furnished, clean, comfortable, and affords great views. Dirk and Patrick treated us like friends and were extremely helpful with planning our trip - we couldn't have asked for better hosts! The breakfasts were delicious - eggs to order, yoghurt, fresh fruit, jams, breads, cheese, and deli meats along with fresh squeezed orange juice, tea, and coffee. I definitely recommend a stay here for those exploring Cape Town & surrounding areas - Hout Bay is a great base for day trips, but be aware that you'll definitely want a car if staying here.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gilze, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2014

I am not a very frequent reviewer, but I certainly read a lot of reviews. After reading all the reviews (they were almost 99% "fantastic"), I decided to review this place. Last year I have spent a few nights in this guesthouse and I was NOT blown away by our room. We did not stay in a suite because these were already booked. Our room was not that big and certainly not "fantastic". The breakfast was average. Why almost everybody is enthousiastic about "the selfmade marmelades" I do not know. The reviews are almost all from German visitors. I think in Houtbay and his surroundings there are a lot of B&B's who can compete with the Cube in a positive way.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank miep0
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cubeguesthouse, Inhaber at CUBE Guest House, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Regarding the review above we would like to state that the reviewer has not been our guest in September 2013. This is the second review of a couple which was our guest in March 2014. The first review has the beautiful titel „No value for money“. But one review was obviously not enough as it is so hard for these guests to believe that other people enjoyed what they were not able to. Or is there even another motivation?

However the headline of this review upsets us as much as the one of their first review, since it insults our guests who wrote a review.
Our reviews are 99% good – so are the reviews of some other guest houses in Cape Town as well. And our reviews are from all over the world. On other websites where you can only write reviews when you have booked the accommodation we get as good reviews.
Again we recommend this couple to contact the author of any review they cannot believe or understand.

We love hospitality and we do it with passion, and this passion drove us to write the management response.

Dirk and Patrick
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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Please be kindly advised that it is the first review in my life and I am lazy enough not to give any feedback or comment what I experienced.
Then, guess what. I cannot describe how this place was wonderful. Mr. Dirk ,the owner of this guest house, took care of me from the beginning of my trip. I just had two night here, but, Mr. Dirk made all reservations which I needed in staying Cape Town (7 Days). His recommendations (Restaurants) were never failed. The room was just perfect with breathtaking view as well as clean shower facilities and comfort bed. I have stayed three guest houses in Capetown, I can say this place is superb. Please do not hegitate to make a reservation for this great place.
I guarantee you that it would be just beyond your expectation.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2014

Breathtaking views from this stylish guest house, well located for the Cape Peninsula, Kirstenbosch Gardens and about a 25 minute drive from the V and A Waterfront. Dirk and Patrick could not have been more charming hosts, and their homemade jams made the continental breakfasts a real treat. Our hosts directed us to good local eateries; for a taste of Africa try Moyo in Kirstenbosch Gardens, great food and service

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Property: CUBE Guest House
Address: 20 Luisa Way | 7806 Cape Town, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Hout Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Guest House is situated in an elevated residential area providing breathtaking views onto the mountain range and the sea. Be served with our fresh and home-made breakfast on one of our terraces or enjoy relaxing moments underneath palmtrees next to the heated swimming pool in our large garden area. Our modern and comfortably furnished house provides an open, amicable atmosphere to guarantee an entirely relaxing stay.Surrounded by green hillsides, Hout Bay is nestled in a valley opening out into a picturesque bay and small fishing port. Thanks to the central location, within a few minutes you can reach the city centre, stunning sandy beaches, beautifully situated golf courses as well as the Cape Town’s Wine Region. Furthermore, Hout Bay is the starting point for the famous corniches Chapman’s Peak Drive, which leads you right to the Cape of Good Hope. ... more   less 
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