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Amblewood Guest House
Ranked #9 of 59 Hout Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Trevor and June were gracious hosts at this lovely guest house. They were very available to make sure we were comfortable and knowledgable about our visit to Hout Bay and the general area. The accomodations were very comfortable and we loved the pool at the end of each day. The view is stunning, the breakfasts divine and this is a great location to enjoy the general Capetown area while relaxing too. It was hard to leave!!!

Room Tip: We saw two rooms and they were both amazing.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Trevor and his wife are the perfect hosts. Very laid back and down to earth. We had the family room and it was the most comfortable bed ever! Breakfasts were superb and leisurely and we loved Themba the dog! Trevor kindly arranged a tour for us to the shanty town that was most interesting.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

This was our fifth trip to South Africa and the second time we have stayed in Hout Bay. Trevor and June are perfect hosts, always available without being too over-bearing. The accommodation is clean and homely and the home cooked breakfast is a pleasure especially given the view. During our stay my wife was taken ill from the affects of a spider bite sustained earlier in our trip in the Kruger Park, Trevor and June could not have done more to help arranging an appointment with their doctor, offering to take me to the pharmacy and even providing breakfast in bed for my wife as she was recovering, when you are 7000 miles from home care and attention like this is priceless, we can't thank them enough. For the remainder of our stay they were always on hand with any local information we required and would book a table in any local restaurant at our request. Whether this is your first trip, or like us a place you return to again and again I would highly recommend a stay at Amblewood.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

A great start to our first trip to South Africa. Trevor and Julie were very helpful, booking restaurants and making recommendations. We had a lovely rustic room with private balcony overlooking the harbour. This is a great spot to explore the Cape, Cape Town and some wineries. Just beware the entrance to the Guesthouse is very steep.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

a very nice place with a fantastic view on hout bay
June, Trevor and their team stay at our entire disposal to offer us services and advises to ensure a perfect stay at their home
rooms are clean, well equipped and nice...facing the panoramic view to enjoy an aperitif !
breakfast is just a real lunch, cooked according to our tastes
We spent few days there with the feeling to be at home with nothing to do and a nice atmosphere
Do not hesitate : book there !

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

Great place where find a superb view and a fantastic hospitality.
June and Trevor were fantastic and amazing hosts. They and their staff took care of us as we can't imagine.
we highly recomend this place!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

We stayed in the Family Room (also called the blue room because of the blue paint on the walls and ceiling) which, if you are only 2 guests, was like a little suite with a small sofa in a separate area. The room has a great view from all windows towards Hout Bay and a small balcony with 2 chairs to enjoy the view in some privacy. It’s also nice to sit down by the pool – same great view from there. The bed was comfortable, there was a fan in case it got really hot at night (which it didn’t during our stay) and the bathroom had both a shower and a bathtub (no separate toilet). There was some storage in the area where the sofa was and the refrigerator was well sized. Internet worked very well, even out on the balcony. The only minus for us: we don’t care much for carpeted floors when we stay in hotels...
We booked the Amblewood Guesthouse based on the Tripadvisor reviews and found the place exactly as we had expected. Great view, clean rooms and the owners are really friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome. This B&B deserves its good feedback on Tripadvisor.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Amblewood Guest House

Address: 43 Skaife Street, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Hout Bay
Price Range: $90 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Amblewood Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For those visitors looking for the unusual, the warm and the welcoming in bed and breakfasts look no further than Amblewood Guest House. This bed and breakfast offers traditional hospitality and charm. Surrounded by mountains and with a profusion of mature trees and shrubs, Amblewood is a tranquil escape from one's day-to-day routine. Owners, Trevor and June, live on the property and are therefore always on hand. Amblewood’s charm and sense of spaciousness are perfectly blended with a homely, comfortable atmosphere. ALL rooms have unique views of the ocean, Hout Bay harbour, beach and the Sentinel Mountain. Each room is styled in a quirky, original or personal style, which seeks to avoid the box-like, mass-produced feel of the hotel chain. The rooms invite one to come in, relax, put your feet up and sleep well. The emphasis at Amblewood is on relaxation. ... more   less 
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