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“Exceptional Views of the Mountains and Hout Bay” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Amblewood Guest House
Ranked #8 of 61 Hout Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Exceptional Views of the Mountains and Hout Bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

We spent 3 nights here and were able to fully relax and enjoy the superb views. Trevor and June are wonderful hosts and nothing is too much trouble.Very good breakfasts too!
My son had a lovely cool room on the ground floor with a very private balcony from which to see the sunset over the bay.. I had a suite upstairs with lots of room and my own balcony with the beautiful views down to Hout Bay or up to the mountains.The extra length beds are amazingly comfortable, and this is a very quiet location.
Good restaurants nearby include Mariner's Wharf, Chapman's Peak Hotel and Pescarne.
We were able to relax by the pool and soak up the sun on the comfy loungers.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

My wife and I stayed for 9 days in early September at Trevor and Junes Place in Hout Bay.
Amberwood Guest House is a very nice and private B & B, in the hillside overlooking Hout Bay with a fabulous view.
But the best about it all were Trevor and June. They were really dedicated and superb hosts, always eager to give good advice, and help us out any way possible - to make our stay as good and memorable as possible.

Thank you!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bradford on Avon
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

Once you find Amblewood (make a point of taking the detailed map from Amblewood's website) you will love the quietness, the view over the bay, the breakfasts (fried eggs just perfect, every time) and the warmth of the welcome by June & Trevor, owners. Our room was quite pleasant although the shower was tricky to use. The bed was very comfortable and being able to sit out on the small balcony with a cup of coffee or glass of wine and enjoy the late afternoon was delightful. We would definitely stay there again when visiting the Cape.

Room Tip: The suites may be worth the small extra cost.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Peter O
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

This is an amazing little guesthouse to stay at. The view is spectacular and I would suggest choosing one of the upstairs rooms with a private balcony. The owners, Trevor and June, are most welcoming and really helped to make us feel at home. The rooms were cosy and clean and the bath was amazing. Breakfast is a definite plus and I would like to go back in summer when we can take advantage of the pool.

The location was also perfect to explore Hout Bay and greater Cape Town as we were only 20 minutes from Camps Bay and maybe 30 minutes from the City bowl.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms with private balcony are the ones to go for
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boise, Idaho, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

Trevor, June, and Thimba are wonderful hosts. The room and the breakfasts were fantastic. Not a single complaint. Awesome view. Very quiet. Food recommendations were spot on. Hout Bay is a nice area and not too far from the other interesting areas of Cape Town.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sean J
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kingston
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank masi1
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UK
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33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Amblewood Guest House

Property: 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Hout Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Amblewood Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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