A short drive from Cape Town International and greeted by very friendly hosts. The area is very safe and the guest house is a short drive from the Mall. The room was highly appointed and very comfortable. The hosts paid a lot of attention to detail which reflects in the quality of guest house. The breakfast was very healthy and good quality. Would return with the whole family if I get a chance. One of the best guest houses I have stayed in (there have been many).
Sam from Great Britain
Situated in Somerset West, within 30 minutes of Cape Town and within 10 minutes of the beach, the Southern Cross Guest …More
We stayed at Winchester Mansions for our week long stay in Cape Town and thoroughly enjoyed it. We didn't get a sea view but considering the noise of crashing waves from the hotel's front I wouldn't say that was necessarily a bad thing! We had a 'mountain view' instead, still a very good room.
The front desk staff were great and always keen to help or advise (the free shuttle to the V&A Waterfront was really useful), the restaurant is of high standard and the hotel bar is a popular haunt for locals looking for a few drinks after work. The room decor could perhaps do with a little updating but was still good and, if anything we felt we were being 'over-serviced' ... a lot of staff tasked with cleaning rooms and serving in the restaraunt!
The best thing about the hotel is it's look and feel, by far the prettiest in Sea Point. The open courtyard and external corridors give it a really clasy feel inside as does the view when looking back towards it from the sea front.
The location is pretty good, taxis into the centre of town or down to Camps Bay are relatively cheap and, if need be, the front desk will arrange for the driver to take you if he's available (similar price). The free shuttle to the V&A Waterfront is great though, came in very useful.
All in all, a very pleasant place to stay ... but what is the golf putting equipment in the corridors about, really?
TwoWardrobes from London
This spa hotel is located in Cape Town (Atlantic Seaboard), close to Milton Beach, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, and Cape …More
Nice place to stay. We stayed in one of the Victorian Villas opposite the main guesthoust building and really enjoyed it. If you stay in one of the villas you have your own private room with bathroom and you share the kitchen, living room and patio with guests of the 2nd room. It is a very friendly set up and you help yourself to beers in the fridge (you just write down what you have taken so they can bill it to your room) and free tea and coffee (you can cook your meals if you want to). The Villas are lovely with wooden floors and nicely decorated and very clean. Although it is about a 20/30 minute walk to the waterfront, there are buses or shared taxis you can take for 50 pence and the area is very safe. We walked around at night without any problems.
Debbie from London
This guesthouse is located in Cape Town (Atlantic Seaboard), close to the beach, Milton Beach, Cape Town Stadium, and Two …More
Delightful guest house , said to be cat friendly however there was only one well behaved cat in the hall at times, so don't be put off by the prospect of lots of cats. Staff very friendly, room massive bed, cotton sheets clean and well kept.
Breakfasts excellent with lots of choice. Easy to walk safely to local restuarants. Great base with secure car parking.
Just a few minutes drive from the city centre, the Waterfront and Table Mountain, Leeuwenvoet House is the ideal choice if …More