Ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

5.0 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.9 Room cleanliness
5.0 Service & staff
4.8 Room comfort
4.9 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from San Diego

Very nice and charming hotel in Cape Town

Posted Jul 10, 2017
Pros: Very charming room. Excellent breakfast!
Yves and Valerie are superb hosts. They will assist you with all your needs.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 16, 2017 by Yves, Hotel Management
Thank you so much, it's been a pleasure having you. Best regards / Yves & Valérie
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Seattle, Washington

Beautiful, elegant and cozy BnB

Posted Mar 21, 2017
Pros: We were at Carmichael House for over a week, and we appreciated how much at home we were made to feel as we enjoyed visiting w/the hosts and guests.
Cons: In our estimation, no improvements were necessary. It was perfect for us in every way.
Location: A residential neighborhood w/an outstanding restaurant just a 10-15 min. walk away. Easy access to transportation.
The Carmichael House exceeded our highest expectations in every way. Yves communicated w/me answering various questions we had about Cape Town, before we left Seattle. Upon our arrival our hosts, Yves and Valerie, arranged for our pickup at the airport which alleviated all concern about what to do and how to travel to their guest house. Once there, we were made to feel welcome and comfortable in our spacious, lovely en suite room overlooking their garden. The immaculate Victorian house is at once elegant and cozy. The hosts have considered every detail to make their guests feel at home yet afford them plenty of privacy and independence. A delicious bottle of S. African wine was waiting for us in our room to celebrate our arrival. Yves and Valerie helped inform us of the many sights and sites that we could enjoy while visiting this amazing South African city. They were always available to answer any questions we might have about locations and directions to places of interest. Their breakfasts are fit for royalty. We sat admiring the garden while we enjoyed fresh baked croissants (from France!), homemade fresh rolls, bread, muffins, jams and marmalade, two eggs any way you like them, with bacon or sausage, and baked tomatoes, fresh fruit compote, and so much more plus coffee or tea--EVERY DAY, served on white table cloths in a charming sun room.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 9, 2017 by Yves, Hotel Management
Thanks a million for your wonderful comment. All the bast to both of you. Best regards / Yves
5 out of 5
by Johan

Beautiful and friendly place

Posted Feb 20, 2017 on Hotels
Stayed for a week at this hotel and it was a great experience. The guesthouse is charming and really feels like a home. Rooms are individually decorated and the beds are really comfortable. The host couple were very nice and extremely helpful, suggesting activities, sights and sorted out car rentals etc. Felt really sad at time of check out.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 3, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Johan, Thank you for having posted such rewarding comment. Valerie & I are always very sensible to our host experience. Well, guess what, you could come back and get to enjoy our beautiful city even more! In the meantime, all the best. Keep well / Yves & Valérie
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 27, 2016 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 16, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New York NY

Carmichael Guest House

Posted Mar 30, 2016
Pros: everything, great size room for parent and 2-3 children
Cons: nothing
Location: perfect location, near UCT
Carmichael Guest House is absolutely beautiful. The hosts are gracious and accommodating and the staff is very attentive. Delicious breakfast and perfect location with proximity to UCT. Highly recommend as wonderful place to stay when visiting Cape Town!
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 16, 2016 by Yves, Hotel Management
Thank you so much Suzanne for having posted this comment, much appreciated. All the best. Kind regards / Yves
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

relaxing and comfortable

Posted Jan 26, 2016
It was a great experience. I'll definitely stay there again next year. Great location. Friendly staff. Most importantly they were trustworthy so I was able to enjoy myself with worrying about anything.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 16, 2016 by Yves, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for having stayed with us and we are looking forward to your next visit. In the meantime, we wish you all the best. Kind regards / Yves & Valérie
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great B&B with amazing owners

Posted Jan 14, 2016
This has been a very very brilliant experience. Carmichael House is a lovely place with excellent owners who also run the place. The location is superb being very close to UCT, Riverside mall and Cavendish amongst others. The breakfast spread is great offering both continental as well as hot dishes. And of course lots of fruit. Highly highly recommended to all.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 16, 2016 by Yves, Hotel Management
We are delighted to hear that you have had a great time at Carmichael Guesthouse. Thanks for your kind review. Best regards / Yves & Valérie
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

Guest comes first at this Guesthouse

Posted Feb 25, 2015
When you travel a lot, sometimes your experiences tend to get lost in the fog of it all.... This trip was different for us - and it was entirely the fault of Yves and Valerie! While this was our fourth trip to Cape Town, it was the first time we felt like we were coming home. Carmichael is much better than just a guesthouse - it is a local home away from home. The facilities, the rooms and the breakfasts were of course outstanding. But rarely do you find such a warm and welcoming environment. In fact, we were disappointed when we would come home and they weren't there to greet us (probably because they were taking care of all the others - Carmichael is a very popular place). Rondebosch is a fantastic base and it was extremely easy to get to anywhere from there - and the Guesthouse was even within walking distance of our favorite steakhouse - the Hussar Grill, which is well worth a long detour! Thanks Yves and Valerie for a great visit!!
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 16, 2016 by Yves, Hotel Management
Dear Bill, A warm thank you for having posted such a rewarding comment. Keep well. Best regards / Yves & Valérie
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from P

Quaint & personal.

Posted Feb 6, 2015
Well located & personal touch from delightful owners.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 16, 2016 by Yves, Hotel Management
Thank you, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Best regards / Yves & Valérie
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Lori from World-wide traveler

Victorian hideaway

Posted Nov 9, 2012
What a lovely little paradise in a quiet corner of Cape Town! Beautiful gardens, great Victorian ambiance, and Valerie and Yves were wonderful hosts. I enjoyed it thoroughly...thank you!!!
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 16, 2016 by Yves, Hotel Management
Thank you ever so much dear Lori. It's been an absolute pleasure hosting you. Kind regards / Yves