Ratings based on 29 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Personal Eventby A verified traveler
Dated, and a bit oddPosted May 14, 2015 on Hotels
I am a frequent visitor to Cape Town and I always stay in guesthouses in this neighbourhood. I chose Jambo House because of the location, and because I think I stayed for one night about 20 years ago :-) This time I stayed two nights, and for me it was the least pleasurable stay in any B&B or guesthouse for a very long time. Luckily there are several real & super alternatives with a much better value-proposition just around the corner. It is an old guesthouse that has not been kept up-to-date; it actually feels a bit old and tired, perhaps even outdated, in the way your Grandma's place might feel after a bit of neglect. I also, honestly, have to say I got the feeling that the owner is tired of running it. I guess it is difficult if your heart is not in it... but it does not make for a pleasant stay. You can do better.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Posted Mar 31, 2015 on Hotels
for Business Travelersby Idan from Tel Aviv
Warm HospitalityPosted Feb 25, 2015 on Hotels
Very much recommended. Safe neighborhood and great hosts! You've got 3-4 good restaurants at a 5 mn walking distance and the Waterfront at a 15 mn walk. They have slight problems of outage but this is all over Cape Town anyway. Very good value for money.
for Familiesby Pierre from göteborg
En positiv överraskningPosted Feb 23, 2015 on Hotels
Vi hade aldrig bott på ett guest house förut och blev väldigt positivt överraskade. Våra värdar tog extremt väl hand om oss, tipsade på bra restauranger och trevliga saker att göra i Kapstaden och var engagerade i att vi hade det bra på ett mycket trevligt sätt. Rummet var enkelt men rent och alla rummen personliga. Läget är perfekt i ett område där man kunde gå fram och tillbaka till Waterfront utan att känna sig obekväm eller hotad. Vi kan varmt rekommendera Jambo guest house till vem som helst
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
Best guesthouse I have ever stayed inPosted Feb 22, 2015 on Hotels
Simply amazing & charming & magical. The place is gorgeous both in terms of rooms, common areas and the garden. The hosts are absolutely sweet and professional and caring. As we were given a tour of the premises we could not stop gawking at how beautiful and different it all is. And the private bar upstairs is a place to behold. Were it not for the draw of Cape Town, I would have spent all my time in this guesthouse. There is a jacuzzi in the garden, so many different flowers giving off lovely scents, a pond filled with koi who are happy to eat from your hands. Breakfast is lovely with fresh fruit and plenty of other choices. The rooms are like little stories. Oh, and the bathtub fills up in minutes - most impressive water pressure. I cannot recommend this place enough. It is a destination unto itself.
for Couplesby Kathleen from Justin
Everything we needed!Posted Dec 3, 2014 on Hotels
At Jambo Guest House, great attention is spent on details ensuring a very comfortable stay. Loved the uniquely decorated rooms, garden area and upstairs bar!
for Familiesby MARIA CARMEN from Madrid
Excelentes HostsPosted Nov 17, 2014 on Hotels
Muy buen sitio. Los dueños, Berry y Mina encantadores. Dan muy buenos consejos para visitar Cape Town y alrededores
for Personal Eventby Leif
Posted Oct 3, 2014 on Hotels
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Montclair, NJ, USA
Loved this place!Posted Sep 7, 2014 on Hotels
Great location and hosts. Very comfortable and quiet rooms. Loved the decor and art displays.
for Business Travelersby David Oliver from South Africa
Jambo guest housePosted Aug 10, 2014 on Hotels
Clean tidy n friendly