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In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
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Guest reviews

4.5/5 Wonderful
65 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Breakfast Available


Explore the area

Popular LocationKloof Street5 min walk
Popular LocationLions Head3 min drive
Popular LocationSignal Hill9 min drive
AirportCape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.)17 min drive

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  • The Lion Room

    Room amenities

    • 182 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsThe Lion Room
  • The Elephant Room

    Room amenities

    • 118 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsThe Elephant Room
  • The Leopard Room

    Room amenities

    • 139 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsThe Leopard Room
  • Garden Rhino Room

    Room amenities

    • 102 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsGarden Rhino Room
  • Garden Whale Room

    Room amenities

    • 107 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsGarden Whale Room
  • The Buffalo Apartment

    Room amenities

    • 193 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsThe Buffalo Apartment
  • Comfort Suite

    Room amenities

    • 291 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsComfort Suite

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices exclude taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area

Cape Town

The Lions Guesthouse is located near the beach and in a walkable area with good shopping. Castle of Good Hope and Table Mountain are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lions Head and Camps Bay Beach. Check out an event or a game at Cape Town Stadium, and consider making time for Two Oceans Aquarium, a top attraction not to be missed.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kloof Street - 5 min walk
  • Long Street - 12 min walk
  • Greenmarket Square - 2 min drive
  • Lions Head - 3 min drive
  • Signal Hill - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Cape Town Station - 3 min drive
  • Woodstock Station - 5 min drive
  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 17 min drive

About this property

The Lions Guesthouse

3-star Cape Town guesthouse in Cape Town City Centre, walk to Kloof Street
Along with dry cleaning, this smoke-free guesthouse has laundry facilities and tour/ticket assistance. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a garden and barbecue grills. All 6 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and electric kettles, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Hair dryers, safes, and showers are among the other amenities that guests will find. Limited housekeeping is available.
The Lions Guesthouse offers 6 accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • English breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10 AM: ZAR 160 per person

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Guest services

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe



Check-in from 2 PM - 6 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 7 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 7 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for English breakfast: ZAR 160 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 370 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children 7 years old and younger are not permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Lions Guesthouse House Cape Town
Lions Guesthouse Cape Town
The Lions Guesthouse Cape Town
The Lions Guesthouse Guesthouse
The Lions Guesthouse Guesthouse Cape Town

Frequently asked questions

Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Lions Guesthouse?
Check-in is from 2 PM–6 PM.
What time is check-out at this guest house?
Check-out is at 10 AM.
Does this guest house provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of ZAR 370 per vehicle, one way, applies.
Where is The Lions Guesthouse located?
Located in Cape Town City Centre, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Kloof Street and Long Street. Cape Town International Convention Centre and Castle of Good Hope are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for The Lions Guesthouse

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Lonely lodge

The rooms are occupied in the main by guests - in the evenings, & no-one is physically available for any query. Parking area should be fenced off and gated to protect the vehicles. Service is OK.

Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Nice experience. Comfortable. Enjoyed room upgrade

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2018

5/5 Excellent

    It was great

    Stayed 1 night in Sep 2018

    5/5 Excellent

      Comfortable, good value and ideally situated

      We were made to feel very welcome at The Lions. The room was clean and comfortable and breakfast was delicious and plentiful to the point that we didn’t need food again until dinner. There were complimentary cakes, sweets and port available in the common areas and a cozy lounge. We could see Table Mountain from the garden which no doubt we would have used a lot more if the weather had been better. We were really well placed to get into the city which you can easily do by bus, Uber (for about 30-40ZAR) or you can walk down in about 30 minutes. Marietta and the whole team were really helpful, regularly checking if the cable car was open for us and suggesting trips we could do. There are also a good number of restaurants and handy shops nearby. We’d definitely recommend Robben Island and Victoria and Alfred Waterfront as must dos. If you’re visiting Cape Town, we’d thoroughly recommend The Lions as a base, it’s perfectly situated and good value. #thenaughtonnomads

      Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2018

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
      Beautiful and welcoming

      Beautifully decorated and clean. The cleaning lady even packed away my clothes which I didn't expect. Lovely area, very quiet and safe. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Beautiful mountain views.

      Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2018