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Carmichael Guesthouse
Ranked #1 of 2 Rosebank B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
“Thank you very much Carmichael Guesthouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

My whole experience at Carmichael was superb. Even if I try and find fault - I simply cannot. From the moment I walked in the door to the time I left, my time at Carmichael was exceptional. Thank you both very much.
One thing that was very nice to have, was decent coffee in the rooms :)

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Nathalie A
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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this review, 17 August 2013
Merci Nathalie!

Yes, a warm thank you for having posted such rewarding comment. It has been a pleasure hosting Grace & yourself. Needless to say we only be too glad to have you again at Carmichael Guesthouse in the near future.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Kindest regards / Yves
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013 via mobile

We stayed with Valerie and Yves for 3 nights at the start of our 3 week tour of south africa and did not want to leave. They were fantastic hosts, could not do enough for us and made some really good recommendations for places to eat and things to do. Our girls adored their little dog fripon who seemed to return the sentiment! We were really sorry to move on and would thoroughly recommend the Carmichael guest house. We are already trying to work out how we can arrange our next visit! Thank you for such a lovely time Yves and Valerie. Claire, Craig, Lauren and Eva.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this review, 3 August 2013
Dear Claire,

Our warmest thanks for this posting such rewarding comments. Needless to say that we would be delighted to have you with us again. Maybe in summer so that Lauren & Eva could make use of our pool. Fripon would delighted and run around like crazy! We would also have many more restaurants to suggest...
Enjoy the rest of your summer.
All the best from all of us.
Best regards / Yves
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

We loved our stay at the Carmichael Guesthouse. Valerie and Yves were wonderful and gracious hosts, helping us plan our day and get around. The connecting rooms were perfect for our family. Great value with wonderful breakfast. Pleasant location. We highly recommend it.
John, Carole, Nick and Maya - Bayside, NY

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this review, 2 August 2013
Dear John,

Thank you so much for having taken the time to send such a kind comment. We had such a pleasure having you with us and I must say that Fripon has been looking for Maya for a few days after your departure...
He has been blessed lately with a couple of young girls staying with their parents.
Send our regards to Carole and we trust that your son will have a great experience here whilst at UCT.
Best regards / Yves
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

In additio to being friendly and helpful generally, they helped take care of my special diet needs. Very helpful. Very nice to sit outside in the garden - they served us tea outside even though it was not dinner time. Special time for me and my friends.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Laurie S
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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this review, 2 August 2013
Dear Laurie,

Thank you for having stayed with us. We are glad that you've enjoyed your stay.
Your review is much appreciated.
Look after yourself.
Best regards / Yves
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

We were visiting from the United States in April 2013. Our daughter was on a semester abroad in Cape Town (she is in college in New York) and we had the pleasure of booking our stay at The Carmichael Guesthouse. Yves and Valerie were outstanding proprietors and hosts. Rooms are spacious and very clean. Beds are comfortable, towels and sheets are just like home. Breakfasts were fresh with plenty of choices (fruit, eggs, muffins, etc.).
We stayed a total of about 7 nights. First for 5 nights then headed up to Kruger National Park and came back and stayed another 2 nights. And by the way, Yves who worked in the airline industry for many years (Air France) made many of our accomodations for us, and was more than happy to do so.
Our experience was more in line with a well run hotel, but, had a warm B&B feeling to it. There is no doubt that I RECOMMEND Carmichael Guesthouse for those looking to get a friendly, clean and upbeat experience and not pay the $300-$500 per night for the big name hotels in downtown Cape Town.
Dennis Q - San Antonio, Texas

Room Tip: My preference would be a room on the second floor.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this review, 2 July 2013
Dear Dennis,

I am delighted and proud to receive such wonderful review from you. Thank you!
I am so glad you had such an exquisite time in the KNP. I was very jealous when I saw some of your pictures...
Thank you for booking your daughter with us for her last night in Cape Town.

Keep well and please don’t forget to send us some news from Texas!
Best regards / Yves
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

Carmichael's guesthouse was the best guest lodge I have ever stayed in. Just walking into it, the first time, it felt like home and a home I'd love to be raised in. Val and Yves are the best hosts ever!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this review, 24 June 2013
Dear Neesha,

A warm thank you for those very kind and comforting words, always highly appreciated.
Valerie & I would be delighted to host you again.
All the best / Yves
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

I had a wonderful stay at Carmichael. Yves and Valerie are warm, welcoming and friendly. The house is absolutely gorgeous and every detail is perfectly attended to, from the beautiful furnishings and linens to the stocked minibar, flat-screen TV, hairdryer and even hot water bottle available in the room. The house, room and bathroom were immaculately clean; the gardens lovely. The neighborhood is excellent, just tucked under Table Mountain and near the U of Cape Town, so I could walk for quite a while. I would definitely stay there again if I go back to Cape Town.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this review, 19 June 2013
Dear Mary Anne,

Thank you so much for such rewarding comment. It has been such a pleasure hosting you. Thank you for your sharp eye, noticing all these small details put in place by Valerie making what our guest house is: not only a beautiful place but a cosy home with character, and this is what our guests tell us. We could not expect better reward!

Wishing you all the best and why not, see you in the near future together with your companion.
Best regards / Yves
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Property: Carmichael Guesthouse
Address: 11 Wolmunster Road | Cape Town, Rosebank 7700, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Rosebank
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Rosebank
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Carmichael Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Guest House is a stylish Victorian mansion, offering comfortable accommodation with 6 en-suite tastefully decorated rooms. Situated on the slopes of Table Mountain, our guesthouse is within walking distance to the University of Cape Town (UCT). Carmichael Guesthouse is 15 min away from Cape Town city bowl and Cape Town international airport via easily accessible highways. The original stained glass windows, wooden floors and original Victorian fireplaces add warmth and ambiance. You will enjoy the peaceful garden, resting on a long chair by the sparkling swimming pool. The Guest House is very central. Nearby lie Cape Town's most famous touristic attractions such as Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront, Constantia Winelands, Rhodes Memorial and many more...Golf courses, Cricket and Rugby Stadiums are also just around the corner. Yves, Valerie and their daughters Chloe and Charlotte will ensure that "home from home" feeling. ... more   less 
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