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Carmichael Guesthouse
Ranked #1 of 2 Rosebank B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 May 2014

This elegant Victorian guesthouse is a gem. Tucked away in a quiet, pretty neighborhood, it is centrally located near UCT. Yves and Valerie are perfect hosts. Family suite ideal for traveling with a teen.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2014

Dear Sita,

A big thank you for your very kind review. It has been a real pleasure hosting you and your son.
Valerie & I would like to wish you all the best and we would be so glad if we could have you again when visiting your family in the Western Cape.
Best regards / Yves

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Great host couple, very very nice and helpful; wonderful garden and house, quiet location. Delightful breakfast with fresh fruitsalat!..................................................................

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

Liebe Katharina,

It's been a real pleasure hosting you and your colleague. We have been blessed in the recent past with a few other academic visits from the University of Freiburg and we are hoping to hear from you again in the near future.
I trust that the rest of your stay was pleasant. Keep well.
Best regards / Yves

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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Thanks so much Valerie and Yves, for a wonderful stay at Carmichael Guesthouse. The property is immaculate, the rooms are spacious, well-appointed and extra-comfortable and the personal service is exceptional. Like several other reviewers on this site, my wife and I were in Cape Town to visit our son, studying for a semester at UCT, and also to see the many sites in and around the city. Valerie and Yves were very helpful in this regard, with suggestions for restaurants, advice on the best way to get where, and recommendations for tours that picked us up right at the guesthouse (ours included a winelands tours; and evening township tour and the Cape of Good Hope. Apart from its close proximity to UCT and nearby student accomodations (our son was staying just a block or so away), the guesthouse is a just a 10-minute cab ride from downtown and near the wonderful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the Groote Schuur Manor House, the Rhodes Memorial and other notable sights. We loved Cape Town for its vibrancy, its diversity of experiences and the wide range of things to do. When you're out and about a lot, you need a place that feels like home to return to and relax in the evening and to start off your day with a smile. We found that in the Carmichael Guesthouse - our only disappointment was when it was time to leave! Very highly recommended.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2014

Dear Patrick,

It's been a real pleasure hosting you both. Thank you for your trust in following most our advice. Your high spirit was highly appreciated.
Thank you so much for having chosen to stay with us and we would like to wish your son a fruitful end of semester in Cape Town.
All the very best / Yves & Valerie

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Our daughter is studying at University of Cape Town (UCT) for the semester so we ventured to SA to visit. We spent our first few nights at the Carmichael which is in close proximity to UCT. It was well appointed and the owners, Yves and Valerie, could not have been more friendly and welcoming. They were always there to offer advice and information and, never having been to SA, that is one of the main reasons I wanted to stay at a small guest house.

The rooms were very well appointed, large and comfortable. We had a suite that had one room with a queen bed, a bathroom, sitting room and another bedroom with 2 twin beds where our daughters stayed. The view of the grounds from our windows was like looking at an English garden. So beautiful.

Breakfast was served in a sunroom on the first floor and was perfect. It was a short cab ride to many of the local attractions or Yves is able to arrange various tours that pick up right at the Carmichael. I think that the Carmichael is a great place to stay in Cape Town and it is also a great value. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

Dear Kathleen,

Thank you so much for having taken the time to post such rewarding comment. Valerie & I are always so glad when our guests have enjoyed their stay with us. I must say, that it's one of our motivation.
We wish your daughter a great end of semester at UCT.
All the very best / Yves & Valerie

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Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Carmichael while visiting our daughter who is attending UCT for the semester. We found the Carmichael to be an excellent choice for bed and breakfast. It is well kept, nicely appointed, serves a nice breakfast and the owners,Yves and Valerie are great hosts, extending the best in hospitality. They helped us arrange tours, plan day trips, choose restaurants ect. We were made to feel like special guests. Highly recommended.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2014

Dear Mike,

Thank you so much for having chosen to stay with us. We are very thankful for having taken the time to drop such kind comment. Soon you'll get to have your daughter back home and you'll be able to share memories of places where you've also been.
Your good spirits and smile was a real pleasure! Thanks.
Keep well / Yves & Valerie

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Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

Very nice owners. Very clean. Our room was very spacious . The owners , Val and Yves were very helpful and helped us arrange many things during our stay. We had a few rainy days and they had lots of ideas for us on how to adjust our plans on account of the weather. Very pleasant!

Stayed: March 2014
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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2014

Dear Debra,

Thank you very much for your comment. I am sure that you & Kirk were glad to see where your daughter was staying: a well renowned university in a beautiful country! I would like to take this opportunity to wish Spencer a great end of semester at UCT.
All the best / Yves & Valerie

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Carmichael Guesthouse responded exactly to what I was looking for. A homy and friendly admosphere with a personal touch. Nicely furnished with some antique. Large rooms all very nicely decorated. Beautiful garden. The owners are clearly passionate in running their guesthouse and leave no stone unturned to make their guests feel comfortable and at home.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Carmichael G, Owner at Carmichael Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2014

Dear Peter,

Thank you so much for having taken the time to write such encouraging review. Even though your stay was short, you still noticed some fine details that usually most guests take a good 3 nights to start noticing. Hopefully we'll get to host you in the near future. In the meanwhile, keep well.
Best regards / Yves

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Additional Information about 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: £71 - £117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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