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“Home away from home......”
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Sun Cottage
Ranked #15 of 29 Newlands B&B and Inns
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
“Home away from home......”
Reviewed 4 March 2013

We had a fantastic stay at Sun Cottage. It is a home away from home, beautifully located and within reach of most of the Cape Town's attraction.

The Loft room is spacious, cozy and just unfaultable. It overlooks a small stream which is very calming and quiet giving one a piece of mind. Excellent for business or couple.

The owner, Jean is also a very pleasant host and makes you feel very welcome at her Cottage.
A definate return trip/stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Jean V, Owner at Sun Cottage, responded to this review, 6 March 2013
Thank you for your great review. Really appreciate you taking the time and I hope you will come here again next year!
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

Home away from home.

Private, nice river view and great parking.Good place to stay for a long stay, room size is great. Location is the best close to Restaurants, Shops and Sports Facilitys.

C you again!

  • Stayed February 2013
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Jean V, Owner at Sun Cottage, responded to this review, 6 March 2013
Thanks so much Pieter and Elna. Really appreciate you taking the time to comment. I look forward to next time.
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 December 2012

I really enjoyed my stay at this guesthouse. The surrounding was peaceful with a tinkling stream outside and the white decor of the room inside added to create a sense of serenity and stillness. The room was immaculate and there has such an attention to detail to make a guest feel comfortable. I was attending a conference and found the wifi very useful to follow up on work matters. The complementary breakfast was both tasty and healthy and I could sit outside and enjoy the food on the wooden veranda surrounded by mother nature. The cottage is within walking distance of shops and resurants.
I hope to use this lodging in the future.
Roshini

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 8 December 2012

Capetown is a fabulous city,but Sun Cottage in leafy Newlands is a wonderful resting place after a day of sightseeing.Charming rooms..the loft room is in traditional thatched architecture,very well appointed and immaculately clean with ensuite bathroom and kitchen and balcony overlooking a stream allowed relaxing eating in,but there about four excellent restaurants within a kilometre.Newlands cricket ground is nearby.This is very safe area, the house is really safe,and the owners are a really delightful couple with a fund of knowledge about Capetown and greater South Africa....this really is a gem!
Cliff and Jenny

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jean V, Owner at Sun Cottage, responded to this review, 9 December 2012
Thank you Cliff and Jenny for a wonderful review. You were great guests to have stay. Hope we see you again soon - either here or in Perth.
Take care til then
Jean
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

Sun Cottage is a beautiful place to stay. We stayed there last December and hopefully will return one day. The hosts are friendly and warm. Lovely room with small deck. Stunning house and gardens in a quiet location.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 7 November 2012

Sun Cottage is superb
.We have stayed many times and wouldn't consider staying anywhere else. Conveniently located close to the freeway but without the noise.
Very comfortable rooms in a beautiful house with thatch roof set in immaculate grounds. A small stream at the bottom of the garden adds to the tranquility after a hard day of sight seeing.
The owners are friendly and hospitable with a wealth of information on where to go and what to see.
Set in an upmarket suburb near the foothills of Table Mountain Sun Cottage is within walking distance of interesting shops and restaurants.One feels quite safe and of course the view of the mountain is magic.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jean V, Owner at Sun Cottage, responded to this review, 9 November 2012
Thank you for the wonderful review Vicky. I hope we see you again very soon - really look forward to that.
Warm regards
Jean
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 November 2012

I stayed at Sun Cottage last year for a friends wedding. I could not have asked for a more idyllic place to be when in cape town. The hosts were magnificent and I would reccomend this property to anyone looking for a peaceful & tranquil setting.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Sun Cottage
Address: 4 Lemon Lane, Newlands 7700, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Newlands
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Newlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful place to stay in the heart of leafy Newlands. Choose from the spacious Loft Studio, with kitchenette, open thatch and balcony over the stream, or the peaceful River Room, with private deck over the stream. We offer serviced, en suite, self-catering accommodation, which includes a light help yourself breakfast. (A Continental platter can be arranged on request, with pleasure.) Sun Cottage is set in a unique lush and tranquil garden where the Newlands Stream meets the historic Liesbeek River. It has been described as "A piece of paradise in the centre of Newlands." Secure, off street parking leads to a private entrance. Walk to top village restaurants, trendy coffee shops, galleries and boutiques, University of Cape Town, Cavendish Square, Newlands Cricket and Rugby, Sports Science Institute and Vineyard Hotel. 10 minutes (10 kms) from town and the Waterfront, 20 minutes (15 kms) from the airport. ... more   less 
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Sun Cottage Cape Town/Newlands, South Africa

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