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“Really nice - best hotel for the price”
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Villa Sunshine
Ranked #2 of 7 Bantry Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Really nice - best hotel for the price”
Reviewed 27 July 2011

Just 5 minute walk up the hill from a beautiful seawall that makes for great walking. Room and ensuite were tidy, clean and nicely furnished. No TV in room, but a nice one in the communal living room downstairs. Everyone told us it's safe to walk during the day but not at night (anywhere in Capetown). We did this and we were fine. 2 minute walk to grocery store and ATM. Breakfast that they advertise costs extra. We didn't try it.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2011

We stayed for three nights in Feb 2011. The guest house is very clean and ideally situated for seeing cape town if you have a car. Very helpful staff making restaurant reservation, enquiring as to whether table mountain visibility good and suggestions for tours etc. The breakfast was served outdoors and was delicious. The honesty bar was useful to end your day with a drink on the balcony in the african sunshine enjoying sea view.. I do feel the room(6) could do with being freshly painted but apart from that had a lovely stay. Would def recommend and return.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Baltimore, MD
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2010

My husband and I stayed here for the first two of our eight-night stay in Cape Town. The room was very bright, clean, and reasonably-sized. It also had a very nice bathroom and opened out onto a deck. Breakfast was delicious. The location is pretty good--it's in a quiet neighborhood and a 10-minute walk to anywhere you'd want to go in Sea Point. After two nights, we moved to one of their self-catering apartments, which was also fantastic (and a little bit more centrally located). Their staff are extremely friendly and helpful.

I'd highly recommend Villa Sunshine especially for an extended stay--they are currently offering a free night for every three nights that you stay. It's a great value, especially considering the rates in and around the waterfront.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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St. Catharines, Canada
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92 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2010

We just returned from 4 nights at Villa Sunshine. I am a corporate event planner and my husband was with Westin for years so we have pretty high standards and this property EXCEEDED our expectations. Located 3 blocks from the sea walk, it was a $3.00 cab ride into the main part of town. And two blocks from the "hop on, hop off" bus stop. Our room was 12 steps from the pool, where we found comfy chaise lounge chairs, thick cushions and fresh beach towels. Breakfast each day was offered either inside or out on the patio in the sunshine. And what a variety of foods, including eggs made to order! They have an "honour bar" which was extremely reasonable ($10 wine) so it saved you having to go out and buy booze and snacks. The staff were helpful and either gave us advice, directions or went online and actually booked tickets, rental cars, etc. for us. For an extra fee they picked us up at the airport and had our clothes back each day, perfectly laundered. Lastly, they allowed us to stay later on our last day as we had a late flight. Long story short, we would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Pretoria
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2010

I saw a NEW advert, posted 26 Dec 2009. I followed the link to verify it is a reputable or traceable supplier advertising for self catering apartments during January 2010. The advertised price was R500 per night per apartment. [Hidden Web Address]


When I made enquiries the price was now suddenly:

It is available for the time you have requested (8th January 2010 to the 12th January 2010)

The apartment is serviced every day, just like rooms in the guesthouse.
The rate is R1500 per night for two people, R150.00 per extra person. There would be a studio available as well. The studio costs R 1300.00 per night and per studio.
Optional is a delicious breakfast at Villa Sunshine Guest House at R95.00 per person per day.
We offer a 10% discount on cash payments


If this is the way we going to treat 2010 visitors we are really working hard to enusre they once off visitors. I guess they will be subject to even more and worse advertising, being both misleading and as close as you can get to a ****!

Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank hugovz
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Erla, Owner at Villa Sunshine, responded to this review, 15 April 2010
This enquiry came in over the weekend when our newly appointed intern was on duty. She quoted the client the standard daily rates of the apartment completely forgetting that the special was running. Unfortunately mistakes are made especially when new staff members are appointed, however it was rectified by me as soon as I realised (the very next day) incorrect prices were quoted. The intention was never to mislead it was merely a mistake. The client was advised of this and offered the special price.
He refused even to be contacted by us again eventhough the same price was offered. He decided not to take up the accommodation in the end.
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Kuerten
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103 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2009

Villa sunshine is ideally located between the great landscapes of lionshead and the ocean as well as capetowns city center amenities and the fantastic beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton. I stayed there during a "driving licence free" period ;-) for ten days and had enough options to stay away from boredom. It's a five minutes walk to the ocean and all the tour busses have a stop just around the corner. The friendly staff goes out of their way and helped with tour and dinner tips. My room looked freshly refurbished and had a balcony facing the ocean.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 October 2009

The Villa Sunshine Guest House definetly lived up to its name. A very bright lively house that is centally located to everything you would want to do. Yet still quiet and relaxing when you're ready to turn in for the night. The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend taking the self-driven tour of that they put together. I would without a doubt stay again.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank AprilK2
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Property: Villa Sunshine
Address: 1 Rochester Road, Bantry Bay 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Bantry Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Bantry Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Sunshine 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Sunshine is a perfect base from which to explore Cape Town. The city centre; Table Mountain, The V&A Waterfront and the International Convention Centre are all within a 5km radius. Beaches and Restaurants are within walking distance. Our 7 en-suite rooms are exquisitely furnished, equipped with all the necessary amenities to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Our rates also include a delicious continental breakfast. ... more   less 
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