Sweet Lemon is 1 out of 4 related B&B’s at Seapoint, Capetown. The location is OK near the Ocean, not too far from the Waterfront, and a convenient starting point for a day-trip to Cape Point. The friendly breakfast / cleaning lady was present during office hours. The receptionist (a young German intern) was nomadic, as she served several of these B&B’s at the same time. She had her own program of movements between B&B’s and if you needed her in between, you should just call her and allow her some ten minutes to arrive.
The reviews of Sweet Lemon seem to vary with the rooms. Almost all rooms give on the patio. The patio has a huge picknick table (for the sociable breakfast experience) and a miniature swimming pool.
Our travel agent had booked us a standard double room. Initially we stayed in a light room, upstairs facing the street (the one with the toilet and shower behind the divider). This room is nicely decorated with old pictures in bric-a-brac frames. On Saturday night this street is quite noisy too, so you’d better bring your earplugs. We asked the receptionist to move us to another room, also in order to improve our feeling of security. This request was taken seriously and the management offered us a solution.
We then got the apartment at the back of the patio. The living room, small kitchenette and bathroom were at the ground floor. Although the interior designer did what she could by using colors, this remains a darkish area, with views into the patio and on a blind wall. A narrow winding staircase brought us to the corridor of the sleeping room immediately under the roof. The sleeping room floor is one step below the level of that corridor, which is dangerous upon a nightly return to bed from the bathroom below.
The beds were nice and soft. The breakfast average. Outside office hours this B&B is not staffed. Parking facilities are limited in the street.
Because of the noise, the lack of view from most of the rooms, and the nomadic receptionist in an area where there is plenty of alternatives I would not recommend this particular B&B.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sweet Lemon Boutique Bed & Breakfast offers much more than just crisp sheets, cosy beds and comfortable rooms. Sweet Lemon guesthouse reflects the very same stylish but casual lifestyle that Sea Point has to offer. Immerse yourself in this chic setting complete with retro vintage furniture and design. Ambient lighting and splashes of colour adds to the harmony of this home, warming each of the 6 unique and tastefully decorated rooms.Whether you have decided to have a laid-back day or need the perfect spot to wind down from your many adventures in our beautiful city, the garden and spacious pool-area will bring you all that you need for pure relaxation and comfort.At Sweetest Guesthouses we give you more than money can buy. Not only will you be surrounded by a stylish and comfortable ambience but you will also be provided with the best of high quality service and specialized attention making your stay with us an event to remember ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sweet Lemon Boutique Bed & Breakfast Cape Town, South Africa