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Villa Zest Boutique Hotel
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Reviewed 29 September 2009

Melissa and Gustavo - Brazil.
My husband and I were in Villa Zest for 4 days in the last part of our wedding anniversary trip to SA. We were spoiled by the Zest family since the day I first wrote requesting a quote. The staff (Des, Jean-Marie, Unathi, Cecilia and Craig) was so kind to us that we felt like we were at home. The hotel is beautiful and cosy. Decoration is fantastic (good job, Kevin!). If you are looking for a small boutique but yet full service hotel, you should look no further. Highly recommended. We will certainly return. Special thanks to Kevin, Des and Jean-Marie - you all have made our days in Cape Town very special.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank mkano
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Reviewed 24 September 2009

It was the first time I feel like home when travelling on business and I have been traveling in the last 12 years for business/ vacations/ international!
The staff is really friendly, pro-active, helpful and makes you feel as comfortable as you wish. You can tell them what time you would like to have breakfast and it will be ready for you. If you need to work with your computer, internet access is perfect, no problems at all.
.. and you can enjoy a nice view from lounge area, the top terrace while working, listening to nice music or completely in silence...
The lower terrace is perfect for a relaxing moment, either during the day or at night.
The upper terrace offers nice views of the city, including the soccer stadium.
It is located walking distance to the Waterfront and the new stadium for the Soccer World cup, in a safe area and close to restaurants.
The rooms are very well decorated and cozy....
I had the best stay ever...

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled on business
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Thank moonstoneBA
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Reviewed 23 September 2009

We had an absolutely lovely stay in Cape Town, a picture postcard setting, at this beautiful boutique hotel tucked in a charming neighborhood near Table Mountain, the city center, and the ocean. The hotel itself was stunning - with luxurious, contemporary rooms and amenities. They also have a unique collection of 70's memorabilia on display - fun to check out. Kevin, the owner, and Desire, the manager, were both superb, welcoming, and friendly, offering us drinks on arrival on the hotel's beautiful patio area and then again at night in their lovely fireplace room. They also served up delicious breakfast buffets each day and offered advice on sights to see and restaurants to try. Our only regret is that we didn't have more time to stay!

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 September 2009

After reading the other TripAdvisor reviews, I knew the Villa Zest was somewhere I wanted to spend the few days that my four-year-old and I had accompanying my husband to a conference in Cape Town in the middle of winter, which is typically cold and wet; somewhere we could hole up if the weather was awful. However, when I contacted them, Desire, the manager, said that they didn't take children under 12. She recommended other nearby hotels, but then, a few minutes later, came back to me saying that we could stay there if we wished as she thought we'd enjoy it, and it was convenient for the waterfront and the conference centre. How right she was! By email and phone before we arrived in Cape Town, she made us feel welcome, arranged extra bedding for our son (which had to be hired from elsewhere), put us in the largest suite (which was wonderful!) so that there was ample room for all three of us, suggested suitable attractions/excursions and arranged airport transfers. Although the hotel and décor were not designed to be child-friendly (lots of glass and white furnishings and a balcony with a railing that a small child could slip under) the staff went out of their way to make us all welcome, keep an extra eye on Jo, recommend child-friendly restaurants and cater to our every needs. So much so that Jo didn't want to wander far from the hotel and the staff, starting calling it “home” and couldn't wait to get back there to tell everyone what he'd seen and done that day!
Believe the reviews; this place is wonderful! It is located very centrally, within walking distance (even with a child) to the waterfront and lots of great restaurants, and has easy road access to the main attractions in and around Cape Town. My only regret is that because we had such unseasonably lovely weather, we didn't spend enough time “holed up”!

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled on business
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Thank walongosi
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Reviewed 19 August 2009

From the time of reservation, staff at Villa Zest could not have been more helpful – our airport transfers were arranged and a response to questions about Cape Town were replied to within hours of asking. From this point forward, I knew that I was dealing with a reputable hotel. The entire process between check-in and check-out was perfect, and our every need was responded to with a welcoming smile.

Throughout the entire stay, we were treated like real people, were constantly been looked after and our requests were met within minutes of raising them. The fact that we were treated like people, rather than simply room numbers of paying customers, is a significant point to make, this is a rarity in the industry at the moment. Desire and her team could not have been more professional, yet so helpful.

The facilities were excellent - even the in-room coffee (usually dull instant coffee) was of a high quality. I found this hotel very well priced considering the high standard of facilities and services provided.

In fact, we had such a pleasurable experience at the Villa Zest, that we would come back to Cape Town simply to stay at this facility again. A truly remarkable experience.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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