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“A slice of paradise in cape town” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Upperbloem

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Upperbloem
Ranked #51 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
England
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A slice of paradise in cape town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

Katrin and partner run a b&b in Bo kaap which is a vibrant historical part of cape town. It has uninterrupted views of table mountain and the city. Very clean, quite and a pool! What more could you ask for? We will definitely be returning in future!!

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JKM_9
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gjøvik
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

From the moment we got to Cape Town the service and all your help was more than we ever could have hoped for! Thank you so much!!! You truelly gave us a home away from home. What a beautiful place you`ve got!

<3 Thomas & Ingunn

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ingsunn
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Istanbul, Turkey
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

The owners are quite friendly and they try to help their guests in every way. Breakfast buffet is nice,including several options and available from early morning till noon. Additionally you can use the kitchen in case you'd like to prepare something by yourself or have tea/coffee at anytime.There is also a shared fridge where each room has its own part. There is one small common balcony with a nice view of city and Table mountain. Depending on the room,several things like the view,size,balcony..etc differs so check this while booking. Rooms are basic but clean.Fan,hairdryer,towels are provided. There is a tourist sightseeing bus stop closer (10 min walk) but only goes one direction.
I found the location a bit far from Waterfront/center by walking (20 min) and the walk is not on a very nice route. There is no public transport. It is also placed at a high spot,which is good for the view but means also a steep street if you walk back. (Taxi from Waterfront costs about 50-60 Rand) It is like a big house where each room is occupied by another guest,therefore sometimes in the mornings it can be a bit noisy E.g: when others having breakfast. TV channels were not showing clearly and had very limited channels anyway. Wireless connection was not very good and only available in a limited area.

Room Tip: room with balcony can be nice
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank KSZ
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alkmaar,holland
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132 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

Excellent room with a beautiful view over Cape Town. It is situated in the Bo Kaap and that is the nicest area of Cape Town.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank paulhofstee
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Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2011

Stayed in the room with private balcony next to breakfast room;view fantastic, breakfast great( with fresh fruit,pastries added to the standard),and can enjoy on own balcony, lovely pastries and coffee available freely,peaceful atmosphere and friendly staff.
Balcony only divided with partition from breakfast area,so can be a bit awkward with other guests next to you.Area feels safe and very close to other sights.Mostly German guests. Had a great time!The apple pecan danishes will be remembered!!!

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank worldourplayground
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Marlow, UK
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191 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2011

Katrin is a superb hostess, the room spotless, spacious and comfortable. The breakfast room has an amazing view of Cape Town waterfront and is very central.

Room Tip: pick the first room on the left hand side with private terrace.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank periwinkleMarlow_UK
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Roma
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2011

The owner is a kind person. The room is wonderful with an unbelievable view. Great breakfast! Cheap garage (30 rands)! Some problems with internet but it seems a common issue in South Africa! Cape Town is a small city so you can move from here by car or on foot, just be prepared to climb the hill to get to the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank daniele_qn
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Property: Upperbloem
Address: 8 Upper Bloem Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Cape Town Central
#23 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#35 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Upperbloem 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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