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Rouge on Rose
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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
“Cool Hotel, friendly people!”
Reviewed 14 March 2011

Very cool Hotel at a great location (close to city centre and Waterfront) for a reasonable price. Rooms are exciting and spacious with nice views accross the city and towards Table mountain, Signal Hill. The staff is very friendly and very helpful and the breakfast is also great.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 March 2011

Rouge on Rose is a charming little boutique hotel with a big, warm heart, situated on the romantically named Rose street in the Bo-Kaap – the most beautiful Cape in the world.
The Bo-Kaap, on the slopes of Signal Hill, has history and energy and attitude. The narrow streets explode with colour as the small-scale buildings and houses are renovated one by one, claiming back not only their dignity but also a new lease on life. I enjoyed the fact that there are real people around, ranging from residents to workers to tourists, all sharing this cosmopolitan space.
My suite on the other hand offered a haven of tranquillity – a spacious apartment that immediately felt like home: a place to relax and recharge your batteries. I loved the innovative layout and up-to-date styling of the apartments, the neutral background and the statement pieces of furniture and especially the wall-art!
Ursula and Michel welcomed me on the first day as gracious hosts but soon felt more like friends. Every day was kick-started with a friendly chat, some advice on what to do where - and a delicious breakfast!
Rouge on Rose offered context for a really lovely time in Cape Town and a special experience of one of my favourite cities – looking forward to return in the not too distant future!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 13 March 2011

I don't even know where to begin when reviewing this hotel. The service, the quality, the rooms, the location... everything about this hotel/B&B is exceptional. The owner arranged for a car to pick us up at the airport. It was nice to have someone there waiting for you and it was relatively inexpensive. The welcome we got when we arrived at the door was warm and genuine, even though the owner, Ursula, seemed to have a million things going on that day. From the moment you walk in the door you are treated like familiy, in a good way. You still seem to have a sense of privacy, but everyone at the hotel really cares about the quality of your stay not only at the hotel, but in Cape Town. They will help you choose restaurants, plan your day, buy tickets to certain venues around town, and give you advice on which tours to take. If you need anything for your room, Michel or Ursula will help you find it. Never once did we feel like an inconvenience to them.

The neighborhood the hotel is very convenient to the rest of the city. At some points during the day, it can seem a little dicey. In the evening, it was very quiet and just a short safe walk to de Waterkant area where there were restaurants and nightlife. We actually felt safer walking around at night. There is also security on just about every street corner, which was comforting. We used the Excite cab company, which was awesome. It always felt safe, the drivers were very knowledgeable, timely, and got us to our destinations at the cheapest rate. We took another cab company once which was a big mistake. Excite is the only way to go. They will pick you up from the hotel and take you back to the hotel from anywhere in the city. All you have to do is call.

I would also recommend the African Eagle winelands tour and the Aquila safari horseback combo. Both tours ended up being very special experiences for us. If you do the African Eagle winelands tour, ask for Basil to be your tour guide.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 10 March 2011

The Rouge on Rose boutique hotel is an excellent place to stay with when in Cape Town. The Owner Ursula and her son Michel run the show along with a team of cheerful staff who are always there for you ans assist you in every possible manner. If you do not have any idea as to where to go and how to go you, no need to worry at all. Ursula is there for you, she can advise you all the places you can go just tell her how many days you are staying. Presently only the breakfast is available in the in-house restaurant. As per my understanding there are plans to build a few more floors, install lifts and start lunch/dinner in restaurant as well. Internet access is available in Room but one has to buy credit, but there is one common computer with free internet at the reception where one can use it for free. The hotel is a three storey building and the interiors have been done by Ursula herself which is quite impressive. One has to stay to gain all the wonderful experience and I am sure you won't regret it. Well it's not a five star hotel but believe me you will have a homely environment.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
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Wilmington, NC
1 review
Reviewed 6 March 2011

Thanks to tripadvisor and your great reviews for helping us find this very special place. We loved our apartment sized space, great food and the friendly atmosphere We found any services that Ursula and Michelle arranged to also be superior.The driver was waiting for our late night arrival and he was very sharp. We had a wonderful day trip to the cape with Myrtle Welgemoed. We liked the easy walk to the hop-on hop-off bus. Ursula had the schedule for us. We stayed a full week and hated to leave.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 6 March 2011

We had the most amazing stay at Rouge on Rose and look forward to returning as soon as possible. The Bo Kapp is a really interesting part of town and it's extremely central and convenient for exploring Cape Town.
The rooms are beautifully furnished and very spacious - especially the bathrooms. Ursula and her son Michel are the most wonderful hosts and really help you to get the most out of your trip to Cape Town - it's like have your own private concierge service at your disposal.
The breakfast chef has created a delicious, unusual menu and we had trouble deciding what to choose each day as everything was so fresh and tasty. Even the housekeeping staff add a lovely warmth to the property and by the end of our 3 day stay we were starting to feel like part of the family and very sad to leave.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Cape town
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Reviewed 5 March 2011

To stay with Ursula and Michele was a great pleasure. They took care for everything and gave us the really feeling the guest is the king and also a member of the family.
The location of the hotel is excellent. The long street is round the corner and "Mama Afrika" in walking distance. On the way to Mama, you should pass the little Italian restaurant Aperitivo and have a good glas of delicous wine at the Italien guys.When you are traweling by car, visit cape of good hope and Chairmann´s drive.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Rouge on Rose
Address: 25 Rose Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 155 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Rouge on Rose 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rouge on Rose Boutique Hotel is the latest addition in up market Cape Town boutique hotels offering 9 suites in the Mother City. Painstakingly remodeled and redesigned with the sussed world traveler in mind, Rouge on Rose Boutique Hotel offers an unsurpassed home from home feeling being there for the weary business traveler or the tourist exploring Cape Town.Taking cues from the eclectic nature of the Bo Kaap itself, its "shabby chic" ambiance combines opulence with restraint, bohemia with practicality and above all tranquility in the midst of the bustling cityscape, with South African charm and hospitality coupled with contemporary "found styles" a chic haven in the heart of the city.Rouge on Rose Boutique Hotel in Cape Town offers a choice between en-suite Deluxe Suites or en-suite Self-Catering Suties with flat screen TV with DVD player, satellite TV, wireless internet, bar fridge, complimentary tea/coffee, hairdryers, air conditioning, safes. ... more   less 
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