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“Friendly B & B in Greenpoint”

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Avatara Guest House
Ranked #77 of 156 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Friendly B & B in Greenpoint”
Reviewed 3 February 2014

I have just come back from 10 days in Cape Town. I needed a place to stay close to my daughter who was staying in Thornie Brae (a block of flats on York Road).
The rooms (I had to move once due to the lateness of my booking!) were large and comfortable and smartly furnished with generous shower rooms on suite. No airconditioning but there was a fan. Clean and well maintained. Room 4 has a lovely balcony with sun bed and chair and table.
The staff and owner (Cher) were very friendly and helpful and the breakfasts were made to order.
It is well placed for the V & A waterfront and Greenpont stadium, in a safe and quiet position with local restuarants and bars withing a few minutes walk.

I highly recommend this b & b and will definitely use it next time I am in Cape Town

Room Tip: Avoid rooms 2 and 3 as they open only on to the breakfast room all the rest are excellent
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

I stayed here 5 nights for a conference at the V&A Waterfront. It takes 5-10 mins to walk there, and the streets felt safe. No air-conditioning, but the room was comfortable room and the staff were very friendly. Would definitely recommend.

Room Tip: The upstairs rooms might be more private; the downstairs room opens up into the courtyard.
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Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 9 December 2013 via mobile

Great little guest house. Great location...Close to Main Street of Green Point where there are some good restaurants & not far to V&A waterfront. Staff very friendly & helpful. Would definitely stay again.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Fair Oaks, California
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Great experience with a 5 night stay at this very pleasant guest house. My room was beautifully decorated and very pleasant. The breakfast was excellent, with good variety, and hot & cold options. Cher was a charming host, who not only was a great source of travel advice, but also shared fascinating cultural and social insights. I did not have a car, but this was not a problem, as the entire area from the lighthouse to the waterfront, and even the convention center are reasonable and safe walks. Grocery stores, restaurants, and a pharmacy are just down the block. I enjoyed my stay, and would definitely return.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Stavanger, Norway
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Highly recommended B&B, nice clean rooms, and a very nice host (Cher)
Cher is assisting in arranging all types of excursions. We went cycling in Stellenbosh (incl winetasting), cage dived with white sharks + other excursions all arranged by Cher.
When we will come back to this beautiful city we will stay at Avatara again.
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Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2013

A very well appointed guesthouse and a good location for the V&A. Only a 10minute walk to the waterfront or just 20rand taxi. The addition of electric blankets was a god send with it being rather chilly in the evenings! Very friendly staff and an excellent breakfast. Would definitely stay here again

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oviedo, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2013

It was very clean and the location was safe. The staff was very friendly and helpful. More luxury than you might expect from a bed & breakfast (guest house). Really charming. We slept very good. (I would ask for a room which is not next to the breakfast area.) Overall we would come back and I really can recommend this place!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Avatara Guest House

Property: Avatara Guest House
Address: 25 Leinster Road | Corner York Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #77 of 156 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Avatara Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looking for that ideal home away from home while you explore Cape Town… Avatara offers this and much more. Situated at the foot of Signal Hill, we are within walking distance to the popular V&A Waterfront, Green Point Stadium, De Waterkant’s Cape Quarter and a 5 minute drive to Table Mountain, CTICC, city centre and the world’s most spectacular beaches. Deli’s, restaurants and shops are all meters away from our doorstep.Tranquil romantic rooms echoing a sophisticated mood from the original Victorian home ensures comfort and convenience. Features include Oregon Pine floors, high old-fashioned ceilings and the rooms are equipped with exquisite crisp linen, flat screen tv’s, heated towel rails and WiFi. We want guests to feel rested and serene, shifting their energy in a positive way while they explore our beautiful city. ... more   less 
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