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Review of Ascot Gardens Self Catering Accommodation

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Ascot Gardens Self Catering Accommodation
Durban, South Africa
1 review
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“Treated like gold”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

I am in love with the Constantia Valley and wanted to really experience the quaintness of this really majestic location. Ascot Gardens made it that much more special. If you like the homely, quaint farm feel in the heart of the beautiful Southern Suburbs then you will love this place. And dont forget the mountains…

We were due to arrive at 18:30 but ended up being late due to car rental issues and was still greeted with warmth and friendliness.

I love exploring and this was the perfect location with quick access to pretty much anywhere in Cape Town. We managed to zip here there and everywhere in 3 days and see a lot of different things.

Thank you to Ascot Gardens for making it such a stress-free, hospitable visit – even though it was short we were still treated like patrons who came to spend 2 weeks.

Keep up the good work!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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oubaas875, Owner at Ascot Gardens Self Catering Accommodation, responded to this review, 14 May 2012
The Constantia area is one of Cape Towns secrets. There are 7 wine estates on the slopes of the Constantiaberg Mountains .
All wine estates produce world class wines mainly for export , and sell wines directly to the public from their cellars and offer wine tasting .
The most famous estate and only a 5 minutes drive from Ascot Gardens , is Groot Constantia , established in 1672 , and the oldest wine farm in South Africa.
Constantia Village Shopping center ,is an upmarket shopping experience , with 7 excellent restaurants , a supermarket , 3 banks , and many boutiques and specialty shops.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

The rooms are clean and spacious. The facilities quite satisfactory. Adquate secure off street parking. The rooms are in converted residential houses the owner has integrated into his residential property. It is in the centre of a residential area and so you really have to get out to enjoy Cape Town.

The owner obviously likes to keep a tight ship. There are a number of cheaply printed notices plastered on the walls with instructions you must follow - even one in the wardrobe with a barely disguised threat should you be tempted to remove one of the 20 hangers!

The other downside is that my accomodation was on a short piece of road that is quite busy around 7am in the morning and so there is quite a bit of noise at that time Monday to Friday. Just be aware if you are a light sleeper.

There is a nice small shopping centre with a supermarket within walking distance to buy all food requirements and soap/shampoo. There is also a lovely coffee shop at the centre which was very convenient for breakfast. For evening meals, there are a couple of mid range restaurants within walking distance with the one, Louis's, serving one of the most melt-in-the-mouth fillet steaks I have ever had (with chips and a sauce for R99).Overall though, I would recommend the accomodation.

Overall I would recommend the property for a good value stay in Cape Town.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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oubaas875, Owner at Ascot Gardens Self Catering Accommodation, responded to this review, 14 May 2012
Ascot Gardens , 3 star graded ,self catering accommodation , is situated in Bergvliet , Constantia Valley , a quiet safe rural residential southern suburb of Cape Town . 16 Klms from the City and Waterfront and Airport and within 30 minutes drive of the many Cape Town tourist attractions.
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dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

My wife and I spent a month in Ascot Gardens, which was our third time staying there. Having considered other options we keep going back !
Ascot Gardens offers a secure environment with a friendly warm atmosphere. Its layout and lush gardens afford total privacy to those who so desire. The owners Barry and Lesley run an impressive operaton in a professional and friendly style and are available 24/7.
For me the location of Ascot Gardens is key. Being in Constantia Valley the wine district is nearby and Cape Town is a 30 minute drive away.There are also 3 very good restaurants within walking distance. The Village Bistro and Sushi Thai restaurants are in the nearby Meadowridge shopping centre and Louis Grill is less than 200 yards from the back gate of Ascot Gardens.
It is also a 10/15 minute drive to Westlake Golf Club , where I take out seaonal membership for one month...........an excellent holiday golfing environment.

Room Tip: Would recommend the African Suite as the best unit.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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oubaas875, Owner at Ascot Gardens Self Catering Accommodation, responded to this review, 19 April 2012
Within a 5-10 minute drive from ASCOT GARDENS Self Catering on the slopes of the Constantiaberg Mountain you can visit 7 different wineries,all of them producing quality export wines . The most famous and oldest being Groot Constantia established in 1692. They offer visitors wine tasting , a walk in the vineyards, 2 excellent restaurants as well as a museum .Plan on spending 3-5 hours on your visit and enjoy tasting their excellent wines.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

We principally stayed in the Mountain View apartment and enjoyed outstanding views of said mountains, together with an overview of the garden. The latter featuring many plant varieties, water features, including an excellent swimming pool, was coupled with various sunny or shady spaces, depending upon personal preference, to relax in.
The standard of accommodation is excellent, comfortable, pristine cleanliness, coupled with a highly effective, though largely unobtrusive customer service presence.
An excellent facility, highly recommended.
In addition to Constantina Valley we explored the coast, making several visits ranging from Gordon's Bay to,Fish Hoek and Hout Bay and of course Cape Town.
During our wanderings we enjoyed all too many excellent meals at a variety of local and not so local restaurants, all of which were of such a good standard that it would be unfair to name a mere one or two. However, while the standards of food and wine are comparable with a country we know rather better, France, the much better value for money found in the Western Cape establishments makes them all the easier to enjoy.
Very sorry that we were not able to remain at Ascot Gardens for an extended stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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oubaas875, Owner at Ascot Gardens Self Catering Accommodation, responded to this review, 28 March 2012
It is fantastic to hear that Cape Town restaurants are serving excellent food and at better value when compared to restaurants in France
Within walking distance of ASCOT GARDENS, we have 4 local Restaurants that offer great food and local wines at affordable prices.( ec.Rump, Fillet or Sirloin steak plus vegetables for 10-15 Euro and a bottle of good red or white wine for 7-12 Euro)
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Southbroom, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

We had a wonderful stay at Ascot Gardens. We stayed in the Queen Suite which was very spacious, comfortable and had everything one would need. My folks stayed in the Mountain View suite and really enjoyed the beautiful scenery from their patio and were very happy with their accommodation. Both suites were spotlessly clean. The Gardens are beautifully done and my kids loved exploring all the little pathways. Ascot Gardens truly has a very peaceful and relaxing atmosphere and the facilities are excellent. Our kids loved the swimming pool and having our own patio with garden furniture and braai was right up our alley. The internet and library facilities were fantastic and having all the information available on what to do and where to go in Cape Town was excellent. Ascot Gardens was very easy to find and was situated in an ideal location. We highly recommend staying there and will definately be back in the near future.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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oubaas875, Owner at Ascot Gardens Self Catering Accommodation, responded to this review, 19 April 2012
We charge per unit and not per person ,and offer 12 different sized and priced units. This enables Ascot Gardens to provide affordable self catering accommodation for families and groups requiring reasonably priced accommodation in Cape Town
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

We have now stayed at Ascot Gardens on five occasions - in five different "suites" over the past few years. We can honestly say that the accommodation is second to none and at very reasonable prices.
Ascot Gardens is handily placed for the magnificent Constantia Valley - with its many beautiful wine estates and restaurants. Cape Town is only a 20 minute drive away by the freeway and False Bay with its seafood restaurants are a similar distance. Barry and Lesley are friendly yet unobtrusive.
The facilities are good - each unit has its own secure parking, a BBQ and a sun bathing area. There is a pool and the extensive gardens are beautifully maintained. Wi Fi is available and there is a library and access to a computer.
This has been a real find for us.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Jpkh3
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oubaas875, Owner at Ascot Gardens Self Catering Accommodation, responded to this review, 9 December 2012
Barry ,the owner of Ascot Gardens Self catering has been on a "Sea Food Diet" for many years ( all the food he sees he eats!!

I am happy to discuss and advise where you can go to dine out at our many excellent local restaurants

I can also recommend the best deals on meals and specials in our local area and about the BYO wine policy
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

Spotlessly clean, plenty of room (I had the Bedsitter). Each apartment has its own outdoor table and chairs and barbeque, and privacy due to the well-thought-out design of the gardens. Everything worked superbly. The pool was wonderful first thing in the morning. There's access to the internet in the Computer and Visitor Information Room, plus Skype. There's off-street secure parking on site. It's around the corner from a Checkers supermarket, plus other shops in Meadowridge. The Bergvliet area is beautiful and very convenient for getting into town or for going around the peninsula. Constantia is about 10 minutes' drive away.

Room Tip: People with families need to choose one of the bigger apartments. The one I had was perfect for me...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Martina L
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oubaas875, Owner at Ascot Gardens Self Catering Accommodation, responded to this review, 9 December 2012
Bergvliet is a quiet safe tree lined residential southern suburb , 16klms from Cape Town
Ascot Gardens provides secure off street parking for all guest cars .
It is safe to walk /run in our neighborhood.
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Property: Ascot Gardens Self Catering Accommodation
Address: 8 Eksteen Avenue | Constantia Valley, Cape Town Central 7945, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 130 Speciality Lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ascot Gardens Self Catering Accommodation 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only 16 kms(20 minutes drive) from Cape Town and the Waterfront and Beaches . Ascot Gardens Self Catering , surrounded by a lush garden , is situated in the quiet residential suburb of Bergvliet in the Constantia Valley. Our central and safe area makes it a good base for touring around Cape Town and surrounding area. We offer free WiFi internet, secure off street parking , a shared laundry , library and swimming pool. Each suite has its own LCD , Premuim DSTV television, DVD, music center, bedside clock radio , ceiling fans and safe. Units have own private entrance and patio with table and chairs and BBQ. Prices differ per season, and start in low season from R680 per unit per night in a Standard suite for sleeping 1/2 persons and in high season from R780/night/unit for 2 persons and from R990/night/unit to R1140 in a Deluxe suite for sleeping 2 or 3/4 persons. A 2 or 3 bedroom house OR Entire 4/5 Bedroom Villa sleeping up to 14 persons are also available ... more   less 
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