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Underberg House
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
“Great Guest House”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Nice people, good clean quiet rooms. Good value for money. I would certainly recommend it to everbody. Close enough to the centre. Relatively safe feeling of the neighberhood. Very safe feeling inside the geust house

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

We stayed here for two nights before a cycle tour of the Western Cape and for one night at the end. This is one of the best B&Bs we have stayed in - and would be a great place to stay for anyone visiting Cape Town.

The property is a beautiful building - with spacious rooms and colonial balconies, and superbly decorated. There is a comfortable lounge area as well as a well stocked guest honesty bar.

It is located in a leafy suburb with good restaurants close by and easy access into the City itself - 40 min walk to the Waterfront.

Anne and Bruce are delightful hosts and could not do more to make you welcome on arrival or during your stay - nothing was too much.

Would recommend without hesitation - perfect.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 1 (first floor) and room 9 (downstairs - with a separate lounge) - both were top c...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Underberg is located in Tamboerskloof, a quiet and safe part of Cape Town within walking distance of some great restaurants like Miller's Thumb and Kloof and Long Streets and a $5 taxi ride to V&A.

This is a great character home just like its owners - Anne and Bruce. We needed a late check in - 10pm - no problem, they arranged an airport pickup and the trusted driver had access to let us in, show is the bar area and give us our keys. It was a great welcome to Cape Town after 20 hours of flying! And breakfast the following morning was great! Wished we'd had more time to stay.

You can't go wrong here - it's the real deal!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pescara, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 October 2013

We stayed in this guest house during our tour in Africa, with the band of Piero Delle Monache, italian saxophonist!!! It was brilliant. Good position, charme, kindness and excellent breakfast.
Let's go to the Undergerg Guest House :)
Greeting from Pescara (back home).

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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New Delhi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2013

The guesthouse has all the right ticks- really good location, safe, parking available, wonderful hosts that seem like family; and comfortable, beautifully done and clean accommodation. The house is an old dutch mansion restored delicately by a Zimbabwean couple- Anne and Bruce. They help you with everything- recommendations on what to see, where to go, reservations and taking care of luggage. The breakfast is fantastic and healthy and you would almost feel like its your kitchen and your dining area! The happening Raffiki's and other student bars in Kloof Street are a 4-5 min walk away and the table mountain is just a short ride away. There are lovely restaurants on the same street. There is an honesty bar for after hours drinks or a night cap and we really used it! We can't wait to go back!!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

We spent 3 nights at underberg guest house and can highly recommend it. Centrally located (just a short stroll from kloof street), rooms are beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean, and the hosts (Anne and Bruce) will make sure you make the most of your stay. If this guest house is available on your travel dates, make sure to book it before someone else does. Next time we will travel to Cape Town, for sure we will stay at underberg again.

Stayed October 2013
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Golden, Co
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Anne and Bruce were very welcoming, and helpful with advice on touring. The room was large and comfortable. The breakfast was ample and tasty. The location was convenient - we had a rental car which we parked outside for free; and we walked from the art museum (slightly uphill), but took a taxi from the waterfront for $5. Excellent restaurants within a 5-minute walk. Views of the neighborhood are pleasant, with a limited view of Table Mountain. We'd highly recommend this attractive, well-maintained, large Victorian B&B, which is located in a safe, upscale, somewhat hilly neighborhood.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Underberg House

Property: Underberg House
Address: 6 Tamboerskloof Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (Formerly Underberg Guest House)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl , Tamboerskloof
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 156 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Underberg House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Underberg provides warm and hospitably service. All our colonial rooms are super comfortable with modern en-suite bathrooms. For further comfort, each room is equipped with a flat screen TV with satelite chanels, Air conditioning and heating , overhead ceiling fan, American plantation shutters, tea/coffee facility, hairdryer, free toiletries, fitted carpet, safe, white cotton percale sheets, down duvets in winter and cotton blankets inthe summer. ... more   less 
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