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22 On Rose
Ranked #122 of 156 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
Reviewed 21 October 2012

We have just returned from a full week's holiday in Cape Town, and stayed at 22 on Rose. It's always an interesting experience when trying to choose from the places on offer - will it live up to expectations, will it be in a good location, will the other guests be interesting? In the end you just try to determine if it is the right place for you. AND IT WAS. I cannot imagine choosing a better place to stay (though another time I would try for one of the 2 other rooms in this B&B) - number one is larger and the one upstairs (no. 3) has a balcony. However, the room was absolutely fine. Just off the bedroom is a communal dining room where you have breakfast (help yourself to the food from the fridge and cereals etc), and if you want, you can have dinner there as well - as it has a fridge and microwave - so is well set up for those who don't want to eat out every night. It is incredibly well located - a short walk to the centre of the city and to the V&A Waterfront - nothing is too far away. We were particularly delighted to make the acquaintance of other guests and even went out for dinner with our new friends on the last night. The manager is ever helpful with anything needed - printing our airline tickets and booking an early morning taxi. - thanks Bruce. It was lovely to be staying in a small house rather than an impersonal large hotel. I thoroughly recommend it for self-sufficient people who are looking for something a little different.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Tony R
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

The set-up of '22 On Rose' is a bit unusual (starting with the unusual name!). Its actually a row of adjacent houses/cottages, each cottage having 3-4 rooms, with a common dining, which has basic cooking/catering amenities, which include - microwave, fridge, egg-boiler, electric kettle, dishes and crockery, glasses (even wine glasses), etc. So basically when you check in, you get a key for your room, and another for the main door.
The first thing that you will notice when you reach is the unusual color of the cottages. In fact the whole neighborhood has houses/buildings painted with unusual shades, and its really cute (and good for photography). The rooms are really cosy, clean and comfortable. Breakfast is self-service, and they stock up really well.
As far as the location is concerned, though the neighborhood doesn't feel like it, you are actually quite close to the city centre, which is around 5 mins walk. Very convenient.
However, what impressed us most was the amazing hospitality of Bruce. He was our manager/advisor, and helped out whenever we required any information or assistance. Whether it was booking a car, or the ticket for sight seeing, or guidance with Forex, he had an answer for everything.
If you are looking for a cosy B&B and good value for money, this is the place for you!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ani_wantstotravel
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

I stayed for 4 nights. It is a very cosy room, clean and comfortable, 4 minutes walking distance from the city center. You have a small dining room in the same floor, shared with other 2 rooms. It is very convenient if you want to have dinner at the room, since you have basic kitchen facilities and plates, glasses, etc. I had pizza one night, and I could use all this comfortably. The breakfast is very good also.

You are in Bo Kaap, and therefore you can hear the museleems praying 7 times a day, but is is a small inconvenience when sleeping for the overall value/price.

Bruce, the host, is very professional.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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Thank MarcBcn1973
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

Fantastic hospitality from Bruce! 22 on Rose was the perfect headquarters for my Cape Argus weekend and the self-serve breakfast provided the perfect fuel for the day. I love the Bo Kaap neighbourhood of colourful houses; although the call to prayers may affect light sleepers. Within easy walking distance to a number of restaurants.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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Thank K B
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Reviewed 29 January 2011

Great value for money in Cape Town !! I will definitely go back there !! Fab location in one of the greatest neighbourhood in Cape Town, good rooms (try to get the one with the terrasse) and Bruce knows how to make you feel welcome!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled solo
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Thank Karine G
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Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 May 2012
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Room Tip: De kamer boven heeft een iets ruimere badkamer en een groot dakterras
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank hendia
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Additional Information about 22 On Rose

Address: 22 Rose Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #122 of 156 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range: £48 - £56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — 22 On Rose 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
22 On Rose is located in Rose Street in the colourful historic Malay Quarter of Cape Town called The Bo-Kaap. It is only a five minute walk to the downtown area and the fashionable and trendy De Waterkant Village, and a short walking distance from the popular Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and CTICC. This is a cozy B&B with only 3 small rooms and maximum 6 guests. The rooms all en-suite with shower & toilet, television, WiFi, heating/air-conditioning, & safe. A substantial self-serve continental breakfast is provided. Our fridge is stocked daily with fresh orange juice, milk, yogurt, 2 kinds of bread, muffins & eggs. Fresh fruit, three types of cereal, an assortment of jams, honey and teas as well as fresh and instant coffee are also available. ... more   less 
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