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Trevoyan Guest House
Ranked #16 of 156 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Houghton, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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“Trevoyan is supreme”
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Room number 6 (Garden Suite -Upstairs) was of a comfortable size, and it includes a well-equipped kitchenette. The lounge was comfortable and offered a view over the secluded plunge pool and manicured garden. The breakfast was scrumptious, and was served with exceptional coffee. The staff were friendly and courteous.
Although parking was available around the corner in the street, offsite parking is a security risk, especially in a crime ridden South Africa. The bath-shower combination is slippery when wet, and the shower-head was of an inferior type.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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TheTrevoyans, Owner at Trevoyan Guest House, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Thank you very much for your great evaluation of our lovely Trevoyan Guesthouse.

We are terribly sorry that we can not offer onsite parking. But if you don´t leave any visible valuables in your car, normally nothing will happen. Since two years we had no incidents and our neighborhood Tamboerskloof is known for being a safe area.

We changed the shower-head straight away and a new anti-slip mat can now be found in the bathroom. Thank you for letting us know. Only with the help of our guests we can strive for perfection.

Eddie & Dominique
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Basel, Switzerland
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
Reviewed 27 December 2013

The Trevoyan is a fantastic location to wander around the city. The 3 different categories of rooms we tried were all appropriately priced, the service was impeccable, breakfast brings you through the day; the owners are very friendly and helpful for newcomers to Cape Town. Pick-up service from the airport at a very reasonable price. We enjoyed our stay there and would come back.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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TheTrevoyans, Inhaber at Trevoyan Guest House, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Gruezi Ilona,

so good to hear and read that you enjoyed your stay with us. And once more it shows that wandering around Cape Town is better than driving around the Mother City – no car needed as long as you stay with us.

All the best and hope to see you soon again

Eddie & Dominique & Frida
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chiselton, uk.
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

When we arrived there was no one to greet us and it felt as if we were being a bit of a nuisance when we eventually got someone to let us in!
Got shown to a very nicely decorated room but it was very dark.
Although it was billed as a none smoking bed and breakfast, guests are allowed to smoke right outside some of the rooms and therefore smoke came into the room, not very nice for non smokers.
Tea and coffee was free in the room but teabags and coffee were not topped up and therefore we more or less ran out - coffee was available at an extra cost outside the room.
The shower in our room looked over the laundry room and the top 4 glass bricks were clear enabled you to eyeball the staff whilst in the shower, never came across this before!
Unfortunately because of these reasons I would not recommend or return.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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TheTrevoyans, Inhaber at Trevoyan Guest House, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Hello Mr. Supergordie,

we are so sorry to hear that there was no one to greet you when you arrived at our lovely guesthouse. Please tell us next time your estimated time of arrival and we can assure you that we will be there and greeting you personally with a welcome drink of your choice.

All our rooms have large windows and are equipped with many light sources. Believe us, we didn’t want you to leave in the dark.
From now on a lights are switched on before arrival of guests. Thank you for your advice.

Yes, the Trevoyan Guesthouse is a non-smoking hotel, but our guests are allowed to smoke outside the house, which some guests do once in a while. We are terribly sorry to hear that incoming smoke has bothered you. Please come next time to us and we will ask the smokers “to puff their cigarette” somewhere else. Promised.

Our staff is a very reliable team but sometimes they forget little things like filling up complementary tea and coffee in the rooms. Please forgive us and complain directly to us while you are staying with because then we do have a chance to make things happen immediately.

Thank you for your understanding

Eddie & Dominique
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

A very, very positive surprise- all very new, clean. Being German, we loved the breakfast very much. The location is very good. Only negative point: Weak internet in our room (a bit away from main area and bad weather...).

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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TheTrevoyans, Inhaber at Trevoyan Guest House, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Great that you enjoyed your time with us so much and breakfast was how you like it. We are very sorry about the slow internet, but unfortunately the quality of the connection is not in our hands.

We have a contract with „Hellkom“ (SA Telkom) for the fastest high speed internet connection available here in South Africa but they let us down very often. Some times we have been cut off for weeks and it was almost impossible to run our guesthouse.

Once again we apologize for this inconvenience, but this is Africa ☺
Eddie & Dominique
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Lelystad, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

If you want to enjoy the peace and quiet of a city or the rumbling streets with cafe's and restaurants close bye then Trevoyan Guest House is the place to be! Awesome rooms lovely garden & pool, great quality breakfast. Just simply the place to be!

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Switzerland
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

We spent 6 nights at the Trevoyan's and had an unforgettable stay. The rooms are very nice furnished and you feel immediately at home. Dominique and her husband (owners) are exceptionally friendly, helpful and caring. The guesthouse is very well located in a safe neighbourhood. I would recommend it to all my friends and family.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Freiburg Im Breisgau, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 7 November 2013

The atmosphere in the guesthouse was very familiar, the service excellent and the rooms and the the garden with the swimming-pool very nice. It was a pleasure to stay there. From the garden you have a wonderful view to the Table Montain. The house is a nice and quiet oase in the big town.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Trevoyan Guest House
Address: 12 Gilmour Hill Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl , Tamboerskloof
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 156 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Trevoyan Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the slopes of Table Mountain, stands the Trevoyan guesthouse, enjoy the beauty of Trevoyans charming garden, relax under a majestic oak tree and take a dip in our solar heated pool. For those who love the sun, soak it up on the sun-deck with stunning views of the city bowl, table mountain, signal hill, lions head and devils peak. Trevoyan guesthouse offers 4 luxurious en-suite double rooms, 1 junior suite and two suites with separate lounges. An opulent breakfast is served on our conservatory styled verandah. Wireless Internet facility throughout the house available. ... more   less 
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