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Mountain Magic Garden Suites
Warsaw, Poland
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10 reviews
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“Perfect place, superb owners (hosts), great value.”
Reviewed 12 February 2012

We were looking for a comfortable place to stay for a family of 4 for 12 days - this was our first time ever in Cape Town and South Africa. Given our highly energetic children of 9 and 11 it was important for us to find a place they could move around freely while being safe. This place is ideal as it has it all: big and comfortable rooms, a kitchenette, a terrace, a garden and a swimming pool . It also has a braai (grill) in the garden that you are welcome to use.

The apartments are situated in a quiet yet quite trendy neighborhood – it offers stunning views of the mountains, a large selection of restaurants for every taste (and pocket) and it feels safe.

Unlike in other self-catering apartments, you will find the food in the kitchen for your first breakfast and the rooms are cleaned on weekdays. There are also beach towels available so you don’t have to bring your own if you prefer to leave room in your luggage... For a family of 4 it does make a difference (we know as we brought ours from the other end of the world – well, almost).

The place is ideal as is, but what makes it even more special and unforgettable is the very owners. Con and Nui are just superb hosts – we felt as if we were staying at friends’ place… They are welcoming, super friendly and helpful: be it a late night arrival, a plug adaptor malfunction, an early morning doctor search, an on-line ticket booking, what-to-see-and-where-to-eat tips … the list could go on – they are out there for you, always smiling, always willing to assist.

It was a perfect vacation and a home away from home for us and superb value for money. We are definitely planning to be back there one day…

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2012

Our son is 17 months old, so my wife decided that we should try self catering instead of a hotel and how right she was!

This place is super, with big comfortable rooms, a kitchenette, sitting room, a garden and a swimming pool - plenty of space for our son to play and being able to make porridge for him on demand was great.

The (new) owners Kon and Nui could not be more helpful, from a smiling meet and greet, helping with our cases and even going to buy us a plug adaptor for our appliances.

We found the location to be perfect - stunning views of cable mountain and, although a quiet residential area (and consequently felt very safe) easy walking distance of the many bars and retaurants on Kloof st.

If you hire a car (and think is is probably a must) the house is a perfect springboard for table mountain, camps bay( ten minutes away) and even going further afield to the winelands or the Cape of Good Hope. It was also very convenient to get into town, and the aquarium and the waterfront is great for kids of all ages.

Only (very very slight) word of caution is that a support beam across the centre of the roof would pose a danger of head clunking to anyone 6ft2 or over - though we were here for ten days and it only happened to me once...

All in all a truly great stay and, when you factor in the cost, absolutely amazing value - couldn't recommend it highly enough for a family vacation.

Room Tip: We stayed in the mountain magic suite
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

My family stayed at the Palm Garden Suite for 3 nights and had a fabulous time. The 2 kids really enjoyed playing in the garden and the swimming pool. Our suite consists of one very large room with a large closet which separtes nicely our bed and the living area with a single bed for our daugther and a sofa bed for our son. There is a small kitchen and dining table to cook small meal, which we used a few times. Our balcony overlooks a lovely tranquil garden with chairs and braai area. One night we bought some meat from the supermarket (3mins by car) to grill at the main braai area on top of the swimmining pool. The table mountain view from there is simply magical. My kids just love this place and we will definitely come here again when we are again in Cape Town.

Room Tip: Palm Garden is large enough for 3 adults or family with 2 small kids. Next time when our kids are bi...
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Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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England
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86 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2011

We were in the Mountain Magic suite which had the best ever views from our bedroom! we also had use of the garden which had a great pool and lovely BBQ area. We used taxis to get into town which were really easy, using a freephone number from the apartments. It was great as a family to have a space to chill out. But maybe the best thing were the hosts Kon and his wife. Nothing was too much trouble, they were so helpful. especially sorting out us getting our lost property from the airport. They made our first few days in Cape Town very special, just what we needed. I would definately stay here again. The sheets etc were first class.

Room Tip: I would recommend the Mountain Magioc Suite for the best views ever
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Long Island NY
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Reviewed 9 September 2011

We have kids who are too young to sleep in a separate hotel room and too old to share one with us. We are always on the lookout for self catering 2 bedroom accommodations that are typically difficult to find in cities. Mountain Magic was perfect! We felt right at home in this quiet residential neighborhood minutes away from anything we needed.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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oxford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2011

Stayed in all three rooms, all lovely and well maintained. Liz and phil really lovely and very helpful. Would really recommend, can't imagine anywhere as good for so little money!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Yorkshire
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2011

We stayed in the Mountain Magic Suite for a week in January with our two kids (7 & 8)and loved it so much we stayed again on the way back to CapeTown at the end of our trip.

The location is great, a little way from the centre of Cape Town (not walkable with kids) but in a quiet, peaceful and very safe feeling part of town. The best bit is you have a fantastic view of Table Mountain from the bedroom and kitchen - it was utterly captivating,

There is a great garden to relax/play in. A swimming pool (which we didn't use - but simply because there is so much else to do in Cape Town).

The suite itself is a very large and well furnished living/dining room. A kitchen - which is stocked for your first breakfast on arrival (a very nice & welcome touch), and two good sized bedrooms. All is very comfortable - worked extremely well for the four of us.

Liz gave us great advice about things to do & (especially) places to eat. You must try the Millers Thumb - we went there three times!

Wifi is provided and there is a washing machine if you need it.

All in all, it was a faultless place to stay, We loved it.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Mountain Magic Garden Suites
Address: 7 Rael Street | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl , Tamboerskloof
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #59 of 128 Speciality Lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Mountain Magic Garden Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mountain Magic Garden Suites are situated in a quiet residential area on a no-through road. Each suite is a large self-catering apartment and all have their own balcony or patio. We're very family friendly, as two suites have their own garden and all guests can use our large pool and the green field next door. We try to offer a private and relaxing base to explore Cape Town that gives families freedom but private guests privacy and space too. ... more   less 
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