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Four Rosmead
Ranked #3 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Duxbury, Massachusetts
1 review
“Best place we've stayed in 30 years travelling all 7 continents”
Reviewed 12 July 2011

Location, facility, food, people, service and ambience all great.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 May 2011

We can only echo the remarks made by many other guests. We chose 4 Rosmead based on the reviews here and it did not disappoint. We had a wonderful stay and we felt that Nadine and Sonia provided us with excellent service tailored to our needs. This is often not the case in larger hotels and this is why guest houses in South Africa are so worthwhile. We had a large room at the front of the house with triple aspect windows and a small patio. We felt the neighbourhood was residential and, as such, away from the hustle and bustle but only a short taxi drive from the main tourist areas of Cape Town. The room also had a very large bathroom with great views of the city. The bathroom was very chic with large basins, powerful shower and large bath. We really could not fault anything with 4 Rosmead and, in May, it is exceptionally good value for money. We would recommend 4 Rosmead to anyone who likes individual rooms, personal attention and a discreet location. The breakfasts were excellent too! We would definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 20 May 2011

Thank you Four Rosmead Boutique staff, we really felt happy when stayed here. our room was very clean and beautiful, meals were delicious and we found that the guesthouse very nice with swimming pool, gardens,...

We will recommend the guest house to our friend and come back soon. Thank you!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 8 May 2011

Four Rosmead is a lovely boutique guest house. Sitting on our balcony you had a view of Lion's Head and it was just perfect. It was the start of our honeymoon and our room was ready as soon as we reached the hotel early in the morning, after a night flight from London. There were a stack of honeymoon gifts in our room for us to enjoy.

The staff cannot do enough to help you and they always ask if you need any help or advice or anything booking, but not in an overbearing way. The breakfasts are great, lots of fresh fruit and juices as well as hot breakfast cooked to order each day. We were given some fantastic recommendations for dinner from the staff, which they booked and arranged taxis for us each night. Societe Bistro and Aubergine were two of our favourite places we ate at whilst we were in Cape Town.

The only downside is that you can't really walk anywhere in the evening from the hotel, so you have either drive or get a cab - that said the cabs are cheap and easy to book. We had a hire car, but didn't drive - we left our keys with the hotel as the parking is so limited, they have to move cars around to make sure that everyone can get in and out of the car park, however, when we came to leave we realised that another set of guests had been driving our car whilst we had been there (both white Kia's) - a mix up with the keys being in a communal place for all guests, so just beware if you take a car to make sure no one else drives it!

I would definitely recommend staying here, you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 8 May 2011

We stayed here for five nights at the start of our honeymoon and what a great start it was! A lovely boutique guest house with amazing personal attention - Nadine and Sonia couldn't do enough to help us, but without being intrusive. They were happy to advise on and book trips for us. They've also been incredibly helpful since we left and my husband realised he'd left his shirt behind!

Decor is a lovely mix of modern African and the whole place is very homely. Bedrooms and very quiet and the beds sooo comfortable!

Breakfasts are lovely and fresh - lots of fresh fruit and meat and also a changing daily special.

It appears that Four Rosmead have listened to people's thoughts on wifi as there is now unlimited access in the bedrooms.

The only potential slight downside is that it's a taxi ride or long walk to the Waterfront and city centre, but taxis are cheap and if you use the company they recommend it will only cost you £3-5 to go anywhere in central Cape Town.

One piece of advice - if you want to go to Robben Island, make sure you book a few days in advance as it gets very busy! Also, the weather in Cape Town chains very quickly, so as soon as it's good weather, head up Table Mountain!

Would highly recommend Four Rosmead to anyone who wants a luxurious stay with a personal touch.

  • Stayed April 2011
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Hampshire
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Reviewed 31 March 2011

We were given excellent help on our first day by Nadine and our room was extremely comfortable and quiet. We loved the garden and the area. We did find that a lot of local places to eat were shut on a Sunday and with hindsight, it might have been nice to have known that in advance. Otherwise a perfect place to stay on our first visit to Cape Town.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Prescott, Arizona
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Reviewed 30 March 2011

We were recommended to this small boutique hotel by a South African travel company, but I did read the reviews on Trip Advisor before booking. The reviews were right! We loved the "guesthouse" feel - very tasteful and eclectic furnishings throughout the house, a lovely, spotless, good sized room and incredibly helpful and friendly staff. The room had a small patio that overlooked Table Mountain and a quiet residential street. Breakfasts were excellent and served in an open air setting overlooking the garden. Nadine was a wonderful hostess and helped us with suggestions for the day and made excellent recommendations for restaurants. We would stay there again and highly recommend it to anyone for its close proximity to Table Mt. and the Cape.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Four Rosmead
Address: 4 Rosmead Avenue | Oranjezicht, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#13 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Four Rosmead 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Four Rosmead has all the characteristics of a boutique style hotel; its location, style, authenticity and our personal service all contribute to re-defining the Cape Town travel experience. Built in 1903, Four Rosmead is a classified monument that has been sensitively and stylishly re-modeled. The result is a Cape contemporary classic with a rich history. Interiors are chic with a subtle, yet distinctive African spirit enhanced by original South African artwork. Accommodation consists of eight bespoke en-suite bedrooms. Some rooms have a fireplace, private garden, balcony or courtyard. ... more   less 
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