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“Well Located, clean and safe guest house, just lacking in charm.”
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4 On Varneys
Ranked #36 of 156 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
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Grand Baie
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Well Located, clean and safe guest house, just lacking in charm.”
Reviewed 27 January 2014

4 on Varneys is not the best around but offers good value for money. The rooms are ok and clean but a bit worn down (our bathroom door did not close correctly).
Safe parking with gate, well located with access the waterfront and the city, Philip offers good advices, bedding is good.
The croissants for breakfast are very good but apart from that it is a bit frugal, with no eggs on offer. Thierry, while polite and kind, seems a bit disillusioned with life in CPT, ruining a bit our excitement of discovering the city...
Also, there are one or two homeless person that sleep close to the entrance each night, they don't seem aggressive but that put off my girlfriend of walking to the bars abd restaurants next door (Hussar, Giovanni's, etc...)

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

This is a great guest house with fantastic location. Just 10 mins walk from V&A and easy to drive and see both the east and west coasts of Cape Town. Would definately recommend a stay here. The rooms were large, airy and comfortable too.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

Hi Everyone I would definitely recommend 4 on Varney's to anyone, just stayed there over the weekend its clean, affordable, and comfortable. Phillip is very helpful and entertaining I would definitely go back there.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Saundersfoot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 4 on Varneys. The guys were very helpful and wanted to make sure we had a great stay in Cape Town. They gave us plenty of good advice and were also happy to give their particular views on Cape Town and South Africa. Room was very comfortable and quiet; great shower. No problems walking to the V&A waterfront: we walked back one evening at 8pm and it seemed reasonably safe. Only thing to make it better would be the option of a cooked breakfast.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Miami, Florida, USA
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

Loved staying at 4 on Varneys. Located close to the V&A Waterfront and the room we had was beautiful. The management and staff were super friendly and helpful and gave us great recommendations for places to eat all over Cape Town. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to my family and friends.
P.S. The croissants are AMAZING!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Mexborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

We stayed at 4 on Varneys the night before we did the 110 km cycle tour of the Cape Peninsular.
Looked after us and our bikes .Recommended a restaurant for the traditional pre ride "pasta" its not a cycler s hotel far from it its a hotel that will cater for all people.
Close to the stadium, V&A , town centre , beach really ideally suited to whatever.
The only problem is parking but in a quaint area like the surroundings that is something you will have to cope with

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

On our first trip to Cape Town (in April), we couldn't have been luckier. Here's what we loved about 4 on Varneys: the hosts, Thierry and Philip, were amazing, giving us great tips for dining (everywhere we went that was recommended by them was indeed outstanding!), places to see, wineries to stop at when we went to the wine country... The room was great, I really liked the modern twist to a Victorian house, and the location is very convenient, the B&B is walking distance to the waterfront, and had really nice restaurants and cafes right around the corner. Breakfast was delicious.
The hosts really make you feel at home. We arrived late and had no problem checking in, and when packing to leave, I forgot my jeans and they called to tell me they found my jeans when cleaning the room, so I returned and picked them up. We would definitely stay here again when we return to Cape Town.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: 4 On Varneys
Address: 4 Varneys Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #36 of 156 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
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Number of rooms: 6
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