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“Great value & location, beautiful house”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Acorn House

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Acorn House
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Maseru, Lesotho
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“Great value & location, beautiful house”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

We spent 2 nights at Acorn House, and it's really quite a nice place. An amazing value for the price. Breakfast spread was phenomenal and we really enjoyed meeting/talking to Stewart. I have 2 minor issues that I know Acorn House cannot do much about BUT this is a good place to mention them. 1- no parking. I know it's Cape Town, and should have expected it, but it was a bit of a bear lugging the baby and his car seat everywhere. The front stairs were also a bit of a challenge since I had so much stuff, and when we happened to arrive, there didn't seem to be anyone available to help shlep bags. It was a minor inconvenience - particularly because it was spritzing a bit, but I got over it. If you don't have a lot of bags and want the workout, you'll do fine! 2 - we happened to have noisy upstairs neighbors who seemed to come in very late, and then left quite early in the morning. I didn't sleep very well, and because of it, was also aware of kitchen sounds early in the morning, since our room was just around the corner. So, I would request an upstairs room next time.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

I've been here about a dozen times and always come back. Friendly, charming, professional, helpful, tasteful. It's what a guesthouse should be. The location in Oranjezicht is convenient, with lofty views of the city and table bay.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

We are just back from a trip to South Afrika. The last three nights we stayed at Acorn House and it was really fantastic! Next time we definitely stay here again.
The location is perfect. You have a view at Table Mountain at it not in a very busy area. That is great so you park your car in front the house.
Tha staff was amazing. When we arrived we met Stewart. He is really fantastic. Knows so much and wanted to do anything for you. He also had fantastic tips for the restaurants in the evening.
What can we say more. Breakfast was very good and the place itself is beautiful.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

Our stay at Acorn House was among our best experiences along our South Africa trip. The location is ideal, between Table Mountain and the city. Making it very easy to reach all points of interest, even by foot. The house is perfectly run by a multicultural team that strives to serve every need and ensures attention to detail. Be it giving recommendations, booking tickets, serving a magnificent breakfast or writing lovely notes to be found on the pillow at night!
There is saying on the gate to the house, it says something like "We love this house" and that strikes the spirit of Acorn House.
We had a wonderful stay there and would love to return!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chippenham,Wilts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

Used this lovely house as accommodation whilst in and around Cape Town for 2 weeks in August into September. Arrived from airport by organised transfer for overnight and then shot off
for a week, lovely warm welcome and able to leave excess baggage with them securely. On our return we had baggage waiting in our room. Excellent rooms, overflowing fresh breakfast and great recommended restaurants. Staff were very helpful too. All in all a thoroughly positive visit.

Room Tip: All rooms are well appointed, those at front of house can view distant Cape Town.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Congleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

We stayed for 4 nights in early August. we were met with a lovely welcome and were waved off at the end of our stay. That level of personal service was present throughout our stay. The advice and help with airport transfers, day trips and car hire was invaluable. Our balcony overlooked the harbour and the room was lovely. The breakfasts were to die for and little touches like tea in the room made it feel special. We asked many questions of Stewart before our stay, but he was always prepared to offer answers and always very promptly. If we return to Capetown in the future, we wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else.

Room Tip: We liked the balcony overlooking Capetown.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

Cape town was the first stop on our honeymoon to south Africa. Acorn house was in a quiet area of cape town but within walking distance of restaurants and the bus stop so a perfect location. The staff were so welcoming and helpful, they really made us feel at home, Nabila in particular. They arranged day trips for us and recommended places to eat. The breakfast was so tasty and great choices, they really couldn't do enough for us and we will certainly stay there again if we ever get the chance to return to cape town. We were given a warm welcome when we arrived and were sad to leave, thanks to everyone in the acorn house for making our stay so special

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Acorn House
Address: 1 Montrose Avenue | Oranjezicht, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 156 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Acorn House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cape Town at its best! Set on the slopes of Table Mountain, Acorn House offers spectacular mountain, city and harbour views and provides convenient access to Cape Town's numerous places of interest. Stroll through the fragrant garden. Indulge in an opulent breakfast around the pool. Browse the well stocked wine cellar. Simply enjoy the charming house, 100 years old and still fresh. Close to popular restaurants. All tours and transfers arranged with pleasure. Free WiFi. ... more   less 
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