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“Acorn is A-Plus in my book” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Acorn House
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NYC
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162 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Acorn is A-Plus in my book”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

We spent four nights at Acorn House and found it to be a great home away from home. Reservations were handled very well and easily via email, Everything they promised was true. The manager and his team were great and the house, itself, is a wonderful, Dutch/English style home.

The place is spotlessly clean, every staff person was cheerful and helpful, the breakfasts were excellent and the neighborhood location is pleasant and safe. On a warm, sunny morning, you can't beat breakfast on the patio.

Room Tip: We loved our room, one flight up with a balcony view facing CapeTown.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank DJKTraveler
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Switzerland
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672 reviews
101 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2013

We stayed for two nights in the end of our trip to South Africa. From check in to check out we felt welcomed and very comfortable. The staff professional and friendly. Our room was cozy, amazing bathroom, extremely clean. Breakfast was exceptionally delicious. Location is quiet and felt very safe to walk in the evenings. Area has many nice restaurants. All in all we had wonderful stay and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Watford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

The answer to my question is No. From the moment we arrived (early after an overnight from London) we were made to feel special by Stewart & the team. Tea & coffee were served in the lounge while our rooms were prepared, in what was a very short time our friends were shown to their room on the 1st floor, we were then taken out the back to what I can only describe as a small cottage, with bedroom, en-suite & own living room leading to a fully kitted out patio.
The staff are fantastic and so helpful & obliging, Stewart went out of his way to recommend where to go (pre booking us if it was needed) & recommending & booking the most fantastic restaurants for us for the evenings.
I am looking to return to SA & Cape Town again & the first accommodation I will book will be here.
My only gripe is I put on some weight with their marvellous breakfasts, a small price to pay though.
We'll be back!
(Bondy)

Room Tip: If you get the chance take the suite out the back.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bondy586
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

From the moment we arrived at Acorn House we were given a really warm welcome. As we had arrived at 11.00am our room was not quite ready but Michelle brought us some coffee & some delicious biscuits while she introduced us to all the best places to go in Capetown.

Acorn house is ideally situated for trips to the centre and also to Cape Point. Taxis are readily booked if required.

The room was spotless and all credit to Beate, the owner, fot attention to detail. It was beautifully furnished with a really comfortable double bed. Complimentary sherry was provided in the room which was very welcome. The bathroom was again spotless with a lovely big bath and shower over. All in all very comfortable accomodation.

Breakfasts were superb catering for all tastes from full English to a vast array of cold meats and cheeses as well as 'speciality' dishes from Janine in the kitchen.

The staff could not have been more helpful. Stewart was very knowlegeable on local dining and helped us find great dining which he happily booked for us. They had good relations with a local cab company to make sure we paid the correct fares.

We had a most enjoyable stay and would highly recommend this guest house to anyone visiting Capetown, Many thanks to all the staff for making our stay so enjoyable. Sadly, the weather wasn't particularly good during our stay but, at least, we had a comfortable haven to come back to.

Room Tip: Acorn House is in a quiet area and I believe all rooms are really nice.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Highlands, New Jersey
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

This was our first stop on our honeymoon, and it was amazing!!!
Before we even arrived I had emailed and asked for a recommendation for a place to get a massage upon our arrival. Stewart's response was almost immediate and after another email he had us booked in for a couples massage and had arranged for transport there!! He was just stupendous. Anything we needed he arranged or advised us. We wanted to walk places so he drew out routes for us on the map, and explained the areas. Breakfast was delicious with choices of cold cereal, fruits, cheeses, muffins, breads homemade jams and brownies/scones and fantastic eggs cooked any way you want with a plethora of omelet choices. Their restaurant and activity recommendations were fabulous and the rooms were beautiful with old restored wood floors and attention to detail. There was an honesty bar and a great wood burning fireplace, and from our room there were beautiful views looking out onto the city. It is out of the bustle of the city, but close enough that we walked to the waterfront (an hour walk). Possibly our favorite were the little notes that were left and the turn down service with lavender or chocolates. This is truly a unique place and we would recommend it to everyone!! Stewart was on top of every detail of our trip, and it seemed that he was a mid reader because he anticipated our moves. It was just perfect!!

Room Tip: The two front rooms have a balcony with amazing views of the city below.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Roamingkatina
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England
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47 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

We arrived off an overnight flight at 09:00 and the room was ready within 30 minutes. It was a nice big comfortable room with a big bathroom. The staff were friendly and helpful, offering as much advice as you wanted, reserving tables, taxis etc. Breakfast was very good with an excellent fruit salad, a good range of teas and nice cooked options. The first night, on staff recommendation, we walked to Nelson’s Eye (10 – 15 minutes away) and walked back. Every time we returned, we were offered tea / coffee (no self-serve option). We never made it to the deli a few yards away, which did look like a good option for a simple early evening meal. 15 minutes’ walk from the HOHO bus and the top of Company Gardens, otherwise taxi.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank libelle622
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New York City, New York
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

My husband and I stayed at Acorn House for four nights during our honeymoon in Cape Town and had a wonderful time! The guesthouse is very homey, clean, and comfortable. It's also in a great location (within 15 minute walk to the city center). The staff was also very accommodating. They were always willing to book day trips for us, give us restaurant suggestions, and even gave us a free bottle of champagne one night to congratulate us on our wedding. Great price for what you get, would definitely recommend!!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Acorn House

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 #9 of 163 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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