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“Wonderful B&B at a great location.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Acorn House
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“Wonderful B&B at a great location.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2006

We stayed at the Acorn House for 15 days and had a fantastic time. The breakfast buffet is extraordinary and a bit different every day (e.g. a fish day offers smoked salmon and other smoked fish, on other days the hosts' German roots are on display with delicious German sausage and spreads), eggs freshly made any way you like. After this you can actually skip lunch.
The property is extremely well taken care of and all the interiors are very well appointed with antiques and African art.
Personal care seems to be the main credo of this B&B, from 7 AM - 11 PM there is always someone to recommend restaurants or attractions or just call a taxi for you or chat about how your day was. The bed is already made when you come back from breakfast and turned down for you at night. The lounge area with its fireplace (and nice wine list / bar/ complimentary port wine) is a nice hang out after a long day of exploring Cape Town and the peninsula. Some fancy food shopping is available right across the street as well as there is a food delivery service (which we used on rainy days). But a lot of really nice restaurants are close by on Kloof Street.
If I had to mention a downside, after long and hard thinking the only thing I can come up with is that it might not be the most ideal place to bring a 2 year old toddler. Though everyone was very lovely (the staff sang happy birthday for him in Xhosa!) and we had an extra crib for him in the room. All the nicely displayed artifacts and trinkets made for a constant chase of our little one, and the old wooden floors made his steps boom through the whole house (sorry again fellow guests). But he loved playing with the resident cat and dog and felt very much at home, often we would find him in the kitchen with the staff.
I also enjoyed the free WLAN connection a lot.

  • Liked — Personal & friendly service, free WLAN
  • Disliked — Tricky to regulate the water temperature in the shower.
  • Tips/Secrets — Winter time is actually a fantastic time to go (and escape the heat of the European summer)
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2006

This is a beautifully designed old guesthouse in the Orangejiit area of Cape Town. The hosts Bernd and Beatte were attentive and helpful and obviously cared a lot about the experience we had in Cape Town. The location is excellent being just under the buffs of Table mountain and within a 15 minute walk(downhill) of the city centre. The rooms we had were beautifully decorated and one had its own sitting room and outdoor terrace. There is a small attractive swimming pool in the gorgeous gardens. Beatte gave us some good advice about local restaurants and Carluccis deli across the road does lovely sandwiches for a picnic lunch if you venture out of the city to Cape point or the beaches of the peninsula. It was the little details that mattered, such as turning down the bedlinen at night and the chocolates on the pillows as well as the delicious breakfasts and genuinely caring service. If we ever return to Cape Town this is where we would stay without any doubt.

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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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