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Sweet Orange Guest House
Ranked #54 of 156 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Douglasdale
1 review
“Restful stay at Sweet Orange”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2013

Sorry, I wrote a review already to Booking.com, should have done it only to you: It was wonderful to stay there, everything was good. But would have liked to have a little chair in the bathroom to put cloth etc on while showering.
The decor was nice, breakfast fantastic, was not hungry for the whole day afterwards, the staff was friendly and accommodating to our wishes. Thank you very much, Gerlinde Seuring

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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SweetestGuesthouses, Front Office Manager at Sweet Orange Guest House, responded to this review, 1 May 2013
We would like to Thank Gerlinde S for her valuable time to place two reviews for Sweet Orange Guesthouse, one on Booking.com as well as on Tripadvisor. Thank you as well for the comment that you missed a chair in the bathroom, we already took action and placed chairs into our bathrooms were the space it allowed.

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Saugatuck, Michigan, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013

Sweet Orange was a perfect place to stay for our family ( with a 9year old daughter). The place is quaint, comfortable, helpful friendly staff who went out of their way to get us a taxi to the airport when ours didn't show up. Great location, walking distance to lots of restaurants and the breakfasts were sublime! I will recommend and if ever in Cape Town again will stay there.
Thanx Sarah Alex and Ava

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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SweetestGuesthouses, Front Office Manager at Sweet Orange Guest House, responded to this review, 16 April 2013
Hi SAA1111, many thanks for your review as well as we want to Thank you for spending your valuable time to review our Sweet Orange Guesthouse. It is very valuable for us. We are happy to hear, that you arrived at the airport on time with your family. We looking forward to welcoming you again and we wish you all the best.

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Bridget for
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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

We had a great stay here, extremely comfortable bed, lovely room, superb breakfast, great location. But it's noisy - you hear the staff arrive at 5am and move around, can't be helped, old floorboards.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank rylandjames
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SweetestGuesthouses, Manager at Sweet Orange Guest House, responded to this review, 5 April 2013
We Thank the TripAdvisorMember for their review and open critics. Our Sweet Orange Guesthouse was built over 100 years ago and we still feature the original wooden floors, doors & windows. Therefore it is true that some movements sneak through. We apologize for the disturbance of the staff members, which start in the morning at 07h00 and they should enter the house from the site entrance. Obviously the staff is not following constantly the instructions. We will take immediately action and we Thank you again for mentioning this issue.

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Therry
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Dresden, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2013

We loved to stay in the Sweet Orange Guesthouse. It felt like home from the beginning on.
The rooms are nice, big and clean. The staff was very friendly as it was helping us with some tourbookings etc.
Additionally it's very well situated, as the waterfront and the civic center are only 10 minutes drive away.
Would love to come back!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Lizzy25_13
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SweetestGuesthouses, Guest Agent / Intership at Sweet Orange Guest House, responded to this review, 5 April 2013
Dear Lizzy25_13,

Your review is valuable for us and we are so happy to hear that you felt comfortable and like being home at Sweet Orange Guesthouse. Should you come back you really should do the Shark Cage Diving!

Kind regards,
Benoit
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2013

We stayed at another of the guest houses which was a bit better
Nice touches but it really is a chain of B&Bs
Very loud in the mornings and you can hear your neighbors (which we did very clearly at 4pm in the afternoon)
Location good
Breakfast good
Nice shower

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank GregAndrew
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SweetestGuesthouses, Owner at Sweet Orange Guest House, responded to this review, 5 April 2013
Dear GregAndrew,

We Thank you again for taking the time and post your review on Tripadvisor. It is unfortunate that some neighbours are reckless and we apologize for their behavior, we will definitely speak to them.

Kind regards,
Maggie & Stefan
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Belo Horizonte, MG
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2013

Very comfortable and large room with a great shower! We liked it a lot! Staff were very friendly and helpfull. The only problem was that we didn´t have wifi at our room because it was in another building next to the main one.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Cristina L
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SweetestGuesthouses, Manager at Sweet Orange Guest House, responded to this review, 5 April 2013
We Thank you Cristina L for our comment and are happy you enjoyed your stay. We will forward your comment to our staff members!

Kind regards,
Therry
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

We stayed at the Sweet Orange Guesthouse on two separate ocassions in February, 2012.  On our first visit we were assigned the SUN room and we fell in love with it immediately. It is a very spacious and comfortable room.  We had wonderful weather during our stay so a fan at night proved adequate.  On warmer nights, air-conditioning would be a necessity.  Although our room was adjacent to the kitchen we were not disturbed by the breakfast preparations in the morning.
Sweet Orange has a great location at Sea Point.  It is a short walk to the ocean where we went for a walk in the evenings. As taxis in Cape Town are not inexpensive we used the share taxis to get around.  They are safe and 5-10 Rands will get you to most places - Waterfront, Camps Bay etc.
Just walk out to Main street and flag down the minibus.
There was a nominal daily charge for the WiFi and it was fast.  Breakfast was the highlight of our stay.  We got to meet other travellers and exchange notes, tips, and stories.  The staff at Sweet Orange were polite and helpful.  During our stay we got to know the manager, Terry.  Whenever we had an issue or a request he was quick to address our concerns.  After a 2-week trip along the Garden route we returned to Sweet Orange and requested the same room. At first, we were told it was not possible but Terry managed to juggle things so we ended up staying in the Sun room for another week.  If we return to Cape Town we would stay here again.

Room Tip: We loved the SUN room.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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SweetestGuesthouses, Manager at Sweet Orange Guest House, responded to this review, 5 April 2013
We Thank Sadhus Withi Pods for her/his comments, especially in regards to the preparation work of the staff. That shows us again to constantly remind our staff members to work accordingly and with less noise as possible. Should you visit Cape Town again, we will make sure that we will accommodate you as you desire.
We are looking forward welcoming you again at Sweet Orange Guesthouse.

Kind regards,
Therry
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Property: Sweet Orange Guest House
Address: No. 1 Bellevue Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #54 of 156 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Sweet Orange Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sweet Orange is a beautiful classic Victorian home that was built in the early 1900’s. The wooden floors, ceilings, windows and doors have all been lovingly restored, emanating style and elegance at its best. Each of the six large rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, have been individually designed and furnished with flat screen TV’s, hairdryers, mini-safes and other essentials for a relaxing stay. Our tranquil garden complete with a small pool is the perfect place for a further relaxing African sun-soaked experience.Let us treat you to a superior service in this elegant environment. We guarantee you a friendly, warm, relaxing atmosphere for an absolutely comfortable stay in our guesthouse. ... more   less 
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