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“Lovely” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Olaf's Guest House
Ranked #25 of 163 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town
1 review
“Lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

Eventhou it was just one evening, it was definitely well spent. It was my husbands first ever Guest House experience, and it made a lasting impression. A definite re-visit in the months to come.

Thank you

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Helpful?
Thank Donna O
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Olafs2009, Owner at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this review, 18 October 2013
Dear Donna,

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review even if you only stayed one night, I do hope you enjoyed the night, hope to see you and your husband in the future.

Best regards

Raymond
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

The guest house is about a 5 min (50Rand) taxi ride from the V&A Waterfront. It is also a very short walk to the bus stop for the red sight seeing bus. Service was pretty good. The rooms are a bit tired and in need of a bit of attention. Other than that, this place is not too bad.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Josh S
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Olafs2009, Owner at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this review, 18 October 2013
Dear Josh,

Thanks for your your review, always good to get feedback.

Best regards

Raymond
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

Secure, quiet, near park beach and bus, friendly and reasonable, this very accessible accommodation with ensuite, free wi-fi and ample breakfast is all one would want. We really liked the personal friendliness.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Heiko V
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Olafs2009, Front Office Manager at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this review, 26 September 2013
Dear Heiko,

Thank you for the lovely review.

Hope you enjoyed your stay in Cape Town, we hope to see you again in the near future.

Kind regards,

Dominic Braun
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

Raymond and his staff were very friendly and heplful. Have already recommended Olaf's to my friends. Location is also very good, as it is along the bus route.
surprisingly, taxi drivers also were aware of the place!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Fikile N
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Olafs2009, Owner at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
Dear Fikile,

Thanks you for lovely review, hope to see you again in the near future.

Best regards

Raymond
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Pedrengo
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

Location by the seaside , room eqiupment and food ( with a special mention for the excellent fruit salad at breakfast ) : everything was all right.
What was really outstanding was the extremely kind an friendly hospitality received from everybody running the B&B ; i happened to need medical care and mr. Olaf did everything possible ( and maybe even more to help me. Should we visit Capetown again we will be looking for no accomodation other tha Olaf's.

Mauro and Silvia Rudelli
24066 Pedrengo
Italy

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Silvia T
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Olafs2009, Owner at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this review, 11 September 2013
Hello Silvia and Mauro,

Thanks for the lovely rating, Mauro I hope you have recovered totaly from your little mishap.
See you the next time you are in town again.

Raymond
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Carmel, California
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

This hidden gem in the Seapoint area of Cape Town was a delightful accommodation. The rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated, the bed was comfortable, and the common area with fireplace and computer was welcoming. The morning breakfast with service was a great way to start the day. The owner, Raymond, was always willing to help, whether it was to recommend something to do, directions, call a cab, etc. The location was a bonus. It was a block from the beachfront and the stop for the hop on/off bus. We would stay there again, for sure!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank carmelsusan
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Olafs2009, Owner at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this review, 22 July 2013
Dear Susan,

Thank you for the review on our Guesthouse, we are very happy that you enjoyedyour stay with us and that the service we offer was to your satisfaction. :))

Best regards and hope to see you again at Olaf's in the near future.

Raymond
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

Awsome staff, made a great relaxing atmosphere,
walking distance to restuarants and takeaways on Main Road,
V&A Waterfront was just an easy 5 minute drive away...
Very clean rooms, good shower and wardrobe space and aircon.
Could not find fault anywhere

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
    • 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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1 Thank Wayne B
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Olafs2009, Front Office Manager at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this review, 2 June 2013
Hello Wayne,

Thank you for the review of Olaf's Guest House, was very nice having you here.

Was lovely having at our Guesthouse.

See you in some time in the future again when you come to Cape Town for Leisure or Business.

Best Regards
Keenan Booysen
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Property: Olaf's Guest House
Address: 24 Wisbeach Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 163 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Olaf's Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Olaf’s Guest House is easy to find. Our guest house is conveniently situated on Cape Town's Atlantic Seaboard, right below Signal Hill, between Beach Rd. and Main Rd. in Sea Point. Olaf’s was built back in 1937, which helps to explain our design, spacious interiors, high ceilings and wooden/tiled floors. And has more recently been renovated and enhanced with touches of up-market African style and charm. We’re just a stone’s throw away from the city center of Cape Town. As well as the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town’s shopping Mecca. ... more   less 
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