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“Great Location in Sea Point”
Review of Olaf's Guest House

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Olaf's Guest House
Ranked #27 of 155 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 reviews
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“Great Location in Sea Point”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

This was a one night stopover travelling through Cape Town towards the Garden Route. We were welcomed at the door by Raymond and shown directly to our room "Sea Point". The room is small but comfortable with a door leading onto a patio. We were pleased that the patio door was protected with a security gate. Free WiFi is available.
Breakfast was great and would have been served on the patio if the weather was a little better.
Only downside is that there is no secure parking.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Peter M
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Olafs2009, Owner at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this review, 27 October 2013
Hello Peter,

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review, yes parking is always a problem in Sea Point as this is the old part of town , but as long as nothing is left in sight in the car nothing happens.

Best regards

Raymond
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Reviewed 18 October 2013 via mobile

This guest house is an absolute gem, in fact guest house is not a good enough name to describe it. It's more like a mini 5 star boutique hotel. Every thing has been thought through for the comfort of the traveller, from every breakfast option you could think of through to the most wonderful decor.
The rooms are absolutely lovely, with extremely good quality high thread count bedding through to everything a traveller could need, including in my room, a British travel plug! Raymond and his staff could not be more helpful, nothing is too much trouble. It really is like staying with family or friends rather than strangers.
The breakfast is wonderful, with every kind of cheese and cold meat through to a full English hot breakfast. I particularly liked the lovely fresh fruit salad every morning. A true gem and I hope to return.

Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Olafs2009, Owner at Olaf's Guest House, responded to this review, 27 October 2013
Hello Nikki,

always glad to hear that my guests where happy and enjoyed the stay with us, hope to see you again in the near future.

Best regards

Raymond
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Cape Town
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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
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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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Sydney, Australia
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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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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 #27 of 155 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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