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“Fabulous stay, wish it was for longer!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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La Rose Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #28 of 163 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous stay, wish it was for longer!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

Stayed for Christmas week and can honestly say staying was a fantastic experience. Yoann the owner was friendly and helpful, from recommending good wine shops (I love my laundry btw) to explaining how to get tickets for Robben Island tours if you hadn't already booked on line.

Room was spacious and kept very clean, managed to get a good nights sleep every night. The staff were friendly and helpful, from the taxi booking (expected) to arranging for laundry to be taken to a launderette for 50 rand per load (much cheaper than other hotels and not expected at a B & B!)

Breakfast is a friendly and communal one with most guests sharing a large table talking about what they had already experienced in Cape Town and what they had planned, Yoann would sit at the head of the table joining the convestations and making helpful suggestions. The food was excellent with a eggs cooked (very well) to your liking - Maybe some other options as well as eggs could be looked at but this is the only and a very minor critisism.

Also had my birthday while staying at La Rose, my girlfriend had mentioned this to Yoann, who arranged for a cake and candles to surpise me at breakfast, all the other guests joined in the happy birthday singing which left me red faced but was a very nice and personal touch.

Relaxing on the roof terrace with its views of table mountain at the end of each day before getting ready for the evening was a nice way to chill out. In general the area outside the hotel is safe with a parking guard. The usual precautions to any big city should be followed.

All in all, had a great stay and will happily recommend La Rose to people visiting Cape Town.

  • Stayed December 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

The best thing about La Rose was the friendliness, helpfulness and relaxed atmosphere of the place. The guest house is well located to explore the city on foot. Lots of the attractions and restaurants and bars in walking distance. Coming back to our room and the house with its roof terrace after a day of exploration was always a pleasure. The best thing though is the breakfasts. good food and you can talk to the owners and guests about what to do for the day. Overall a pleasure. I will stay there when I return to Cape Town again.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Milan, Italy
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21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

simple but tastefully furnished, great breakfast, good location (even if at times it seems a little dangerous), very friendly staff, excellent advice on restaurants and things to do, lobby phone always at your disposal to make local calls, possibility of free street parking with night private guard.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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Thank bruno s
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

Wonderful hosts, Brilliant Setting, Very Accessible Location.. Makes the Stay in Cape Town Absolutely Perfect! Rooms are slightly small- But the warm hosts and the nice setting more than make up for lack of space! An absolute must-stay if you want to do justice to Cape Town- In a hurry!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 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 Mandalam
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London
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

We had a lovely five night stay in November, this was a great base in Cape Town, we found it easy to get everywhere from here. The owners are really lovely and gave us lots of great recommendations for trips to go on and where to eat etc.

The breakfasts are really good and you get to chat to fellow travellers and swap stories which is nice. Our only negative comment is that our room was really small, there was just enough room to get around the bed and with two suit cases we were quite cramped. However, we spent so little time in the room this was not really a problem.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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brighton
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

The B&B is very nice, nice room, lovely bathroom with a big bath but no hook for shower head so you have to hold over your head for a shower!

Good location and we loved the area.

The welcome information was a bit much, felt a little like a lecture. We had explained that we had been in Cape Town for a few days already so it wasn't needed but still had to sit through it.

Biggest issue was on returning to our room one day we found two men painting in our room. I don't expect to find decorating going on in a room that we have paid to stay in, if maintenance work is required surely the management should take the hit and not book the room out. A big deal is made about security at the place but to find your room door wide open with two random men in did not feel very safe. They left once we arrived but didn't tell us that the door had wet paint on it and nothing was said by the owners, room smelt of paint for the next day. We would have brought this up with the owners but with limited time in a city we didn't want to waste time on our holiday complaining to the owners.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sitges, Spain
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53 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

A family of four (kids 18 and 22), we stayed at The Rose for 3 nights in late July. Yuan was quick to fit us in when we suddenly altered our dates - backwards - having realised that our original dates would have had us arriving in Cape Town just as the Table Mountain cable car was being shut-down for its 5 weeks of winter maintenance! As it was we went up on the last day (the queues were horrendous ... would be there at 8am next time, at the front of the queue!) in glorious weather. The Rose is a wonderful place, a real boutique hotel; it was refreshing to stay somewhere so individual. I even opened the window in my bathroom after my showers as I was concerned about the steam and condensation spoiling the amazing hand-drawn cartoons on the bathroom wall. The communal breakfast was great as it allowed us to talk to fellow travellers and swap advice as to what to see/ where to go. Our host, Yuan, was at breakfast each day to dispense advice too. Breakfast was all the usuals plus decent coffee (Yuan is French) and fresh, warm muffins. The location of The Rose is good; we either walked places or took short taxis rides, and then on the last morning we collected a hire car from Avis (just around the corner from The Rose) to continue our travels. We will definitely stay with Yuan again when in Cape Town.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: La Rose Bed & Breakfast
Address: 32 Rose Street | Bo'Kaap, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > Schotsche Kloof
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 163 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Rose is an eclectic mix of French, Indian, Cape Malay and African influences, where old world and modern embrace. Each en suite bedroom is unique and stylishly decorated to reflect the colourful Bo-Kaap and South Africa. It is home away from home, designed to cater for tourists as well as business executives and is gay friendly. Centrally located, it is one of the most central areas in the city. ... more   less 
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