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“Fantastic location, friendly staff, very noisy rooms”

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Beach House Guest House
Ranked #8 of 59 Hout Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 March 2010

Very friendly service staff serve superb breakfast and are very helpfull to offer advice and help re travel & attractions.
Fantastic location in the dunes on the beach.
Quite secure parking and facilities once inside the fence.
Rooms could use extra maintenance, bathrooms need to be renewed and get an adequate door to the bedroom .
The Beach House is located at a roundabout with rather intense trafic (also at night).
Bring earplugs if you book rooms 4 or 1 which are the most noisy ones with windows facing the roundabout!

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 February 2010

A lovely place to stay at if you are planning a couple of days in Hout Bay. The rooms are clean and nice and the rooms on second floor have got a lovely view ocer Chapman's Peak and the mountains. Wonderful breakfast, especially the continental - with fruit, muesli, a big fruit platter and a lovely muffin.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Mufflon
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Reviewed 9 February 2010

We stayed here for 5 nights. We loved it. The rooms on the top deck have a great view of the sand dunes and mountains. We loved sitting outside on the deck watching the birds. Thomas and Vick are great hosts and the rest of the staff are lovely. Nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are large with lovely decoration.The shower room is a little small but fine. The website has very honest photos. The dining room and lounge are very elegant and the parking is secure. Breakfast was great - you need a healthy appetite for the cooked breakfast and the continental breakfast was perfect The beach House is easy walking distance from the beach, good restaurants, boat trips to seal island and shops. It is safe to walk. This is a great base for exploring - Chapman's peak drive is stunning and the Constantia wineries are only 10 minutes drive. We had a wonderful time and we recommend it.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 January 2010

I stayed in the hotel for about 2 weeks during Christmas and New Year holidays. It fully deserved its 3 stars and can pretend to more! The most wonderful things are: magnificent views on surrounding mountains (especially from upper floor), level of service and hospitality of management and personnel (superb), interior, location (city sightseeing bus stops closely, lots of restaurants and a shopping center, harbor).
There are things to be considered while choosing this hotel (depends on your trip's goals): no sea-view (huge dunes block it even from upper floor), no snack-bar, quite busy road nearby, cold sea water (never warm).
All the best to Thomas and Vick! Thank you for great holidays!

Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
1  Thank MikhailF
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Reviewed 30 November 2009

At our first night (we were absent for only 2 hours) someone definitely stole 250 Euro out of our purse/wallet in the room. 100 Euro out of mine and 150 EUR out of my wifes. We only left it in our rooms because it seems really save. We are absolutely sure because it was our first night and each of us had have 300 Euros. Someone does not have the whole money taken in to believe that it is not noticeable in such a way. We wanted to take off the hotel then immediately however we should then still two further nights pay. The manager behaved absolutely unpreffionell.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 March 2009

We recently spent a week in this comfortable guest house with friendly, helpful hosts Thomas and Vic, plus staff.. The situation is great as a base for exploring this delightful area, and has the big advantage of being only a short walk from most of the important amenities eg The harbour with its famous Mariners Fish Restaurant, supermarkets and large shopping Mall. Also, as its name implies, it is adjacent to a delightful beach. Unfortunately the sea cannot be seen from BeachHouse due to high sand dunes, but views of the superb mountain scenery more than compensates for this.

There is a large, secure parking area. All the rooms are well equiped with comfortable beds and impressive views, especially the four upper level units which have an interconnecting wooden deck. There is also a small pool, comfortable lounge and elegant dining room. We found the breakfasts to be excellent with a choice of full English or Continental and very substantial.

We have no hesitation in highly recommending this excellent guest house and hope to return in the near future.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Address: 18 Princess Street, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
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Ranked #8 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Hout Bay
Price Range: £46 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Beach House Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Beach House Guest House, a 9-bedroom all en-suite guest house is the only one set on the golden beaches of Hout Bay. Here in comfort you can experience the beauty of Hout Bay valley and superb panoramic mountain scenery thus the perfect base from which to explore the Cape Peninsula tourist attraction. ... more   less 
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