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Cap Serein Guest House
Ranked #14 of 59 Hout Bay B&B and Inns
Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
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“Superb accommodation”
Reviewed 11 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Cap Serein for nearly three weeks (we had intended on staying for only 10 days but extended due to the VERY positive experience we had). The accommodation was immaculately clean and very homely, we stayed in the private cottage "Marseille" which we found excellent. It is also very private with its own garden. There is a large kingsize bedroom, double shower en suite and a very spacious living area, nothing about the accommodation can be faulted. We started each day with a healthy and filling breakfast which kept us going until lunch, there was also the option of dinner which we did twice and the food was nothing but outstanding and reasonably priced for the quality that you get! We were made feel so welcome by the owners Petra and Kurt and we really felt that they cared about our stay. They were very approachable and always had time for a chat and most importantly a joke. In addition, Petra was super when it came to helping organise trips (winelands and Robben Island). I would highly recommend Cap Serein to anyone who wants to somewhere really relax, I have been thinking about areas for improvement and I can honestly say there are none that come to mind. If you are reading this and would like to verify this recommendation please feel free to contact me on dublinciaranmc@gmail.com.

Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

This location is just South of Cape Town and North of Cape Point. It is the perfect distance from both and not in the busy city center. We spent our evenings enjoying dinner at various restaurants off the Cape and Ocean. The views were amazing. Our hosts were extremely welcoming and assisted me with daily plans and some must see sites. I lost my iPad on the plane in Germany, which had our itenery, and they (our hosts) went out of their way to assist with building a new one and recommending things to do throughout our trip. They made us feel at home! What more can you ask for? Thank you so much for making our stay so enjoyable!

Side note, do to many of the stories and comments on hotels and locations about auto thefts, I was particular about booking a gated and secure parking location. This location is fully gated. I never had a concern for safety while there. That was exactly what I was looking for.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed 7 March 2013

Wonderful place!!! Easy access to all the "must visit" areas near and around CT without having to face the City highways in peak traffic!!!!Thank you for your hospitality! Your spotless Guest House beats any 5-Star Hotel!! Once again a sincere thank you!!

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 March 2013

I had a wonderful stay at Cap Serine. The room I stayed in was gorgeous; wonderful space, an excellent newly furnished bathroom and a very comfy bed. Petra and Kurt are excellent hosts and ensured that all my needs were met. Breakfast was really nice with an excellent selection on offer. There is both a swimming pool and Jacuzzi on offer to relax in. The view from the guesthouse is stunning, with good company, a nice glass of South African wine provided everything required for a perfect evening! I will definitely be staying again in the future and I would highly recommend to stay!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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London
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

We spent 8 days at this beautiful guest house which was ideally situated for Hout Bay and Constantia. Our room was really comfortable and we were well looked after during our time here. Would definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

My husband and I just returned from our stay in South Africa. Due to a booking mistake on our part we found ourselves without reservations during the peak holiday season. Fortunately with much luck on our part we found Cap Serein Guest House in Hout Bay. We were delighted in our stay. The location puts you not only in a beautiful spot but you also can get to all the highlights that one desires be it exploring the beaches, going to the wine country, Table Mountain, downtown Cape Town, etc. Petra was wonderful and gave us excellent advice on where to go and what to do. Don't miss dining at their restaurant in Hout Bay. Wonderful food! We hope to go back for another visit.

Room Tip: We stayed in the cottage called Marseille. Loved it. Very roomy and comfortable.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Knysna, South Africa
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

My wife and I do not write many reviews on trip advisor , especially critical reviews because most guest houses and hotels are trying to offer the best possible experience for their guests in these difficult financial times. However when we encounter excellence we feel obliged to share our experience .
We recently stayed for 4 nights at Cap Serein and had the privilege to meet Petra who welcomed us to her beautiful guest house. One could spend hours writing in great detail but if one is travelling to Cape Town why not experience for yourselves this stunning guest house with fantastic facilities to suit all guests, and located in the most beautiful part of Cape Town .You will not be disappoined this place is fantastic.
Thank you Petra for your wonderful hospitality.
Lloyd , Trish & Hannah.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Cap Serein Guest House

Property: Cap Serein Guest House
Address: 17 Saddlers Row, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Hout Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Cap Serein Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
High on the mountain slopes overlooking the fishing port of Hout Bay, the only noise you’ll encounter here is chirping birds and the occasional splash from the koi ponds. Recently restored in the style of Provence, Cap Serein is about peace, quiet and exceptional cuisine. Each spacious suite and cottage at Cap Serein comes with a Satellite TV, tea/coffee facilities and a private patio. They either overlook the Atlantic, the mountains or the guest house’s gardens. Expect superb breakfasts in our sunroom, with cooked fare and a selection of home-baked pastries. You can also see Kurt’s dinner menu and decide if you’d like to stay in for the evening. We have options for everyone; ranging from three-course meals to a simple snack to end the day. After a dip in the pool, guest can relax on the sun terrace or enjoy a night in our jacuzzi.The shady garden is full of nooks and crannies, with plenty of corners where you can lose yourself in a good book or simply relax under Cape Town's sun. ... more   less 
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