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The Hout Bay Hideaway
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All reviewsevery morningowners suewonderful hostshidden awaycape towntasteful furnishingslovely garden and poolcomplimentary bottle of winebeautiful breakfastwell maintained and cleanplentiful breakfastprivate terracelush gardensresidential areafresh fruitnight's sleepgarden room
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

I wanted to thank the owners of this B&B, who helped make a wonderful stay for us while I and a friend were staying with them in February. Normally I prefer staying in hotels rather than B&Bs, as I find that with B&Bs you sometimes lack privacy. In this case, the owners have set up the house so that you feel completely at ease and have all the privacy you want, but they are also extremely gracious and welcoming. I fell ill while there, and they went out of their way to drive to recommend an excellent nearby health clinic, drive me there, then drive me on to the pharmacy to pick up prescriptions. It is never pleasant to get sick while traveling, but the owners of the Hout Bay Hideaway helped salvage my holiday, and I am very grateful to them for that. I would highly recommend staying here as well, for the lovely decor of the rooms, and the lovely pool and lush garden where we spent some relaxing time in the sun. Great place if you are looking for a location in one of Cape Town's beautiful beach suburbs.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Martin C, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2013

Hope you still have fond memories of The Hideaway apart from the visit to the doctors!!

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Reviewed 4 April 2013

We stayed in the most beautiful and sumptuous Bay View room at the Hout Bay Hideaway and it was heavenly! From the elegant and exquisite furniture to the lavender on the pillows on an evening, we are unable to fault anything. The bed is so comfortable and luxurious too. The balcony overlooking the bay was stunning and we spent many evenings enjoying the view. Our fresh, delicious breakfasts certainly fuelled us up for the day ahead and to have it delivered on our balcony every morning was just perfect.
Sue and Martin are truly wonderful hosts and gave us lots of tips on where to go and what to do, including lending us golf clubs, beach chairs etc. They were also very entertaining!!!
Hout Bay Hideaway is in a prime position to explore all that Cape Town and it's surrounding areas have to offer (and there's many!).
Thank you Sue and Martin for making our last 12 days in South Africa perfect. Hope to see you again!!!!

Room Tip: The Bay view room was spectacular!! certainly a "WOW" factor
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

Second time that we stayed at Hout Bay Hideaway and we again loved it. This is a small and very personal guesthouse located in a quiet neighbourhood above the beach and fishing harbour of Hout Bay (only about 20-30 mins drive from Cape Town). The four rooms are comfortable and interestingly decorated with antiques (and have a small kitchenette), and the abundant garden is perfect to relax at a lovely little pool looking like a pond. Breakfast is served on your veranda at the time you choose and includes an excellent variety of fresh fruit and orange juice.

Sue and Martin live in the house and are the most wonderful and caring hosts you can imagine. The only remark we would have is to maybe reconsider their policy regarding small children. Because of the privacy and serene atmosphere in this beautiful retreat one would not expect to be woken up in the early morning by small children. That said we still feel this is a special place and are planning to come back next year.

Room Tip: This time we had the Skylight Suite at the back of the house, and while it has direct access to the garden and pool and wonderful views it lacks the space and privacy of the Bayview Suite. Other guests are walking over your veranda to go to the pool, and one can hear the noise from the family room downstairs.
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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MartinCapetown, Owner at The Hout Bay Hideaway, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2013

Thank you for your review and kind words. It Iis great news that you have decided to return and stay for even longer next year.

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Sue and Martin

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Reviewed 21 March 2013

We stayed in the Garden Room at The Hout Bay Hideaway on our honeymoon along with our 1yr old son and it couldn't have been better. The house is beautiful with lovely furniture and a big huge bed and shower and so much space (ideal when you have a little one) with a hammock swing and deck chairs outside. The pool was gorgeous and the garden beautiful. A very tranquil setting. We had a delicious breakfast brought to us every day - always slightly different so you didn't get bored. Sue and Martin were brilliant - so warm and helpful with any questions and gave us loads of brilliant recommendations for days out and restaurants and even very kindly babysat allowing us to enjoy those restaurant recommendations! We couldn't recommend this enough. Thank you Sue and Martin.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

This is truly a 5-star Guesthouse. We had a simply wonderful two nights here in early March and were made so comfortable by Sue and Martin that we ditched all our plans to go anywhere in the evenings and just lazed on the veranda with a Woolworths picnic and some wine ogling the beautiful garden and the stars.

It really shows when hosts are genuinely nice people who love what they do and that is certainly the case here. Our bed was fantastically comfortable and all rooms have a little kitchenette tucked away in a cupboard which we found extremely useful. The attention to detail is quite astonishing and the entire house has been furnished with thought and care with unusual and eclectic pieces collected over the years since the owners moved to Cape Town from England some years ago. Our room was spacious and comfortable and I am sure all the others are the same. However, I am afraid I am not telling you which room we had in case it gets booked up when we are ready to return.

We also very much appreciated the help and advice that was alway on hand. Sue and Martin do not just check you in and disappear. They know the best restaurants and sightseeing options and are happy to advise and help you book them. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of Kirstenbosch that Sue organised for us - and which we would have missed, without her advice.

After we left Hout Bay we went to another Guesthouse in the Winelands which we also enjoyed, but which fell far short of the Hideaway standards. The reasons? A hard, cheap uncomfortable bed and a charming owner - who however did not appear after day one and left everything to her staff. These things really do make a difference. We were very sorry that we had not planned to stay longer in Hout Bay and will certainly be back. And by the way - if , as I was, you are trying to decide between Camps Bay or Hout Bay - definitely Hout Bay! There is much more to see and do and it is more convenient.

Tip - go to the Woolworths (M & S) which is nearby to get some food and have a picnic on the verandah in the evening. If you have a car, do NOT miss the drive along Chapmans Peak Road, whatever you do.

Location - in a street of beautiful houses, about 7-10 minutes downhill all the way to the local shopping centre on foot. There you will find an M & S (Woolworths) foodhall, banks, nice cafes and many other shops. However I would not walk back up except in cool weather unless extremely energetic (I am not) - the street is fairly quite steep and the house is near the top.

Room Tip: I don't think you could go wrong - I am sure they are all of the same high standard as ours.
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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