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The Hout Bay Hideaway
Ranked #5 of 58 Hout Bay B&B and Inns
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Hamburg, Germany
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163 reviews
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“A wonderful hideaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2010

We loved this peaceful and tranquil place. Sue and Martin are wonderful hosts, the rooms are just georgeous, the garden and pool is nice (although a bit cold), and the location excellent for exploring the Cape Peninsula. Breakfast on our terrace was divine, and so were the views! If you're looking for a true hideaway to unwind from your travels in South Africa go for it. You can't do better.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2010

What a pretty and charming place that lived up to its reviews and descriptions. It was a great way to start out stay in the Cape. We had the mountain facing room which was spacious and very clean. Our hosts were helpful but not intrusive and the garden was a delight.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2010

We spent four nights with Sue and Martin at the Hout Bay Hideaway and we have nothing but praise for them and their very comfortable home close to all the amenities of Hout Bay and close to everything you could want from time in Cape Town. As we arrived I needed to find a dentist - Sue immediately sorted out an appointment for me locally.
The room had everything and more we needed, breakfast on our verandah every morning was delicious and plentiful. The garden had sunbeds and a small pool -
We can highly recommend this guesthouse - thanks to Sue and Martin

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2009

A truly excellent stay thanks to our wonderful hosts, Martin & Sue. They were amazingly helpful, cheerful and looked after us brilliantly. And a bottle of bubbly with our Christmas breakfast... what a treat! My wife was 7 months pregnant when we stayed and the rooms were more than comfortable enough for her and the bump.

The Hideaway is a beautiful spot - rooms are great, breakfasts delicious, and the pool area is a lovely place to while away a sunny afternoon.

We couldn't recommend it highly enough for your stay in Cape Town.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2009

I recently stayed at Hout Bay Hideaway on a holiday with friends. It was my first visit to Africa and we stayed in a number of different accommodation places during the two and half week trip. I travel extensively with work and so feel I have a good deal of experience on which to make comparisons. I have to say that Sue and Martin firstly, made us feel genuinely welcome. The room was spacious and well appointed. Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts and they accommodated a number of my requests. The result ? A memorable and delightful stay that has Hout Bay and Cape Town region firmly in my memory as a wonderful place to holiday and one which I would definately revisit one day.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
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South Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2009

Sue & Martin are the perfect host and hostess, nothing is too much trouble and any requests are met with a smile. The rooms are spacious, clean, comfortable and well equipped and the continental breakfasts, heaven to me with lots of locally purchased fruit to back up the variety of bread/croissants, cereal and yoghurt, while my husband enjoyed the added luxury of the bacon and eggs. This was our second visit to the Hideaway and we'll stay there again for sure next time we visit South Africa. We are confident in declaring the accommodation as "excellent" to anyone who is looking for accommodation a very easy drive from Cape Town and conveniently situated between the Cape, Capetown and the Winelands.

Fred & Margaret, South Wales, UK

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Surrey, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2009

Thanks to Martin and Sue's rash invitation to join them for drinks, we've only just got over our hangovers to be able to put pen to paper about this hotel!

It was fabulous in every respect - the room was wonderful, had a wrap around balcony on which a huge and tasty breakfast was served every day. You could be as private or as social as you wanted but generally, you feel that the place is entirely yours and 2 nights was definitely not enough.

We hope to be back again soon....

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Hout Bay Hideaway

Property: The Hout Bay Hideaway
Address: 37 Skaife Street, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Hout Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hout Bay Hideaway is a peaceful luxurious Guest House overlooking the ocean, mountains and beach of Hout Bay, accommodating a maximum of 9 guests in 4 beautifully furnished rooms. Only a few minutes walk to the restaurants and beach and only a 20 minutes easy drive from the center of Cape Town. ... more   less 
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