This is a bigish house up a hill behind the bay that has been converted to a guest house. It isn't stately or colonial, but it has been done very well. Everything works, it is clean, and it has been decorated meticulously with a quite effective mix of colonial-style fixtures and furniture, although some things feel more indonesion and even New England than SA! Doesn't matter. It all holds together just fine. We stayed in the appartment that was downstairs at the back of the house. Having a living room suited for the travel cot (which the owners provided).
The owners are English. They were very helpful in everything and knew the area well. I believe they spend half the year here.
Breakfasts were super-abundant. I think that when they whipped the cover off the tray was the first time I ever heard my two year old son say 'wow'! Unfortunately we don't eat much breakfast. But the detail may be appreciated by others.
Hout Bay, by the way, is a great place to stay near Cape Town. The better known bays up the coast are massively overrated and remarkable mainly for being remotely comparable to some med resorts (Camps Bay) and Hong Kong (Clifton). They are closer to Cape Town, of course, if that's important.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Hout Bay Hideaway South Africa - Cape Town