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Amblewood Guest House
Ranked #8 of 59 Hout Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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274 reviews
97 hotel reviews
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“5th stay!”
Reviewed 8 January 2013 via mobile

Just had the. 5th stay with June & Trevor ( and Tenber the dog),great place to start the holiday. Very peaceful with fantastic views across the bay .20 minutes drive from the airport which after a long flight is ideal to rest and start chilling out.


hopefully see you again in Dec 2013!






  • Stayed December 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

Amblewood is a gem indeed! Our hosts June and Trevor were wonderfully attentive without being intrusive. The deck, with a pool have a glorious view over Hout Bay and one can watch the son set and rise from the deck with a glass of wine in hand! We occupied the deck suite which was well equiped and spacious. We did not spend much time at the guest house as we were out and about but on arrival at the house after a day out our hosts were always available for a quick "catch-up". Breakfasts were delicious, fresh, well prepared and got us going for the day. The breakfast tables were set on the deck and beautifully set. A great stay!

Room Tip: We were in the deck suite on ground level and found this to be most comfortable
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 January 2013

June and Trevor gave a flawless service and we really felt like this was a venue for a second honeymoon.. The rooms are extermely luxurious, the breakfast on the porch , overlooking the bay and pool made us feel very relaxed and it was smiles all round which really made us feel at home. Thank you for a very pleasant 2 days!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Velserbroek
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Reviewed 23 December 2012

A very nice place, with nice rooms, a really great view, we loved the breakfast, very kind hosts who can give you many suggestions for things to do. We made a great walk to the kirstenboschgardens. It is a very good place when you want to visit cape town, but also for the rest of the peninsula. When we go back to SA we sure come back here.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Trollhattan, Sweden
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Reviewed 13 December 2012

This is absolutely our favourite place in South Africa. We stayed in february 2011 and then again in december 2011. The first time we stayed in the poolside-room. Room was cosy and comfortable, the second travel we got to stay in the loft suite. The loftsuite offered more privacy and had a large balcony with a view of the most magnificent sunsets! Breakfasts offerings where way above guesthouse average. All in all the establishment is a perfect base to explore the Cape town-area - it is easy to go into town, Kirstenbosch, Table mountain etc and equally easy to travel to the Cape point, Constantia area, Fishhoek etc. Hospitality is friendly - June and Trevor really make you feel welcome!!!! Thank you Amblewood Guesthouse!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 November 2012

We had nice stay at Amblewood. We were in the area for a wedding and Trevor was very helpful with directions and suggestions on what to do in the surrounding areas. Our room was rather public as everyone has to pass right by our door and window to get to their room or to breakfast or to their cars ext, so that made it a bit awkward. Further, we did not have much closet space to put our clothes in, but the room was nicely decorated and maintained. I would think that compared to other places, it might just be a little expesive for what you get, but still worth your while to go there.
All together, we had a nice time in Hout bay.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 November 2012

I was fortunate enough to stay at Amblewood for 10 days and had the most enjoyable time at what is a wonderful Guest House run by Trevor and June. I was so sorry when it came time to leave as we had so enjoyed our stay. From the comfortable rooms with beautiful views over the Hout Bay and the mountains around, to the amazing breakfasts in the morning whipped up by Trevor with his trusty apron, we had a wonderful stay.
The accommodation and facilities were superb; I stayed in one of the upstairs rooms with a balcony looking on to Hout Bay and the sea, unforgettable sunsets. Each room has a different “theme” and decor and furnishings match appropriately down to the last detail. The swimming pool provided much needed respite in the hot afternoons and faces out to the sea too so you have great views out.
The biggest draw to Amblewood and the thing I will miss most is the warmth and friendliness provided by Trevor and June. If at any time we wanted to ask their opinion on where to go, what to eat, events we wanted to see, they would not only help us answer these questions but would make reservations on our behalf and print directions when we wanted to drive somewhere particular. They truly are incredible hosts and are always happy to chat with you making you feel welcome and relaxed.
When I sadly left at the end of my stay at Amblewood I truly felt relaxed and rested and had had a proper holiday. I will most definitely return to Amblewood and would recommend to anyone and everyone to do the same thing.
Vincent - London

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Amblewood Guest House
Address: 43 Skaife Street, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Hout Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Amblewood Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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