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Amblewood Guest House
Ranked #9 of 59 Hout Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 January 2014

We just love this place - just stayed for the 6th time and we still love this place.
Its so handy for everything but the best things besides the owners and the dog its only 20 minutes from the airport.
June and trevor welcome you as old friends and its nice and relaxing from the minute you arrive.
This time had a room upstairs which was superb. Great views and just a great start to a 3 week holiday.
See you in December 2014.

Room Tip: All rooms have fantastic views but overall the upstairs ones - take the biscuit!
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We saved the best until last and spent the last two days of our trip to SA in Amblewood. It is a haven of peace & tranquility, with beautiful bedrooms, a lovely deck and pool, and magnificent views across the bay. Trevor and June were perfect hosts - friendly, attentive and professional.
We enjoyed long lingering breakfasts on the verandah while chatting with Trevor, and we came back in mid-afternoon each day to make the most of the pool and all that Amblewood has to offer. Wifi internet access was available throughout the house and verandah, which our daughters appreciated! The restaurants and town weren't within safe walking distance unfortunately, but Trevor was always able to offer advice and make bookings for us. Amblewood was one of the highlights of our trip to SA, and we have already recommended it to our friends.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

June and Trevor continue to offer excellent hospitality at their great guest house in Hout Bay. The house enjoys the most stunning views across the bay to the Sentinel and harbour. The view at night is magical. On this occasion we were staying for one night only before returning home to the UK. Nonetheless, we were welcomed as old friends. Even Timber the dog seemed to recognise us! Our room (Inglenook) was bright and spotlessly clean with the same stunning view of the bay from the private patio - it was unfortunate that we had so little time to enjoy it. Trevor's excellent breakfast was served under cover beside the pool (that stunning view again!).

Room Tip: Our favourite is the Loft Suite
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Graham E
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

We stayed with Trevor and June in their lovely guesthouse for two weeks in November, before moving on to Knysna,and can't stop telling everyone about our fantastic holiday. From the comfort of Amblewood as a base (with its lovely view of the bay and the mountains), we were able to explore the whole of the Cape region around Hout Bay and beyond, and started each day with a perfect breakfast on the patio and loads of advice from our charming hosts, who made us feel truly welcome. The added bonus was Tempe the dog of course.

Room Tip: Loft Suite was great with the lounge and balcony over the bay, and bedroom with the mountain view.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

We spent 3 nights here and were able to fully relax and enjoy the superb views. Trevor and June are wonderful hosts and nothing is too much trouble.Very good breakfasts too!
My son had a lovely cool room on the ground floor with a very private balcony from which to see the sunset over the bay.. I had a suite upstairs with lots of room and my own balcony with the beautiful views down to Hout Bay or up to the mountains.The extra length beds are amazingly comfortable, and this is a very quiet location.
Good restaurants nearby include Mariner's Wharf, Chapman's Peak Hotel and Pescarne.
We were able to relax by the pool and soak up the sun on the comfy loungers.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

My wife and I stayed for 9 days in early September at Trevor and Junes Place in Hout Bay.
Amberwood Guest House is a very nice and private B & B, in the hillside overlooking Hout Bay with a fabulous view.
But the best about it all were Trevor and June. They were really dedicated and superb hosts, always eager to give good advice, and help us out any way possible - to make our stay as good and memorable as possible.

Thank you!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank DesertGeir
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Once you find Amblewood (make a point of taking the detailed map from Amblewood's website) you will love the quietness, the view over the bay, the breakfasts (fried eggs just perfect, every time) and the warmth of the welcome by June & Trevor, owners. Our room was quite pleasant although the shower was tricky to use. The bed was very comfortable and being able to sit out on the small balcony with a cup of coffee or glass of wine and enjoy the late afternoon was delightful. We would definitely stay there again when visiting the Cape.

Room Tip: The suites may be worth the small extra cost.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Peter O
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Additional Information about 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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Hout Bay
Price Range: £82 - £148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Amblewood Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For those visitors looking for the unusual, the warm and the welcoming in bed and breakfasts look no further than Amblewood Guest House. This bed and breakfast offers traditional hospitality and charm. Surrounded by mountains and with a profusion of mature trees and shrubs, Amblewood is a tranquil escape from one's day-to-day routine. Owners, Trevor and June, live on the property and are therefore always on hand. Amblewood’s charm and sense of spaciousness are perfectly blended with a homely, comfortable atmosphere. ALL rooms have unique views of the ocean, Hout Bay harbour, beach and the Sentinel Mountain. Each room is styled in a quirky, original or personal style, which seeks to avoid the box-like, mass-produced feel of the hotel chain. The rooms invite one to come in, relax, put your feet up and sleep well. The emphasis at Amblewood is on relaxation. ... more   less 
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