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Southern Cross Guesthouse
Ranked #5 of 82 Somerset West B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Perfect safe location to explore both the vineyards and the superb beach at Strand. We stayed in the Buffalo suite. Very clean, spacious room with a kitchenette and the bonus of a wide, private balcony. New owner Mark is the perfect host. Hot breakfast cooked to order along with a wide variety of fresh, cold buffet items. Also a useful honesty bar! Guest rooms separate from main house so nice and private. Car required giving access to variety of nearby restaurants including the superb 'Stefanies' only a couple of minutes away. Will definately stay again!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Southern Cross is one of the best B&B's we have stayed in. The rooms were clean, spacious, comfortable. The breakfast was first rate. Mark, the new owner, was very friendly and helpful. The only negative point was not close enough to walk to stores or restaurants. You must have a car.

Room Tip: Don't bother with the ocean view. Garden view is much better.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

From reviews we were looking forward to our stay. Booked the loft room which looked great. Downstairs wet room smelled; upstairs bedroom dark and unwelcoming! Needs tlc! Gardens beautiful/area very safe.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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southerncross2, Owner at Southern Cross Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2013

The guests had booked our Africa suite which many of our guests like to book again and again. The suite is under a thatch roof and it is quite normal that this African type of roof has an own smell especially after heavy rainfalls. The roof has been completely restored about 4 weeks ago. We cannot understand the dislike of the guests. Immediately after their arrival we have upgraded them to one of our garden suits. We do not consider this review as fair and it is easy to see that it does not match at all to the other reviews that we are getting in general.

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Reviewed 30 April 2013

Patricia, the owner is a really nice person. She makes sure you have everthing you need.
The rooms are very spacious, clean and with lovely views. It is perfectly located at 5 mins from the beach and at 10 mins from all the vineyards.
The only little black spot is that there are only 4 tv channels working.


THE ROOMS ARE VER SPACIOUS, CLEAN AND WITH LOVELYS VIEWS.
The only little black spot is that there are only 4 tv channels working.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

We stayed for 4 nights and toured the whole region and cape town city. Perfect location with perfect place to come back after a long day out.
The place has a beautifully setup that is very well maintained, the rooms are spacious and comfortable. Breakfast is great with verity of foods and drinks.
Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Second floor
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 September 2012

Located in Somerest West, the Southern Cross Guesthouse is the optimal accomodation place, if you want to live close to Cape Town. During 6 days of my stay at this beautiful place I could easily reach the iThemba LABS, scientific laboratory where iI had meetings with my colleagues physisits. This place is surrounded by nice wine-yards and stuated at the distance of twenty minutes drive from the city of Cape Town. All these six days I had delicious breakfasts which were prepared by the owner of this nice guest house Patricia. Exceptional view on the Cape of Goog Hope from the bathroom window reminds you the history of wellknown geography discoveries. If I visit this area of South Africa once more, surely I will select Southern Cross guesthouse for my stay .

Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 September 2012

Fabulous place to stay. Excellent service, safe and secure. You are welcomed with friendly people that make you feel at home.
I hve stayed there on many occasions, for business as well as staying there with my family.
I couldn't ask for more.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Southern Cross Guesthouse

Address: 20 Barlinka Avenue | De Wyngerd, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Somerset West
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 82 B&Bs / Inns in Somerset West
Price Range: £44 - £81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Cross Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Southern Cross Guesthouse is situated in a quiet private residential area on the slops of Somerset West with stunning views of False Bay, mountain ranges and the Atlantic Ocean. Only 30 min. drive from Cape town, close to sandy beaches and in the heart of the Winelands is the guesthouse a perfect gate to all the interesting points of the Western Cape. The Southern Cross offers its guests a choice of 4 Star sea and garden view rooms and suites, all individually decorated and offering a very modern European standard in their equipment. The surrounding park-like garden is lush and manicured at the same time. Either here or on different sundecks guests can find their individual place for relaxation. A beautiful so called boma offers stunning views to Capepoint and the possibility of enjoying a bonfire or braai. Southern Cross Guesthouse is the perfect little hide-away out of the city`s buzz but having all that business- or leisure-travelers would need to find in close proximity. ... more   less 
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