We had not been able to get into the excellent guesthouse in which we had stayed previously so were a little disappointed at having to settle for "second best" - but not for long. We checked out the Southern Cross and were immediately won over by the owners, Marc & Claudia, resulting in our looking forward to our stay during which this charming and intelligent couple were always cheerful, relaxed yet professional and ready to help with any and everything. Claudia's artistic ability about which she was modest, was in discreet evidence both inside and out.
Although this was Marc & Claudia's first season, there was nothing amateur about them. In chatting with them we learned that they are both extensive travellers and I am certain that their travelling experience is now being applied in their new venture.
Our room with en suite was both clean and comfortable as well as large and shaded; there was air conditioning which we used for only 10 minutes each night as we went to bed. The ample breakfast buffet was served in a light and airy dining room where we could also buy cold and hot drinks at any time using the honesty-box system. Some folk took their breakfast to eat on the covered patio. There were also two very comfortable settees in this outdoor area. Wi-fi access was free, as was use of the good-sized swimming pool. Pool towels were available together with use of sunbeds. The garden was delightful and well kept. To top it all, our fellow guests were friendly and considerate.
The South African B&B hospitality has a deserved reputation for excellence: this young and energetic German couple are certainly keeping up with expectations whilst proving to be excellent value for money. They are making, and will continue to make, a well-deserved success of this new venture and we wish them well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Southern Cross Guesthouse is situated in a quiet private residential area on the slops of Somerset West with almost endless views of False Bay, mountain ranges and the Atlantic Ocean. Only 30 minutes drive from Cape town, close to the 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 modern signed and decorated and well equipped. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Southern Cross Guesthouse Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa