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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

By far the best hospitality in all my travels! I have been to many guesthouses and hotels around the world but i have to hand the Gold medal to Jules and his team. Clean, Great location, Fabulous parties, Smart conversation, Brilliant food, Superb wine, Best host... what more would one want???? Jules, you are the Cactus House!!!!!! Simon, we love...

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molteno5, General Manager at Cactus House, responded to this review

Janny, what an honour to have had you share in the festivities here at Cactus House. It was so good having you here and know that you are welcome anytime. We look forward to your next visit and wish great success and all that is good. Julian Van Reenen

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a fantastic six-night stay at Cactus House recently. From the moment we arrived, we felt like we were part of the Cactus House family. Simon, Julian and Shree were wonderfully hospitable and went above and beyond to make our stay unforgettable. Breakfast every morning, a special New Year's Eve braii, in-room massages, and endless advice...

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molteno5, General Manager at Cactus House, responded to this review

Hello Kevin and Christopher Thank you for sharing these kind words. We've experienced such a great energy from the two of you from day one and would most certainly welcome you back at Cactus House with open arms any day. Thank you for contributing to such a successful season with your positive energy and take care till next time. Best...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Cactus House for a little over 2 weeks in November 2016. This was our 5th stay at the house, and once again the stay far exceeded our expectations. The house is an absolute oasis and is located very centrally which makes getting around so much more convenient. As with our previous stays, the house...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First, I don't want this to be a typical rehash of my vaction in Cape, nor just a generic review of the guesthouse, cause that would not do this place justice. I traveled solo to CT, first time in the city/country, and was nervous on arrival. But, as soon as I got to the guesthouse, it was like manna from...

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molteno5, General Manager at Cactus House, responded to this review

Dear Eddie Thank you for your kind words. It was such an honour having you here at Cactus House. You have most certainly left a great and lasting impression. We look forward to having you back with us hopefully real soon. Best Regards Cactus House Manager Julian

Reviewed 4 December 2016

Pedro and i spent a week at Cactus House and had an excellent experience!We were made very welcome by Julián and his staff. The accomodation itself was good as were the The trip into the central city is very easy by taxi, although it is walkable. As a city it is well worth a visit! We had a fabulous time!

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molteno5, General Manager at Cactus House, responded to this review

Thank you Paul and Pedro for sharing your thoughts. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and really wonderful spending time with you socially. We most certainly look forward to having you back with us. Take care and hopefully see you in Sitges sometime soon otherwise at Cactus House in the future. Best Wishes Julian & Cactus House team

Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Arriving at Cactus house was a good first impression, the house was clean and airy, room lovely and bed linens smelt freshly laundered. The little balcony was attractive and I enjoyed catching the afternoon sun with a drink in hand. The honesty bar is a great idea and the little dining area cosy. I slept well. The next morning I...

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molteno5, General Manager at Cactus House, responded to this review

Dear Ewan Thank you for your review and a personal apology from me. What we ask from all our clients is that feedback is given prior to leaving so that in all fairness we will do what we need to to rectify the matter however you decided to secretly vanished unbeknown to me which was rather unfortunate. I have to...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Unfortunately, the hotel was only able to provide one set of keys for us. My partner and I arrived separately, and he went to a conference reception--I was let in to the hotel by the manager who did not tell me that I needed a key to exit the hotel. I left to meet my partner and was trapped for...

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molteno5, General Manager at Cactus House, responded to this review

Dear Howard Thank you for your review. Firstly, my apologies for you feeling this way and for the misfortune of being stuck. It seems that there was a lack of communication between your partner and yourself with regards to keys as we have discussed the situation prior to this incident. I do believe that the reality of the matter is...

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Decided to spoil myself with a few days in Cape Town and made a booking with Cactus House. I changed my dates 3 times as it was difficult to get away from work and it was no issue at all with them. From the moment I arrived, Simon, Julian and team made me feel like part of the family. I...

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molteno5, General Manager at Cactus House, responded to this review

Dear Ockert Thank you for your complementary review. Our experience of your presence at Cactus House is still positively verbalised. Looking forward to having you back real soon. Best Regards Cactus House Manager Julian

Galveston
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We stayed actually 2 times in August of 2016. Both stays were PERFECT!!!! Our host Julian was great. The lady that assisted him, and being senile I have forgotten her name, but she was great too.The home very clean as were the rooms. The pool looked so inviting but being winter there it would have been too chilly! The location...

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molteno5, General Manager at Cactus House, responded to this review

Dear Richard and Woody Two words - Fabulous Guests Best Regards Cactus House manager Julian

Paris, France
Reviewed 19 March 2016

I decided at the very last moment to go to Cape Town to spend two weeks of vacation. I checked on different internet sites but most hotels were full. I had heard about Cactus House last year during my first visit to Cape Town. I decided to try and send a message to the guesthouse to see if they have...

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molteno5, General Manager at Cactus House, responded to this review

Bruno, Thank you kindly for the lovely review and complement. We at Cactus House aim to improve in all aspects and reviews like this only but serves as great motivation to do better. It was more than a pleasure hosting you and we most certainly look forward to your soonest return. Be well and take care till next time. Best...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are... ...an exclusively gay male guesthouse, the only one of its kind in central Cape Town. Since March 2000 Cactus House has a reputation for excellence and for going out of our way for every patron we host. Our aim is to make sure your stay with us is enjoyable, memorable and that every guest leaves our establishment happy. We are at the foot of Table Mountain otherwise proudly known as one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World. Cactus House is your home away from home. The Difference We believe that extra personal attention is important and is exactly what we provide. What better way to spend time in an establishment that has a unique personal ambiance meeting like-minded people whilst having great social interaction at our dinner parties and our South African style barbeques (braais) where you will enjoy good food, exquisite wine and just great company. At Cactus House we have developed many special relationships and continuously seek to improve our service and strive for excellence. We would be delighted to host you and have you experience just what it is that makes us different. The House This beautiful Victorian monument was built in the late 1800s and is designed and decorated with many original features. The House has five stylish en-suite bedrooms with large oversized showers, king sized beds in our Deluxe and Superior rooms and queen size in our standard room. We use only the best percale linen to ensure you get a comfortable good night's sleep. All rooms are equipped with tea & coffee stations, televisions, dvds, cooling fans, heaters and under sheet heating for winter. All rooms, except our Standard room have a balconies with daybeds or outdoor seating, breath-taking views of Table Mountain, Signal Hill and Lions head and our Deluxe room has direct access to our pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cactus House

Address: 4 Molteno Rd., Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Number of rooms: 6
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“The front superior rooms tend to stay cooler during the day than the rooms on the back of the house.”
 of 5 bubbles E4351CRkevinm, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Top floor facing Table Mountain”
 of 5 bubbles Ockert2014, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had a front room on a balcony with great views of Table Top Mountain.”
 of 5 bubbles RichandWoody, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 3 was amazing”
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“Great view”
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