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“Welcoming, safe, great hospitality, beach nearby”
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Villa Sunshine
Ranked #2 of 7 Bantry Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Welcoming, safe, great hospitality, beach nearby”
Reviewed 3 October 2011

Very welcoming and almost like your own lilttle space for a few nights. Great sounds from the beach nearby, cozy porch made private by a clever curtain, super comfy beds, clean, and very hospitable staff and owner. Staff helped us get a car (sorry to say you will want one). Breakfast was included and we enjoyed it, cheeses, jams, eggs to your liking, toast, tea, bacon, etc. They may ask you what time you'd like it fresh and hot! The team inquires that you are comfortable, if you need help planning, and to ensure your stay is great!
I ran each am along the beachfront and we walked the first 2 nights in the area. It is residential but parking was easy. You can walk for some dinner in Sea Point but Camp's bay not. You can take the shuttle from the bottom of the hill @ water front to the V&A, but really, I strongly recommend a car.
We were lucky enough to have a few nights as the only guests. You could possibly hear your neighbors, but everyone was respectful and kept things quiet. The only improvement was a personal opinion that the shower pressure could have been better.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Vancouver
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2011

Just 5 minute walk up the hill from a beautiful seawall that makes for great walking. Room and ensuite were tidy, clean and nicely furnished. No TV in room, but a nice one in the communal living room downstairs. Everyone told us it's safe to walk during the day but not at night (anywhere in Capetown). We did this and we were fine. 2 minute walk to grocery store and ATM. Breakfast that they advertise costs extra. We didn't try it.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2011

We stayed for three nights in Feb 2011. The guest house is very clean and ideally situated for seeing cape town if you have a car. Very helpful staff making restaurant reservation, enquiring as to whether table mountain visibility good and suggestions for tours etc. The breakfast was served outdoors and was delicious. The honesty bar was useful to end your day with a drink on the balcony in the african sunshine enjoying sea view.. I do feel the room(6) could do with being freshly painted but apart from that had a lovely stay. Would def recommend and return.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Baltimore, MD
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Reviewed 3 October 2010

My husband and I stayed here for the first two of our eight-night stay in Cape Town. The room was very bright, clean, and reasonably-sized. It also had a very nice bathroom and opened out onto a deck. Breakfast was delicious. The location is pretty good--it's in a quiet neighborhood and a 10-minute walk to anywhere you'd want to go in Sea Point. After two nights, we moved to one of their self-catering apartments, which was also fantastic (and a little bit more centrally located). Their staff are extremely friendly and helpful.

I'd highly recommend Villa Sunshine especially for an extended stay--they are currently offering a free night for every three nights that you stay. It's a great value, especially considering the rates in and around the waterfront.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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St. Catharines, Canada
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Reviewed 25 January 2010

We just returned from 4 nights at Villa Sunshine. I am a corporate event planner and my husband was with Westin for years so we have pretty high standards and this property EXCEEDED our expectations. Located 3 blocks from the sea walk, it was a $3.00 cab ride into the main part of town. And two blocks from the "hop on, hop off" bus stop. Our room was 12 steps from the pool, where we found comfy chaise lounge chairs, thick cushions and fresh beach towels. Breakfast each day was offered either inside or out on the patio in the sunshine. And what a variety of foods, including eggs made to order! They have an "honour bar" which was extremely reasonable ($10 wine) so it saved you having to go out and buy booze and snacks. The staff were helpful and either gave us advice, directions or went online and actually booked tickets, rental cars, etc. for us. For an extra fee they picked us up at the airport and had our clothes back each day, perfectly laundered. Lastly, they allowed us to stay later on our last day as we had a late flight. Long story short, we would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Villa Sunshine
Address: 1 Rochester Road, Bantry Bay 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Bantry Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Bantry Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Sunshine 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Sunshine is a perfect base from which to explore Cape Town. The city centre; Table Mountain, The V&A Waterfront and the International Convention Centre are all within a 5km radius. Beaches and Restaurants are within walking distance. Our 7 en-suite rooms are exquisitely furnished, equipped with all the necessary amenities to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Our rates also include a delicious continental breakfast. ... more   less 
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