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Bellevue Manor Guest House
Ranked #101 of 156 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
Reviewed 24 August 2016

For more than 5 years I have been travelling to Cape Town on vacation. Each time is as memorable as the previous and the experience at Bellevue Manor Guest House is a large part of that.

The staff are very helpful and always warm, even when the weather is not :) The facilities are nicely balanced between modern comfort and vintage design and feel. The location is also ideal for those do not know their way around the city and require quick access to basic services.

It is everything you like about being home, minus the chores :)

  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank Mauro V
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Gags123, General Manager at Bellevue Manor Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Boa tarda Mauro, grateful you took the time to write your unsolicited report. Trust all is good at home. Appreciate your kind words about Bellevue Manor. Spot on !! Hope to see you down in the Mother City again soon. Loved your energy your previous visit. Obrigado & cumprimentos
Gary DeCastro

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Reviewed 23 May 2016

After 30 hrs getting to Cape Town, the Owner/Mgr who was supposed to pick us up at the airport never showed. When we got to the Inn, he made some excuse and said he was there but left thinking we had small children and he didn't want to deal with them. The Inn was freezing, no one was ever available to help us with any questions and their idea of a breakfast included instant coffee. There was no concern for the Inn or people staying there as we were the only ones. We went next door to the Sweet Orange Guest House for the most wonderful experience.

  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank mlynn451
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

Very happy with our stay here, Etienne was lovely and made sure we were comfortable - even letting us check in much earlier than 2pm which really helped us out on the day. Yes, you can hear the traffic from the highway close by and it's pretty much constant, but it just becomes white noise very quickly so don't let that deter you from reading some of the other reviews. The breakfast is more than enough with nice simple and fresh options.

Location is lovely and the 180 view sublime especially in the late afternoons as the sun sets over the vineyard. Loved the huge room too and the old bath :-)

The location is also great for Stellenbosch town, and two of the most popular weekend markets, both only a 5 minute drive from the guest house. We had also booked

A couple of suggestions for the owners that might make a nice touch:
- keep a bottle of wine on arrival in the room.
- another guesthouse we stayed in in Franschhoek on another visit emailed us on booking our room with a list of local recommended and famed restaurants like Reuben's, La Petit Ferme etc and offered to book tables for us in the restaurants of our choice. They said that as the area was famous for being a food and wine heaven booking ahead to ensure a table is advised. We found this a wonderful touch and were so grateful to have not missed out on eating in the places we wanted in the busy season. This might be a service Bellevue Manor could offer on top of promoting the spa on booking?
- keep some local info in the room in a mini-booklet or folder ie. suggested restaurants, local markets...the normal local info that helps visitors, especially the ones visiting for the first time.

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank nightporter2016
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Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Large clean rooms in a truly beautiful yet convenient location. Excellent breakfast with super friendly staff /management. Only small issue is that my room (3) has no shower only a bath (but it does have a shower hose :)). Would definitely visit here again

Stayed: February 2016, travelled solo
Thank Mike L
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Reviewed 17 January 2016

After we have tried to find cheaper and the same quality self catering places in Sea Point Cape Town, we landed up at the Bellevue Manor again. Like always we received a very friendly and hearty welcome from Gary, Zandi and Ferdi again.

The price is within affordable range for high season in comparison with other self catering places in Sea Point.

The Self Catering rooms and outside areas are immaculate.

There is a separate kitchen with all with all the necessary utensils and a washing machine to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

There is a dining room you share with other guests, but why do you want to sit inside at the dining room table while you can sit at the outside cement table and smell the fresh sea breeze.

Any reasonable requests you have; will be considered and our requests were always met.

It is central located with and access to the promenade, Water Front and restaurants.

If need be, one can also hire a car from Gary at a very reasonable price.

We would just like to thank Gary again for making it possible to stay in Cape Town again during peak season at such an affordable rate, and the comfortable and beautiful accommodation he provides.

Staying there is every penny well spend.

Room Tip: We prefer a room in a quiet area and sea view
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  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Bellevue Manor Guest House

Address: 5 Bellevue Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #101 of 156 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Hotel Class:3 star — Bellevue Manor Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A well established Accommodation Gem (***Graded) offering excellent value for money services across a broad spectrum: from the Meet & Greet at point of entry into our beautiful Mother City, to a friendly beer around the pool, our accommodation options are varied: family self-catering cottages, units & apartments, bed & breakfast - a favorite; lunches & dinners by arrangement, small - medium groups; car hire; tours & transfers in & around Cape Town, endless others. ... more   less 
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