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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are so glad that we chose this delightful guest house in Hout Bay for the last 3 days of our three and a half week holiday in South Africa.It was perfect in every way and June and Trevor thoroughly deserve their 5-star rating.They gave us a wonderful welcome with a much appreciated cup of tea and biscuit after a...

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Trevor K, Owner at Amblewood Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your brilliant review and we're so glad we could help in some way to make your trip to SA happy and memorable! We look forward to welcoming you to Amblewood once again - very soon. Hope you have a lovely summer! (PS: We'll pass on your comments to Sylvia and Andiswe - they'll be delighted!)

Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for a week. The owners Trevor and June are so welcoming and friendly. They will book you into restaurants and advise on places to visit. Ideally situated for exploring this part of the Cape. Just what we needed at the end of our hectic trip.

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Trevor K, Owner at Amblewood Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your encouraging words! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Wellingborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Stayed for 3 nights in the Victorian Room. We had a relaxing and comfortable stay. We were met by Trevor and Max the dog - who operated the electronic gates as we approached - he had spied our arrival. June fixed us a cold drink which we needed as it was very hot! Then Trevor helped us to our room...

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Trevor K, Owner at Amblewood Guest House, responded to this review

Our aim is to make our guests feel that we're a home away from home!! So glad Max helped in a small way!

Halmstad, Sweden
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The Amblewood is a beautiful place with a stunning view. We had a big, beautifully decorated room with a lovely balcony. Breakfasts are big and very tasty. Trevor and June are very helpful and nice hosts. If you do not have a car you can walk down to town even if is a bit sweaty going back upphill. However, it...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Trevor and June greet you like old friends upon arrival and do everything possible to make sure your stay meets all of your needs. The rooms are charming, clean and comfortable, the breakfasts are delicious and the view of the harbor is stunning. Some of the rooms have balconies, which are great features. Great value as well.

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to stay with fantastic views. This was the 6th stay with Trevor and June. Very quiet area - nice and relaxing. All rooms are lovely. A great breakfast served outside if the weather is nice. Lovely to meet Max - the friendly 4 legged friend. See you next year .

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Trevor K, Owner at Amblewood Guest House, responded to this review

It was lovely seeing you both again and thank you for the super review! We're looking forward to seeing you again soon! Max says hi.

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2017

It's like stepping back in time when you go to Amblewood. Trevor & June do everything they can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. If you have an upstairs room, like we did, you get magnificent views of Hout Bay. There is an extensive library of books & four sunbeds to relax on during the day. Breakfast prepared...

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Trevor K, Owner at Amblewood Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your super review! We do try to make Amblewood a place where people can relax and unwind and we're so glad that you made use of all the facilities and went home refreshed and rejuvenated! Until next time ...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 8 January 2017

From the moment we arrived we were greeted with warmth and felt relaxed. The view is stunning and Trevor and June could not have been nicer or friendlier. The rooms were very pretty and well appointed next to the pool and gorgeous view of the Hout Bay beach and harbour. The room was very clean with nice touches including fresh...

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Trevor K, Owner at Amblewood Guest House, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for your lovely and encouraging comments and delightful description of Amblewood! We're so glad you had a great time and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 22 December 2016

This place is amazing.. I loved every second of my stay... We had an amazing experience, breakfast is great, the place and the view is beautiful.. The place is super friendly and in an excellent location.. With all honesty, I couldn't find one thing to say other than this place will make your stay happy and wonderful.. It's authentic, classy,...

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Trevor K, Owner at Amblewood Guest House, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you, thank you for your wonderful review. More of the same and our heads will burst with pride! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you again very soon. We love having happy, enthusiastic guests with a zest for life!

New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Trevor and June run a wonderful operation in the hills of Hout Bay. My suite was extremely comfortable; the pool and deck were lovely; breakfasts were perfect; and Trevor was very helpful and focused on ensuring that I had a wonderful time in Cape Town. This is a great place if you're independent and looking to avoid the bustle of...

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Trevor K, Owner at Amblewood Guest House, responded to this review

So glad you had a great time in SA and that you enjoyed your time with us! We do aim to please!! Thank you for your wonderful review and for mentioning what we believe is the best part about Amblewood - the peace and serenity!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Amblewood Guest House

Address: 43 Skaife Street, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Price Range: $138 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Amblewood Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“All upstairs rooms have stunning views”
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“Victorian as we wanted a private balcony! My guess is they are all great. Our room was as stated on website.”
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“Get a room with a balcony for great views.”
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“Upstairs a bit more spacious and even better views!”
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