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“Fantastic base for exploring Cape Town”
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living room and front balcony
View from front balcony
Braai area in back garden
Lounge
Lounge and Kitchen from the balcony
Kitchen
Dining Room
Main Bedroom
Second Bedroom
En suite bathroom
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Looking at GlenLin with white balcony from the wetlands
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View of Glencairn from Elsie's Peak
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Glencairn, Western Cape

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Dsdiggine...
St Albans, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic base for exploring Cape Town”
Reviewed August 26, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

GlenLin is a fantastic apartment with everything you need home from home. Wonderful views with a light and airy decor. Simons town is a short drive and has fab restaurants and wonderful shops. We liked Berthas and the lighthouse for great meals. It took us about 40 mins to drive to Cape Town to visit table mountain etc. you will not be disappointed with GlenLin, and Laura and Blair are very welcoming hosts. Thank you we loved GlenLIn

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Sep 2014
Thank you so much! It was lovely to meet you. I am so pleased that GlenLin proved to be a great base for exploring the peninsula and surrounding area.
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Rudy D
Kuils River, South Africa
1 review
“Magnificent modern home with breathtaking few, perfect location and friendly owner\manager”
Reviewed June 25, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

first I was really pleased with the manager Laura who was a really gracious and welcoming host.Thanks Laura.Our stay was amazing.GlenLin is truly beautiful and well looked after, a modern spacious well equip and full furnished home with a breath taking view within a great and convenient location. The atmosphere was great just regret we hadn't stayed longer but am sure looking forward to and in planning of visiting Glenlin sometime soon.We had immediately fell inlove with the place and truly one of the best holiday homes we had payed a vist. I am pleased to say i would highly recommend anyone in search of a memorable get away to stay at Glenlin.Once again thank you laura for everything and for your kind and friendly hospitility.Much appreciated.Looking forward to many more memorable stays at Glenlin

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Jul 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely comments - there is always more to do to improve GlenLin!
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ignoranti...
San Diego, Ca
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Exceptional House for Visiting Glencairn”
Reviewed May 31, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by how beautiful, clean, and well furnished the house was. It had beautiful views of the ocean and marsh, a wonderful outdoor deck area, and a lovely backyard. The bed was comfortable, bath and shower were very nurturing, the kitchen was well stocked, and the owners were very friendly.

We highly highly recommend this option, exceptional value for the money.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
1 Jun 2014
We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves in spite of ill health. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review.
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Malcolm W
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic location and great base for exploring all that the Cape Town area has to offer”
Reviewed May 21, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Superb apartment in a great location. Perfectly situated for easy access to the Cape peninsular, the Constantia vineyards and Cape Town itself. The accommodation is very well equipped and very comfortable and the view from the balcony is truly stunning! We enjoyed a week long stay here and managed to pack in a day tour of the nearby Constantia wine lands, a couple of rounds of golf on superb local courses, a trip to Robben Island and some shark diving with the local Great White population of Seal Island! The whole experience was greatly enhanced by host and local guide, Blair Quirk, who ensured we had the best of times. We will be back!

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Liked best: Everything. Nothing not to like!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
23 May 2014
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and found the apartment to be well equipped. This is something we believe is really important. It was lovely to meet you.
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Joro183
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely Accommodation with”
Reviewed March 5, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

GlenLin is a lovely and very comfortable apartment. The views are wonderful and we have special memories of sitting on the balcony looking out to sea, nice glass of wine in hand! The decor is beautiful and everything you could possibly want is provided. We can't wait to go back!

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Liked best: Everything was excellent
Liked least: There was nothing we didn't like
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
6 Mar 2014
Thank you. We can't wait to see you again!
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Jomar99
london
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Gem by the sea”
Reviewed February 25, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We enjoyed staying at this very comfortable, clean, well located cottage with great sea views. It was well equipped, so self catering was easy and within a ten minute drive of an excellent supermarket as well as quaint seaside towns such as Kalk Bay and Simonstown. Would highly recommend Kalk Bay for its interesting shops and cafes. Visiting the Constantia vineyards was an easy trip as well as the penguins at Boulder Bay.

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Liked least: A lot of steps to the entrance. Could be tricky for less mobile.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 Feb 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review - it is much appreciated.
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Holidayma...
Halifax, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed February 19, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Glen Lin is in a beautiful position looking out to sea. It is very comfortable and well equipped, comfortable beds and all mod cons. The decor is of a high spec. Shops a short walk away and local train on doorstep both for local places along the coastline or Cape Town itself.
There are quite a lot of steps up to the apart but no problem unless you have a mobility problem. Plenty outdoor sitting area both in sun or shade.
Would recommend this to anyone and it is very well managed with nothing too much trouble with Manager only a short distance away

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Liked best: Position
Liked least: Nothing to dislike in particular
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Feb 2014
Thank you so much for your comments, particularly about the location of GlenLin. You are completely correct about the steps and we try to ensure that potential clients are well informed that there are both external steps and an internal stairwell which means that the apartment is not suitable for everyone.
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