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Bantry Bay Guesthouse Reviews

9 Brompton Ave, Cape Town, South Africa

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96 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 98%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 98%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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Perfect place for a quiet, relaxed holiday. Very good value for money. Great host and location outside the city centre. Close to the beaches, shops, restaurants, MyCity bus stop to get around town. Easy walk to Clifton beaches. Enjoyed my stay very much and will certainly be back.


Very short: We had a wonderful stay at bantry bay guest house and can recommend it very much. A bit longer: Our host welcomed us upon arrival and gave us good tips for the area as well as reliable (!) weather forecast. The room was spacious and had lots of storage space. It was nicely decorated. The area is very safe, supermarket and public transport reachable by foot within 5 mins, lots of free parking. UBER taxis are widely available and cheap if you wanna go have drinks in the city (5km).


The two guys who run this place are great and this is probably the cleanest and quietest guest house that we´ve ever stayed in. I agree with a previous commenter that staying here feels like you´re staying in someone´s house, which can be nice but can also be tiring. The one complaint that I have is that there is a kitchen but the stove is off limits to guests. The point of a kitchen is to eat cheaply but unless you can microwave all your food, the no stove sort of defeats the purpose.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi , Thank you for your kind comments. Regarding the use of the stove in the kitchen, we are a guesthouse and not a self-catering establishment, but we allow the use of the kitchen for making your own breakfast in the morning. Most of our guests prefer to eat out as there are an array of lovely restaurants for all budgets and tastes within walking distance. Most of our guests appreciate the the absence of smoke- and cooking smells, which are part of our clean, quiet formula.


It feels like home


I will return to Ed's guest house. It caters to the peaceful environment I prefer. I love the Afrika inspired modern interior decorating. The MyCiti busroutes are so near. The Ocean is 4 blocks away. Lovely restaurants, malls and ATM's are all around. Definitely a gem in the maize of guest houses. It is an upper class backpackers which does not take away anything from it's guest house status. Not for the noisy party-types.

  • 14th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Ed is a wonderful guest and received us with all the information we needed and a clean and cozy room. This is a quiet place, as explicitly stated everywhere, so don't expect anything like a hostel with people coming and going and noises waking you when you need to rest. I will definetly go back to Cape Town and will definetly stay at Bantry Bay Guesthouse again.

  • 6th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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