Reviews of Acorn House
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Superb Accommodation and Service
Our stay at Acorn House exceeded our expectations and although we expected a small room ( the literature says this ) we were given a bungalow with extra space and a lounge area. It was really comfortable and quite luxurious.
We only had a few days in Cape Town so we had to limit our trips but two we wanted to do were visiting Cape Point and going up Table Mountain. Stewart at Acorn House helped us with a trip to Cape Point at really short notice because the weather seemed good down there and it proved to be a superb trip. We managed to go up Table Mountain when the "tablecloth" cleared and dashed up there immediately after breakfast . Acorn House tried to get us on line tickets but they were sold out however we made it up there early and the queue was only 35 minutes ! Great. You should have seen the queue on our way back down at least 3 hours waiting time for the cable car. We walked back from the cable car station to Acorn House and this was a really pleasant walk. The coffee shop/café ( Carlucci`s ) at the end of the road almost opposite Acorn House is really good by the way.
Nelson`s Eye restaurant is within walking distance and excellent for steaks but we found the service a bit lacking. Still a good meal however.
I had arranged with Acorn House to meet us at the airport and this worked like clockwork.
All told we absolutely loved Acorn House and would not hesitate in recommending this to other travellers and if we ever return to Cape Town would certainly stay there again.
Acorn House-Couldn't have been better!
We can't say enough about our stay at Acorn House. We were so graciously received. Stewart gave us excellent advice, which enabled us to make the best use of the time we had in Capetown It was most enjoyable.Read more about the whole trip
Your home away from home in Cape Town
No detail is too small for the staff at Acorn House...Everything is done to make your stay wonderful, from day trip ideas to restaurant reservations to knowing your favorite breakfast to the small touches in your room....the list goes on.
We especially loved the quiet neighborhood, yet you are five minutes from downtown. I can't imagine that there is a better place to stay in Cape Town.
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Delightful guest house in a wonderful position, directly under Table Mountain. The staff and service were first class.Read more about the whole trip
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The Acorn House is a older B and B located near the base of Table top Mountain. Anyone wanting to be near the main tourist areas like V and A Waterfront may want to think about a closer location.
The service was wonderful and the staff very nice. The only negative was the beds were very uncomfortable, too hard with no mattress pad.
Whilst in Cape Town, we organised for them a private half-day City Tour, and a private tour to Cape Point and the Peninsula.
Loved the Cape Town city tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and were impressed with everything we saw. Loved the museum.
The Cape Point tour was the highlight of our visit to Cape Town. Then coast was very dramatic and the point beautiful. Our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable.
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Delightful facility with wonderful staff, great food very good location. The only service we used was dining reference which was excellent.
Little taxi problem which I attended to (long way to wrong destination, not an Acorn problem). They had good wine at reasonable price in house by bottle.
Acorn House was great - very helpful staff
It was like having our own concierge - the staff were really great at helping us plan our time in Capetown, book restaurants for us, ring the hire car company when we had a problem etc.
The only downside was that it was a little way to the nearest restaurants - so while we could walk there, we had to take a taxi back when it was dark. Lovely area though.
Room was lovely although no air con and was the room got pretty hot when the weather was nice.
Comfortable and Beautiful B&B
This is a really beautiful and comfortable B&B. On our arrival we had an awkward experience. We were met at the door with an awkward silence. After greeting the person we told her that we had a reservation. Her response was a flat "hmmph" and walked away. Only after she came back did she welcome us. Then someone else took over and we were taken to our room.
The room was comfortable and very nice. We had a balcony with a beautiful view overlooking the bay. Later on someone else sat down with us to give us a brief overlook of Cape Town and suggestions for restaurants. The staff in general was very friendly and helpful. We had breakfast by the pool (gorgeous setting). Breakfast was excellent!!!
Acorn House -outstanding
Staff welcoming and very helpful
We decided to eat in and they laid a table and heated food we had bought in the local deli
spotless rooms and well appointed
Breakfast lived up to its high reputation
Just what one would expect from a high qualit
An excellent b&b with all the luxuries you need, a very accommodating host and staff, excellent breakfast and very helpful in making reservations including travel arrangements.
Its location at the base of Table Mountain, out of the hubub of the city, is to be recomended for those that like to avoid its noise and activities. It's easy enough to go to the center by cab.
It is interesting to note that the "tents", or more like private cottages, of the Botswana Camps were even more luxurious.