Reviews of Acorn House
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31 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Acorn House and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Acorn House was great - very helpful staff"
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." See all these reviews: 10n in South Africa
"Comfortable and Beautiful B&B"
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!!!" See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia; 8n in South Africa
"Acorn House -outstanding"
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" See all these reviews: 5n in Namibia; 5n in South Africa
"Just what one would expect from a high qualit"
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." See all these reviews: 8n in Botswana; 3n in South Africa; 2n in Zambia
"Peaceful Sanctuary in Cape Town"
Stuart was unfailingly cheerful in the mornings and helpful about making arrangements for activities.
I was very impressed by the immaculate condition of the house, my room, and its tasteful furnishings.
" See all these reviews: 6n in Zambia; 3n in South Africa; 2n in Zimbabwe
"Acorn House review"
The entire staff was completely accommodating. The location and setting are lovely. Carlucci's Market at the end of the street is very convenient." See all these reviews: 6n in Botswana; 6n in South Africa; 2n in Zambia
"The perfect place to stay in Cape Town"
During their time here, Expert Africa organised an Excursion to Robben Island for these travellers. They commented:
We went on a rainy and rough day but still enjoyed our visit. It was a site we felt was important to visit and the tour was well run, with a former prisoner as our guide. It gave us a hint of how the prisoners lived, and reminded us of the importance of their freedom. We missed the view of CapeTown due to weather, but still would recommend a visit.
We also organised an Full day Cape Point and Peninsula Tour, about which they commented:
We had a good day and felt we got acquainted with the area surrounding Cape Town. If we had more time we would have driven ourselves and lingered at places of our choice, however we were short of time so appreciated our excellent guide who showed us areas of Cape Point and provided both historical detail and information on the wildlife and plants. We had a relaxing and informative day, with spectacular views and a walk in the Botanical gardens." See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia; 6n in Botswana; 4n in South Africa; 2n in Zambia
"We loved this place!"
Breakfast was great and plentiful and suggestions of things to do and the best times to go were much appreciated." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia; 6n in South Africa
"Great Stay at Acorn House"
We were a ten minute walk from the Red Line tourist bus across from Mount Nelson Hotel. We rented a car and parked right in front of the house and could route quickly and easlily throughout the city and its environs. We had easy access to the M3 for our drive to Cape Point and the N2 to the Airport. Breakfasts were wonderful with a wide assortment hot and cold.
Our upstairs room "Park" was very comfortable with an outside deck overlooking the city lights and bay, Lion's head to the west and Table Mountain. If we return to Cape Town, we would not consider staying anywhere else." See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana; 4n in South Africa; 2n in Zambia
"Lovely home, great location, top breakfast"
Nice location at the foot of Table Mountain, views of the top from the garden area. We walked right down to V&A waterfront from Acorn House, but it's quite a distance. For an easy evening meal there is a small deli on the corner, where you can order hot meals to eat there or take back to Acorn House where they are very accomodating. We travelled in two 4x4 Toyota Hi-lux vehicles which were parked on the road outside Acorn House at night.
Unfortunately, at some stage during our 4 night stay, both spare wheels were stolen from underneath the vehicles. Of course, this can happen anywhere in Cape Town, or in the world for that matter, so this is not a bad reflection on Acorn House or the Orangezicht area, just something to be aware of. We would definitely stay here again next time and highly recommend this property." See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia; 5n in South Africa; 3n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
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