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The Lions Guest House

49 Kloofnek Road, Tamboerskloof, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa 8001 (Show on map)

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"Staff friendliness, the location and great value for money..."

  • Helen, United Kingdom
  • February 12, 2015
  • Area: Gardens
  • Rooms : 6
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Room Types
The Whale Room - Garden Room
The Rhino Room - Garden Room
The Rhino Room - Garden Room
The Whale Room - Garden Room
The Leopard Room - Main Guest House
The Elephant Room - Main Guest House
The Lion Room - Main Guest House
The Leopard Room - Main Guest House
The Elephant Room - Main Guest House
The Lion Room - Main Guest House
The Buffalo Room - a Private apartment
The Buffalo Room - a Private apartment


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Features of The Lions Guest House

airport transfer


BBQ facilities

bicycle rental

car hire

car park

coffee shop


family room

laundry service

luggage storage

meeting facilities

room service

shared kitchen

shared lounge/TV area


shuttle service

smoking area


Sports and Recreation


golf course (within 3 km)


tennis courts


free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Wi-Fi in public areas


car park

Languages Spoken




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Well-placed in the sightseeing, restaurants, nightlife area of Cape Town city, The Lions Guest House provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. Situated only 1.0 km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. For those of you who want to venture out, Kloofnek Drive, LDV Biking, african Story Tours are just some of the attractions available to visitors.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, The Lions Guest House is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service are just a few of the facilities that set The Lions Guest House apart from other hotels in the city.

Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find internet access – wireless, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating, balcony/terrace. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as golf course (within 3 km), massage, tennis courts, garden to make your stay truly unforgettable. Whatever your reason for visiting Cape Town, the The Lions Guest House is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.
Well-placed in the sightseeing, restaurants, nightlife area of Cape Town city, The Lions Guest House ... see more
Please note that guests are required to provide thier estimated time of arrival upon booking and once you arrive in SA, please inform the property directly.

Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 3-10 year(s)
Must use an extra bed

Guests over 10 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Airport Transfer Fee
200 ZAR

Check-In From
02:00 PM

Check-Out Until
11:00 AM

Distance from City Center
1.0 km

Distance to Airport
25.0 km

Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors

Number of Bars

Number of Floors

Number of Rooms

Reception Open Until
06:00 PM

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Helen T. Couples United Kingdom, February 12, 2015
A great place to stay while visiting cape town

Staff friendliness, the location and great value for money
From before I arrived in Cape Town I received excellent service as I emailed the guest house for them to arrange an airport pick up for me which they did, complimentary. When I arrived I was greeted with friendliness and a lot of help from the duty managers, one even went to the shop to buy me some water as I was very tired from travelling. The Whale room was compact, but clean and comfortable and had a great view of Table Mountain. We liked the fact that there was a guest kitchen we could use, including a washing machine! We were given vouchers for our breakfasts at Arnold's restaurant, which were amazing, and we also went there for dinner! All in all it was a very enjoyable stay at The Lions Guest House.
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Tony D. Solo travelers Australia, November 28, 2014
Tony in CT

Uncomfortable - traffic and other guests very noisy. No tv in room.
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Naoki I. Couples Japan, November 13, 2014
Great guest house owned by super friendly family

Location, breakfast and manegement
We stay there for 9 nights. And it was a pleasant stay. This guest house is centrally located to shops, supermarkets and restaurants. Only 10 minute walk to Long Street. With breakfast, they give you vouchers that you can you in a restaurant/café called Arnold's close to the guest house. Each voucher worth R50 (US$5). If you go over $5, you just pay the difference. And the receptionists were very friendly and helpful. If you come across any problem, just let them know. They fix it straight away.
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Tapas D. Couples Singapore, October 8, 2014
Average B&B - OK for shortstay

1. Exclusive entrace 2. Front desk people are friendly 3. Breakfast voucher
It was a OK B&B. It was good because it had a separate entrance to our unit. Simple basic. We were disappointed to see that the house keeping did not include washing basic washing of a coffee cup or wine glass. We had to do it ourselves for 2 nights. Bathroom basin was too small. We couldn't figure out where to put our toiletry bag.
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Danny B. Solo travelers Ireland, March 6, 2014
A safe haven close to Long Street

Great Breakfast, Good Wi-Fi, Good location.
I stayed for week to watch the Cricket Match involving Australia and South Africa. The Guest House is only 20 minutes walk from the train station and less than 10 minutes from the bars and restaurants on Kloof and Long Streets. I found the area safe to walk around in the evenings. The breakfast down the hill at Arnolds was superb. If I return I might stay in one of the rooms in the floor above as the "Garden view" rooms have a few big steps to negotiate due to it being built on a hill. A bit more attention to cleaning and emptying bins in the room more regularly would bring a further improvement. Good value for money when everything is taken into consideration.
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Mariel S. Groups Argentina, January 29, 2014
Thumbs up for the Lion's Guest House

the location, the breakfast and the owners' and staff, who were open and willing to solve a misunderstanding with our booking making us feel really appreciated and respected as customers.
We had a great time at the Lions Guest House. You really feel at home and the neighbourhood is really nice, quiet and accesible.
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Nathan N. Couples South Africa, January 15, 2014
Excellent experience

This place was a perfect option for us. The security was good, the room (leopard room) was book and the bed was really comfy. They also changed the bedsheets everyday which was nice.
I was a bit hesitant to book us to stay here as the reviews were very general and average. We (girlfriend and I) needed 3 nights accommodation and this place exceeded our expectations! Very reasonably priced and centrally located - plus a stunning view of Table Mountain from our bedroom. We stayed in the Leopard Room. The was a slight glitch/confusion when we 1st arrived as the stand in duty manager wasn't sure which room we were staying in but assured us that we could leave our bags and go out for a couple hours and by the time we returned our room was ready and everything was still there. From that moment on, our experience there was amazing. The room was very big, the on-suite was also very nice and the kitchen was there to use as and when. The only issue with the kitchen was that the other rooms also use it, one of the rooms cooked a massive feast and didn't tidy up but seriously that didn't bother us much. The room had an amazing view of Table Mountain and the back gardens were very well maintained. The house is centrally located and you can reach any of the tourist hotspots with 10-15 minutes. They don't offer food at the actual house but are partnered with a restaurant called Arnold's, which is 10 minutes walk or 1 min drive. People complaining about this really need to think twice about things because seriously its no hardship and the food and service at the restaurant is absolutely amazing plus it is very reasonably priced compared to other restaurants in the area. Overall I would fully recommend The Lions Head and anyway looking for a reasonably priced place with good service, cleanliness, privacy & security shouldn't think twice. We will definitely be staying there again.
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Svein A. Families with older children Norway, January 5, 2014
A budget night with traffic noise

Price and staff
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James H. Couples United Kingdom, January 3, 2014
Understanding owners

View of Table mountain
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Christine B. Families with older children South Africa, December 19, 2013
Comfortable and friendly people

Proximity to the wedding reception:driven to and from the reception:quiet
We had a good time in our short stay. Our hosts were friendly and accommodating.
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What's nearby? / Directions

What's nearby?
  • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
  • Cape Peninsula National Park
  • Long Street
  • Lion’s Head
  • Noon Day Gun
  • South African Jewish Museum
  • South African National Gallery
  • Company Gardens
  • Gardens Centre
  • Cape Town City Bowl
  • Signal Hill
  • V&A Waterfront
  • Cape Town CBD

Customers like this guest house for:
Nearest transport:
  • MyCiti Bus Service Roeland Bus Stop (1.4 Km / 17 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • nightlife
  • restaurants
  • sightseeing
Distance to airport:
  • Cape Town International Airport (18.2 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Attentive staff" , "Clean rooms" , "Quiet"
Top attractions in the area:
  • Long Street (1.1 Km / 14 min walk)
  • Clifton Beach (2.7 Km)
  • Two Oceans Aquarium (2.9 Km)
  • Waterfront Craft Market (3.0 Km)
Note: Distances are measured as a straight line, calculated from a starting point to a destination point.

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