The Lions Guest House
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The Lions Guest House

49 Kloofnek Road, Tamboerskloof, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001
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    The Lions Guest House Reviews

    8.6
    Excellent
    /10
    (63 reviews)See what guests said
    9.0
    Exceptional service

    Things you’ll love about The Lions Guest House

    Things you'll love

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Cape Town

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Garden

    Excellent
    Location
    8.9
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    Excellent location - 670 meters from city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Popular
    Nearby
  • South African Jewish Museum960 m
  • District 6 Museum1.77 km
  • Clifton Beach2.75 km
  • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront3.3 km
  • Table Mountain3.98 km
  • Old Biscuit Mill4.56 km
  • Heart of Cape Town Museum5.43 km
  • Bloubergstrand15.38 km
  • Boulders Beach29.77 km
  • Cape Point & the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve34.81 km
  • Value for money8.6
    Distance to city center1.0 km
    Location rating8.9
    Nearest airportCape Town International Airport (CPT)
    Distance to airport18.1 km

    Rooms available at The Lions Guest House

    8.1
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    1 Bedroom Apartment
    1 Bedroom Apartment
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 1 double bed
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    Garden Room
    Garden Room
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    The Leopard Double Room
    The Leopard Double Room
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 1 queen bed
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    The Lion Family Room
    The Lion Family Room
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 king bed or 1 double bed
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    Garden Double Room
    Garden Double Room
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    The Elephant Suite
    The Elephant Suite
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed
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    Double Room 1
    Double Room 1
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe Room
    Deluxe Room
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      Basic Apartment
      Basic Apartment
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        Agoda Reviews (63)Booking.com Reviews (332)
        8.6
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        10
        Cleanliness8.8
        Facilities8.3
        Location8.9
        Room comfort and quality8.1
        Service9.0
        Value for money8.6
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Adam from Germany
        Solo traveler
        The Elephant Suite
        Stayed 5 nights in December 2018

        Great location, nice people and nice garden”

        I enjoyed my 4 nights at the Lions Guest House a lot! Very nice guesthouse in top location near the Table Mountain and Signal Hill, but also just 200 meters away from the great bar "Power and Glory" and with many restaurants within walking distance. My room was a little noisy due to the busy road in front of the house - but the Advantage to be close to everything clearly outweigh this. In addition, there is a nice and quiet garden in the backyard whith a beautiful Table Mountain view. Staff was very nice and helpful too! I would love to come back soon!

        Reviewed December 17, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Simon from South Africa
        Couple
        Garden Room
        Stayed 1 night in September 2018

        Excellent staff with communication ”

        It's a place to be with no noise and excellent room setup

        Reviewed September 17, 2018
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Jessica from Canada
        Couple
        The Leopard Double Room
        Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

        Wonderful location to stay”

        The Lions in Cape Town is a wonderful little guesthouse in a great part of Cape Town. The leopard room had a private bathroom with toiletries provided and a good shower. There was a small tv, as well as a mini-fridge, and a safe to store all our valuables. The bed was comfortable and we slept well. The wifi was good as well. The area is quite nice and the owners outlined to us the areas that were safe to walk in at night. It was only a 5 minute uber ride to the Table Mountain cableway, and Bree and Kloof Street are a short walk away. Breakfast is not included in the price but can be purchased for 120 ZAR a day and is worth it - a delicious fruit plate and an egg dish, along with coffee and juice.

        Reviewed May 10, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Muzna from South Africa
        Solo traveler
        Garden Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in April 2018

        Service Excellence beyond expectations”

        I’ve never experienced a more welcomed stay, thank you so much. Place itself is spotless and inviting, I definitely felt at home. I had a pleasant stay – much better than I ever expected. Will definitely be rating this establishment quite generously. Thank you again Lions guest house, specifically Mufaro and Antony, will definitely look up Lions Guest House whenever im in town again, and will refer to friends and family. Well done Lion's guest House!, very few establishments I’ve been to can compare to your level of service!

        Reviewed April 12, 2018
        4.8
        Merja from Finland
        Couple
        Garden Room
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

        Would’n recommend”

        Traffic noise, smallest bathroom ever, confused interior

        Reviewed January 20, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Emma from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Garden Double Room
        Stayed 4 nights in June 2017

        Amazing stay”

        Cannot fault this amazing guesthouse, staff so friendly and helpful, amazing breakfasts every morning and clean rooms daily. Cannot recommend enough!!! Thanks so much!

        Reviewed July 02, 2017

        Emma, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. It is always heartwarming to hear that our guests experiences were positive. We hope you enjoyed your trip to South Africa.

        Responded July 12, 2017
        The Lions Guest House
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Daniel from United States
        Group
        1 Bedroom Apartment
        Stayed 4 nights in April 2017

        Exceptional”

        The staff here are very friendly! I would totally recommend the breakfasts, Marrietta is trained in French cooking. The house is very beautiful and is centrally located with easy access to the CBD, V&A Waterfront, Signal Hill and Table Mountain. There are also great cafes and restaurants in this area. The backyard is a great place to chill out. They are working on upgrading the front yard and main gate.

        Reviewed April 18, 2017
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Rebecca from Germany
        Solo traveler
        The Leopard Double Room
        Stayed 5 nights in March 2017

        Exceptional”

        Perfect accommodation for acity trip. Outstanding staff, very helpful and accommodating every wish you have.

        Reviewed March 16, 2017
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Sarah from United Kingdom
        Couple
        The Lion Family Room
        Stayed 3 nights in February 2017

        Great B&B with lovely staff.”

        The Lions is in a good location - close (5 min walk) to some excellent restaurants & bars on Kloof St. And easy walk into CBD & Bo Kaap/ De Waterkant. Bit of an uphill pull coming back but true of most hotels in Tamberskloof. We were in the Lion room which was pleasingly decorated and very, clean, comfortable & spacious. The bathroom was also clean & a decent size. Where the Lions excelled was the staff. They couldn't have been more welcoming or generous but we're not intrusive either. Breakfast was served whatever time we liked & was absolutely excellent. The most delicious fruit, beautifully presented and then whatever we wanted cooked for us or we could help ourselves to toast, jams, cereals & yoghurt. We would definitely stay again. Also the wifi is great!

        Reviewed February 11, 2017
        8.8
        Excellent
        Stephane from France
        Couple
        Garden Double Room
        Stayed 9 nights in December 2016

        Charming guest house and amazing staff”

        Very nice guest house with an attentive and dedicated staff. Mariette and her colleagues made all the efforts to make our stay unforgettable ! The house is just next to Kloof, a vibrant street full of nice restaurants, and Table Mountain / Lion Head ! Perfect for nature lovers, hikers and rock climbers willing to have the best of 2 worlds. Highly recommended

        Reviewed December 12, 2016
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Catherine from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Garden Double Room
        Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

        Lovely people and amazing breakfast ”

        The service and hospitality at the lions was excellent. It's in a great location for kloof street restaurants, table mountain and lion's head. We kept changing our booking dates but they were flexible and accommodating throughout, so our stay was very relaxing. The breakfast was truly delicious - I'd recommend it even in an area where there are great places to eat out.

        Reviewed November 07, 2016
        8.8
        Excellent
        Willie from Netherlands
        Family with teens
        1 Bedroom Apartment
        Stayed 6 nights in March 2016

        Good place to stay ”

        Clean nice comfy bed place, super friendly people .

        Reviewed April 05, 2016
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Anja from South Africa
        Couple
        The Elephant Suite
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

        Weekend Away”

        Location, Quiet, Peaceful

        The Guest House was in a really nice location to Kloof and we could easily walk down to a lot of restaurants as well as down to Long Street. The place is very quiet and peaceful and even though it is next to a busy road, we never heard any cars or noise. The house is very nice and the bathroom was also very nice. A proper big shower and a big bed.

        Reviewed January 04, 2016
        8.0
        Excellent
        Vanessa from Belgium
        Solo traveler
        1 Bedroom Apartment
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

        Nice place”

        Comfort of the bed, cleanliness, friendly staff

        Had a 2night stay here, location is okay, close to table mountain. The appartment is to be recommended. Friendly staff

        Reviewed December 01, 2015
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Helen from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Stayed 5 nights in February 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.

        Reviewed February 15, 2015
        4.0
        Tony from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2014

        Tony in CT”

        Staff

        Uncomfortable - traffic and other guests very noisy. No tv in room.

        Reviewed December 01, 2014
        7.7
        Very good
        Naoki from Japan
        Couple
        Stayed 9 nights in November 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.

        Reviewed November 19, 2014
        6.3
        Good
        Tapas from Singapore
        Couple
        Stayed 3 nights in October 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.

        Reviewed November 06, 2014
        8.0
        Excellent
        Chris from South Africa
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

        Great Location”

        Location, clean, value for money

        Located in a great area. Many good restaurants and shops nearby. Nice clean rooms.

        Reviewed August 23, 2014
        7.7
        Very good
        Danny from Ireland
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 7 nights in February 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.

        Reviewed March 10, 2014
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