Excellent 8.9
Based on 8 reviews

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About Esperanza Guest House


Built in 1903, Esperanza Guest House is a distinct addition to Cape Town and a smart choice for travelers. Only 2 Km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Esperanza Guest House offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, express check-in/check-out, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, heating, telephone. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as hot tub, outdoor pool, pool (kids) to make your stay truly unforgettable. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Esperanza Guest House the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Cape Town.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park
  • Shuttle service

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Laundry service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Swimming pool [kids]


  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-12 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 250 ZAR
Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 0 ZAR
Check-In From: 09:00 AM
Check-Out Until: 11:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 2 Km
Distance to Airport: 19.5 km
Internet Usage Fee: 0 ZAR
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Rooms : 6
Parking Fee (per day): 0 ZAR
Reception Open Until: 05:00 PM
Room Voltage: 230
Time to Airport (Minutes): 17
Year Hotel Built: 1903
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2013
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based on 8 reviews
  • Cleanliness 9.8
  • Location 8.8
  • Room Comfort/Standard 9.0
  • Service 9.3
  • Value for money 8.3
  • Food/Dining 8.3
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Kathy from United States
Family with teens
Room 6
Stayed 1 night in December 2015
Beautiful old mansion!
The high ceilings and antique furniture, the comfortable front porch with view, the large shower.
We stayed at Esperanza on New Year's Eve and took an Uber to get to the V & A Waterfront for the New Year's Eve bash. The house is built with high ceilings, trimmed with solid wood and brass decor, and furnished with beautiful antiques. Our host ensured that everything was unloaded from our rental car to be safely stowed in the walled compound. The view of downtown Cape Town from the terrace is gorgeous. There's a hot tub in the front yard, but we didn't have time to go in. Breakfast is served at a large table and cooked to order.
Reviewed January 17, 2016

Wai from Hong Kong
Room 5
Stayed 1 night in February 2015
Good Place to Stay
Environment, Staff, Freling
The guest house has classic decoration that makes you feel warm and easy. The headroom of the room is high and the environment is memorable.
Reviewed April 05, 2015

zareena from South Africa
Family with young children
Room 1
Stayed 1 night in October 2014
Excellent service, splendid view..
Staff, view, location
Reviewed October 25, 2014

Jonas from Germany
Family with young children
Room 5
Stayed 2 nights in October 2013
Convenient place, nice building, nice room
easy access to city,
Marc is an easy-going host who is accessible but doesnt bother you. Room 5 was big, free standing bath tub in the bathroom and exttra shower. If you make an effort to look out of your window past the compund wall you can see table mountain right there. easy walking distance through the parks to the city. No separate car parking but you can park in front of the house. Big, comfy bed Communal breakfast at the big table. Well stocked beverage fridge with an honesty box, in case the Cape's strange alcohol laws left you stranded without a drink. good place. Majority of guests seemed to be German
Reviewed November 02, 2013

Maria from South Africa
Room 3
Stayed 1 night in February 2013
Charming old house with homely atmosphere
great breakfast, good location
This was an uncomplicated stay in a charming old house overlooking the City bowl, will stay there again.
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Belinda from South Africa
Business traveler
Room 1
Stayed 5 nights in January 2013
Beautiful old house with huge room
Comfortable stay with very helpful assistance staff
the guest house is in a lovely 110 year old house and is fairly centrally located. the room was very big and comfortable. the "service" staff were very friendly and very good at their tasks. unfortantely the room (1) did not have a shower and no staletite television. there was one satalite sport channel but the signal was generally bad and the sound was off so that didn't really count. also, the main door of the guest house has a tricky lock and i got locked outside twice. the first time i could reach the owner on his cell phone but the second time had me waiting outside for half and hour after half past ten at night. the owner could not be reached on his cellphone or landline. luckily other guests arrived later and they let me in. when i spoke to the guest house owner about it the next morning he wasn't very appologetic and gave the impression that i must just not have tried hard enough. as far as i was oncerned i had tried everything to get in. there also isn't secure parking for your car. upon arrival the owner very casually tells me that i mustn't leave anything in the car because they won't steal the car but they will smash the window to get things out the car. i know this happens in sa but it seemed like quite a common occurance as their was still glass lying in the road as evidence that it had happened recently. it was nice enough stay but i was dissapointed
Reviewed February 04, 2013

CAGATAY from Turkey
Solo traveler
Room 2
Stayed 2 nights in March 2011
not expensive but good location, safe, wonderful breakfast, smiling people...
Reviewed April 05, 2011

Jens from Germany
Solo traveler
Room 3
Stayed 4 nights in November 2014
sehr gut
Ein Gefühl wie tu Hause
Sehr gemütlich und ein entspanntes Heimkommen
Reviewed November 25, 2014


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