Olaf's Guest House

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Outdoor pool, open 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, open 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, open 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Terrace/patio

Overview of Olaf's Guest House

Olaf's Guest House

4.0 star property
Suburban guesthouse in Sea Point with outdoor pool and bar/lounge

9.2/10 Superb

108 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
The price is $49
Price available on 8/31/2022
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24 Wisbeach Road, Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8005
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Car rentals on site
  • Library
  • Computer station
Feel at home
  • 9 bedrooms
  • Separate dining area
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Sea Point
  • Cape Town Stadium - 7 min drive
  • V&A Waterfront - 9 min drive
  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 10 min drive
  • Cape Town Cruise Terminal - 18 min drive
  • Camps Bay Beach - 11 min drive
  • Table Mountain - 21 min drive
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 27 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 11 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 21 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Olaf's Guest House

Olaf's Guest House offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 400.00 per vehicle one-way. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upscale guest house include a snack bar/deli, a terrace, and a garden. The helpful staff and breakfast get good marks from fellow travelers.

Languages

Afrikaans, English, German, Xhosa

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 5:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Computer station

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car rental
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1937
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool

Accessibility

  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Languages

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • German
  • Xhosa

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 54-cm LED TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding
  • Select Comfort mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate dining area

Freshen up

  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspapers
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 150 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 400.00 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)
  • Late check-in between 7:00 PM and 1:00 AM can be arranged for an extra charge of ZAR 450.00

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).

Policies

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

State tax ID - 4410228466

Also known as

Olaf's Cape Town
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Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

9.2

Superb

9.4/10

Cleanliness

9.5/10

Staff & service

10.0/10

Amenities

9.0/10

Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

I absolutely loved everything about Olaf's Guest House. From the moment I arrived and was greeted by the warm & welcoming staff I knew I was in for a wonderful stay. My room was spacious and bright with excellent bedding, nice toiletries, fruit basket and wooden(not plastic) hangers. The room and air conditioning was whisper quiet...you awoke to birdsong. The breakfast is the BEST I have ever had in any guest house that I have stayed in. Olaf's is ideally located just sets away from the seafront and near numerous restaurants and shops. Do not hesitate for a moment to book this special place. Enjoy!
ROB, 7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Perfect location; outstanding property; fabulous breakfasts; comfortable room; wonderful hosts.
Susan, 6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent stay
Excellent, wish I had found this guesthouse many years ago
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely, relaxing stay despite tiny niggles
A lovely relaxing stay in a surprisingly quiet part of bustling Sea Point. Friendly staff, lovely breakfast, safe and secure. Only a couple of minor quibbles: during the day there seemed to be a lot of shouting between management and lower-ranked staff. I don't know who was the perpetrator, but it was uncomfortable to hear. The bed was very comfortable, but the wooden headboard was set c.2–3 inches away from the wall, meaning that the slightest movement caused loud banging on the wall. Easily fixed by stuffing a cushion between wall and headboard, but something of an oversight. Despite these two issues, I'll still give Olaf's five stars because it was such a lovely stay overall.
Stephen, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely place in Cape Town SeaPoint area
A very comfortable and friendly guesthouse in a quiet area close to the sea. I am a 64 year old woman traveling alone wanting to see Cape Town. This was a perfect place for my taste, not being interested in the night life scene. It is close enough to the city center to take a reasonable taxi ride if wanted but far from the noise. Accommodations were very cleaning aesthetic, excellent breakfast and an area to pick up munchies (on the honor system) at night.
Ellen, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great service
You would be hard pressed to find a place that offers its guests more personable service.
Tracy, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

good location, easy access to nearby restaurants.
very helpful staff. good breakfast. Car drivers be sure to park on correct side of road otherwise you are likely to get a parking fine.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great location; helpful and courteous staff.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Olaf's guesthouse
I'd arranged a late arrival and had a warm welcome even though it was 11pm. The room was large and comfortable and the whole building had a welcoming atmosphere. I was on my own and never felt awkward in the house and felt safe in the area. The breakfast was excellent and in the summer could be eaten on the terrace, which was pleasant to sit on after breakfast when it was in full winter sun. I left early in the morning and breakfast was left in the fridge for me. I have already recommended Olaf's to friends in Cape Town who don't have a spare room for visitors.
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10/10 Exceptional

Pleasant guest house near sea front & shops
Thoroughly enjoyed staying 1 week at this Guest House. Owner and staff looked after our every need. Lots to do in and around Cape Town - vineyards, Cape Peninsula, Kirstenbosch Gardens, Chapman's Peak - all stunning scenery. We found this guest house a friendly and pleasant base for our holiday activities.
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