The Folly is a fabulous historic home. In one of Cape Town's best preserved Avenues which overlooks the city across the first-built water reservoirs - 'the Molteno' .Great views across the city tothe bay. Easy walktotown or catch a local bus or taxi.
The building was built in Victorian times but had a dramatic facade added in the 1920s which adds a playfully theatrical presence to an otherwise very gracious, historically protected the street. The interiors have been appropriately colorfully decorated and there is a generosity of spirit which pervades the space. There is a plunge pool in the small garden.
Disponible para huéspedes
Breakfast is included in the rate (full English breakfast with fruit, cereal, toast etc as preferred). Guests have access to the kitchen if required although there are very many excellent restaurants in the area. Rooms are serviced every day with linen changes every 3 days. Guests are given a key which gives access to the front security gate and their bedroom.
Atención a los huéspedes
As this is a bed and breakfast, the owner or a housekeeper is generally around to assist with guests needs although as far as possible, we prefer to leave our guests in peace to come and go independently.
Otros aspectos destacables
Cape Town is a very compact city. You can get virtually everywhere important for a vacation visit (like Table Mountain, the beaches tourist venues
Children 8 and over are welcome. The usual common courtesies expected between friends (which is how we regard our clients). We cannot accept pets because we have our own little hounds (sorry). There is a strict 'No Smoking') policy in side the house.
I am a retired hotelier who owned 2 very popular small hotels for 22 years and decided to 'hang up my hat' in 2014 in order to be able to spend time with my son and his small family who live in Berkeley CA. It's been en enjoyable and rewarding career. Before that I taught music education a several local universities for many years. My partner, Louis, and I bought a wonderful historic building in 2013 in one of the first developed suburbs of old Cape Town and I have decided to offer two of the rooms in this gorgeous place to travelers visiting our spectacular city as short-term rental accommodation - clearly it is a matter or being once an inn keeper always an inn keeper! Just could not give up the hosting - loved it too much! We own 3 small sausage dogs which welcome guests with as much gusto as I do myself. Louis still runs our small hotel (An African Villa) near by. Look forward to welcoming you to the tip of Africa!