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Sweet Ocean View Guesthouse

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We loved our stay at Sweet Ocean View Guest House. I've been Booking this guest House for one of my bosses for quite a few years now and so there was no doubt that I would stay there as well on my trip to Cape Town. And I will definitely return on my next trip :-)

We were in a top level room that has a balcony that has full view of the ocean. The place is located close to amenities and is tranquil. Loved the high standards of cleanliness. The staff are welcoming and helpful. Will definitely go back.

Our stay at the guesthouse was great! We chose a premium room which is not located on the main property of the guesthouse (which we didn't know). The stay was great! We loved our room and the service and enjoyed the facilities. The only downside was that the location was a little further away from the center then we originally thought. Would stay there again and recommend to a friend.

The physical place was very very nice, and the view from our breakfast table was magnificent, along with the great breakfast. Our experience was brought up another level by receiving exceptional service when we needed it. The staff participated in retrieving my lost smart phone from an Uber. Also we needed a car rental in a hurry and got an excellent referral and reservation from the staff. We can’t compliment the management and staff enough!

We had a great stay at a great guesthouse! We will certainly be returning next summer:) The location of the guesthouse was just perfect as it was just a short walk to the beach and restaurants etc. Thank you!

The Ocean View Guest House provides very nice accommodation in Sea Point. Walking distance to the Sea Point promenade with nice restaurants like "La Perla". Due to the position of the house in a small road without traffic it is really quiet.

Always a good stay! The breakfast is great and the accomodation is beautiful. It is truly great value for money. However there was no mention of the water crisis and the need to save water and be conscious of the water usage which was disappointing.

A pearl of a place to stay för families. Bridget2 deserves a special mention for making our stay so great! The view? Wow. We rated sleep a 3 since the beds were a little more firm than were used to. *****

The Sweetest Guest Houses have an unusual set-up with a series of guest houses spread around residential streets - most of them on narrow, steep hills and not that close together! There is a lack of organisation as there is no real central reception and lots of the staff/managers work between guest houses. I had heard that they have a habit of making guests change rooms/guest houses so I did everything I could to try to prevent this - it didn't work! I was staying for 7 days so I kept asking staff if I could stay in the same room - they kept saying they didn't know and would get back to me! After two nights at the Sweet Olive, I was told I had to move to Sweet Ocean View. No reason was given. I was expected to make my own way between the two guest houses with my luggage - until I pointed out I didn't know where I was going. I was eventually taken there in the tuk tuk that staff use to travel between guest houses. I had finished one group tour and was starting another so was looking forward to relaxing - moving guest houses was an unnecessary inconvenience. I can't fault the rooms and guest houses themselves - these are hidden gems in Cape Town. They are a home away from home. They are clean, safe and the breakfast is plentiful. The guest houses are often used for large groups at the start/finish of large tours, but I'd say they were better-suited for couples or families

A very convenient, location which suits my trips to Cape Town. I will highly recommend the guest house. I'm very glad for this opportunity. Outstanding service and friendly staff adding to the whole pleasant experience. Thank you.

9 Barkly Rd. Sea Point Cape Town Western Cape

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • Rooftop terrace
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
  • Concierge services

Located in Sea Point, Sweet Ocean View Guesthouse is within a few miles (5 km) of popular sights such as Cape Town Stadium and Two Oceans Aquarium. This 4-star guesthouse has 14 guestrooms and offers free self parking, a spa tub, and a rooftop terrace. Table Mountain and Greenmarket Square are also near this Cape Town guesthouse.


For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 11 AM.


The 14 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including balconies or patios, coffee makers, and ceiling fans. Guests can expect WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Safes are also included.

Property features

Sweet Ocean View Guesthouse features a spa tub, a rooftop terrace, and WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 399 per person one way. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free newspapers and a fireplace in the lobby.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 222 reviews