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Villa Zest Boutique Hotel

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here for 4 nights and we both loved it . This is a lovely place to stay with amazing atmosphere ,great hospitality and friendly and attentive staff . Thank you for your great hospitality .We would definitely come back .

My wife and I stayed here and thoroughly loved our stay. We stayed in the “Barbarella” suite (all rooms have a retro-kitsch theme from early 70s). Lovingly maintained (steps were repainted a gleaming white during our stay). Location is conveniently located near the Waterfront area. But most off all, we were impressed with the service. Lorraine, the owner, was very charming, she introduced us to Lydia, duty manager, who helped us print Tram tickets. Ntombi ran the breakfast room, and she was very friendly and personable. The staff makes you feel quite at home. We have stayed in 5-star hotels all over the world, so we know service (I have been pretty critical in some reviews). This place has charm and great service! Would highly recommend.

We loved it here! The staff was helpful and caring! The place was neat and clean!! Definitely will go back!!! Highly recommend!! It was a little hard to find, but Siri led us to it! Very close to V &A waterfront and plenty of things to do close by!! The breakfast is huge and very yummy!!!

I only stayed for one night as I needed a place to stay after my late flight into Cape Town. This hotel was perfect! I was able to book an airport transfer through the hotel prior to arriving. The driver met me on time on the other side of customs, which was a blessing after nearly 24 hours of travel. The night manager was nice and gave me a full tour of the hotel prior to taking me to my room. The room was super cute, clean, and the bed was perfect. After a great nights rest, I made my way to the foyer area for a wonderful made-to-order breakfast! I did not want to leave, but had to make my way to the next hotel to meet with my group. When I return to Cape Town, this place is definitely on my list!

Our recent stay at the Villa Zest was the highlight of our trip to South Africa. The clever kitschy '70's decor was visually pleasing, but also very comfortable. The location was surprisngly quiet , given the proximity to the harbor and downtown. Most of all, the staff were very welcoming and helpful. Manager Lydia Mwamba and her night manager were able to offer perfect suggestions and practical help as well.

Very attentive staff and took care of every detail. I was mostly out and about but they dealt with all my requests promptly and I would highly recommend. The front desk staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The housekeeping staff were also very attentive to my needs and responded to my requests quickly.

Great place, small boutique hotel with very pleasant staff, always helpful, with nice tips! Nice breakfast and rooms are big. Nice terrasse and swimming pool if you want! Parking spaces if you have a car, which also makes the difference.

Fantastic design, friendly welcoming service, large clean rooms - they simply get everything right here. If you're looking for something central, personal and a step above the norm then stay here. Not my first time, won't be my last.

We stayed at the villa zest for 5 nights whilst we explored Cape Town. The location is very central and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. They remembered the small details and went out of their way to make our stay one to remember. The hotel was lovely and clean and the breakfast offered a good variety. The reception was manned 24/7 and there was an electric gate at the front of the property which made us feel very safe. The small size of the hotel meant the facilities were always available and you got to know the staff well. On numerous occasions the staff went out of their way to help us by organising taxis, recommending and booking restaurants and making our birthdays one to remember! I would recommend this hotel to anyone that wants a boutique hotel in Cape Town. Thank you, Lucy and Nick.

The hotel is decorated nicely and the rooms are beautiful and very clean! The staff is extremely nice and willing to help. The hotel is located close to the waterfront which makes it very convenient! Also this is the perfect place for someone that loves good breakfast!;)

Room options

Deluxe Room (4)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Suite (1 (5))

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room (Deluxe 2 (19))

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room (Deluxe 3 (21))

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

98% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 485 reviews