A Travel Review written by me in March 2013...
March was a lovely month for us. It was packed with weddings and the events that the weddings bring with it, in our family. Mid-March was the Family Wedding in Cape Town and since we had not been there in almost 6 years, I did not want to pass up on the opportunity!
Before booking a flight, you need to make sure you can get Accommodation and my hubby showed me a website that gives good deals : Agoda.
We managed to get a great deal for the weekend that we wanted at a Bed and Breakfast in Gardens, Cape Town and this it :
The Lions Guest House is situated on the main, busy Kloofnek Road in an area where Restaurants and Coffee Shops are abundant. The area also seemed to attract tourists to stay there since it is quite close to Table Mountain, The Lions Head (Mountain), Camps Bay as well as the V & A Waterfront.
Upon entering the almost unrecognizable Guest House, we were greeted by the Owner, Antony Maltz, and showed to our bedroom. Our Bedroom was the one that had the Leopard on our door. The Lions Guest House was clean all throughout and boasted a relaxing environment. There was a spacious Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen and even a wonderful Garden area in the back that receives WiFi.
We walked in to our Bedroom and the first thing that caught my eye was a beautiful view of Table Mountain. Waking up to a view of Table Mountain outside your bedroom window, now isn't that a lovely stay already?!
The en-suite room was clean with a freshly made bed that had our bath towels folded on it and little sweets for each of us.
The Guest House was centrally located, so we could walk to the restaurants and even the restaurant where our Breakfast was provided since they gave us vouchers for Breakfast (included in our rate for a Bed and Breakfast). Unfortunately the eating place that they were affiliated with for us to have breakfast each day, Arnolds Restaurant, was not as clean and we encountered a few problems regarding pests with them. The staff at The Lions Guest House were extremely apologetic and rectified the problem by allowing us to eat elsewhere and reimbursing us so that as per what we paid for, A Bed and Breakfast, we could enjoy. The place that we chose on our third and last day there for Breakfast, was a bakery smelling restaurant called Knead. The food was delicious and the place was clean!
Another thing worth mentioning is the beautiful artwork throughout the Guest House. As seen in these pictures, these were the two that were in our room. The art was painted by none other than Sybil Maltz, the other Owner of The Lions Guest House.