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Acorn Guest House

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- Homely Guesthouse
- Affordable
- Pool and Gardens
- Neighbourhood location

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Acorn Guest house is a relaxed, affordable, nicely presented and welcoming guesthouse in a lovely location in the Oranjezicht and Gardens neighbourhood. It is our favoured option for those on a budget in Cape Town.

There are 9 rooms in total. It is important to note that Acorn is a well presented guesthouse rather than a boutique hotel. The overall style is traditional and homely, but certainly not chintzy. One of the best features of Acorn Guesthouse is the swimming pool and garden area – the perfect space to relax after a long flight or day exploring the City. There are pleasant views over the city from some parts of the property.

There is a restaurant / deli on the corner over the road from Acorn otherwise it is only a short 5 minute drive from Kloof Street, which offers a range of relaxed neighbourhood dining options.

From the enticingly presented drinks cabinet to the complimentary Nespresso and relaxed pool area, the overall impression at Acorn Guest House is of a warm welcome designed to make you feel at home.

Families: Acorn Guest House is a fantastic option for responsible families. Children of any age are welcome. There are two family rooms, the suite and the cottage. The suite has a double bed and sofa bed in two rooms plus a small terrace (sleeping up to a family of four with two younger children). The cottage offers more privacy and benefits from a larger terrace. Families larger than four will need to take adjoining rooms. Staff are extremely accommodating if you want to enjoy a take-out meal on the terrace or in the dining room. Acorn Guesthouse is suitable for responsible families, but it is not a family specific accommodation, there is a quiet ambience and the pool is not guarded or fenced off.

In Detail:

- 7 doubles (twin possible), 1 small single, family suite and cottage

- All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with showers over the bath

- Fans & free-standing heaters in rooms (no air-conditioning)

- Outdoor swimming pool (not heated)

- No restaurant or bar – self-service drinks cabinet in the lounge

- Free tea and coffee (nespresso)

- Free wifi

- Parking on street (free of charge)

- Families

- Baby sitter available (extra charge)

- Entire property is non-smoking

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