“Allen & Ingrid were such gracious and accommodating hosts! I stayed at their lovely home for a full month and explored so much that Cape Town has to offer. Allen & Ingrid were very responsive in communication and made sure I had everything I needed for a comfortable stay. I would definitely recommend this location & this swap.”
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“We loved the location of Ingrid´s property and the views from the balcony were amazing. The apartment had everything we needed. Communications from Ingrid were excellent.”
“The property is situated 10-12kms away from the centre of Cape Town but lovely views of Table Mountain and the sea. The area has something to offer for everyone but you will need a car and sat nav as the roads are a bit tricky if you don't know them. We heard from the hosts before the trip briefly and getting the keys maybe could have been a little easier ie off someone at the building as we first had to find the keys with key holder miles away and then with the aid of a battered map we had to find the apartment in an area we didn't know. I suppose this would have been ok with sat nav but we did not have it nor were we able to get reception on our phones. The apartment is comfortable and that's all I will say as I do not like to criticize somebody's place. Thank you Allen and Ingrid.”
“We appreciated Alan and Ingrid's spacious home, which was in a wonderful location. Ingrid did warn us ahead of time that the painters were in and there was scaffolding up around the building, so when we arrived it was easy to find along the seafront. It would be a good idea for them to put a photo of the newly decorated block of flats as soon as possible. We did not need the TV, and would have been lost trying to work it, but there were much more exciting things to do in this amazing place. We look forward to visiting again! Thank you for allowing us to share your great, traditional place. Ann and Frank”
“The owners were very kind leaving us access to tea coffee etc etc and if you are a larger family (we are just two people) this would be a better property. View is great. Cleaner was lovely but the apartment is very dated and worn. If you had wanted to use the terrace you wouldn't bother. No tv working whilst we were there. Builders banging from early morning which we were not told about. Sad because we had offered and paid an extra night in good faith as a short booking to allow the cleaner to come in after only 4 days Not our finest trip. Only one so far which has disappointed. Sorry. Hope this feedback helps to sort out any problems. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Host response: Yes, to be honest we have had a problem with the building being renovated. We have had scaffolding against our building and the body corporate unfortunately told us it would be three months, and it has taken a lot longer. We anticipated that the scaffolding would be down and the builders finished by the time our guests arrived. This unfortunately did not happen and for that we apologise. It was however unavoidable. Stella’s complaints about the apartment being “dated” we feel is unfair. Our apartment is not a hotel, which has to be updated and modernised regularly. Rather, it is a well loved home with every convenience in a superb position of Cape Town with spectacular uninterrupted views. We have had dozens of visitors from all over the world stay at our home, and have had nothing but great reviews. In fact three couples have returned to visit us again. The photographs on the website are exactly what the flat is like, so there is no misrepresentation at all. Although not modern, it is certainly comfortable and well equipped.”
“The apartment is very nice, the location is great and the view over the ocean and Table Mountain is awesome. It was very easy to communicate with Allen & Ingrid. To sum up we had a great experience in Cape Town!”
“Great location next to the beach with a wonderful view of Table Mountain. Hosts were very thoughtful and we were able to use all their facilities - they even offered us to use their beers and wine they left there...”
“We are so grateful to Ingrid and Allen for swapping their lovely flat with Casa Tagomago. Our week in Cape Town at their flat was the icing on the cake of a wonderful visit to South Africa. The flat is very well situated with wonderful views over the city and Table mountain. Shops and general amenities are within walking distance and the bus service into the city was so useful, many thanks to Ingrid for the bus cards she left us. Our only regret is that we haven't had a chance to meet our friendly hosts. Maybe another time!”
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