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We spent 4 nights at Room with a View on a recent visit to Somerset West. We can highly recommend it. First, the name is spot on. It has some of the most stunning vistas that we have ever seen, and breakfast is served in a way that you can start the day looking out over hundreds of kilometers of sea, town and mountains. The rooms are comfortable and the hosts are lovely. We highly recommend it.


An exceptional B&B in every respect; and the perfect Somerset West base for us as guests from the UK at a family wedding. Wonderfully kind, courteous, helpful and friendly hosts and staff, who genuinely set a premium on making our stay as comfortable, relaxed and pleasant as possible. A quiet hill top location, with secure car parking. Tastefully decorated and well furnished rooms, with well equipped kitchen area and bathroom and comfortable chairs. Plentiful wardrobe space. Very cosy beds and lovely bed linen. Spotlessly clean, with a plentiful supply of towels, changed daily. Delicious, freshly prepared breakfasts, elegantly presented in a dining area enjoying panoramic views of the sea and mountains. Very comfortable lounge area for guests, again offering stunning views and a peaceful place to read and relax. We recommend this B&B wholeheartedly and unreservedly, and very much hope that a return visit will be possible.


Everything was perfect; excellent location (and view)! Tastefully decorated, clean and well maintained. Friendly and great service with tasty breakfast. Easy access to airport and local destinations. Highly recommended!


What a friendly and welcoming guest house this is. The room was light, airy, with superb views from every window. The standard of cleanliness was very high. We have stayed at many guest houses over the years and this one is very much up there with the best. Danie and Hanli were warm and friendly hosts and Danie's breakfasts were extremely enjoyable.


Wunderschöne Aussicht, sehr guter Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge, sehr angenehme familiäre Atmosphäre, super Frühstück mit verschiedenen Terrassen, geschütztes Pool. Wir würden unseren Urlaub jederzeit wieder im Room with View verbringen.

Wolfgang S

I have traveled all over the world and stayed in some very nice places but the view from this guest house is one of kind. The owners are very nice and look after you well but still give you your own space. Although it is a guest house with other rooms the way it is designed it feels like your room is the only room. The breakfast is quality and the view as mentioned is just amazing. They have quality red and white wine here which you can purchase from them, both of which are at a good standard as you would expect from this region. We traveled from here for 90 minutes to an area for whale watching. We traveled via the country on the way down and the coast on the way back which has penguins you can visit on part of the coast.

John F

Dear Hanli and Danie,

How lovely to find your email awaiting at home in sunny, though chilly and showery York. Although the view from my home across the Roman walls of York is beautiful, it hardly compares to the panorama you and your guests enjoy. Thank you so very very much for making our stay so comfortable and relaxed. We hardly think we warrant being called "star guests", but we are certain you more than deserve the accolade "star hosts".

With thanks and kindest regards.

Patricia and Valerie

“Room With A View is an excellent description of this fine guest house. The view is spectacular, overlooking Somerset West, the Strand and Gordon's Bay with Table Mountain in the distance. After a warm welcome by Hanli and a welcome fruit juice, we we shown to our room - spacious, well laid out with satellite tv, air-conditioned, a small kitchen, and a bathroom with dual basins, big bath and a shower - all immaculately prepared, and what a view! The pool is sparkling clean and inviting, and one can easily spend the day here. Parking is secure and there is enough space for a number of cars. Each room key has a remote for the gate, so there is no need to disturb anyone to gain access to your room. There are a number of restaurants nearby, and down the road is an excellent pizzeria offering take out pizzas. Breakfast in our case was continental, with fresh bread and fruit, served on the veranda, with the vista of False Bay as back drop. After breakfast we spent some time chatting with our hosts, sharing tales about traveling in Africa, and all the destinations closer to Somerset West. We arrived as guests, but left as friends. We will definitely be back.”

Phillip - 10 March 2016

Hallo dear Hanli and Danie, thank you very much for writing us. Wie had a wonderful time at "Room with a View" and especially you. May be it's possible to see you again. Naturally we will give you an excellent review on tripadvisor. Kindest regards.

Irmi, Rudi, Ilona and Rolf

Hello. Have just written a review for your lovely place. Couldnt praise it enough. We are now at Camp Bay at a dreadful hotel. It is right next to a building site. A crane came in at 6 oclock this morning. They then started to lay concrete. The workmen are right by our balcony almost touching distance. We have moved our flight forward a week as Bill's Sister back in England has cancer and is very poorly. We leave on Sunday. It will be a relief to get away from all the noise. The hotel owner will not refund the money for our second weeks stay even though we are leaving on compassionate grounds. We have now seen the two sides of the hotel trade nice and nasty. We will keep the nice in mind and you when we get home. Lovely to meet such a great couple. God Bless

Pam & Bill