Ambiente Guest House

Cape Town

Rooms: 4: 3 king suites, all with en-suite bath and shower; and 1 double room with walk-in shower. Separate toilets in all bathrooms.

Prices: R730 - R1,270 pp sharing.
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Meals: Full breakfast included.

Directions: Take the N1 or N2 to Cape Town and follow signs to Cableway/Camps Bay. Remain on M62, Camps Bay Drive, with the 12 Apostles to your left and Camps Bay down to your right. Turn Left into Ravensteyn Ave then first right into Hely Hutchinson Ave. Ambiente is number 58.

GPS: S: 33° 57’ 32’’ / E: 18° 23’ 17’’

Marion Baden and Peter Forsthövel
58 Hely Hutchinson Ave, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape

Tel: (0)21-438-4060; +49 (0) 40 60-94-26-42
Cell: (0)72-460-1953
Fax: (0)86-670-5975
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Marion and Peter's affair with Ambiente Guest House began with a holiday. An initial joke to buy from the previous owners became a reality that ended in signatures on more than one dotted line: they not only bought the place, but also got married here. Many years later and they're still going strong. So what does Ambiente have to sustain such marital harmony? A base of sturdy functionality is hidden beneath a layer of exciting features and continual surprises. Original native masks, chairs and colour schemes are fused with a Mediterranean feel to produce an effect of African-themed modernity. Choose from beds suspended by chains or with wavy topless posts. Immerse yourself in the big luxurious bathrooms where showers are powerful, sinks are exciting (trust me, sinks can be exciting, you'll see) and baths cry out for a glass of champagne. Amidst these mirror-filled havens things aren't always what they seem. Is that an African spear disguised as a towel rail? A boulder in the shower? This place has playful passion. It has the drama of half the mountain in the breakfast room, the shock of sand beneath your feet in the loo. If that's not enough to keep you amused, the views of mountain and ocean will make you gawp, the pool and garden will refresh and the paintings, if you look long and hard enough, will make you blush. German tel number +49 (0) 40 60-94-26-42 goes straight through to SA, but charged at local rate.

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Ambiente Guest House