Avatara Guest House makes for memorable Cape Town holidays

Avatara Guest House

Avatara Guest House is a perfectly located accommodation offering in Green Point, Cape Town, within walking distance to V&A Waterfront and the CBD.

Green Point is actually one of the prestigious neighborhoods of Cape Town. It’s known as the ‘walking’ neighborhood for a reason – many of the City’s popular restaurants and cafes are just meters away from the homes.

One of these homes is Avatara, which was built as an elegant Victorian house in 1881. Featuring high ceilings and polished wooden floors, Avatara Guest House is truly a blend of old grandeur and modern living.

In addition, the owner and staff are notably very friendly and helpful – all their previous guests agree. All this combines to make for a memorable Cape Town holiday.

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Accommodation at Avatara Guest House

Avatara Guest House provides elegant accommodation in five suites. You will find that each suite is spacious and retains beautiful period features of the original house.

However, modern fixtures and furnishings – including tasteful en-suite bathrooms, luxuriant king/queen-size beds with percale linen, flat-screen TV’s, fans, electric blankets for winter, lock up safe, iron & board, Wi-Fi, coffee/tea facilities, microwave, ample international plug points, double glazed windows, a refrigerator, heated towel rails, and large cupboards more make for a memorable stay.

Famed for its spacious comfort and peace, their Deluxe Room is at the very top of the house. The entrance of the room is a small study which leads to a luxurious bathroom and bedroom. Inside the bedroom is a feature Victorian fireplace looking onto a plush king or twin-size bed.

High wooden ceilings and an overhanging ceiling fan give this room grandeur. It leads onto an enclosed balcony which comes with a sleeper couch. The balcony can be used as a small lounge or a third person or child’s bedroom. In the bathroom, you will find a luxuriant corner bath, double basins, a large shower all made for your comfort.

Another popular choice with guests is the Balcony Room. It is a charming space that offers stunning views of Signal Hill and comes furnished with plush soft carpets block out curtains, a Queen-size bed looking up at French chandeliers and a gilded mirror.

Besides a modern bathroom with a shower and heated towel rails, there is a spacious balcony, which is a superb place to relax.

The Super Standard Room is a uniquely-styled suite with Victorian sash windows and comfortable king or twin bed, high wooden ceilings with an overhanging ceiling fan. It has a notable exotic Moroccan feel yet distinctly Cape Town too. This room can accommodate a child on a floor mattress at request. From the bathroom, you enjoy views of Signal Hill.

On the guest house’s ground floor is the Standard Plus Room. It’s a budget ‘grand country-style’ room featuring French doors, a combination of Oregon pine floors, an antique Oak cupboard and desk, all the trimmings and more!

Inside the bedroom is a large king/twin size bed framed by a magical sun mirror with views of Signal Hill. This room can accommodate a child or third person on a sleeper couch on request. In the cozy bathroom, is a shower, basin and toilet.

The Standard Room is another budget room and more or less the amenities in the Standard Plus Room.

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Facilities at Avatara Guest House

Besides the many in-room amenities, there is daily room service as well as laundry services and airport transfers at an additional cost.

They will also gladly assist you with planning your daily travel excursions.

Green Point, Cape Town activities

From your base at Avatara, you can easily explore all that the Mother City and its surroundings have to offer the visitor. We are talking about summiting Table Mountain, scenic drives around the Peninsula, tours, shopping, beach excursions, surfing, wine-tasting among many other things to do.

Reviews from Avatara Guest House guests

“I stayed at Avatara with two friends on a first time trip to SA. I could not have chosen a better place. It’s in a quiet & safe area and the location in Green point is close to the major attractions. The host Cher was pleasant from our initial communications to our stay, giving us much needed tips etc. It does feel like home and I would stay here again,” wrote ginika_0 on their TripAdvisor page.

najennaidoo added; “Avatara is always a favorite for me, centrally located, quiet and I enjoy meeting similar guests looking for the same qualities. Cher is an entertaining and informative host who ensures that all me needs are met and she’s always just a phone call away and the staff are very friendly and attentive. I can highly recommend Avatara and always suggest the same to my business colleagues.”

“Avatara is perfectly located in Green Point, walking distance to V&A Waterfront and town. The owner and staff are very friendly and helpful, it is clean and has a lovely breakfast. We got good advice and service, and loved Cape Town,” said norge2011.

Avatara Guest House is located at 25 Leinster Road and Corner York Road, Green Point, Cape Town. For bookings, call +27 (0) 82 304 4000 or email welcome@avatara.co.za. Alternatively, you can do your bookings online HERE. Here is their location on Google Maps. Also follow them on Facebook HERE.


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