Elegant luxury in False Bay at St James Guesthouses

St James Guesthouse accommodation Cape Town

St James Guesthouses, False Bay, Cape Town

Defined by a very long, curving, sandy Indian Ocean beach, False Bay, Cape Town, is a popular tourist destination – and you will discover why while staying at the St James Guesthouses.

This luxury accommodation overlooks the vibrant fishing village of Kalk Bay and St James as well as majestic views across False Bay.

St James is historically known as the ‘millionaire’s mile’ and has been making a comeback as one of the trendiest places to stay at when visiting Cape Town.

The guesthouses of St James were established by Rovos Rail along the coastlines of False Bay where the mountains meet the ocean.

Accommodation at St James Guesthouses

St James Guesthouses, accommodation, False Bay, Cape Town, guest house

There are three different types of guesthouses to choose from at St James Guesthouses, namely The Manor, Seaforth and Homestead units.

The Manor was built over 100 years ago and has an aura old old-world charm and grandeur. There are six suites to choose from, each sleeping a maximum of two people.

Seaforth is their recently refurbished modern guesthouse. It is perfect to hire as a private villa for family and friends. There are three suites to choose from, each sleeping a maximum of two people.

The Homestead guesthouse has an elegant Cape Dutch façade and is both striking in its contemporary feel and harmonious style. There are six suites to choose from that face the ocean, each sleeps a maximum of two people.

All suites of the guesthouses come equipped with en-suite bathrooms with a shower and bath, underfloor heating, TV with DStv, private room safe, hairdryer, a separate lounge and laundry.

Facilities & breakfast at St James Guesthouses

St James Guesthouses, accommodation, False Bay, Cape Town, guest house

The guesthouses are equipped with a fireplace, swimming pool, dining and breakfast room, gym, secure parking, spa treatments and limited wheelchair access.

Breakfasts are a speciality, offering a wide variety of interesting and delicious meal options and beverages. Lunch and dinner are available by arrangement.

Top reasons for staying at St James Guesthouses

  1. The location of all the guesthouses offers brilliant views of the surrounding area, making it the perfect beach getaway.
  2. The staff are welcoming and friendly.
  3. The food is delicious and filling in every guesthouse
  4. The rooms are incredibly spacious, beautifully decorated and clean.
  5. Well-priced.
  6. Easy access to the top attractions such as Boulder’s Beach, Cape Point and the Winelands

To make a booking at one of the St James Guesthouses, give them a call on 021 788 4543 or email guesthouses@rovos.co.za. Visit their website at www.stjamesguesthouses.com

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