Antrim Villa – chic, comfortable and centrally located in Sea Point, Cape Town

Antrim Villa front

Antrim Villa is located in Antrim Road, Sea Point, Cape Town.  Sea Point is a fashionable and centrally located suburb of Cape Town on the Atlantic seaboard and just beneath Signal Hill.

Antrim Villa is a chic English Victorian guesthouse that was built in the 1800’s as a family residence.  Owner, Terence Duckitt, has transformed this magnificent building into a great guest house. 

Apart from the façade, almost everything else in the building is new – it offers a neat mix of old character and user-friendly facilities.

The high, ornate ceilings, bay windows and wooden floors have been made work well with contemporary fittings and modern bathrooms.

There are four different types of rooms available; the Standard Single Room, Standard Double Room, Luxury Double/Twin Room and Luxury Family Room.

Accommodation at Antrim Villa

Antrim Villa bed

All rooms are tastefully decorated with a mix of African touches and Scandinavian simplicity. The beds are all extra-length European that can be semi-detached upon request. The linen is 100% cotton, crisp and fresh and the high ceilings provide a relaxing atmosphere.

There are four different types of rooms available; the Standard Single Room, Standard Double Room, Luxury Double/Twin Room and Luxury Family Room.

Each room is equipped with an en-suite bathroom with a shower and comes equipped with a hairdryer, desk, fan, heater and an electronic safe.

The Standard Single room has a single bed has a private entrance and is located close to the swimming pool.

The Standard Double room has a queen-sized bed and a view of the pool area and a TV.

The Luxury Double/Twin room has a double bed and the en-suite bathroom has a double-shower, TV, mini-bar and a private entrance.

The Luxury Family room has a double bed as well as an extra bed for a child up to 14 years of age. The room comes equipped TV, mini-bar and private entrance.

Facilities and breakfast at Antrim Villa

Antrim Villa breakfast

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the Villa and guests can sit back and relax in the communal lounge and read a book from the small library.

Need to cool off during the sweltering summer days? Antrim Villa has a beautiful and relaxing saltwater pool that is easily accessed from all rooms. Take a dip to cool off or sit on the lounge chairs to catch some sun.

The reception is open 24 hours, so should you have a request at any time the staff will be available and do whatever they can to assist you. Secure parking is available at all times, and fresh fruit and tea and coffee making facilities will keep you energized for the day ahead.

The breakfast spread is awesome and offers a great mix of English, health and Continental style breakfasts.  The choice of fruit, breads, cheeses, meats, eggs and spreads is fantastic.

What do people say about Antrim Villa

The Antrim Villa has been voted Travelers Choice by TripAdvisor and received a Certificate of Excellence in 2018. The rates for rooms at Antrim Villa range from R1090 to R2950 per unit.

“I was not expecting such a nice Villa in the heart of your beautiful city. Neither the size of your pool! The personal was very helpful and understanding of my concerns. The room and surrounding was perfect.” – Herbert TripAdvisor.

“The staff here is amazing, genuinely kind and always ready to answer all your questions! A really good place if you want that cozy feeling. Extra thanks to the woman working breakfast. Thank you for a great stay!” – Emilia TripAdvisor.

“The place is beautiful and the people even more wonderful. I will definitely stay there again. It is perfectly situated. You aren’t too far from all the attraction sites. It’s a walking distance to the see point and some of the shops. It’s safe to stay at. Security measures are very good. The breakfast fruit salad is the boom.” – TripAdvisor.

My experience at Antrim Villa

Antrim Villa

I like being based in Sea Point when visiting Cape Town because most of the main attractions are an inexpensive Uber trip away.  There are also plenty of restaurants within walking distance.

I found the staff to be extremely helpful, the breakfast delicious and the room very comfortable and the bathrooms to be sparkling clean.

I will not hesitate to return to Antrim Villa.

Top Reasons for staying at Antrim Villa

  1. Centrally located – walk to restaurants and the seafront, Uber trips to City Bowl, waterfront and Table Mountain less than R100.
  2. Well priced – for the quality of service and standard of accommodation this guest house is reasonably priced.
  3. Excellent service – staff are friendly and helpful.
  4. Very comfortable – clean, neat and designed for comfort.
  5. Delicious breakfast

Extra services are also available upon request at Antrim Villa. You can enjoy services such as day tours, airport transfers, massages and spa treatments, sport activities, concert tickets as well as reservations.

To book a stay at the Antrim Villa, call them today on 021 433 2132 or email info@antrimvilla.com. Visit their website at antrimvilla.com.  

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