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is located in the Oranjezicht
area of Cape Town
in the Western Cape
of South Africa
Situated in a pleasant residential avenue, this small hotel is contained within an impressive 1904 mansion. The entrance is to one side, where a broad balcony overlooks a pretty pool garden.
The hallway contains a conventional reception desk, giving the impression that this place has been operating as a hotel for some considerable time. The lounge, dining room, bar and boardroom are all wonderfully authentic, if a little stale. There are fifteen rooms in total, some on the first floor of the original house, most in an adjacent extension. The first floor rooms open out onto extensive terraces with views over the surrounding mountains and down to the waterfront.
Villa Belmonte should be one of the finest small hotels in Cape Town, but we are sad to report that it is in fact a great disappointment, being tired, old-fashioned and way off the pace.