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The Lions Guesthouse

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Mountain view
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
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Overview of The Lions Guesthouse

The Lions Guesthouse

3.0 star property
3-star guesthouse in Cape Town City Centre

9,0/10 Superb

65 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
49 Kloof Nek Road, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • Table Mountain - 6 min drive
  • Camps Bay Beach - 5 min drive
  • Robben Island - 36 min drive

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 17 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 3 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 20 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Beleza - 4 min walk
  • Asoka - 4 min walk
  • Saigon - 4 min walk
  • Yindee's - 4 min walk
  • Miller's Thumb - 4 min walk

About this property

The Lions Guesthouse

The Lions Guesthouse offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 370 per vehicle one way. Free perks include WiFi and self parking. Fellow travelers like the nearby shopping and walkable location.


English, Xhosa

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 6 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (7 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Garden


  • English
  • Xhosa

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Limited housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 160 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 370 per vehicle (one way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Lions Guesthouse House Cape Town
Lions Guesthouse Cape Town
The Lions Guesthouse Cape Town
The Lions Guesthouse Guesthouse
The Lions Guesthouse Guesthouse Cape Town

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Lions Guesthouse?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Lions Guesthouse?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Lions Guesthouse?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by The Lions Guesthouse?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 370 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Lions Guesthouse?
You can check in from 2 PM - 6 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at The Lions Guesthouse?
No, this guesthouse doesn't have a casino, but GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World (16-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Lions Guesthouse and nearby?
The Lions Guesthouse has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Lions Guesthouse?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Beleza (4-min walk), Asoka (4-min walk), and Saigon (4-min walk).
What's the area around The Lions Guesthouse like?
The Lions Guesthouse is a short 13-minute walk from Long Street and 5 minutes' walk from Kloof Street. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

6/10 Good

Lonely lodge
The rooms are occupied in the main by guests - in the evenings, & no-one is physically available for any query. Parking area should be fenced off and gated to protect the vehicles. Service is OK.
SN, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice experience. Comfortable. Enjoyed room upgrade
Jacques, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was great
Tommy, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Comfortable, good value and ideally situated
We were made to feel very welcome at The Lions. The room was clean and comfortable and breakfast was delicious and plentiful to the point that we didn’t need food again until dinner. There were complimentary cakes, sweets and port available in the common areas and a cozy lounge. We could see Table Mountain from the garden which no doubt we would have used a lot more if the weather had been better. We were really well placed to get into the city which you can easily do by bus, Uber (for about 30-40ZAR) or you can walk down in about 30 minutes. Marietta and the whole team were really helpful, regularly checking if the cable car was open for us and suggesting trips we could do. There are also a good number of restaurants and handy shops nearby. We’d definitely recommend Robben Island and Victoria and Alfred Waterfront as must dos. If you’re visiting Cape Town, we’d thoroughly recommend The Lions as a base, it’s perfectly situated and good value. #thenaughtonnomads
Judith, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful and welcoming
Beautifully decorated and clean. The cleaning lady even packed away my clothes which I didn't expect. Lovely area, very quiet and safe. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Beautiful mountain views.
Sara-Jane, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Pleasant stay
A pleasant stay with nice, friendly staff. We had the leopard room with a part view of the table mountain which looked lovely in the mornings. We loved the way the common rooms of the guesthouse were setup. The warmness of the staff was an added bonus. The breakfast made by Mariette was lovely. It is located in a safe neighborhood and close-by to the Table mountain. Although, they're in process of renovating their boundary wall and backside garden, it didn't really affect our stay. Although, it took some getting used to regarding the wooden floors which made creaking noise whenever anyone walked but then that's normal for a wooden floor, I suppose. Overall, a nice place with great hospitality by the staff.
Suraj, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff is friendly and helpful, the room quiet (though the street on which the guesthouse is situated is quite busy). I enjoyed my short stay.
Andre, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly staff and clean rooms. reccomended.
Saman, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

The guesthouse is beautifully furnished and is in a great location.
2-night trip
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