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Sun Bell Lodge

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Luxury Twin bedrooms 6 | View from room
Pool and Garden View Rooms 7 | Terrace/patio
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Overview of Sun Bell Lodge

Sun Bell Lodge

3.0 star property
Suburban guesthouse in Bellville with casino and outdoor pool
7,8 out of 10 Good
7,8/10 Good

7 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
8 Leipoldt Street, De La Hey, Bellville, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7530
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Casino
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Nightclub
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Bellville
  • Bloubergstrand Beach - 31 min drive
  • University of Cape Town - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 21 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 18 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 26 min walk
  • Stikland Station - 18 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)


  • McDonald's - 6 min walk
  • Wagon Wheel Burner - 3 min drive
  • KFC - 15 min walk
  • KFC - 6 min walk
  • KFC - 13 min walk

About this property

Sun Bell Lodge

In addition to a casino and a nightclub, Sun Bell Lodge features an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 150 per person. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe. Other highlights at this Colonial guest house include an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, and a snack bar/deli.


Dutch, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 15 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 9 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • One child (1 year old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding, but may not be eligible for free breakfast


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite extended parking (ZAR 500 per week)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*
  • Train station pick-up*


  • Area shuttle within 2.1 km*
  • Beach shuttle*
  • Shopping center shuttle*
  • Casino shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Trampoline
  • Toys
  • Children's books
  • Baby bath

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach nearby
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Winery tours nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference space (269 square feet)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Romance packages


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1969
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Casino
  • Spa services
  • Nightclub


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Champagne service


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 150 per person (one way)
  • Train station pick-up service is offered for an extra charge
  • Area shuttle service to the beach, casino, and shopping center is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 285 per night


  • Extended parking costs ZAR 500 per week

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; 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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

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; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have elevators.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Sun Bell Lodge Cape Town
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Sun Bell
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Sun Bell Lodge Guesthouse
Sun Bell Lodge Guesthouse Cape Town

Frequently asked questions

Does Sun Bell Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sun Bell Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sun Bell Lodge?
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.
Is there a pool at Sun Bell Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Sun Bell Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Sun Bell Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Sun Bell Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 150 per person one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sun Bell Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Sun Bell Lodge?
Yes, there's a casino.
What is there to do at Sun Bell Lodge and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as mountain climbing. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the guesthouse's other amenities, which include a casino and a nightclub. Sun Bell Lodge also has spa services and a picnic area, as well as a garden and access to a nearby health club.
Are there restaurants at or near Sun Bell Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

value for money
Lionel and his staff were amazing - he went to the shop to buy our choice of wine and picked us up and delivered us back to the airport on time and cheerfully. A great Budget Guest House close to the airport with a shuttle service. Be sure to ask about Dinner timing as it’s early for Europeans. Maybe not a safe area for a single person to go out at night.
Jacqueline, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

a very pleasant experience indeed
Tania, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Home away from home.
We stayed in the 'annexe' of the Sun Bell Lodge next door due to a large party of guests in the main guesthouse. Our stay was over New Year and the holidays. We really enjoyed the home away from home feeling of the place and being far enough away from the city to be quiet but not too far that we could not enjoy it freely. Any minor teething issues were dealt with in a very friendly and efficient manner. We would definitely stay here again!
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Worst BnB EVER!!!!
On arrival we put into rooms 17 & 18, this is in another house, 2 houses down the street, it was absolutely shocking, disgusting, something cooking in the kitchen that was stinking out the whole house, no keys for the rooms, no WiFi, no minibar, no kettle, no premium bedding! no remotes for TV, our one rooms door handle was broken! on complaining to the young training manageress we were moved into the main house, still no kettle in the rooms. the other guests were very loud. we were never approached by the owner/manager to apologize, the young trainee was very kind & apologetic. the food was way below standard, no fruit salad was served, on request we were given an apple! the parking is a nightmare, there is NOT enough parking for the rooms, i had to move my car every night & ask for others to move theirs every morning! the quality of the stay was atrocious! we will NEVER return. the photo's on the web are completely misleading! we had a 5 night stay & the bedding was never changed! twice we returned to find our rooms standing open & unlocked! mosquito's were bad, no tabard was supplied, once we returned at the end of the day & no towels were available. this was the worst business trip to CT ever, will never use them again!
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

ticked all boxes pleasantly
Exactly what we were looking for. Service was friendly and fau7ltless
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

Not what we were expecting
We booked this guest house due to it being close by the airport (11km). In this respect it met our expectations. We booked a luxury suite and found it really wasn't luxury at all but I suspect it was just bigger and with a bigger bathroom than the other rooms there. The website doesn't show many photos. Whilst Sun Bell Lodge was ok I think it is more suited to students and backpackers than it was for us. The property is in a less than celubrious area and in fact was quite a run down area. The pool was tiny and lacked maintenance and needed cleaning out. The outside area whilst good enough to sit around in it was quite dingy. We only stayed one night and in the morning got up to find breakfast, which was right next to the luxury suite, was a communal affair for about 20 people. Cereal, bread, toast etc and a cooked breakfast was offered. Everyone who worked there were extremely polite and welcoming but we just did not fit in with the casual arrangement of the place. The wall from reception to bedroom was covered in graffiti and signatures of past visitors - this didn't look attractive. The iron bars on the windows indicated the sort of area we were staying in and this was a cause for concern. Having said that there was a very secure entry gate into the driveway. For people who are used to staying in the more communal/hostel type of place this is ideal and the accommodation itself is safe. I would be concerned, however, at the locality.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Laatste nacht in Kaapstad
Een zeer tof verblijf met super vriendelijk en behulpzaam personeel. Ze stelden zelf voor om een diner te maken wat uiteraard ook heerlijk was. Het ontbijt werd vers voor je klaargemaakt. Een echte aanrader en niet ver van de luchthaven
maria, 1-night trip
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