Friendly, welcoming self-serve accommodation. Fantastic location, especially to see my family. We felt secure and well taken care of. The unit was clean and large, we could entertain people easily and it felt like home straight away.
My family and I stayed at Barry Hall for 13 days while in Cape Town for my wedding and found our stay to be absolutely wonderful. We specifically chose Barry Hall for our stay because of the location and because of the size of the apartments. We were traveling with our 10 month old daughter and it was very important for us to have a lovely, large family-friendly establishment that was well situated to the beach, shops and restaurants, but also allowed us just to enjoy being "at home" with our little one. Rita and her staff were incredibly friendly, helpful and also very accommodating with our requests when my parents-in-law joined us. Rita even lovingly surprised me with the most beautiful bouquet of flowers and decorated the stairwell in the house on my wedding day! A gesture that I will forever treasure! Thank you to Rita and her wonderful staff for an amazing stay!!
We enjoyed a delightful stay at Barry Hall. It is close to restaurants, shopping for any essentials, and transportation. The owner did everything possible to make our stay easy - from arranging airport transportation to personally greeting us at 11 p.m. and checking in regularly to ensure all was going well. The apartment itself is spacious and well furnished with recently updated bathrooms. The surroundings are attractive and comfortable for walking around. The building itself has one, two, and three bedroom apartments to suit parties of various sizes. We loved our stay and would highly recommend.
We stayed in a spacious, well furnished two bedroom apartment. The accommodations are modern and fresh, and we were near a good breakfast stop and any essential shopping. Transportation was easy as the apartment in near both the city bus and the tourist red bus line. One day we walked to the V&A waterfront for a little exercise. Rita, the owner, is wonderfully helpful. With a late night arrival in CapeTown we appreciated her arranging transportation and meeting us at the apartment to help us get settled in and oriented. And she was just as helpful at the end of our stay arranging transport to the airport.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Just returned from a delightful stay here! Traveling to the other side of the world was intrepidating for both of us but beyond a well appointed apartment, our host Rita was especially attentive helping us to feel at ease even if we were 11,000 miles from home. While we didn′t know this neighborhood before choosing it, we found it to be safe and up beat, 2 1/2 blocks from the Ocean and filled with great restaurants and markets with ready prepared food. The impecably maintained gardens behind the building lent itself to enjoying a few meals at home rather than going out.
In one day we were able to start with a jog along the water, have deli for breakfast (around the corner at New York Bagel) cable car to the top of Table Mountain and watch baboons & ostriches approach our car at the Cape of Good Hope, then return to watch TV in the apartment. Especially impressive was our host′s sincere desire to make sure we saw all the areas we wanted to, taking time to draw maps and advising us which areas were best for what we wanted. (had it not been for Rita we would have missed out on a whale sighting). All in all they′ve done a fantastic job of restoring the building to it′s former glory while marching into the 21st century with Sattelite TV and wifi and microwave.
San Francisco, California
My family and I stayed here for 4 nights and found the accommodations to be wonderful. The rooms were quite spacious and well decorated. It’s centrally located in Cape Town, only a few blocks from the beach. In addition, Rita was a great host! I warmly recommend Barry Hall for your stay in Cape Town.
My husband and I took his mother to Cape Town so that she could visit with her brother. We spent 13 days in a two bedroom apartment at Barry Hall and found it was perfect for our needs. It was spacious, with lovely furnishings, and the balcony was a big bonus. The location is very convenient to the shops, resaurants and that gorgeous oceanside walkway. A great place to stay !
We loved our 10 days at Barry Hall. The location of the apartment is ideal. It is convenient to coffee shops, food shops and the lovely trail along the waterfront. We regularly jogged to Green Point Park - which is beautiful and well worth a visit. We will definitely contact Rita again when we next visit Cape Town.
We stayed for a week in December 2012; the 3 bedroom apartment we stayed in was in good condition and I personally enjoyed the FREE WI-FI! I will definitely visit again when I'm in Cape Town.
Parking can be a slight challenge; we couldn't drive out on our second day as some of the guests parked behind our car and left - we nearly missed our Robben Island tour; luckily we had two cars so we ended up doing two trips to V&A Waterfront. On our last day I scratched the hired car drinking out