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Bowden Palace | Big Room #1

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Bowden Palace | Big Room #1

2 guests
1 bed
1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 shared bath
Indoor fireplaceThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

Large room with a double bed in the centre of Observatory, a hub for students, young professionals and travellers alike. 10 minutes drive from the airport and walking distance to all public transport.


Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace

House Rules

Check out by 11AM


22 Reviews

Kristin User Profile
June 2017
Truly a great place to stay in Cape Town! I think any of the downstairs rooms would be a good choice, since the small rooms are actually quite spacious. I love the family set-up. Kitchen is fully stocked, and the TV is nice for watching Netflix, etc., on chill out nights. I am so…
Katherine User Profile
August 2015
James was a great host. The house is beautiful and filled with wonderful and interesting people. I so enjoyed hanging out with Bitsy and Omnitepe, James's roommates, who were able to show me all of the cool local spaces. Shout out to the amazing Beatles cover band that lives arou…
Ricky User Profile
June 2015
James is a rad host with a rad place. Very comfortable room and living spaces both inside and out in the garden. Obz is also a great place to be for younger academics and artists and James' place couldn't be more central. I felt really welcome and would stay here if I came back t…
Suhail User Profile
May 2018
A great house in Observatory. The house and rooms are very well kept and looks great inside. Observatory is also a great area, with lots of food and fun events nearby. James and Tania were great hosts!
Giulia User Profile
December 2017
Nice home with good vibes, the area is lovely though without a car I would have struggled a bit to get to places. Cape Town is brilliant, wish I could go back!
Adrià User Profile
March 2017
Amazing house and very charming hosts
Lionel User Profile
March 2017
Bowden Palace is an ideal place to stay in Cape Town. Observatory is a very cool area, with restaurants and trendy bars, second-hand clothes and records & so on, while Bowden Palace is perfectly located between a supermarket and the train station. James informed me perfectly and …

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London, United KingdomJoined in April 2013
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65 Reviews
I am James. I like new things. I love music. I recently left my beloved Cape Town for London for various reasons including a girl. Cape Town is arguably the most beautiful city in the world. You should visit. I am considerate and reasonable, and very neat. I enjoy meeting new peo…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
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