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Review of Highcliffe House Luxury Self Catering Suites

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Highcliffe House Luxury Self Catering Suites
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“We could not recommend this place enough!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

My husband and I and our 16 month old son stayed at Highcliffe House in February 2012 and we had a fantastic time. The location is perfect, you are within easy driving distance of the airport, Cape Town, the garden route and the winelands. Its extremely family friendly with the beach on your doorstep and plenty of kiddie friendly activities. Jim and Jane are the perfect hosts and really go above and beyond the call of duty. We can't recommend this venue enough and will definitely be returning next time we visit SA!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JAM15_11
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  • Location
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

We feel very fortunate to have discovered Highcliffe House during our recent visit to the Cape. Having travelled to Cape Town over many years. we can say that this venue rates amongst the very best we have experienced. Highcliffe House nestles on the hillside overlooking Gordon's Bay, with fantastic views of False Bay and the surrounding mountains. It is a real home from home and like any good home, relies on the people living there. Jane and Jim are your hosts and nobody could do more than they do to make your stay more pleasurable. Nothing is too much trouble for them and they are kindness itself. The apartments are very tastefully furnished, kept spotlessly clean by friendly staff and provide just about every facility you could wish for a self catering holiday.We were only able to spend 5 days there in February 2012 but we enjoyed it so much, we have already made another reservation.
Thanks Jane and Jim

Room Tip: We stayed in Riesling 2 bedroom apartment on the first floor. Excellent.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank RAY Y
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Munich, Germany
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

My husband and I stayed at Highcliffe House over New Year's this year. Amazing! We spent the first evening just sitting on the couch admiring the view of False Bay. The apartment was comfortably furnished and a great place from which to explore Cape Town, the vineyards, and the coast and return home to a quick swim and a glass of red wine with Jim at the pool bar to an amazing backdrop.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fritz188
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

My wife and I stayed here for two weeks over Christmas. The location is wonderful and the house comfortable, spacious, nicely furnished and well maintained. Jane and Jim were very welcoming and hospitable without being remotely intrusive, their staff were also friendly and efficient. I didn't want to go home and would certainly stay here again. One criticism: it would have been nicer to have had a real double bed rather than two singles pushed together.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gunner71
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011

We stayed at High Cliffe House for one nite, in 2009, for our wedding anneversary.

We were so impressed, my husband took me, my son, and my mom there, during
late September 201, for a weekend, for my birthday.

The location is fantastic, and the view, awesome.

The hosts went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our stay.

I can highly recommend, the Highcliffe House, even if just for a nite away.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marcia J
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Highcliffe_House, Owner at Highcliffe House Luxury Self Catering Suites, responded to this review, 17 November 2012
Many thanks for your kind review. Hope to see you back soon. Jane & Jim
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2011

Visited here for 12 days in March and found a spacious clean apartment in a great location with fantastic views of the mountains and bay. Jane and Jim were perfect hosts and willingly shared theri knowledge of where to go and what to do. The large one bedroom apartment was very well equipped and contained absolutely everything that one could possibly need for a stay, including books and DVD's. We had a private patio outside our suite (Pinotage) and were able to eat outside every day. The pool area has fantastic views in every direction and the location means that Cape Town is within easy reach (about 40 minutes to the centre) and local shopping in GB and Somerset West is of a very high standard. Stellenbosch was 25 minutes away and beaches were also in easy reach.
All in all in a very good base for Cape Town and the surrounding areas!

Room Tip: Car is needed because of hilltop location.
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Richard B
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Highcliffe_House, Owner at Highcliffe House Luxury Self Catering Suites, responded to this review, 17 September 2011
Thank you for your feedback and kind words. We look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future. We have just been advised that our FOUR STAR Grading for 2011/2012 has been re-confirmed against the new higher criteria now set for self catering establishments ion South Africa. Kindest regards Jane & Jim
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Berkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2011

3 self catering apartments which are all really comfortable. We spent 3 weeks here in Jan/Feb and were given a warm welcome from Jane and Jim. The apartment was spacious, and all in good working order. Nice swimming pool and patio area to relax. The house is within walking distance of Gordon's Bay - a steep walk back though!
Lovely views towards Somerset West and False Bay from the patio.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lyn005
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Highcliffe_House, Owner at Highcliffe House Luxury Self Catering Suites, responded to this review, 17 September 2011
Thank you for your very kind words, we really do appreciate your time to comment and makes our job easier when we know that the effort we put into ensuring our guests really do enjoy themselves is appreciated. The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa yesterday advised us that our FOUR STAR Grading has been renewed against the new higher criteria for self catering establishments in South Africa for the next 12 months. Kindest regards to you all Jane and Jim.
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Property: Highcliffe House Luxury Self Catering Suites
Address: 65 Bulbine Street | Gordon Heights, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Gordon's Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 22 Speciality Lodging in Gordon's Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Highcliffe House Luxury Self Catering Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Highcliffe House offers 3 stylish and very spacious self-catering luxury apartments. The Merlot and Pinotage Suites each have one large double bedroom with full en-suite bathroom. The Riesling Suite has 2 double bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms. All 3 apartments have large open plan fully fitted modern kitchens / dining areas and comfortable lounges. All of the suites have their own private barbecues, and access to the heated swimming pool, sun terrace and 'honesty' bar. These beautiful serviced suites are tastefully furnished and fully equipped, including free WiFi internet access, satellite TV, air conditioning, log fires and many extras to ensure a comfortable stay. Situated on the mountainside overlooking the picturesque seaside village of Gordon's Bay on the coast of False Bay, Highcliffe House provides panoramic sea and mountain views and is central for all of the attractions of the Western Cape. Highcliffe House has FOUR STAR Grading by the Tourist Grading Council of South Africa, and we are confident that we will meet the needs of the most discerning guests. Our reviews to date certainly support our goal to ensure that all our guests enjoy luxury accommodation in beautiful surroundings and that their stay at Highcliffe House is the best holiday ever. With safe and sandy beaches, two harbours providing a wide choice of water sports, Gordon's Bay is also the start of the Helderberg Wine Route and the Whale Coast Route. There are 5 championship golf courses within a half hour's drive, over 50 wines estates nearby, and a wide selection of restaurants of all types. Cape Town International Airport is just 15 minutes away, and central Cape Town us just 30 minutes. Highcliffe House in Gordon's Bay is the perfect place for that special 'home from home' holiday. ... more   less 
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