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185 Beach Road Boutique Suites & Apartments
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Luxurious, on the beach, with the sea filling your sences the whole time. We could not ask for more friendly management and staff welcoming you. The whole house is filled with memorabilia from the past indicating love and passion for the place.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Jeanette L, Owner at 185 Beach Road Boutique Suites & Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2014

I cannot help smiling with pleasure! Thank you for noticing that we have tried to decorate the apartments so that people feel comfortable in a happy environment. We do not want to have a bland environment but rather try to 'invite the feel of the sea' right into the rooms. We really look forward to you visiting again!

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Reviewed 1 May 2014

We (a family of 5) spent a very comfortable week in beautiful Gordon's Bay. Thanks to Jeanette's advice, we were not all 5 cramped in the "Beachside Studio" as Expedia.de had recommended, but our 2 teenaged kids slept there and we (my husband, our baby daughter and I) spent the nights at "Forest Suite" which offers a beautiful view over False Bay. On our very first morning, we saw table mountain at sunrise, which was really stunning! At "Beachside Studio", which offers a fully equipped kitchen (no oven, but that is no problem as a barbecue grill is provided), we spent our evenings in the little garden next to the studio.
The service was really great. Both rooms were thoroughly cleaned once a day. Furthermore, we could give our dirty laundry to the chambermaids and they took great care to return everything very clean.
Thank you also to Jeanette for her friendly advice on day trips in the vicinity of Gordon's Bay.
All in all, our rating of 185 Beach Road would have been excellent, had there not been a few minor negative points for "Beachside Studio" and "Forest Suite": (1) There is no general access to the beautiful swimming pool. Unfortunately, that was not mentioned on the Expedia.de-Homepage when we booked. (2) Everything you put in the bathroom cabinets starts to smell moldy after a short time.
And at "Beachside Studio":(1) In the kitchen, you have to be careful with the sink as the gap between the sink and the countertop is not sealed with silicone. One morning, this led to minor flooding in the kitchen as water poured out of the cupboard during dish washing. (2) My teenaged kids think that the bed is much more comfortable to sleep on than the bed couch.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Jeanette L, Owner at 185 Beach Road Boutique Suites & Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2014

I am SO pleased I contacted you to suggest more comfortable accommodation for your week-long stay. Sometimes internet sites have templates which do not clearly show facilities so it is important I monitor this to ensure all guests are happy. What a pity I was not advised about the sink leak. Our resident handyman has immediately repaired it and he will install ventlation holes in the bathroom cupboards - thank you for bringing this to my attention. I sometimes 'play Goldilocks' and sleep on the individual beds myself. I am pleased that my recent sleep on the single bed was comfortable so must assume that your children preferred sleeping in the larger double bed. It was such a pleasure to host your lovely family and am glad you enjoyed the suggested nearly activities.

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

185 Beach Road is such a romantic destination! The staff and host (Jeanette) were lovely and so accommodating. My boyfriend proposed to me during our stay and therefore we wil definitely be back! xxxx

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jeanette L, Owner at 185 Beach Road Boutique Suites & Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2014

Wonderful! I am so happy for you! Yes, the lapping of the waves outside the Forest Suite door is so romantic! In fact we have had so many happy couples that we have prepared more 'Honeymoon Suites'. May may happy memories be made here! We wish you all the happiness for the future!

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Really loved the property, was directly located on the beach, awesome views and you wake up next to the sound of the ocean, totally amazing! Also, the best reception I have ever received. If you are looking for a relaxing break, this is the place to go!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jeanette L, Owner at 185 Beach Road Boutique Suites & Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2014

Guests dream, save and hope for a happy holiday so it it our pleasure to ensure that their dreams come true. I am so happy you enjoyed the Beachside Cottage so much - guests especially enjoy the privacy and the romance of feeling as though they are on a yacht! We hope you have a chance to visit again soon.!

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

It was a fantastic place. Wow, what a view with perfect weather. Very lavish and up market. Looking forward to spend a week there the next time in South Africa. Loved it.
Only Neg. not too bad though was a few pests which i'm sure can be controlled.

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Jeanette L, Owner at 185 Beach Road Boutique Suites & Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2014

Africa is known for its 'delightful' sound of crickets but Cape Town has had a plague of them! We were fortunate not to have too great a problem (nothing that 24 cans of insecticide cant fix!) and strangely, as quickly as they appeared, they seem to have vanished. I do hope their 'courting violining' sounds were not too successful or we will need to stock up on insecticide again. Ah, the joys of Africa! thank you for visiting and we look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

This is one of those gems that you might only find once or twice in your life. Jeanette and her Husband (Owners) are incredible people and definitely worth having a chat to about love, life and everything else. We stayed in the cottage and it was wonderful. The words to describe the view are impossible and I would say just go and check it out yourself. The waves slowly rock you to sleep in the evenings and in the mornings you wake up to the freshest air in the world and all just 5 meters away from your window. We have been to many beautiful places, but 185 Beach Road is that familiar feeling of home and uncompromising beauty. Thank You Jeanette…

Room Tip: If you can get the cottage, go for it!!! Completely Private and you have your own roof top terrace.
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Jeanette L, Owner at 185 Beach Road Boutique Suites & Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2014

How lovely to be able to share beautiful Gordon's Bay with lovely people! It is great to travel, but equally wonderful to have friendly people stay with us. We wish you so much happiness. I do so hope we will meet again.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Great place off the main tourist route. Only minutes from a well looked after beach, wonderful views.
Great and authentic restaurants in walking distance. Lovely hosts and great staff. Would always come back.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Jeanette L, Owner at 185 Beach Road Boutique Suites & Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2014

Thank you so much for your compliments. I am especially thrilled that you enjoyed our local village, Gordon's Bay. Your description that it is 'authentic' is so valid. Especially international visitors will get a true perspective of life in South Africa - not just the tourist version of the famous spots. The atmosphere is casual and friendly with diverse options of restaurants. Bikini Beach is kept spotlessly clean. In fact I a proud of how the Cape town Council looks after our area - the services are clean and efficient - well done to them! I do so hope you can visit again and we can suggest more adventures.

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Additional Information about 185 Beach Road Boutique Suites & Apartments

Address: 185 Beach Road, Gordon's Bay 7140, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Gordon's Bay
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 25 Speciality Lodging in Gordon's Bay
Price Range: £59 - £157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 185 Beach Road Boutique Suites & Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched at the edge of the sea with spectacular sea views, a few steps from Bikini Beach, central in the Cape area, we offer luxurious fully self-catering apartments or suites with kitchenettes. Breakfasts are optional ... more   less 
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