This was my first visit to South Africa. The Blackheath Lodge was recommended by my friends from Durban, on recommendation from friends of theirs. From the moment I made my booking, Antony, the owner of the Lodge, was immediately responsive to every question I had. He arranged for the lodge driver to pick me up and return me to the airport. I had questions about tours that I wanted to make. He made suggestions and booked the tours I decided upon. His suggestion to not book a city tour but to take the hop-on hop-off bus was excellent. It allowed the flexibility to spend time where I wanted to and it has audio descriptions of where exactly you are in Cape Town. One of its stops is Table Mountain – a must to go up. I was warmly greeted on arrival by Michelle and shown the ropes. Being a cat person, I was thrilled to meet Soda, the senior feline resident. I found all of the staff to be extremely friendly and helpful, in fact, there were hugs all round when I left. There was always someone available to answer a question. Tea, coffee and water are always available and are complimentary. Wine is available at any time on the honesty system – you mark down on the list if you have a glass and it is charged at the end of your stay. My room was very pleasant and my bed extremely comfortable. My en suite bathroom had a large shower. There was a cell phone available in my room for local calls. All tiny details that are often overlooked were covered. Breakfast was amazing. The ladies who make breakfast are wonderful. There are cold and hot choices. The omelettes were fantastic; the fruit the freshest and tastiest I have had in I don’t know how long; there were strawberry smoothie shots, everything was just right. As I was traveling on my own, I did not particularly want to go out to eat in the evenings so had the choice of ordering a “take-out” or having a cheese plate graciously prepared by the night manager, Jean-Claude. The Lodge is situated very close to Cape Town proper. It is in a peaceful neighborhood. In the evenings I found it very relaxing to sit with my glass of wine by the pool and to read. On my departure, Antony took a photo of me by the Lodge entrance. When I returned home, there was the photo in my e-mail in-box and a note of thanks for staying at the Lodge. I highly recommend the Blackheath Lodge. It appears that nothing is too much trouble to assist in making your trip a memorable one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blackheath Lodge is a Victorian guest house situated below Signal Hill, a stone's throw from the city, Waterfront and well-known beaches. Stylish bedrooms, excellent personalized service and warm hospitality. Enjoy breakfast on the terrace overlooking the pool and garden. Come home to a sundowner after a busy day of sightseeing or power business dealings, safe in the knowledge that a quiet, comfortable night's sleep awaits you. Airport transfers. Credit Cards. Children 12+. TGCSA 4-Star Guest House. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blackheath Hotel Cape Town Central
- Blackheath Cape Town
- Blackheath Lodge Cape Town, South Africa