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Blackheath Lodge
Ranked #3 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“It's just the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

Just a few words really that can't even to begin to explain what a great place this is. Stayed for 5 nights in March and as it was our first time in Cape Town I emailed Antony and the team beforehand to ask for advice on things to do. Not only did they reply in such detail that we had trouble choosing our trips but they booked everything for us in minutes.
The hotel is beautiful, the rooms clean, fabulously equipped and comfortable and the bar and pool area are welcoming at anytime of the day. We hired the hotel mini for the day and were given maps, advice on scenic routes and recommendations for lunch stops by Charle which were so helpful. Jean Claude looked after us every night with water for the rooms and organising snacks and drinks in the room and Antony made sure each of our organised excursions ran smoothly. The breakfasts are to die for, homemade, fresh and taken in such a beautiful setting overlooking the pool. Every person we spoke to staying here could not believe the level of service, attention to detail, and overall good value this gem of a hotel offers. Complimentary drinks on arrival and on my birthday, a mobile phone in the room with preloaded helpful numbers, a dedicated efficient local taxi service ready to take you anywhere, really... what's not to like. I have been fortunate to travel extensively and the Blackheath Lodge is my best ever hotel experience. Book, you will not be disappointed and like us I think your first visit will not be your last. As a final point we left our camera in reception when leaving for the airport, on realising our mistake we called Jean Claude who searched for and found the camera, safely stored it for us and Charle organised shipping and return. Our treasured holiday photos saved, an expensive camera returned and yet another example of the type of unrivalled customer service the Blackheath Lodge offers... Thank you Charle and Jean Claude.....

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

We stayed at the Blackheath Lodge for 9 nights commencing on 14th March 2014. We arrived around mid-day after a night flight from UK. On arrival we were met by Charle. The first thing she said to us was to relax by the pool and offered us a complimentary drink. After a few minutes she joined us and informed us that our bags were in our room and asked what she could they do to make it the best holiday we had ever had and she was true to her word. From booking and advising us about excursions, booking and advising us on the best restaurants, booking taxis there was nothing the staff would not do for us. The breakfast was superb, the honesty bar, the wonderfully decorated room, the quiet location of the guest house although only a ten minutes taxi rise to the V&A all did contribute to this being our best ever holiday.Their biggest asset is the wonderful staff who all appeared happy working there. The owners Antony and John were regularly around helping. On one evening my wife wanted to iron a dress. We borrowed an iron which unfortunately was faulty. As soon as this was realised Godfrey came to our room and even though it was at the end of his shift took the dress and ironed it for us. On our last day after booking out we were encouraged to stay by the pool and offered complimentary drinks until we left in the evening. If you visit Cape Town you should stay at the Blackheath Lodge. It beats any 5 star hotel we have stayed in and Antony,John and their staff will make it your best ever holiday. Thank you all. We will be back.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Driebergen, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

My girlfriend, my sister and I stayed here for 5 nights en we had a great time. Service is excellent. Staff and owner are great and you will immediately feel at home in this warm, very nicely decorated and beautiful Victorian house. Location is excellent, rooms are beautiful, superb breakfast and the staff and owner do the rest to make this place a real gem!

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

There's not much I can say about this gem that hasn't already been said but here are my two cents: if you like charming, slightly quirky boutique hotels, you will love Blackheath Lodge. My room was delightfully comfortable (and SPOTLESSLY clean), the breakfast was superb, the staff first rate and the decor throughout was funky and fun and wonderful. I only wish I wasn't so busy seeing Cape Town's sites because I would have been perfectly happy spending my days just hanging out and lounging at the Lodge! Wonderful spot!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

Spent 3 nights in this wonderful place. Staff were excellent, very attentive at all times. Great breakfast, tea and home made cakes/biscuits during afternoon. Nothing was too much trouble. Organised trips, taxis, restaurants. Gave fantastic advice. We drove the mini and had a great day in the wine region. We will definitely be back. Already planning our next trip later in year. Thanks to you all especially Antony and John for making this a special and memorable break.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

I spent 5 days at Black heath lodge and i really loved it, the Staff were very helpful and so kind,extremely patient, i will definitely recommend to family and friends. special thanks to Jean Claude, hard working Man, always smiling and offering to make your stay the comfortable at night and also during the day.

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

My wife and I spent a night at Blackheath Lodge on March 20th. It was a special place with great staff, owners, ambience, rooms, etc. Our flight wasn't until 10 pm, and they were very accommodating.

I highly recommend this lodge for anyone looking to spend a day or more in the heart of Cape Town. It is a short walk to the waterfront and a quick cab to the V&A waterfront development.

Spectacular. Thanks Anthony, and everyone else at Blackheath.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Blackheath Lodge
Address: 6 Blackheath Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#2 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#3 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#3 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Blackheath Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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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