We enjoyed our week long stay at the Blackheath Lodge. The rooms are lovely and very clean. Small room, private bathroom, and the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in outside of my own! The guest house is merely a 10 min walk away and the City Bowl is about a 30 mins walk away (or very cheap taxi). Same for ferry to Robben Island.
The staff is friendly and courteous. The breakfasts never disappoint! Seasonal fruit, cheeses, brioches, freshly baked strawberry crumbles, and hot breakfasts that are simply delicious. Omelets and yummy eggs benedict, a great way to start the day!
The small staff of perhaps ten people really make your stay easier. They are all travellers themselves and understand the wonderful or stressful things that can happen during a trip.
If you tell them what you are looking for in your vacation, they will bend over backwards to provide it. We found everyone (Michele, Jean-Claude, Peter and Antony) eager to make your stay what you want it to be. They offered us helpful advice that only locals can provide, options on how to get to destinations, restaurants, rentals, you name it.... Very friendly and chatty, but also leave you space to breathe and privacy for times when you want to enjoy reading by the pool, or want to be alone. There were no surprises on the bill.
Location-wise, it's a great alternative to staying in the downtown or staying at the boxy, cookie-cutter hotels on the waterfront
- 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