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The Log Cabin is surrounded by Nature
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42 reviews
The Log Cabin is surrounded by Nature
Sunset in the lounge
The mountain views
The lounge has big glass doors that open up on all sides
The dining room
The kitchen is well equipped
The pool is private and a sun catch
Panoramic views of the mountains
The main bedroom
The en-suit bath has magnificent views to the mountains
Bathtime is a luxury
The trampoline
Fiery Sunsets
The magnificent deck
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Hout Bay, Western Cape

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Guildford
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Out of this world”
Reviewed 29 November 2012 for a stay in November 2012

Just back from our third wonderful stay at Blackwood Log Cabin. The only reason I would hesitate to write a glowing review is that it may get so booked up that we cant return! This is the most fantastic location, with friendly helpful owners discretely on hand when needed. Hi Collete and Warren we enjoyed our stay immensely even though the weather was a little cooler than we hoped and we lost wi fi connection but hope you have that sorted now. We need somewhere bigger for our next trip with all the family but unfortunately I think that other houses will seem mundane after Blackwood Log Cabin.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: We love everything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Dec 2012
HI David and Ammanda,

Thank you for your review. It is always lovely to have you back at Blackwood and we look forward to your next visit when your party is smaller. We have laid the new internet cable (or rather Warren has) and the cabin is fully back on line. We hope you have a fabulous visit at the end of the year. Until next time..... Regards Colette
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012

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Liked best: The location and style of accomodation, and the fabulous shower...
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
7 Dec 2012
Paul and Glynn, thank you for your review. We are happy that you had a restful time and that you enjoyed Blackwood. We hope to see you again in the future. All our very best, Colette and Warren
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LeaRice82
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
“Amazing venue and cabin, but staff really ruined it”
Reviewed 11 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012

This place is so beautiful and the cabin has such potential. But the staff are shocking. They are more interested in getting their money than anything else. They didn't put any towels in second bath room and brass facilities were dirty and full of coal. There was a massive wine spillage from previous guest and was not cleaned. In Fact dust and hair was stuck in the spill!!! Facilities were broken and mended haphazardly. They only supplied one roll of toilet paper for three days and absolutely nothing extra like tea or sugar. They only gave us one black bag for three days!!! They were unavaliable once they got their money. This place would be 5 star if they could just go that extra mile. At the moment they are relying on their amazing facilities. We travel often and most places include all extras like risks, wood, fire lighters etc. This place did not even tell us we needed this. Who travels with extra black bags and toilet rolls? One I complained they suggested I leave and they would refund me???!!! I have my family with me and no back up accomodation planned. Very unprofessional. But that what makes this place only 3 stars. They need new management then they will seriously make some money cause it's not over priced. There is also a toilet IN the main bedroom. No divider or anything. Very unhygienic!

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Liked best: The cabin and venue
Liked least: The staff and their complete lack of customer service
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
16 Oct 2012
Our T&C's are that the accommodation is paid for upfront before arrival. This was clearly communicated to Lea on confirmation and a reminder was sent to her to settle her outstanding amount a few days before she arrived. She disregarded these clear and unambiguous conditions. It took a few e-mails and sms's requesting that she settle her bill. Lea is correct in saying the Barbecue was dirty - unfortunately the stand-in housekeeper had forgotten to clean this. The stand-in housekeeper had also forgotten to put extra towels in the second bedroom. This was my error as I should have checked the stand-in housekeeper's work. Once Lea's parents had notified me of this, I attended to it. Lea sent her complaints via sms and refused to answer my calls to try to chat to her to rectify the problems. The house is a self catering house and toilet paper and black bags are provided on arrival. Tea, coffee, sugar, wood and briquettes are not provided. I could provide this as well, but I try to keep my prices as reasonable as possible - this is evident in the fact that I have pretty much been fully booked for the last 10 years. In those 10 years, we were yet to have an unhappy client. Once it was clear that Lea was unhappy and as she lived in Cape Town and was not from out of town, I offered (but did not suggest) to refund her should she wish to leave. She chose to stay for the weekend. Colette Riley (staff and owner of Blackwood Log Cabin)
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osterhasi...
Maintal bei Frankfurt am Main
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Feb 2015
Dear Andrea,

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon.

Kind Regards
Colette
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Hannes B
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 2 December 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Dec 2013
Dear Hannes and family. Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with your young family. Should you come back to Cape town one day, we would love to have you back. Regards colette and warren.
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