We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent and perfect! Overall Rating 6!”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Blaauwheim Guest House
Ranked #1 of 80 Somerset West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Waldstatt, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent and perfect! Overall Rating 6!”
Reviewed 16 March 2013

Jo Anne and Johan are excellent hosts. The fruitplatter at the delicious breakfast is a dream (Johan has 365 variations!). We have learnt a lot about the country and the region. It is a nice place in Somerset West. Good restaurants in the area (96 Vinery Road, Blue Water).

Regula and Charles, Waldstatt, Switzerland

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank lehmann_charles
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, 16 September 2013
Dear Charles and Regula

Thanks for giving us that coveted sixth star - we have been working very hard towards it. Thank you for mentioning that you gained more insight into South Africa from your stay here. This is only possible because you came here with such a positive attitude and open mind.

We hope the new house is already a home!

Johan and Jo-Anne
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

366 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    353
    13
    0
    0
    0
See reviews for
48
167
30
84
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (100)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Steenbergen, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 3 March 2013

Travelling trough SA, from Capetown to Springbok, we stayed in beautiful guest houses.
Almost at the end of our holidays, somebody booked a stay at Blaauwheim Guest House for us.
We didn't know what to expect....
What can we say, this retreat deserves a six star rating!
Johan and Jo Anne are such excellent hosts and our suit (Chardonnay suite) was one to remember. Large, comfortable, very good beds with beautiful linen, the spacious bathroom with floorheating.
Breakfast served outside on the patio with mouthwatering fruitplatters, cooked choices, fresh breadrolls.
Thanks for having us, and ....we'll be back!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank volie v
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, 16 September 2013
Dear Volie

I just love it when people call Blaauwheim a "retreat". This word also embeds the word "treat" and this is what your review is and what you guys were: a real treat. Thanks for the review and the memories of good laughs and summer days. Now you know what to expect, so come back soon!

Johan and Jo-Anne
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2013

After a long drive from Johannesburg to Somerset West we arrived at Blaauwheim Guest House just as the sun was setting and we were made to feel very welcome by our warm & friendly hosts Johan & Jo Anne. WoW, they had booked us into their Chardonnay Suite, in this suite you will find everything needed while away from home. You lack for nothing. The suite is very upmarket yet truly comfortable. Nothing is spared and you will find everything during your stay is done to true perfection. We recieved the most colourful & delicious breakfast served on the patio, where after breakfast you can relax on a huge couch, with your coffee overlooking beautiful manicured gardens. This was the most relaxed & beautiful guest house we have ever stayed in and look forward to our next stay.
Thank you Johan and Jo Anne for the most wonderful time.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank TraceyOwgan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, 30 March 2013
Dear Tracy

Thank you for a very unpretentious review. When on holiday, we all need to feel pampered and well taken care of with every need (as well as most wants) taken care of. That's what we strive to do at Blaauwheim every day. Our guests' comfort and needs are our priority and we address those with our very best personalised one on one service. Glad you liked it!

See you sooner than later.

Johan and Jo-Anne
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2013

After a long drive down from Jozi to the cape, Blaauwheim Guest House was indeed a much welcome oasis! When booking on line you never know if the pictures hide a thousand lies.. in this case, the pictures do the establishment no justice. John and Jo-Anne have indeed created something special. From the tasty colourful breakfast to the most luxurious rooms to the tranquil setting, this is easily one of the best guest houses I have ever had the privilege of staying in, and it did not cost an arm and a leg.. it should have 6 stars!!!

Room Tip: A suite is a MUST!
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank AdamEdge
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, 30 March 2013
Dear Adam

We are glad that you experienced Blaauwheim as an oasis - we even have a couple of palm trees among the yellow woods and cycads in the garden - thanks for reflecting it in your positive review.

I am glad that your online experience of Blaauwheim was a good one. We have heard many similar sad stories of "creative photography" but our mission is to turn every guest into a returning guest. Not costing "an arm and a leg" is also part of that strategy. So when are you coming back?

Johan and Jo-Anne
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Welwyn, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
436 reviews
117 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 500 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2013

Blaauwheim is a five star guest house in every respect, with meticulous attention given to every detail of a guest's comfort. Jo-Anne and Johan are excellent hosts, determined to make your stay memorable.

The property has three guest rooms - two genuine suites and a large bedroom. I say "genuine" to distinguish these self contained, comfortable, small apartments from large rooms with some seating, often described elsewhere as "suites". Rooms are nicely furnished with quality fittings, comfortable large beds, good linen and excellent bathrooms. Everything you might want or need has been provided.

Blaauwheim breakfasts are leisurely affairs, with Johan's signature fruit "creation" each day to start, followed by your cooked choice, together with really good rolls and croissants.

The B+B has a small pool, with comfortable loungers and a sizeable garden to explore - and if you are lucky spot a chameleon or two.

We have stayed here two years running on our SA trips; no doubt we will be back next year! Blauuwheim fully deserves it's Trip Advisor position.

Room Tip: We prefer Chardonnay, on the first floor, but all are good.
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank grahamee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, 30 March 2013
Dear Grahame

We feel honoured to be given such an outstanding review by such a prolific reviewer as yourself. Thanks so much, we really appreciate every review.

We were so glad that you had a holiday without the worries this time around. Thank you too for being a good ambassador for South Africa and opening up a new world to your friends.

You have written too many reviews to miss anything, yet I'm glad to see that you call our suites genuine suites compared to rooms called "suites". You pick up on all the subtleties of the English language too...

Love to see you back!

Johan and Jo-Anne
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Morningside, Gauteng, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2013

As a frequent guest of Blaauwheim Guest House, I am pleased to say that, every time I visit, Johan and Jo-Anne makes me feel special and welcome. The tranquil setting makes for an ideal place to rest body and soul. Lovely room and bathroom, beautiful garden and all the amenities you can ask for. Nothing too big or too small for the hosts to attend to. If you need a break, just a bed or some tlc - visit Blaauwheim, you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Karen W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, 30 March 2013
Dear Jilly

Thanks for mentioning the beds in your review, because a bed is what accommodation should be about. Taking guests to a restaurant means that everyone can enjoy a special celebration with our famous wine without the danger that comes with drinking and driving - we do it with pleasure! We are glad the whole family enjoyed it at Blaauwheim!

As for our "Travellers' Choice" Award: we display it with pride and strive to earn another one for you to see when you return to Blaauwheim.

Johan and Jo-Anne
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
UK
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2013

Everything is excellent about Blaauwheim from the fabulous beds to the perfect breakfasts. We had two suites and they were fitted with everything you could possibly want. Johan and Jo Anne cannot do enough for you and even took us to a restaurant one evening when we could not get a taxi. A wonderful place to stay. They recently won the Travellers' Choice award for 2013 and thoroughly deserve it.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Jilly1UK
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
Dear Jilly

Thanks so much for your review.

It was so much fun having you and your group here. The friendly banter around the breakfast table never ended! We did everything with great pleasure and will do it again when you come back.

Johan and Jo-Anne
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Somerset West
1.0 mi away
NH Cape Town The Lord Charles
NH Cape Town The Lord Charles
#1 of 6 in Somerset West
321 reviews
3.6 mi away
Willowbrook Country House
Willowbrook Country House
#3 of 6 in Somerset West
199 reviews
8.1 mi away
Chocolate Box Guest house
Chocolate Box Guest house
#1 of 27 in Gordon's Bay
190 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.5 mi away
Cape Vermeer
Cape Vermeer
#2 of 80 in Somerset West
150 reviews
22.5 mi away
Dongola Guest House
Dongola Guest House
#1 of 40 in Constantia
437 reviews
0.6 mi away
Southern Cross Guesthouse
Southern Cross Guesthouse
#5 of 80 in Somerset West
220 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Blaauwheim Guest House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Blaauwheim Guest House

Property: Blaauwheim Guest House
Address: 22 Bakkerskloof Road | Jonkershoogte, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
Phone Number:
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Somerset West
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 80 B&Bs / Inns in Somerset West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Blaauwheim Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blaauwheim Guesthouse is a luxurious upmarket 5 Star Guest House offering bed & breafast accommodation in Somerset West near Cape Town, South Africa. Nestled at the foot of the Helderberg Mountain in the Cape Winelands, Somerset West is a tranquil and up market suburb in Cape Town East, only 20 minutes from Cape Town International and a 40 minutes from Cape Town centre. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Agoda and Priceline so you can book your Blaauwheim Guest House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Blaauwheim Guest House Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing