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“5 star guesthouse and 5 star service”

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Blaauwheim Guest House
Ranked #1 of 79 Somerset West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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214 reviews
65 hotel reviews
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“5 star guesthouse and 5 star service”
Reviewed 1 July 2013

It is not easy to find such a nice surprise as Blaauwheim guesthouse. This 5 star establishment has two spacious suites plus one room, effective under floor heating as well as air conditioning. The owners go out of their way to make you feel welcome and that all your needs are met. I just mentioned my gluten intolerance and immediately all was taken care of. Bed, linen and bathroom amenities are outstanding. We requested a special birthday breakfast for some guests and the owners went out of their way to make this as enjoyable as possible. The attention to detail and the location makes this guesthouse the place to stay. 5 minutes by car from the lovely Stellenbosch wineries and their outstanding restaurants and you would think you are in heaven.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Nico558
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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, 10 July 2013
Dear Nico.

Thank you so much for the quick and positive review. We appreciate your professional feedback and will do our best to improof on what we already offer our guests. Hope to see you back at Blaauwheim in the very near future.

Greetings.
Johan
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

It is with my greatest pleasure to share with you on my experiences staying at the BLAAUWHEIM GUEST HOUSE. It sits in a very quite and safe neighborhood. What you see on the photos is exactly what you will be personally welcome into by the hosts, Jo-Ann and Johan, whom are just a wonderful couple. You will feel like a family member living in a superbly decorated and well kept suite. While Jo-Ann will tell you all you want to know about South Africa history, Johan will make the one of the best breakfast you will ever have at a time that is convenient to you. I am a seasonal business traveler all over the world, and I must say this is probably the best place I have ever stayed. Highly Recommended!

Room Tip: Any one of the three rooms is just fine............but ask Johan for the one in upstairs if you want...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, 13 June 2013
Dear Sir.

Thank you so much for the positive and professional review. We use all inputs to try and improve what we already have and offer at Blaauwheim. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we are looking forward to your next visit to Blaauwheim.

With kind regards
Johan and Jo-Anne
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

We had only the time to stay for 1 night as we flew home the next day in the afternoon, but the hosts Johan and Jo-Anne treated us like the most special guests on earth! They really went out of their way to make our stay one to be always remembered. We really felt like being part of the family! The hosts even took the time to show us a very nice outdoor market in Stellenbosch and are great people in general!

We will definitely be back the next time we go to the Cape area, the atmosphere in the guest house, the cleanliness, the furniture, the size of the room, the great service and attention is UNMATCHED.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, 10 July 2013
Dear Andy & Gini

Thank you so much for the lovely review. What a pity you could stay for only one night, there are so many things we would like to show you and tell you about South Africa and specifically about the Western Cape and the Wine Lands. You just have to come back!!! We really enjoyed having you as our guests.

Johan and Jo-Anne
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Boksburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 13 May 2013

This B&B will be where I stay everytime I travel to Cape Town from now on. It's very homely and to a high level of standard ie. definitely fits its class. The owners are very friendly and makes sure that their guests are welcome and gets everything they need. They offer everything one need in a B&B and more !

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
Dear Sibongile V

Everybody needs a home away from home and you are most welcome to make Blaauwheim yours! Thank you for your warm and kind words. Come back home soon!

Johan and Jo-Anne
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Rustenburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 29 March 2013

One word: extraordinary. Hands down the best guest house experience we've had. Excellent breakfast, excellent hosts, excellent atmosphere. If time away from stressful environments is what you need, this is it. Psychiatrists should send pat Hope to stay again soon.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, 16 September 2013
Dear Thys

Thanks for these wonderful words, re-affirming that we have achieved what we strived to do! People call a holiday a "break" for a good reason and if we have succeeded in creating an environment that relieves your stress, we have achieved our goal. You now know where to come for your next break - before a psychiatrist's couch becomes necessary.

Johan and Jo-Anne
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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2013

We always book at Blaauwheim when we fly into Cape Town.
Spacious rooms and superb finishes make the stay pleasant
The bed is comfortable and big, which is unusual to find

Well done to Johan and Jo-Anne for offering a classy facility

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, 16 September 2013
Dear Gavin

Succinct, short and sweet. Thank you for those few words - they say it all. You have stayed here a number of times, but it is always great to get that email with your familiar names on.

Come again!

Johan and Jo-Anne
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

We were only able to stay for 2 nights, but wanted to stay for more. Blaauwheim is of exceptionnally high standard, with the rooms, the fittings, the amenities all being first class.
Johan and Jo-Anne are perfect hosts and helped to make our stay in Somerset West absolutely memorable. We hope to visit again.

Room Tip: Both suites are superb.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, 22 March 2013
Dear Charles and Regula.

Thank you so much for the very positive and professional review on Tripadvisor. Every review is extremely important to us. We always try to learn something from each review and use it to improve our service to our guest and Blaauwheim as the No 1 Guest House in Somerset West. Hope to see you again soon.

Jo-Anne and Johan
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Property: Blaauwheim Guest House
Address: 22 Bakkerskloof Road | Jonkershoogte, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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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 79 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 
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