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Blaauwheim Guest House

5.0 of 5 Guest house   |   22 Bakkerskloof Road | Jonkershoogte, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Pretoria, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm welcome was received on a very cold day upon arrival. The hosts were incredibly friendly and the rooms were immaculate, spacious and luxurious. I was very impressed with the Nespresso coffee machine and pods in my room. Breakfast was a beautiful and tasty variety of hot and cold options, made to order and served by the owners themselves.... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Wow what a weekend, Thank you Johan and Jo ann made us feel at home, we will definitely return to this little paradise, everything where perfect and the breakfast delicious !!!!!!!! We will definitely recommend this paradise to friens and family, Aj & Lin

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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Linda You came here on such a tight and stressful schedule but if you felt at home, we certainly succeeded. Our "little paradise" has to provide a homely base to every guest who comes here. Johan loves to cook but enjoys it even more when it is appreciated. Thanks for expressing your appreciation in a review - and remember... More

Morningside, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I once again would like to commend Johan and Jo-Anne for their unlimited hospitality. I am a frequent guest and not once was I disappointed. It is especially now, during winter time, that I am reminded of the sheer luxury that “my” room, Shiraz, holds for me. What a pleasure to come home after work to a beautiful and cosy... More

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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Karen Thanks for the new review. You are THE authority on Blaauwheim as no-one has crossed our threshold as many times as you have. No wonder we often refer to Shiraz as "Karen's room"... Guests deserve certain things of which hospitality certainly is #1. Comfort after days as hectic as yours, comes standard at Blaauwheim. Unfortunately I cannot get... More

Padua, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I was there in March 2014 on a business trip but Johan and Jo ann made me feel at home and pampered me with delicious breakfasts every morning. The guesthouse is in a beautiful garden, rooms are spacious and equipped for self catering too.

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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Linda Your have such a busy life and still found time to write a review! Thanks a lot! We are glad that you felt at home even on a business trip. And yes, some guests enjoy Johan's special breakfasts but use the self catering facilities for all other meals and thus have the best of both worlds! Here's to... More

Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Thank you Johan, Jo-Anne and Richard for an amazing stay at Blaauwheim. We arrived as strangers and left as friends. Your hospitality and friendship, attention to detail, lovely garden and wonderful breakfast left nothing more to be desired. Your accommodation is superbly furnished with every detail completely attended to. You will definitely see us again at your 10 star guest... More

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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Merilyn Wow! Thanks for a lovely review and thanks for acknowledging Richard as well. It more than made his day to see his name on TripAdvisor again. He is such an integral part of Blaauwheim, quietly getting on with work behind the scenes. We are as lucky to have him as we are to have guests like you noticing... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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89 reviews 89 reviews
45 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We recently stayed at Blaauwheim for one night and we had the most amazing stay. Firstly, the welcome received from owners Johan and Jo-anne was wonderful - they are so warm, friendly and attentive and nothing is too much trouble. The attention to detail of the guest house is fantastic - we stayed in the Chardonnay suite and it was... More

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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Lynnie Thanks for this lengthy chapter on Blaauwheim! Blaauwheim is our passion. Guests are our passion and so is personalized service. To read phrases like "presidential suite", "best showers" and all the other superlatives is all the praise we need to carry on in this relentless industry. We are so looking forward to welcoming you as friends for your... More

Pretoria, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We visited Somerset West for a friend's funeral and stayed in Blaauwheim, where we were treated like royalty. We had breakfast and ate like kings. The room was luxurious and the bed was turned down. The availability of internet was a bonus. Johan and Jo-anne's hospitality made us feel welcome and we really enjoyed their beautiful garden. Thanks, it was... More

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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Paul Way back in the day the first people called "Blaauw" worked for royalty dyeing material blue, hence "royal blue". We've known all along to treat people like royalty and why not? Under the circumstances we met, you could do with the pampering and we are honoured to have been chosen to do it. Thank you for making time... More

jacksonville, florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Johann & Joanne are the perfect hosts at this lovely guest house. It is ideally situated in Somerset West near the main wine route to Stellenbosch, with the beach, shopping and best restaurants all just a few kilometers away. The guest house is nicely furnished, with large and luxuriously decorated rooms, and extremely comfortable beds. The internet works well (often... More

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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Cheadle1 Wow! Thanks for that pat on the back! We love the fact that you loved Blaauwheim and Somerset West. And a big thank you for mentioning Richard as well. He is so unassuming and quiet in his ways but utterly reliable and trustworthy. Johan really enjoyed preparing breakfast for you because your requests tested his creativity and inspired... More

Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Once again we were lucky enough to stay at blaauwheim, the rooms and especially the exquisite linen are a reason to come back again and again. Our breakfast was six star! It is just so nice to stay at blaauwheim with knowledgeable hosts! We will be back soon thank you!

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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Astrid Thank you for venturing into the TripAdvisor community ahead of your overseas trip! It will be a pleasure to see more of you when your daughter comes this way. Thanks for mentioning the linen and breakfast because we view the bed and the breakfast as two of the most important elements of any guest house. You also mentioned... More

Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

It was my first visit at Blauuwheim. I enjoyed my stay in your house very much. Your breakfast Was excellent, and the beds were very comfortable. I hope to visite you next year again and thanks for the hospitality.

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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Karen Thank you for taking time to write this lovely review. It was great to have you at Blaauwheim and to meet your friends as well. It is wonderful to see how you travel and manage everything all by yourself. Hope to wee you again. Johan and Jo-Anne More

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Address: 22 Bakkerskloof Road | Jonkershoogte, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Somerset West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Blaauwheim Guest House 5*
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Blaauwheim Guesthouse is a luxurious upmarket retreat 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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