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The Last Word Long Beach
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Kirsten Ave, Kommetjie 7975, South Africa   |  
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Amsterdam
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“Barefoot Elegance at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I hesitate to write a review about this gem! Words do no justice to it. The beach is where your room stops. Surfers fill the sea in front of you. The beach is miles long and then there is the view of the mountains across the bay. The rooms are light and very good. breakfasts are prepared with feeling and care and if you ask the very, very friendly staff will get you a lunch or dinner on the balcony. There are no downsides unless you want to be quickly in town and look for the jet set life. That is very far away although you can reach Cape Town in less than an hour and Kalk Bay or Hout Bay in less than 30 minutes

Room Tip: all rooms are great
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I was fortunate enough to have stayed at this property recently and just loved it! Its a small luxurious boutique style property, literally on the beach.

One can see that it was someones beach home, that has been converted into a small hotel.

The service is excellent & attentive, yet still giving you the space you need. One really does feel like you are "at home" (i wish!!)

The Kommetjie beach is just gorgeous....long stretches of white sand. Great for long walks but sea water very cold. Lots of surfers, dogs, happy families.

Kommetjie is approx 30 minutes drive from the Cape town city centre/V&A Waterfront, therefore if your a first timer to Cape Town, Id suggest spending your time there first, doing all your tours/activities such as Table Mountain, Waterfront, Camps Bay etc.....and then ending off with 2/3 nights at Long Beach to unwind.

Cape Point, Boulders Beach, Simons Town etc. are all fairly close to Kommetjie, so save those attractions for when your at The Long Beach. Or else cram it all in while staying in the city centre, and use your time in Kommetjie doing the calm and simple things, like long walks on the beach.

Room Tip: All rooms are luxurious, but of course the ones upstairs offer the best seaview. However if your loo...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bromley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

The Last Word Group really knows how to make a holiday special. We decided that after Franschhoek we would like to see the sea so booked for just one night- that was a mistake we should have stayed longer. The staff were lovely and our room (ground floor) was perfect, even with a view of the back of Table mountain. Breakfast the following morning overlooking the Bay was wonderful. Many thanks

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

This boutique hotel has the most fantastic location on Long Beach in Kommetjie - you can practically fall onto the beach. The views from the upper suites are wonderful - across the beach and sea back towards Hout Bay. The rooms are well appointed and the staff offer warm hospitality. They went out of their way to make my husband feel special on his birthday. Only negative would be that there is a bit of maintenance required on shutters, towels etc.

Room Tip: Upper suite with views over the beach.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dundrum
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

What a wonderful place! Tucked away off the coastal road south of Chapman's Peak, with a breathtaking vista back toward Hout Bay and mountains. The short steps from parked car, through reception area and onto the balcony open up one of the finest ocean and mountain views we’ve ever enjoyed. Over the 3-4 days of our stay, we never came close to tiring of that vista or of the comfort afforded by the hotel.

Read the 'Last Word' group's website and its emphasis on relaxation, privacy, comfort and the sense that the hotel is your own homely space could sound a bit corny. In practice, every bit of it was true. The interaction with staff was excellent: friendly, very responsive to any request, thoroughly professional but not slick or insincere. Restaurant bookings were handled very well, and the driver service (eg to Kalk Bay and back) was faultless. Haylee and Jenny with Leo, Farnie and their colleagues run a fine place and run it very, very well.

Our room was delightful, with a good partial view of sea and mountains, a nice simple terrace and shared pool. Driving distances to Kalk Bay restaurants, to Boulders Beach or the Cape itself, were minimal - a great touring centre also.

We were really sorry to leave Long Beach and wished we had booked a longer stay. A perfect place to drop into and chill at on arrival In Cape Town from a long flight. And you will never tire of that view.

Big thanks to Bonita at agency Go2Africa, whose recommendation this (and many other wonderful places) this was. Go2Africa are Cape Town-based and will organise trips down to every detail, not just in South Africa but all over southern and east Africa. We found their service excellent at every level.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The Last Word Long Beach is a very cozy BnB, with lovely views and outdoor seating on the water. The staff was very attentive and helpful. The rooms are very nice but I think the common area could be a bit nicer for the price. I still highly recommend due to the overall experience.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

To Haylee, Jen, Leo ,Fanie and all the other lovely people at The Last Word, Long Beach, THANK YOU. Our holiday to South Africa could not have started in a better place, great views, lovely rooms and terrific hospitality, what more could you ask for.
No point going on, this place is simple superb!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 Kirsten Ave, Kommetjie 7975, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Kommetjie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Kommetjie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Last Word Long Beach 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Long Beach is situated in the picturesque lobster-fishing village of Kommetjie, a short thirty minute drive from Cape Town. It is truly a special place to stay, offering a rare and rewarding alternative, romantic hideaway. Facilities include a swimming pool, relaxing sun deck with ocean views and whale watching in season. There are six ultra luxurious suites all with stylishly comfortable interiors. Each spectacularly appointed room faces the sea. ... more   less 
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Long Beach Cape Town
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