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“It's all in the details” 5 of 5 stars
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Blackheath Lodge
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6 Blackheath Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #3 of 103 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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14 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“It's all in the details”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

Had a relaxing, great stay at Blackheath Lodge. The attention to detail by staff (Michelle, Jean-Claude, Peter) and owner Antony is remarkable and beyond what you would expect at a B&B. From the moment you walk in and are greeted warmly by Antony to the moment you check out you feel like you are the only one staying at the place. And it's the little details that make all the difference. The bedroom, even though it did not have a breathtaking view, had everything you need for a laid-back and ultra comfortable stay (and sleep) after visiting the sites and attractions of the beautiful city of Cape Town. Everything from a DVD player (free movies at the reception area) to luxurious shower gel, slippers and bathrobes; they thought of everything. And the breakfasts? Excellent! And healthy. You can even ask for eggs cooked to order. The coffee was also supreme. And all served with a warm "Good morning" and a bright smile.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

So professionally run, yet so friendly and homely. I think that sums it up. Cannot recommend this guesthouse highly enough. Good breakfast. Good rooms. Great staff and host. Nothing too much trouble. Very highly recommended to anyone for a base in a wonderful city.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We stayed at the lodge as part of our honeymoon and were so completely impressed with the staff and the level of care and thought that has been put into every detail. Anthony was attentive and full of excellent, well tailored suggestions for everything from sightseeing itineraries to rental cars to amazing restaurants. We loved our time at the Blackheath Lodge and will stay there again if we find ourselves in Cape Town.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

I must say staying at Blackheath Lodge is truly a Home away from Home. From the moment you arrive Antony, the Driver, and the entire staff greets you personally with open arms. I've been planning my trip to Cape Town for nearly 5 months and Antony made sure my stay was as smooth and fun filled as ever. All emails were answered on time and in full details. He arrange all my excursions and gave recommendation on things to do, restaurants, and nightlife - none were biased either. I stayed in the Orange Room - Room 9. Everything from the bed to the shower was totally on point.

Now this my seem very trivial, but out of all the hotels I've stayed in NEVER has the owner provided a local mobile device for my everyday use. This was indeed a great bonus.

The breakfast is absolutely amazing. It's definitely not your traditional continental set up like most places. And the staff - so so friendly and inviting.

I would recommend Blackheath to ANYONE traveling to Cape Town. I'm confused as to why it's not ranked number 1!

Thank you Antony!!!!!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

I'm so happy we stayed at Blackheath while in Cape Town! The staff was incredibly helpful and very friendly. We were greeted with wine by the pool, very welcome after a long flight from NYC, and helped with directions, reservations, taxis, etc. throughout our stay. Breakfast is amazing and the adorable porch is a great place to rest for a couple of hours over some lovely South African wine. The room was clean, comfortable and quiet.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

We wish we could have stayed here for several more months! Excellent value. Charming boutique hotel, with welcoming and informative staff, a lovely and unique common area, a good wine selection, and cool rooms. We were up and gone before breakfast was served, but when we came back after a tour, we were offered a full selection of food and beverage instead. Lovely place!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

Blackheath Lodge is a real home from home, beautifully furnished in a really indiviudal style with very comfortable bedrooms, lounge & pool areas. The whole team are really (and genuinely) friendly so you can properly relax and Antony & Michelle shared their tips for the best day trips & places to eat so we could make the most out of our short stay. The breakfasts were delicious with home baked treats to tempt you every morning. Antony also arranged accommodation for the rest of our holiday (in equally great guest lodges) and gave us a book of maps for our trip, we couldn't have asked for anything more.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 6 Blackheath Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#2 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#3 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#3 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Blackheath Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blackheath Lodge is a Victorian guest house situated below Signal Hill, a stone's throw from the city, Waterfront and well-known beaches. Stylish bedrooms, excellent personalized service and warm hospitality. Enjoy breakfast on the terrace overlooking the pool and garden. Come home to a sundowner after a busy day of sightseeing or power business dealings, safe in the knowledge that a quiet, comfortable night's sleep awaits you. Airport transfers. Credit Cards. Children 12+. TGCSA 4-Star Guest House. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Blackheath Hotel Cape Town Central
Blackheath Cape Town
Blackheath Lodge Cape Town, South Africa

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