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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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“The Place To Stay In Cape Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

My wife Julia and I got married on March 09, and the next day we boarded a plane to South Africa to start our honeymoon. Flying to SA from the States a lot of time, so we got into Cape Town pretty late, however, from the start of our planning of our trip (back in Oct 12) Michelle had arranged for our pick up and transfer to Blackheath. Upon our arrival, Jean-Claude quickly took our bags to our room and made sure we had everything we needed. The next morning we had an amazing breakfast as we were getting ready to leave on our private wine tour of the Cape Winelands (again the staff had arranged this awesome trip for us). I made a mistake in miscalculating our return to Cape Town, however, that would not be a problem for Antony, he was able to accommodate us on our return trip back to Cape Town. Our last night was spent in the Loft Suite which has an amazing view of the bay and the surrounding area. What makes Blackheath Lodge so special is the people of Blackheath. Blackheath Lodge is home away from home. Blackheath Lodge will be my wife's and my place to stay on our return trip back to Cape Town.

  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The Blackheath Lodge is a great midpoint in Cape Town to get away and still be in the center of it all. Antony welcomes you every morning and helps you plan your day. The tour companies and restaurants that he suggests are wonderful. Our room was decorated lovely and the beds were extremely comfortable. My favorites part of the day was waking up to a delicious breakfast. We were very pleased with the ambiance and greatly appreciated their great hospitality. In the evening it was wonderful to come back to a great conversation Jean Claude. The hotel is located in the middle of Camps Bay and City Centre. You wind up taking cabs everywhere anyway, so you might as well stay in a quiet area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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 March 26, 2013

We had a warm welcome from Jean Claude who immediately made us feel at home. All the staff were friendly and helpful.
Blackheath Lodge is on a quiet residential street, quiet and safe.

We were 6 adults staying one night at the end of our South African holiday. We all agreed that the breakfasts were the best of our trip, something for everyone and so tasty too.
The beds were exceptionally comfortable.
Highly recommended!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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 March 24, 2013

We only stayed one night at the end of our holiday but this lived up to previous reviews and recommendations and we were made to feel very welcome. We had a fantastic queen sized bed with a small balcony surrounded by a well appointed garden, full of beautiful shrubs and flowers. Although we did not have the full breakfast on offer there was a good selection available to set you up for the day.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Blackheath Lodge was our first guest house experience in South Africa and we were not disappointed. The house is beautiful, decorated in a lovely style. The rooms are very nice and the pool area, although small is lovely. The staff are friendly and helpful and on arrival ensured we had dinner reservations. I would definitely recommend this guest house to other travellers. It's well priced and good value.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

This hotel has more of a B&B feeling. The service is just fantastic. From the time we arrived, we were assisted with parking, with baggage, and even with planning our days ahead. Every member of the staff was courteous and friendly without being intrusive, and they were always available to assist with anything. One of the owners, Anthony, is always around to help with reservations to restaurants, Robben Island, or a concert at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden.

Breakfast is fresh, plentiful, and delicious. The rooms are clean, well equipped, even with electric adapters - which is particularly useful because South Africa has very different plugs from the rest of the world.

The one thing that's not quite as I'd like, is that the pool is surrounded by the guest houses, and therefore doesn't get much sun. However, there are so many beautiful places to go sunbathing in Cape Town, that this didn't really affect us at all.

I highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed January 2013, 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 March 16, 2013 via mobile

Very quiet and comfortable lodge with outstanding rooms belonging to a five starts hotel. It's all impeccably clean, new and well decorated. Breakfast is served in the beautiful garden every morning, freshly prepared on demand.
The lodge is located nearby the sea - only five minutes walking distance - in a really tranquil area and surrounded by wonderful gardens. All the staff is very helpful and friendly.
We had an unforgettable stay at Blackheath Lodge and would not hesitate to stay there again.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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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 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#3 Business 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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