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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 101 hotels in Cape Town Central
London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2008

We stayed at Blackheath Lodge just for one night but it was a truly wonderful experience.

The lodge is delightful with beautifully decorated rooms and every last detail so well thought of.

Breakfast on the veranda overlooking the pool was lovely as was a quiet drink on the sofas in the evening.

But what made the stay even more special was the attention of Antony who looks after you during your time there with just the right balance of care but not slipping into intrusion - perfect.

This is one of the nicest places I have ever stayed in and would recommend it 100% to anyone staying in Cape Town.

Andrew and Ros

  • Liked — everything
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2008

My husband and I stayed here for a night in Feb 2008. Staying at Blackheath Lodge is like staying in the luxury home of your good friends. From the moment you arrive, you feel looked after and welcome, and no request (information, directions, advice, restaurant reservations) is too onerous for Ant, one of the guesthouse’s two owners. Blackheath Lodge consists of two adjacent houses on the slopes above Sea Point, overlooking the Atlantic. The décor is relaxed but elegant, with touches of African style. The bedrooms are spread throughout the two original buildings and the nerve centre is the lovely courtyard with its lush plants, and the sparkling blue swimming pool, which provides a sheltered oasis even on windy days. Drinks and breakfast are served on the tranquil wraparound verandah under crystal chandeliers - all exceedingly lovely.

Our light and airy room was on the first floor and had a panoramic view towards Lion’s Head, as well as a window looking directly down the hill towards where the ocean. The room was huge and very well-equipped with a king-size bed and particularly lovely linen; a selection of drinks and nibbles; a TV and a small library of DVDs; and a seating area. The bathroom was also large and the shower had panoramic views over Lion’s Head - hard to tear yourself away, really!

Breakfast the following morning was served on the wraparound verandah overlooking the pool - we ate at a slightly raised table under a small crystal chandelier and felt like visiting royalty! From the small buffet you could choose from a selection of cereal, yoghurt, fresh pastries, fresh fruit, mini quiches, a cheese board and a fruit tart. In addition, we also had eggs of our choice cooked to order and a bottomless cup of excellent coffee.

The location is great for tourists as you are close to the V&A Waterfront as well as beaches and restaurants. There is free off-street parking (with a security guard at night) if you are driving yourself, but alternatively the lodge will be happy to arrange taxis for you, and they can also arrange an airport shuttle to collect you on arrival for an additional fee. In South African terms (R495 per person per night incl. breakfast), it is not budget accommodation, but if you are paying in foreign currency it starts looking tremendously reasonable (about £33 pppn), and what you get is outstanding value for money. This is a place I would definitely return to!

  • Liked — Location, beautiful room & buildings, excellent service
  • Disliked — Having to leave!
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2008

Our stay was excellent, the hotel was very nice and clean and our room had everything we could need. The breakfasts were amazing. what made our stay particularly special was all the effort made by anthony tand all the other staff to make us feel welcome and offer us suggestions and hint and directions - nothing was too much trouble!

  • Stayed April 2008
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2008

We stayed in Blackheath Lodge for five nights and have to say that Anthony was brilliant. He really made the stay thoroughly enjoyable. He recommended very good restaurants and activities to do and I couldn't recommend this hotel enough.
Every morning we were greeted by friendly and helpful staff.
One great touch was the afternoon tea which was offered when you came back from a day of traveling around.
This was our first stop in South Africa and after here everything had to live up to Blackheath.
Very relaxed hotel with a good atmosphere. Great!!!

  • Liked — Friendly
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2008

We stayed for 5 nights and had a very good experience. Anthony, the owner, was very welcoming and helpful, and Jean Claude, the night attendant was fantastic. Sitting on the balcony overlooking the garden and pool while having breakfast is a wonderful, relaxing experience. The room - one of the larger, I understand - was very good-sized with a separate sitting area. One morning I rinsed out a couple of t-shirts and hung them to dry in the bathroom. When I came back that afternoon, someone had ironed and folded them. It's the small things like that separate the good from the very good.

Parking was very easy and always found a spot right in front.

  • Liked — Good service.
  • Disliked — No complaints.
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Asnieres-sur-Seine, France
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2008

This place is just fabulous.. Antony is so charming, he takes care of you and makes all for a lovely moment in this wonderful house.The twin room was fantastic, the garden, the small swimming pool and the famous breakfast perfect. It's was like a dream.. Thanks again Antony ! Blackheath is located at Sea Point next to the beach and between City Ball and beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay. Françoise (& Viviane)

  • Liked — The style of the house - the reception
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2008

This is a great guest house in a very central location.This place felt like home, very relaxed and friendly.They have a lovely veranda overlooking a pretty garden and pool which is a relaxing place to sit and have a glass of wine during the evening or to have breakfast.The staff are very helpful and friendly and Anthony was a delight! Very helpful.
We stayed at quite a few guest houses over a 2 week period and some were much more expensive than this one.Blackheath was in my view the best value for money with comfortable and good sized rooms.The bed was absolutely perfect.Can't wait to go back next year!

  • Liked — good sized rooms
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Blackheath Lodge

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
#1 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#2 Romantic 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*
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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Blackheath Hotel Cape Town Central
Blackheath Cape Town
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