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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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Minneapolis, MN
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“Best Place to Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2009

Blackheath Lodge is a 5 star place. Antony, John, and their staff provide outstanding service! The place is immaculate. The location couldn’t be any better. Loved it!!!

Cara

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2009

Antony and John made us feel at home at the Blackheath. They helped us with every single question that we had and the restaurants they suggested where absolutely marvelous. The rooms are individually decorated and very comfortable. The verandah and pool area is perfect for relaxing after a day exploring the city. The whole staff was very courteous and the only thing that I still regret is that we had to leave. Thank you!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Henley-on-Thames
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2009

Distinct and personal accommodation in Sea Point, a suburb a mile or so from the V&A Waterfront. Antony was a welcoming and attentive host, booking us into several restaurants that we wouldn't have found otherwise. All the staff were warm and professional. The atmosphere is friendly and generous from the cups of tea when we came in at the end of the day to the home-made fruit crumble for breakfast.

Based on our experience, a work colleague has already made a reservation and we would recommend Blackheath Lodge to others too.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2009

My partner and I first discovered Blackheath Lodge a little over a year ago. On our arrival we were made to feel most welcome by Antony, John and team. Every attention to detail was made to ensure our stay was a memorable experience. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we have returned twice, and have another stay planned.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Blackheath Lodge for anyone visiting Cape Town, as for us it is truly a home from home.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2009

Their hospitality and friendliness made us feel so at home that we would definitely go back. Nothing seemed too much trouble. Restaurants were recommended and booked for us each evening taking the pressure off us in finding a good place. The breakfasts were the best we have had ever. It made our holiday. One big advantage for us was the convenience of being close to the start line of the Cape Argus cycle race, so those of us who participated could cycle there.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2009

For my very first tripadvisor review, I can't imagine a more deserving group than the crew at Blackheath Lodge. Anthony and company sweep you right up like family - their sole purpose being to make every moment in Cape Town as memorable as the next. Centrally located, the lodge is a 25 minute seaside stroll to the V & A waterfront and only a $4 taxi ride to most areas of interest. The rooms are thoughtful (fine linens, coffe/tea kettle, affordable mini bar, blow-dryers) with a personal decorative touch, which makes you feel like your staying in someone's home rather than a hotel. Breakfast is always a treat on the veranda: fresh fruit and yogurt, quiche, granola or a perfectly moist omelet exactly the way you want it. Blackheath is a very special place and I feel lucky to have found it for my first solo trip to South Africa. I will return to Cape Town and to the Blackheath family as well.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2009

I have delayed writing this review because often when too many people know about a great thing, it changes, and often for the worse. However, that's not really fair is it, so here goes...
There could have been nowhere better to start our honeymoon than Blackheath Lodge. We arrived 2 March 2009 exhausted from the wedding and the long journey and within 5 minutes, the tranquility and beauty of Blackheath began to work it's magic and smiles crept back onto our faces. Anthony and John are charming hosts, providing limitless hospitality and good humour. We were 'taken in' and looked after, to the extent that our itinerary was redesigned and taxis booked! With they're help, we sampled many of the lesser known delights that Cape Town and beyond has to offer. The Lodge has an element of old world charm with it's quaint breakfast porch overlooking a small pool. The rooms are light, clean and spacious, furnished elegantly. Nothing is too obtrusive. From our bed, the sea would flicker into our vision from behind the soft white curtains that moved with the breeze. Breakfast was wonderful and delicious. With fresh smoothies, tarts, fruit, cheeses and hams as well as Umas' amaising home cooked variations on full breakfasts, served on the porch in the morning sun with grace and charm. What could be better? We wouldn't stay anywhere else in Cape Town.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Blackheath Lodge

Also Known As:
Blackheath Hotel Cape Town Central
Blackheath Hotel
Blackheath Hotel Cape Town
Blackheath Cape Town
Blackheath Lodge Cape Town, South Africa
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 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#1 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#2 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#6 Romantic 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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