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“excellent and like coming home” 5 of 5 stars
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Blaauwheim Guest House
5.0 of 5 Guest house   |   22 Bakkerskloof Road | Jonkershoogte, Somerset West 7130, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #2 of 72 Somerset West B&B and Inns
Konstanz, Germany
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“excellent and like coming home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We have had such lovely days at Blauuwheim Guest house...we are looking forward to our next trip to South Africa and Somerset West and of course to our visit at Blaauwheim to meet Johan and Jo-Anne. We never have had such a excellent breakfast --and the famous fruit platter from Johan - we are missing it really...and all the informations we got... super
The location is very nice, the garden, the suites are luxury like in a 5 Star Hotel...I think better...
and then we got such a friendly welcome and services and also a lot of helpfull and really good tips ....thanks for your great hospitalityl

Room Tip: If you will stay here a few days the luxury suites Pinotage or Chardonnay are really good we visite...
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
Dear Ulma

"like coming home"... I like that! Thank you for being such wonderful guests and for taking time to write this lovely review. The additional stone among those surrounding the fountain is a new one to us but certainly a tangible reminder of your stay. Believe me: there is space for many more stones. As for the flop proof bread recipe... Come home soon!

Johan and Jo-Anne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Once again, Blaauheim delivered more than than promised: from the best beds in Africa to a breakfast platters almost too beautiful to eat! From crispy white bedding to a lovely lush garden with a view on Helderberg.

Thank you, Johan and Jo-anne, we will be back.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 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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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Dear Maryna

Thanks for the review! Funny that you should say "Best beds in Africa" - maybe that is what put us at #09/25 in South Africa but also #19/25 in AFRICA this time around! Tired guests deserve that and hungry travellers need food as delicious as it is beautiful.It is always a pleasure to have you and your camera around.

Johan and Jo-Anne
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Joshua Tree, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Thank you Mishkah at the Tourist Info office who said we wouldn't be disappointed. That was an understatement! Being anxious to settle in Capetown for the last week of our vacation, we decided to splurge on a five star accomodation and were so pleased that we stayed three nights! Johan and Jo-Anne could not have been more welcoming and professional and the suites are equally beautiful and comfortable. This guesthouse is truly perfect as is their food and gardens! It was one highlight of our three and a half week vacation in South Africa that we can't stop talking about.

Room Tip: The one room suite is very! beautiful and adequate for stays less than a week
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  • Stayed November 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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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Dear Jeepster

Loved the review! We are also glad that you discovered Blaauwheim! We enjoyed the talks and the many laughs! "Are you serious?" now has more meaning to us than before and brings a grin and a memory every time either of us uses the expression. Come back soon!

Johan and Jo-Anne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I am a regular traveller and have been in a couple of excellent Bed and Breakfasts, Blaauwheim is one of the best the suite is excellent and it really felt like I was at home. Johan & Jo-Anne were extremely friendly and the breakfast is really something.

  • Stayed December 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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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear Christian

We are delighted that you say you felt at home because that is very important to us. So is a hearty breakfast which sets the tone for the day. Thank you for saying it all so succinctly in your review.
You are welcome any time!

Johan and Jo-Anne
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Lahr, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

What can you feedback if more than 140 guests have praised this extraordinary Guest House? Just confirm that they are right. Jo-Anne and Johan, both are passionate of what they do and they walk the extra-mile every day. Thanks for a wonderful start into our holidays!

Room Tip: The smaller Shiraz room is good enough if you use this Guest House only as a base for excursions.
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear Dils

Coming from such a seasoned traveller and prolific reviewer, this review is really special. Thank you for reinforcing our on-going quest for excellence in hospitality.

We had so much fun having the two of you at Blaauwheim! Enjoy the rest of your trip.

Johan and Jo-Anne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

5 stars is not enough for this family-owned Guest house. Comfort, pampering and service abowe itsself in a Lovely and interesting garden. We felt like home imediately thanks to the welcoming by Kali, Jo-Anne and Johan. We hope to be back!

Room Tip: Vi bodde i Pinotage - perfekt för oss. Härlig veranda, sköna sängar och kichenet om man vill laga nå...
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  • Stayed November 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, January 10, 2014
Dear Sten

Thank you for a special review... You know how emotional I became because you reminded me so very much of my late father. I will cherish your visit for a long long time - or until you come again!

Jo-Anne and Johan (and Kali!)
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We stayed here at the end of our trip along the garden route.
We stayed in Pinotage and this was beautiful - a large living room with extensive self catering facilities, another large bedroom with en-suite, all of which are luxurious and to the highest standards.
The location of the guest house is excellent and allows easy access to Cape Town, False Bay, the wine lands and other popular tourist spots.
The hosts, Jo-Anne and Johan, were excellent - so warm and welcoming and humorous! Johan was also good enough to offer taxi services for our last meal out.
Breakfast was a delight, starting with freshly prepared fruit and orange juice but not forgetting the best cooked bacon we came across!
All in all, if you are looking for 5 star accomodation and service I don't think you'll be disappointed.

  • Stayed December 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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Blaauwheim, Owner at Blaauwheim Guest House, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear Louise

Thank you for helping us to have fun while doing what we love at Blaauwheim. Indeed, at Blaauwheim you can most certainly have your bacon AND eat it! I am sure that plan of slipping away to the sunshine will come sooner rather than later with the weather you are having at the moment. Your review is greatly appreciated.

May 2014 be a good one!

Johan and Jo-Anne
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Address: 22 Bakkerskloof Road | Jonkershoogte, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Somerset West
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 72 B&Bs / Inns in Somerset West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Blaauwheim Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blaauwheim Guesthouse is a luxurious upmarket retreat offering bed & breafast accommodation in Somerset West near Cape Town, South Africa. Nestled at the foot of the Helderberg Mountain in the Cape Winelands, Somerset West is a tranquil and up market suburb in Cape Town East, only 20 minutes from Cape Town International and a 40 minutes from Cape Town centre. ... more   less 
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