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The Last Word Long Beach
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kommetjie
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Having stayed at Franshoek and Constantia last year I booked both again plus Long beach this year. Not disappointed. Fabulous location Staff all wonderful Rooms beautiful Like being at home but with the most amazing people looking after us. So relaxing. Loved every minute. Thank you for making our stay so perfect.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

I spent 3 nights here and they were fantastic! The staff is so nice and hospitable! The food is amazing. They ask you what you'd like to eat for dinner and then go out and get the ingredients to prepare it for you. The views are amazing! Jenny and Hailey go out of their way to make sure that you get to do what ever it is that you want to do in Cape Town. I would definitely return!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Michael H
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

My husband and I stayed at The Last Word in Franschoek and then made our way to Long Beach. We could not rave more about the establishment at Franschoek and this one is no different. The view upon entering the premises is breathtaking - literally heaven on your door step. The staff: Haylee, Jen, Leo and Fanie were superb. Friendly yet professional, they made my husband and I not only feel at home but like movie stars at the same time. Nothing was too much for them and they were always at hand for whatever we needed. Our room (suite no 1) was exquisite. A few steps away and you were on the beach which is beautifully kept, clean, white sand and clear blue sea. I am not a beach bunny by any stretch of the imagination and all I can say is "when can I go back". If my husband and I are ever in the need of a local beach holiday again, we will look no further. I only wish there were more of these hotels around... it would make booking to go anywhere that much easier. Thank you to the team for making our stay so wonderful!

Room Tip: We stayed in the executive suite on the first floor. Stunning room, very large but view is obstructe...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank AliciaKoch
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TLWsa, Manager at The Last Word Long Beach, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Thank you so much for your brilliant review. All of us here at The Last Word are overjoyed you had such a great beach holiday and we hope to welcome you back to your "home away from home" for many more.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

A stunning location. A few steps from the white sand, rolling seas and mountain views. We used this as our arrival base for 2 nights. To relax and unwind. We did not want to leave, but the cost of staying peak season meant we had to move on (£500+ a night B&B).

The management, Haylee and all the staff provided a welcoming, happy and attentive without being intrusive service. Perfect.

This being our first trip to South Africa I have nothing to compare the star rating too, against UK, American and European standards. It is nearly 5 star. Lacking in a bit of tlc. The hotel is clean and comfortable, lovely bedding and pillows, we had a suite with beautiful ocean views, and I would definately recommend this.

We would recommend and return. It is a good base to explore and eat out from.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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TLWsa, Manager at The Last Word Long Beach, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Thanks so much for your very kind words and we are so glad we had the chance to look after you and that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back in the very near future.
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Sandton, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

There are few rooms with views such as this, over a superb beach. Be warned, the water is icy and your legs will be numb after a few minutes. A great experience in all aspects with service staff, particularly Joan, Leo and Fanie and their colleagues at the match. We had a couple of dinners whilst there and can really recommend the fresh fish, ordered for the day required from local fishermen. Ably managed by Hayley and Jennifer, they go out of their way to assist in making ones stay a truly memorable experience. Only downside during our stay was a problem with the pool, which they had sorted on the day we left. Have booked to return.

Room Tip: The two rooms upstairs have better views and are totally private, although more expensive.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank arcjnb
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TLWsa, Manager at The Last Word Long Beach, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Thank you very much for your great review and we're so glad you got try try and enjoy the fresh fish dinner. Apologies for the unavoidable issue with the pool, but we assure you it is rectified now and will remain so. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

From the mosment we arrived, we felt like this was our home, Jen & Hayley & all the staff made our stay truly memorable, they even put on a birthday dinner for my brother & his family. The views from the balcony are stunning & the breakfast experience with the waves crashing on to the white sand beach & the sun streaming in the huge windows was bliss. Being able to lie in bed & watch the surfers riding the huge breakers is a memorable experience. The whole feel of the place is like a beach shack holiday with all the luxury thrown in. Yes it's not the cheapest place you could stay, but once you have paid, there are no hidden extra's, the bar is fully stocked in the rooms & in the lounge & you just help yourself.... perfect. Nothing was too much trouble, they even managed to find some huge crayfish for dinner one night, right at the begnning of the season. We would thoroughly recommend a few days or more at the Last Word.

Room Tip: For the best experience, specify one of the 2 rooms on the 1st floor for a clear view of the 180 deg...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Max S
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TLWsa, Manager at The Last Word Long Beach, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Thank you very much for your extremely kind words and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and our concept of an Intimate Hotel. We hope to get a chance to look after you again in the near future.
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Bern
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

The hotelo is located at a really beautiful spot. Official rating is 5 star, but actually it is a really good 3 star hotel. That's because 5 star is not just defined by the location, but also by service, ammenities, facilities, restaurant/food. Breakfast was ok - but choosing everthing in the evening is somehow stressful. A bit too expensive - although they are generous in terms of wines and soft drinks.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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TLWsa, Manager at The Last Word Long Beach, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Thanks very much for the constructive advice, it's very helpful to us. We're sorry that you had to choose your breakfast the evening before, we assure you this is not our policy and we will be looking into this and correcting it immediately. If you're ever in our area again we'd love to have you back and exceed your expectations as we agree that a rating is not only about location, but service and hospitality too. Thanks again.
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Property: The Last Word Long Beach
Address: 1 Kirsten Avenue, Kommetjie 7975, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Kommetjie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kommetjie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Last Word Long Beach 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Long Beach is situated in the picturesque lobster-fishing village of Kommetjie, a short thirty minute drive from Cape Town. It is truly a special place to stay, offering a rare and rewarding alternative, romantic hideaway. Facilities include a swimming pool, relaxing sun deck with ocean views and whale watching in season. There are six ultra luxurious suites all with stylishly comfortable interiors. Each spectacularly appointed room faces the sea. ... more   less 
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