Blackheath Lodge

Blackheath Lodge

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5.0
#4 of 115 hotels in Cape Town Central
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle tours
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Car hire
Taxi service
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Cable / satellite TV
Hair dryer
Bathrobes
Telephone
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Green
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

6 Blackheath Road Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 79 out of 100
79
Cape Town Intl Airport
19.8 km
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles2,352 reviews
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Blackheath Lodge has earned high praise for its exceptional service, where guests experience warm welcomes and personalized care. The hotel's stylish and comfortable rooms, adorned with high-end amenities, contribute to its boutique charm. Its central location is a hit for those eager to explore local restaurants and the waterfront. Guests find the value unbeatable, with upscale amenities at reasonable prices. The serene atmosphere, combined with a well-maintained pool and delicious breakfasts, ensures a stay at Blackheath Lodge is both luxurious and relaxing.
Location
Central
Atmosphere
Welcoming
Rooms
Stylish
Value
Reasonable
Cleanliness
Immaculate
Service
Attentive
Amenities
Outstanding

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bbtime wrote a review Jan 2020
Waterford, Ireland13 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in Blackheath Lodge recently for the 2nd time & thoroughly enjoyed our return visit. After a long overnight flight we were so warmly welcomed & upgraded to a fabulous 2 bed apartment with 2 terraces!
Despite all Cape Town has to offer sometimes it is nice to kick back and relax and Blackheath Lodge is an oasis of calm and a home away from home. The staff are genuinely interested in their guests & do their best to ensure memorable holidays are had by all. The most common sound is laughter & chitchat between staff and guests.
The location in Seapoint makes it an ideal base to explore the city and further afield and staff are always happy to advise on trips & excursions.
A special mention to Karin, Riana, Godfrey and Caroline.
We hope to be back some day x
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from GMgeneralmanager1, Operations Manager at Blackheath Lodge
Responded Jan 22, 2020
Thank you for your positive 5/5 review. We enjoy hosting and getting to know all our guests. Glad that you got to enjoy the upgrade in our spacious Two Bedroom Apartment. We are looking forward to welcoming you for a 3rd visit to our beautiful city and Blackheath Lodge.
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Connor P wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Gorgeous accommodations and unmatched customer service. We were wildly impressed by this BnB from the moment we walked in and were greeted with snacks and refreshments. They go above and beyond to make your stay memorable and you absolutely must stay here if you have the chance
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from GMgeneralmanager1, Operations Manager at Blackheath Lodge
Responded Feb 21, 2020
Dear Connor, Thank you for the great feedback! Much appreciated by the entire BHL team.
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SuzDel wrote a review Feb 2020
Poole, United Kingdom19 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Blackheath Lodge in January and couldn’t fault it. The room, hotel and food were all excellent as the reviews said. The service was fabulous and we couldn’t have felt more welcome. We arrived in South Africa in a dazed state, first stop was Blackheath Lodge and the hotel manager Karin took us in hand with a tray of tea and biscuits and told how to make the most out of our stay in Cape Town with sage advice about keeping out of trouble. The recommendation to use Uber was invaluable and we felt totally safe throughout our stay. We also appreciated Riano cooking us lovely meals when we were tired and didn’t want to venture out, and who generally looked after us beautifully. One day we had a lovely lazy afternoon in the by the pool, surrounded by bougainvillea and Riano plying us with fizz and snacks. Heaven!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from GMgeneralmanager1, Operations Manager at Blackheath Lodge
Responded Feb 9, 2020
Being served fizz + snacks at the pool, most certainly sounds like heaven! So glad to hear the service of the team was top notch. Karin and Riano love what they do and really enjoyed your company. Thank you for experiencing the home cooked meals - will give the compliments through to chef Riano.
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Marvin S wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This B&B is located within walking distance of the beach, several restaurants, in a neighborhood. It is several homes put together. The rooms are great and the staff is the best. There is parking with 24 hour security. Try one of there cape Malay dinners if they are doing one. View from near beach, 5 minutes away
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from GMgeneralmanager1, Operations Manager at Blackheath Lodge
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Dear Marvins, We try and cater for everyone's taste with our home cooked meals. So glad you enjoyed your dinner night in with us. Babotie is a must have on a trip to Cape Town.
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Marilise Brummer wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staff at Blackheath are amazing and made me feel as if I am a friend rather than a guest. The decor of the place is beautiful and makes me feel at home . Lodge atmosphere is very cozy with a nice fireplace in the bar area. Blackheath Lodge is Covid compliant and I would definitely recommend Blackheath for all types of visits. Staff are also very knowledgeable and informative on things to do in and around Cape Town and are always willing to assist.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Karin Coetzee, General Manager at Blackheath Lodge
Responded Sep 23, 2021
Dear Marilise, thank you for your kind review and staying with us at Blackheath Lodge. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back one day for a drink in our cozy bar area. All the best, The Blackheath Lodge Team :-)
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Darryl S wrote a review Dec 2022
Victoria, Canada127 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a wonderful, welcoming location with excellent, friendly staff and impeccable service. We got coffee delivered to our door in the morning and the breakfasts were fabulous. On our departure day we were able to not only store our luggage but had the use of a large bedroom and shower in which to change and freshen up before our flight.
I highly recommend this establishment.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Karin Coetzee, General Manager at Blackheath Lodge
Responded Dec 12, 2022
Dear Darryl, Thank you so much for your kind review - we really enjoyed having you stay with us and we hope to welcome you back again one day. Best regards, The BHL Team
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Garth F wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A recent trip for our Family to the Cape was made ever more special by being able to stay at Blackheath Lodge which I would consider a "home away from home" experience

Right from the get-go I should have known we were in for a treat when Justin kindly recommended we try their little gem in Seapoint.

From arrival to departure the service was just exceptional. Karen manages a superb staff complement & is well backed up by Godfrey and Riano, for whom nothing is a trouble or too much to ask. The newly renovated rooms are classy and have all the amenities one could ask for.....USB chargers and heated towel racks for the win !!

With such great access onto the promenade and surrounding shops, but situated in a quiet tranquil street, its located in the ideal spot for a discerning traveller but also for a family breakaway.

The lodge is set up in such a way to cater for friendly dinners, and drinks in the trendy bar, as well as quiet and well equipped spaces for those business and private interractions that are so much part of our our daily routines.

I'm definitely coming back to the Blackheath family, no need to look any further whether its for Business or Pleasure !!
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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ekimbry wrote a review Mar 2020
Aurora, Canada168 contributions123 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It’s a while since I looked at the TA reviews for Blackheath Lodge, but I believe many referred to it as an oasis. Well, that it certainly is, but we were so impressed by the drive of those who have made it so special. From directing us to the company for the airport-hotel transfer to the calling of our departure taxi, Karin and her staff provided a complete service.

What we see at the hotel is the result of great attention to detail – the eclectic furnishings, fixtures and objets d’art in the public areas, the design and setting of the pool, the guest rooms themselves and the complimentary refreshments and cake always available at the breakfast bar.

There was also great attention paid to helping us make the most of our time in Cape Town. Recognizing that this was our first visit to South Africa, Karin made sure that we understood what options were available. We were so pleased to have taken her advice and let her book a full day tour for us with driver, Lovemore, who took us on a tour around the Cape, and who did a wonderful job in helping us understand South Africa. Karin provided further help in directing us to the sea front walk that took us to the V and A restaurant area, in ordering a taxi to take us to Table Mountain and again into Cape Town for a Historic Walking Tour.

The personal service was second to none and the Blackheath Hotel truly lived up to its reputation as a tranquil oasis. There was a rare and special sense of serenity once inside the hotel and it will be long remembered.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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glewcan wrote a review Nov 2022
Manchester, United Kingdom76 contributions71 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 6 nights in Cape Town and stayed in the 2 bed apartment. It was nice. Great sized rooms and lots of space. I believe the apartment is due for a revamp, it’s a little tired and worn in places ( wardrobes and bathroom cabinets) but nevertheless…….
The staff were like a big family, attentive and friendly. Everyone was on hand to offer tips and advice locally. We were quite literally greeted on the street upon our arrival and given a complimentary drink whilst Mike and Godfrey gave us the local low down. Karin also saved us a wasted day going to Table Mountain, despite the weather looking great the summit was dreadful. We went the following day after advice and had the most perfect experience.
We decided to use the hotels own tour service and had a private wine tasting tour, the 5 venues we visited were great and family friendly.
The bar and breakfast areas were also very tastefully decorated.
The pool was in the small attractive courtyard, which our room also overlooked from one of the bedrooms and had quality loungers and towels laid out daily. I didn’t see anyone in the pool but I’m sure in the height of the summer it would be a very welcome oasis.
We hired a car but all Cape Towns sites are within a short and inexpensive Uber journey
Thank you so much everyone at Blackheath Lodge for a wonderful and memorable stay. We’d love to come back and see what developments have taken place .More
Date of stay: October 2022
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Karin Coetzee, General Manager at Blackheath Lodge
Responded Nov 23, 2022
Dear Guest :-) Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back one day to Blackheath Lodge. All the Best, The BHL Team
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Linda Eloff wrote a review Apr 2021
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was treated like ROYALTY! One of the best boutique hotels I’ve ever stayed in. One specific staff member named Riano were the friendliest, most efficient and helpful that I've ever encountered. Nothing was too much trouble for him. He offered me an early check in and late check out without me even asking. The hotel, rooms are immaculate and the attention to detail mind-boggling. The facilities in the rooms incredible -robes, Charlotte Rhys bath and shower toiletries, individual hand sanitisers and masks! Words just can't do this place justice - you need to experience it for yourself!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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susiesan1 asked a question Apr 2023
Kansas City, Missouri1,460 contribution32 helpful votes
Do you have a generator to deal with the load shedding? Is there electricity on at all times?
Answer from Joyce B
Manchester, United Kingdom82 contributions63 helpful votes
there is a Load Shedding app that advises when the power cuts are going to be throughout the day and night, we found it really useful when we were on the Garden route as we went to lots of different places
Answer from Lars S
Uppsala, Sweden25 contributions36 helpful votes
Hi, I just found this question and maybe too late to answer. I stayed 15 nights at Blackheath lodge in February. I had different rooms, one at the second floor. All are different. But I can not answer your question, but I think you should ask Blackheath Lodge about it, maybe you already have . Karin the manager is very helpful and efficient, others as well. I can really recommend this place in Cape Town! My review on TripAdvisor was very positive but also very honest. If you go there and meet Karin please say "hello" from Lars in Sweden. Have a nice stay!
KNHS1840 asked a question Jul 2019
NYC7 contributions4 helpful votes
Do Deluxe rooms have balconies? Thanks.
Answer from Marc S
Brussels, Belgium505 contributions263 helpful votes
Yes
Answer from MONSTER-REVIEWS
Horsham, United Kingdom46 contributions12 helpful votes
Hi Same as the other reply’s I would use Uber very safe and cheap The area around blackheath is safe to walk in the day time Night is ok too The staff at the lodge are very helpful and friendly ask them anything and they will do it for you Enjoy your stay
Traveler28635491922 wrote a tip May 15
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The pool is a great place to relax and enjoy the views "
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Sbonelo M wrote a tip May 6
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book in advance to ensure your space and comfort stay "
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helenetravels2017 wrote a tip Apr 2024
Richmond, Virginia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are with a small group, the two bedroom apartment is a wonderful place to share."
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Harley M wrote a tip Mar 2024
8 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a cheap Uber anywhere for $5."
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linda wrote a tip Mar 2024
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"listen to suggestions from managers. Allow time to enjoy the lodge."
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PRICE RANGE
C$242 - C$298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
blackheath hotel cape town central, blackheath cape town
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownCape Town Central
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blackheath Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Blackheath Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Mouille Point Beach (0.3 km), ARTEM Centre (0.3 km), and Cork & Screw Wine Bar (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blackheath Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Blackheath Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Blackheath Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Blackheath Lodge?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blackheath Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Rockwell Dinner Theatre, Rockpool, and Coco Safar Sea Point.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Blackheath Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Blackheath Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Blackheath Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Blackheath Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Blackheath Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Blackheath Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iziko Slave Lodge (2.6 km), City Hall (3.3 km), and Iziko Bo Kaap Museum (2.0 km).
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