Blackheath Lodge is, quite simply, an indulgence. Set snug up against Signal Hill in Sea Point, Cape Town, this Victorian style, spacious home has been converted into a guest house deluxe with first rate service and that something ‘extra’ that comes from its gracious and downright affable host, Antony.
Blackheath Lodge is a gorgeous Victorian renovation. Its wooden floors, high ceilings, spacious interiors and unobtrusive décor, with just a smattering of African chic, gives it an elegance that provides a charming welcome to weary travellers.
Every large en-suite room, of which there are ten, has been stylishly decorated with no sign of compromise or economising. One or two windows afford one a view of the Atlantic Ocean, the advantage of the home’s position up on High Level Road. Getting to and from the well-known Atlantic Seaboard beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton is a matter of minutes, and you’re but a stone’s throw away from the city centre and the V&A Waterfront …
Without doubt though, it is the generosity with which this guest house treats its guests that is the main star of the four star rating it has earned. Every en-suite room is en suite and has an extra-length twin or king size bed, a well-stocked mini-bar, wireless broadband connection throughout, satellite television and generous tea and coffee making facilities.
The back patio spills out on to a prettily paved area around a heated salt chlorinated swimming pool, with the odd chaise lounge lazily inviting one to bask in the summer heat.
Breakfasts are superlative – homemade muffins served with butter, jam and honey, and unique breakfast quiches – provided on a pretty wooden terrace overlooking the pool, its ceilings adorned with elaborate candelabra and unobtrusive heaters for the cooler months.
Evenings are easily filled, with many world-class restaurants within a few kilometres of Blackheath Lodge. Long Street, within the city centre, offers trendy, vibey and rather hippy eateries that attract students and visitors alike. Nearby Green Point has a range of restaurants, pubs, clubs and cabaret restaurants, and the village of de Waterkant offers a range of accommodation, cafés, tapas bars and restaurants.
But you aren’t restricted to going out. Antony, true to his word, will whip up a feast if you give him suitable warning, and, particularly on cooler evenings, spending a quiet evening in front of the hearth might be a more suitable alternative.
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