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Highcliffe House Luxury Self Catering Suites

65 Boundary Road Gordons Bay, Gordon's Bay 7140 South Africa
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#6 of 36 Speciality lodging in Gordon's Bay
Highcliffe House offers 3 stylish and very spacious self-catering luxury apartments. The Merlot and Pinotage Suites each have one large double bedroom with full en-suite bathroom. The Riesling Suite has 2 double bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms. All 3 apartments have large open plan fully fitted modern kitchens / dining areas and comfortable lounges. All of the suites have their own private barbecues, and access to the heated swimming pool, sun terrace and 'honesty' bar. These beautiful serviced suites are tastefully furnished and fully equipped, including free WiFi internet access, satellite TV, air conditioning, log fires and many extras to ensure a comfortable stay. Situated on the mountainside overlooking the picturesque seaside village of Gordon's Bay on the coast of False Bay, Highcliffe House provides panoramic sea and mountain views and is central for all of the attractions of the Western Cape. Highcliffe House has FOUR STAR Grading by the Tourist Grading Council of South Africa, and we are confident that we will meet the needs of the most discerning guests. Our reviews to date certainly support our goal to ensure that all our guests enjoy luxury accommodation in beautiful surroundings and that their stay at Highcliffe House is the best holiday ever. With safe and sandy beaches, two harbours providing a wide choice of water sports, Gordon's Bay is also the start of the Helderberg Wine Route and the Whale Coast Route. There are 5 championship golf courses within a half hour's drive, over 50 wines estates nearby, and a wide selection of restaurants of all types. Cape Town International Airport is just 15 minutes away, and central Cape Town us just 30 minutes. Highcliffe House in Gordon's Bay is the perfect place for that special 'home from home' holiday.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Canoeing offsite
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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WarrenAus wrote a review Apr 2019
Burleigh Heads, Australia404 contributions115 helpful votes
Highcliffe House is located in a premium location in the tourist gem of Gordons Bay and provides breathtaking views across the Bay and along the coast to Gordons Bay and Strand. We stayed in the Riesling Suite (two bedrooms) with the main bedroom and lounge having unimpeded views across a vista of land and ocean. At night it is like viewing a field of gems and diamonds sparkling into the distance. The accommodation is very comfortable with quality beds, furniture, bathrooms and kitchen. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you could wish for. Unlike many of the places we have stayed, Highcliffe makes available lots of cupboard space in the kitchen and wardrobe space in the bedrooms. There are a lot of nice touches in the bathrooms with quality hand soap, Lux body wash and Flex shampoo and conditioner. ..and there is more - quality cleaning services are provided. Jim and Jane are fantastic hosts who make your stay very comfortable. They are a ready source of information for tourists - such as wine farms and craft breweries to visit, restaurants where you can get a tasty meal or fine dining and scenic drives that delight. This should be your first choice for accommodation in Gordons Bay (or Strand for that matter). We have looked at what is available, stayed in a number of the self-catering apartments and believe that this is among the best. We will definitely stay again - in fact we have!
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Date of stay: April 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: All rooms are outstanding with unimpeded ocean views. Riesling Suite has two bedrooms.
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Response from Highcliffe_House, Owner at Highcliffe House Luxury Self Catering Suites
Responded 25 Apr 2019
Very many thanks Warren for your kind and detailed review, which is much appreciated. We have enjoyed having you and your family stay at Highcliffe House, and do hope we will see you here again in the not too distant future.
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Beat_S55 wrote a review Feb 2019
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland3 contributions
This was our third visit to Highcliffe House. We were staying in the 2 bedroom "Riesling" apartment. Highcliffe House is an excellent base for all kinds of activities in the Western Cape: winery tours, golfing, beaches, excursions, Cape Town etc. The apartments are well maintained, completely furnished (comfortable beds) and very clean with daily maid service. Needless to say, there is secure private parking and WLAN/TV worked perfectly. Stunning views of False Bay and Helderberg. Our visit has been truly memorable once again and we would love to return in the near future. Last not least - Jane and Jim are great hosts. They are very professional, friendly, hospitable and make you feel very welcome. Thank you, Jane and Jim!
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Date of stay: January 2019
David M wrote a review Feb 2019
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom41 contributions40 helpful votes
I think the best comment I can make about this is that it was just like staying with old friends, such was the welcome afforded me. My cousin and I had the ground floor apartment which opened out on one side to a private area with a table and seating, and on the other onto the main patio and pool area. The apartment was spacious, spotlessly clean and very comfortable, although to be honest we spend so much time chatting to the hosts that the apartment was used for little more than sleeping! Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Charlotte B wrote a review Oct 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa30 contributions29 helpful votes
Great view - comfortable apartment. Spotless with all that we could want in terms of catering etc. Plenty blankets and heaters. sadly we never got to sit in the garden but that was equipped with gas braai and garden chairs.
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Date of stay: October 2017
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Highcliffe_House, Owner at Highcliffe House Luxury Self Catering Suites
Responded 18 Oct 2017
Thank you Charlotte. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your weekend, and hope that next time you will be able to stay longer and that warmer weather will enable you to enjoy the garden and patio. Jim and I look forward to welcoming you back.
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Garry W wrote a review Feb 2017
Pyla, Cyprus45 contributions12 helpful votes
Good location on the hillside with nice views across the bay to the Cape peninsula. The rooms are well furnished and the kitchen is full of all the utensils that will be required. The pool is a little small but adequate for cooling down.
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Date of stay: January 2017
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Upper rooms have the best view.
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Response from Highcliffe_House, Owner at Highcliffe House Luxury Self Catering Suites
Responded 25 Feb 2017
Thank you for your review, and for the very nice comments you left in our visitor's book : " Lovely clean and spacious apartment with super views. Maids did a great job every day plus first class laundry service. Many thanks to you both for your kind hospitality." However, we are disappointed that you only rated us 3 stars. Unfortunately, we cannot change the size of our pool as we are on the mountainside, with wonderful views as you say, but your family certainly all seemed to enjoy the pool and the time spent with us. We sincerely hope that you will return to stay with us again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Highcliffe House Luxury Self Catering Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Highcliffe House Luxury Self Catering Suites?
Nearby attractions include Monkey Town Primate Centre (4.2 km), Crystal Pools Hiking Trail (5.7 km), and Ndiza Gallery (2.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Highcliffe House Luxury Self Catering Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Highcliffe House Luxury Self Catering Suites?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Highcliffe House Luxury Self Catering Suites?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, a poolside bar, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Highcliffe House Luxury Self Catering Suites?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Highcliffe House Luxury Self Catering Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Oceans 8 Seafood & Sushi, The Belgian Waffle House, and Zest.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Highcliffe House Luxury Self Catering Suites?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Highcliffe House Luxury Self Catering Suites?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vergelegen Picnic (9.3 km).
Does Highcliffe House Luxury Self Catering Suites have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.