Last Word Long Beach

Last Word Long Beach

The view from our room was breathtaking, and the room itself was gorgeous!
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The Last Word 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
BBQ facilities
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Bottled water
Minibar
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Quiet
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English, Afrikaans
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AyrPair wrote a review Mar 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent the last 3 nights of our holiday at Long Beach and couldn't have had a more relaxing time. We hadn't been here before but had stayed at other Last Word hotels so we had high expectations. Our room was great (though unexpectedly not as big as we had at the Last Word Franschhoek) with absolutely stunning views over the beach and onward to Hout Bay and even Table Mountain in the distance. The beach is just steps away from the hotel and was a great place to enjoy a quiet stroll.

All of the staff were really nice and made you feel so welcome and at home. Kim, the manager, was really helpful and spent time speaking with all of the guests to ensure that they had everything they needed. We did feel that we missed out slightly on our introduction to the hotel as Kim was not there when we arrived. When we overheard her the next day showing some new guests around they were given so much more information than we received. Obviously Kim cannot be available H24 but just a small point to bring to the hotel’s attention.

Dinner was included in our stay and this suited us really well after nearly 3 weeks of travelling around. It meant that we could go out for the day, return late afternoon to relax on our balcony and then later just stumble next door for dinner. The food was OK but the menu didn’t change which can mean that when staying for a few nights you have to have the same dish more than once. Also you are asked just after breakfast what you will want for dinner and having just eaten it can be a bit off-putting thinking about dinner.

Before dinner one evening we thought we might have some sparkling wine as our holiday was to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. We were disappointed to be told that this would cost extra (most other wines and spirits are included) so didn’t bother. This was not due to the additional cost but the fact that the price charged for the accommodation could easily absorb including sparkling wine which can be purchased in local supermarkets for little cost. A half bottle of sparkling wine is left out in your room on the last night of your stay, which is nice, but considering that guests could have an early start next morning perhaps this could be forgotten and allow a few glasses of sparkling wine during your stay.

Overall we had a really enjoyable stay at the Long Beach, leaving relaxed and refreshed. We would have no hesitation in recommending the hotel to family and friends should they be lucky enough to holiday in South Africa but don’t want the hustle and bustle of Cape Town.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Kelsey LastWord, General Manager at Last Word Long Beach
Responded 13 Mar 2020
Dear AyrPair, Thank you for this insightful feedback from your time at The Last Word Long Beach. The entire team were thrilled to hear how thoroughly you enjoyed your time at the beach and that you were able to relax and forget the chaos of the world outside. Kind regards, Kelsey
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Moneba C wrote a review Jun 2021
Wellington, South Africa
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Located right on the beach, Last Word Longbeach is a 6 bedroom gem in a very tranquil setting.

The rooms are quite spacious and clean with bathroom and seating area. The view from the upstairs rooms will undoubtedly be better as the bottom views are slightly impeded by sand dunes, we could however still see ocean from bed 😉.

Breakfast and 3-course dinner was included and the staff did go the extra mile for our dietary requirements. Smoked salmon for breakfast and halal meat was arranged prior to check-in. On arrival we chose our menu for the two night stay. My suggestion would be to make guests aware to choose their menu for their entire stay or early the next day for preparation purposes, because we did get the same delicious dessert both nights since we didn't indicate anything different. Slight miscommunication here. The complimentary drinks and ample in-room bottled water was much appreciated!

The location is amazing! Out the hotel gate you turn right and you are literally on a long, clean beach. Wonderful for walks, runs or just to relax on your hotel beach towel. Being the start of winter and the Atlantic ocean, the water was quite cold, but it appeared perfect for surfers and some brave swimmers. The beach is pet friendly and you might even make a few furry friends yourself.

The Slankop lighthouse is an approximate 2km walk from the hotel, along a boardwalk bordering the sea with plenty of seating benches along the way.

Thank you to Fanie and the team for a wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Kelsey LastWord, General Manager at Last Word Long Beach
Responded 08 Jun 2021
Thank you for this wonderful feedback from your stay with us at Last Word Long Beach! We were delighted to hear how thoroughly you enjoyed your stay and your time in Kommetjie, spending time on the beach and the walk to the lighthouse are two of our favourite winter activities. Our team hopes to see again soon, perhaps in summer where you may even be tempted to brave a swim! Kind regards, Kelsey
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Paul D wrote a review Feb 2020
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived two days after Christmas 2019 and stayed three nights. Our travel agent selected the property because she said that it would be a nice stay away from the crowds of the city, and that its location was ideal for excursions into Capetown and other destinations the Cape, wint tasting, etc.). It's a special place to stay--beautiful views from every room and the dining room, excellent food, and really really warm and friendly service; the staff was completely committed to making our stay as comfortable , relaxing and enjoyable as possible.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Kelsey LastWord, General Manager at Last Word Long Beach
Responded 01 Mar 2020
Thank you kindly for this great feedback from your time with us in Long Beach. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Kelsey
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125bernardc wrote a review Nov 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just returned from 4 wonderfully relaxing days at this boutique hotel (LWLB), situated right on Kommetjie Beach. We had been in need of a good rest after a busy year, and LWLB delivered. Mornings were spent exploring the peninsula, with lunches enjoyed at some of the understandably recommended restaurants (Harbour House, Cape Point Vineyards and Foodbarn) - all were excellent (see separate reviews). Afternoons were then spent chilling on our private patio overlooking the pool, and going for long walks along the beautiful, clean, surfers' and dog-friendly beach.
Service was very good; friendly and efficient yet unobtrusive, and the breakfasts and complimentary seafood dinners were delicious and most enjoyable. The view across the Noordhoek Bay across to Chapman's Peak and Hout Bay, from the dining room and deck is unequalled.
The room was very large and clean, with a comfortable king size bed, a well presented bathroom, and a comfortable TV lounge leading out to the patio.
We have already decided that we will try to return to LWLB next year - it's fantastic!
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rooms 1, 4 and 5 have their own private patios.
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Response from Kelsey LastWord, General Manager at Last Word Long Beach
Responded 18 Nov 2021
Thank you for this fantastic feedback! Our team at Last Word Long Beach will be delighted to know how much you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon for more seaside adventures.
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Buggsi wrote a review Nov 2023
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I love understated perfection, those places that don’t shout about being brilliant because they live and breathe excellent every day and know and love what they do. Jackie, Fanie and every member of the Last Word Long Beach team are masters in the art of looking after their guests, nothing is too much trouble and the friendly easygoing nature is infectious. The property is beautifully presented, perfectly reflecting the beach location, light, bright and relaxing. The large rooms offer comfy beds, lots of places to just sit and let the ocean wash away your worries and a complimentary gin bar! The kitchen produces truly delicious dishes and nothing is hurried! We loved our three nights and just wished we had been able to stay longer, we were very sad to say goodbye. Thank you 😊
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kelsey LastWord, General Manager at Last Word Long Beach
Responded 27 Nov 2023
Thank you for this great feedback, we hope to see you again soon.
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JHN15 wrote a review Dec 2022
Montagu, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our second visit to this wonderful Boutique Hotel with one of the most beautiful views around Cape Town. It is like coming home. Staff is friendly, attentive and see to your every need. The package deal of breakfast and dinner included ensures that once you arrive you can really relax without having to go out for supper. The views are spectacular and both mornings and evenings have their own magic with the beach, sea and mountainous backdrop across the bay in full unspoilt view. It really is a special place and a special experience. We were welcomed by Brandon and hosted by Fanie. The intimacy of the hotel and the hospitality and excellent friendly service of the staff make it an easy decision to once again return as soon as we can.
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Date of stay: December 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The Bedrooms on the lower level are our favourites
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Response from Kelsey LastWord, General Manager at Last Word Long Beach
Responded 12 Dec 2022
Thank you for this outstanding feedback! We hope to see you again soon.
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ChrisMg wrote a review May 2022
Bloubergstrand, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome location on the beach. Definitely opt for upstairs suites as the lower you have to take in the view through the palisade fence.
We had the special offer with dinner included. Food was quite mediocre, perhaps go for eating at a nearby restaurant instead.
Overall room was clean but spots on the blanket and moldy shower grouting, let’s the establishment down.
Staff were super friendly and helpful so that made up for the small issues.
Attention to detail could take this hotel to a 10/10
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is difficult due to limited space
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Response from Kelsey LastWord, General Manager at Last Word Long Beach
Responded 19 May 2022
Dear Chris, Thank you for your suggestions, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.
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ritaSouthAfrica wrote a review Nov 2020
south africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We immediately felt at home. Kim and Fanie, the managers were so relaxed and after showing us around, it was like being at home.
Drinks were included and though not a huge sellection were ample.
The breakfast was excellent. We stayed 2 nights and tried 4 of the 5 main dishes on offer for supper. All were excellent , especially the Thai Mussels. Thanks to Maria, Cathy and Joan.There was a nice sellection of wine too.
Our room was perfect, clean, large and comfortable .
The best was being right on the beach, which probably are of the whitest beaches to be found anywhere.
We highly recommend Long Beach for an intimate, private and homely atmosphere.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Kelsey LastWord, General Manager at Last Word Long Beach
Responded 23 Nov 2020
Dear Rita, Thank you for this fantastic feedback from your time with us at The Last Word Long Beach. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us and your time on the beach. We are truly fortunate to be located in such a beautiful part of the country. Wishing you a wonderful festive season, and looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Kelsey
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Stefan wrote a review Jun 2021
Bedfordview, South Africa
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely beautiful. The views are priceless, the beach is with white sand and great for daily walks. The service is amazing. Kim the manager is the most accommodating person who makes sure all your needs are met. Kim is amazing with kids. The Last Word alongside Kim makes this stay one to remember. The reason for missing a star is only because some maintenance is needed. I would come back here any day.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kelsey LastWord, General Manager at Last Word Long Beach
Responded 20 Jun 2021
Thank you for this wonderful feedback from your time with Kim and her team at Last Word Long Beach. We were thrilled to host you and your family and look forward to your next seaside holiday with us. Kind regards, Kelsey
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WorldAtYourFeet wrote a review Jul 2022
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staying at Last Word Long Beach was an absolute treat!
It is like having your own beach house.
We arrived and soon after headed off for a long walk along the beach, arriving back at sundown to the most wonderful three course dinner with views of the beach.
We retired to our room early, to find our room romantically lit with candles and our own G&T station, with delicious local gin.
We were expertly taken care of by Fanie and his team and can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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Responded 18 Jul 2022
Thank you for this awesome feedback! We hope to see you again soon for more seaside relaxation.
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Jimbops wrote a tip Mar 2024
Guernsey, United Kingdom22 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Leave room for the Crème Brullé "
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AlisonOnlywood wrote a tip Mar 2024
Manchester, United Kingdom39 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed in room 6 we loved it. We felt very safe and welcome"
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Tim R wrote a tip Feb 2024
Tucson, Arizona28 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You be happy with any room available all are as pictured on the website and in perfect condition."
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JHN15 wrote a tip Dec 2022
Montagu, South Africa24 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Bedrooms on the lower level are our favourites"
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kyle1924 wrote a tip Nov 2022
Winchester, United Kingdom13 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking available on site."
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PRICE RANGE
R 3,185 - R 4,470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownKommetjie
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Last Word Long Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Last Word Long Beach?
Nearby attractions include Green Mountain Trail (4.3 km), Chapman's Peak Drive (7.8 km), and Noordhoek Beach (4.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Last Word Long Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Last Word Long Beach?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Last Word Long Beach?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Last Word Long Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Last Word Long Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Whole Earth Cafe, The Foodbarn Cafe & Tapas, and The Village Hub.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Last Word Long Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Last Word Long Beach located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Kommetjie.
Are any cleaning services offered at Last Word Long Beach?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Last Word Long Beach?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Last Word Long Beach?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Groot Constantia (15.1 km), Rhodes Cottage Museum (12.6 km), and Noorul Islam Heritage Museum (11.5 km).
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