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Balfour Place Guesthouse

19 Blinkwater Road, Camps Bay 8005 South Africa
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#14 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Camps Bay
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What makes this holiday home so unique is that there is no other villa so large situated so close to the beach and restaurants and located in a quiet lane. Situated in a leafy cul de sac, only 100 meters from Camps Bay beach, Camps Bay Village with beachfront shops, trendy cafés, cocktail bars and famous restaurants is a short stroll away. The Blinkwater stream runs in front of the house originating on the top of Table Mountain. After the rain, the gushing of the stream contends with the sounds of the waves breaking on the beach. This Camps Bay house has elegantly decorated bedrooms, all en suite, boasting a balcony each. The three terraces offer the perfect vantage point from which to sip sundowners and indulge the senses with many spectacular sunsets, enjoy a game of pool, soak up the sun beside the swimming pool, take a leisurely swim and just unwind. The buzzing nightlife of cosmopolitan Camps Bay is a minute away. This beachside villa overlooks the famous palm fringed Camps Bay beaches and Atlantic ocean with breathtaking views of the Lions Head mountain peak. Balfour Place offers the best of all worlds, an unforgettable view, a private swimming pool and a short stroll from shops, restaurants and the beach. Simply magnificent is the only way to describe it.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Outdoor pool
Complimentary tea
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Mountain View
Residential Neighbourhood
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Isaac P wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions
Pours the best pint of Guinness in sidmouth, the food and service is top quality as well. The staff are some of the nicest I’ve met too. The outdoor area is a lovely place to sit and have a drink or a meal
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
nlusho667732 wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution
I loved everything about this guesthouse. The 0ics don't do it justice. The views were great. Bed was great. Bathroom was huge. Decor so nice. Great proximity to everything. Perfect. I'm so glad I read the reviews about the stairs so we were mentally prepared for them however the outside main door ones need some sort of grip especially for when it rains
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Date of stay: May 2021
Sleep Quality
Chris wrote a review Apr 2021
London, United Kingdom57 contributions5 helpful votes
The location of this place is incredible. Yes there are steps to contend with but the proximity to the beach front and the views are worth the effort! The house is spacious and comfortable and service was excellent. Special thanks to Dominique and Portia. Also, Portia makes an excellent cooked breakfast which was a bonus to have included in the cost. The comments I have are mostly superficial - some of the furnishings and paint could do with a facelift to freshen things up, and the pillows on the bed could be better.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from , Owner at Balfour Place Guesthouse
Responded 28 Apr 2021
Hi Chris, thank you so much for your feedback and great review. We really do appreciate the effort and I will let Portia know that you enjoyed her breakfast. Stay safe and happy Dominique
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yorkie39 wrote a review Apr 2020
Mirfield, United Kingdom93 contributions72 helpful votes
We stayed at the hotel for 1 week in March and found the B&B to be a good choice. It is in an excellent location with parking in the street. It seemed very safe and the staff were very efficient. The only problem is the number of steps! However the male member of staff was always available to assist with the luggage. The wifi wasn't very good at times. The breakfast was hearty and freshly made. If we were staying in Camps Bay, I would certainly return.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Dominique E, Manager at Balfour Place Guesthouse
Responded 16 Apr 2020
Thank you so much for leaving us a lovely review and I am glad that David could assist with the luggage.. Many happy travels and stay safe during this uncertain time. Best wishes Dominique and team
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schultzey wrote a review Mar 2020
Horley, United Kingdom250 contributions123 helpful votes
We found the staff here simply excellent. Very friendly, extremely accommodating and perfectly helpful in every way. The communal living space is a nice touch. A pool table, swimming pool with loungers and TV. It felt safe, with parking and in just the right place. I'd stay here again. The room did what it needed to do. You don't go to SA to sit in a room! Would recommend!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from Dominique E, Manager at Balfour Place Guesthouse
Responded 01 Apr 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review and we are super pleased that we could be helpful and accommodating. And nicely put, sitting in a room would be pretty pointless as we blessed with beautiful surroundings. Stay safe during these difficult times. Best Regards Dominique and team
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US$52 - US$183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownCamps Bay
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Frequently Asked Questions about Balfour Place Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Balfour Place Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Camp's Bay Beach (0.3 km), Theatre on the Bay (0.10 km), and Mountain View Horse Trails (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Balfour Place Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Balfour Place Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Balfour Place Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Balfour Place Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Balfour Place Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Codfather Seafood & Sushi, Mantra Cafe Camps Bay, and Ocean Blue.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Balfour Place Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Balfour Place Guesthouse have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Balfour Place Guesthouse offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Balfour Place Guesthouse located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Camps Bay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Balfour Place Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Balfour Place Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iziko Slave Lodge (5.1 km), City Hall (4.4 km), and Iziko Koopmans-De Wet House (5.5 km).