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“Wonderful experience”
View across False Bay from Highcliffe House pool and patio
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20 reviews
View across False Bay from Highcliffe House pool and patio
Highcliffe House looking towards the Hottentots Holland mountains
Highcliffe House Luxury Suites pool and patio
Patio and Pool
Sunset over False Bay from Highcliffe House
Merlot Bedroom
Merlot Suite Kitchen from the breakfast bar
Merlot Balcony looking towards the Helderberg mountain
View from Merlot Balcony across to the back of Table Mountain
The Patio for all
Highcliffe House Pool looking towards the Helderberg
Another sunset
Around the Pool
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Gordon's Bay, Western Cape

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EatTravel...
Pretoria, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed 20 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We stayed in the Merlot Suite at Highcliffe House in Gordon's Bay during December 2014. We spent ten nights.
The owners are wonderful people, they welcomed us upon our arrival and even had a Christmas card for us personally signed by both of them. We also spent New Years Eve with them at the honesty bar and we had a great time.
Merlot Suite is absolutely beautiful and you can clearly see that a lot of time has gone into planning the layout of the flat. To say that the kitchen is fully equipped is actually an understatement - EVERYTHING you might think you need is there!

The bed was comfortable, and room and bathroom neat and clean. The balcony provides gorgeous mountain and ocean views, and even though the wind can be rough, the balcony is built in such a way that is honestly does not bother you.

Cleaning services were arranged regularly and the parking was ample.

The pool is beautiful and loungers and towels are provided for you.

This suite has everything you need for a wonderful self catering holiday - we will go back anytime!

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Liked best: The beautiful balcony
Liked least: The WiFi did not extend to the bedroom but was ample in the living room.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Sep 2015
Many thanks for your kind review, and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back to Highcliffe House.
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Lyn005
Berkshire
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Home from home in Gordon's Bay”
Reviewed 7 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Another wonderful holiday in Gordon's Bay. Our third time staying with jane and Jim who are great hosts. Merlot is our favourite apartment. Wonderful view from the verandah and very comfortable accomodation

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Muttisieb...
Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The perfect place to stay in the cape”
Reviewed 15 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

This was our second visit to Highcliffe House, but the first time in Merlot and It is every bit as luxurious and thoughtfully fitted out as the last apartment we stayed in. The views from bedroom and lounge are absolutely stunning, day or night. The biggest advantage of Merlot is its sheltered balcony with built in BBQ, Highcliffe also has a lovely pool, gardens and friendly bar.

It is a wonderful place, hosted by very special people. Jane and Jim, who are so hospitable and so helpful ,it was just like returning to old and valued friends.

It is an ideal place to use as a base for exploring the cape coast, Cape Town and the wine lands.

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Liked best: The hosts hospitality and beautifully maintained apartment
Liked least: There was nothing not to like
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
17 Jan 2014
Thank you so much for your kind review, which was very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to Highcliffe House again soon.
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henrique9...
London UK
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“holiday heaven”
Reviewed 22 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013

This is possibly our fourth or fifth stay at Highcliffe House, but the first time in Merlot. It is every bit as luxurious and thoughtfully fitted out as the other appartment we have used, and the views from bedroom and lounge are just stunning, at whatever time of day or night. The biggest advantage of Merlot is its sheltered balcony with built in braii, as well as its sheltered garden on the other side of the building overlooking the mountains.
The situation is wonderful not only from the point of view of the fantastic views(!) but also because of its proximity to so many places of interest, particularly in the winelands.

A very special place, hosted by very special people. Jane and Jim are so hospitable and so helpful ,it is, each time like returning to valued friends.

We have never found anywhere to beat or even equel Highcliffe House, and we have travelled extensively.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 January 2013 for a stay in October 2012

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Liked best: The view from the balcony
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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