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himmeli2013
Erlenbach, Switzerland

Sadly an expensive disappointment

2.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 08 Jan 2023via mobile
Sadly, we were disappointed due to the heightened expectations both from an article we read stating this to be among the 10 best hotels in the Cape Town area and the reviews.

There were many good points, as well as some disappointing elements, that are non-negotiable for a higher priced ‘luxury accommodation’ (as advertised on their website) for which we paid over 3700 Rand per night. Some might be minor but in conjunction with each other they start to matter.

Let’s start with the good things:
Pros
- stunning view: across to Cape Town and table mountain, but make sure to be on the second floor towards the sea otherwise the sand dunes will be in your way
- Very friendly staff on arrival as well as on breakfast duty (Kuda)
- Clean, nice decor
- Very comfortable bed linen and big enough shower towels

Cons
- Bed: I have never stayed in what they advertise on their website as a ‘luxury hotel’ in a ‘superior deluxe king’ size room where the mattress does not measure 2 m in length! This meant that both my husband’s and my feet were dangling off the end of the bed and when the bedspread pulls down on the toes this becomes extremely uncomfortable
- Balcony: the balcony of room 202 is very small and can definitely not be used with two chairs
- Window: the window of room 202 towards the table mountain also serves as balcony for room 201 which means as they stand on the balcony they can look inside straight onto the bed, which means no privacy
- Pre-used slippers (which I doubt the guest would put back in the plastic wrapper)
- The whole restaurant, bar and lounge area was smelling strongly of cooking smells, even in the afternoon when there was no one cooking in the kitchen
- Lastly, having to wait for more than one hour for 2 deserts without any mention of waiting time is too much.

To be aware of:
- Best views, for the sunset is on the rooftop, but bring some thing because winds are extremely strong
- If you take a room on ground floor to sand dunes covered the view and patio is connected to the rooms right and left
- When we were there, there was only one chef in the kitchen and this made waiting times extremely long
Date of stay: December 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Venessa Gordon, Owner at Bliss Boutique Hotel, responded to this review
Responded 10 Jan 2023
Good afternoon Nathalie, Thank you, we always appreciate reviews from our South African guests. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed the views, linen, shower and towels. We do not sell rooms on the ground floor as sea view rooms, they are sold as Mountain view rooms, which is perfectly visible from their rooms. King size beds is the standard lenght, we did not cut off part of the bed, that is the standard lenght as sold right across the country. All rooms are fitted with curtains to ensure privacy. Our restaurant is operational from 7am to 10pm and food is made throughout the day. The hotel has 10 rooms and there is 3 chefs, working in shifts throughout the day. It is a pity you did not join us for dinner during your stay. Strong winds is always possible in Cape Town, however that is far in the minority to beatiful sunny days with slight breezes. Kind regards Venessa and the Bliss team

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Reviewed 10 October 2022

My mom and I stayed from the 1st to the 5th October for her 60th Birthday. The establishmentbis world class. Clean, immaculate and peaceful. The staff are very polote and courteous. Chef Gary is outstanding, his meditterenean quinoa salad is the best! Definately brinfing hubby and the crew!

Date of stay: October 2022
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Venessa van Noordwyk, General Manager at Bliss Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2022

Good morning Zingybaby,
Wow thank you for a stunning review! I will share this with the whole team.
We loved hosting you and your mom and we can not wait to welcome you with the rest of the crew!
Kind regards
Venessa and the Bliss team

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Reviewed 10 May 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed two lovely nights at the Bliss Boutique Hotel. The iconic view of Table Mountain and the proximity to family were what made us book. The friendliness of the staff and especially Samuel, would mean we would return.
Our first night we are at Homespun - highly recommend this restaurant.
On our second night we had family join us for a nice dinner in the restaurant and beforehand we’d enjoyed drinks on the terrace watching a fabulous sunset.
We had room 201 which shares the same view of the mountain.
We also took a walk along the beach to blow away the cobwebs - glorious!
The hotel has secure private parking and will arrange an Uber for you.

Date of stay: May 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Venessa van Noordwyk, General Manager at Bliss Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2022

Good afternoon Michele,
Thank you for giving us such an awesome review. I will share this with the whole team.
It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and we are already looking forward to welcome you back to the Mother City.
Kind regards
Venessa and the Bliss team

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Reviewed 6 April 2022

I have stayed in many hotels in Cape town and bliss remains my favorite because of the warm hospitality of the staff and the amazing view (we saw the best sunset there). Simon and Vimbai were exceptional and made us feel very welcome!! There was always a smile on their face!

Pros:
-Clean, modern, comfortable rooms
-2mins walk to the beach
-Hotel facing table mountain
-5 stars hospitality
-Private parking

Cons
None really, except for maybe better pillows, the pillows were quite flat

I will always cherish my time at Bliss and hope to be back! Thanks again!!

Room tip: 2nd floor to get a view of table mountain
Date of stay: March 2022
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Venessa van Noordwyk, General Manager at Bliss Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2022

Good morning Astrid,
Thank you for taking time to give us such a lovely review!
We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed staying at our hotel and the awesome views and sunsets. We are still in awe thereof daily!
We are looking forward to welcome you back to the Mother City in the near future.
Kind regards
Venessa and the Bliss team

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Reviewed 24 July 2021

he restaurant, set in a luxurious space , which features grand interiors exceptional cuisine from chef. richly appointed setting, featuring class art work, smiling all over a majesty of a setting. indulge

Date of stay: July 2021
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Venessa van Noordwyk, General Manager at Bliss Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2021

Good afternoon mcolla783161,
Thank you for an awesome review! I will share this with the whole team.
We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed our restaurant and all the beatiful decor in the hotel. We are looking forward to welcome you back in the near future.
Kind regards
Venessa and the Bliss team

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Reviewed 18 July 2021

Everything was super amazing, from the staff who welcomed us to the cleanliness of the whole property, great location. We had a great time. We’ll definitely come back. They serve nice breakfast.Keep it up!

Date of stay: July 2021
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Venessa van Noordwyk, General Manager at Bliss Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2021

Good afternoon bkhubo624494,
We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us! Likewise it was only a pleasure hosting you and we can not wait for you next visit with us.
Kind regards
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