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“Home from home in Gordon's Bay”
View across False Bay from Highcliffe House pool and patio
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19 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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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.
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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.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Amanda T
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic views and a real "home from home"”
Reviewed 22 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012

We just got back from 2 wonderful days at Highcliffe House - Merlot Suite. Even though it rained all weekend, it really didn't matter as the apartment was so lovely that it was a pleasure to just spend time there relaxing. The view from both the lounge and bedroom was absolutely stunning and, although windy, the balcony was sheltered.

The attention to detail in the apartment was amazing and we couldn't think of anything that it didn't have even down to umbrellas, shopping bags, snackwich toaster and cotton buds! There was a FULL DSTV Satellite bouquet, which meant that we didn't have to miss the cricket and gave us something to watch while the rain came down outside.

This is one of the best establishments we have ever visited and wouldn't hesitate going back there - we really felt at home from the moment we walked through the door!

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Liked best: The views and spaciousness of the suite.
Liked least: Nothing that I can think of
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
  • 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 this review helpful? Yes
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