Long Beach

Long Beach: Our full report

Rooms
6 rooms
Traveller's rating
Excellent (97%) From 6 reviews
Children
Best for aged 10+
Open
All year

The Long Beach is a small, stylish “boutique" guest house situated on Long Beach, one of Cape Town's more remote beaches on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula. It’s about a 35 minute drive to the centre of Cape Town and only a 15 minute drive to Simonstown and the penguin colony at Boulders Beach, as well as to Cape Point.

The Long Beach is located at Kommetjie, a small fishing village, on the west coast of the Cape Peninsula and is a peaceful base from which to explore the southern peninsula.

Located behind an inconspicuous gate, the views on entering the Long Beach are amazing. Large windows have uninterrupted views of the 8km beach and the sea beyond.

The open plan lounge and dining area have highly polished cream tiled floors and are decorated in pale blues and creams. The lounge has comfortable sofas and armchairs with doors that fold completely open onto a balcony, with the views beyond.

The dining area has white wicker chairs around tables laid with white and pale blue table cloths. There are also tables and chairs outside on the balcony.

The Long Beach has six stylish rooms all decorated in soft neutral tones reflecting it's beautiful beach setting.

Two of the rooms are 70sqm elegant suites both which are located upstairs, one 90sqm junior suite, located downstairs, and three 50sqm superior double rooms also located downstairs.

The two upstairs suites have a large double bed facing the view, with a separate lounge area and en suite bathroom. They each have their own private balcony.

The four rooms downstairs have double or twin beds, a small seating area and en-suite bathroom. Each is similarly decorated in neutral creams and blues, and they all have their own patio leading out to the garden and small swimming pool.

All the rooms have satellite TV, DVD player and stocked minibar.

A gate leads from the small garden directly onto the beach, ideal for a lovely brisk walk. Horse riding is possible on the beach from any of the local stables nearby. During the months of July to November it is also possible to see whales from the balcony or from the beach.

Our view

The Long Beach is a beautiful spot for travelers who don’t want to be in the heart of Cape Town. It is remote and yet close to nearby restaurants in Kommetjie. Its location is great for windswept walks on the beach and drives to the Cape Point Nature Reserve.

Geographics

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Ideal length of stay: Three or four days is ideal for exploring this part of the Cape Peninsula

Accessible by: Self-drive or Fly-and-Transfer

Key personnel

Owner: The Last Word

Food & drink

Usual board basis: B&B

Food quality: On a recent visit in May 2014 we did not stay here long enough to enjoy a meal, however the manager explained what might be expected.

Breakfast is usually a buffet laid out on the sideboard in the dining room. This is usually a selection of fresh fruit, freshly baked bread and muffins, yoghurts and cereals. A cooked English breakfast is cooked to order with a choice of eggs and bacon.

Lunch is not normally included here as most guests tend to be out and about exploring the area during the day.

Dinner is available on request and consists of three courses. Expect a soup or a prawn starter, freshly caught linefish or a steak for the main course, followed by a desert. The cost for three courses is approximately ZAR150 per person (about GBP9).

A seafood barbecue can also be arranged in advance for approximately ZAR300 per person (about GBP18). Prices quoted in May 2014.

Dining style: Individual Tables

Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining

Drinks included: All beverages are included including local wines, beers and spirits

Children

Attitude towards children: The Long Beach accepts children three years and older

Property’s age restrictions: No children under 3.

Special activities & services: There are no special activities or services here for children

Equipment: There is no equipment here for children. Older children can enjoy the swimming pool and the beach.

Infrastructure

Power supply: Mains Electricity

Communications: Each room has a direct dial telephone and there is complimentary WiFi throughout the guest house.

TV & radio: There are satellite TV’s in the rooms as well as DVD players. Each of the suites also has an ipod dock.

Water supply: Mains

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: No

Medical care: There are doctors and hospitals nearby

Dangerous animals: Low Risk

Security measures: There is a security gate and fence surrounding the property and a security guard is on duty at night.

Fire safety: There are fire extinguishers in each of the rooms and in the kitchen.

Extras

Disabled access: On Request

Laundry facilities: Laundry is available at an additional cost.

Money: There are digital safes in each of the rooms. The guest house does not have a currency exchange. There are banks nearby should guests need to exchange foreign currency.

Accepted payment on location: Visa, Mastercard, Amex are accepted as well as SA rands cash.