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Reviews of Blue Horizon Guest House 4 stars

56 Boundary Road, 7140 Gordonʼs Bay, South Africa

#6 of 21 B&Bs and Inns in Gordonʼs Bay

Guests' Choice

Review score

Based on 54 hotel reviews

9.5

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    9.7

  • Comfort

    9.6

  • Location

    9

  • Facilities

    9.1

  • Staff

    9.9

  • Value for money

    9.4

  • Free WiFi

    9.7

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  • Reviewed: 11 January 2018

    7.9
    nice view and good rooms
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Two-Bedroom Family Suite (4 Adults)
    • Stayed 3 nights

    pool not in use - the pool was one of the reasons we chose this accomodation a little too far from centre - not walking distance

    nice view and good rooms

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 30 October 2017

    8.8
    Look out over False Bay
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Superior Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Many stairs to get to one's room.

    Lovely view over Gordon's and False Bay from balcony ... delicious breakfast ... helpful and friendly staff ... good size room and bed ...

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 September 2017

    9.2
    Comfortable, quiet, with great view! Good value for money!
    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Superior Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The wind does blow a lot in the area but after getting used to it, it is no more than a slight nuisance.

    We were received in a hospitable and very helpful manner. Karen was wonderful. Her ladies were also most helpful at all times. Comfortable rooms with great views! Great breakfasts! Near to Bikini Beach with great places to eat and drink seafood.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 May 2017

    10
    Wonderful guest house!
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Superior Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Nothing to dislike

    Karen was extremely helpful and went out of her way to assist me with transport arrangements, getting a meal delivered quite late, and even finding me a hairbrush because I had forgotten mine at home. I would highly recommend this lovely guest house.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 May 2017

    9.6
    birthday weekend away 2017
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    a spacious bathroom

    every things was excellent and to put the cherry ontop,we forgot a pair of sunglasses but they called us to let us know so we had to drive back.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 March 2017

    10
    Fantastic
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Two-Bedroom Family Suite (4 Adults)
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing! Only that I couldn't stay longer!

    The propert was amazing, everything I expected! The pictures on the website don't don't justice, the breakfast was brilliant, the staff were very friendly and welcoming and explained everything perfectly! The views of the surrounding area were fantastic! Would definitely recommend it to friends!

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 February 2017

    10
    August New Glass Fronted Display Cabinet wide Living Room furniture dark wood
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    not having more time to stay longer

    The room had a super view, it was immaculate with a king sized bed and had everything required for a short or long stay. The staff excellent and Karen the owner was hell bent on making everything that bit better than one could expect. We shall return!

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 May 2018

    10
    Absolutely loved it!!
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Superior Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Everything!

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 18 January 2018

    9.2
    Great stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Deluxe Suite
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Having to leave! (everything was perfect)

    Everything

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 January 2018

    10
    Best place to stay in GB
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Two-Bedroom Family Suite (4 Adults)
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Pleasant owner and staff

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 January 2018

    7.1
    A very comfortable stay, I would recommend it anytime!
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 5 nights

    A very comfortable stay. Staff were very helpful and the facilities were very good indeed.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 November 2017

    10
    Love it!
    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Stunning guest house. Friendly host and staff. Will be back!

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 April 2017

    10
    Magical stay at Blue Horizon
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    The staff and owner were friendly and accommodating. There was great attention to detail and the owner was very helpful in providing extras.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 February 2017

    9.6
    Excellent choice
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Superior Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Fantastic room, beautifully decorated and really well equipped. Thanks to Karen and her team for a relaxing few days.

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 January 2017

    10
    Stunning place will go back on the future
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Location, friendly staff, very clean and comfortable, amazing views all around.

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 January 2017

    9.6
    Great weekend break
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Karen is an excellent host

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 January 2017

    10
    Excellent service we felt very welcome and regret we...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Two-Bedroom Family Suite (4 Adults)
    • Stayed 2 nights

    That our vacation had an end....

    Excellent service we felt very welcome and regret we didn't stay there longer

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 December 2016

    9.2
    Good place in Gordons Bay
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Two-Bedroom Family Suite (4 Adults)
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Karen were very nice, gave good suggestions on places to visit.

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 31 October 2016

    10
    Excellent
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Breakfast was excellent

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 30 October 2016

    10
    Very cozy place to stay.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very cozy place to stay. Very welcoming.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 23 October 2016

    10
    Nice place and beautiful views
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Superior Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Stayed in the Family Room #3. Good view of Bay below from patio.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 17 October 2016

    10
    excellent
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Suite
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    nothing

    everything

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 4 October 2016

    10
    Best b and b ever
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Superior Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Wonderful and helpful owner. Nothing was too much trouble, The best b and b I have ever stayed in. So comfortable and great views

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 18 September 2016

    10
    Great place short drive from Cape Town airport to start the garden route.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Don't serve breakfast until 8 am. We like an early start.

    Karen was very friendly and helpful.

    Stayed in September 2016

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  • Reviewed: 12 April 2016

    8.3
    Location in the city great.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Unfortunately the pool wasn't very clean and the breakfast was slightly average- during our trip we have been spoiled with better. A lot of stairs inside house and to the rooms.

    Location in the city great. Nice room and easy to bring small children. Clean and comfortable. Felt very safe. Nice private balcony.

  • Reviewed: 9 April 2016

    9.2
    Excellent breakfasts - from the full South African to a...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Perhaps the location is too far to walk from the seafront restaurants.

    Excellent breakfasts - from the full South African to a french toast with cheese and maple syrup (it shouldn't work, but it is yummy!). Rooms are very good.

  • Reviewed: 3 April 2016

    7.9
    Karen the host was very friendly and helpful.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The breakfast was ok, expected it to be better Not really good croissant., not flakey.

    Karen the host was very friendly and helpful.The location is good, very quiet and close to the beach , restaurants etc.Beautiful clean, quiet, well maintained guest house.View from guesthouse was good and backdrop of mountain.

  • Reviewed: 17 March 2016

    10
    Stunning views Beautifully furnished room with lovely...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Faultless

    Stunning views Beautifully furnished room with lovely balcony Rooftop swimming pool Excellent breakfast Lovely staff Good Wi-Fi service Tremendous value for money

  • Reviewed: 6 February 2016

    10
    Everyone was very friendly - Karen left a bottle of...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Can't think of 1 thing to complain about!

    Everyone was very friendly - Karen left a bottle of champagne in our room as we were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary! what a surprise! Loved the swimming pool especially as weather was soo hot!

  • Reviewed: 27 December 2015

    10
    Very clean and neat lodge in excellent location above...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Very clean and neat lodge in excellent location above Gordon's Bay. Karen was a very helpful and considerate hostess, without being at all intrusive.

  • Reviewed: 4 November 2015

    9.2
    This is a really lovely guest house.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    This is a really lovely guest house. The deluxe suite is very good and the view is awesome. It definitely meets the standard of a 4 star stay. The host is also very friendly and I like the way the breakfast was set out. I will definitely return at some point in the future.

  • Reviewed: 11 August 2015

    5.4
    The backdrop of the mountain was beautiful and the staff...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The bed was terrible to say the least. It was one of those "2 beds pushed together" setup. On top of that, the bed was indented badly in certain areas. The duvet also needs replacing as it was of a very low quality and clearly outlived any luxury feel it had to begin with. If there's one thing I expect a hotel / guest house to get right, it's the comfort and luxury feel of the bed... and Blue Horizon Guest House far from delivered. In addition, the DSTV did not work and the wifi is only available for checking emails and other such basic uses.

    The backdrop of the mountain was beautiful and the staff were kind and accommodating.

  • Reviewed: 26 February 2015

    9.6
    Karen is very welcoming and try to help the more she can.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing special, but as the house is on a steep street, the access to parking is also steep and many stairs have to be used.

    Karen is very welcoming and try to help the more she can. Rooms and breakfast are very good. Some rooms have view on the bay and this is a must. Restaurant Thirsty Oyster is great in Gordon's Bay.

  • Reviewed: 5 February 2015

    10
    Room had everything needed and was very clean.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Room had everything needed and was very clean. Breakfast was good and a wide range of choices. Karen was very helpful and accommodating. Could not fault it

  • Reviewed: 16 January 2015

    6.7
    Clean and comfortable.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Only a partial view of the ocean. Not within walking distance from the beach. Far from Cape Town attractions.

    Clean and comfortable. Friendly and helpful owner and staff. Standard breakfast fare. Private balcony was a nice touch. Close to airport.

  • Reviewed: 19 April 2016

    10
    Loved the location and the staff made us very welcome
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Loved the location and the staff made us very welcome

  • Reviewed: 14 April 2016

    7.5
    Access is problematic!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Access!

    Access is problematic!

  • Reviewed: 29 February 2016

    9.2
    Very clean, bright guest house.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Very clean, bright guest house. Nothing is too much trouble for Karen. We really enjoyed our three nights there (again).

  • Reviewed: 16 February 2016

    10
    Everything was perfect, right down to the bottle of...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Everything was perfect, right down to the bottle of champagne and chocolates we got for Valentines Day

  • Reviewed: 20 December 2015

    6.7
    location
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Not a good view Bathroom small

    location

  • Reviewed: 22 November 2015

    9.2
    Great view, spacious rooms, and friendly staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Great view, spacious rooms, and friendly staff.

  • Reviewed: 19 November 2015

    10
    Karen is very friendly and nothing is too much trouble.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Karen is very friendly and nothing is too much trouble.

  • Reviewed: 6 November 2015

    10
    Perfect location, outstanding host
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Perfect location, outstanding host

  • Reviewed: 8 September 2015

    10
    Everything!
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Everything!

  • Reviewed: 10 May 2015

    10
    Views especially at night - over the city lights
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Views especially at night - over the city lights Friendly staff Comfortable room

  • Reviewed: 9 April 2015

    10
    It was the ideal place to relax in the quiet serene...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    It was the ideal place to relax in the quiet serene atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle yet close enough to enjoy the city attractions.

  • Reviewed: 19 March 2015

    10
    Friendly people and a lovely room with a wonderful view.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Friendly people and a lovely room with a wonderful view. Staff have a very good knowledge of the local area, and place to dine out at.

  • Reviewed: 17 March 2015

    4.2
    Personalized service, easy people to stay with
    • Business trip
    • Couple

    None

    Personalized service, easy people to stay with

  • Reviewed: 3 March 2015

    9.2
    Very friendly and helpful host.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Very friendly and helpful host. Facilities are clean and comfortable. We enjoyed our weekend at Blue Horizon!

  • Reviewed: 1 March 2015

    8.3
    Comfort and view
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    To many outside steps

    Comfort and view

  • Reviewed: 23 February 2015

    9.6
    nothing
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    nothing

  • Reviewed: 14 February 2015

    10
    Wonderful spot.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing

    Wonderful spot. Karen was so helpful We will return Great stay in all ways

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