Blencathra Guest House
Guest Book

Zara B Bournemouth, United Kingdom

I stayed here for two nights and did not feel especially welcome. Gillian was very kind and friendly, however when I saw her husband the following day he completely ignored me and was more interested in getting his tv working in the lounge. Whilst I was there, there were mostly long-term guests staying, who were not interested in speaking to other guests. The room was large, but very tired looking and unfortunately the bathroom was moldy. When booking this room, the prices on their webpage were not accurate as they had decided to increase the price due to the exchange rate, and apparently Europeans finding this rate very low (I was told this in an email). With this increase, the room was very overpriced for the quality offered. Gillian and Charles only accept cash, which I was wasn't impressed at walking around Cape Town with this amount of money in my purse. Overall, it was only the view from the balcony that saved this B&B, which obviously the owners are relying on.


Blencathra is very well located. Not far from Kloof and Long Street, but yet in a very peaceful neighborhood. 
The guesthouse owners are lovely. Charles is always ready to give you good tips and his sense of humor will make you smile. 
It is a very comfy place to stay. More like a home, then a guesthouse. No luxury, but super comfortable to stay while you are in cape town. Great value for money. I definitely would stay there again!

Hilal_1010 Dusseldorf, Germany

The owner, Gillian and Charles welcomed us warmly. The house is perfectly located so you can enjoy the silence at night with a great view on the city as well as the table mountain. 
The rooms are clean, lovely prepared and we stayed 7 days here.
15 minutes driving distance you can be at the waterfront. Blencathra is in Tamboerskloof and close to Kloof Nek Road, which is the main road that goes into N1 and N2 if you like to travel the Garden Route.

Ian, America

What a great overall experience! From checking in to settling my account was an absolute pleasure! The staff are friendly and very welcoming! I had dinner outside on the balcony and the view was fantastic! Thank you again!

John, America

Thanks so much for the fantastic stay at Blencathra. Amazing location and the views are breathtaking.

Paul, Germany

A great place to stay at when you are in Cape Town.

Lukas, Germany

Awesome location!! Thank you Charles for your hospitality, you guys awesome.