25 Peak Road
Fish Hoek, Cape Town | Map
Accommodation type: Bed & Breakfast
Number of stars: Not yet rated
Rooms starting from (per person sharing): R375
SA Blog recommends? Enthusiastically!
In my book, B&Bs live and die by the breakfasts they serve; this one, with its American-style flapjacks, pepper-stuffed musrooms, perfectly-poached eggs, bacon, cheeses, toast and great heaps of fresh fruit, showed excellent form indeed.
(See full review below.)
Low season specials? Yes
Breakfast included? Yes
Dedicated non-smoking rooms? Yes
Staff friendliness (out of 10): 9
Staff competence (out of 10): 8
Room options: Single, Double, Suite
Room comfort level (out of 10): 8
Does the TV remote work? Yes
Fan or A/C? Neither (Fish Hoek has it’s own airconditioning, compliments of fine breezes; and the beds have electric blankets).
Pool? Yes (jacuzzi)
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Conference facilities? N/A
Three ink blot adjectives: Fine views, scrumptious breakfast, tranquil sleep (of course!)
Value for money? Yes
SA Blog has yet to strike out when it comes to places where one may lay one’s head outside of one’s home. An Easter sleepover at Tranquility Guest House in Fish Hoek extended this winning streak. With a mountain sanctuary knocking on its back door (and a great hiking trail up into the chain that eventually leads to Cape Point), it seemed clear that this B&B would deliver on the promise of its name. It didn’t disappoint.
Upon arrival, Your Correspondent and his Lovely Assistant, a bit weary from worldly matters, were shown through to the “Honeymoon Suite”, on the top floor of the imposing house, which juts out of the mountain like a ship’s prow. We promptly headed out on to the bedroom’s adjoining deck, and took in the marvellous views of False Bay and the Fish Hoek Valley. The sight of the sparkling sea in this clean, fresh setting was restorative in and of itself.
Being locals, after checking in we did the things that locals do: drove to nearby Kalk Bay; took a walk to Muizenberg and back; and ate at Olympia twice. (Marvellous, both times.) During dinner, a just-beginning-to-wane moon tugged itself over the False Bay horizon, which caused everyone in the restaurant to ooh and ahh.
Back at our surrogate home, we slept, well, tranquilly, and were greeted the next morning by an incredible breakfast spread. In my book, B&Bs live and die by the breakfasts they serve; this one, with its American-style flapjacks, pepper-stuffed musrooms, perfectly-poached eggs, bacon, cheeses, toast and great heaps of fresh fruit, showed excellent form indeed.
This Easter morn’ repast (complete with Beacon chocolate Easter eggs) obviated lunch, and we were packing for home sooner than we’d wished. But Tranquility did the trick: we felt pampered and relaxed, and are glad to have found a new hideaway on the False Bay Coast.