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TripAd­vi­sor No. 1 of 5 B&B/Inns

A sur­pris­ing dearth of B&B op­tions in this pop­u­lar vil­lage makes the high stan­dard here all the more com­mend­able – not only the best B&B in Kalk Bay, but one of my top picks in Cape Town. Shireen and Flo­rian Blöch­liger carved 16 en-suite rooms out of this dou­ble-storey home, keep­ing much of the orig­i­nal turn-of-the-cen­tury char­ac­ter and fur­nish­ing it in sim­ple, com­fort­able pieces (a mix of vin­tage and Wey­landts) and well-cho­sen art. It’s a tes­ta­ment to Flo­rian’s long-stand­ing hospi­tal­ity skills that this ex­cel­lent-value B&B feels like a lit­tle ho­tel, with ex­tra de­tails such as com­pli­men­tary tea and cof­fee served in bed, a gen­er­ous pool with ad­e­quate loungers, great break­fasts and young, ef­fi­cient staff. ROOM TIP Best is the loft room, fol­lowed by the deluxe rooms 4, 5 and 11. Of the stan­dards (no sea views), num­ber 9 is a top choice fol­lowed by 10 (taken to­gether, 10 and 11 make a great fam­ily unit). It’s a house, so be aware that if you end up with a room in the pas­sages it can be a bit noisy. COST Stan­dard room from R700, deluxe from R890, loft from R990 (all sleep two).

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