For the fifth consecutive year The Last Word Long Beach has been voted South Africa’s Leading Beach Hotel by the World Travel Awards’ travel and tourism professionals worldwide.
“The tribute recognises commitment to excellence over the last 12 months,” says Nicky Coenen, general manager of The Last Word Intimate Hotels, a portfolio of three exclusive hotels in and around Cape Town. “Winning this award every year since 2009 illustrates how serious we are about excellence in all we do; from the locations and the décor we choose to our personalised yet discreet hospitality.”
The Last Word Long Beach, with uninterrupted, panoramic views of the ocean, is as close as you can get to the water’s edge in Kommetjie and a short 30-minute drive from Cape Town. It is spacious and uncluttered. All six ultra-luxurious rooms are sea and mountain facing and subtle touches such as the sun hats, and towels in a beach bag, illustrate there is pride and pleasure in charming guests with exclusive experiences that promise to become lasting memories. It’s a happy place.
Apart from the picture-perfect scenery presented along Ou Kaapse Weg and Chapman’s Peak Drive – which are the routes to Kommetjie – the five-star intimate hotel offers unsurpassed, uninterrupted vistas over the ocean to Hout Bay.
Leisurely walks or horse riding along the 8km stretch of fine-white beach sand, and nature trails in the mountains, are among the activities the area offers. For those who appreciate history, Slangkoppunt Lighthouse is a site dating back to 1914. It is South Africa’s tallest cast-iron lighthouse open to the public.
Other pursuits include premier surfing, lobster fishing (in season), township tours, baboon walks, lighthouse tour, walking trails, marine bird watching, Noordhoek Farm Village, Chapman’s Peak drive, Cape Point Nature Reserve, Cape Point Vineyards and whale watching.
This World Travel Awards’ accolade comes on the heels of The Last Word Constantia taking honours in the Lilizela Tourism Award. It was voted the top five-star guest house in South Africa for service excellence.
The Last Word Intimate Hotels – a proud member of Mantis and Preferred Boutique – is your passport to authentic experiences.