The Last Word Long Beach
Set on an expanse of white-sand beach in the Cape Town suburb of Kommetjie, this boutique charmer celebrates the sea. With terraces that face the white-capped waters, a pale blue and green color scheme, and a location right on the sandy shores of Long Beach, the Last Word is the perfect place to relax and connect with nature. Sip fine South African wine by the pool and delight in chef-prepared meals on your breezy balcony. The hotel’s courteous and attentive service only make your stay more exquisite.
- Six guestrooms and suites overlook the Atlantic Ocean
- Breakfast, beverages, and snacks are inclusive of your stay
- Dine on made-to-order meals on your private ocean-view patio
- Enjoy chilled South African wine around the pool
- Wander down the length of Long Beach and watch surfers ride the waves
- Decompress with a full body massage in the privacy of your suite
On the scenic Cape Peninsula, The Last Word Long Beach is within easy driving distance of the False Bay penguin colonies and famous Chapman’s Peak coastal drive. Here, you are approximately an hour from Cape Town, where you can explore the city’s booming culinary scene and provocative museums such as the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art and District Six.
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The six guestrooms and suites reflect the rhythms and the colors of the sea. White furniture with splashes of pale blues and greens create a sense of repose and private patios open up to salt-scented breezes and shore views. Upgrade to one of the two spacious Elegant Suites, located on the upper level, for elevated vantage points on more amply sized terraces. Other comfortable touches: plush velour robes and a port decanter, underfloor heating in the bathrooms, and high-thread-count sheets that are an alluring invitation for a restful sleep.
As local experts, the staff know the surrounding area inside out so they can propose points of interest, from local watering holes to nature treks. If you are driving, the hotel has off-street parking and 24-hour security. There is always a staff member at your disposal for recommendations on a sunrise hike or for a VIP welcome if you arrive after dark.
The Last Word Long Beach delivers on its philosophy of personalized service by providing made-to-order meals that you can enjoy on your own schedule. Choose from a hot breakfast menu of eggs, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, and more served alongside fresh fruit, muesli, and yogurt. If you don’t feel like leaving your suite, the staff can arrange breakfast in bed.
Lunch and dinner services operate in a similar fashion with home-cooked meals prepared upon request and served in the location of your choosing, should it be out on your sea-facing terrace or close to the beach. Try the prawn and vegetable Cape Malay curry or mussels in white wine and garlic sauce paired with South African wine. Beverages and premium spirits during your stay are complimentary.
The location of The Last Word Long Beach promotes a languid schedule of soaking up summer sunshine by the pool or leisurely walks down the Long Beach, which you can access directly from the hotel. Gaze out over the Atlantic Ocean from your private patio with a chilled glass of local Chardonnay and in-room snacks of biltong or dried mango, or decompress with an in-room massage to the meditative sound of ocean waves.
Head down to Cape Point, where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet or take a trip to Boulders Beach to watch the resident colony of African penguins emerging from the water and waddling around the beach. Take one of the most scenic roads in the world, the coastal Chapman’s Peak Drive, known locally as Chappies, north to Hout Bay. The reward at the end of the journey is the best and freshest fish and chips in Cape Town at Mariner’s Wharf or Fish on the Rocks.
The Last Word Long Beach
A sleepy seaside suburb of Cape Town, Kommetjie, the location of The Last Word Long Beach, is blissfully removed from city life. The hotel overlooks the five-mile Long Beach, popular for surfing and coastal walks. From here, it is 15 minutes to the more animated Noordhoek and 40 minutes to Cape Point, on the tip of the Cape Peninsula. The center of Cape Town is around a 40-minute drive away.
Cape Town International Airport is 30 mi / 48 km from the hotel.