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“Simply the Best!!!!!”

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20 reviews
Almost 150 sq metres of luxury.
The state of the art kitchen with open-planned dining.
The views from the front patio are hard to beat!
Beautiful ocean views from almost every window.
The master bedroom.
The iconic harbour lighthouses in Kalk Bay harbour.
Nespresso on the house.
The Silvermine hiking trail behind the apartment with its wide variety of fynbos and proteas.
Wifi is free and fast.
The deck offers one of the best views in Kalk Bay.
The upmarket Majestic Village is a cluster of refurbished historic buildings in a secure complex.
Guests of Harbour Place can enjoy the sparkling private pool just metres from the apartment.
Top view of the apartment building.
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Kalk Bay, Western Cape

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WilliamPu...
Klaarstroom, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Simply the Best!!!!!”
Reviewed 21 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

My wife and I have just had our third stay at the most magnificent Harbour Place. Travel is our passion and we travel the world as far and as frequently as we can, but no matter where we go, we cannot find a place that tops Harbour Place, one of the Crown Jewels in Zelda's Escapology portfolio.

The interior layout and decoration is magnificent - bright and colorful, yet soothing and relaxing. The kitchen facilities are the best we have ever encountered anywhere and every item you could possibly need to conjure up a gourmet meal is right at your fingertips. If you want to cook that is - for within walking distance in every direction are fantastic restaurants catering to every possible palate.

Nothing, but nothing beats an early wake up to collect some fresh croissants at the Olympia bakery that is just a hop, skip and jump away, and to sit at the raised table enjoying a leisurely breakfast while watching Kalk Bay slowly coming to life. Well, maybe a delicious breakfast at Olympia's Cafe right next to Harbour Place is at least a match.

The bedrooms and bathrooms are luxurious and all 6 foot 4 of me fits in comfortably and I sleep deeper than I ever do. I don't know if it's the sea air, the luxurious bedding, or both.

Our interactions with Zelda in arranging our bookings have always been a pleasure with rapid and professional responses being the standard. Similarly, our interactions with her Manager Gill have always been professional and pleasant - any requests have always been immediately attended to. The security of the estate is top notch and the efficient and courteous access control means that you know you can enjoy your holiday with absolute peace of mind.

Harbour Place remains simply the best and our luxurious retreat of choice. We will be repeat visitors for many many years to come.

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Management Response
21 Jan 2017
Dear William
I thrive on positive feedback, and you’ve once again reminded me why I love the hospitality industry. People like you and Karin make it the best job in the world. Thank you so much for your kind words, and for taking the time to write us this review. Here’s hoping we’ll see much more of you and yours in the future.
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Joburger1...
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Heaven's Penthouse Suite”
Reviewed 17 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Question: How do you turn a business trip into something that feels like a luxury holiday? Answer: Spend 7 days at Harbour Place. No matter how bad Cape Town's traffic (and it can be horrendous!), my wife and I knew that as we drove back to Kalk Bay after a long day, we were going to be rewarded with a little bit of heaven. The apartment is immaculate, the attention to detail top notch, the water hot and pressure good, beds and pillows just the way we like them and - just around the corner - some of the best restaurants in Cape Town. And the view isn't too shabby either.
As a keen photographer, the area is also a treasure trove of opportunities. And if your partner wants to do a bit of shopping and browsing, they can do that too.
If you don't feel like taking on the traffic, the train station is mere meters away for a relatively quick trip into Cape Town, or to other scenic or interesting places along the way. We'll be back. And you should put it on your must stay places for a few days during your visit to the Cape.

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Liked best: Being there
Liked least: Leaving there!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Nov 2016
Dear Philip and Toni, we loved having you and hope that you’ll be back soon! Thank you so much for all the positive feedback and the amazing photographs you shared with us.
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Emil L
1 review
“Amazing Harbour Place”
Reviewed 26 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Once again Harbour Place lived up to its reputation which we found so appealing a couple of years ago. Ideally situated with a wonderful ambience - Zelda's attention to detail is mind boggling and even the most finical guest will have difficulty in finding any fault. A perfect getaway which we will most certainly visit again. Highly recommended.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Oct 2016
Ah, thanks for your kind words, Emil! We’re rather chuffed that you and Carina chose Harbour Place to celebrate your 25th wedding anniversary. Perhaps next time you’ll bring the whole family?
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geoffelsk...
Hermanus, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
70 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Well appointed apartment in a great location”
Reviewed 20 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Was amazing to stay in this luxury and well appointed apartment, that was once the bar and lounge of the historical New Kings Hotel. Sitting in the apartment, with its amazing views, one wonders how many feet and people have walked and sat in this area over all the years!.

Back to the future, The apartment, on the ground floor, with a garden and wooden deck, was very comfortable and well thought out to ensure that one had all the comforts and amenities (if not better) than at home, and bonus for coffee lovers - a Nespresso coffee machine.

Even though it was winter, the under floor heating kept the apartment comfortable, and the patio area, was quite protected from the wind and rain. We loved sitting on the deck in the morning to watch the sunrise (and sun set) and we also watched the full moon rise over False Bay. Watching the traffic (and locals) go by was also an interesting experience whilst sipping wine and our cheese platter.

Centrally located - don't have to drive to visit the quaint shops, art galleries, and one was spoilt for choice with eateries - the little Italian Restaurant served great Italian dishes. A vibey spot for breakfast was Lekka (a new restaurant great for brunch) and Bootleggers.

We could keep up our daily exercise regime (a great gym and spa on the premises) and a good workout is the walk up Norman's Stairs - which goes all the way up to Boyes Drive - really worth it - as the views of the Bay are stunning. All the walking around town, visit the Mosque, the Anglican Church and Graveyard, beaches and of course Kalk Bay Harbour - where we took great photo's, saw the local resident seals - lookout for Surprise - who likes to slip in to the fish gutting area and grab some scraps, and chatted to the resident fisherman (Some real characters).

It was also great to explore the surrounding towns - quick and easy to get to - with us spending a day in Simon's Town - learnt a lot of the history of the area - do visit the Simon's Town Museum and Navy Museum - really worth it.

Zelda and the management team (Melissa and Gill) ensure that the apartment is spotless, some nice welcome treats, library, etc. and that your time spent here is a great one!

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Liked best: So comfortable and great patio area to watch the bay and passsers by etc.
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
21 Jul 2016
Thanks so much for your lovely feedback, Geoff! I hope you guys will visit us again soon - this time with the kids : )
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Ettmos
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
“Harbour Place exceeded my expectations, perfect find.”
Reviewed 6 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Zelda’s Harbour Place in Kalk Bay is just perfect. It is located right in the heart of the town within walking distance of the harbour, restaurants, coffee shops and a convenience store.

We visited Harbour Place for a weekend in winter and even though it rained most of the time we were able to enjoy it thoroughly. We spent our time cooking a hearty roast, admiring the ocean view, and relaxing with a glass of red wine. This is not the type of apartment that is a punishment to stay in when the weather is not playing along. It is cosy and it is ideal for those who like playing board games, reading a book or watching a movie.

The apartment was neat and clean, the kitchen was well equipped, and the check in process was easy. All in all we had a wonderful winter weekend break. I have travelled extensively but this apartment would be hard to beat in terms of experience, facilities, location and value. Thank you Zelda.

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Liked best: Luxury in the heart of Kalk Bay
Liked least: It can be tricky to drive out of the apartment since its on a busy road. Most places are walking distance though.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Jul 2016
Thank you so much for this amazing review of Harbour Place. We look forward to have you as our guest again. Hopefully in the summer. Keep well till then.
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LizevRens...
Cape Town, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Rainy, relaxing weekend away”
Reviewed 29 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

To top my already high expectations, this weekend stay-cation turned out to be one of the best, and most relaxing two days in a long time.

It was a cool and rainy weekend. Only familiar with a warm and sunny Kalk Bay I realized this is definitely a new experience awaiting us. The biggest advantage of staying in Harbour Place, is without a doubt its perfect location. Rain or no rain, it is still amazing.

The fairly new addition to the quaint little town is Bootleggers (proudly Capetonian). They sell perfectly brewed coffee, just outside the entrance of the Majestic where Harbour Place is situated. With windbreakers & hot coffee we went for a refreshing walk to the harbour, in perfect timing to see the train. We strolled down the main road and went for a scenic drive on Boyd’s Drive. The view is breath taking. No rainy or gloomy weather could stop our fun.

After watching an eventful rugby match at Harbour Place we were so grateful for a well equipped kitchen to prepare a wonderful home cooked meal. The soft rain outside created perfect background music, making the ambience quite memorable.

On Sunday morning we visited the Olympia Bakery across the road to complete our Kalk Bay experience. They sell the most delicious baked goods and is the iconic Kalk Bay treat. You definitely can not go wrong with their chocolate croissants. Tiger’s Milk (also fairly new) is just around the corner if you would like to have a craft beer and a very jummy and satisfying pizza.

The in and out check process were effortless. There were also no unnecessary admin or hiccups during the weekend. Everything was well organized, neat and visitor friendly.

Our experience? Pure bliss. Zelda, thank you for making our stay so special.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Jun 2016
Dear Lize and Etienne, thank you for your glowing and beautifully written review! Come back soon...this time, in summer
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 30 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

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Liked best: The space, comfort and location
Liked least: The traffic
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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