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Compass House
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Bantry Bay
Certificate of Excellence
France
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108 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Very comfortable, didn't want to leave.”
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Comfortable, contemporary rooms with wonderful views across the Indian Ocean. Breakfast was ideal! Able to truly relax in beautiful surroundings. Unfortunately our stay of three nights was too short - my only complaint! Thank you!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014

We spent 5 days of our Honeymoon in Compass House in Bantry Bay and had a great time! Rudolph was taking very good care of us and had great tipps to discover cape town. Our Room (Nr 8) was very nice with a great ocean view. The room is on a lower level so we had our own secluded private pacio - perfect for Honeymooners! Breakfast was very good, too. The interior of the house is very nice and comfortable, we enjoyed relaxing by the calm pool area. I can absolutely recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Berlin, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 4 January 2014

I spent 6 nights at the Compass House after a stressful business trip to Johannesburg in early December 2013. The house is perfectly located in wind protected Bantry Bay, with a perfect view over the ocean. The room was very nice designed, large and well equipped. The openness and personal touch of the house, the friendliness of the staff and the charming owner made this stay a remarkable and outstanding experience. I am already planning my next stay at this perfect and stunning place.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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London
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

My wife and I stayed for four nights in this lovely boutique hotel / B&B in Cape Town. It's located awaty from the sentre but in a great are, facing the sea. Plunge pool and deck aread have great sunset views. Lovely living area inside as well with nice music, books and honesty bar. Breakfast very good too.

The rooms all have pool and sea views (I think) and are well appointed, although they are not large! You are a drive from most places you want to get to in Cape Town but the immediate location is safe enough to walk around, even after dark.

In all, a great place to stay in to visit Cape Town, away from all the hustle and bustle - you can relax here as well.

Friendly, helpful staff and owner really make you feel welcome in what feels like their home.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manchester
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

This was our third stay at this magnificent boutique hotel. The position is excellent and the hotel continues to provide the 5 star service and accommodation.We have already booked to return next year. Just great!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Spent a week there in November 2013.
Compass house has a very good location, situated higher on the hill with a great view.
It is a small boutique hotel with very large lobby and terrasse, so you always have enough place to relax. The attentive staff makes the stay here just more convenient. We also enjoyed the fine breakfast wit a variety of sweets, jams, meat and ham, juices,...
We thank the staff Rudolph and Oliver .

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2013

The one word that most comes to mind is "comfortable". From the moment you arrive to a glass of wine on the patio while you get checked in until the time you leave, everything about this place is relaxing, simple, and comfortable. The view is beautiful, the rooms are simply and tastefully decorated in natural wood and stone, the staff is friendly and eager to help with any arrangements you need, and the location is an easy walk down to the restaurants, shops, and beach.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Compass House

Property: Compass House
Address: 154 Kloof Road, Bantry Bay 8005, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Bantry Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bantry Bay
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Bantry Bay
#4 Spa Hotel in Bantry Bay
#5 Luxury Hotel in Bantry Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Compass House 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Compass House, perfectly positioned on the shores of the Atlantic Seaboard, promises its guests the ultimate in style and comfort. Located in Bantry Bay, just two minutes from the beach-front and ten minutes away from the city center, guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean from every room. Compass House enjoys a warm atmosphere. It has wooden floors throughout. The biggest swimming pool in Cape Town and patio lend themselves brilliantly for daytime relaxation and witnessing the beautifully blissful South African sunset. ... more   less 
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Compass House Hotel Bantry Bay
Compass House Cape Town/Bantry Bay, South Africa

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