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The Clarendon Bantry Bay
Ranked #1 of 7 Bantry Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 October 2013

I have stayed at most every hotel in Cape Town over the years. The Clarendon is the one that I shall return to in future. Its personal but not claustrophobic; the sea views and sound of the sea makes it special, the rooms are luxuriously appointed, breakfasts are first class and the service is outstanding. Its a keeper! Dawn Blank

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

From the moment we walked in this boutique hotel, we were blown away. In 15 years working in the travel industry I have never had the pleasure to stay at such a beautiful place. Without exaggerating, everything was perfect… not only the stylish and luxurious rooms but the staff as well. We found the staff to be incredibly helpful, all of them went beyond their role to make our stay fantastic, they really know what service is. We only stayed for 3 nights but it felt like it were 7. Because we booked quiet late, we stayed in three different rooms, al of them were spectacular!!! We are determent to come back and stay for at least 1 week. Once again, thank you for this great experience, you made us feel like a prince and princess.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

Stayed several fantastic nights at the Clarendon, Bantry Bay. Views from the rooms are awesome looking out over the Bay ans Robben Island. Rooms were large and luxurious, and the staff were nothing short of fantastic. Clarendon is about 5 mins from Table Mountain and 10-15 mins from the CBD.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

Large rooms. High end decor. Top quality beds. Very congenial fast-to-help, always-there (till 11 PM) staff. Spectacular, un-obstructed 160-degree room and deck sea views to crashing surf. In-room fridge. West facing sunsets. Fireplace. Beauful & large bathroom. Very nice, large pool with views. Very private ambience. Interesting, low mark-up wines. Our dinner in Clarendon's common area with accompanying sunset; kingclip fish cooked so exactly right it was the equal of now-protected Chilean sea bass: crisp surface, firm texture, cooked for optimal taste release. The chef, Estelle I believe, is a perfectionist. All four courses were wonderful surpises. My wife declared it the best dinner she had ever had and we only go to 4- and 5-star restaurants. I am more cautious and would merely put in in the top ten. The bill: shockingly low. Here's the impact of Estelle's kingclip, a new fish for this American: I ordered kingclip for every lunch and dinner for our 3 remaining SA days in Franzhoek (SA food capitol). Some were good; some not; none close to our Clarendon dinner. My summary suggestion: Extract from guidebooks events, activities and visits you would consider doing in CapeTown. Plan on 4+ nights at Clarendon. Have dinner there every other night. Given the view, Clarendon are the best acommodations we have ever done. We live in the Seattle, USA area, too far to re-visit, but not to far to recommend. Highest Recommendation!!!

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

Cape Town was the end of our honeymoon. Thanks to the Clarendon-team it were days in heaven. When we arrived we had such a warm welcome and the team was so interested and extremely helpful. When we arrived on the outside we would have never thought that we would have such a blown away once we were inside. The view, the interior, the rooms, the balcony, the living room, … everything was so beautiful. Talking to Shirley and the staff really was always fun and interesting. Thank you so much!

Also all the recommendations and reservations they made for us where exactly what we wanted and even more than that. We love it if people send us to places we would not be able to find ourselves; well the Clarendon-team surprised us with every address they have given us.

Thank you soooo much for adding so much details and fun to our honeymoon-memories!!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We had a memorable stay in this beautiful hotel for our honeymoon. Everything was perfect and we really felt at home. The place is gorgeous, top service and incredible food. Very secure, 5 minutes by car from the Waterfront. Special thanks to Noah and Adele! Both of them are really nice and will help you choose where to eat and what to do during the day.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

This view exceeds all expectations! Watching the sun set in the sea with nothing cluttering your view is just amazing! This boutique hotel is way nicer than any 5 star run of the mill hotel and I would recommend it at any time. Staff is friendly and very service minded and they are there to make it happen. A great South African Braai on the terrace made it a very memorable stay.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Clarendon Bantry Bay

Address: 158 Kloof Road, Bantry Bay 8005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Bantry Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Bantry Bay
Price Range: £244 - £634 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Clarendon Bantry Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small boutique hotel in the best area of Cape Town. Close to beaches, shops and restaurants. 7 Mins drive from the V & A Waterfront. 10 Mins to the City Centre and 5 mins to Camps Bay. We have 2 resident chefs, parking and free wi fi. ... more   less 
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