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“Stunning Sat evening with partner at this hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Bay Hotel

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The Bay Hotel
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Camps Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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19 reviews
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“Stunning Sat evening with partner at this hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

I live in Cape Town and decided to book a hotel in Camps Bay Cape Town after a visit to the Theatre and dinner rather than drive home. We got a great rate for the night which included dinner , bed and breakfast. As the hotel was not full we received a complimentary upgrade to one of the Cabana rooms which is just about onto the beach. This gesture, plus the value for money in the deal we got, real made this stay over into a special treat. Food was great and breakfast overlooking the beach and sea was just amazing. Cannot fault the hotel at all and I look forward to taking advantage of this off season offer again soon.

I must say though that if I had to pay the full rack rate for the Cabana room I cannot convince myself that the stay would in any way be value for money, but I guess you are paying for the location on Cape Towns premier beach and walking distance to great restaurants.

Room Tip: Sea view is spectacular but pool view will let you have a slight sea view I think.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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TheBayHotel, Manager at The Bay Hotel, responded to this review, 30 August 2012
Dear AllisonSA. Many thanks your taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming back when you next decide to take a break. Kind regards.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

I stayed here with my husband for a few days of our Honeymoon and I really can't find anything to fault. Our room was amazing and included a lounge area as well as a jacuzzi on the balcony, with a wonderful view of the sea.

The staff were excellent and made us feel very looked after (but they werent too overbearing) and every meal we ate even down to a room service burger was wonderful.

I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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TheBayHotel, Manager at The Bay Hotel, responded to this review, 30 August 2012
Dear UKELLEN_12. Congratulations. We are happy that you enjoyed your honeymoon at our hotel. Thank you for your wonderful comments and we hope that we can offer you The Bay Hotel experience sometime again in the future. Warm regards.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

We enjoy staying at different locations when in CT but this time decided to go back to The Bay! We were offered something to drink on arrival and turned that down. WIth time on our hands we decided to go to the pub and ordered Irish coffees and when it arrived we were told it was compliments of the hotel! Who does this these days? This set the tone for an amazing stay. We had sherry delivered as night fell...as well as tarts as a turn-down service! These are are things that take an ordinary moment and turn it into an awesome, unforgettable experience!

Room Tip: We got a better deal on booking.com as opposed to going direct to the hotel. Unfortunately the bowl...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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TheBayHotel, Public Relations Manager at The Bay Hotel, responded to this review, 25 July 2012
Many thanks for your wonderful feedback. We are most pleased that our hospitality contributed to your extraordinary experience. I truly hope your stay was an unforgettable one.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Sarah Martin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

This review is long overdue. our trip to South Africa was truly life changing. Staying at The Bay made it the icing on the cake. The room was spotless, the food fantastic, the view breathtaking and the spa one of the best. We are world travelers and this byfar surpassed our expetations. The staff was friendly we even hired their driver for two days to take us around. LOVE IT!!!! Can't wait to go back. Thank you to the wonderful staff for making our trip PERFECT!

Room Tip: ask for a room with a view...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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TheBayHotel, Public Relations Manager at The Bay Hotel, responded to this review, 25 July 2012
On behalf of the management team at The Bay Hotel we would like to thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear that we exceeded your expectations and that our staff contributed so wonderfully to your overall experience. I will be sure to pass on your praises to the team.

I hope that your fond memories will convince you to return to the hotel in the future.

Kind Regards,
Sarah Martin
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Hermanus, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

My friend and I stayed at the Bay hotel for 1night in June and it was a lovely expierence.As we are both in the hospitality industry (he is a chef in a 5* hotel and I am a reservationist at a 4* guesthouse in Hermanus) service is very important to us wherever we go.The Bay did not dissapoint!From the friendly housekeeping staff to the guard at the gate,we were treated like royalty.The reception was a bit of a dissapointment however,a bit "snotty" except for one gentle man who came up to our room to make sure that everything was okay.
The breakfast was delicious,just a bit slow at times...one big downside is the parking at R120 a night and this during a very quiet period as there was not many cars in the parking area...i think its a bit much and we left our car outside the gate and the guard kept an eye over it for us.
Otherwise very enjoyable and beautifull views from the room.Would definitely go again if we can!Thank you :)

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

Stunning hotel for a business function. The breakfast was very nice. Just a pitty they only had 2 restrooms for a group of 30-40 people.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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1 Thank Nini_cpt
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TheBayHotel, Public Relations Manager at The Bay Hotel, responded to this review, 25 July 2012
Many thanks for your feedback. I apologise for the possible miscommunication from the hotel staff on the accessibility and number of public restrooms available to guests at your function. I am however delighted to hear that both the hotels facilities and food were enjoyed.

We hope to welcome you back to The Bay Hotel in the not so distant future.

Kind Regards,
Sarah Martin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

Although the setting is unique and for holiday makers it could be blissful in Cape Town, the venue did not live up to my expectations in terms of food/service. Being part of a large group the menu was set, but not to a 5 star level both in quality of food and service time. Being gluten intolerant did not help as most of the meals were wheat based or crumbed without alternates or fruit. Despite this we had a good conference.

Room Tip: Do not stay on the mountain side lower levels, the noise from the carpark can be disruptive
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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TheBayHotel, Public Relations Manager at The Bay Hotel, responded to this review, 25 July 2012
Many thanks for taking the time to post your comment. We view your feedback wih high regard and are deeply concerned that your experience at the hotel was less than satisfactory.
A concerted effort is always made by our events team to ensure that all dietary requirement information is obtained prior to an event, I apologise for the lack of proper provision in fulfilling your request.
The Bay Hotel prides itself on excellent service delivery and thus i would like to take this matter up with our chef and the events team. I will be sure to forward you any feedback obtained.

I do hope that the forementioned experience does not deter you and your colleagues from returning to the hotel in the future.

Kind Regards,
Sarah Martin
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Property: The Bay Hotel
Address: 69 Victoria Road, Camps Bay 8005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Camps Bay
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Camps Bay
#5 Business Hotel in Camps Bay
#5 Luxury Hotel in Camps Bay
#6 Romantic Hotel in Camps Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Bay Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A distinctive blend of sophisticated elegance and casual comfort. The Bay Hotel is superbly designed with 78 rooms and suites offering luxury in an unsurpassed setting. No less than four hotel pools with expansive sun decks offer superlative views of the Atlantic Ocean and majestic Lion's Head. Renowned as a haven for romantics, leisure is our catchword, from rejuvenating spa treatments to the convenience of our unique cocktail bar. And for the ultimate in relaxation, we recommend our cigar lounge and bar with breathtaking views. Celebrate special events at the intimate Celebration Table or Private Deck overlooking a sapphire sea. Fully-equipped meeting and events venues are available to suit every occasion, including the historic Rotunda for glittering parties and flawless weddings. Breathe deep... Exhale slowly and rediscover fun. Float into blissful relaxation while enjoying our exceptional brand of hospitality. ... more   less 
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