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“A Great place to stay in Cape Town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Bay Hotel

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The Bay Hotel
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Camps Bay
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“A Great place to stay in Cape Town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2009

My husband & I stayed in The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay for our final stop whilst in South Africa. We decided to start our trip at the other end of the Garden Route doing safari first and driving from East to West on the Garden Route. The Bay Hotel was just what we needed at the end of our trip - a great place to stay in Cape Town with a great location, excellent staff & service. We cannot fault this hotel at all. The food, wine, pool, spa, room netc were all faultless. We are glad we stayed in Camps Bay rather than the V&A Waterfront from talking to others we met there. There are plenty of bars and restaurants right next to the hotel so no need to drive anywhere nor walk far...We can wait to go back sometime in the future!

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2009

We travelled the Garden Route and spent the last 3 nights at the Bay Hotel - definitely one of the very best places we stayed. The location is stunning - just down the road from the city and yet it has a back drop of the 12 Apostles mountains and a beautiful pristine ocean beach at the front door. There are plenty of restaurants and night life near by.
We had a superior room on the second floor with an ocean view. It was lovely. Very spacious with a really trendy bathroom, a huge comfortable bed, sitting area and balcony. The staff were exemplary. Smiling, friendly, helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Their timing was impeccable - our bed was made up with fresh linen and the room cleaned and tidied whilst we were at breakfast. In the evening, the bed was turned down ready for us.

We ate 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner and the food and service were excellent. The breakfast buffet was full of healthy options and the eggs florentine were just great.

This hotel is very very good. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2009

We wanted to finish off our honeymoon in style after a tireing safari and this was perfect. Great 5 star hotel, excellent service, spotlessly clean, huge breakfast, very friendly and helpful staff and it is basically facing the middle of the beach in Camps Bay! We had a mountan view room which was a bit cheaper obviously but the mountains are nice in Cape Town too! Room was a great size.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2009

Just returned from 4 nights at this hotel for our honeymoon and what can I say, the stay was amazing from start to finish and we loved every minute!
The staff were second too none, nothing was too much trouble and they were so attentive. Every time we passed a member of staff they would say hello and were always smiling! The room we had where very nice and clean and spacious. The food in the hotel is also good. All in all an absolutely amazing place, we will never forget our honeymoon here!! Thoroughly deserves its number one spot on trip adviser! That was why we booked it from looking at the reviews, I can assure you it will exceed your expectations!
Thanks to all the staff for a lovely stay

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2009

This hotel is without a doubt the most wonderful place, and as most of the reviews say, the staff are a credit to the management of the hotel. Arrival was without delay and we were shown to our room (sea view) on the 2nd floor and overlooking the beautiful camps bay beach a perfect room (suite) with every facility you would require. The resturant was great and breakfast was out of this world! The beachside resturants alongside the hotel were equally as good quality and it was surprising just how much attention to detail was everywhere. The beach was of course magnificent and the views incredible. I would defnitely without a doubt always return to this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2009

This was our first time at the Bay Hotel and we can honestly say that it was one of the very best hotels that we have stayed in. The staff are a great asset to the hotel, courteous friendly and attentive, a sign of good management. We think the hotel must have had a makeover since previous reports because we found all the decor immaculate. The room we stayed in was excellent. We were in fact upgraded from a Mountain View standard room to a Beach View room which was spacious, had excellent facilities, a balcony and a very large double bed. Television and DVD were provided and free Wi-FI.

We were interested to read previous reports about the catering and can only say that our experience was that it was first rate. Breakfasts were or could be large affairs with everything provided that you could want. Apart from fresh fruit and cereals full English was available, kippers, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, lashings of toast etc. all cooked very well.

We actually preferred to dine in the hotel which is rare for us. Camps Bay does have a number of restaurants all trying their hardest to entice you in but we judged the menu in the hotel's Tides restaurant to be far superior and it was. The food was well prepared, showed very good culinary expertise, was beautifully presented and was delicious. They must have a very good executive chef. This is matched with a very good and comprehensive wine list. For a hotel of this quality the food was very well priced. R120 for fillet steak medallions for example. Where in England would you get this for £10!!

We can't speak too highly of this hotel which was one of the highlights of our trip to South Africa. One added advantage of staying here is that the open top, hop-on, hop- off city tour buses of Cape Town stop right outside the hotel. The red route takes you round the City, the Blue route takes you round the city a little bit and then travels off around the back of Table Mountain, the highlight of which is a stop at a township where a local township guide will show you round. A very humbling experience for those of us from the affluent West.

We think that Camps Bay is an excellent place to stay when visiting Cape Town, sure it’s over the other side of the mountain but it gets better weather and is about a 15 minute car ride into the centre. And if you want to stay in Camps Bay then the Bay Hotel is a must.

Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2009

My wife and I stayed in the Bay Hotel for 7 nights in total on a recent trip to South Africa and we were extremely impressed. The rooms were very comfortable and spacious, the service was excellent and the food was a very good quality. The refurbishment pool area was a great place to spend a day. The only thing we would mention on the service, is it would have been good if the wireless broadband worked in the rooms. Also, a full gym would be a good addition. We hope that we will be able to return to this hotel in the near future. Finally people reading reviews always like to know where people are from, we are Irish.

Another great thing about this hotel for a plush hotel is that it wasn't hidden away in Camps Bay and there was plenty of options for food and drink right outside the hotel. This had one slight drawback, that there was load music played till around 1am at the weekends which could be heard from our room.

Traders bar is fantastic. We were there in September so it did get quite cold in the evenings but Caamil always ensured that the log fire was going. During our stay we would always come back to Traders for a night cap and we would have to say that you would go a very long way to find a better bar man than Caamil. He is charming, very knowledgeable and just great company but at the same time overs a great service.

Finally, we were very happy that we decided to stay in Camps Bay while in Cape Town rather than in the middle of the city. It is about 10-12 euro in a taxi to the centre of Cape Town.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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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
#5 Business Hotel in Camps Bay
#5 On the Beach 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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