My wife and I, travelled to Cape Town to celebrate my birthday. After checking Trip Advisor, I eventually decided to choose this hotel. I was not disappointed.
The location of the hotel is just superb! The beach is literally 40 metres away.The staff are friendly and attentive. Our room a 'mountain view' one, was excellent. Only the strange green, plastic looking, roofing sheets, spoilt the view. Breakfast is excellent, we didn't try any evening meals, in the hotel, as the choice of food on the menu, wasn't to our taste.
There are many great eateries no more than 100 metres away, so we didn't care. There is free wifi access in the lobby area for all guests. The hotel has a main pool and some Infinity pools too, plus a small but well equipped gym.
There are open top 'tourist buses' that go past the front of the hotel every 15 minutes or so. These drive 'slowly' to all the nearby attractions. They cost 110 Rand per person, per day and you can jump on and off when you like. There are lots of local taxis 40m to the left, of the front of the hotel too. You can barter with them to get a lower price.
Also just parked next to the taxis are 'reggae' minibuses. These are a really cheap way to get to Cape town from Camps bay. We paid a minuscule 12 rand for the two of us, to go to the V&A Waterfront from the hotel, just tell the driver to "stop" when you are close by, to get off. A taxi to V&A would have cost 60 - 90 rand one way, dependent on your bartering skills. You can insist they use the meter, if you want to.
The view from the top of 'Table Mountain,' is absolutely fabulous!! A must see!!
Robben Island tours can be "sold out" 2-3 days in advance. So book/buy your tickets early.
My wife and I, have been blessed, to have had the pleasure, of staying in many nice hotels worldwide. This was one of the best!!
Bravo, "The Bay Hotel."
We were sad to leave this hotel and beautiful Cape Town.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bay Hotel Camps
- The Bay Hotel Camps Bay, Cape Town