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Ocean View House
Ranked #5 of 60 Camps Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sussex England
Level Contributor
41 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

Popular especially with Germans, this guest house offers good accommodation, excellent breakfasts, and a decent-sized pool. 25 mins walk from Camps Bay and a 30R taxi ride back. Pleasant and helpful staff and good value in what has become a seriously overpriced suburb of Cape Town.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank atticuss
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Warrington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013 via mobile

This was the most disappointing part of our honeymoon. We stayed in four places and this by far was the worst. We arrived at 10pm and the next morning there was no real welcome or introduction, the two older people sat behind reception, who I assume were the owners, never made the effort to say hello or look up during the entire stay. Not once did they mention about it being our honeymoon and when we asked for advice about excursions, any added value was lacking. Contrary to what was advertised there was no wifi in the room and on checkout we had numerous things charged to our room that we didn't have. The positives were the chef, the cleaners and the chap with beard as these were friendly. Sadly we would say, stay away.

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank suzelou80
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KatrinLudik, Manager at Ocean View House, responded to this review, 1 March 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write the review.
We value all your feedback and it is vitally important for us so we can improve on things that weren’t satisfactory. I am sorry that you didn’t bring these things to our attention at the time because we would have liked to have been able to address them earlier, and thus improve your stay. The entire Ocean View House team always tries very hard to deliver outstanding service and make your stay with us special and unique. I am sorry that we have failed to provide you with the service you expected.
I would like to address the issues you have raised: (1) WiFi is available in all rooms free of charge. I am not aware of a situation where we had no internet for an extended period in the past month. The problem you had might have been that the system may have needed to be rebooted, which would have taken 5 minutes to resolve. (2) If I am not mistaken we did, (incl myself) on several occasions, provide your husband with information about excursions, and I was under the impression he welcomed our advice and suggestions. (3) We also offer our reception computer to our guests so they can make use of the internet facility - so I am not certain, but maybe the older people behind reception could have been guests checking their e-mails.
We would welcome the opportunity to make it up for you…..please contact me directly when you are next in Cape Town and I will personally ensure you will receive a very warm and special stay at Ocean View House.
Sincerely,
Katrin Ludik
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Marlow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2013

Fabulous place - we didn't want to leave! Staff friendly and helpful. Standard of rooms and fittings were extremely good. Location perfect and easily walkable to Camps Bay. We would thoroughly recommend - you won't be disappointed! Barry and Kim

Room Tip: My husband and I stayed at Ocean View for 6 nights over Christmas. We had a garden room which was p...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank 102Kim
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Valenciennes, France
Level Contributor
27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

My stay in november 2012at the Ocean View was just perfect...
Nice and friendly people, a very nice hotel with large rooms,peaceful setting,a very good breakfast.
The place is out but not far from Camps Bay (within waking distance).
Lunch sncaks are also very nicely prepared and a good solution if you want to sleep around the (little) swimming pool.
Definitely, a place to discover and visit again.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank PascalH59
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Austin
Level Contributor
26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at the Ocean View Guest House and would gladly stay again! The view is breathtaking, the room was spacious, bright, and inviting. The staff was wonderful and friendly. The chef is amazing! Breakfast each morning was delicious and the lite lunch was amazing! The location is also very close to other beaches and "downtown" of Camps Bay.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank chrisham3
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Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013 via mobile

We stayed with 2 children and found it very convenient. The location is great and the folks here are very friendly. The ocean views are fantastic and rooms are spacious and clean. We can highly recommend this place and would come back.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank KTNeumann
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Santiago, Chile
Level Contributor
133 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2012

Pro
The staff was superb. Everyone was friendly and helpful.
The view was fantastic.
The location was great. It was right next to Camps Bay so that you're close to the action but your not in it. You can choose to have a quiet night drinking on the balcony or live it up in Camps Bay. It is also easy to get to town.
I only attached pics of the room because I think there is enough pics of the view on Tripadvisor.

Con
NONE!

Note: I would suggest the pool deck rooms (there are only 2). You get to walk right out to the pool and the pool deck. You also get the ocean view. ( see pics)

Room Tip: The pool deck rooms
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank LilysWorld
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KatrinLudik, General Manager at Ocean View House, responded to this review, 27 December 2012
Dear Lily,
thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review and .....over and above load your own pictures! We really do value your feedback and your own travel photos will give other travelers a great idea of what the room looks like! Yes, the view from the Pool Deck is just amazing, especially those sunsets.......;-)
hope to see you again some time soon
Katrin
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Additional Information about Ocean View House

Property: Ocean View House
Address: 33 Victoria Road, Camps Bay 8005, South Africa
Phone Number:
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 60 B&Bs / Inns in Camps Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Ocean View House 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury 4 Star Guest House with Ocean View and park-like Gardens in Camps Bay/Bakoven. Breakfast is included in the rate and light lunches are served. 1.5km to Camps Bay Promenade & beach. Free secure parking. Free WIFI. Solar heated swimming Pool. Great location. ... more   less 
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Ocean View Guest House Hotel Bakoven
Ocean View House Camps Bay, Cape Town

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