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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Camps Bay Retreat

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Camps Bay Retreat
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Camps Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic Service, Beautiful Location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

We had the most Wonderful stay at Camps Bay Retreat... We were on a weekend away to celebrate our Birthdays, and they pampered us from start to finish! Our room in the Earl's Dyke Manor House was beautifully appointed, with a gorgeous verandah / conservatory for us to sit in and watch the sun go down. The Manor House is wonderful for those who love gracious, old world charm, and is very reminiscent of those lovely early 20th century villas around St. Tropez. For those who like a more contemporary touch, there are two other villas, accessed over their famous suspension bridge. The meal we had on our last night was outstanding, with my husband saying it was the best fillet steak he had ever eaten. We can't wait to return!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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CampsBayRetreat, Manager at Camps Bay Retreat, responded to this review, 19 October 2011
Dear Camilla

Thank you for taking the in providing us with feedback. It surely has been a pleasure being part of your birthday celebrations with us.

I will surely pass the compliments onto all relevant departments and staff.

Looking forward in having you with us in the not too distant future.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2011

It's quite something to be walking distance away from the party strip on the Camps Bay beach, and just minutes by car from Cape Town central, but still tucked away in a private forest. The grounds are amazing, the staff are wonderful, and the friendly dogs is the cherry on top.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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CampsBayRetreat, Manager at Camps Bay Retreat, responded to this review, 11 October 2011
Dear Phillip

Thank you for taking the time and providing us with feedback. We highly appreciate the kind feedback received. The details will surely be shared with all departments.

Looking forward in having you again during your next visit to Cape Town. Sure Wanda would appreciate another guest to play ball with. You surely cannot have enough friends.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2011

Having had a very busy holiday exploring South Africa this was a perfect ending to a great holiday. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel more than welcome...
The walk over the rope bridge to the Deck House was an experience topped by the quality of the room we were allotted. The room or rather apartment was decorated to a very high modern standard and was more than we expected....
The restaurant served food of a very high quality both at breakfast and also in the evening. The staff were excellent and really couldnt do enough for us.
Overall, this is a hidden gem that deserves credit of the highest standard. Loved it...!!

Room Tip: Booking a Deck House room give you the opportunity to walk the rope bridge....
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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CampsBayRetreat, Manager at Camps Bay Retreat, responded to this review, 11 October 2011
Dear Mr & Mrs Baxter

Thank you for making Camps Bay Retreat your choise of destination during your recent visit to Cape Town and Camps Bay.

It surely has been a pleasure hosting you with us and thank you for taking the time to complete our questionnaire. I will surely pass the compliments onto the team.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2011

We stayed here as part of our honeymoon. Service was amazing and attention to detail to was first class. The breakfast was the best we had had in 3 weeks and love the fact you can see the awarding winning chef do his magic from the dinning room.

Its at the bottom of camps bay walking distance to beach but they also have a free shuttle (a merc !!!) with their sister hotel the bay.

its a must for anyone one staying in camps bay !

Room Tip: pent house on the deck house block
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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CampsBayRetreat, Manager at Camps Bay Retreat, responded to this review, 12 October 2011
Dear Neil

Thank you very much for your kind words. Surely has been a pleasure hosting you with us during your recent Honeymoon trip to Cape Town.

We wish you many returns and look forward in hosting you for your first annivesary.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

As a local Cape Townian I can strongly recommend Camps Bay Retreat. It is a short walk to the beach and famous strip but feels so secluded in nature. The suite we stayed in was top class and the service was flawless. We also had the 'Love Actually' spa treatment which was very special in the outdoor tent treatment room. Although I went out of peak season, the price was very reasonable and is good value for money.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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CampsBayRetreat, Manager at Camps Bay Retreat, responded to this review, 28 September 2011
Dear Stefan

Thank you for the kind words. Your experience and feedback is highly valued.

Looking forward in hosting you again in the near future.
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

a superb location and excellent facilities. For an 8-day stay we would have liked a little more variety in the evening meal menu but, having said that, the food was always of a fine standard and we could have gone out into Camps Bay if we had felt very strongly about it. Also there was an option to go to the Bay Hotel which we did not do .

Room Tip: We were in the Deck |House no. 6 and the space provided was excellent for a longer stay.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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CampsBayRetreat, Manager at Camps Bay Retreat, responded to this review, 28 September 2011
Dear Sally

Thank you for your feedback. With summer looming, can we start making better use of our gardens and veranda. We have re-introduced our twice weekly BBQ evenings, alternated by our A la Carte Menu. Surely offering our guests a different dining experience with each visit.

Our guarantee remains of the freshest ingredients, freshly baked breads and pastries, and the crispiest vegetables and fruits.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2011

This hotel is a rare gem! Our stay was so special, we're not sure we want our friends to know about it! Playing tennis at sunset with a magnificent view over the sea was certainly memorable - perhaps the best view from a tennis court in the world! We were looked after very well indeed. Walking across the swing bridge to our room in the Deck House was such fun, and sitting out on our balcony enjoying the homemade complimentary lemonade was heaven. We had a wonderfully romantic and relaxed stay. This is definitely the top place to stay in Cape Town.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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CampsBayRetreat, Manager at Camps Bay Retreat, responded to this review, 28 September 2011
Dear Reviewer

Congratulations on discovering Cape Town's best kept secret. You are now part of the elite few.
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Property: Camps Bay Retreat
Address: 7 Chilworth Road | The Glen, Camps Bay 8005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Camps Bay
#5 Romantic Hotel in Camps Bay
#5 Family Hotel in Camps Bay
#8 Luxury Hotel in Camps Bay
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Camps Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Camps Bay Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Camps Bay Retreat Luxury Boutique Hotel is a sanctuary for the soul, set on four acres of lush green nature reserve. With a mountain meditation pool, thickets of trees, waterfalls and streams, it is a peaceful paradise, where meditative moments are waiting to be had. Views stretch across the ever-changing Atlantic Ocean and along the peaks of the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range, from the Deck House and The Villa. The estate has features such as four pools, a tennis court, a spa and a fine dining restaurant. Dine in the old world splendour of the original manor house, where The Retreat Kitchen's executive chef creates a daily menu of gourmet fare, combining a symphony of fresh ingredients from local markets. Food is paired exquisitely with celebrated wines from the region, best experienced as part of a candlelit three course affair! Spoil yourself with a choice of massages, treatments and facials at the spa. Spend the day luxuriating in the spa, relaxing in the sauna and being revitalized with a deep tissue massage. A refuge for the body and a haven for the mind, you'll unravel and surrender to the tranquility. ... more   less 
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