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“Very good room, excellent service, greatest views!”
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Al Villa Romantica
Ranked #51 of 54 Camps Bay B&B and Inns
Reviewed 8 March 2011

Stayed for three nights, had a warm welcome by the owner (Paul). Really liked the room, very decent rate (especially for Camps Bay), breakfast was very good and plenty. Would definitely come again.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 March 2011

We stayed for a week in the Torino suite. It was very large and beautifully furnished. The views from the bedroom and lounge/kitchen were directly over the Bay - stunning, especialy at sunset. It was very well kept by the cheerful and helpful maids who cleaned every day. The balcony was the only one with recliners out for sunbathing, again we were overlooking the Bay. We loved the location as it was quiet - some places in Camps Bay can have the noise of cars driving along the thoroughfares. We also liked the honesty bar - the owner calculated at the end of the week and charged low prices. Breakfast looked small but in fact was more than adequate, with a good choice of freshly cooked food oredered to taste. Paul was a great host with lots of advice about places to go, especially restaurants. He introduced us to other guests which was great fun but equally, would not have disturbed us if we had wished to remain private. Whilst there were some small details which could have been attended to we thought it was good value for the size and furnishings, given how expensive Camps Bay can be. We will return.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 February 2011

Positives. stunning view, good location, friendly staff.

Negatives, wasn't aware we were coming, specified and paid for a room with sea view but wasn't available so only got 3/6 nights in sea view room. (no discount on price).Had to move rooms twice.
Spa bath not working in both rooms.
Very disappointed with the room cock up and attempt to "upgrade us" at no extra charge to a bigger room with no view at all was a joke. The only reason we selected the place was to admire the view from our room. Put up with it as we didn't want to spoil our holiday and after 24 hours of travelling we really didn't want to find alternative accommodation.
Also the business guests were very noisy in the morning conducting there business over the phone on the balcony and the two dogs could also be noisy.
No internet connection in most rooms...doesn't cost much to upgrade a modem

Overall the place needs quite a bit of money spending on it to class it as luxury and better management of rooms

I wouldn't stay here again as its not organised enough. You should never, not get what you are paying for when costing £100 per night.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 February 2011

We had a wonderful stay at Al Villa Romantica, we found Paul's hospitality refereshing. It really felt like home away from home where we could come and go as we pleased and enjoy the facilities as our own.Thank you for an unforgettable few days.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 January 2011

Knocked on the door without a booking and was met by Paul the owner. Agreed an excellent rate for a suite with a lovely view over Camps Bay. This place has character and the pool and patio outside our suite were superb.The suite intelf was well decorated and the bed, bedroom and bathroom were excellent. We had a drink with Paul before going to dinner locally and he has some great stories to tell. Returned later and sat on the patio drinking some cool beers from the bar. Breakfast was lovely, we chiose traditional English. The staff were great. Stayed in South Africa for three weeks in 10 different places. This is one of the two reviews I have been motivated to write. Well done Paul and company.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 January 2011

The drive up to the very top of Camps Bay promised the very best of views and did not dissappoint in the slightest.
Greeted by a friendly and homely owner and house keeper to help with the luggage and show us to our room. A stylish and well decorated luxury room welcomed us. Soft anf clean linnen, space and a view to die for was all part of the package. Helping ourselves to a drink and writing it in up in a book to pay later also helped to unwind and relax. The pool and patio are clean and neat while all offering the best view Cape Town can supply.
Small things prevented a 5/5, but my wife and I loved our stay and would love to return again.
No hesitation to reccommend Paul's establishment to family, friends or strangers.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 January 2011

We stayed for 6 nights at Villa Romantica (a la montagna) and we simply loved it. In the morning we could see the sea directly from our bed. If we went out onto the nice big terrasse with pool and everything we saw the Table Mountain towering directly behind us. The guesthouse is perfectly located in Camps Bay, it's in the quietest and safest area there. The staff is really friendly and courteous. The room was spacious, clean and quite luxurious. Breakfast was good - and finally we got real coffee and not just the filter coffee stuff. We had some nice talks with Paul, the owner of the guesthouse. He always had a good recommandation for us, whatever we needed - restaurant, beach, etc. We'd go back there any time.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Al Villa Romantica

Address: 52 Hely Hutchinson Avenue, Camps Bay 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Camps Bay
Price Range: £86 - £139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Al Villa Romantica 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thanks for all the comments. Your complaints have been noted and the guest has recently been upgraded.The Al Villa Romantica has two luxury Guest Houses for you to choose from - La Montagna (The Mountain) and La Spiaggia (The Beach). Both Guest Houses are centrally based, making attractions such as the Winelands, Robben Island, shopping and beaches easily accessible. La Montagna – No 52 Hely Hutchinson Avenue. Situated on the slopes of the mountain, with panoramic views of the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range and Camps Bay Beach. Facilities include a barbecue (braai) area, swimming pool, sauna, guest bar and a tanning deck. We offer Standard, Luxury and Super Luxury rooms as well as Self Catering Apartments (breakfast included). Standard Rooms Romantica Cozy Penthouse self catering for 2. This fully equipped (fridge, microwave, safe, stove) cozy apartment offers a private tanning deck with views. En-suite shower bathroom.Amore Double room offering sea views and tanning deck. Room equipped with fridge, microwave and safe. Full bathroom. Luxury Rooms – including breakfast.Valentino The Valentino suite is equipped with a fridge, microwave and safe. This room offers sea views and has an en-suite Jacuzzi bathroom. imini Suite: As our Valentino suite, Rimini is equipped with fridge, microwave and safe, as well as an en-suite Jacuzzi bathroom. Super Luxury Apartment – also with breakfast. San Remo Suite self catering (large apartment)A self-contained garden apartment with a fully equipped kitchen and spacious lounge. Jacuzzi bathroom. This apartment sleeps 4 people and is perfect for family (2 Adults & 2 Children).Torino Penthouse self catering (2 large rooms)This apartment offers 360 degree sea and mountain views, a private tanning deck, large lounge area with a bar and fully equipped kitchenette. A King size bed and Jacuzzi bath. ... more   less 
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