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Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Camps Bay
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“Fantastic Boutique - the true Cape Town experience”
Reviewed 22 September 2012

We stayed for four days in August following a friend's recommendation. We were originally contemplating one of the more expensive established 5* hotels, but everyone I spoke to said that Camp's Bay is the place to stay - beach, bars, restaurants and a more residential local feel. Absolutely true, I would avoid the V&A waterfront and just visit there during the day.

This boutique hotel is in a couple of converted villas which gives you a true feeling of living in Cape Town (albeit the nicest area). The hotel is also very well located for trips to the beach (can walk), to town (5-10min by car) or the vineyards and cape point. The views across the bay are great, got some snaps of whales (though I recommend a big zoom!), and table mountain overlooks the hotel from behind. It wasn't the weather to use the pools in August, but they look great for the summer time, especially if the beach is busy. Rooms are spacious and very well appointed, but what made it for us was firstly the staff (truly fantastic), then the hotel's own car service for shooting around town or going on longer trips, and finally the food which is simply extraordinary - gourmet breakfast served to your room and fantastic home made canapés with wine complementary every evening. Not the chronic chain hotel cheap wine to make it seem "special", but actually interesting local selections, and a variety too, every evening something different. Being a boutique hotel with a small number of rooms there is also always an interesting influx of guests (mostly very sociable). One night we must have been up till 3am with several guests and bottles of wine just chatting in front of the fireplace.

I would thoroughly recommend this hotel, and we were very glad not to have taken one of the traditional 5* places. No doubt Cape Grace is fantastic, but to us this was the real experience and much more cosy, and I don't really see how the service, or indeed the rooms, could have been much better (I travel a lot globally, typically staying in the most high-end hotels).

There are only a handful of hotels actually in Camp's Bay and this is one of them, and probably the best (I have not heard otherwise from anyone else, including locals). You will not regret choosing to stay here, even if you only familiar with the most luxurious 5* establishments. This is one of them (albeit without a 5,000sqm spa). I will not hesitate to stay here again and I have already advised to two couples to do the same. Enjoy! And thanks to the Atlanticview team :-).

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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WellTraveledandDined, Owner at Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 11 December 2012
Hello Arlu,

Thank you for your beautiful review and saying what you did. We do try to offer a unique experience of living the good life in Cape Town rather than that of the bigger cold hotels in the tourist trap areas such as the V+A. Of the top 3 hotels in Camps Bay we actually are in Camps Bay and have the position of commanding vies where 12 Apostles are 4 km out from Camps Bay itself and isolated with its busy noisy highway in front of it. The other POD boasts close to the beach but has a clipped view to the right as there is the ugliest monstrosity in Camps Bay directly across from them blocking most of the beach and views. It looks like a old council block and its directly in front of them.

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and that we lived up to your expectations during your very special honeymoon holiday.

We wish you both all the best in future and hope you can join us again sometime.

Warm regards,

Greg, Rainer and The Atlanticview Team
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Reviewed 21 September 2012

My new husband and i stayed at the Atlantic View for the final 5 nights of our honeymoon in South Africa. We could not have asked for more. We stayed in the Penthouse Suite, which was both very spacious and stunning. Each morning, a beautiful breakfast was delivered to our room for us to enjoy. Nothing was too much trouble for the team at the Atlantic View and they looked after us with such warmth and enthusiasm - we really felt like we got to know the team and genuinely looked forward to seeing them every day. The canapes and wine in the bar downstairs every evening is such a wonderful idea. It was a lovely, relaxed way to meet other guests and kick-start our evening out. We organised a couple of tours through the Atlantic View to the Winelands and Cape Point - again, nothing was too much trouble and it was a really easy, luxurious way to experience more of South Africa. It is the only place we will stay when we next return to Cape Town - quite simply top notch. Thanks to Dale and the team for everything you did to make the end to our honeymoon truly wonderful. Paul and Gill Lawton.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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WellTraveledandDined, Owner at Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 12 December 2012
Hi Gill and Paul,

Thank you for your review and for honeymooning with us. We are so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and the private Range Rover Tours. The team enjoyed your visit too. They said how nice it was to have you as guests.

We wish you all the best in future and do come back to visit again some day soon!

Greg, Rainer, Dale and the Atlanticview Team.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

Thanks again to everybody in Atlanticview for making our weekend even more special than I expected... I planned to propose to my girlfriend during our stay in Atlanticview and everything turned to be perfect, except weather... :) Not their fault… They prepared our room full of red petals and complementary champagne before we arrived in the evening to celebrate the "YES"... because fortunately she said YES... :) ...anyway, about Atlanticview, the location is perfect for any activity around Cape Town and the hotel is just beautiful. This hotel is one of those hotels where every single small detail is beautifully decorated. Service was very helpful as well, we had some noises coming from the top solar panels or something like that and they switched them off every time we were in the room for our comfort. Our room ("The Master Bedroom") had views to both sides, 12 apostles and the bay, just amazing. It is just special to wake up with those views... breakfast was served in the room. It was a very healthy one with lots of fruit and cereals, but they also happily and quickly attended our request to bring something with eggs and bacon/sausages... we felt like that in the morning, and even that plate looked like perfectly designed when they delivered it in 5 min... Sadly, we could not use the pool and outside area because of the weather but it looked very relaxing... hopefully we can go back in summer time!!

We did enjoy a lot our stay there and obviously Atlanticview is now part of our love story...

Room Tip: The Master Bedroom is perfect for a couple
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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WellTraveledandDined, Owner at Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 12 December 2012
Congratulations to you both on your recent engagement at Atlanticview!

We were all so excited and delighted when we heard the answer was YES!

Our naughty little Atlanticview cupids all wish you both the most wonderful future together.

Thank you for making it a part of Atlanticview. It was our pleasure to have you join us for such a memorable visit!

Warm regards and best wishes from all of us at Atlanticview Cape Town!
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San Francisco, California, United States
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

Atlanticview is over the top but not overstated. The rooms are all unique and our room, "The Pinneapple Room" was beautiful. Seperate deck with comfortable furniture and incredible view with one of the two pools just 30 feet away. Just go to their website and look at the rooms...they are actually even nicer than the pictures. The morning complimentary in room breakfast service is something we have never seen and we are seasoned international travelers...you will be impressed period. Their staff is on top of everything in terms of providing tours to the Wine Lands or down the Cape. They are knowledgable intersting people that are passionate about this unique part of the world. If that isn't enough they have complimentary wine and unique tasty gourmet treats every night. The location in Camps Bay is the place to stay because you are close to everything but located in an upscale safe area. Trust me this is a place that you will be longing to go back to. We look forward to our next journey to Cape Town and our stay at Atlanticview in Camps Bay. Matt & Resa Salter, San Francisco, California.

Room Tip: Go on line and look at their rooms. The visual is what you will get with no surprises.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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WellTraveledandDined, Owner at Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 12 December 2012
Hello Matt and Resa,

Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to write your review.
It was our pleasure to have you join us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your trip so much. Your friend Tim has already contacted us about returning soon.

Do come back again when you are in Africa. You are always welcome.

Warm regards,

Greg, Rainer and the Atlanticview Team
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

My wife and I spent our honeymoon in cape town and we stayed at Atlanticview Boutique hotel. This gem of a guest house is at the foothills of Table mountain with a breathtaking view of Camps bay.
The staff is friendly, welcoming and always willing to assist, and have a real passion for what they do. From the moment that we set foot in this luxurious and stylish hotel we felt right at home.
The happy hour in the evenings are a treat, here you get the chance to speak to the staff, meet the guests and also savour some of the local wines. This is then rounded off by excellent suggestions to top notch restaurants, the in house limo service is a bonus, just inform them where you want to go or if you don’t know they will have a selection of restaurants or activities that will suite anyone’s taste
The breakfast in the mornings are superb.
The rooms are clean spacious and falls in perfectly with the relaxed and private atmosphere of the hotel.
We will defiantly be going back for a visit
Thanks you Greg, and to your brilliant staff for making our honeymoon complete

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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WellTraveledandDined, Owner at Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 18 December 2012
Hi Q!

Thank you so much for writing in and posting your review. We really appreciate it and are delighted to know you enjoyed yourselves so much on your honeymoon!

It was our pleasure to make it special for you. As an American owner I am really pleased that we can satisfy our South South African guests as your standards and expectations are quite high.
This is a lovely pat on the back for myself and the team, Thank you for this. We all do work quite hard and your comments make what we do so worthwhile.

Enjoy yourselves, Take good care of each other and dont forget to have fun! Do come back and visit us again sometime soon!

Warm regards and Congratulations!

Greg, Rainer and The Atlanticview Team
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Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

My partner and I recently stayed at The Atlanticview Boutique Apartments for 4 nights and wish we could have stayed longer. All the staff were fantastic, really pleasant and nothing was too much trouble!!! The decor is very upmarket and views amazing. Afternoon drinks and canapes were a real treat and great way to meet other guests, chat with staff, and obtain lots of information about the local area. Definitely stay here!!!!!! Deb and Troy... NSW Australia

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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WellTraveledandDined, Owner at Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 19 December 2012
Hi Debbie and Troy,

Thank you for coming all the way from Australia to stay with us. We hope you can come back again soon and stay a little longer next time!

Take care and travel safely!

Warm regards,

Greg and The Atlanticview Cape Town Team
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

My husband and I stayed at Atlanticview Cape Town for four nights on our honeymoon, and we couldn't have been happier!

The reservation process was prompt, efficient, and personable. The owner, Greg, even phoned us to discuss our itinerary while at Atlanticview and ensure we would get the most out of our time in Cape Town. We certainly had an incredible time!

Rooms were immaculate and stylish, (yet cozy), with much thought put into both the decor. The entire facility was maintained to a high standard. As we were staying in the "off season," Atlanticview upgraded us from a room to a suite for our last two nights - such a treat! The suite we stayed in was just breathtaking, if you have the opportunity to book one of these, they are well worth it.

Although the rooms were incredible, what really makes Atlanticview stand apart is the staff. Jarryd made our trip! From pick up at the air port, to our drop off, Jarryd really went beyond the call of duty whenever he could. He also hosted our evening wine and hors d'oeuvre, and was knowledgeable about where to eat, what to do, and was just great company! Dale also took us on a wine tour - a definite must!

We were also treated with a complimentary bottle of champagne and decorated bed of rose petals on the final night of our honeymoon. Such a classy touch, that cannot go unmentioned! If we ever find ourselves in Cape Town, we wouldn't consider looking for another accommodation. We were absolutely doted on, and had four nights to relax and really enjoy the beautiful oasis that is Camps Bay. It was a prefect addition to our honeymoon.

Tips: Have Dale take you Waterford vineyard and try the rock salt chocolate, it is life changing! Opt for the airport pick-ups, not only will you arrive safe and sound at Atlanticview in a comfortable Mercedes, you'll learn a bit about the area too! Lastly (and maybe most importantly), book a massage at reception. Their massage therapist is absolutely incredible, and gave us both the best massages we have ever had. Bar none.

Room Tip: We originally booked Room 5, which was absolutely stunning; however, there is no access to the room...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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WellTraveledandDined, Owner at Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 27 December 2012
Hi Canadian Adventurers!

Congratulations to both of you and thank you so much for choosing Atlanticview Cape Town for your honeymoon holiday!

I am so happy you enjoyed everything and it was my pleasure to assist you with your itinerary and trip to South Africa.

Do come back again soon. We all wish you both the very best!

Greg and the Atlanticview Team
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Property: Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel
Address: 31 Francolin Road | Cape Town, Camps Bay 8005, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Camps Bay
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Camps Bay
#3 Luxury Hotel in Camps Bay
#3 Family Hotel in Camps Bay
#4 Business Hotel in Camps Bay
#4 Romantic Hotel in Camps Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
5-Star Graded Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel has 9 rooms and suites. This unique Cape Town Boutique Hotel is set high atop fashionable Camps Bay along the Riviera of South Africa. It has the most spectacular views of the sea and mountains. The position is perfect and convenient to all tourist attractions. Atlanticview Cape Town do not permit small children into the property. This is very popular with honeymooners and couples who wish to just get away with a bit of peace, quiet + relaxation. Well behaved teens and singles are welcome. This Cape Town Hotel has stylish air-conditioned, non-smoking rooms (three fifty to three ninety sq ft) and suites (six hundred to seven fifty sq ft). All with spectacular views, quality furnishings, all season goose down duvets (featherless available) and percale bed-linens. Master Bedroom, Penthouse, Infinity and Sunset Suites now have super king Tempur-pedic Mattresses for your maximum comfort and quality rest. Guests can have a work out in the gym, a dip in the pool, a relaxing massage or a run on the beach. Rates incl Taxes, Welcome Refreshments, Breakfasts, WiFi, use of the Gym, 2 Solar heated Infinity pools, Guests Computer plus a generous amount of Quality Wines with delicious home made Hors-d'oeuvres and Canapés every evening to celebrate the magnificent southern Atlantic sunsets.To serve you there are 18 young hotel professionals to 18 guests. Atlanticview Boutique Hotel Camps Bay has its own in-house fleet of air-conditioned Mercedes for airport and local transfers to the beach, restaurants or tourist attractions. There is a Range Rover for private tours to the Winelands or Cape Point or wherever you would like to go, all with a friendly face from the hotel behind the wheel. Atlanticview is the only Cape Town hotel of its size to boast this service as well as two Infinity pools for their guests to enjoy. Rates for the car service are little more than local taxis. It is excellent value as well as a safe, comfortable and convenient way of getting around. Camps Bay is one of the safest up market communities in Cape Town and is the only Atlantic Seaboard beach town with a promenade packed full of world class restaurants and bars. Reservations are all handled personally by the US owners. Cuisine Technology SA, the hotels sister company supplies all the top chefs and restaurants in the country making dinner reservations in the top venues possible. The owner is known for ringing the chefs private cell phones on occasion to get guests in. ... more   less 
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