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Alta Bay
Ranked #21 of 110 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Best location - central and convenient In a breathtakingly beautiful and elevated position. I was traveling solo and really did not anticipate such a genuinely warm and welcome reception. The owner, his wife and the resident cat made me feel completely at home for the duration of my visit and were always on hand with accurate and helpful guidance and advice on top restaurants, travel info and even suitable options for a night on the town.

Alta Bay offers an extensive continental breakfast, however I opted to have my 7am morning meetings at a Deli around the corner in the charming Kloof Street district. Needless to say - these were superb and soon set the standard for each morning.

Seldom have I experienced this level of hospitality and luxury in such a comfortable setting. I am almost reluctant to share this review at the risk that others discover this gem and then they won't be able to accommodate me on my return visits!!!

Room Tip: I loved the loft suite - the lounge area was perfect for business and the bedroom was separate upst...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We have stayed at Alta Bay 2 nights in August 2013. I have done a lot of researches on Tripadvisor before selecting this place, and I have to say I have been very satisfied with my choice. There couldn't be a better place to stay in Cape Town. The neighborhod is wonderful, set at the foot of table mountain, surrounded by beautiful vegetation and with amazing views down to the city and the ocean. We had a very warm welcome from the owners who showed us around the place and gave us lot of tips on the city and the cape. We stayed in the Bay Suite which is really impressive, with so much space, a side patio with a small pool and a fantastic private balcony where you can sit and enjoy the panorama and the peace of the place.
We will definitely go back here if ever again in Cape Town!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

After 14 days of intense travelling through SA, we stayed 4 days at Alta
Bay! It's a fantastic, quiet guesthouse with stunning views over the bay and
yet close to town! We enjoyed the Bay Suite, our private terrace and the
service of the house. Beulah and Stephan are very friendly and helpful.
Their tips of the restaurants were valuable. Definitely coming back!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank melissaGr8t
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

Absolutely fabulous!! total luxury and tranquility. wonderfully situated
heights cape town, this guest house offers the best combination of rest and
close to shops and the beach. it is the ideal place to be. the owners are
great and gave us information on the many opportunities of this fantastic
city. I just wish that i good have stayed longer than 4 days. you really
need to allow extra time. top address!! you definitely need a car when
staying there. to walk up is very steep.

Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
Thank Eric V
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Thanks to stephan and beulah for giving us such an unforgettable experience at your lovely guest house. it gave us an energy boost to start our hectic life again. The views are breathtakingly beautiful. we highly recommend this as a quite, beautiful and quite cocoon in nature, yet only 2 km from town.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Very nice host, surroundings and accommodation, almost like being at home, luxury and cosy. The loft was the perfect place for our yearly 2 weeks break away with our 7 year old son. The location is perfect, just out of the city center, but close enough to be able to have a dinner and lunch out.

Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
Thank John M
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

I stayed at mid August. Which is Winter there and off season. The owners were amazing. Taking time to help with my itinerary and touring plans for my 4 days in town. They were exceedingly patient with me with emailed questions prior to arrival. The rooms were beautiful. I stayed in the Bay Suite which had its own private terrace with oranges growing over the rail. Exceptionally clean and spacious, and because of location really quiet. I found the location to be in the nicer area of town and felt safe walking about.
It is up in the hills so walking is fine going downhill, but can be some exercise coming back up. Fortunately taxis are extremely cheap by North American/European standards. There are great restaurants and cafes in the area and the owners can help you with locating them.

Room Tip: One thing to note: the cable car up the mountain is closed for maintenance during their winters But...
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Additional Information about Alta Bay

Address: 12 Invermark Crescent | Higgovale, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#21 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#31 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#35 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range: £85 - £160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alta Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alta Bay, located in Higgovale, the most up-market suburb of the City Bowl, is set high on the slopes of Table Mountain, with beautiful views over Table Bay and the City, yet only 3 km away from most of Cape Town's attractions including the Waterfront, beaches and within walking distance (1 km) of Kloof Street with its many restaurants and coffee shops. Surrounded by a lush native garden, Alta Bay combines understated luxury and urban chic with a laid-back and retreat atmosphere. Alta Bay, previously a 5-star boutique hotel has 5 years ago (Oct 2011) been converted into a 4-star self-catering Guest House with 3 large luxury units. Each unit has a separate entrance, a fully equipped kitchen (or kitchenette), a private outside terrace and offers all the 5-star facilities. This Tuscan house is built on separate levels with a great sense of space and light throughout and is designed in a contemporary style with bespoke furniture handcrafted locally. The Loft (70 m²) and the Bay Suite (42 m²) offer spectacular views of the sea and city while the Garden Room (28 m²) has the benefit of the shaded lush garden. The Loft has a bedroom on the mezzanine floor, a bathroom with bath & shower and a sleeper couch which can accommodate a 3rd adult or 2 children. On arrival, there will be cereals, coffee, tea, bottled water and milk in your room. For guests who want to have breakfast outside, there is a large variety of restaurants and snack bars within walking distance (1 km). We suggest our guests to have their own transport during their stay in Cape Town. Alta Bay is located high on the slopes of Table Mountain. Having their own transport car will give them the flexibility to explore the region. Kloof Street with its' many restaurants is only 1 km away, which is an easy walk downhill. However, to come back is much harder. If driving left is a problem, taxis (including Uber) are easily available. ... more   less 
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