It was very warm when we visited Cape Town, so it was especially nice to have a base that offered a cool and tranquil setting. Alta Bay has the feel of Mediterraean villa with a shady garden and zen-friendly terracing with a winding path through the garden. We like places that feel homely and the rooms and public areas are not large, but quite adequate. Our bathroom was tiny but if you cut down on the toiletries and dont mind taking turns, then its fine. Everything was immaculately clean and the breakfast was fresh and appetizing. It is a bit of drive out of Cape Town downtown but it also puts you closer to Camps Bay and Table Mountain. The surrounding houses are beautiful, so you feel you are enveloped in a very nice bubble.
The outstanding aspect was the staff. Madré and her team are consumate professionals. They listened intently and tailored their recommendations accordingly. We have not been made to feel so special in a hotel for many years. Thank for a memorable stay.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Alta Bay Cape Town, South Africa
- Alta Bay Hotel Cape Town