A 22 room hotel allows the staff to give their guests personal atttention and responsive to their needs. Chapmans accomplishes this in a superlative manner. Manager Johathan Ndeble moves about the breakfast area visiting with the guests and engaging in arudite and interesting conversations which certainly enhanses the South African experience.
Not only is the breakfact suberb, I have never had better (buffet and/or cooked to order), but the daytime through dinner food is also excellent. The outside terrace option is filled with locals for lunch, tea, drinks, dinner - obviously the social center of Hout Bay. The view of the bay is limited, and the busy road is adjacent, but no matter - it is fun and greatly enhanses this hotel's experience for its guests. As a solo traveler I value a cosy friendly bar where it is easy to stike up conversations and Chapmans has a nice one. (My wife opted out of two days of flights to South Africa - prefering to accompany me to her native Europe which is shorter and dependable travel experience - but US travelers will have no stress (speaking English) and great experiences in South Africa if they will accept the travel time to get there.
My room was ideal in every way, bed, bedding, air control, patio, shower and bathroom facility,quiet, outside balcony sitting area facing an almost vertical hillside of greenery.This 2006 addition was built quality in every way by the Portugese family, now living here, which owns the hotel.
The hotel and Hout Bay should be listed as a Cape Town hotel although a 20-30 minute drive south of the city center. No rental car is necessary. A tourist bus every 30 minutes takes you to all the tourist sites (Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Gardens (terrific) wineries, waterfront, and central city. Chapmans arranged a driver to take me along the spectacularly beautiful coast, through the Cape Nature Preserve, and the Cape of Good Hope. Although Hout Bay is nothing special a one hour walk to the World of Birds took me past an open air craft market with proveyors from the extensive near by slum of shacks when the unemployed poor live - a very large number in this country. Also along the road with a dirt field when young boys, also from the slum, played a football game.How fortunate I was to have walked instead of taken a taxi to the World of Birds.
I did stay in the central city for 4 nights before 3 nights here - about the right time and I was glad to have had the two separate experiences. Don't miss Cape Town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled at the foot of the picturesque Chapmans Peak Drive lies Chapmans Peak Hotel, dating back 100 yrs. Family run since 1977. The hotel boasts 22 new rooms and two magnificent penthouse suites, a mere stone's throw from the beach. The hotel is within walking distance of the beach, our local harbour, restaurants, shops, spas and a brand new gym across the road.Calamari at the Chapmans Peak Restaurant was voted "one of top 20 things to do in Cape Town." A perfect spot for watching the sun go down.This combination of stunning location, in-house restaurant, & conference facilities makes this Hout Bay hotel a unique choice. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chapmans Peak Beach Hotel Hout Bay, South Africa - Cape Town