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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spend three nights at this lovely hotel. We arrived and were warmly greeted by Lisa, with a welcome drink. Our room was fabulous with sea views. Compass House has a great pool and sitting area. Early evening, it is really nice sitting up on the terrace with a sundowner. Super breakfast. Very easy to get into town.

Thank Sophie H
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for something special this is the place for you, definitely 5 star quality and jaw dropping views over Bantry Bay, from the moment you arrive nothing is any trouble, staff are so helpful, only disappointment is we didn't stay longer.

Thank Tiggerse
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Cannot say enough good things about the Compass House. It's a beautiful property with modern/elegant rooms. It has an infinity pool with an incredible ocean view. In addition to the excellent grounds was a phenomenal staff. Lisa, Noel and the others were so friendly and accommodating. They made absolute sure we had everything we needed and were happy at all...

1Thank jrdevich
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The house offers incredible views of Bantry Bay and the Ocean. We booked the top room with a Jacuzzi. The house is very pleasant with a nice outdoor space and the rooms are nicely furnished and spacious. Very little service is provided. There was a single house manager who, although very helpful when asked, was not very proactive and was...

Thank selwyn g
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We booked the senior suite with the Jacuzzi, and the room was on the top floor, with lovely views of the ocean. The room sufficient, bathroom very nice, the lounge area could do with some work. The wood paneling old and dated, teh coffee machine makes luke warm coffee and tea, and I think a kettle would be a better...

Thank DennisRogers
Merzig, Germany
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Excellent place with great hosts and superb view of the Atlantic ocean either from the terrace of your room or the 20m infinity pool. Great hosts that read every wish from your lips and treat you great.

Thank dazi01
Saarbrucken, Germany
Reviewed 23 December 2016

small, personal, friendly one of my best hotels very freindly manager, quiet, good, the bar is self service , but ok, teh swimmingpool il great enough with i think 20 or 25 meters we stayd there for 4 days and if we come back to cape we visit again this hotel

Thank mbeckertrip
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Incredible stay at Compass House! The view, the team, the pool – pure relaxation in a sumptuous environment. I felt like a King sleeping in one of their suites listening to the waves. Also, it was a real pleasure to start the day with their breakfast. I'll be there again soon, that’s a promise.

Thank Lorrimer
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Quality, relaxation, perfect getaway with in the city, one of the best view...just great experiance. If you judge Compass house from outside the gate, You have no idea what you missed out. I will stay here everytime i visit cape town

Thank Mark Z
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 December 2016

When you walk into Compass house, your breath gets taken away by the most amazing view of the ocean. It was the perfect place for my boyfriend and I to enjoy our holiday. Such a classy hotel, every detail has been thought and very comfortable. We cant wait to go back .

Thank natasha184

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Compass House, perfectly positioned on the shores of the Atlantic Seaboard, promises its guests the ultimate in style and comfort. Located in Bantry Bay, just two minutes from the beach-front and ten minutes away from the city center, guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean from every room. Compass House enjoys a warm atmosphere. It has wooden floors throughout. The biggest swimming pool in Cape Town and patio lend themselves brilliantly for daytime relaxation and witnessing the beautifully blissful South African sunset. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Compass House

Address: 154 Kloof Road, Bantry Bay 8005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Bantry Bay
Price Range: $231 - $890 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Compass House 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Compass House Hotel Bantry Bay
Compass House Cape Town/Bantry Bay, South Africa
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bantry Bay
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Bantry Bay
#4 Spa Hotel in Bantry Bay
#5 Luxury Hotel in Bantry Bay
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