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Reviewed 20 April 2012

I spent a week at Alta Bay and will sure come back next year. The rooms are big and you have everything you need there. If not the owners will make sure you get it. They were very nice and helpful to give advise on what to do in Cape Town and all the wonderful trails in the mountains. I...

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Antwerp
Reviewed 16 April 2012

We had a great time in Cape town and our stay at Alta Bay contributed to this perfect experience: nice large and modern rooms with a lot of privacy. We enjoyed the small plunge pool and sun deck before or after our visits and walks. Alta Bay is very well located, just a few minutes by taxi from center/ town...

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Gdynia
Reviewed 14 April 2012

We spent few days at Alta Bay in March 2012. Service was excellent. Alta Bay is very nice, intimate, cosy, very clean. It's situated close to Table Mountain, Camps Bay. In a nutshell all was fantastic. The owners of Alta Bay (Stephan and his wife) was very helpful and lovely. Alta Bay is a recommendable place in Cape Town. I...

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1Thank AniaGdynia
Johannesburg
Reviewed 28 March 2012

Alta Bay is the best. Their staff is so helpful when it comes to accommodation booking. They take you through the booking process with patience and professionalism. Their services are excellent and they look after the guests very well. I would recommend Alta Bay to anyone and everyone looking for accommodation in Cape Town. A big thanks to Stephan the...

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 24 March 2012

We spent 4 days at Alta Bay at the beginning of a 3 week trip to South Africa and Botswana. As a rule we prefer to stay at small, intimate hotels or guesthouses, so Alta Bay is not for the traveler who prefers large luxury hotels. Alta Bay did not disappoint and in fact exceeded our expectations. Stephan and Beulah...

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2012

A nice, pretty place to stay in the suburbs. With a nice view of the mountains from over the fence. You have the option of sun at the top of the terrace, or a cooler climate in the garden down below. The owners were lovely, and went out of their way to make our stay pleasant. The rooms are a...

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Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 28 February 2012

I spent two weeks in Cape Town, South Africa and stayed almost full time at Alta Bay. Initially, I intended to stay in Camps Bay because of the ocean view but after discovering Alta Bay, I changed my mind. Higgovale is a quiet, up market suburb with lots of very high trees, and only about 2.5 km and a nice...

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Knokke, Belgium
Reviewed 23 February 2012

We really enjoyed staying at the Alta Bay guest house. A wonderfull place in a marvellous city.The rooms are very spacious, the venue very romantic and centrally located between Table Mountain and the famous Kloof Street. This nice boutique hotel is very stylish and clean, great staff from managers to cleaning staff. We enjoyed staying here. We would recommend this...

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 19 February 2012

Alta Bay was an awesome get-away for me and my husband. It was nice to sit back and relax with a picnic on our private balcony or lounging on the deck chairs by the pool. Felt at home and the people who work there are very friendly. Recommend alta bay with confidence.

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Reviewed 4 February 2012

Alta bay offered us a great welcome in beautiful cape town. The loft was perfect for us and our baby daughter. Set in a quiet street in gardens, good service and nice people.

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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 

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
Price Range: $196 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alta Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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Also Known As:
Alta Bay Cape Town, South Africa
Alta Bay Hotel Cape Town
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#23 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#31 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#36 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
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“Each room different - so do ask the hotel before booking. Bay suite very good”
 of 5 bubbles JonB_SA, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The loft is the best room of the guest house with a bigger bathroom and extra space”
 of 5 bubbles IsakB_13, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The family room is great for relaxing and it's spacious, the smaller room is better for work and getting stuff done”
 of 5 bubbles winstonjohnho, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Bay Suite has great natural lighting and an excellent view. The Loft offers more shade.”
 of 5 bubbles BerkeleyBear1990, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Quiet garden room”
 of 5 bubbles junelilydavis, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
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