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Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 2 June 2013

Thanks to our charming hosts Stephan and Beulah for giving us such a memorable relaxing stay at your lovely guest house. Your garden is impressively beautiful. It gave us an energy boost to start our hectic life again. The views are breathtakingly beautiful. I strongly recommend this as a quite, beautiful cocoon in nature only 3 km from the city...

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Cleveland, OH
Reviewed 22 May 2013

My wife and I chose Alta Bay because of the reviews here at trip advisor. We were not let down. in fact, the hotel exceeded our expectations. The owner was so nice and helpful when we were trying to plan some activities to do in the city. She also made sure that our stay was going well. The hotel is...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2013

The Alta Bay is a fine, restful, guest house, set in shaded gardens on the lower slopes of Table Mountain. The rooms, in the main building and in annexes at different levels within the grounds, are attractively decorated and furnished. The owners are very welcoming, helpful and efficient. The attractive, quiet, suburban location is about 3km from the city centre...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 15 April 2013

Alta bay was a great alternative if you want nice spacious and peacfull accomodation, without the need of hotel amenities such as a restaurant, gym etc. The location was beautifull, and great for running and walking around table mountain and signal hill. Situated between the city and camps bay we also felt that is was fairly easy getting around from...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2013

We both do a lot of travelling for both business and pleasure and I'm sorry to say that more often than not, hotels do not live up to expectation. Alta Bay was a wonderful surprise, it sells itself short on the website. Stephan is the perfect host and made us feel as if we were guests in his home, Alta...

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Netherlands
Reviewed 7 April 2013

Fantastic, idyllic place on a great location. We've stayed in the garden room in November 2012. A beautiful room, total tranquility and yet so close to the city center and the beaches. The owner is very kind and helpful (before and during our stay), without being 'too present'. Our room was very beautiful, with a perfect bed / mattress, and...

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Strand
Reviewed 2 April 2013

I won a two night stay at Alta Bay through StreetSmart charity organisation and decided to use my voucher to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We stayed in the garden room and the owner Stephan was very helpful and friendly and made us feel very welcome upon our arrival. We loved the peaceful surroundings and the privacy granted during our stay....

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Leamington Spa, England
Reviewed 31 March 2013

Stayed with Stephan and Beulah for four nights at the beginning of March. We rented the Loft suite, and couldn't have been more delighted with both the location and the quality of the accommodation. In a lovely suburb of the city, in the shadow of Table Mountain, beautiful sun terrace and plunge pool. Nothing was too much trouble, the owners...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 29 March 2013

We stayed for one week in the loft. The kitchen is only sparsely equipped. The bathroom is not very clean. The double bed is made out of two mattresses of which the one is slightly hanging and very soft and the other one ok for some nights. The TV is very small. Alta Bay is beautiful, very green. The whole...

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Toronto
Reviewed 20 March 2013

This is a delightful B&B, which is very private, very hospitable and very chic. Stephan and Beulah were lovely and very helpful, and the rooms were spacious and well decorated. Breakfast on the deck or on the terrace was very good, and it was a great place to stay.

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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: ₹ 5,964 - ₹ 11,409 (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
#16 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#31 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#36 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
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“The loft room is the best one for families”
tiagodursel, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room with a view”
tomandbettinag, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Each room different - so do ask the hotel before booking. Bay suite very good”
JonB_SA, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The loft is the best room of the guest house with a bigger bathroom and extra space”
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”
winstonjohnho, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
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