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Alta Bay

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May 7 May 8
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 10 January 2013

I will start off by listing the only thing that was lacking during our stay; the bathroom power outlet converter did not work. This was a minor thing and I did not bring it to the attention of Stephan or I am sure he would have fixed it immediately! With that small detail out of the way I am free...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 9 January 2013

Just returned from our 1st South African trip and adventure. While planning for such a trip takes months, special consideration of what you exactly need and what are a priority. We decided to stay at the Alta Bay as the reviews appeared good and we thought that we would give a boutique hotel a try. This boutique hotel did not...

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Hypokuus, Owner at Alta Bay, responded to this review

Dear Madam, what is quite clear from the outset is that you were under the mistaken impression that Alta Bay is still a boutique hotel with a restaurant on site offering 24 hours service. We painstakingly explain on our website, on Tripadvisor itself, in advertising and all our correspondence that we are no longer a “boutique hotel” but that in...

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 11 December 2012

The location has excellent views of the city and is very central; the rooms are very large and offer a high standard of comfort. Wonderful vegetation in the surrounding garden. The hosts are very friendly hospitable, internationally minded and environment friendly. They recycle everything which is to me very important! As a visiting Tourist, I can thoroughly recommend this location...

Thank Valentine1_12
Reviewed 10 December 2012

We can strongly recommend Alta Bay guest house for a quiet and restful stay in Higgovale Cape Town. We had a lovely apartment (Bay suite) with a beautifil view and private balcony to sit down for a cup of coffee. Outside is a beautiful splash pool with a lot of privacy. Restaurants and coffee shops are very conveniently nearby and...

Thank Jeannerie G
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 2 December 2012

I found the accommodation to be of excellent value, it looked like my own home but added with magnificent panoramic views. The hosts were wonderful and there was plenty to do and see while I was there for those 5 days. A pity the weather was not good. All the amenities were 5 stars. Breakfast can be served on request...

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 29 November 2012

It is impossible to find anything wrong at Alta bay. Karen, Stephan, Beulah and the rest of the team ensured that we had a marvelous stay in Cape Town. The guesthouse is away from the busy waterfront area and is all the more wonderful for that. We arrived without luggage as it got lost somewhere between Geneva and Cape Town....

Thank Bahiralbadran
Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
Reviewed 28 November 2012

We stayed on two occasions at Alta bay in higgovale (Cape Town). The position of the B&B is excellent within walking distance of good restaurants, about 4 km from the cape quarter and 5 km to the v&a waterfront. The balcony view from our room overlooked the city, Table Bay and the charming garden and pool. The rooms are beautifully...

Thank Luc V
Reviewed 28 November 2012

We enjoyed the stay at this excellent 4 star b&b which use to be a 5 star boutique hotel during our previous holiday 3 years. Not much has changed since then. The 5 star amenities are still there. Only a little bit less service and the owners more discreet. The staff was very helpful and the location is an excellent...

Thank Sefy H
Paarl, South Africa
Reviewed 15 November 2012

We stayed at Alta Bay for the first time on our recent trip to SA. It's in area where we have stayed many times before and were not disappointed. The hosts settled us in and then we were pretty much left quietly to enjoy our stay. We stayed in the Loft Cottage and it was perfect. Self contained with a...

Thank Bernice B
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 8 November 2012

Situated right under Table Mountain, in the Suburb of Oranjezicht in the City Bowl, you would struggle to find a better position, with absolute quiet and literally 1km from restaurants and cafes. Perfect!

Thank simon1482

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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: ₹ 5,960 - ₹ 11,532 (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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