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Compass House

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02/07/2017 03/07/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Warrenton, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 29 December 2011

this was the last place we stayed on our journey through part of south africa and we have no regrets. we had a confirmation email requesting our arrival time and were met by the owner for our off street parking, tour and welcome drinks. we were given a room upgrade (thanks!) and our night was off to a fabulous start....

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 November 2011

We regret that the anyway short time planned for Cape Town was further shortened by a 12 hours delayed arrival. The remaining two nights at Compass House where just enough to decide, that we will have to come back one day. It is ideally located, a little outside the center and hence off the hustle and bustle (which anyway in...

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2Thank GoodBoy99
Paris, France
Reviewed 18 November 2011

Compass House, its location, accomodation and staff are simply out of this world. I really don't understand the comments by KatieDuncs. All the signs , in my opinion, are simply to guarantee that everybody is able to enjoy Compass House at its best. After all I wouldn't like to use the computer after somebody had been droppîng crumbs on the...

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2Thank nancybon
Cheltenham
Reviewed 3 November 2011

What kind of a place has an HONESTY bar with a large yellow sign warning you are being monitored by CCTV in it? What kind of a place assumes you're out to steal the toiletries and frames, on the bathroom wall, a patronising request for you not to pinch the goodies when you can purchase them at reception? What kind...

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9Thank KatieDuncs
Munich
Reviewed 2 November 2011

For the first time we did not want to return home from a holiday. Not that we haven't experienced lovely hotels and holidays, but Compass House was "something else". The rooms were immaculate, with a stunning view over a gorgeous infinity pool out to the Atlantic Ocean. The relaxing pool area was the perfect place to chill in the afternoon...

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11Thank Petra W
Tamatave, Madagascar
Reviewed 30 October 2011

Compass House is a very special place to say the least. The very first night, the warm greeting we were given by Rudolph and Ethel set the tone for what was to be a truly unique "hotel" experience. The accommodations, much like the scenery, are divine and incomparable. From the turn down service to the delicious breakfasts, the remarkable staff...

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8Thank Lindy F
Toamasina (Tamatave), Madagascar
Reviewed 28 October 2011

These days it is difficult to find the quality of service and excellence that a five rating implies. From the moment we arrived to the the moment we left for the airport we were treated as though we were family. Not only is the location superb and simply beautiful, the atmosphere of the house is very intimate and classy. Rudolph...

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8Thank tlf431
Newbury Park, California
Reviewed 21 October 2011

Out of 31 countries I've traveled to in my life so far, and countless hotels, the Compass House is our very favorite. I can not commend it to you enough. We wanted to move in for the rest of our lives. The design and view are gorgeous, and Rudolph's service was superb, we wish we could have adopted him. After...

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6Thank caseymoe
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2011

Gorgeous views in a perfect location (but not near the city centre). We loved our room and sitting on the terrace in the early evening. We felt so completely at home - this stylish hotel is superbly managed. Excellent breakfasts. Highly recommended.

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7Thank sunrisenew
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 21 September 2011

My husband and I began our annual vacation by staying in the Compass House in September 2011. It was a great beginning to a wonderful vacation in South Africa. Renting a car in S.A. is a given and thus the location of the C.H. is ideal, with everything you would want to visit being easy to reach in 5-15 min....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • 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: $232 - $1,545 (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 Bantry Bay, Cape Town, 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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“Sunset views”
traceyleez, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Quiet homely boutique hotel, well situated”
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  • sunset amazing
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DennisRogers, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“all the room are different and they all have unique taste”
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“the top room with its splash pool”
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