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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 April 2015

This is a place I would avoid at all costs. Their description is misleading and would not recommend this place to anyone! To begin with, despite security issues in Cape Town, you enter the place through the garage. No security on duty. Register in the basement and go from there. While the one bedroom was nice, there was no phone...

3Thank r0n1950
Woking, Surrey
Reviewed 3 April 2015

We stayed here for five nights in March, as the first part of our two weeks in South Africa. The apartment was everything we needed, and we really enjoyed staying here. It's a great location for Camps Bay, it has brilliant views, and good facilities (pool, parking, washing machine). The apartment was clean and we felt safe here. There was...

1Thank Sunshine01Woking
Amersham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 March 2015

We spent two really enjoyable weeks here and would certainly return. The apartment was well furnished and serviced daily. I have to agree the cooker hood is in a ridiculous position having walked into twice. We found the staff in the basement really helpful and friendly. The views of the ocean and Camps Bay are excellent and the pool area...

Thank tony032
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 March 2015

We stayed here for three nights at the end of a 3 week trip in Africa. We arrived very late and security were very friendly helping us access the car park and calling the receptionist/host, who had been waiting up for us despite us not confirming our arrival time. The apartment was spotless, well equipped and and comfortable. We woke...

Thank bonditravellers
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2015

The apartment was finished to a high spec and thoroughly cleaned throughout. The views of Lions Head and Camps Bay from the balcony / swimming pool are the best to be had. The residence is perfect for maturing families and couples.

Thank JamesKeeshan
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Well equiped, beautiful apartments with stunning views. The entrance through the underground carpark was very unimpressive but the service and apartments made up for it. The road to them is very steep so a hire car or taxi is essential.Camps Bay itself was beautiful, vibrant, very windy and occasionally wet but mostly boiling hot. Altogether an excellent place to stay...

Thank Rachel L
Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2015

After an amazing 2 weeks in South Africa this was a disappointing end to our holiday. We stayed here for 3 nights. Basically you are staying in someones flat - you arrive and reception is hidden away in the basement carpark we couldn't get in every time we got there as the barrier wasn't working, you are allocated a parking...

Thank caroline_hamilton64
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Stayed in two bed apartment during our honeymoon. It was very spacious and modern. Taxi to camps bay was 50rand, very reasonable. View from apartment and sunset was unforgettable. Good view of table mountain on other side. Would definitely return :)

Thank Denise R
The Wirral, UK
Reviewed 9 February 2015

We stayed for one week at these apartments in from 15th Jan. They are very modern and have all conveniences (washing m/c, dishwasher etc), but no wifi and the tv was not the best as it kept going off. Good quality furnishings and decor throughout. Bathroom modern with a rain shower and plenty of hot water. Maid service every day...

1Thank wilsonjenny
Yavatmal, India
Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

I decided to opt for a self-catering option for my four-day stay at Cape Town, and was recommended The Crystal by my tour operator. And I wasn't disappointed. The girl who checked my wife and I in to our apartment came back later with a bottle of South African sparkling wine as she had been informed by our tour operator...

Thank Shridhar_Jaju

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Panoramic views of the Atlantic and spectacular sunsets are the order at The Crystal, architecturally stunning apartments in one of the world's premier scenic settings. With easy access in and out of Camps Bay, these luxurious, fully serviced apartments afford a choice of outstanding accommodation from modern studio and two-bedroom apartments through to captivating loft and three bedroom apartments, all well-appointed and designed for the ultimate in comfort and style. Two swimming pools on an expansive terrace provide refreshing dips and sun-soaked relaxation while contemplating the delights of splendid ocean views. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Crystal

Address: 35 Medburn Road, Camps Bay 8005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Price Range: $182 - $351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Crystal 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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“I would recommend rooms 201 202 301 302”
 of 5 bubbles northumbrian2015, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“This is a 2 bedroom luxury appartment so cost is slightly higher than mid range.”
 of 5 bubbles dav3com, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All apartments have sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles Malloy2016, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Don't go there if you need to do any internet or emails - system is too slow”
 of 5 bubbles deborahtT1109DZ, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the ground floor mean easy access to the Pools, those higher up are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Join8, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
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