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The Place on the Bay

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location is great and Camps Bay is a beautiful area. That said, The Place on the Bay was a disappointment. It is old and tired and held together with patchy repair jobs with little thought for appearances. Our apartment bore little resemblance to advertising and did not reflect the prices charged, ridiculously over priced. We were on the third...

Thank Vicki G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location is excellent. Right on the Camps Bay beach front. We had a two-bedroom suite, which was probably lovely when it was first furnished. However, that was years ago. The bathroom shower over the bath was old, with low pressure that was difficult to get a nice balance of temperature (either scalding hot or ice cold no matter which taps...

1Thank foz2068
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This hotel has a great location and offers direct access to the camps bay beach as well as good transportation possibilities for the tourist buses. It lays directly at the main road with a lot of bars and restaurants offering different kinds of food and beverages. The hotel itself has definitely been there for some time but nonetheless is a...

1Thank MS1006
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Family stay with 2 teenagers who are difficult to please. They were more than happy due to reliable Wi-Fi and location of the hotel. Spacious rooms, excellent facilities, clean. Nice little pool. Staff very accommodating. Best location you could hope for in Camps Bay. Value for money, not the poshest hotel but no need to spend any more than you...

1Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We had an excellent experience at The Place on the Bay and cannot fault it at all. It's not a luxury hotel but it's not luxury hotel prices. I was travelling with my mother and 3 month old baby so we stayed in a 2 bed apartment right on the sea front. The living room, kitchen and bathroom downstairs were...

1Thank Alison H
Marlie d, General Manager at The Place on the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Alison H A big thank you for this review and I am happy that you were looked after and that you enjoyed your stay. Nice way to end this chapter. Marlie

Bhopal, India
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed there for 3 nights. Though the bathrooms were not that good. But the staff was excellent. We booked a sea view villa that was excellent with some good views. All in all the lodge is very good in all ways. Location was very good.

2Thank shrmankit
Marlie d, General Manager at The Place on the Bay, responded to this review

Dear shrmankit Thank you for your feedback. Happy that you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Marlie

Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The place was very nice, the rooms were well equipped and confortable. Plus being in front of the beach and close to different bars and restaurants made it spectacular. But, the service was ok. Not very good. It is hard to describe. Because it was not bad, but it was not great either. For example, they fixed our router in...

1Thank Franco D
Marlie d, General Manager at The Place on the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Franco D Thank you for this review although I do not really understand it. Kind regards Marlie

Reviewed 3 March 2017

We had a lovely stay at Place on the Bay. We were allotted a beach view room, just as we had requested on the booking request. The view of the Camp's Bay Beach from the upstairs balcony is simply superb. From the Place on the Bay you have a breathtaking view of the Table Mountain and the Lion's Head. There...

1Thank Sunitha U
Marlie d, General Manager at The Place on the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Sunitha U Thank you for this review and yes Place on the Bay is a good location to stay. Close to almost everything. Kind regards Marlie

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We started our 2 week South Africa trip with 5 fabulous days at this hotel in Camps Bay. The location was perfect and allowed us to easily explore all the best parts of the city and its surrounding districts. We found all the staff extremely friendly, very professional and helpful and the hotel itself was a charming art deco style...

Thank MartinFletcher74
Marlie d, General Manager at The Place on the Bay, responded to this review

Dear MartinFletcher74 It is sad to close after so many years but we need to upgrade. I am happy that you enjoyed your last stay with us. Kind regards Marlie

Almaty, Kazakhstan
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We had a great time in Place on Bay. Best location (including parking, essential!!), with a spacious, clean and comfortable apartment in Camps Bay. You will not find something comparable in Camps Bay. There are only 2 hotels on the beach a cross the street. The other option is much more expensive. Friendly staff. Nice view to the beach. The...

Thank Fernando D
Marlie d, General Manager at The Place on the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Fernando D Thank you for this positive feedback - much appreciated. So happy that you had a good time. Have a nice day!! Kind regards Marlie

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  • Pool
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  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Place on the Bay, situated along the beach-front road enjoys an undisturbed picturesque view of the white sandy beaches, the palm fringed bay and the majestic Twelve Apostle Mountains. The hotel is perfectly positioned in Cape Town`s trendiest suburb, Camps Bay, 15 minutes' drive from the Cape Town CBD.The Place on the Bay hotel offers 21 serviced hotel apartments. All are elegantly furnished en suite bedrooms with a kitchen, king/queen-size beds, Samsung LCD TV with satellite television, air-conditioning unit, coffee/tea-making facilities and a bar fridge. The suites are serviced daily and guests have access to the outdoor pool and braai(BBQ) facilities. The luxurious and exclusive five-star penthouse with its private heated swimming pool and sundeck, caters for all your personal needs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Place on the Bay

Address: Victoria Rd, Camps Bay 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Price Range: $72 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Place on the Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
The Place On The Bay Hotel Camps Bay
The Place On Bay
Place On The Bay Camps
The Place On The Bay Camps Bay, Cape Town
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Camps Bay
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Camps Bay
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“All rooms would have good views across ocean.”
W3754XFjackiew, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Best views on the front but the traffic may be a little noisy for some although we all slept perfectly well.”
alisonhQ8833SE, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the rooms with the beach view.”
  • View from the bed room. A small balcony with a table and chairs adds to the charm.
  • View of the beach from the room. you just need to cross the road to access the Camps Bay Beach.
, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“penthouse the best”
kate234, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If possible request a room at the front of the hotel to maximize the view.”
V4934EDchristinak, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
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