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Alta Bay

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Shokan, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely stay at this guest house in a great location, not in the action, but a short walk to great restaurants and the Gardens section of the City. The staff was helpful, pulling out maps and showing us hiking trails at the base of Table Mountain. We had guests come for a light dinner and Bruno and...

Thank Maria D
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place at a great location. Being on top of the hill the accommodation gave spectacular views. We stayed at the garden room which was good, but Stephan made it more memorable for us when he upgraded us to the bay suite. We had a good view of table mountain (lions head and signal hill) and Cape Town. The...

Thank Justin N
Namur, Belgium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a pleasant journey I had in Cape Town with my family thanks to our 10 days reservation at Alta Bay guest house. Exceptionnally well located at 1/2 hour walk of the Table Mountain, and easy to drive downtown, in a peaceful and residential neighbourhood, we have been very well hosted by Mr and Mrs Cogels. The rooms were spacious,...

Thank benoitdursel
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Nice small guesthouse in a great location. My room was spacious, very comfortable and quite with balcony and a view! I had to cancel 2 nights out of the 4 that I had originally reserved a few days before my visit. Stephan was fabulous, he managed to get other guests and did not charge me for the nights I had...

Thank Lara K
Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 10 April 2017

My family and I stayed for about 10 days in the Alta Bay guesthouse and as it was my first time in South Africa, I didn’t know what to expect about the accommodation. I was amazed of the buildings which were hided in a beautiful vegetation! The hosts were so friendly and as they knew very well the city, and...

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Cascais, Portugal
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I spent a wonderful journey at the Guest House of ALTA BAY in Cape Town. Very spacious, in a very residential, secure and quiet neighbourhood just at the foot of the Table Mountain. The room was very clean, well-equipped (with TV, boiling water for tee and all electrical plug devices very useful when coming from abroad). Hosts are very friendly...

Thank Pascual_de_Andrade
Reviewed 9 April 2017

My sister and I stayed at the Alta Bay for 3 nights at the beginning of March. We were greeted by Bruno and thoroughly looked after by him during our stay. Our room was spotless and spacious and the guesthouse is situated in a peaceful location. I highly recommend this guesthouse.

Thank EmzExeter
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We spent four nights at Alta Bay. Beulah, Stephan and Bruno were excellent hosts and really went above and beyond to make us feel at home. They recommended and reserved restaurants for us every day of our stay. After discussing the kind of activities we personally enjoy, they helped us plan our days. As a result, we didn't waste time...

Thank Tom And Bettina G
Durango, United States
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I stayed at Alta Bay for 4 nights and can't say enough about how helpful Bruno and Stephan were in suggesting activities, restaurants and shopping for groceries etc. We did not have a car and Bruno ( knowing we wanted to see the sights!) suggested and booked a wonderful tour for us to Cape Point , Boulders beach and the...

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Its like a charming 'secret' guesthouse, nettled away in beautiful surroundings and offers a great location for getting out and about as well as being nearby a plentiful supply of delicious local restaurants. Their hospitality is the best I had seen in South Africa and was the final stay of 4 different places I had stayed in, it was a...

Thank Gemma W

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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: $125 - $239 (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 Bay room is the best.”
MariaD336, 13 May 2017 | Read review
“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
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