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Alta Bay
Ranked #26 of 110 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
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.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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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 looking at that we didn’t want, just because everyone else likes to go there. We therefore explored a mixture of 'touristy' and 'resident' attractions.
Our room was the Bay Suite which was large and well styled. It had a small private terrace with great views.
The larger shared terrace and plunge pool area were also perfect to drink the odd glass of wine with friends. All of these things contributed to making this place very special for us. If you stay in Cape Town this is one of the best place to stay.

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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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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 Kirstenbosch Botanical Park. They even arranged for us to stay in our lodging until 8PM the night of our departure so we did not have to spend so many hours at the Capetown Airport. Our beds were very comfortable, having the small kitchen was very useful and we appreciated the housekeeping and laundry service. You won't be sorry if you stay here!

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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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 great end to a wonderful trip. I will be staying here on my next visit to Cape Town.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Stephan and Beulah Cogels made us very welcome. We only had a few days in Cape Town but Stephan was very helpful in suggesting the highlights to do and see, and supplied us with a map for hiking up Table Mountain, (very steep, not for the unfit and faint-hearted ). The accommodation was very comfortable, private, quiet, non-smoking, safe - and just what we needed. The pool is lovely and refreshing after a hike the mountain. A perfect location and base for exploring Cape Town and has good views of the mountain and the city.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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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
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#20 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#26 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#35 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range: $147 - $369 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alta Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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 
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