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Alta Bay
Ranked #21 of 110 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 July 2017

A little bit of quiet and peace awaits you at Alta Bay. A great guest house with lovely rooms and superb personal service from the staff. Bruno was very helpful in all things and very professional and attentive to our needs. The property is right at the base of Table Mountain in a very good neighborhood which is safe and quiet.
You need to arrange for your own transportation but using Uber is very easy and fast and cost effective. Not within easy walking distance of much, but the peace and quiet neighborhood makes it worthwhile. If you want hustle and bustle then try something downtown, but for romantic getaway or for families this place can't be beat.

Room Tip: Bay view suite is large with great views of waterfront.
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

My husband and I stayed here on a recent vacation in Cape Town. Alta Bay was perfect for us -- our room was comfortable and the view was incredible. It's a bit far from the waterfront, but it was really cost effective to take uber wherever we needed to go. (Uber is much less expensive in Cape Town than in the US). The staff were also very helpful in providing recommendations for restaurants and hiking Table Mountain. They even gave us a map to use for the hike. Fantastic all around!

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

I stayed with my daughter her for three days in May-Jun 2017. Everyone there was super friendly, polite, helpful and so welcoming. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for some quiet time in a safe neighbourhood while still being well connected to major points in th city. I'd love to stay here again if ever I get the chance! Thank you Alta Bay!

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
Thank Mansi C
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

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 Stephan set us up with tables, plates and wine glasses to have an intimate dinner party with our friends. Very accommodating.
The Bay room is spacious with 2 patios to enjoy and close to the pool. Very private.
We enjoyed this place so much we stayed here twice!

Room Tip: The Bay room is the best.
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

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 rooms are well equipped, with a fridge, TV, kettle, coffee machine, microwave & free Wi-Fi for all your cooking needs as the place is self catering. The rooms even have cereal and milk just in case you need them for days were you want to sleep in.

When we arrived we were greeted by Bruno and Stephan and they were great at answering our questions about the western cape and especially table mountain.

I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who is visiting cape town and has their own transport.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Justin N
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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
#21 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#35 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range: $147 - $367 (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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