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Compass House

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   154 Kloof Road, Bantry Bay 8005, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed for two nights in the luxe room with sea view which was separate from the main house and down some steps with a private balcony.The hotel is jolly nice, modern and has a great pool. We were particularly impressed with the automatic blinds in our room which we could operate the bed to reveal an incredible view. We... More

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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great hotel with unspoiled views of the ocean in a very relaxing atmosphere and great sunsets.. Wide selection of goodies for breakfast; yoghurt, fruit, breads and jam selection (more than 10 different flavours). Very comfy home from home.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This boutique hotel is elegant, cozy and comfortable stay. I'm very suprised to find the marble floor in the bathroom can be heated, feel so comfy and warm in early winter nights! The in-room music is stylish with a bit of African input, enjoyable indeed. Automatic light system inside room is user-friendly and can offer you any lightness you want,... More

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Leuven, Belgium
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We had a room with a terrace at the same level as the pool. The view of the Atlantic Ocean is absolutely stunning at every moment of the day. Breakfast is delicious. Good place to stay if you want to visit Cape Town and have a rental car. Very friendly personnel. We would definitely go there again.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This B&B has wow factor... its in a prime location with a fantastic west facing view. The room was comfortable, however there are no TVs in the rooms (?), which is why I have given a 4 star and not 5 star rating. The lounge/dining and patio areas are very comfortable and well maintained. Breakfast was very tasty... Would recommend... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Standard room not recommended. No TV, limited amenities, and no coffee or tea facilities in the room. View and pool area great, except when owner entertains there. Breakfast disappointing, no variety.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Compass house is a magnificent property and beautifully located overlooking Bantry Bay. It is exceptionally well-equipped and exudes a relaxed calm. However, the atmosphere, with mood lighting and all pervading chill-out music, is not for everyone and was redolent of a sophisticated spa. We arrived quite late (8.30 pm) and were welcomed by one of the staff who was somewhat... More

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The Compass House Hotel is a lovely, quiet property, with great ocean views, a lovely pool, delicious breakfasts, and very attentive staff. From the moment we arrived, the staff looked after all of our needs and made us feel at home. Our room, No. 9, was dead quiet at night and very comfortable. The fresh fruits, local jams, fresh baked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I would highly recommend this hotel as the views are spectacular and location great. It is situated in a very "upmarket" part of Bantry Bay. Very close to beaches and restaurants, but a car is needed. Lovely continental breakfasts, good clean rooms, very friendly staff and fabulous views.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Oh wow !! What a lovely boutique hotel. Great views from all rooms, lovely pool area, fabulous lounge area with sea views too. Great rooms, although on our visit I think the plumbing needed attending to. However, this did not mar our visit and with an honesty bar, which we made use of and honestly recorded what we had, it... More

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Address: 154 Kloof Road, Bantry Bay 8005, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Bantry Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Compass House 5*
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Compass House, perfectly positioned on the shores of the Atlantic Seaboard, promises its guests the ultimate in style and comfort. Located in Bantry Bay, just two minutes from the beach-front and ten minutes away from the city center, guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean from every room. Compass House enjoys a warm atmosphere with a fusion of interior design styles, blending the best of Mediterranean, Asian and African flavors and has wooden floors throughout. A large swimming pool and patio lend themselves brilliantly for daytime relaxation and witnessing the beautifully blissful South African sunset. ... more   less 
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