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4.0 of 5 Cottage   |   35 Medburn Road, Camps Bay 8040, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights and could have stayed more under different circumstances. We were at the end of a long holiday but they would be fantastic for a longer break with a car. The apartments are very modern, clean and spacious. The setting is wonderful, overlooking Camps Bay in front and with Table Mountain behind. They are ideal for... More

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Yorkshire
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17 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

An excellent base as our first stopping off point in South Africa. In a lovely, safe suburb (Camps Bay), the apartments are very well appointed, spacious and offer lovely views across the bay. With a car it is easy to get to Capetown, Signal hill, Table mountain cablecar and Lion head. Camps Bay itself was quiet (in July), with a... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This was our fourth or fifth stay at The Crystal and we enjoyed the location so much that this time, we recommended it to friends who came with us and we collectively booked three apartments. Imagine the surprise when we called the establishment Management to ask for a late check-out and were told that we have to pay 50% of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We had booked a one bedroom apartment but on arrival were disappointed with the view as there really wasn't one plus the apartment itself was more like a studio as opposed to a one bedroom. As our stay was during the Winter months we were lucky to be upgraded to the second floor corner two bedroom apartment which was a... More

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Bucharest
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

If you are travelling alone, as I was you will think twice before booking, as it's a bit expensive. Biggest surprise was no internet in the room - the only hotspot was around reception, so people would have to stand in the garage/parking to browse, make further travel arrangements, make calls (instead of making them from the pool...) or check... More

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TheCrystalCampsBay, General Manager at The Crystal, responded to this review

Dear Olyvine Thank you for your review. We are in the process of upgrading our WiFi coverage, signal strength and quality. Alternatively we do have a guest computer at reception that is complimentary and a 3G dongle as back up for the interim. We appreciate the feedback with regards to the doors and windows and will most definitely look at... More

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The Crystal is in a great position with easy access to the buzz of Camps Bay but far enough away to be quiet and peaceful. The staff are exceptionally efficient and friendly. The views from the apartments are lovely and, during our stay, the swimming pool did not get too busy. It is close enough to the centre of Cape... More

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TheCrystalCampsBay, General Manager at The Crystal, responded to this review

Dear Hilary It was lovely to have you and your husband with us at The Crystal. Thank you for your review. We hope to have you with us again next year. Kind Regards Chantel Wessels More

Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Beautifully clean, spacious and luxurious self catering apartments overlooking Camps Bay. The views can't be beaten therefore The Crystal is a healthy climb back up from the ocean, but for the less adventurous a courtesy service is available from sister hotels of the Village & Life Group. The staff are attentive and very friendly, so a tremendous place to stay... More

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

My company has attended a show in Cape Town for the past 3 years and my colleagues and I have stayed in The Crystal each and every time. Each year, our experience was more pleasant. This self catering establishment is luxurious, stylish, comfortable, ultra modern and serviced daily. The view from your balcony just blows you away. It is close... More

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TheCrystalCampsBay, General Manager at The Crystal, responded to this review

Dear Ettiene R Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It is always an honor for us to welcome back our return guests and to receive such positive feedback. Kind Regards Chantel Wessels More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

My 2nd stay at The Crystal was every bit as good as 1st visit and I'll certainly return again. Beautifully modern ,clean well maintained accomodation in a fantastic location with stunning views of ocean and 12 Apostles mountain range. Absolutely everything you would require for duration of stay is provded for at these serviced apartments. Set in a very quiet... More

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TheCrystalCampsBay, General Manager at The Crystal, responded to this review

Dear 220JamesSM Thank you for you for lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you yet again had a memorable stay at The Crystal Apartments. We look forward to welcoming you back for your 3rd visit soon. Kind Regards Chantel Wessels More

Luneburg, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We were a couple of 4 grown-ups and we spended time with friends and family in Camps Bay, The appartment was great, just to the point that the cleaning could have been better, but otherwise pool and service was great. The staff went out of their way to please us. Location very secured, had problems to get to pool

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TheCrystalCampsBay, General Manager at The Crystal, responded to this review

Dear Ellen L Thank you for your review. I will appreciate it if you can email me more detailed feedback with regards to the housekeeping service. We are in the process of upgrading some of our common area signage including directional signage to the pool. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards Chantel Wessels manager@campsbaycollection.com More

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Address: 35 Medburn Road, Camps Bay 8040, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Crystal 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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