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Swiss Cottage no.1

3 Crown Crescent, Camps Bay 8005, South Africa
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Ranked #28 of 53 Camps Bay B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013
Skijie Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

with having a car, this was the ideal spot to enjoy both, beach and cape town. the stuff was very nice and the appartment smoothly and tasty done, as Long as you don´t really Need the couch, this was a rather old one. I think the stuff ist permanently busy in renovating, since we has a very nice and newly... More

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SwissCottage1, Manager at Swiss Cottage no.1, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for the nice words.We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.See you next time. Best Regards More

Fairfax, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We loved our stay at the Swiss Cottage! The location was fantastic; just a moments walk from the beachfront, restaurant filled promenade, and hop-on hop- off bus stop; Table Mountain was a 5-10 minute drive; the V&A waterfront about 15 minutes; and Long Street was a 50 rand taxi ride. Elmira, who manages the cottage, was fantastically helpful, both leading... More

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SwissCottage1, Manager at Swiss Cottage no.1, responded to this review

Hi Sarah Thanks for the nice words about us.We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.Maybe we will see each other again. Best Regards Elmira More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

If you looking for the best views, and close walks to the best beach in Cape Town, but yet want that piece and quiet, then this is the place for you! Great rooms, best position, only a couple of meters from the beach, and shops. Fantastic and great Hosts...... Thanks.

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Hi Ian.Thanks for the nice words.we are really glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Excellent stay. Friendly staff, welcoming and helpful. A great experience all round. We will definitely consider a return visit. Close to the beach,and quiet but traffic heavy en-route to Camp Town CBD is a draw back.

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Hi There Thanks very much for the nice words.We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Best regards Elmira More

Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

The Swiss Cottage is a 100+ year old structure and very quaint. The location is spectacular (one street above the ocean-front boulevard) right in the heart of Camps Bay. Elmira manages the Cottage. She was very helpful and made our stay so easy. She even helped me print out discount tickets for the Hop On, Hop Off Sight Seeing bus.... More

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SwissCottage1, Manager at Swiss Cottage no.1, responded to this review

Hi Gary Thanks for the nice words.We are really happy that you and your family did enjoy your stay with us. Best Wishes Elmira More

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

good hotel, simple but functional, clean, very close (5 minutes walk) to an amazing beach (camps bay) and considerably cheaper than the others on the neighbourhood. the reception is not 24h, but it was not a problem.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

While the location so close to Capmps Bay beach is ideal, the accommodation was only average. The room is poorly furnished and the lack of weekend/after hour reception and service is a problem. Also the lack of parking on site means you have to find parking in the very busy roads in the area, but maybe this is what you... More

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Address: 3 Crown Crescent, Camps Bay 8005, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
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Situated just 200m from the palm-fringed, snowy white beach in Camps Bay, you will find this historical house, Swiss Cottage No.1, nestled below the Apostles Mountain Range (Part of Table Mountain). A feature and landmark in Camps Bay Village, it is one of four "Swiss Cottages" that came from Oslo, Norway, where the wood was cut and shaped, ready to assemble and then shipped to Cape Town in 1902.From the guest house, walk to the beach and shops and savour the local and international cuisine offered by the many restaurants and side-walk cafes. Witness the stunning sunsets over the sea or simply soak up the sun on the number one rated beach in South Africa.Swiss Cottage has built a reputation as a place that is "a home away from home" and nothing is too much for us to organise and arrange for our guests. Many guests have become personal friends and have visited several times and referred their friends and family to Swiss Cottage. Guests appreciate the fact that they can walk (takes 2 minutes) to the beach and restaurants. ... more   less 
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