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Camps Bay Retreat

5.0 of 5 7 Chilworth Road | The Glen, Camps Bay 8040, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
44 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located a short walk from Camps Bay promenade, this feels like it is set back in time 50 years with a very elegant colonial feel about it. The grounds are filled with indigenous plants and offer quite privacy and a relaxed, lazy atmosphere away from the thronging bustle of town. Rooms are spacious and very well appointed in the boutique... More 

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CampsBayRetreat, Manager at Camps Bay Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Vivrelife, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your detailed review of Camps Bay Retreat. We are so happy to see that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay and that you loved the relaxed atmosphere at Camps Bay Retreat. We hope that we will see you here again soon and we would gladly welcome you... More 

Haslemere, United Kingdom
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217 reviews 217 reviews
89 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a breif 2 day stay before returning to the UK. We stayed in Villa 12 over the rope bridge. Spacious with a huge bathroom. Small glitch on the first night with the timer for the pool pumps getting out of sync so we had pool pump going all night (which is between 12 and 14). Food was very nice... More 

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CampsBayRetreat, Manager at Camps Bay Retreat, responded to this review

Dear edwowen. Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback of your stay at Camps Bay Retreat. We appreciate your constructive criticism as it can only help us to improve on the service we deliver. Thank you for the wonderful comments about the food and the staff and also hope that you will be able to join us... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this hotel could be the nicest I have stayed at and can't wait to return one day! The hotel is set on the hills of Camps Bay, overlooking the coast with stunning views. It was lovely being set back from the hustle of Victoria Road and the promenade. The hotel is only a 5/10 minute walk down hill... More 

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CampsBayRetreat, Manager at Camps Bay Retreat, responded to this review

Dear jody t. Thank you for taking the time to review Camps Bay Retreat in such detail. We really appreciate your great feedback and most certainly hope that we will get to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards Camps Bay Retreat Team More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for the first 4 nights of our honeymoon and we really had the most amazing time. The food, people, rooms were10 out of 10. I cannot recommend it highly enough, be sure to sit in the garden and watch the sunset with a bottle of bubbles.

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CampsBayRetreat, Manager at Camps Bay Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Gembob77. Thank you so much for your kind words about Camps Bay Retreat. We really appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay. Kind Regards Camps Bay Retreat Team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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105 reviews 105 reviews
55 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderfully maintained early C20 main house, huge gardens, only partly landscaped, but the wilderness adds to the natural charm. The spring water pool is muddy but lovely. Modern additions where the bedrooms are are beautifully equipped, with own smaller modern pools, decls galore. Views of the sea manage to cut out almost all sight of rest of Camps Bay. The... More 

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CampsBayRetreat, Manager at Camps Bay Retreat, responded to this review

Dear JonB_SA. Thank you for your wonderful review of Camps Bay Retreat. We appreciate you taking the time to mention all the aspects that you enjoyed about your stay with us and hope to welcome you back soon! Kind Regards Camps Bay Retreat Team More 

Cape Town
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very sad to discover that having called the number on website of the Camps Bay Retreat Hotel Spa weeks ago to rekindle a ritual undertaken each December with my daughters who are are both home for Christmas for the first time in four years that the number also services the Bay Hotel Spa and that the bookings were made at... More 

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CampsBayRetreat, Manager at Camps Bay Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Alison G. Thank you for taking the time to review Camps Bay Retreat. Our apologies for the lack of communication with regards to which spa you were booked at. The spa reception will make sure that every treatment in the future is confirmed in detail to prevent it from happening again. I hope that you will return soon to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

For anyone that wants the sun in October, beautiful people, first class service, fine food, excellent wine at a reasonable price, then Camps Bay is the place to visit. The same can be said of any of the resorts along the coast, especially Gordons Bay.

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CampsBayRetreat, Manager at Camps Bay Retreat, responded to this review

Good day! Wow! Wow! Thank you very much for this great feedback and sharing this with the rest of the world. We look forward to seeing you back with us the next time you in Cape Town. Kind Regards Sedick Achmat Assistant Hotel Manager More 

Washington, DC
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We were looking for a special place in the Cape Town area and we certainly found it in the Camps Bay Retreat. We had a wonderful experience over our several night stay, and plan to return in the near future! Room tips: We were able to see a few of the rooms in the main house during our visit, and... More 

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CampsBayRetreat, Manager at Camps Bay Retreat, responded to this review

Good day Valued Guest Thank you very much for this awesome review. I am very happy to hear that we have managed to meet all your expectations. I am sure your advice on the car rentals will be taken very serious as there are currently no cars availible for over the festive season. I wish you and the family a... More 

Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

It is with great disappointment that I have to write this review today as I was so excited to visit and make use of the beautiful facilities. On arrival the beauty still astonished me and I was so excited as I was surprising my husband with a Love actually package for our anniversary. This was by far the biggest disappointment... More 

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CampsBayRetreat, General Manager at Camps Bay Retreat, responded to this review

Dear ElanievZyl Whilst we are disheartened to read that your time with us was not the special experience we strive to create, we welcome constructive comments as we believe they can only assist us in bettering our service delivery. We are deeply saddened that our service breakdown and service experience has put you off returning. We do hope that you... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Really gorgeous hotel in Camps Bay. Set off the main road in it's own lush grounds this is a very special place indeed. Lovely old house that's been preserved and renovated beautifully. Only 15 rooms - some in the house, some in the grounds with beautiful decks to sit out on. Fantastic views from some of the rooms. All feel... More 

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Address: 7 Chilworth Road | The Glen, Camps Bay 8040, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Camps Bay Retreat 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
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Hotel Camps Bay
Retreat Hotel Camps Bay
Camps Bay Retreat Cape Town, South Africa
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#4 Family Hotel in Camps Bay
#4 Romantic Hotel in Camps Bay
#4 Luxury Hotel in Camps Bay

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