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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   12 Invemark Crescent | Higgovale, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Ranked #16 of 102 hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014
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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We spend a few days at this amazing hide-away boutique guesthouse in Cape Town in the summer. Although there we more than 3 occupied suites on the premises, we felt like we were the only ones on this beautiful, enchanting property. I especially loved the open-air outside shower that's covered on one side, but open to the beautiful view of... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Alta Bay for a few days in April. We loved the hotel, the service and the ambiance. We really loved the location and appreciated how quiet it was. The owners were very helpful to us in figuring our way around capetown and planning our daily adventures. We really appreciated all their help in making... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We had a fantastic stay at Alta Bay. We stayed in the lovely Bay Suite which was huge and even had its own balcony with views of Cape Town. The room itself was beautifully decorated and very comfortable.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My husband and I spent 2 weeks at Alta Bay with our 5 year old daughter in April. The b and b is located in a quiet residential area of the city just under table mountain. We hired a car to explore the cape town area and parked outside the building with no issues during our stay. We would recommend... More

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Hofheim am Taunus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We (2 adults + 1 Kid 12 yrs) spend 3 Nights at the Alta bay. Its a gorgeous place to stay & rest. We ha da very warm welcome and got every help we wanted. We also received exzellent Tipps where to go and what to do in the Most beautiful city. 1000 TX and be sure wie come back!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

At an enjoyable walking distance from the central Government street, yet one feels totally in suburbia, thanks to the charming green garden, terraces and cutest poolside. The best part though was the personalised service and useful information the inviting owner-pair showed us throughout our wonderful 2-day stay! We found it a new home far away!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We had a lovely time in Cape Town. Many thanks to Laure at Alta Bay for making our stay a very comfortable and most enjoyable one. A lovely clean and spacious loft room was a great base for our family. Everything is within reach from such a great location.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We stayed at Alta Bay for 2 nights and had an amazing time. The staff were friendly and helpful in marking out the area on maps, recommending restaurants and helping us to check whether Table Mountain were open. The hotel is in a residential area, which meant it was quiet and peaceful but still centrally located so that you were... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I spent just one day at this place and have stayed in a few places in CT. The hosts are so kind and truly want to make sure each host has a good time. They took a lot of time to explain to me what the different paths to table mountain are and that was really helpful. It's great to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We just spent a week here in 'The Loft' and loved every minute of it. The location is very convenient for everything Cape Town has to offer. The grounds are amazing and our room was very spacious, comfortable, quiet and relaxing. The owners and staff were super-friendly, super-helpful and couldn't do enough for us. We'd give this place a 11... More

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Address: 12 Invemark Crescent | Higgovale, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
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Hotel Class:4 star — Alta Bay 4*
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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 recently (Oct 2011) been converted into a 4-star Guest House with 3 large luxury units. Each unit has a separate entrance, a fully equipped kitchen (or kitchenette), a private outside terrace and still 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. A continental or French breakfast (served in the room or terrace from 09h00 to 11h00) is available on request at an extra charge. Plenty of restaurants and snack bars are 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 ... more   less 
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