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Alta Bay

4.0 of 5 12 Invemark Crescent | Higgovale, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2009

We had a great 4 night stay and this hotel, and would definately stay here again. The location is great, it is out of the downtown - but this is perfect as its quiet at night, lovely view, close to table mountain (so you can go at 8am before the queues start and then make it back for breakfast!). At... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2009

I am reluctant to write this as I fully intend to go back, and don't want it to be booked out.....however it deserves to be told. Alta Bay may be my favourite hotel, not just in Cape Town, simply ever. Not because it is the grandest, coolest, most cuttting edge glitzy urban bolthole, in fact because it is none of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2009

Beautifully designed and comfortable small hotel with attentive and helpful staff. Very clever use of space. Clean contemporary style of decor. Chic well appointed bedrooms - one a small apartment with a kitchenette. Slightly out of town but a very peaceful and attractive neighbourhood and only minutes away from the city attractions, shops and restaurants by taxi. Good buffet breakfast... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2009

We have spent 3 weeks travelling in beautiful South Africa, mainly staying in BB's. Unfortunately we believed what we saw on the pictures on Alta Bay's homepage. As we arrived we discovered that only 2 rooms have a private baclony with view, and ours was in a "bunker" in the back with a view of the roof of the main... More

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Hypokuus, Owner at Alta Bay, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, We are very happy to announce that we took over Alta Bay in Feb 2011 (two years after your visit and your guest review). Since we agreed partly with your sentiments, we have subsequently made some improvements to the property. We upgraded most of the rooms and in particular the room that you are referring to. Apart from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2009

This was our second visit to Cape Town in two years. On our first visit we stayed in a apartment in the V&A Waterfront area, which was nice, close by to the many amenities of the Waterfront, but rather soulless. The contrast couldn't have been more stark. The Alta Bay staff were wonderful, both friendly and attentive, yet not overbearing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2009

Having recently returned back to snowy UK from gorgeous Cape Town. We now sit back to contemplate what an amazing honeymoon my wife and I have had. This was made especially indulgent and more than we could have ever wished by the attentive, hospitable and amazing Alta Bay. We both fully recommend this amazing 5* quiet retreat and simply urge... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2009

Having read the reviews of Alta Bay we can safely say we were not disappointed . From the fresh breakfast by the pool to having an early evening drink from the complimentary bar whilst discussing the days events with Robyn everything was highly enjoyable. Robyns recommendations for dining and sightseeing were spot on ,especially the private tours with Kim, if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2009

We loved everything at Alta Bay: our nice room the excellent and personal service of the whole staff the delicious breakfast the nice location of Alta Bay, etc. In an nutshell: We highly recommend Alta Bay Sabine & Tim

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2009

Set on the slopes of Table Mountain, Alta Bay was everything we had wished for and more. Ideally located in the peaceful hilltops, away from the hustle and bustle, but within easy reach of the city centre, Alta Bay felt more like a home than a hotel. It was 5 star luxury in a beautiful and wonderfully relaxed setting. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2009

My husband and i stayed here as the first part of our honeymoon. It is a beautiful oasis in the middle of Cape Town. Beautifully appointed and tastefully decorated rooms with enourmous marble bathrooms. The staff were unendingly helpful and helped us book into some wonderful restaurants around Cape Town as well as helped organise a guide and car to... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Alta Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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Alta Bay Cape Town, South Africa
Alta Bay Hotel Cape Town

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