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“What an end of our tour, great!” 5 of 5 stars
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Compass House
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   154 Kloof Road, Bantry Bay 8005, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Bantry Bay
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“What an end of our tour, great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Compass guest house is a decadent villa on the rocks of bantry bay. Great sea view from the breakfast veranda as we'll from our bed. Sunset right in front of you whilst sitting on the veranda and watch the sea....

Rooms are nicely made and equipped with nice and quality furnitures. Very comfy bed!

Location is great for all major points of interest in CPTand only 10 mins drive to camps bay and you have plenty of good places for dinner, sunset drinks and what ever you want to do.

Breakfast at Compass is just outstanding:
We had 14 preserves to choose from, nespresso for coffee, cappuccino came from the kitchen, fresh bread, croissants, muffins, fruits.... Everything Yummie and fresh and of good quality!

Staff is decent and doing their jobs very well, spend attention to the guests when needed and leave you in peace when you do not need anything. Hospitality was just great!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Compass House for our honeymoon. It was a really special stay - beautifully decorated with all the mod cons and very classy. The service was excellent; very helpful and friendly and the rooms were serviced to perfection. Beautiful views across Bantry Bay and the infinity pool. Also a very nice breakfast every morning. I thoroughly recommend Compass House if you are looking for a special place to stay in Cape Town.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

Oliver and his team have created a real home for their guests: all details are extremely well executed. Hospitality is Swiss/South African: warm and caring. The "house" is designed with great empathy for our ( guests) needs and has everything to make you feel very welcome. Everything is arranged in a very attentive way, the location is great and you have a great terrace and excellent pool. Views are fantastic.
Coming from home this is the best way to accomodate and to adept: from here you should start or end your holiday in SA.
Peter van Minderhout

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This was simply a stunning hotel! One of the best I have ever stayed in! Service was excellent, the quality of the interior is sublime! The owner lives on site and is an interesting character! He treats his guests as friends but knows that business is business so for us to use the room for half a day while we were waiting for a late flight, we had to pay... it was disappointing but nonetheless, I have to accept that this man is a savvy businessman.
Despite my latter comment, I strongly recommend you staying in this exquisite accommodation!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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River Hills, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Boutique hotel Compass House is a former villa featuring eight private suites in a quiet area of Bantry Bay. We were a party of three couples visiting Cape Town for the first time. When we arrived after 11:00 PM there was Manager Rudolph himself with a warm and welcoming greeting. He bypassed the normal check-in routine escorting each couple to their beautifully appointed suite. And that set the stage for our relaxing stay in Cape Town.

Over the next three days Compass House was our house. As an added bonus our stay coincided with owner Olivier's arrival from Switzerland. With these two engaging men overseeing things we were well taken care of by a very attentive staff who attended to our every need.

If you enjoy boutique hotel living Compass House will rank at the top of your list.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

What a wonderful way to start out our trip to South Africa! Our goup of eight stayed at the Compass House for basically five days (one overnight in wine country) and found Rudolph a most congenial host/manager. Our group had a combination of standard rooms and luxury rooms. Both types were very nice. Quiet location with great views and easy access to downtown, the harbor area and some great dining. Attention to comforts of his guests was Rudolph's greatest strength and his main concern. And the staff kept the Compass House spotless, and provided great breakfasts . . . including flown in French croissants! Yes, the Compas House, and Rudolph being its affable and engaging host, was the perfect way to kick off our 16 day trip to South Africa. Mr. C

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Thank you, Rudolph, for making our visit to Cape Town so memorable! The property is lovely and is warm and welcoming. The service is excellent. The daily breakfast that is included, is sumptuous. We will return next year.

Room Tip: I really liked our room #2 on the main level. It was perfect for Sept/Oct with wonderful views, but...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 154 Kloof Road, Bantry Bay 8005, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Bantry Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Bantry Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Compass House 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Compass House, perfectly positioned on the shores of the Atlantic Seaboard, promises its guests the ultimate in style and comfort. Located in Bantry Bay, just two minutes from the beach-front and ten minutes away from the city center, guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean from every room. Compass House enjoys a warm atmosphere with a fusion of interior design styles, blending the best of Mediterranean, Asian and African flavors and has wooden floors throughout. A large swimming pool and patio lend themselves brilliantly for daytime relaxation and witnessing the beautifully blissful South African sunset. ... more   less 
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Compass House Hotel Bantry Bay
Compass House Bantry Bay, Cape Town

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