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The Crystal
4.0 of 5 Cottage   |   35 Medburn Road, Camps Bay 8040, South Africa   |  
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“Tranquility in Camps Bay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for a place to escape the bustle of Cape Town city centre then this place is a must! Located only 5 mins by car from beautiful beachfront overlooked by Lions head these appartments are modern, stylish, comfortable and clean with daily maid service. The location of the appt is close to table mountain cable car station or diving out to cape point and easy to get in to cape town by taxi at night for approx 70rand. The appartments offer picturesque views over Camps bay and make the ideal setting for a glass of South African wine on the terrace whilst watching the sun come down; simply stunning. We had appartment 109 for 5 nights and it had a fabulous sea view- easy access to local supermarket (be aware no alcohol can be found in supermarkets in Camps Bay) the best place to go is Tops Spar at Seapoint.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Myself and my wife travelled to South Africa for our honeymoon in October 2012 and decided to base ourself in Camps Bay to explore Cape Town. V&A Waterfront is 15minutes or so in a cab so you literally are on the doorstep. Table Mountain is not even a 5 minute drive away so you are right in the centre of everything.

Back the the Crystal. The accommodation was absolutely superb. Fully contained kitchen, living area and a massive bedroom & bathroom. Very secure, underground car parking and staff who were more than willing to help us with our every need. A service is provided to guests at the Crystal where you can get free transfers to The Bay Hotel. Its probably a 15-20minute walk down the hill from The Crystal to the beach which is fine during the day but much more handy to avail of the free car service at night. Safe and secure, you cannot go wrong here.

If you do not fancy a hotel booking and are looking for something that caters more to your own needs and gives you more privacy and space, The Crystal will definitely provide you with this. Would return in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: Make sure you have sea view. Spectacular overlooking the bay
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

The apartment was well appointed and very comfortable. Great location and wonderful views of the ocean from the balcony. Easy walk down the hill to all the shops and restaurants. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed March 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

An abundance of facilities in a quiet location with excellent views of both Camps Bay and with Table Mountain directly behind the complex. We had a car so the seafront was 3 minutes away down the hill. Once you had got through the garage complex to reception and onwards to appartments the standards were very high. I failed to sort out the TV channels but that may have been me!
We were there in high season so a few sun shades by the lovely pool ought to have been available each day.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tarporley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

There was a problem with our request for a twin and a double formatted room, only two double format available when we arrived .... Shouldn't have happened but we were upgraded to a villa at no extra cost, don't get better than that.
Spent one night at Crystal location and apartment great would return if in Camps Bay.

Room Tip: We were on the top floor, views excellent, preferred the west side of the building.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Good apartment, a little noisy at times, strange reception/entrance but otherwise OK. Staff friendly and helpful. Internet variable, but OK if you stood by the entrance door.
Would certainly consider returning if I wanted to stay in Camps Bay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We stayed our first 5 nights of our trip here and it was a great start. The apartment was beautifully appointed with a nice balcony. The apartment was cleaned daily and the beds made. Its well suited for the restaurants in Camps Bay and also to visit Table Mountain and Cape Point.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Crystal

Address: 35 Medburn Road, Camps Bay 8040, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Amenities:
Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 23 Specialty lodging in Camps Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Crystal 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Panoramic views of the Atlantic and spectacular sunsets are the order at The Crystal, architecturally stunning apartments in one of the world’s premier scenic settings.With easy access in and out of Camps Bay, these luxurious, fully serviced apartments afford a choice of outstanding accommodation from modern studio and two-bedroom apartments through to captivating loft apartments, all well-appointed and designed for the ultimate in comfort and style.Two infinity pool on an expansive terrace provide refreshing dips and sun-soaked relaxation while contemplating the delights of splendid ocean views. ... more   less 
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