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The Bay Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   69 Victoria Road, Camps Bay 8040, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Camps Bay
Renwick, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Bliss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

We stayed at the Bay for 3 nights in October and found it to be extremely comfortable and in a perfect position right on the front at Camps Bay. Our arrival was greeted with such friendliness and warmth and we were lucky enough to upgraded to a mountain room which also had a sea view. The room was extremely clean and well appointed with a sitting area which was also very comfortable. The standard of the decor throughout was faultless - all the public areas were so clean and tidy at all times. We did try to find fault but just couldn't. Breakfast was a delight with all the lovely fruits, cold meats, cheeses, pickles, fish etc etc - I managed a cooked veggie breakfast and it was presented beautifully and tasted divine. It was safe to walk in daylight and at night on the front and there were many good restaurants. All in all a lovely relaxing stay with such lovely staff.

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

This was part of our honeymoon and this part was great, we love Cape Town but wanted to be just outside and Camps Bay is the place to be - beautiful people, fine wines, excellent food and this hotel was Amazing, we spent 4 nights here and loved every minute, we also felt very secure and we had mountain view room at the rear which was lovely, I think next time we will book a room at the front for an ocean view, staff were great - really friendly - the food was first class and the hotel is really central so you can wander along the main strip in the evening and feel very secure!, some good restaurants along there too - the hotel will reccomend but we went to Blues which had some superb sea views!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2010

The Bay Hotel is an elegant and charming property set against the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain. Its location is ideal for access to both the Cape Peninsula and Cape Town city centre (the latter involving a 15 minute drive or R100 taxi ride). When we visited in July 2010, the décor was fresh and clean. We found our room to be spacious and comfortable, easily matching five-star expectations.

One of the most memorable aspects of our stay was the warmth and enthusiasm of the staff who served the excellent breakfast. They were genuinely pleased to greet guests each morning, and their outstanding service deserves a special mention. Sadly, our experience of dinner on the one occasion when we dinned in the hotel was less-favourable: unfortunately, the quality of food deteriorated as the evening progressed, and this was accompanied by increasingly blunt and intrusive service. By the end, several fellow-dinners had become irate, which created an unpleasant atmosphere in the dinning room. That said, the food wasn't bad; however, the management should insist that staff in a five-star restaurant wear ties in the evening.

But this was an isolated incident in an otherwise highly-enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed July 2010, 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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Northumberland, England
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2010

I visited The Bay Hotel again despite the negative views: "why will I never learn" the decor continues to lack inspiration in design and decor. It remains so bland, decorated throughout in a computer beige colour. The check-in staff I have to say are surly and everything did seem to be an effort to them. Sadly for me this is not the hotel it once was with other hotels such as Fire and Ice offering a more interesting experience and certainly more willing and enthusiastic staff. In essence The Bay is a tired hotel now only surpassed in it's lack-lustre appearance by the staff.
The chilly sea breezes that you also get from Camps Bay will be repeated once you get to reception.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2010

Perfect location in Camps Bay, nestled between the mountains and the Atlantic ocean. The bar had delicious cocktails and there was always plenty of space by the multiple pools. Our room was lovely with views out to the sea. We would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2010, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2010

This was our second stay in 6 months at this hotel, and we will return later this year. Excellent value for money, the service is great without too much fuss. Good beach across the road. A hotel where you can relax and unwind.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dublin
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

My husband and I stayed here in March on the last leg of our honeymoon and it was wonderful. The hotel is luxuroius, has great facilities and is in the perfect location - a stones throw away from the beach and all the bars and restaurants. The pools over look the beach and the trendy camps bay area so relaxing by the pool with a cocktail was just perfect. The breakfasts were fantastic and all the staff were very pleasant.
Our room was a bit small but it didn't bother us too much as we were outdoors most of the time. I would recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed March 2010, 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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Additional Information about The Bay Hotel

Address: 69 Victoria Road, Camps Bay 8040, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Camps Bay
#4 Spa Hotel in Camps Bay
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Camps Bay
#5 Romantic Hotel in Camps Bay
#7 Luxury Hotel in Camps Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Bay Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A distinctive blend of sophisticated elegance and casual comfort. The Bay Hotel is superbly designed with 78 rooms and suites offering 5-star luxury in an unsurpassed setting. No less than four hotel pools with expansive sun decks offer superlative views of the Atlantic Ocean and majestic Lion's Head. Renowned as a haven for romantics, leisure is our catchword, from rejuvenating spa treatments to the convenience of our unique cocktail bar. And for the ultimate in relaxation, we recommend our cigar lounge and bar with breathtaking views. Celebrate special events at the intimate Celebration Table or Private Deck overlooking a sapphire sea. Fully-equipped meeting and events venues are available to suit every occasion, including the historic Rotunda for glittering parties and flawless weddings. Breathe deep... exhale slowly and rediscover fun. Float into blissful relaxation while enjoying our exceptional brand of hospitality. ... more   less 
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Bay Hotel Camps
The Bay Hotel Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

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