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“Beautifull seaview” 5 of 5 stars
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Ocean View House
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   33 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay 8005, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #10 of 57 Camps Bay B&B and Inns
Ommeren
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Beautifull seaview”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

We spend 4 nights and stayed in the Panorama Suite 18, which in our opinion was probably the best room in the house. Very spacious, separate livingroom and bedroom, amazing and spacious bathroom and large balcony with uninterupted seaviews. In the evening we were able to see the sun set in the Atlantic Ocean from our room and we could hear the waves crash on the rocks, only 150 meters from the house. Great location if you want to be close to the sea but still in a quiet location. Not even 5 minutes drive to the busy Camps Bay beach with plenty of restaurants and bars. Very nice breakfast and friendly staff. If you are looking for a nice, unpretentious place in Camps Bay that is affordable but does offer an amazing seaview, then Ocean View House is perfect.

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  • Stayed January 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Very easy to find. We stayed here for 2 nights at the end of our trip. We were very pleasantly suprised to be upgraded to a fantastic suite but by all accounts all of the rooms are amazing with great views. My only regret was that we were not there longer to enjoy the pool and relax. All the staff are extremely helpful and friendly. The accommodation is spotless with a great choice at breakfast. The gardens are beautiful and as mentioned before the views of the ocean and 12 apostles are amazing. Great to sit on the balcony with a sundowner. Located about a mile from the bars/restaurants of Camps Bay which is a pleasant walk although taxis are very cheap. Great base to explore all that Cape Town has to offer. Would highly recommend.

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  • Stayed February 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KatrinLudik, General Manager at Ocean View House, responded to this review, February 8, 2012
Dear Kimberly T, thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us!
Your feedback is very much appreciated.....and yes 2 days are short to explore Cape Town and surroundings, there is so much to do and see......and at the same time relax ....:-) A good reason to come back for longer next time:-)
Looking forward to welcoming you again - in the meantime I send you some sun to a chilly Glasgow;-) Please stay in touch! Katrin
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Surrey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

We finished our South African trip with a relaxing stay at Ocean View. We were impressed by the very helpful staff, well-equipped room and bathroom and the beautiful gardens. The breakfast was wonderful with the best fruits and croissants we had in all our holiday, together with a choice of cooked delights to order. It was a pleasure to cool down in the pool after a hard day sight-seeing and we welcomed the walk to the culinary delights of the Camps Bay restaurants in the evening. Our room opened onto the gardens and looked across the bay to the evening sunset idyllic. The hotel is positioned on the outskirts of Camps Bay from where you can catch the hop-on hop-off bus to the attractions of the Waterfront, city centre, Tablle Mountain, Kirstenbosh and the Constantia winelands. Very convenient and very good value.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Cheshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights on arriving from the UK. We had a lovely pool deck room. The food was exceptional and cooked freshly to order. The chef was very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. As it was raining when we arrived he brought a map to our table after breakfast with suggestions of where to visit. The hotel is well positioned near Camps Bay (which even has a small theatre with restaurant, so we saw 'The Mousetrap' there one night). Easy to access Cape Town without being in it, for the V & A Waterfront and boat trips to Robben Island. Also handy for Cape Point day out and Table Mountain a short drive away

All in all, a lovely stay.

  • Stayed December 2011, 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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Munich, Germany
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

We stayed at the Ocean View Guest House during our second stay in Cape Town, and at the same time the last 4 days in South Africa, mid-September 2011. We booked the Panorama suite and had two rooms with a big balcony and beautiful bathroom. The third bed was made in the living room at no additional cost and the service was very attentive. Breakfast was always very good. We had the most fantastic sunsets seen from that balcony and enjoyed our stay very much. The only drawback for us was the queen size bed as it is really tight for two adults (and a tall man). I can totally recommend that Guest House if you want to escape the city center and enjoy the lovely Camps Bay Beaches.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KatrinLudik, General Manager at Ocean View House, responded to this review, March 12, 2012
Dear Biaci,
Thank you for your feedback. We do value all comments and strive to improve in all areas all the time. We are therefore very pleased to announce that we have now replaced the Queen size bed in the Panorama Suite 18 with 2 Single beds which can be used as twin beds or as one big King Size bed!
May be one day you will be able to return to Ocean View House and enjoy the difference and in the meanwhile I am sure fellow guests will appreciate the bigger bed! ;-)
Happy Holidays
Katrin Ludik
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surrey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

Our second year to stay at Ocean View and once again amazing! What a joy it was for us to drive through the gates and be met by such wonderful people. The staff cannot do enough to help and are so friendly. The suites are magnificently furnished and the addition of the chef is the icing on the cake. We left with heavy hearts when we moved on to our next location and look forward to the time when we can visit again.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Manchester
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10 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

Ocean view is in Bakeoven, 1.2kms south of Camps which is perfect for walking off Lorenzo's fantastic breakfast. This place is amazing, we were on the top floor with stunning views of 12 apostles behind & ocean in front. Lam did everything he could to make us laze about in the beautiful gardens. The photos say it all. As a landscape gardener I was very impressed. Sunbathing next to the stream looking downhill to the ocean. Bliss. Cant wait to return & brew the afternoon tea

  • Stayed December 2011, 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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Address: 33 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay 8005, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Camps Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ocean View House 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury 4 Star Guest House with Ocean View and park-like Gardens in Camps Bay/Bakoven. Breakfast is included in the rate and light lunches are served. 1.5km to Camps Bay Promenade & beach. Free secure parking. Free WIFI. Solar heated swimming Pool. Great location. ... more   less 
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Ocean View House Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

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