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The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Victoria Road, Camps Bay 8000, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Camps Bay
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“Great service, great food, great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We visited the Leopard Bar on our last night in Cape Town (May 2013) for some drinks at sunset. We took a taxi from Camps Bay which took about 7 minutes and cost about 80 rand. The bar has a beautiful interior - stylish and glam. We had a great bottle of wine and some delicious cocktails. The bar has a long balcony where you can sit outside if it's warm enough and the staff were super attentive and professional. We had dinner at the Azure restaurant which was fantastic - incredible food and wine, and again, impeccable service.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Horst F, General Manager at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Dear Trip Advisor Reviewer

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback after your recent visit to The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa. I was really happy that we delivered a service that met your expectations. All of the team here always try their hardest to anticipate our guest’s needs and I have passed on your kind words to them.

Situated at the water’s edge of a marine reserve we are privileged to enjoy frequent whale and dolphin sightings along the Atlantic Ocean. There is indeed no better spot than the Twelve Apostles Hotel to enjoy fresh oysters and sparkling wine while you are overlooking the crashing waves of the Atlantic.

Please note that the same level of care is taken to ensure a similar memorable experience at our other properties Bushman’s Kloof and The Oyster Box which form part of the wider Red Carnation Family.

The team at The Twelve Apostles looks forward to your next visit.

Warm regards,

Horst W. Frehse
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

From the moment my sister and I arrived at the Twelve Apostles Hotel we know we were in good hands. After a grueling flight from the US, the staff put us at ease. Our room was delightful and we slept well, eager the next morning for the “Jet Lag” spa treatment we had booked earlier. The spa was beautiful and we agreed jet lag was avoided! Keep in mind the spa has some complimentary services for hotel guests. The Azure restaurant provided a lovely breakfast each morning with every breakfast fare imaginable. In addition, they offered freshly squeezed orange juice, omelets, and eggs served to order upon request. The servers, after the first morning, knew us by name and had our favorites waiting. The Leopard Bar had a beautiful view of the ocean and was the perfect place for a sundowner. The concierge, Masood, proved to be the ultimate professional and booked private tours for us as well as the complimentary car service to various spots. I might add John and Russell were exceptional. We explored the mountain walks and picnic spots the hotel had to offer. When I thanked anyone for service they always replied, “Pleasure”. It was indeed a pleasure staying the Twelve Apostles.

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  • Stayed May 2013, 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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Horst F, General Manager at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
Dear Trip Advisor Reviewer,

I would like to really thank you for taking the time to post review following your recent stay with us. I was delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found the welcome, facilities and most importantly the service to your liking. Our goal is to always provide a "home form home" experience.

I am overjoyed that our team took good care of you whilst here and that Masood, our Head Concierge, John and Russell, hotel drivers, had a positive impact on your stay with us. All three gentlemen epitomise the service values and ethics we strive to uphold and I will make sure that this is shared with them at our next employee appreciation party.

The team at The Twelve Apostles is thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and would like to invite you to also experience our other properties Bushman’s Kloof and The Oyster Box, which form part of the wider Red Carnation Family.

Thank you again for staying with us, we look forward to your next visit.

Warm regards,

Horst W. Frehse
General Manager
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I stayed at 12 Apostles from May 19th thru may 22nd 2013. From the moment we arrived, the service was impeccable. Our arrival made us completely forget that we had been on a long flight from the U.S. The hotel is nested in the Table Mountains with a fantastic view of the Atlantic Ocean. All meals were superb. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and paid attention to every detail that we requested. The concierge Dale took care of arranging for a private driver so that we made the most out of our excursion to the wineries and the excursion drive to Cape Point. If you are planning to visit Cape Town, you will be completely satisfied with your stay at 12 A. Q'Juan Gray

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Horst F, General Manager at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Dear Ms. Gray,

Thank you for your lovely review following you recent stay with us at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa.

We have a very dedicated team of people who work incredibly hard and who take great pride in consistently offering an exceptional experience to our guests. Dale, our assistant Concierge, epitomizes the service values and ethics we strive to uphold at the Hotel and I am overjoyed to hear of the positive impact that he had on your stay with us.

I have passed your praise to the whole team, who were equally delighted to hear it. It is always wonderful to hear such positive feedback, and it motivates us to work even harder when our high level of service is acknowledged.

I do hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in the not too distant future and please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance with any future bookings.

Warm Regards,

Horst W. Frehse
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

From our warm and friendly welcome by the charming and hospitable staff right up to our sad goodbyes, we had one of the most pleasant 3-day experiences of anywhere we've ever stayed. The staff, the meals, the rooms, the Leopard Bar where we had sundowners, night caps and midnight suppers...all topped off with 24-hour TLC. And, although it's a few miles from the harbor in Cape Town, a complimentary shuttle is provided.

Room Tip: Although we didn't have a room with an Ocean View, we had a garden terrace with a table and chai...
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  • Stayed May 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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Horst F, General Manager at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Dear Trip Advisor Reviewer,

Thank you for your lovely review following you stay with us at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa. It is very rewarding to hear we exceeded your expectations and that it was one of the best hotel experiences that you have ever had. “A perfect 10 in every way!” - what an accolade?

We have a very dedicated team of people who work incredibly hard and who take great pride in consistently offering an exceptional experience to our guests.

Please note that the same level of care is taken to ensure a similar memorable experience at our other properties Bushman’s Kloof and The Oyster Box which form part of the wider Red Carnation Family.

The team at The Twelve Apostles looks forward to your next visit.

Warm Regards,

Horst W. Frehse
General Manager
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Bridgton, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

It goes without saying that The Twelve Apostles is one of the loveliest hotels on this earth. But the people of The Twelve Apostles put this hotel over the top. We have never encountered such graciousness, kindness, competence, and warmth—to a person. A special bonus is the car service every hour in and out of Cape Town. We highly recommend staying here rather than in town. Every night we fell asleep to the sound of the ocean pounding. The hotel nestles into the mountains after which it is named. On a rest day we enjoyed wandering on the trails behind the hotel and having a picnic. The location gives you a sense of what the Cape Town area looked like when only nomadic tribes wandered here, so wild and beautiful. And then in minutes you are into the heart of Cape Town and modern times. The best.

  • Stayed May 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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Horst F, General Manager at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
Dear Trip Advisor Reviewer,

We are delighted to receive a review from you indicating the enjoyable time you had at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa.

At our beautiful hotel guests enjoy the best of both worlds…the tranquility and pristine natural beauty surrounding the hotel, with Table Mountain National Park and the Atlantic Ocean Marine Reserve as backdrop, yet only 15 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of all the city attractions and the V&A Waterfront.

It is the fantastic team that I am lucky to have here that makes The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa a very special place to work and for our guests to stay in. All of the team here always tries their hardest to anticipate our guest’s needs. I have passed on your very kind words to them and I hope they we will have the chance to meet your expectations again in the very near future.

Please note that the same level of care is taken to ensure a similar memorable experience at our other properties Bushman’s Kloof and The Oyster Box which form part of the wider Red Carnation Family.

Warm regards,

Horst W. Frehse
General Manager
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Our wedding was on the 4th May 2013. I spent two nights at the hotel and will without a doubt tell anyone, The best decision we ever made for our wedding was to have it at this hotel.

The Gardens overlook the ocean and the mountain was our backdrop. The Atlantic Terrace for reception had the most spectacular view of the ocean at sunset. It still feels as if it was all a dream.

Stephanie Hall comes with the wedding venue and she was so bubbly and from the start she made me feel that it didn't matter that I didn't have a clue what I was doing because she did. She recommends suppliers that she trusts and that will not let you down. She sends you updates and makes sure that on the day there is no stress for you at all. All of those involved in the wedding did that for not only my husband and I, but also for our guests.


Now on to the Hotel Stay.

You are greeted with champagne and your bags are in your taken to your room for you.
The lobby reminded me of The English style hotels you see in the movies. Everything in its place.

The room was the ocean view suite and I have stayed in a few other 5 star hotels and this was the first time I jumped up and down like a kid at Christmas when I first went into the room.
The view of the ocean, the open plan split level design, the little touches that made me feel like I never wanted to go home. It had everything one could want with extras, like 5 different choices of pillow, movies on demand. Spa products as in room Bathroom necessities and a bed that felt like it was made just for me.

There are so many other wonderful parts to this hotel that I could only say good things about, However there is one standout reason why I would recommend this hotel to anyone and that is simply because the staff are among the best in the world. They made me feel like they really loved being there as much as their guests.

It was the wonderful wedding and 2 night stay at an unforgettable place.

Thank you. :-)

Room Tip: The Sea View Rooms if you want an ocean view are really special.
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  • Stayed May 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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Horst F, General Manager at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear Trip Advisor Reviewer

Congratulations once again on your recent marriage! We feel extremely privileged to have been part of your very special memories.

Thank you for choosing The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa to celebrate such a special occasion.

We have a very dedicated team of people who work incredibly hard and who take great pride in consistently offering an exceptional experience to our guests. I am overjoyed that our team took good care of you whilst here and that Stephanie Hall, our personal wedding co-ordinator, had such a positive impact on your stay with us. Stephanie epitomizes the service values and ethics we strive to uphold and I will make sure that this is shared with her at our next employee appreciation party.

Reading such a great report on our service and facilities is a real pleasure. I am happy that you enjoyed and appreciated all the small touches that we believe makes The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa truly special.

I do hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa on many future anniversaries. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance with any future bookings.

Warm Regards,

Horst W. Frehse
General Manager
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Dallas, Texas
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Twelve Apostles Hotel in August 2012 for four nights. We arrived in the evening (after a 20-minute drive from the airport) and were greeted with champagne. We were luckily upgraded to a suite - #109 - the 2nd best room in the entire property next to the presidential suite. The room was absolutely incredible with a view of the water with a "walk-around" balcony. We enjoyed breakfast every morning at the hotel's upscale Azure restaurant with oysters and champagne - we also enjoyed dinner here one evening. We spent one afternoon at the Spa and enjoyed it as well. The hotel's Leopard Bar is great too.

The hotel was very helpful in making reservations off of the property - restaurants, tours, etc. One afternoon we hired a licensed driver (and certified tour guide) for a private tour of the wine country - $40 USD per hour. We went to the Stellenbosch region (approximately one hour away from the hotel) and went to five wineries in six hours. We hired the same driver for the following day to take us to the Cape of Good Hope, while stopping at Chapman's Peak and drove back through the Constantia wine region. Sadly the Table Mountain Cableway was closed for two weeks during our stay so we did not get to go up - we would have loved to have seen that view and will do that on our return trip to Cape Town. We also visited the V&A Waterfront, a must see.

All in all - this hotel is repeatedly ranked high among credible lists (ie Travel & Leisure "Worlds Top 100 Hotels" - Twelve Apostles is ranked #41 out 100.) It is a beautiful property with amazing views and service - it's worth every penny!!!

  • Stayed August 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Horst F, General Manager at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear Trip Advisor Reviewer,

We are delighted to receive a review from you indicating the enjoyable time you had at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa.

Situated at the water’s edge of a marine reserve we are privileged to enjoy frequent whale and dolphin sightings along the Atlantic Ocean. There is indeed no better spot than the Twelve Apostles Hotel to enjoy fresh oysters and sparkling wine while you are overlooking the crashing waves of the Atlantic.

I was delighted to read that we delivered a service that met your expectations. We have a very dedicated team of people who works incredibly hard and who takes great pride in consistently offering an exceptional experience to our guests.

Please note that the same level of care is taken to ensure a similar memorable experience at our other properties Bushman’s Kloof and The Oyster Box which form part of the wider Red Carnation Family.

The team at The Twelve Apostles looks forward to your next visit.

Warm Regards,

Horst W. Frehse
General Manager
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Address: Victoria Road, Camps Bay 8000, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Camps Bay
#2 Romantic Hotel in Camps Bay
#2 Luxury Hotel in Camps Bay
#2 Spa Hotel in Camps Bay
#2 Family Hotel in Camps Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled between the staggering 12 Apostles Mountain Range and the Atlantic Ocean, the uniquely located and luxurious Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa offers the ultimate escape to relax and be pampered, while indulging in stunning beauty, discreet service and extraordinary charm. Within 10 minutes of the best beaches and 15 minutes from the waterfront. A proud member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World. ... more   less 
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