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Alta Bay
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   12 Invermark Crescent | Higgovale, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #16 of 103 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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“Four day break”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We had a lovely time in Cape Town. Many thanks to Laure at Alta Bay for making our stay a very comfortable and most enjoyable one. A lovely clean and spacious loft room was a great base for our family. Everything is within reach from such a great location.

Stayed March 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We stayed at Alta Bay for 2 nights and had an amazing time. The staff were friendly and helpful in marking out the area on maps, recommending restaurants and helping us to check whether Table Mountain were open. The hotel is in a residential area, which meant it was quiet and peaceful but still centrally located so that you were close to all the main sights. We had rented a car and parking was available by the side of the road. The rooms were spacious, clean and well equipped. We had a fantastic time here and will definitely be back!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Hong Kong, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I spent just one day at this place and have stayed in a few places in CT. The hosts are so kind and truly want to make sure each host has a good time. They took a lot of time to explain to me what the different paths to table mountain are and that was really helpful. It's great to recharge and the location is close to table mountain. I had a great stay and will come back.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We just spent a week here in 'The Loft' and loved every minute of it. The location is very convenient for everything Cape Town has to offer. The grounds are amazing and our room was very spacious, comfortable, quiet and relaxing. The owners and staff were super-friendly, super-helpful and couldn't do enough for us. We'd give this place a 11 out of 10 :-)

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Alta Bay is situated on the slopes of the table mountain above the city centre but still very close to everything in a exclusive residential area. The house is surrounded by a lush green garden with a small pool and you take a couple of stairs down from the street to reach the rooms. The rooms are spacious, very clean and offer every comfort including a private terrace and a small kitchen. The bathroom was on the small side but moder and well equipped, too.

Staff and owner are very friendly, the service is professionally invisible. We loved our stay here and can only recommend this place.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I stayed for 3 days at the Alta Bay in February and loved my time there. Stephan and Laure were wonderful – discreet in giving privacy when wanted but at the same time also present when needed – whether it were directions for hiking up Table Mountain – great hike, Stephan! – or recommendations for cool restaurants, helping with arrangements for tours/taxis etc – thanks, Laure! I stayed at the Garden room which was spacious with all essential amenities; the outside patio was lovely for outdoor meals/drinks and the hammock the perfect place to chill after that Table Mountain hike. The guest house setting itself is fabulous, a real oasis to look forward to come back to after exploring CT. It’s located high up on the slopes of Table Mountain, within easy walking distance to Kloof Street and just a short, cheap cab ride to CT’s major attractions (even MyCity bus has a stop close by). When returning to CT, I’d definitely stay at the Alta Bay again, then trying out the loft which looked amazing.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My family and I enjoyed wonderful days in this Guesthouse. Bedrooms were super comfortable, clean and spacious, with a charming veranda right up front . Air-conditioning worked great. When going around with taxi, it's important to have precise directions of the way back.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Alta Bay

Address: 12 Invermark Crescent | Higgovale, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#16 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#29 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#36 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Alta Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alta Bay, located in Higgovale, the most up-market suburb of the City Bowl, is set high on the slopes of Table Mountain, with beautiful views over Table Bay and the City, yet only 3 km away from most of Cape Town's attractions including the Waterfront, beaches and within walking distance (1 km) of Kloof Street with its many restaurants and coffee shops. Surrounded by a lush native garden, Alta Bay combines understated luxury and urban chic with a laid-back and retreat atmosphere. Alta Bay, previously a 5-star boutique hotel has recently (Oct 2011) been converted into a 4-star Guest House with 3 large luxury units. Each unit has a separate entrance, a fully equipped kitchen (or kitchenette), a private outside terrace and still offers all the 5-star facilities. This Tuscan house is built on separate levels with a great sense of space and light throughout and is designed in a contemporary style with bespoke furniture handcrafted locally. The Loft (70 m²) and the Bay Suite (42 m²) offer spectacular views of the sea and city while the Garden Room (28 m²) has the benefit of the shaded lush garden. The Loft has a bedroom on the mezzanine floor, a bathroom with bath & shower and a sleeper couch which can accommodate a 3rd adult or 2 children. A continental or French breakfast (served in the room or terrace from 09h00 to 11h00) is available on request at an extra charge. Plenty of restaurants and snack bars are within walking distance (1 km). We suggest our guests to have their own transport during their stay in Cape Town. Alta Bay is located high on the slopes of Table Mountain. Having their own transport car will give them the flexibility to explore the region. Kloof Street with its' many restaurants is only 1 km away, which is an easy walk downhill. However, to come back is much harder ... more   less 
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Alta Bay Cape Town, South Africa
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