We stayed in the studio at Bali Bay for 6 nights. I must say the owner / proprietor Beverley was extremely nice to deal with when making the booking and gave us a very good discounted rate which worked out at €75 per night for the studio.
The thing to note is that there is no reception at the property so you will have to ring ahead to make sure they are there to meet you. The man who met us there (presumably one of the owners) was not the politest of people and his first greeting was "We were wondering where you were!!!". In fact we had arrived half an hour prior to when we said we would arrived. His welcome was certainly not warm. He also came in during the week to fix a problem we had with some trip switches going on the fuse board. He made no attempt to be discreet about going through drawers and cupboards in which we had some of our private stuff. All in all quite an ignorant man.
The studio itself was perfect for two people and was clean. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was more than adequate. It could do with some refurbishment as the decor is a little tired and there was some peeling paint. The only problem we had was that the alarm was malfunctioning a bit and went off a few times and we had to deal with a rather inept alarm company. However when I contacted Beverly(the owner) she assured me that she would deal with it when it happened again.
The location of the property is fantastic and is about 3 or 4 mins walk to the main strip and beach in Camps Bay.
Another big advantage of the property was the lock up garages available. You get a remote control on your keys to open the garage when you arrive and leave.
Finally a small gripe I would have with the property is that it is on the main road (perched just above it) and at rush hour (i.e. 7am - 9am in the morning) there is alot of noise from the road. The windows and doors are a little old and could probably do with being replaced with more modern sound resistant double glazing.
All in all a lovely little studio in a great location. I would return but would not pay huge prices. It was excellent value for the price we got it at considering its location.
- Also Known As:
- Bali Bay Luxury Apartments Hotel Cape Town Central
- Bali Bay Luxury Apartments Cape Town, South Africa