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“Luxury that money alone cannot buy.” 5 of 5 stars
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Tintswalo Atlantic
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay 7872, South Africa   |  
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Luxury that money alone cannot buy.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I am writing this following the devastating wild fire which swept through this beautiful area destroying part of this unique hotel. They are rebuilding and it will be as lovely as before.

There are some places in the world that provide a level of luxury that money alone cannot buy. Tintswalo is one of those rare places. The location is simply stunning, nestling on the rocks at the bottom of Chapmans Peak Road, looking out across Hout Bay to the harbour on the other side. The hotel was built with eco credentials and from the exterior you have no idea what awaits you within. However, from the moment you enter into the reception area, dining room and terrace and then your room, you will be blown away by the great sense of style, space, comfort, the use of colour, lovely decorative touches, the proximity to nature and the ocean.
The waves break onto the rocks just metres away from your bedroom terrace and the smell of the ocean and the sound of the waves lull you to sleep every night. In the bathroom, partially decorated with a riot of seashells, your roll top bath sits alongside a glass wall with views over the sea.
All the staff are friendly, efficient and professional whilst maintaining a lovely relaxed vibe. They really could not have been more helpful.
I booked exclusive use of the hotel for 3 days for a birthday event, and I could not have been more thrilled by everybody's determination to make the occasion just as fabulous as it possibly could be. They made everybody feel very special. Oh, and the food is delicious!
When Tintswalo re-opens we shall be amongst first guests.

Room Tip: Check out the website as the bedrooms are individually styled and colour schemes vary considerably.
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  • Stayed February 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Luanda, Angola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Heaven on earth.

What a place, what an ambiance, what a service, what a team!
Words are not enough to express the magic this property does.
Lucky to have married in this amazing place! I have stayed in more than one room, from the pool to the jacuzzi, from breakfast to dinner, from cocktails to your turndown details, your facilities and service are exquisite.

Hope you rebuilt smoothly.

Your happy bride and most pleased guest!

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

If 5 star luxury nestled on the rocks beside the Atlantic Ocean amongst some of the most dramatic scenery indulges your senses then this is a place you MUST visit!! Aside from the undeniable beauty of the setting, the extremely attentive staff pamper their guests and nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are spacious and individually decorated each with it's own "window" onto the stunning views that await.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good :-)
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  • Stayed February 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We were on the coastal road wanting to have a romantic lunch and stumbled upon the entrance gate to Tintswalo. We were allowed in by the security and parked , waited a few minutes and a vehicle came from no where and ferried us do a steep short road to a most unexpected reception desk on the edge of the sea, at the bottom of a mountain.We had no reservation and the lunch was not planned for day.They made us feel most welcome and showed us the amazing chalets on offer.The Chef prepared whatever we requested, as there were no dinners for the day we had the entire place for ourselves with many waiters in the shadows ever so keen to assist.It was the most romantic day of our lives, the sun, splash pool, loungers, the sea and amazing company.Five stars under estimates this place by 3 stars!

Room Tip: Book in advance , every room is breathtaking
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The location is nothing short of mind blowing, tucked away and offering incredible views of the ocean and Hout Bay mountains. The hotel rooms are large and each offering a view over the bay. The staff are incredible attentive and helpful. Food is delicious with a broad wine selection. The lounge area has a beautiful fire place adding to the overall charm.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This must be one of the most stunning and beautiful locations .
From the minute the private mini bus picks you up at the entrance to the front door everything is stunning and professional .
Unfortunately 8 of us had a very bad experience with our meal.
The set menu which was very over priced was pretentious and quite frankly very poor quality.
One could say this was a chef pretending she could cook.
We were given a Sorbet and told it was an Amuse Bouche ,i think she hoped we didnt know the difference between a small appetizer to begin the meal and a palate cleanser served between the entree and the main course. The whole meal was tasteless and disappointing , poor quality

Room Tip: Didnt stay in a room but choose a Sea View
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Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

No words to describe this gem of a place! World class in every way. Will definitely be back. Been to many places in the world and this rates right up at the top!!! The setting is like heaven on earth. Staff amazing and nothing to much trouble. Food wise so spoilt for choice!!!! An absolute must on anyone's bucket list

  • Stayed February 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay 7872, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Tintswalo Atlantic 5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
re-building building after fire ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Tintswalo Atlantic Hotel Hout Bay
Tintswalo Atlantic Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

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