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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for a week. The place is wonderful. Great wifi and good selection of tv channels. Any (minor) issues immediately addressed. Best of all the owner Stephan and Bruno (manager I believe) are terrific to deal with. Extremely personable and flexible. Offered wonderful recommendations for restaurants. And incredibly quick to respond to any email queries.

Thank barneysim
Paris, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in the suite on top of the house, just overlooking the little swimming pool and of course the bay. The hotel is very well located at the end of Molteno Rd, so very easy to get to Waterfront or Camps Bay, either way. The room had a kitchen and a private terrace great for breakfast and...

Thank Margarita-Mojito
Wall Township, New Jersey
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Alta bay is beautiful in the Spring when the wisteria vines are drooping clusters of beautiful blue flowers and the gorgeous orange flame lilies are blooming all amidst a canopy of rich green plantings. Our room was bright and lovely with a kitchenette that was very useful. Views of Cape Town and the surrounding mountains made this oasis a great...

1Thank saint1146
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed October 22, 2016

This 'self-catering' guest house offers a personal experience that you cannot find in a large hotel. From the moment we arrived at Alta Bay, we were made to feel immediately welcome by Bruno. He made sure we made the most of our time in Cape Town by recommending things to do and see as well as places to eat to...

1Thank mireilleponslet
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed October 13, 2016

This guest house is tucked away high up in Higgovale right on the slopes of Table Mountain (and a 5 min drive from the cable car). While I hate to use a word "oasis," that's exactly what Alta Bay is. For all of Cape Town's beauty and charm, at times I found myself slightly reluctant to leave the guest house's...

1Thank shredder247
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed October 6, 2016

At a recent charity function in Stellenbosh, we were lucky to have won a 2-nights voucher at Alta Bay. What a nice surprise !! This guest house is located in a quiet residential area at the foot of Table Mountain. The city center and the beaches are easily reachable by car. The lush “jungle –like” garden of this stunning villa...

1Thank TeoDuPlessis
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed October 3, 2016

Loved our stay here. We got upgraded the 2nd night. Wanted to stay on but no availability. They are always willing to fix anything , we rang at 1am to get hot water turned on as we arrived at midnight. great value good sized rooms. we would definitely stay there again there are a lot of steps to villas ,...

1Thank jillfindlay
Houston, Texas
Reviewed September 27, 2016

My husband and I stayed at the property in early April for one week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We spent two nights in The Loft and five in the Bay Suite. Both are very nice. We had a slight preference for the Bay Suite due to the view and natural light in the room. GREAT location and the walk...

1Thank BerkeleyBear1990
Cologne, Germany
Reviewed September 26, 2016

We had a superb stay at Alta Bay The staff is friendly and helpful and the establishment is perfectly located in an upmarket suburb close to Cape Town inner-city. The styling is immaculate and the attention to detail pays testament to Stephan’s (the owner) perfectionism. I really enjoyed the outside balcony and lounge chairs with a beautiful view of Cape...

2Thank 796jenni
Grand Baie
Reviewed August 7, 2016

I recently spent some quality time at Alta Bay. It was indeed a beautiful experience to remember. Besides the people being very friendly, the location of this guest house is so mesmerising that it cannot be missed if you are passing through Cape Town. It is right there on the foot of table mountain where you can actually venture out...

1Thank sajj4ever
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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 5 years ago (Oct 2011) been converted into a 4-star self-catering Guest House with 3 large luxury units. Each unit has a separate entrance, a fully equipped kitchen (or kitchenette), a private outside terrace and 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. On arrival, there will be cereals, coffee, tea, bottled water and milk in your room. For guests who want to have breakfast outside, there is a large variety of restaurants and snack bars 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. If driving left is a problem, taxis (including Uber) are easily available. ... more   less 

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Address: 12 Invermark Crescent | Higgovale, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $128 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alta Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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Also Known As:
Alta Bay Cape Town, South Africa
Alta Bay Hotel Cape Town
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#20 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#31 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#36 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
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“Bay Suite has great natural lighting and an excellent view. The Loft offers more shade.”
 of 5 bubbles BerkeleyBear1990, Sep 27, 2016 | Read review
“Quiet garden room”
 of 5 bubbles junelilydavis, Jul 21, 2016 | Read review
“Bay suite bright, spacious and quiet with views towards the City from the balcony”
 of 5 bubbles michcastanheiro, Jun 29, 2016 | Read review
“The loft room is an absolute must !”
 of 5 bubbles _nicolas_dervichian, Apr 23, 2016 | Read review
“Loft rooms have a great view”
 of 5 bubbles lauralR5487QI, Oct 25, 2015 | Read review
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