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“breathtaking views of the atlantic ocean - swiss hospitality meets african chic”
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Compass House
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Bantry Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 26, 2010

Compass House is in a prime location, only about 5 minutes drive to Camps Bay and my favorite beaches in Clifton and about 10-15 minutes to the Waterfront & downtown Cape Town. Breathtaking views over the ocean, as situated high on the hill, sunny side.
It's a beautiful luxurious villa/guesthouse decorated with impeccable taste, lots of wood and natural colours. Simple but very chic. The charming swiss host Olivier makes one feel very welcome and at home. The evening atmosphere is divine... amazing view of the ocean, while sipping at a glass of champagne on the terrace, with dimmed lights and ambiant music playing in the background. Perfect setting to relax before going out for dinner or to simply read a book. Lovely fresh breakfast buffet and great pool area. Loved it!

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 23, 2010

Compass House is a good base for a short stay in Cape
Town. Coveniently situated in windless Bantry
Bay - the house is extremely comfortable with a fabulous pool area immediately outside our room.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 11, 2010

We made very welcome on arrival with a glass of champagne and shown around the house with the owner 'Olivier'. The views of the Bantry bay from the gardens are unbeliveable. (the sunsets are also breathtaking). Our room was on the middle level next to the lounge and kitchen are which was handy for breakfast and afternoon tea. Bedrooms were tastefully decorated with a brillant sound system. The pool though very cold and deep was refreshing in the midday heat. Breakfast though was only continental you had such a wide selection. (must try the ostrich pate). If you have a chill out day and stay in the house/gardens for the day it is like staying in your own new home. The lady of the house you will have to keep your eye's on her as she does like a bit of cake if you are having afternoon tea.... By the way she is a Bassett dog but very friendly. The manager 'Rudolph is a character....though has a warpped sence of humour. Will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 10, 2010

Returned to Compass House (where else?) on our return visit to Cape Town. On our arrival, we were made to feel so welcomed by Oliver and Rudolph. in their beautiful Boutique Hotel. It was like coming back home It was heaven from start to finish and we were so sad when our extended stay came to an end Everything is so peaceful and perfect . Really enjoyed the ambiance of the whole establishment - wonderful view from our room and deck area thoroughly enjoyed our continental breakfast out on the lanai, well thought out decor.

As we are compulsive travellers, we don't usually recommend places to stay, However, with this establishment we have no hesitation in giving it the highest possible recommendation.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 5, 2010

A magnificient place, amazing view, only spot with no wind in cape town! We felt like at home . We are use to travel a lot around the world in 5 stars hotels, and beeing a film producer , for business too. And to me this is the place to be in Cape town.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 1, 2010

The stay was wonderful. Thanks to Olivier for excellent service, fantastic breakfast, relaxing place and good recommendations. This is a wonderful place where you can relax, have your private dinner party, it is close to restaurants and shops. I highly recommend it, and hope to be back. Thanks:-)

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 28, 2010

Excellent place to rest and to enjoy the view. Perfect hospitality. Ideal situation. Nothing else to sayexcept that It' hard to find such a nice place.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Compass House

Address: 154 Kloof Road, Bantry Bay 8005, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Bantry Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bantry Bay
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Bantry Bay
#4 Spa Hotel in Bantry Bay
#5 Luxury Hotel in Bantry Bay
Price Range: $305 - $750 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Compass House 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Compass House, perfectly positioned on the shores of the Atlantic Seaboard, promises its guests the ultimate in style and comfort. Located in Bantry Bay, just two minutes from the beach-front and ten minutes away from the city center, guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean from every room. Compass House enjoys a warm atmosphere. It has wooden floors throughout. The biggest swimming pool in Cape Town and patio lend themselves brilliantly for daytime relaxation and witnessing the beautifully blissful South African sunset. ... more   less 
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Compass House Bantry Bay, Cape Town

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