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“2 Nights in Camps Bay”

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The Bay Atlantic Guest House
Ranked #4 of 54 Camps Bay B&B and Inns
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Ware, United Kingdom
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“2 Nights in Camps Bay”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

The Bay Atlantic was our 11th guesthouse during our extended trip of the Western Cape and despite an element of travel weariness ( and a reluctance to return to a UK winter) it lived up to its billing in all aspects.

From the moment we were greeted at the security gate - bags deposited in our room - followed by an offer of beer - we were made to feel welcomed. This welcome set the standard for the rest of our stay. That night's dinner was arranged in a trice followed by many suggestions to make the most of our stay.

We were in the pool room with its own outside sitting area which by co-incidence was close to the pool - not your usual plunge pool so common in other guesthouse but one long enough for a few strokes and it had a deep end! The room was fine - large comfortable bed - storage areas - separate sitting area in front of TV with its 5 earth bound channels - more than adequate bathroom with a large and powerful shower - plus AC. Breakfast was taken upstairs and was cooked to order which was great.

The Bay Atlantic is almost at the top of a steep hill that rises from the beach which is both a benefit and a disadvantage. The benefits are of course the sweeping views across Camps Bay and the Atlantic Ocean which are just stunning plus you can see the cable car at the top of Table Mountain and the 12 Apotles of which there are 17. The downside for us - not quite in the first flush of youth but very close - was that the hill was something to overcome on the way back from the restaurant. On-street parking in Camps Bay is not easy and being a very popular location the use of the car would not have helped. More a point to note than a major quibble.

Cape Town and Table Mountain are very accessible from the Bay Atlantic - just turn right and follow the road uphill to the junction and then it is largely downhill the downtown and the N2. Take the coast road and be prepared to be fustrated.

Finally we really appreciated the check out servce that means you can stay relaxed to the end of the holiday and be able to make the most of the last day. There is dedicated shower and toilet for those guests with a later flight. So after final sightseeing or lounging around the pool there is the opportunity shower and get ready for the night flight ahead.

All in alll we enjoyed the Bay Atlantic and Camps Bay and we had the added bonus of seeing 2 whales feeding just 100 metres or so from the beach which put the cherry on the top of an already iced cake. When will we see you again? The immediate answer would be soon!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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LesleySzabo2, Director of Sales at The Bay Atlantic Guest House, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Being situated so close to the beach has its advantages the short hill back up is not one of them however knowing that you can laze by the pool when you get back whilst enjoying some of the best views that Camps Bay has to offer hopefully compensated in some small measure. Parking in Camps Bay is an ongoing problem in summer months as its Blue Flag status draws visitors from around the globe which is why we offer secure parking enabling our guests to walk anywhere in Camps Bay / surrounds. Our check out service is just one of the small ways in which we try to ensure that your holiday can last as long as possible. Knowing that your luggage is safe whilst you enjoy your last day and that a shower can be taken prior to leaving for the airport seems to be much appreciated. We are glad that your overall stay was an enjoyable one and look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future. Until then take care.

Warm Regards
The Bay Atlantic Family
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Zhuhai, China
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

We stayed at the Bay Atlantic on Dec 12 for Reveillon and we had a very nice experience!
Great location, 5 minutes by walking and you put your feet on the sands.
As a family with four we booked 2 rooms: Penthouse room (suite + private living room + private terrace + amazing views) and Pool Room (large room divided in bed and living area).
The service is really hight standard and everyone is helpful and very polite.
If you are looking for a comfortable, clean, good service, nice location and don't mind to stay in a guest house, so it is a place for you!
PS: There are a very nice restaurants nearby, just short walking...you can leave your car in the garage!

Room Tip: Penthouse room is very private, very good size and beautiful views (bedroom + living room + terrace...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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3 Thank Daniela C
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LesleySzabo2, Director of Sales at The Bay Atlantic Guest House, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Guest houses are often a pleasant surprise for guests used to staying in conventional hotels as the owners, ourselves included, strive to provide very personalised service levels. Thank you very much for reducing your comments to writing in this respect. We are looking forward to your next trip until then take care and travel safely.

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The Bay Atlantic Family
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Wonderful views from the pool deck and room balcony with a lovely breakfast, made to order, and very accommodating and gracious hosts. The location is amazing also, being a 5 minute walk to Camps Bay and Clifton beaches also. It was a lovely stay, highly recommended.

Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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LesleySzabo2, Director of Sales at The Bay Atlantic Guest House, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Eating breakfast whilst seated on the upstairs terrace really does offer some of the best views in Camps Bay. Add to that an extensive breakfast menu with items cooked to order and you are pretty much guaranteed a wonderful start to your day. We were delighted to hear that you had such an enjoyable trip and are looking forward to hosting you again in the not too distant future.

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The Bay Atlantic Family
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Fall River, Canada
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Excellent location just a short walk to the beach and restaurant strip, extremely gracious and helpful host, comfy bed, and excellent brekkie. The pool is very clean and patio area is lovely with a fantastic view of the ocean and mountains. We had the small mountain room which fit our needs just fine. In short, a very pleasant stay and will return if we are ever lucky enough to find ourselves back in SA!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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LesleySzabo2, Director of Sales at The Bay Atlantic Guest House, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Having a comfortable bed is an absolute neccesity when travelling as is a room that suits your requirements. Whilst our Mountain Room is small we have found that the value for money it represents more than compensates when guests are travelling on a budget. We enjoyed meeting you and will welcome you back as and when your travels bring you back to South Africa. Until then take care.

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The Bay Atlantic Family
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

We had 6 gorgeous days at the Bay Atlantic guest house . We stayed in the newly completed "patio" room. It was huge room which looked straight out over the pool and view of Camps Bay. The local hosts were just sooo helpful and informative. The breakfasts are very yummy. Love carrying a few extra kilos ! They even booked restaurants for us!! Thanks Beach, Nicola and Kelly. Yr a great team !!

  • Stayed January 2013
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3 Thank Onsafari007
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LesleySzabo2, Director of Sales at The Bay Atlantic Guest House, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
It was nice meeting you both and hearing about your travels. Thank you for the compliments in respect of The Patio Suite. As its first official guests we were eagerly awaiting your comments re: finishes / sizing etc and are very happy to hear that your stay was a pleasant one.


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The Bay Atlantic Family
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Cesena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2013

i stayed here for two nights and it was incredible. The property is stunning. My room was beautiful and more than comfortable with wonderful views. The service was exceptional, the owner and his team were so friendly and helpful and even if i woke up late in the morning they were there with fantastic breakfasts. So nice! Cannot recommend highly enough - this is the place to stay in Cape Town! i will come back for sure to Bay Atlantic Guest house.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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LesleySzabo2, Director of Sales at The Bay Atlantic Guest House, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Its a pity that your stay was not longer as we know that you are both working in separate parts of the world and that your time together is limited. Having said that it was a pleasure helping you with places to see / things to do and good restaurants to eat at and we would, of course, welcome the opportunity of hosting you on a return trip. Until then take care.

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The Bay Atlantic Family
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

First of all, the hosts were extremely kind and friendly! Secondly, the view from the room was stunning, fantastic and beatiful! the beach and restaurants & bars were reachable in 3 min by walk! lovely sunset and peaceful town you must not miss! Definitely we will come back to the bay atlantic guest house someday for our anniversary! It was our favorite place we stayed in all of South Africa. H!

  • Stayed January 2013
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LesleySzabo2, Director of Sales at The Bay Atlantic Guest House, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Thank you so much for these kind words. Its nice to know that the facilities met your expectations and that you enjoyed your stay with us as much as we enjoyed your company !!

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Property: The Bay Atlantic Guest House
Address: 3 Berkley Road, Camps Bay 8005, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
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Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Camps Bay
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Bay Atlantic Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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