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“Very nice B&B, great value compared to other Camps Bay hotels” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of 3 On Camps Bay Boutique Hotel

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3 On Camps Bay Boutique Hotel
Ranked #3 of 60 Camps Bay B&B and Inns
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very nice B&B, great value compared to other Camps Bay hotels”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

I stayed at 2 places during my Cape Town vacation, and 3 On Camps Bay was one of them. This B&B is very cute, clean, and affordable, which I do recommend this place. But the other B&B I stayed at set the bar high, which 3 on Camps didn't exceed, but its still a great place to stay, hence the 4 star rating.

Pros:
-Very friendly staff. Manager was helpful and even upgraded our room for free!
-Great location in Camps Bay, which is the most expensive place to stay in Cape Town. 3 On Camps Bay was very affordable compared to other luxury hotels and B&B's in the same neighborhood.
-Very spacious dining room area, combined with a lounge room to relax. The free breakfast is sit-down, waiter service, you order eggs/bacon by menu, and pick up your own fruit/pastries from the buffet counter. Breakfast was very good, with a lot of options to choose from.
-Very clean! Remote control A/C units. Fridge with 2 complimentary waters.
-"Honest" bar, take booze yourself from the community fridge downstairs, and write your room number on the clipboard so you can be charged upon checkout. Prices are reasonable! A bottle of wine $6 (R60), beer $2-$3, pretty good!
-Very cute pool, although it is in the shade and we didn't use it since it was too cold.
-Spacious rooms, you are not cramped at all, spacious bathrooms, and balcony is nice.
-Walking distance to all the Camps Bay shops and fine dining restaurants.
-Very safe, there are several padlock doors with security codes you must go through before entering into the units.
-Free parking!
-Free unlimited WiFi! With several WiFi lines to use.
-Great balcony views from ocean-front rooms. The garden view rooms have nice views of the mountain ranges.

Cons:
-Rooms are close to neighbors, and walls are thin, so you can hear your neighbors through the walls.
-The safe was not large enough for electronics like iPads, and used an old key lock instead of electrical padlock.
-Breakfast ends at 10am. When I'm on vacation, I like to stay out late, and sleep in. I couldn't sleep in here, because I was rushing downstairs in my pajamas to eat breakfast before they shut down the kitchen at 10am. I wish they served breakfast through noon.
-Beds were sort of hard and springy, but only comparing it to the soft comfy bed from the other B&B. If I didn't have a basis of comparison, the bed probably wouldn't have bothered me.

Overall, this is a great place to stay, and I do recommend it for travelers who want an affordable place in Camps Bay. They do a great job to make this place feel like "home."

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stephanie S
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Golden, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

I stayed here for a few days while in Camps Bay in November 2013. The hotel has a secure entrance and really felt more like a peaceful and relaxing home away from home than a hotel. The room was large, very clean and with a great view of the ocean and sunsets with a sliding patio door that lead to the grassy terrace and small pool where there are loungers and a great view of the ocean and sunset. An honesty bar (very cheap prices) is also available on the terrace with comfortable seating to watch the sun go down. The breakfasts were fantastic and really fresh and the service was great. The staff were wonderfully friendly and very helpful. The beach is a 10 minute walk down the hill and there's a supermarket and restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

We spent 4 nights here and loved it. We booked well in advance and had a last minute extension request and they were very accommodating and responded immediately.The breakfast was wonderful. All the staff were happy and helpful, and it was an easy 10min stroll down to the beach. We would definitely stay again. Thank You.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Livindreams
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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013

mr manager is quite helpful, other staff are kind, location is nice, privacy is acceptable although each room is very close to each other, sea viewing room is a good place to see sun set, the experience there is like being at home. in all, it is recommended,

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bristol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this lovely guest house for 3 nights in November and the location was perfect, just walking distance to the bars and restaurants on the beach front. The whole team were very friendly and welcoming and willing to help with any queries. Our room was very modern and clean and the bed so comfortable! Breakfast was also very good. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would go back again. There is also parking on site, which is ideal!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Ga.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

We spent 4 days in 3 on Camps bay Boutique hotel last month. Marcell ( the manager)is 100% on his game.He is kind and attentive to guests and staff alike. In a pinch ,which we had due to inclement weather, he pitched in with all levels of care needed by his guests from making breakfast himself to taking the appropriate safety measures. All his recommendations for restaurants exceeded our expectations; two in fact were in the top 5 meals of our lives. The location was perfect for us at the end of a long multi country trip. We enjoyed the beautiful beach,fabulous views, the food and the energy of the city. Due to weather, we were not able to do the cable ride and the natural beauty drives which abound in this area. We will be back and will choose 3 on Camps Bay again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Poing, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

We stayed 1 week @ 3 on Chanps Bay Hotel. The location with it's breathtaking view over Champs Bay is just 10 minutes away from the beach. But by for the beast thing is the friendly service of the whole team. ) I am sure i don't have to describe the offering of this Hotel. All the amenities we enjoy'd where just to make our stay more enjoyable. We have rarely felt so welcome during a vacation like @ 3 on Champs Bay. If you ever decide to go stay there, Marcel with his expertise will for sure give you good tip's for the local Restaurant life. Thanks to all for making his an unforgettable vacation. Manfred & Susanne

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: 3 On Camps Bay Boutique Hotel
Address: 27 1st Crescent, Camps Bay 8005, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 60 B&Bs / Inns in Camps Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — 3 On Camps Bay Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This luxury 16 bedroom guesthouse offers a quiet retreat close to Camps Bay beach. Magnificent sea and mountain views. Within easy walking distance to the famous Camps Bay beach, with its trendy restaurants, shops and sidewalk cafe's. ... more   less 
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