We're a group of Singaporean friends who visited Cape Town on a budget in May, and if we return or if we have friends visiting, we'll definitely recommend Camps Bay Glen!
Value for money: We stayed in Studio A, the main house. It had 2 bedrooms each with a queen-sized bed. If there were more than 4 people in the studio, then they would bring in more single beds, and convert the sofa into a sofa bed. That would accommodate up to 7 people, or even 8 because there's another sofa that someone can sleep on. That was just for about R1000 per night, for the whole studio! So with the 6 of us snuggling comfortably in studio A, it cost just about S$25 per night per person.
Facilities: we didn't have much time to try out the pool and the pool-side hammocks, mainly because our stay was quite short. It was also winter and we weren't in the mood to jump into cold water at night. However, had we visited in summer, we would definitely have taken time to check out the pool and braai equipment.
Furnishings: we found the studio to be extremely homely. There were pots and pans, dishes and utensils that allowed us to prepare our own breakfast in the morning, and enjoy some late night suppers. We made full use of the stove, toaster and new sandwich maker that Mark just bought when we got there. The wifi was also well-utilized. The sofas and beds were comfortable, and the toilet was beautiful. Mark also took a lot of pictures and printed them out on canvas-like frames and hung them around the walls. They're really beautiful and well-taken, and shows the passion that Mark puts into his work.
The only qualms we had were that the sofa bed springs were getting spoilt, and the middle sank in when you were trying to sleep. The kitchen had no cloths to wipe up any water, so the tables and floor got wet quite easily.
Security: Mark did a superb job making us feel well and safe at home. The gates and doors all have locks, and there are emergency remote controls he places around the house, just in case. He had 2 safes in the house, and they are very sturdy and well, safe.
Services: Mark is very passionate about his job, and it was great that he kept trying his best to help us plan our own vacation via email. Bulelwa the housekeeper did a superb job in keeping the house neat and tidy every weekday (she really folded the clothes we left lying around, and if we didn't have time to do the dishes, she did them for us), though sadly we didn't get to see her much.
We were thoroughly fascinated by Camps Bay Glen and how we could find such cheap but homely accommodation in Cape Town. If you aren't travelling in a large group, check out Camps Bay Glen! You won't regret it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Campsbayglen is a little gem on the edge of a nature reserve "Glen". A beautiful rustic, down to earth natural setting with a unique river & wild waterfalls flowing through the garden that has a leafy green forest feel at the river which is a great place to cool down after the heat and sun of the pool area. We also have a rustic hammock lounge at the giant pool to laze around in and relax and with sun beds around the pool. There is an easy walk to the beach and to do Table mountain hikes. An exquisite and unique feel of nature and beauty is Campsbayglen. we are a rustic earthy place with no Stars. We try to give a sense of maximum privacy by breaking the garden and pool areas into different parts and places for people. We even have a sleeper day bed over the river. Book the whole house or go for a self catering studio. THERE ARE 3 INDEPENDENT, Own Entrance self catering studio Apartments,- Each is fully equipped for self catering and with own toilet shower & toilet. STUDIO A - MAIN HOUSE. Has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & kitchen and lounge and its best space is the huge terrace with sea views. Studio B and C are smaller & ideal for couples or small family's or friends. See the pictures. Best rates are through our official Campsbayglen website direct. I do give discounts & will happily advise on travel. I am a fanatical lover of nature and know a lot about South Africa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Camps Bay Glen Cape Town, South Africa