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Atholl House
Ranked #12 of 60 Camps Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Birmingham UK
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

My Wife and I stayed at The Atholl House guest house between 27/12/2012 and 5/1/2013 and we can both say that our whole experience was amazing.
We stayed in the Onyx room with views over both Camps bay and the Twelve Apostles. The room was beautiful, clean, very well appointed and very spacious.
The breakfasts were cooked fresh to order and there was a whole host of cold options from fruit salad to cold meats to some of Katja's home made little quiche.
The situation of Atholl House is just perfect - within easy walking distance of Camps bay beach and restaurants but not so close that you will hear the nightlife. Its also very easy to travel around by car from the guest house - you can easily access different parts of the Cape within a few minutes.
Both Brendan and Katja were great hosts. Very lovely people, very helpful and knowledgeable about the area.
We have traveled to many different parts of the world but suffice to say this is the only place we are hankering to revisit - and with so many other wonderful places in the world that is really saying something.
As I said in the title - AMAZING!!

Room Tip: All rooms are great - the ones on the top floor have better views.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

Atholl House is 1st class. The beautiful large bedroom with double aspect windows overlooking the bay with a king sized bed and crisp white linen was a sanctuary after an overnight flight from U.K.
Katja was most welcoming and Brendan became our saviour - our hire car had a hole in the tyre and we had to have it changed on the way to Camps Bay. Brendan said - 'leave it to me'.
He very politely tore a strip off the hire company on behalf of his valued customers and while we were out to dinner that evening the car was replaced with absolutely no hassle to ourselves.
Service like that is hard to find - we were very grateful.
Breakfast and room service cannot be faulted. Their tame taxi driver ( Isaac ) is a joy of a character and Camps Bay has enough good eateries to please everyone.

If you are staying in or near cape Town for a few days - Stay at Atholl House. Excellent !

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

We had 6 fantastic days here in November 2012. We booked this based on reviews and were not disappointed. The views were amazing, cleanliness of the rooms and breakfasts were of a high standard but to top it all off the service was exceptional, 5*. Brendan made us feel so welcome and at home here, we would thoroughly recommend anyone to stay here. In fact we are already planning our next trip to Cape Town and will certainly be booking Atholl House.

Room Tip: Onyx was fantastic and had the best view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

Atholl House exceeded our expectations. We stayed at this gorgeous oasis for 3 nights and enjoyed every single minute of it.
First of all, Katia and Brendan were extremely helpful and very friendly--as well as professional. Brendan runs the guest house on most days and Katia is there on his days off.
The rooms were sublime. Beautiful, clean and modern. The views from the room and balcony are stunning! You can't help but feel relaxed and spoiled at this place with the pool and extraordinary views.
The rooms are equipped with a lovely comfortable bed, TV, modern bathroom with shower and tub, tea/coffee, beach towels, seating area and place on the balcony. We had a full load of laundry done for a very affordable price. Everything was washed and ironed in a day.
They serve an amazing breakfast that caters to European and American tastes. Delicious yogurts, cereals, croissants, fruits, cheese, brownies, coffee, tea and a hot breakfast to order. We looked forward to breakfast every morning!
This place is situated in Camps Bay. A quick 15 minute walk down to the beach and we often walked back up. It is also conveniently located to Table Mountain and The Roundhouse Restaurant. It is a super place to stay especially if you have a car.
We will definitely be back!

Room Tip: The Ruby Room is great but we also liked the Amethyst Room. Both had stunning views!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Orpington, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

We were positively stunned by the beautiful accommodation and the wonderful views overlooking Camps Bay .The breakfast buffet was delicious and served in a pleasant sunfilled room so a great start to the day. On the negative side we were unfortunate enough to have some money stolen from our safe so an upsetting incident when we were only on our second day in South Africa.So beware !

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Athollhouse, Owner at Atholl House, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Dear valued Guest, we are terribly sorry about this incident. Once we where informed we refunded you in full. We have carried out an investigation and have dismissed the person responsable. We have taken necessary steps to stop a similar incident occuring again.
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Abu Dhabi
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

We travel a lot and found Atholl House to be right up there with some of the best guest houses we have stayed at in any country. The location is perfect within Cape Town and the service at the guest house is second to none. Add in waking up to a beautiful cooked breakfast and ending the day with a sundowner on the balcony overlooking the ocean and you can't go wrong here!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

To finish up our 3 week stay in SA we stayed for 4 days in Atholl House (Ruby Room). During our 3 weeks we stayed in many wonderful guest houses however Atholl House is very special. Brendan and the Atholl House team are so attentive and make your stay with them something to remember. The walk down to the beach takes 15 mins and there are abundant taxis for the return journey at little cost. Eating in Camps Bay is also a great experience and Brendan will be more than happy to recommend restraurants. We would recommend that you always book a table as they can be very busy. To sum up WOW WOW WOW.............................. Eleanor and Gordon from Scotland

Room Tip: You will love all the rooms.................
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Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Atholl House
Address: 12 Atholl South Road, Camps Bay 8005, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 60 B&Bs / Inns in Camps Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Atholl House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Camps Bay Guest House consists of 5 stunning rooms, each decorated individually and tastefully. Each room in the guest house offers you spectacular views over the ocean and Camps Bay, the 12 Apostles and Lions Head, not forgetting Table Mountain. Unfortunately no children under the age of 12 ... more   less 
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Atholl House Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

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