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The Place on the Bay
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Camps Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Newchapel, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Perfectly situated, very good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

Perfectly situated facing the sea right next to all the restaurants and bars in trendy Camps Bay. We had a large room with a balcony offing a lovely ocean view, king size bed, refrigerator, TV, safety deposit box. A lounge with TV and laptop with free Internet connection. Excellent and friendly staff. A very good Italian restaurant attached to the hotel which offers a ten percent discount for hotel guests.
The only minus was a very small pool which was very cold when we were there in November.
This is not a 5 star hotel, but is very good value in an area where hotel prices are generally very expensive.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

We recently spent 3 very pleasant nights in one of the studio apartments. I was a bit concerned as the sea front apartments were not available when I booked and I was concerned that we had booked an inferior option but I needn't have worry. The apartment was light and bright, well equipped and comfortable. The staff were all very welcoming and helpful. As others have said, the location is fab - seconds away from bars and restaurants and the beach. Why pay more?

Room Tip: We stayed in 107. Not a sea front apartment and no balcony but still a very nice room.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

I had a most amazing time, walk to the beach anytime, jog along the beach, being part of the activies and really living CampsBay every minute and that in such great accomodation, spacious, very neat and clean with more than adequate facilites, space and friendly staff. A stay to remember and return to.

Room Tip: The room on the Beach font was just so amazing and I felt spoilt - 2 bedroomed unit - the perfect pl...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

The welcome was very welcome and the room was more than we expected. Unfortunately the pool was under repair. Our stay was from the 19 - 22 October 2012, we were in room 302 at The place on the Bay which was self catering the security is very good and we were very impressed overall. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

Was my first time in cape town and I'm glad I chose this hotel. My wife was happy with the hotel too. We were at room 408 at "Fairways on the Bay", which is a bit different from "Place on the Bay". It's the next building. Fairways has a cottage feel to it. Carpeting, wall paper and nicely done interiors. This room probably has the best view. You can see the beach and Table Mountain. Also has easy and safe parking if you have a rental car. The restaurant manager in the mornings - Francesco is a very friendly and we got some helpful tips from him. The staff is very friendly and helpful in general. My only complaint was the wi-fi. The hotel is a hotspot of a company called Red Button that charges on amount of data used. I don't know how it happens, but I seemed to use up 100MB of data in a matter of an hour, whether it was on my iPhone or the Mac. Didn't download stuff, didn't youtube or anything like that. Also spoke to the customer service of red button but they were just diplomatic.

There were a couple of nights when it was very windy and the balcony door didn't seem to be secured tight enough . So it was rattling

However, I'd like to stay in this hotel again because the location is amazing and the hotel offers good quality rooms with good staff.

Room Tip: Room 408 at Fairways on the Bay is probably the only room like itself. Amazing view - you can see th...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Strand, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

We stayed here on the weekend of 12 - 14 October. On arrival, all staff was extremely helpful in booking us in and carrying our luggage to our room. The weather was perfect, the rooms were clean, everything was in working order and the beds were comfortable. oh yes....and a plus was the little security gate at the top of the stairs......preventing sleep walkers from falling down the stairs......

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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London
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

Perhaps the bigger rooms are better, but our studio room was small, did not have the promised view but did have lots of signs of wear and tear - no working plugs in the sinks, for example. The hotel is odd - no common areas, a reception that's tucked away and a real feeling of anonymity. With a "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door, we were rung to make sure we really didn't wan to be disturbed, waking us from a much needed sleep. But the staff we did see were friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Avoid the studio rooms
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Place on the Bay
Address: Victoria Rd, Camps Bay 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Camps Bay
#9 Luxury Hotel in Camps Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Place on the Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Place on the Bay, situated along the beach-front road enjoys an undisturbed picturesque view of the white sandy beaches, the palm fringed bay and the majestic Twelve Apostle Mountains. The hotel is perfectly positioned in Cape Town`s trendiest suburb, Camps Bay, 15 minutes' drive from the Cape Town CBD.The Place on the Bay hotel offers 21 serviced hotel apartments. All are elegantly furnished en suite bedrooms with a kitchen, king/queen-size beds, Samsung LCD TV with satellite television, air-conditioning unit, coffee/tea-making facilities and a bar fridge. The suites are serviced daily and guests have access to the outdoor pool and braai(BBQ) facilities. The luxurious and exclusive five-star penthouse with its private heated swimming pool and sundeck, caters for all your personal needs. ... more   less 
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