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“Good location - a bit pricy”
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Ocean View House
Ranked #4 of 54 Camps Bay B&B and Inns
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Reviewed January 5, 2011

We stayed at this beautiful guest hous in December. This is a friendly place about 8 minutes walk from the centre of Camps Bay and with excellent views out over the Ocean. It is well managed and the staff are very helpful. The rooms are nicely decorated and you find almost everything you need. Pricewise it is not a bargain

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 5, 2011

When searching for somewhere to stay in Capetown we were amazed at how expensive it is to stay (particularly Camps Bay in the summer), so were delighted to have stumbled across the Ocean View House. Located only 1km away from Camps bay (a 15 min walk realistically) you are spoilt with a tremendous location with stunning ocean views and the 12 appostles/table mountain behind you - all for a reasonable price.
The staff could not have been more helpful from our check-in to helping us with sun loungers, cleaning the room etc - they are a credit to the establishment. We stayed in a luxury room which was nicely appointed and totally adequate. Nevertheless if you want to have absolute luxury plumb for the best rooms and they really are truly elegant (very modern). The breakfasts are great with cooked and cold things on offer, although you will have to cater for yourselves at lunch and dinner as its not offered (being a guest house). This isn't a problem though because Camps Bay is so close and has a miriad of restaurants - or you can even get food delivered to the hotel and eat on your balcony overlooking the sea (ask for menu's at reception)! Don't let the 'guest house' tag put you off, it is truly a hotel in its own regard and a place I would gladly go back to.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank markierich
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Reviewed November 23, 2010

We stayed at Ocean View for the first two nights of our honeymoon. The location is about 2 miles from Camps Bay centre and a taxi is needed for going to restaurants etc...

Accommodation was good quality and comfortable. Views to the Atlantic Ocean outstanding.

Staff were reasonably friendly, including night security staff.

Overall, a good quality, comfortable base to stay in a lovely setting.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Scotsrater
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Reviewed October 8, 2010

fantastic locations, we had room 16 which was stunning and newly refurbished, and had a huge balcony overlooking the see. 10 minute walk to the centre of camps bay, with lots of bars and eating places, highly recommend this beautiful place.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank suzyreilly
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Reviewed August 6, 2010

We stayed here for 2 weeks during the World Cup..we stayed in the garden suit..the room was beautiful..spacious and very private. Our private garden was incredible..the 3 story waterwall with Table Mountain in the background needs to be seen to be believed..The location is perfect !! We rented a scooter and zipped 3 minutes to Camps Bays (restaurants,Bars,Supermarkets,Beach) and 15 minutes to The Waterfront (Shopping mall,Marina,Stadium).Chapmans Peak is 10 minutes the other direction. and is truly Amazing.. From the moment of our arrival to the minute we left we were made feel like Royalty.. Ulli, Tania and Lambert were Professional..Friendly..Funny..Kind and very very Cool as was everyone there !! ..Its great value for money..You'll have a great time when you stay here and anyone who says anything different is lying..Thanks Guys..

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2010

Ocean View gave us an amazing start to a very special wedding aniversary holiday. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, who went out of their way to make our stay just perfect. A beautiful guest house, with wonderful gardens in a stunning location.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank ColinandJoan
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Reviewed June 30, 2010

We found this gem while we where staying in Cape Town for the 2010 World Cup.

Even before we arrived the service we recieved from the staff was first class! Our flights where delayed but the staff orgnanised our transfers from the airport and the driver who picked us was excellent and very knowledgeable. In fact through out our stay Rodrick was there to assist and was always on hand to pick us up if we needed transportation.

There was a great family atmosphere and whoever was on the reception was always willing to help. Tanya was a great help and she makes a mean omlette :-)

The location was great. 10 min walk into Camps Bay beach area where all the restaurants, bars and clubs where. There is a police station on the way so it is very safe.

The rooms were clean and spacious and the shower is the best I have used in a hotel.

Dubai used to be my No.1destination but I think the prize will now go to Cape Town.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank wahblow
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Additional Information about Ocean View House

Address: 33 Victoria Road, Camps Bay 8005, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Camps Bay
Price Range: $107 - $361 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ocean View House 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury 4 Star Guest House with Ocean View and park-like Gardens in Camps Bay/Bakoven. Breakfast is included in the rate and light lunches are served. 1.5km to Camps Bay Promenade & beach. Free secure parking. Free WIFI. Solar heated swimming Pool. Great location. ... more   less 
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Ocean View Guest House Hotel Bakoven
Ocean View House Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

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