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“Fab hotel, loved the health spa”

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The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Camps Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 17, 2008

The hotel is situated in a beautiful setting between the 12 Apostles mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. The rooms are what one would expect from a four / five star hotel. I would suggest you get a sea view room if possible as the sun sets at that side of the hotel and the mountain-view room’s vista, particularly in the evening, is not quite as spectacular. Staff were very attentive. We didn’t try the restaurant other than for breakfast which was abundant and of very high quality, The health spa was pure luxury and tranquillity – one of the best I’ve been to in the world.

My 3 negatives are
Taxi’s booked via the hotel are extortionately priced (x3 the normal rate). However, if you are going to Camps Bay or the Waterfront there is a complimentary shuttle bus every hour. – Book early to avoid disappointment.

The gym is tiny with 3 pieces of CV equipment and the air con is not great. That said on 5 visits we had it to ourselves 4 times.

I have been to Cape Town before and in my opinion the place to stay is the Waterfront (lot’s of bars & restaurants). Whilst the 12 Apostles is very nice you are limited to their restaurant / catering in the evening unless you want to pay for a taxi as the shuttle bus stops at 8pm which is a real shame as the Waterfront / Camps Bay / other area’s have some fab restaurants. I would highly recommend La Colombe at Constantia Utsig winery, Emily’s, Balducci’s and Willoughby’s at the Waterfront.

I hope you find this helpful.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 15, 2008

I have to say I was disappointed. I had a beautiful suite facing the ocean but unfortunitely that meant having a noisy road beneath me.

The hotel is also a little bit too far out of town making a car a must. The grounds are small ane the lay out of the pools are clumsy.

The staff is great. The service wonderful. The rooms are great. The location, too close to the highway and on a very windy ( and rocky) beach are the pitfalls here.

Frankly I would spend the money somewhere else.

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 6, 2008

Stayed there for 3 nights while touring S. Africa and I don't believe that you could call the property anything other than superb.
This is what a 4 or 5 star hotel should aspire to regarding service, accommodations or cuisine.
All were truly,truly deluxe.
Needless to say, my wife and I will stay there whenever we pass through the Cape Town area.

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Reviewed May 5, 2008

I had the distinct pleasure of staying at the 12 Apostles Hotel April 2007 and returned there to have my wedding ceremony in April 2008. This hotel's standard is EXCELLENCE! From the greeting at the door when one arrives to the turn down service with scented candles at night.

Planning a destination wedding can be challenging. The 12 Apostles Hotel events planning coordinator and staff made it seamless. They did everything possible to ensure I was a satisfied and happy bride, and I was!

The view overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and the staff's attention to detail and pleasant demeanor will make this a destination for us over and over again. I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: April 2008
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Reviewed April 28, 2008

Our first trip to south africa and what a start. Picked up from airport hours drive to hotel.
Smoothly checked in bags quickly taken to room. Room had a lovely view of 12 apostles. Lots of room. We were traveling with our kids 7 and 10. We had plenty of room. They were given a gift on a arrival.

Restaurant was lovely Wine and food fabulous.

The staff always greeted you by name and were so helpful. Couldn't do enough for us. PJ was great at recommending spier wine tasting. You could go and stroke a cheetah which was amazing. They had lots of eagles and owls you could handle great for the kids.
Lots of lovely seating areas sundeck beautiful pools. The spa was amazing too floatation pool and wirlpool are set in a cave. Very relaxing.
Loads to do in Cape Town Table Mountain, Cape Point, Boulder beach,Fantastic place.
Definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 22, 2008

The overall experience - a really lovely spot! I spent there a few nights with my boyfriend and we enjoyed it really. The room had ocean view - but like my fellow visitor mentioned: the road IS noisy and you will not be able to enjoy sitting on that balcony watching the seaside while having sound like being in NYC. That´s a real flaw.
Nevertheless, excellent rooms, facilities, etc. The pools are small, yes - and only one is on the sunny side. But not only in this area, everything is kinda small and narrow.
The food is great, I can recommend that & and of course the Leopard´s bar is a highlight of this hotel.

For my next stay I will not return here. The style was to old-fashioned and way too colonial/British (Patterns on the walls, furniture, etc.) The typical African lodges are much nicer and also a little less expensive.

The spa is also one thing which can be recommended :-)

  • Stayed: February 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 13, 2008

We spent 11 nights in the presidential suite (as other sea facing suites were all booked) seeing all the sights of Cape Town. We had a great stay and received good personal service. The hotel description does hide the noisy road which it is next to, the hotel mountain walks are extremely limited and the swimming pools are small - although it is possible to use a larger gym in Cape Town. That said the views of the sea and mountain are great, the atmosphere in the hotel is friendly and the spa, shuttle and advice services are good.

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Address: Victoria Road, Camps Bay 8000, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Camps Bay
#2 Spa Hotel in Camps Bay
#2 Romantic Hotel in Camps Bay
#2 Family Hotel in Camps Bay
#4 Luxury Hotel in Camps Bay
Price Range: $344 - $1,111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled between the staggering 12 Apostles Mountain Range and the Atlantic Ocean, the uniquely located and luxurious Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa offers the ultimate escape to relax and be pampered, while indulging in stunning beauty, discreet service and extraordinary charm. Within 10 minutes of the best beaches and 15 minutes from the waterfront. A proud member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World. ... more   less 
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