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“Great location, Great views, Great room”
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Primi Royal
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Camps Bay
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great location, Great views, Great room”
Reviewed April 9, 2012

This was our first visit to Cape Town and followed on from our Superb Safari experience.
Having beed at the lap of luxury on Safari we thought rooms would be hard to beat but when we arrived at Primi Royal we were very impressed with our very large room coupled with our private swimming pool on our balcony and our breath taking views over camps bay.

This is a very friendly and relaxed hotel and you won't find any stuffiness here. The service is still excellent.

This is a great place to explore all the different things that Cape Town has to offer and you must try Codfathers and is a 2 minute walk away from the hotel, which is a fantastic place for fresh fish.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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cbcpt, General Manager at Primi Royal, responded to this review, April 25, 2012
You're most welcome!
Glad to have had you staying & hope you'll return soon.
Kindest regards
THE PRIMI ROYAL TEAM :-)
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed April 3, 2012

The view from the balcony is nothing short of stunning, you feel like you can reach out and touch the clouds watching the sunset over Camps Bay. The hotel is very short walk from Victoria Road, but is elevated enough to get spectacular views. I recommend getting a bottle of wine and watching the sunset as your first order of business.

The room service is from the Primi Restaurant around the corner and is available until 11, we didn't try it but it looked pretty good. Breakfast is included with your stay but be careful that you plan accordingly. There are only a couple of ladies cooking and serving, so if 4 or 5 couples come down at the same time it can take while. If you let them know you will be taking an early tour they will actually have a breakfast to go ready for you, wish we would have seen that before our 3rd day!

The staff are all very sweet and willing to help you when you need a hand. I needed something scanned and they did it for me right away. Note that there is no delayed checkout, they are booked pretty solid so they do need to clean the rooms for the next guests. You can however, relax on the deck chairs by the pool until you go to the airport, which was a great way to end our trip.

Would definitely stay here again, thanks for a wonderful stay in Camps Bay!

Room Tip: The rooms on the 3rd floor have the best views, particularly room 9 which has a wraparound deck and...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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cbcpt, General Manager at Primi Royal, responded to this review, April 25, 2012
Yes - we are spoilt beyond words with our wonderful location!
So happy to have been able to share it with you!
Best Regards
THE PRIMI ROYAL TEAM :-)
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

Don't be put off by the low key entrance and the fact you may be stepping over piles of laundry on the stairs, it is well worth the climb when you arrive in Reception. Byron was SO helpful and immediately sorted our itinerary and guides for the next three days. The bedroom was fabulous, floor to ceiling windows and stunning views over Camps Bay. Breakfast was brilliant and cooked to order, nothing too much trouble. We walked to dinner just down the road and along the front, where there were many excellent bars and restaurants - felt completely safe.
Would definitely recommend it and look forward to returning next year!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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cbcpt, General Manager at Primi Royal, responded to this review, May 2, 2012
Hello Joanna, Thanks for the lovely review!
Have to laugh tho... wish you'd have used the lift to Reception - not the staff back stairs where all the behind-the-scene-laundry-sorting happens. What a way to be introduced to us! LOL :>))
Best regards & try come again please?
THE PRIMI ROYAL TEAM :-)
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

Highly recommended place to stay in the beautiful Camps Bay. All the staff are very helpful and welcoming and the views from the breakfast area are stunning overlooking the sea and lions head. A perfect location for walking to and from the bars & restaurants in the evenings (approx 5-10mins). So glad we stayed here and not in Cape Town itself as was safe and had a fabulous choice of good restaurants. Room was spacious, clean and to a high standard and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. We very much appreciated all the help given to us and the staff booked the table mountain cable car online for us which saved money and avoided the queues and they also made dinner reservations on our behalf. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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cbcpt, General Manager at Primi Royal, responded to this review, March 20, 2012
You are most welome!
That's why we do what we do! To be of assistance to you!
Thank you for staying with us & hope you'll return some day soon.
Kindest regards
THE PRIMI ROYAL TEAM :-)
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2012

Great located hotel in camps bay, right by the beach with spectacular views to watch the sunset. Liberty, Byron and their staff were all so nice and so friendly and helpful including helping us plan our route to drive around cape point. Would recommend people to stay here instead of the town centre as very safe and relaxing, with great views of mountains and beach.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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cbcpt, General Manager at Primi Royal, responded to this review, May 2, 2012
Great having you! And yes please do come again!
Best Regards
THE PRIMI ROYAL TEAM :-)
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

We stayed here Oct 2011. We were delighted with location as just a short walk to the beach and restaurants. Byron was so friendly and informative. Breakfast was the best. Waiter service and food freshly cooked. Nothing too much trouble. Stunning views from our bedroom. Not all the bedrooms had balconies but Byron said they are hoping to change that this year. We have been to S.A three times now and on our next visit we will certainly stay at the Primi again

Room Tip: Ask for a room with the plunge pool as you get your own terrace.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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cbcpt, General Manager at Primi Royal, responded to this review, May 2, 2012
Thanks for your good comments Angela!! So glad you gave us at The Royal a chance after having previously happily stayed at our sister hotel - The Primi Seacastle. A promise is a promise yes? Look forward to seeing you guys again!
Warmest regards ~ THE PRIMI ROYAL TEAM :-)
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2012

This was the second Primi accommodation we stayed in -- it was a little bit farther from the beach than the Primi Seacastle, where we stayed before, but closer to the bars and restaurants and still not very far from the beach. We were very lucky and got a fabulous sea facing room on the highest floor - to say the view was stunning was not to give it justice - the glorious beach in front and Lion's Head and Table Mtn behind - wow! The room itself was spectacular - clean, lovely decor, and big. The lobby area is also very nice - bright and airy, with comfortable couches and a nice bar. The pool here is also very small - a dousing pool, not a lap pool by any means, but still perfect on a hot summer's day. The staff was very, very nice and the manager friendly and helpful with information. Another fabulous option in Camp's Bay!

Room Tip: Get a seafacing room!
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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cbcpt, General Manager at Primi Royal, responded to this review, March 20, 2012
Oh - Thank you so very much.
We loved having you & you were delightful too!!!

Warmest regards
THE PRIMI ROYAL TEAM
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Property: Primi Royal
Address: 23 Camps Bay Drive, Camps Bay 8005, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Camps Bay
#7 Business Hotel in Camps Bay
#7 Luxury Hotel in Camps Bay
#7 Romantic Hotel in Camps Bay
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Camps Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Primi Royal 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We're a small 10 bedroom boutique hotel just 100 m up from the beach, restaurants, bars & Miami-Beach style nightlife! We strive to give good service & make your stay as pleasurable as possible. We arrange half-day & full-day tours of all types: Best-of-the-Cape, The Peninsula - Cape of Good Hope & Cape Point, Wine, Cheese & Olive Tasting at our very best vineyards in the famous Cape Winelands, museums, Table Mountain, day trips to Cape Safari Game Farms, whale watching, shark cage diving, helicopter trips, tandem paragliding & other extreme sports...and the list just goes on! If you're looking for a home-away-from-home experience then look no further! We have no airs & graces & no-one stands on ceremony. Just pure friendliness! All of our rooms overlook the magnificent Atlantic Ocean with a backdrop of Table Mountain. So do join us! Come EAT ~ SLEEP ~ PLAY ~ where "WORK IS LOVE MADE VISIBLE!" ... more   less 
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