The hotel is located just underneath table mountain and from the upper terrace has a nice, yet limited, view over the city. The area itself is very secure and in Cape Towns 'posher' area with 24h security.
The hotel itself is very beautiful, always clean and very trendy, great interior. Feels indeed like a home away from home. Due to the fact that the hotel has not too many rooms it feels very intimate and you don't often meet fellow guests, except at breakfast. The rooms are very nice and clean. Only downside is the too small pool.
The staff was always very helpful and has organised many trips for us and made the stay as stressless as possible with nothing to worry about, also going to the gym (Virgin Active) wasn't a problem. The staff was always available, yet very discreet and more in the background.
The food itself - breakfast that is - was nice. Not too much and not too varied but enough. The staff at breakfast is also very friendly and chatty, which is nice.
Pro: Great area (yet a bit further away from the centre and the beaches - about 15 min), great boutique hotel, very stylish and clean, great staff from managers to cleaning staff, wonderful rooms, great food.
Contra: The pool is very small, a bit more variety at breakfast would be great.
A fantastic little hidden gem just underneath table mountain. We had a great stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Alta Bay, located in Higgovale, the most up-market suburb of the City Bowl, is set high on the slopes of Table Mountain, with beautiful views over Table Bay and the City, yet only 3 km away from most of Cape Town's attractions including the Waterfront, beaches and within walking distance (1 km) of Kloof Street with its many restaurants and coffee shops. Surrounded by a lush native garden, Alta Bay combines understated luxury and urban chic with a laid-back and retreat atmosphere. Alta Bay, previously a 5-star boutique hotel has 5 years ago (Oct 2011) been converted into a 4-star self-catering Guest House with 3 large luxury units. Each unit has a separate entrance, a fully equipped kitchen (or kitchenette), a private outside terrace and offers all the 5-star facilities. This Tuscan house is built on separate levels with a great sense of space and light throughout and is designed in a contemporary style with bespoke furniture handcrafted locally. The Loft (70 m²) and the Bay Suite (42 m²) offer spectacular views of the sea and city while the Garden Room (28 m²) has the benefit of the shaded lush garden. The Loft has a bedroom on the mezzanine floor, a bathroom with bath & shower and a sleeper couch which can accommodate a 3rd adult or 2 children. On arrival, there will be cereals, coffee, tea, bottled water and milk in your room. For guests who want to have breakfast outside, there is a large variety of restaurants and snack bars within walking distance (1 km). We suggest our guests to have their own transport during their stay in Cape Town. Alta Bay is located high on the slopes of Table Mountain. Having their own transport car will give them the flexibility to explore the region. Kloof Street with its' many restaurants is only 1 km away, which is an easy walk downhill. However, to come back is much harder. If driving left is a problem, taxis (including Uber) are easily available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alta Bay Cape Town, South Africa
- Alta Bay Hotel Cape Town