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Alta Bay
Ranked #24 of 112 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Alta bay is an exceptional place to stay while experiencing Cape town, the rooms are done with taste and style and is set amongst a an oasis of natural beauty. The hosts are filled with information and ready to accommodate your every need. We stayed for 4 nights and wish we were there for longer.
Brian Newsam
Montreal Canada

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Dear co-travellers to Cape Town, whenever you might strand in this great location, there's only one address where you will feel right at home...Alta Bay is thé keyword! Runned by a very professional and friendly staff!
You will find great comfort and a warm hospitality! You will live a "taylor-made" service of high standards! Well situated. Don't look any further! Cheers, Pieter ;-)

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

When my family and I arrived at Alta Bay, I was completely exhausted and stressed out. Having a toddler where running around becomes second nature and safety is always first, the first sight of our guesthouse was absolutely beautiful and serene. I looked forward to relax at Alta Bay. And believe me, I did just that. The owners welcomed us with open arms and made sure we have everything we need to enjoy this lovely city. We stayed in the Fountain Room where soothing sounds of fountain water was splashing away in the courtyard. The garden looked magnificent!! The room itself was large enough for all three of us and we all slept peacefully. We enjoyed a very late breakfast at a cute cafe around the corner: Licorice and Lime with a lovely host called Dylan. When we left Alta Bay, I was a new person and so was my little toddler! As for my husband, he did very well at Cape Argus Cycle Tour!!

Room Tip: The Fountain Room is beautiful!
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Our stay at Alta Bay was much more than okay; as a matter of fact it was superb!! The owners are very friendly plus up to date with what's hot and happening in Cape Town and not afraid to share it. They helped us to make the most of our stay in CT.
Each of the rooms are elegantly decorated in different ways asuring a unique experience for everyone staying at Alta Bay. The Bay Suite has its own private sun deck and a nice balcony with a tremendous view of the bay and city bowl and is ideal for breakfast/dinners and more. The Garden room on the other hand offers a more 'quiet' retreat and is defined by its cosyness. Each of the rooms are separated by a nice garden which gives the necessary privacy.
Besides its great location up on Table Mountain, CT's well known Kloof Street is within walking distance, where you can find everything ranging from Biltong, restaurants and great cocktail bars. It is advisable to take a cab on your way back though, because the walk uphill can be a little steep. I personally would advice anybody with a drivers licence to rent a car since this will give you more freedom. Higgovale is one of the best places to stay in Cape Town, with everything being very nearby. I advise people who are willing to make the most of their Cape Town experience to go here. I certainly will be coming back in the near future!!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

I am a regular visitor and guest at Alta Bay and therefore thought it is only right to recommend it to other visitors who are also looking for the perfect spot and accommodation in Cape Town (business or leisure). I recommend it for the following reasons:
- lovely, upmarket environment with modern and classic decor and ambience;
- rooms are comfortable (spotless clean, airconditioning, fluffy towels and linen, kitchenette, etc)
- it is at a safe location - close to Cape Town CBD, upmarket, quaint little restaurants in the area (walking distance), Table Mountain (two blocks away), Signal Hill, Campsbay, etc;
- exclusive and typical South African-Capetonian hospitality and neighbourhood
- Alta Bay's rates are the best kept secret in this area and not to be missed out on
Lastly, it is only a pleasure to thank Beulah and Stephan for their wonderful, caring hospitality. They go the extra mile to make everyody's stay a pleasant one. They know the exclusive spots in the area, and will most definitely direct you in the right direction! I am vising again next week ... this time luckily just to relax in the tranquility! Christine van Heerden - Business and Leisure guest at Alta Bay
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

I had the pleasure of staying at Alta Bay for a few nights towards the end of November. The owners were very hospitable: on arrival, Beulah made a significant effort to give me an overview of the area and both she and Stephan were on hand throughout my stay to assist with any queries etc.

I stayed in the Garden Room which was well equipped and spotlessly clean. Compared to other places I stayed on my South African trip it seemed very fairly priced.

Alta Bay is an excellent place to consider if you want the convenience of being close to Cape Town and the surrounding towns such as Camps Bay but desire a tranquil place to relax and sleep.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

We hade a wonderful stay at Alta Bay. The owners were very helpful with regards to restaurants to visit and new years eve celebration. The room were nice and the area is very quiet and nice.
Alta Bay had nice breakfast and relaxing atmosphare.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Roger S
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Additional Information about Alta Bay

Address: 12 Invermark Crescent | Higgovale, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#20 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#24 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#35 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range: $126 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alta Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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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