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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had a superb stay at Alta Bay The staff is friendly and helpful and the establishment is perfectly located in an upmarket suburb close to Cape Town inner-city. The styling is immaculate and the attention to detail pays testament to Stephan’s (the owner) perfectionism. I really enjoyed the outside balcony and lounge chairs with a beautiful view of Cape...

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Grand Baie
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I recently spent some quality time at Alta Bay. It was indeed a beautiful experience to remember. Besides the people being very friendly, the location of this guest house is so mesmerising that it cannot be missed if you are passing through Cape Town. It is right there on the foot of table mountain where you can actually venture out...

1Thank sajj4ever
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I stayed in the loft with my partner in July 2016 and we had a wonderful stay. The room is spacious, clean and has all the facilities needed. Since it is separated from the main house, you have your privacy. The location of the guesthouse is very convenient: close to restaurants and shops, but also easy access to Table Mountain...

1Thank Pauline D
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I stayed with my husband for 4 nights in Cape Town. We really enjoyed our stay at Alta Bay. The house is beautifully decorated and surrounded by plants. We enjoyed the comfortable bed and spacious bathroom. They're some nice restaurants in the neighborhood just down the street, we could even go by walk. I surely recommend at stay at Alta...

1Thank junegreen491
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We had a lovely stay at Alta Bay in March in the Garden room which is a standard room with a nicely equipped kitchenette. The wooden deck terrasse in front of the room is perfect for a quiet drink at the end of a busy day exploring the city or breakfast. There is also a nice quiet area in the...

1Thank junelilydavis
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Our stay here was pleasant and worth every penny. A fantastic little hidden gem just underneath table mountain. We had initially struggled to find a location that would be willing to accommodate our young son as well, but the booking experience with the owner, Carline was both efficient and very welcoming. The Loft is very spacious, well designed and aesthetically...

Thank mmartinez2005
Faro District, Portugal
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We stayed in the Bay suite for 5 nights. the room was spacious, bright and private as separate from the main house. Walking into the property has a tropical feel even in the winter as the garden is so luscious. The location was perfect for us as we wanted to be close to the city but away from the hustle....

Thank michcastanheiro
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Beautiful location in Cape Town, just below Table Mountain. The area is safe and close to bus stops, walking distance to kloof street and city of Cape Town.. The guesthouse is comfy, stylish, spacious and with super friendly staff. Beautiful lush garden with a nice pool area. Good connection of wifi. I really enjoyed my stay here!

Thank ElinTherese
Reviewed 22 June 2016

I spent some very cosy winter nights here in June, it was a real pleasure. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. Walking in it feels like you come in to a little jungle, with beautiful trees, a hidden pool, a hammock e.t.c. Room was warm (good in winter!) and had all facilities. Would love to come back during summer!

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 24 May 2016

My husband and I recently completed a trip of several weeks to South Africa, which included 5 nights at the Alta Bay in Cape Town. This guest house was recommended to us by friends and how wonderful it was to enjoy perfect solicitous service with stunning views of the sea and city. The rooms are old Tuscan style, classy and...

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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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Address: 12 Invermark Crescent | Higgovale, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: RM674 - RM1,045 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alta Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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Also Known As:
Alta Bay Cape Town, South Africa
Alta Bay Hotel Cape Town
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#23 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#31 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#36 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
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“The family room is great for relaxing and it's spacious, the smaller room is better for work and getting stuff done”
 of 5 bubbles winstonjohnho, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Bay Suite has great natural lighting and an excellent view. The Loft offers more shade.”
 of 5 bubbles BerkeleyBear1990, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Quiet garden room”
 of 5 bubbles junelilydavis, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Bay suite bright, spacious and quiet with views towards the City from the balcony”
 of 5 bubbles michcastanheiro, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The loft room is an absolute must !”
 of 5 bubbles _nicolas_dervichian, 23 Apr 2016 | Read review
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