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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... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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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... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
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... More 

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Faro District, Portugal
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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.... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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!

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Thank ElinTherese
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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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Thank Malin A
Orlando, Florida
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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... More 

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Brandon, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We spent three nights here beginning April and we couldn't have found a better place to stay. Alta Bay 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 guest house has not too many rooms it feels very intimate and you don't often meet... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

What a fantastic place to stay in Cape Town. For us the location was great. We didn't want to be central but close to everything that you would want to go to. Our four night trip to Cape Town was made special by staying at this well reviewed guesthouse. The view of Table Mountain from the main terrace was a... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
Reviewed 24 April 2016

This is my 3rd stay at Alta Bay. Excellent location in-between table mountain and the city center, in a beautiful and calm residential neighborhood. Friendly staff, great service. Nice and clean rooms (different sizes available) surrounded by luxurious gardens. Easy and cheap to reach the city center by Uber cab, ask Caroline or Luc.

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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 

Additional Information about Alta Bay

Address: 12 Invermark Crescent | Higgovale, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: RM576 - RM1,103 (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
#20 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#31 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#36 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
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“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
“Loft rooms have a great view”
 of 5 bubbles lauralR5487QI, 25 Oct 2015 | Read review
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