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Alta Bay

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Reviewed 28 November 2012

We enjoyed the stay at this excellent 4 star b&b which use to be a 5 star boutique hotel during our previous holiday 3 years. Not much has changed since then. The 5 star amenities are still there. Only a little bit less service and the owners more discreet. The staff was very helpful and the location is an excellent...

Thank Sefy H
Paarl, South Africa
Reviewed 15 November 2012

We stayed at Alta Bay for the first time on our recent trip to SA. It's in area where we have stayed many times before and were not disappointed. The hosts settled us in and then we were pretty much left quietly to enjoy our stay. We stayed in the Loft Cottage and it was perfect. Self contained with a...

Thank Bernice B
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 8 November 2012

Situated right under Table Mountain, in the Suburb of Oranjezicht in the City Bowl, you would struggle to find a better position, with absolute quiet and literally 1km from restaurants and cafes. Perfect!

Thank simon1482
cape town
Reviewed 31 October 2012

Alta bay hotel is absolutely beautiful, the room big and comfy, it was perfect for my few days of relaxing and shopping around Cape town. Everyone was really nice and the breakfast on the balcony each day was great. I would stay there again for sure. nina wainman

1Thank Nina W
Seattle, Washington, United States
Reviewed 25 October 2012

Just below Table Mountain, with beautiful city and bay view. Alta Bay is a gem of a hideaway; tranquil and safe setting, beautiful room and wonderfully friendly and helpful owner, Stephan, who also knows Table Mountain trails and local restaurants. Within short walking distance of Kloof Street restaurants and about a 20 minute walk to downtown. Inexpensive taxi rides needed...

2Thank David D
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Reviewed 18 October 2012

My wife and I spent the first half of our honeymoon in Cape Town and stayed in The Loft room at Alta Bay. It was exactly the type of place we were looking, being very private, relaxing and quiet. Stephan, his wife and staff were absolutely wonderful. They were kind, responsive and gave us great tips and information on things...

1Thank Nick W
Hypokuus, Owner at Alta Bay, responded to this review

Dear Nick, Thank you for your positive review. It was indeed a pleasure to have had you with us as guests. We were surprised to learn that you were on honeymoon in Cape Town. Had we known we would have given you our honeymoon treatment. We would therefore like to be afforded the opportunity to make up for this next...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 16 October 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at Alta Bay in Sep for 4 nights for my 30th birthday. On arrival, Stephan gave us a detailed briefing about Cape Town and gave us maps with the different routes to walk up Table Mountain. After that, we didn't have to read through the tourist guide anymore. We know it all. Our room, the...

1Thank Rani W
Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 14 October 2012

We stayed at alta bay during our family holiday in South Africa for over a week in october. The guest house itself is situated in the hills of Higgovale, near Oranjezicht and the rooms offer a great view on the city and on table mountain and lion's head. The access to Table Mountain is literally 5 minutes away by car,...

1Thank Morgan M
George, South Africa
Reviewed 13 October 2012

I was welcomed by the Cogle family into their guest house and stayed in the loft which was one of the best rooms i have even stayed in . The price was good and the room was fresh,clean and spacious. Stepan was so insightful and explained to me the easiest and best way to see cape town , I would...

3Thank dillon M M
Milan, Italy
Reviewed 12 October 2012

We live in Italy and went to Cape Town for a 10 days vacation at the end of August 2012 (my husband, I and our 2 years old child). After a very long (I am usually very strict with judgements) web search, we finally found the place we wanted: Alta Bay. The big surprise was when we arrived there....nothing was...

3Thank adry744

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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: RM382 - RM739 (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
#16 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 Bay room is the best.”
MariaD336, 13 May 2017 | Read review
“The loft room is the best one for families”
tiagodursel, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room with a view”
tomandbettinag, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Each room different - so do ask the hotel before booking. Bay suite very good”
JonB_SA, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The loft is the best room of the guest house with a bigger bathroom and extra space”
IsakB_13, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
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