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Williams Lake, Canada
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for a week at Place on the Bay. We were expecting a fantastic room after reading reviews and checking out the website. The reality of our room was disappointing. The 2 bedroom unit was more suited to a family than two couples. One room with a king bed and the other with twin beds. Neither bedroom had an... More 

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes the place is not renovated like some people call out, but the location is superb. The beach is across the street. We did not have a balcony, but we could see it when we opened our door, and most of the time we were out and about! Parking is included but not guaranteed a spot. There is a mini... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please understand the following text as a clear warning: The Place on the Bay is an appartment hotel. Location is in the "front row", meaning you simply walk over the street and are already at one of Capetown's most beautiful beaches. Also restaurants and bars are in convenient walking distance, hop-on-hop-off bus station is 250m down the road. If you... More 

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Marlie d, General Manager at The Place on the Bay, responded to this review

Dear LionMartin Thank you for your feedback. Kind regards Marlie More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This hotel offers suites with kitchens, living rooms, and patios with jacuzzis. The price is right, and the location superb, with many opportunities for night-time entertainment and dining, plus a super-beautiful and safe beach.

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Marlie d, General Manager at The Place on the Bay, responded to this review

Dear JHMiner Thank you for this review - you just made my day!! Hope you come to stay with us again one day!! Kind regards Marlie More 

south africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Place on the Bay is a really good value for money option. The booking was easy through the Trip Advisor app. Reception was quick and effecient upon checkin and checkout. The room was a standard ground floor studio no 102 with a nice side view of pool and the beach. The room was clean and was perfect for our... More 

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Marlie d, General Manager at The Place on the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Juanhein Big thank you for your review and the feedback - much appreciated. So happy that you had a good time and enjoyed the holiday. Wish you a nice day!! Kind regards Marlie More 

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3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We were completely shocked by how run down and out dated this hotel is. So much so that we asked for a refund and left on the first night. In our opinion, what was advertised was not what we found. We found out of facilities with old rooms and surrounds. Not impressed and would not recommend. Apparently the hotel is... More 

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Marlie d, General Manager at The Place on the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Greybuda So sorry you felt like this and did not want to look at another room. Kind regards Marlie More 

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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Between RCI and the resort , was allocated a single room in the back end of the resort. Lifts did not work thus for the 7 day of my stay I had to climb up 3 floors daily or as and when I needed to go out, this for me was a no no, hated it. Rooms were very neat... More 

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Marlie d, General Manager at The Place on the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Farouk K We have no control where RCI place their guests. I am sorry about your experience. Kind Regards Marlie More 

Winchester,
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We had a spacious room with cooking facilities and the most amazing view to the coast and surf. The facilities were clean and our welcome from the proprietress very warm. She helped get us reasonably priced taxis and gave advice on a dodgy ATM nearby

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Dear Jenny M Thank you for the feedback - much appreciated. Have a great week! Marlie More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Firstly, The Place on the Bay has a great location, situated right on the beach of camps bay. The hotel is not very modern and in some places looks a bit worn down, but the rooms are nicely equipped and has everything you need. If you are looking for an ultra new and modern hotel, perhaps this is not for... More 

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St. Helena, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 August 2016

The property and accommodations are very comfortable. The location can't be beat! The view of the ocean and mountains behind Camps Bay were beautiful.. We came to Cape Town to pick up our daughter who had been studying abroad at the University of Cape Town. It was great to have a two bedroom suite. The only minor issue was that... More 

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Marlie d, General Manager at The Place on the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Christina K Thank you for your review - much appreciated. Sorry to hear about the hot water - in future please tell reception. Have a great week. Kind regards Marlie More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Paid Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Place on the Bay, situated along the beach-front road enjoys an undisturbed picturesque view of the white sandy beaches, the palm fringed bay and the majestic Twelve Apostle Mountains. The hotel is perfectly positioned in Cape Town`s trendiest suburb, Camps Bay, 15 minutes' drive from the Cape Town CBD.The Place on the Bay hotel offers 21 serviced hotel apartments. All are elegantly furnished en suite bedrooms with a kitchen, king/queen-size beds, Samsung LCD TV with satellite television, air-conditioning unit, coffee/tea-making facilities and a bar fridge. The suites are serviced daily and guests have access to the outdoor pool and braai(BBQ) facilities. The luxurious and exclusive five-star penthouse with its private heated swimming pool and sundeck, caters for all your personal needs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Place on the Bay

Address: Victoria Rd, Camps Bay 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Price Range: €112 - €769 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Place on the Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
The Place On The Bay Hotel Camps Bay
The Place On Bay
Place On The Bay Camps
The Place On The Bay Camps Bay, Cape Town
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Camps Bay
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Camps Bay
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“If possible request a room at the front of the hotel to maximize the view.”
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