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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.
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Alta Bay is a small but lovely guest hotel, very well located between the table mountain and the lion's head for people who enjoy going walks this is a great location. The neighborhood is nice and calm but still like 5-10m from city center. The owners were very nice and gave us
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This was our first trip to Cape Town, myself for vacation and my partner for a conference. Alta Bay is in a beautiful, mostly residential, neighborhood, close to Table Mountain trails and numerous outdoor recreation opportunities. There's a 7/11 in easy walking distance for
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My husband and I stayed at Alta Bay late March. It was actually the first time we had ever stayed at a guest house. We shared our week's plans with Stephan and he changed some of the plans, especially the hike on Table Mountain. When it’s windy, the cable car to go down is
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Stayed in the room upstairs. We had a rental car which was great, especially because it is in a neighborhood up on a hill. Not advisable to plan on walking into town. The host was great and very informational.
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I was in Alta Bay for a week, visiting Cape Town with my family. Simply a great hotel. Beautiful both on the inside and outside, overlooking view of city and Ocean, very friendly service and staff helped us out a lot in terms of what to do in city, where to go, good restaurants
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"Get The Loft! It has its own table, porch, and is very private. Beautiful property."
"I have stayed in the largest room and one more mid-sized. I loved them both. Quiet, comfortable and well appointed."
"Bay Suite is a quiet place to stay."
"Bay view suite is large with great views of waterfront."
"The Bay room is the best."
US$124 - US$282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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