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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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The staff and accommodations at Alta Bay exceeded my expectations. The property is well maintained, within walking distance to restaurants and feels like a home away from home. We stayed four nights and will definitely be our first choice when we return.

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Badenoch and Strathspey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This small boutique self catering establishment is one of the best I have used anywhere in the world. From the friendly welcome received from the owner and manager to the user friendly facilities and quiet location will make this a must for us when we visit Cape Town again

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alta Bay is not a classic full service guest house in that it is self catering, and I believe they normally only accept stays of 3 nights or more, but they did accept me for a 2 night stay. Its in a great location for peace and quiet and views, pleasant to walk around the neighbourhood in the morning (some...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for three nights with my girlfriend while visiting Cape Town in January. We choose the extra large loft room, which was great. The studio in itself was quite spacious with a good kitchen area and a great bathroom, with both shower cabin and bathtub. Both Bruno and Stephan were great to deal with and very service minded. A mention...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Alta bay is one of the best guest house hotels I have stayed in anywhere. The relaxing warm environment, along with the gorgeous room, décor and tranquil setting in the leafy and central Higgovale (a nice 10 minute walk from kloof street with amazing coffee shops), made for a relaxing stay. The owners (husband and wife)were incredibly welcoming, friendly and...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was an outstanding experience. The room is very cosy and also the outside area. The staff is amazing, very kind and helpful. I recommended this hotel 100% The costs are very affordable as well. Definitely I'll return there.

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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Bruno made us very welcome. We only had a few days and Bruno was very helpful in suggesting the highlights to do and see, and lent us a map for walking up Table Mountain, (very steep, not for the unfit and older). The accommodation was very comfortable, private and just what we needed, quiet, non-smoking, safe. The pool is lovely...

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place is amazing. I was lucky enough to stay here for 2 weeks and I was able to stay in 2 separate rooms; both of which were amazing. Besides the rooms having everything you need and the outdoor facilities being exceptional, the real benefit of staying here are the hosts. I had the pleasure of staying at Alta Bay...

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ontario
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a week. The place is wonderful. Great wifi and good selection of tv channels. Any (minor) issues immediately addressed. Best of all the owner Stephan and Bruno (manager I believe) are terrific to deal with. Extremely personable and flexible. Offered wonderful recommendations for restaurants. And incredibly quick to respond to any email queries.

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Paris, France
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in the suite on top of the house, just overlooking the little swimming pool and of course the bay. The hotel is very well located at the end of Molteno Rd, so very easy to get to Waterfront or Camps Bay, either way. The room had a kitchen and a private terrace great for breakfast and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: €142 - €214 (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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“Each room different - so do ask the hotel before booking. Bay suite very good”
 of 5 bubbles JonB_SA, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The loft is the best room of the guest house with a bigger bathroom and extra space”
 of 5 bubbles IsakB_13, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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