The Bay Hotel

Cape Town, South Africa

The hotel

You will instantly feel relaxed when you stay at the Bay Hotel. The hotel is chilled out and contemporary but manages to combine luxury with a relaxed, informal atmosphere, a perfect beachfront retreat. The Bay Hotel occupies the coolest location in Cape Town in the very heart of the trendy suburb of Camps Bay, overlooking the white sandy beach and the perfect location for sundowners. In addition to the spectacular views of mountain, beach and ocean the hotel is in the middle of the Camps Bay ‘strip’ dotted with bars and restaurants where Cape Town’s ‘in-crowd’ just must be seen. All of this and only a few minutes from the Table Mountain cableway and just 15 minutes from the V&A Waterfront and downtown. Back on site, there are four beautiful pools to lounge by and Bistro at The Bay, serving up a feast of gourmet delights! Afterwards, relax in the sophisticated elegance of Caamil’s Bar and Caamil, the best barman you will find in Cape Town!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Close to Beach
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On Victoria Road between the bars and restaurants of Camps Bay overlooking the beach. Transfer time from Cape Town Airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

72 rooms and 6 suites on 4 floors in 1 building. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, DVD, complimentary WiFi, telephone, Nespresso™ machine (pods available at additional charge), mini-bar*, safe and hairdryer. Mountain View Rooms offer breathtaking views of Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Classic Rooms are located around the main pool with direct access to the pool from a private patio with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Club Classic Rooms are north facing with views of Lions Head with a sitting area and a private entrance lobby, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Premier Mountain View Rooms are spacious with private spa baths and expansive balconies, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Premier Pool View Rooms overlook the pool area and offer views of Lions Head with partial sea views, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Premier Sea View Rooms have a direct view of the Atlantic Ocean, a sitting area and balcony, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Cabana Rooms are on the ground floor, have a spacious patio overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and offer direct access to the cabana pools, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Luxury Rooms have an expansive balcony with sun loungers overlooking Camps Bay Beach for breathtaking sea views, a spa bath, large sitting area, Nespresso™ machine, mini-bar* and decanters, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Suites have 2 balconies with Atlantic Ocean views and maximum sunlight position, spacious separate living areas, Nespresso™ machine, full mini-bar and decanters, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

  • Free night offer: pay 2, stay 3. Valid for stays 1 May-30 Jun '18 and 1 May-30 Jun '19.  Similarly, pay 3, stay 4. Valid for stays 1 Jul-30 Sep '18 and 1 Jul-30 Sep '19. Valid for stays in Premier Mountain View Room, Premier Pool view Room, Premier Sea View Room, Cabana, Luxury Room and Suite.

  • Free night offer: pay 3, stay 4. Valid for stays 1 May-30 Sep '18 and 1 May-30 Sep '19. Valid for stays in Mountain View Room, Classic Room and Club Classic Room.

  • Value added: guests staying in a Luxury Room or Suite include complimentary decanters (Tanqueray Gin, Johnnie Walker Black Label Whiskey and Allesverloren Port). Mini-bars are stocked daily but items are at a charge.

  • Honeymooners: couples receive a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival and a romantic turndown on their first evening. Valid for stays completed between 1 May '19-30 Apr '20.

Tides (buffet breakfast), Bistro at The Bay (poolside restaurant; afternoon tea and dinner), Sandy B Private Beach Club (light lunches and snacks), Caamil's Bar. 4 swimming pools. Spa* with steam room and sauna. Gym. Tennis and squash courts. 24-hour room service*. Complimentary parking. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary uncapped WiFi in rooms and public area (fair usage applies).

Wheelchair adapted rooms with partially accessible amenities or facilities available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

3 nights between 14 Dec '18-6 Jan '19, 3 Feb-8 Feb and 20 Dec '19-5 Jan '20.

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Rest 'n relaxation

May 24, 2019 Sherpa07447281348 Pretoria, South Africa

Amazing views. Great service. Splendid breakfasts. We were fortunate to stay in the penthouse suite of the hotel. Beautifully decorated with amazing views. Every staff member we encountered was friendly, efficient and professional, ensuring that our check-in and check-out experience was hassle free.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A superb start to our honeymoon

May 23, 2019 SJMillo1984 Nottingham, United Kingdom

We stayed at The Bay Hotel as our first stop on our honeymoon, and could not have been happier with overall stay. We were placed in room 303 offering a fantastic view over the pool area, and every evening watching a wonderful sunset. The staff were very friendly and attentive to any requests we made. The room was extremely well equipped, and… Read more
We stayed at The Bay Hotel as our first stop on our honeymoon, and could not have been happier with overall stay. We were placed in room 303 offering a fantastic view over the pool area, and every evening watching a wonderful sunset. The staff were very friendly and attentive to any requests we made. The room was extremely well equipped, and housekeeping was performed daily to a very high standard. The breakfast was delicious and varied, including a huge buffet selection, as well as a là carte dishes such as eggs benedict etc. We arrived late on our first night and enjoyed delicious room service too. Reading some mixed reviews prior to our stay, we did have some concerns, but these were instantly proven to be incorrect or exaggerated. We had a fantastic stay at The Bay Hotel, and will undoubtedly visit again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating most beautiful hotel on the coast in art deco style

May 22, 2019 SERGE K Kiev, Ukraine

The most beautiful hotel on the coast in the style of artdeco with nice ocean view, very reminiscent of Miami Beach, well-trained pleasant and attentive staff, nice hotel management oriented to all the wishes of the guests.  The hotel made me a complimentary upgrade to Deluxe with a view to the pool and the ocean, a comfortable room with a… Read more
The most beautiful hotel on the coast in the style of artdeco with nice ocean view, very reminiscent of Miami Beach, well-trained pleasant and attentive staff, nice hotel management oriented to all the wishes of the guests.  The hotel made me a complimentary upgrade to Deluxe with a view to the pool and the ocean, a comfortable room with a comfortable bed on the first floor from the balcony immediately access to the pool, it is very nice I am very grateful to them for that. Delicious breakfast with a large selection of food and fruit in the restaurant on the second floor with a beautiful view of the ocean and the promenade. The beautiful beach is immediately opposite the hotel across the road with white sand and incredibly beautiful waves, here you can feel the strong energy of the Atlantic Ocean! Thanks to all the staff and hotel management, we will come again! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Conveniently located, safe and comfortable,

May 22, 2019 Wander65629923578

The hotel is clean, conveniently located with restaurants and transport network..views from hotel are stunning no matter where you are in the premises - both mountain and sea view!! Staff is very friendly and always willing to assist in all situations.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Bay Location, Great Service.

May 21, 2019 TravellersWrites Pontyclun, United Kingdom

Really enjoyed the hotel, which is situated perfectly on the bay front. The rooms are excellent, and ours had a mountain view at the rear. Very spacious rooms allow for relaxation, but have to say the bed was rock hard. Fine for many, but too hard for me. But this was a theme throughout our stay in South Africa. They must not have… Read more
Really enjoyed the hotel, which is situated perfectly on the bay front. The rooms are excellent, and ours had a mountain view at the rear. Very spacious rooms allow for relaxation, but have to say the bed was rock hard. Fine for many, but too hard for me. But this was a theme throughout our stay in South Africa. They must not have chiropractors in the region! Amongst the positives were the enthusiastic and positive staff, the excellent breakfast buffet, and the 'can do' approach of the whole team. Among the negatives were the constant hassling by the local 'salesmen' outside the hotel trying to push bad art or trinkets on you. I get the economy is tough but I came here to get a break, not to be hassled. Also struggled to enjoy Camille's bar on the first floor, which was comfortable enough but subject to a constant barrage of dance, hip hop and r&b beats, none of which suited the atmosphere created by the customers. Read less