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. Occupying the coolest location in Cape Town, in the very heart of the trendy suburb of Camps Bay, you can sip on a sundowner whilst overlooking the white sandy beach. In addition to the spectacular view, 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, serves 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.

  • 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 Great for a quick lunch

Nov 12, 2019 RobRafferty Centurion, South Africa

Had a great lunch at The Bay Hotel. The hotel was easy to find, and had a beautiful view. The pricing was less than expected and had a wide variety on the menu ( including sushi ). Extra parking is also available behind the hotel.
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Nov 7, 2019 Jon P Crowthorne, United Kingdom

A great hotel in a great location. The perfect place to relax, explore Cape Town and all of the surrounding area. Located right on the beach next to loads of great bars and restaurants. Staff were lovely and service excellent
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent hotel to relax

Nov 4, 2019 fhampf383837 Munich, Germany

Amazing view, nice rooms, we had kind of a private pool area which we could enter directly from our room; breakfast view amazing; possibility to relax and stay at the hotel all day long (spa, restaurant, pools, sandi B beach club,..)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointed!!!

Nov 3, 2019 Choosy10 Gordonsbay, Cape Town

What was suppose to be a dream night turned out to be very disappointing. The bed was extremely hard, the air-con could not be turned on. The entrance light had to be left on the whole night as we could not find the switch to turned it off. (on check out we were informed it was hidden below the shelf. Who looks there for a switch). The bathroom… Read more
What was suppose to be a dream night turned out to be very disappointing. The bed was extremely hard, the air-con could not be turned on. The entrance light had to be left on the whole night as we could not find the switch to turned it off. (on check out we were informed it was hidden below the shelf. Who looks there for a switch). The bathroom had no face cloths and maybe need some attention. It was very noisy at times. During our stay around 1:00am there was a sound like someone using a vacuum or a pump running. It was on and off for a period of time. Romantic turn down is a bit of a let down for the prize. For that prize you can just walk down the road to Pick & Pay and get something better. In my experience the good points only good points of this hotel is the view, swimming pools and the breakfast was very good. The staff was also pleasant. Read less
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Nov 2, 2019 zbikit276986

Beautiful. Great view . Good food. But service standards are not the same. More attention needs to be paid to the customer experience. And attentivenese by service staff will also go a long way to improving the overall experience