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.

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 13 Feb-8 Feb and 20 Dec-5 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Sep 18, 2020 81MartinN Bellville, South Africa

We booked a suite with wonderful sea views. The setting of our room was tranquil, relax and sublime. I notice that the receptionist and some of the personnel are not wearing masks during the current Covid-19 period. I would suggest that management should adres all Covid-19 health and safety regulations. For the 2 days our lift was out of order and… Read more
We booked a suite with wonderful sea views. The setting of our room was tranquil, relax and sublime. I notice that the receptionist and some of the personnel are not wearing masks during the current Covid-19 period. I would suggest that management should adres all Covid-19 health and safety regulations. For the 2 days our lift was out of order and some maintenance issues. I understand the effect of lockdown, but normal maintenance should be addressed. I will still give this Hotel 4 stars, in spite of the few shortfalls. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Bay Hotel-my new obsession!

Aug 26, 2020 BelindaGq207 Johannesburg, South Africa

The day i left the Bay Hotel was the day i planned my return. The Bay Hotel has the Best location, Service and overall experience. There is Nothing like taking just a few steps to get to the Beach. perfect views all around
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Apr 2, 2020 John C Dublin, Ireland

finished a four day garden route trip with chill out last 4 nights of holiday here. great location with good beach directly across the road. nice pool area with poolside bar serving drinks and snacks to your sunbed!! Great staff with a special mention of Precious who really knows what customer service is all about.Good breakfast offering. Strange… Read more
finished a four day garden route trip with chill out last 4 nights of holiday here. great location with good beach directly across the road. nice pool area with poolside bar serving drinks and snacks to your sunbed!! Great staff with a special mention of Precious who really knows what customer service is all about.Good breakfast offering. Strange time there as all was closing down with virus but although only 20%occupied staff were all in good humour and gave excellent service as lockdown loomed.Hop on Hop off bus stop across the road and whotel within easy reach of Capetown .Use Uber which is 1/3 the price of taxi. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional stay

Mar 26, 2020 khenke269708

We can highly recommend The Bay! The view on the ocean and the sunset is breathtaking and the quality of the room and the bed was very good! Very good service also and a delicious breakfast. We enjoyed every minute!
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Mar 18, 2020 KevinGilling Bournemouth, United Kingdom

The Bay hotel is located in the centre of Camps Bay half hr drive to central Cape Town. It has spacious accommodation and lovely terrace area's with swimming pools. Breakfast is included in the rate with fabulous choice, the breakfast supervisor Roberta is fantastic and works very hard to look after your requirements. Pool bar service can be slow… Read more
The Bay hotel is located in the centre of Camps Bay half hr drive to central Cape Town. It has spacious accommodation and lovely terrace area's with swimming pools. Breakfast is included in the rate with fabulous choice, the breakfast supervisor Roberta is fantastic and works very hard to look after your requirements. Pool bar service can be slow and our pre request for gluten free options did not get a reply despite emailing twice. Sad for such a highly rated hotel. Very clean and comfortable accommodation with very comfy bed,the bathroom had seen better days with chips on a lot of the tiles and no cover on the 2 light fittings. Read less