The Bay Hotel

Cape Town, South Africa

Virgin rating

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

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

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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Apr 29, 2024 Natalie R Hampton, United Kingdom

We had a great night at the Bay Hotel - I think we were upgraded to an ocean view room as the hotel wasn’t busy which was fantastic for us! Lovely rooms, with lots of comforts including water and free soft drink. Turn down service was great with water left by the bed after a few wines in the nearby restaurants! Breakfast had a great selection… Read more
We had a great night at the Bay Hotel - I think we were upgraded to an ocean view room as the hotel wasn’t busy which was fantastic for us! Lovely rooms, with lots of comforts including water and free soft drink. Turn down service was great with water left by the bed after a few wines in the nearby restaurants! Breakfast had a great selection including hot and cold, amazing cinnamon buns and bubbles if you wanted it! If it was warmer, would have been a great place to relax by the pool but alas it wasn’t the right weather! Great place to walk to the local restaurants too, security was on the door. Staff were incredibly friendly, and the welcome massage was lovely and great value! Read less
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Apr 25, 2024 oogunb270895

Intended to book The Table Bay Hotel and erroneously clicked on The Bay Hotel. It was a mistake i never regretted and so happy i made. I Loved it at this place. The room, the location, the security, the views. At least 4 different varying size pools to discover and such cool spots to lounge in. I must return !
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Apr 21, 2024 denola M

Excellent place and very neat. Nice place to relax and unwind .Great get away from all daily routines.I would highly recommend 👌
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Apr 16, 2024 Departure40046744064 Cardiff, United Kingdom

Beautiful hotel in an excellent location on the beach in Camps Bay. Rooms were spacious and very clean, with a very comfortable bed resulting in a great night’s sleep. Choice of options at breakfast were very good, and the staff were welcoming and very cheerful. We visited in early April 24, and the only downside was the extremely high winds and… Read more
Beautiful hotel in an excellent location on the beach in Camps Bay. Rooms were spacious and very clean, with a very comfortable bed resulting in a great night’s sleep. Choice of options at breakfast were very good, and the staff were welcoming and very cheerful. We visited in early April 24, and the only downside was the extremely high winds and thunderstorms that impacted on us for a few days. We chose to visit the V&A and take a couple of bus tours on the iffy weather days, and there is a ‘hop on’ bus stop right opposite the hotel for the bus tour. Read less
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Apr 5, 2024 Kavita M Manchester, United Kingdom

This quaint hotel is tucked back from the strip and gives beautiful panoramic views of the sea and mountains. It is perfectly located, a few minutes stroll to some fantastic restaurants, coffee shops and the super market. You are also well placed to access table mountain, lion’s head and a coastal walk up to both Clifton and Hought bay. The hotel… Read more
This quaint hotel is tucked back from the strip and gives beautiful panoramic views of the sea and mountains. It is perfectly located, a few minutes stroll to some fantastic restaurants, coffee shops and the super market. You are also well placed to access table mountain, lion’s head and a coastal walk up to both Clifton and Hought bay. The hotel itself is beautifully kept and has a calming feel to it. The decor is simple but crisp. The Tides restaurant provides a lovely breakfast spot and sea facing views. Breakfast is wonderful, serving both continental and hot food, a selection of smoothie bowls and juices. Camille’s bar is also great for sunset drinks. The Bistro is also excellent and provides pool side snacks and lunch- we really enjoyed the loaded nachos and butternut squash salad. The rooms are excellent- the beds and pillows are some of the best we have ever experienced. There is a complimentary mini bar and if you’re celebrating an occasion, they will provide a bottle of bubbly on arrival in your room. The front of house staff are helpful, always in hand to assist us with directions and taxis. Words can’t fully explain what a great experience we had here- we spent 5 nights in total and could have happily stayed longer. Read less