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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Sep 17, 2019 heleen676 Pretoria, South Africa

We loved everything! The attention to detail as well as the friendly staff was the highlight of our stay. Nothing was too much trouble, our every request was seen to and delivered. We will definitely be back!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place for a meeting

Aug 31, 2019 joergfitzek Johannesburg, South Africa

2 nights one day for an event and the facility’s where very good as well as the breakfast. The room was big and well equipped including a very good bed. The location is also very good with few to table mountain as well as the ocean with a big beach and bars and other restaurants in walking distance
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice finish to the holiday

Aug 22, 2019 nixr2015 Sidcup, United Kingdom

We came here the last day of our holiday as we were staying at the camps bay village which gives you access to the bay. We came for spa treatments and to use the pool that we had booked the day before as we checked out and were flying home that evening. The treatments we had were amazing. I had a body scrub, wrap and then a massage which made my… Read more
We came here the last day of our holiday as we were staying at the camps bay village which gives you access to the bay. We came for spa treatments and to use the pool that we had booked the day before as we checked out and were flying home that evening. The treatments we had were amazing. I had a body scrub, wrap and then a massage which made my skin feel so soft. I have one complaint though. The hotel was being used as a venue for a film festival that started the following day and there was a lot of noise due to this. The receptionist apologised when we came out for our treatments and said she did try to stop the noise but had no luck she was lovely and couldn’t do enough for us. I do feel though that maybe the day before when we booked we should of been told about it or told it was unavailable as they had the whole hotel closed down for this festival. After our treatments she escorted us to the pool area where there was some confusion over which pool we could use due to the setting up for the festival but eventually we sat by a lovely pool and enjoyed the sun and a couple of cocktails for a few hours. We then decided to have lunch which was tasty but the waiter wasn’t very attentive considering we were the only people eating. I don’t know if he was distracted by the work going on around but he wasn’t very interested in us or giving a good service which was a shame as we had such amazing treatments. He spoiled the experience a little. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good location

Aug 21, 2019 marsia833 Pretoria, South Africa

Excellent location and a fabulous hotel. Staff can do a little more to accommodate special requests. R50.00 for parking per day even whilst I am a paying guest of the hotel. Please try a little variation in your warm buffet breakfast.
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Aug 21, 2019 Chubbyswami India

We were supposed to stay elsewhere and i read a nice article on this hotel and decided to on a whim, splurge a bit and stay here. We couldn't have made a better decision :) everything in the place was EXCELLENT! The location is FABBB, right in front of the stunning beach with beautiful sweeping views of the mountains around it The hotel is so… Read more
We were supposed to stay elsewhere and i read a nice article on this hotel and decided to on a whim, splurge a bit and stay here. We couldn't have made a better decision :) everything in the place was EXCELLENT! The location is FABBB, right in front of the stunning beach with beautiful sweeping views of the mountains around it The hotel is so pretty! the service amazing! i would like to name a few people who made our stay so comfortable- Charmaine, Jameel & Kulavula The breakfast is so indulgent - my only complaint for that would be they had the exact same spread everyday :( but has a staggering spread! The rooms are amazing, we couldnt use the pool as it was pretty cold also the area is safe for walking around at nights and a lot of bars & restaurants to choose from also other places of interest were a short Uber ride away I would stay here everytime i visit Cape Town :) Read less