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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Jul 10, 2019 BDFISHER Cape Town, South Africa

The reception when we arrived was very welcoming. The room was amazing with complimentary drinks, coffee and toiletries with the most amazing views. The staff on the floor that attended to us were friendly, professional and very helpful. We had to put down a cash deposit or use our credit card of R500 per night for in the event of any incidentals.… Read more
The reception when we arrived was very welcoming. The room was amazing with complimentary drinks, coffee and toiletries with the most amazing views. The staff on the floor that attended to us were friendly, professional and very helpful. We had to put down a cash deposit or use our credit card of R500 per night for in the event of any incidentals. However, when we left the envelope with the money was no where to be found. We also never received a receipt for the money we left at reception. After a run around the money was refunded to us. The breakfast was lovely and the staff on duty in the venue were friendly. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent service coming back again in summer

Jul 8, 2019 Passport31944782982 KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Thank you for the warm welcome, we felt like we’re home and for the upgrade of our room highly appreciated, we really enjoyed our stay. Ashleen what ever you did on my face I’m still glowing thank you
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Bizarre at the Bay

Jul 8, 2019 Mary N Cape Town, South Africa

Lovely greeter at the gate directed us to Caamils Bar for an afternoon cocktail. We wandered through the really dated, empty building, it felt like a disused holiday camp and we wondered if it was even open. Found our way to Caamils bar to find a guy sitting barefoot on the sofa actually picking the dead skin off his feet, drinking a bottle of… Read more
Lovely greeter at the gate directed us to Caamils Bar for an afternoon cocktail. We wandered through the really dated, empty building, it felt like a disused holiday camp and we wondered if it was even open. Found our way to Caamils bar to find a guy sitting barefoot on the sofa actually picking the dead skin off his feet, drinking a bottle of red wine and roaring into a phone on a video call, no earphones. At first we wondered if it was a person who had broken in, and then the barman arrived. A lovely man full of energy, when we subtly pointed out what was happening with the guy on the sofa he proclaimed loudly ' he is here working, so it is all good, very thing is fine'. Stomachs churning we left straight away. What a freaky place. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Bay Hotel in Camps Bay - very very poor service

Jul 7, 2019 Climber00871316686 Greater London, United Kingdom

Very poor service from a hotel that prides itself on being good and charges accordingly. I booked 4 nights but had to cancel 2 due to a business plan change. Despite knowing I had cancelled they still charged the full four days. To date I have still to get a refund. On arriving at the hotel I had no reservation as they had cancelled the wrong 2… Read more
Very poor service from a hotel that prides itself on being good and charges accordingly. I booked 4 nights but had to cancel 2 due to a business plan change. Despite knowing I had cancelled they still charged the full four days. To date I have still to get a refund. On arriving at the hotel I had no reservation as they had cancelled the wrong 2 days! Lucky it was out of season so they found me a room next to their building works! I ordered a room sevices burger and it was a soggy pile of meat and bread - disgusting. It is out of season in Camps Bay and the hotel reduced normal rates which are very high. Despite this you still expect better from a professional hotel. I will not return, Read less
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Jul 5, 2019 M1487PQmichaelk Hamburg, Germany

The location is top class. The hotel and its interior atmosphere is very special very nice. The rooms are nice and decorated well. The whole staff of the Hotel is very friendly and professional. Kamils Bar and Kamil the Bar Keeper is always a higlight.