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The Bay Hotel

Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

The lovely backdrop of the Twelve Apostles frames the beachfront Bay Hotel in Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
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The Bay Hotel, on Camps Bay in Cape Town, South AfricaLife is for living at the most beautiful bay on the Cape Peninsula. A pristine sweep of pale sand set beneath towering granite mountains, the high keening of sea gulls and the roar of the waves as the Atlantic Ocean tumbles to shore from an idyllic setting. This is Camps Bay, the home of The Bay Hotel. A world apart, yet just five minutes drive from the heart of Cape Town.

Built in 1989 and perfectly positioned between the majestic backdrop of the Twelve Apostles and the white sands of Camps Bay Beach, The Bay was the first beachfront hotel in Cape Town – a status that it still holds today. With a management style based on friendly relaxed charm and personal service, The Bay has proven over the years that 5 star elegance and sophistication can be achieved in an informal atmosphere.

With 72 bedrooms and 6 suites, The Bay combines the personal service and discreet charm of a fine country hotel with all the sophistication and efficiency of a world-class hotel. The Bay is the perfect base from which to explore the wonders of the Cape and is within easy reach of it’s most celebrated scenic attractions.

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Boutique-style personal service combined with friendly relaxed charm compliments the sophistication and elegance of The Bay Hotel. Every one of the 72 bedrooms and 6 suites gaze upon the spectacular vista that is Camps Bay.

Superb dècor and thoughtful design give the guest rooms unique appeal. At once spacious and intimate, with exquisite sea or mountain views and some with private balconies, they offer weary travelers a haven of rest and relaxation. A private entrance lobby with louvered doors allows discreet 24-hour room service.

All rooms have a luxurious en-suite bathroom with double vanities, a separate shower, mini bar, tea & coffee making facilities & built-in electronic safes. Rooms are fitted with either twin or king size beds.

Mountain Rooms (15)
Have spectacular views of the Twelve Apostles.
Most rooms have their own balcony & sitting area.

Classic Rooms (5 Garden & 8 Pool)
Enjoy views of the garden or swimming pool.
Each room has its own balcony or patio & sitting area

Club Classic Rooms (6)
Have partial sea views and do not have balconies.
All rooms are fitted with ISDN lines.
Two rooms are specifically equipped for the Enabled traveller.

Premier Pool View Rooms (8)
North facing rooms with views of Lions Head and partial sea views overlooking the pool area.

Premier Sea View Rooms (27)
Direct sea-facing rooms overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Premier Mountain Rooms (3)
Are double-sized with views of the Twelve Apostles.
All have a balcony & sitting area

Luxury Rooms (2)
All Luxury rooms are sea-facing with large sitting areas & balconies

Suites (3)
Have direct sea views with large sitting areas, 2 balconies & separate lounge area

Penthouse (1)
160 m² of sheer sea-facing luxury. This suite comprises of a private staircase, lobby, guest bathroom, dining room, lounge, spacious bedroom, bathroom and expansive balcony overlooking Camps Bay beach.

The following room facilities are also available:
• Television – Satellite & Guest Link
• Air-conditioning & heating
• Hairdryers
• Heated Towel Rails
• Private Entrance Lobby
• Tea/ Coffee making facilities
• Daily Local Newspaper
• International Plug Points (220v) A/C
• Mini Bar
• Internet/E-mail Connection
• Electronic safe
• Complimentary Pressing Service
• Choice of pillows

Hotel Facilities & Services
High ceilings and wide windows let in crisp, clean air and dancing light reflected off the sea. While away the sunshine hours on a lounger beside the sparkling pool, occasionally slipping into the cool refreshing water. Enjoy light meals served from the restaurants and bars. Gracious, friendly and relaxed, this is a luxury home away from home.

Travel Desk & Information Service
Shuttle Service
24 hour Room Service
Beauty Salon
Gift Shop
Foreign Exchange Facility
Secure Parking
In-house Florist
Change Room Facilities
Compact Fitness Centre
2 dedicated rooms for the Enabled traveller
Laundry, dry-cleaning & valet service
Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, Cigar Bar & Wine Cellar
Outdoor swimming pool & direct beach access
Secretarial & business services

The Rotunda
Adjoining The Bay Hotel, the Rotunda features as one of Cape Town’s premier function and banqueting venues.
The majestic dome-shaped structure was built in 1904 and once hosted the crème de la crème of Victorian society. Today, the building blends the architectural splendour of Victorian Cape Town with the latest technological conveniences.

The Rotunda’s high-ceilinged expanse provides flexibility to accommodate a wide variety of functions such as product launches, cocktail parties, fashion shows, weddings, barmitzvahs, banquets and dinner dances, as well as being a popular conference and exhibition venue.

Dining and Cuisine
From light meals to real gourmet delights, the food at The Bay is widely acclaimed. Enjoy the fresh, simple modern cuisine and dècor - and the view along the beach - in Tides Restaurant, or sip cocktails and bask in the last rays of the setting sun on the wooden deck at Sandy B, a casual bar venue with discreet access from the sand.

Tides at The Bay
Tides at The Bay embodies elegant, intimate and relaxed dining in a breathtaking location. Selected as the best restaurant in Cape Town by Wine Magazine’s Top 100 Restaurants and as one of the top ten restaurants in South Africa by Eat Out Magazine, Tides sets the mood for an unforgettable fine dining experience.

Tides recently achieved a Diners Club Diamond Award for it’s wine list – one of only 17 Diamond Awards presented in the country.

Tides offers a traditional breakfast selection, with the Continental Buffet and Full English Breakfast as the core menu items. The dinner menu is based on the prix-fixe concept, offering patrons the choice of a two or three course meal at a set price. The menu boasts interesting and innovative cuisine for the discerning and educated palate.

The wine list is large, varied and interesting and diners have the opportunity of selecting their wine from a temperature-controlled walk-in cellar.

Sandy B
Sandy B is a casual, but chic and trendy cocktail bar with direct access from Camps Bay beach. The relaxed ambience invites visitors to enjoy light lunches or sundowners on the wooden deck with views of the Atlantic Ocean and Lions Head. In winter Sandy B is kept cosy by a roaring log fire and hot drinks while the crashing of wild seas provide a soothing background.

Traders is a sophisticated cigar bar/lounge, offering the perfect setting for enjoying pre- or post-dinner drinks.
Traders offers a wide selection of aromatic cigars, fine champagne and wine, whiskeys and cognacs. The unique temperature-controlled walk-in cellar allows guests to explore and choose a bottle from the many rare local or imported wines displayed.

Nearby Attractions
Camps Bay
The upmarket suburb of Camps Bay has a typical village atmosphere and is home to some of the trendiest restaurants and bars and one of the most beautiful beaches in Cape Town. Local life is casual and in the evening residents and holidaymakers can be found enjoying sundowners at the many sidewalk bistros and restaurants on the strip.

Camps Bay is the perfect base from which to explore the wonders of the Cape. Tours of the Winelands, Robben Island and other attractions, aeroplane, yacht and helicopter charters as well as adventure tours such as sandboarding, mountain climbing, deep sea fishing, parachuting, paragliding and surfing can all be booked at nearby service providers.

The windless beaches of Clifton are probably Cape Town’s most glamorous with the attractive and trendy folk flocking to it in summer. Clifton has four adjoining coves where you walk down stone stairways between luxurious bungalows to white sands. Bikinis and sunbathing are more the order of the day than swimming, as the water of the Atlantic Ocean is often icily cold.

Hout Bay
Hout Bay has a diversity of sites to explore and activities in which to participate. It is a rich botanical area most famous for the Protea, which is South Africa’s national flower. There are 12 recognised mountain hikes ranging from easy walking routes to strenuous clambering over rocks.

The harbour at the end of the beach offers a number of charter boats available for sea cruises. The seal colony at Duiker Island and a nearby shipwreck are popular attractions.

V & A Waterfront
Situated in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is well-established as Cape Town’s premier shopping and tourist destination with boutiques, restaurants, hotels, apartments and offices only a few of the attractions on offer.

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