Situated between the majestic backdrop of the craggy Twelve Apostles and the palm-fringed white sandy beach of Camps Bay, The Bay Hotel was the first beachfront hotel in Cape Town, and has proven over the years that 5* elegance and sophistication can be achieved in an informal atmosphere.
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.
The Bay is the perfect base from which to explore the wonders of the Cape and is within easy reach of its most celebrated scenic attractions including the V&A Waterfront, the Table Mountain Cableway, and the Cape Peninsula. The V&A Waterfront boasts many shops, bars and restaurants, and there is also an aquarium, and one of the largest craft markets in Southern Africa. Boats offer tours of the harbour from the quayside of the V&A, and the whole place is always buzzing with life and activity. The Table Mountain Cableway is a short drive away, and the coastal road from Camps Bay down to the Cape Peninsula is one of the most spectacular in the whole of South Africa.
The Bay Hotel offers guests a variety of culinary experiences to indulge in with the hotel’s 4 different restaurants. Each restaurant has a unique style, complimenting the venue’s surroundings, and whether guests are on the lookout for a fresh, bountiful breakfast overlooking Camps Bay’s beachfront, a long leisurely lunch poolside, or simply to unwind whilst sipping on a glass of fine wine, everyone is spoilt for choice here.
Every one of the bedrooms and suites have views of Camps Bay, and many of the rooms have spacious balconies from which to enjoy the views from.
Guests can relax around the sparkling pool, or simply cross the road to the golden sands and lie on the beach. There is also a spa plus a small but well-equipped gymnasium.
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Directions For Drivers
From the N2 (Cape Town International Airport/the Winelands/Hermanus/The Garden Route): Take the N2 towards Cape Town. Keep on this road, following the signs for Cape Town North, and then M6 Sea Point. If in doubt, keep bearing right the whole time! You will then see the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on your left-hand side (very large cream-coloured building), and there will be a set of traffic lights at a major junction. Go straight over these set of traffic lights. You are now going up Buitengracht Street (M62) towards the cable way and Camps Bay.
Keep following the signs towards the cable way. You will go over several sets of traffic lights, but keep going straight. You will go up a fairly steep hill, and at the top at a small roundabout, the cable way will be off to the left. Go straight over this roundabout towards Camps Bay. You will go over the pass, and Camps Bay will be right in front of you. This is now Camps Bay Drive.
Follow Camps Bay Drive down the hill to the very bottom, where the road stops at a T-junction with the sea immediately opposite you. Turn right, and The Bay is just along here on your right-hand side, after the first row of restaurants and the petrol station.
From the N1: Follow the road to Cape Town, and you will see the CTICC on your left-hand side. Follow the directions as above.
General Information For Guests
All rooms are en-suite with a separate bath and shower. They also have air conditioning and heating, a lounge area, room safe, mini bar, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, internet access, pillow menu service, satellite television, international plug points, complimentary Wi-Fi, and tea/coffee making facilities.
Day rooms can be booked at an additional charge (price on request). Change rooms are complimentary on a first come first serve basis which can be reserved at reception on the day of arrival/departure.
The facilities at The Bay Hotel include 4 pools, a gym and personal trainer, a hair salon, spa with a sauna and steam room along with tennis and squash courts. There is also an ATM machine.
Tides Restaurant offers a breakfast buffet of fresh fruit, baked goodies, cold meats, cheeses and cereals, plus the option of ordering a hot breakfast.
Bistro @ The Bay is located next to the hotel pool and deck. Lunch and dinner menus feature sandwiches, salads, steaks and pastas.
Caamil’s Bar offers a variety of fine wines, spirits and champagne next to a crackling fireplace.
Guests at The Bay Hotel can enjoy honorary membership at Sandy B, an exclusive private beach club.
Services include a concierge, 24 hour room service, a shuttle service to/from the V&A Waterfront (this is an additional cost, which will be added to your room account for settling upon check out), and an UBER booking service.
Limited parking is available at an additional charge.
The hotel has 24 hour security.
A laundry service is available.
The hotel is now 'cashless' so payment for extras can be made via credit cards, mobile apps or other electronic payment methods.