12 Apostles Hotel & Spa

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Address: Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8040, South Africa

Star rating:
5 star hotel

4.2

This elegant hotel embraces its seaside surrounds with Afro-tinged style.

Once a grand Cape Dutch manor house, this 70-room establishment is a member of the international Red Carnation group and embraces its seaside surrounds with crisp, elegant interiors and a hint of Afro-tinged colour - like the cheerful Paul Smith-esque striped carpets that wind their way through the corridors. In front are the famous views of the sparkling Atlantic  which enthrall locals and visitors alike while the fynbos-clad mountain slopes offer inspiraiton for the chef who incorporates these indigenous mountain herbs into his fine dining offerings. It's a romantic bolthole of note - ask me, it's where my fiancée proposed and where we spent our first night as Mr-and-Mrs-to-be!

Location
4.8
90%
Eating/drinking
4.3
90%
Leisure facilities
4
90%
Service
4.1
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Bedrooms
4.5
90%
Public areas
4
90%

Location

The hotel is a solitary and imposing landmark, situated about halfway between Camps Bay and Llandudno overlooking the Atlantic Ocean - with nothing around it for kilometres, it really is a secluded haven. That said it's a mere fifteen-minute drive to the City Bowl and twenty to the V&A Waterfront.

Bedrooms

Crisp and elegant rooms and suites feature a mix of cheerful blue and white or stone and white detailing to echo the hotel’s dramatic mountain and seaside position. Garden, mountain and sea-facing terraces bring the views to you. Fabric clad walls are a stylish touch while details like a blue-hued bathroom light add to the romantic ambience.

Public areas

The Leopard Lounge is popular as both a cocktails and tea venue and the adjoining terrace overlooks the ocean - don't miss out on the cucumber martini for sundowners. Dine at the blue-hued Azure, with its easy-eating and fine-dining menus and enjoy spa spoils at the award-winning Sanctuary Spa. The intimate pool area has gorgeous views of the sea.

Eating and drinking

Afternoon Tea cake towers are a popular choice every day of the week in the Leopard Lounge (they also serve savoury light eats) while Azure serves up a seafood-studded menu with a fine dining and South African tinged slant. The sommelier service and wine choices are superb - ask for the 'Flight of Wines' tasting experience with your meal.

Leisure facilities

Private areas for respite are dotted around the property and the hotel’s main leisure offering - the Sanctuary Spa - is the destination of choice for most guests.

Service

Slick and friendly.

Who stays there

Honeymooners and those wanting to get away from it all.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Honeymooners
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Relaxation
  • Romance
  • Special occasions

Pros & Cons

  • A must for romantics
  • Position, position, position
  • The property itself is relatively small
  • The spa is open to the public and can get very busy over weekends
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