Alta Bay

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Address: 12 Invermark Crescent, Higgovale, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.2

Looking for a boutique stay brimming with style? Look no further than this City Bowl property.

Back when the term 'boutique hotel' was an unusual anomaly, Alta Bay was there. One of the first ultra smart guest houses of its kind with all the bells and whistles a jet-set crowd expects, it soon set a high standard for the others that would follow suit. Happily, standards remain high here and the private setting in leafy Higgovale, nestled under Table Mountain, is a boon for people who relish downtime but love being able to dip into beach time and city life too. The surroundings are unmistakeably glam but with a lovely, at-home edge and an inordinate attention to detail. From the weather report left in your room to the little chocolates on the pillow at turndown and the complimentary entrance to the local Virgin Active gym, you'll love it because it's clear they care.

Location
4.3
90%
Eating/drinking
3.8
90%
Leisure facilities
3.7
90%
Service
4.2
90%
Value for money
3.9
90%
Bedrooms
3.9
90%
Public areas
4.1
90%

Location

In Higgovale, one of the city's tranquil, leafy suburbs, with its trademark sprawling and stylish properties. It is a few minutes by car to the centre of the city and five to the beach.

Bedrooms

There are seven air conditioned bedrooms, each dressed for the occasion in a muted palette and a selection of tactile finishes. Luxury contemporary style is what it's about.

Public areas

The outside terrace overlooking the garden provides chill-out opportunities while the pool area is ideal for recharging batteries.

Eating and drinking

The breakfast spread sets guests up for the day and dinner reservations can be easily made at any eatery in the city. An open and complimentary bar means afternoon sundowners are de rigeur.

Leisure facilities

There is a pool and terrace for sun seekers and a sizeable garden.

Service

The staff are attentive and interested in ensuring each and every guest gets the most of their stay.

Who stays there

Couples and cosmopolitan travellers.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Singles
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery
  • Relaxation
  • Romance
  • Trendiness

Pros & Cons

  • Five minutes to the city and five to the beach
  • Privacy, peace and quiet prevail
  • The pool is on the small side
  • It's a long walk to the city - you'll need a car or a taxi
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