Sea Five Boutique Hotel

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Address: 5 Central Drive, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa

Star rating:
4 star hotel

3.9

This luxe guesthouse is just a road away from the buzzing Camps Bay strip.

Camps Bay may be a seaside suburb but it's also the city's Copacabana, where sunkissed party people come out to play, where cabriolets create traffic jams along the palm tree lined Victoria Road as the drivers simultaneously look to their right to see what's happening on the beach and look to their left to check whether there's anybody they know at pavement hotspots like Café Caprice and keep an eye out for parking. Sea Five is more luxe serviced guest house than boutique hotel as it calls itself, though certainly no less sophisticated. With seven bedrooms it's a stylish bolthole for those travelling en masse and its perfect location, just a road away from Victoria Road, is a popular bet for travelling trendsetters.

Location
4.3
90%
Eating/drinking
3.6
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
3.7
90%
Value for money
3.7
90%
Bedrooms
4
90%
Public areas
3.9
90%

Location

You'll find this luxe enclave hidden in a quiet road 300 metres away from the busy Camps Bay strip and the beach.

Bedrooms

There are seven en-suite rooms here, each of which is decorated in Italian linen and muted colours that reflect the seaside environment. Understated and elegant - the sea-facing rooms are certainly the ones you'll want though the mountain facing rooms have their own impressive vistas. The upstairs Penthouse Suite is both spacious and stylish, with a glorious view of the ocean.

Public areas

The central lounge is a comfy yet elegant space with a welcoming atmosphere and splashes of sparkle in the otherwise understated decor. It spills out onto the pool terrace and also plays host to a sizeable bar where cocktails are on offer come sundown.

Eating and drinking

Breakfast is included from a small but stylish menu while lunches and dinners are available on request (hence the guest house as opposed to hotel note above). The staff will happily make reservations at any local eateries.

Leisure facilities

Guests can play right on their doorstep - with its position so close to Camps Beach and the happening 'strip' where beach bars, cafés and restaurants are filled with sunkissed locals. It's possible to be reading your book on the terrace one moment and dancing at Café Caprice down the road the next. The staff are able to arrange anything from gym visits to excursions on demand.

Service

Personal service and attention to detail sets this seaside escape apart from its peers.

Who stays there

Jet-setters, well-heeled families and people looking for cocktails and parties by night and beach time by day.

Price advice

The hotel can be booked out in its entirety.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Singles
  • Sporty types
  • Nightlife
  • Relaxation
  • Trendiness
  • Chilling out

Pros & Cons

  • Super stylish
  • Location in the heart of a summer playground
  • The property itself is small
  • In house dining must be arranged ahead of time
  • Mountain view rooms are on the small side
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