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Alta Bay

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Alta Bay

Alta Bay

4.0 star property
Bayfront Cape Town City Centre guesthouse with outdoor pool

8,4/10 Very good

13 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-smoking
12 Invermark Crescent, Higgovale, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach cabanas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Airport shuttle
  • Cruise ship terminal shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
Feel at home
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Kitchenette
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • Table Mountain - 8 min drive
  • Camps Bay Beach - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 18 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 10 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 22 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)


  • Liquorice and Lime - 12 min walk
  • The Bombay Bicycle Club - 12 min walk
  • Carne SA - 15 min walk
  • Cafe Paradiso - 16 min walk
  • Black Sheep - 16 min walk

About this property

Alta Bay

Situated on the bay, Alta Bay is a great choice for a stay in Cape Town. An outdoor pool and a terrace are offered, and in-room conveniences at this upscale guest house include refrigerators and microwaves.


Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 3 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 12:30 PM - 9 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests should notify this property in advance of their anticipated arrival time.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free offsite parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*
  • Cruise terminal shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Boat tours nearby


  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Umbrellas
  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1985
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium satellite channels
  • First-run movies

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Select Comfort mattress
  • Free crib/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Free bottled water
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 450 per room (one way)
  • Cruise ship terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between June 1 and July 31.

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision
  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Alta Bay
Alta Bay B&B
Alta Bay B&B Cape Town
Alta Bay Cape Town
Alta Bay Cape Town, South Africa
Alta Bay Hotel Cape Town
Alta Bay House Cape Town
Alta Bay House
Alta Bay Cape Town South Africa
Alta Bay Guesthouse Cape Town
Alta Bay Guesthouse
Alta Bay Cape Town
Alta Bay Guesthouse
Alta Bay Guesthouse Cape Town

Frequently asked questions

Is Alta Bay currently open?
The property is closed between June 1 and July 31.
Is there a pool at Alta Bay?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Alta Bay?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Alta Bay?
No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Alta Bay?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 450 per room one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Alta Bay?
You can check in from 12:30 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Alta Bay?
No, this guesthouse doesn't have a casino, but GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World (29-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Alta Bay and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as boat tours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the guesthouse's other amenities, which include beach cabanas and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Alta Bay?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Liquorice and Lime (12-min walk) and The Bombay Bicycle Club (12-min walk).
Does Alta Bay have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a stovetop, a refrigerator, and a microwave.
Does Alta Bay have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio.
What's the area around Alta Bay like?
Alta Bay is a short 5-minute walk from Table Mountain National Park and 14 minutes' walk from Kloof Street.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

Great location
Convenient for business in the Cape Town "city bowl". Friendly and efficient check-in
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Terrific boutique lodging in Gardens area
This small lodging is perfectly situated in Gardens district of Cape Town. Rooms are nice with good wifi and selection of TV channels. Also equipped with kitchenette. Best of all is owner Stephan who is wonderfu to deal with. He's super prompt with email queries. And will happily provide recommendations re where to eat and what to see and do.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely friendly place to stay.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

You might not want to leave the hotel
The Gardens neighborhood/district is easily the most beautiful place to stay in Cape Town. If you are fit, it's feasible to walk to/from Kloof Street for fine dining. If you're really fit and have plenty of time, you can start your hike to Table Mountain from the hotel as well. The owners and staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating. Our room was spacious and well appointed. The mattress was very comfortable and the window treatments provided almost blackout conditions so we enjoyed very sound sleep during our stay. Parking was also right in front of the hotel.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful oasis
Beautiful oasis escape from the busy cuty
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Private Room Without a View
Very friendly service. No views despite good position. Found out breakfast not included on arrival. Lovely hammock to lie and read. Plenty of greenery.
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Alta Bay
Great stay - very smart room (one bed apartment really), very nice helpful staff and owner, great location (gave it 4 on location only because is very high up the hill). Knocked off one mark on comfort and condition because had to use portable heater when chilly, which caused fuse to go. Beds/kitchen etc. all in very good condition. 4/5 overall.
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

An unpleasant bed & breakfast stay.
Alta Bay has so few reviews- there has not been a balanced set of perspectives. Firstly, let me say- if you base your review soley on the views of Table Mtn. & the grounds' lush landscaping- than five stars would be justified. However, if you include the tiny, flimsy Bay Suite & its miniscule bathroom; then you might draw another conclusion. Or if you realized your "suite" is situated right underneath the owners' active garage- you might think otherwise. Early mornings, the garage opener would be activated. Lots of audible activity there, as well. The room I asked successfully to move to, was much larger & more liveable. Unfortunately, there was no hot water in the Loft during my stay. The towels smelled unsanitary. But perhaps the worst part of my stay- not including a bedbug on my sheet- was the proprietress herself. She was very nosy- despite having lots of security cameras facing all room entrances, etc. One time, while bringing a pair of slippers to me- I opened my door for her. But instead of just delivering the slippers; she waltzed right into my room, & made a cursory visual evaluation. That was not respecting my privacy. Of course, there's also no DND sign.
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

A lovely hotel in a peaceful location.
Our stay at this hotel was excellent - the team were very friendly and helpful and the location, though a bit out of central Cape Town, was very calm and quiet, with lots of good restaurants a short taxi ride away. We subsequently stayed in a more central hotel and missed Alta Bay's location away from all the noise and crowds. The facilities are very good at Alta Bay and we would definitely stay again.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

O Local é ótimo! Quarto lindo e confortável. Fomos bastante bem atendidos! O local tem uma vista linda, com ótimos restaurantes ao redor. Algo distante do Waterfront, bem próximo da table mountain. Internet funciona intermitentemente no quarto. Ótimo local para ficar!!! Recomendo!!!
Maria Fernanda Silva, 5-night family trip
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