Camps Bay Retreat

Reviews of Camps Bay Retreat

Good(85%) From 8 travellers
Excellent
5
Good
1
Average
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Poor
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Below are independent comments from 8 of our travellers who have visited Camps Bay Retreat, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs A from Hants
Arrived on: 9-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
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Good

Camps Bay Retreat in time warp

The main building (Earls Dyke Manor) at Camps Bay Retreat is lost in a time warp with antiques/junk everywhere which gave it a certain character.

Although it advertises as a five star establishment with a menu changing daily, the same four basic main courses were repeated over three days with only the accompanying sauces tweaked. We were provided with a courtesy car to be able to eat at a local restaurant after complaining on the third evening.

Although good, we find it hard to justify the fifth star.

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Mr & Mrs M from York
Arrived on: 6-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good

Camps Bay Retreat review

Stylish and peaceful hotel a stones throw from the buzzing Camps Bay strip.

Lovely to be able to relax so much and yet be so close to the action.

Great service, allowed us use of the spa so we could shower the evening after we'd checked out before our flight back.

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Mr & Mrs R from Somerset
Arrived on: 4-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Loved it.

Another wonderful stay, this time in our own little stately home. Lovely, well appointed large room in the main house, complete with own lounge area and mini conservatory.

Location wonderful and the staff were absolutely top notch. Food wasn't bad either!

My husband is hoping to come into money so he can buy this place!

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Mr O & Ms S from Middlesex
Arrived on: 23-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Camps Bay Retreat review

we arrived late at night after our transfer and were put in a room in the manor house - voucher stated a deck suite, we brought this to the attention of the manager the next morning and were offered the option of moving to the deck house which we did. there appeared to have been some confusion over our booking between their agent and that of expert Africa - as the deck house suite was occupied on the day of our arrival - the deck house was what we expected and we were disappointed at having to spend time negotiating and repacking. Great location thoroughly enjoyed the time there.

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Mr & Mrs W - Peterborough
Arrived on: 7-Feb-2013 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
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Camps Bay Retreat review

Excellent room - lovely food - restaurant slightly lacking in character - helpful staff - superb taxi service !!

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Mr & Mrs S from Wilmslow
Arrived on: 7-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Lazy peace near the centre of Cape Town

An ideal place to finish (or start) a holiday, peaceful and relaxing with very attentive and friendly staff.

Very good food which we would say was probably the best of the trip - where the food was good at every location we stopped.

At Camps Bay retreat you can enjoy all the pleasures of Camps Bay in comfortable, peaceful and safe surroundings just a short walk from the beach and center of the town.

We even enjoyed some unexpected whale watching from the lawn.

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Mr & Mrs P - Lisbon, Portugal
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor

This place was a big error !

God place to be in summer.
Good will of hotel manager to change us to another place of the same group of hotels in the water front of Cape Town.
What we wanted was to be in the Water front and not in the Sea Front that by mistake we asked for !
Anyhow the Hotel was in bad conditions due to works that where going on.
Not recomendable for this time of the year.

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Expert Africa comments

There was an obvious miscommunication between what these travellers expected and what was booked. Whilst we at Expert Africa always do our best to suggest suitable accommodation to our travellers, occasionally this does not go to plan. This happened in this instance where a sea front property was arranged rather than a property near the Waterfront area. We were pleased that the manager of Camps Bay Retreat was quickly able to arrange an alternative for these travellers to allow them to enjoy the remainder of their holiday near Cape Town Waterfront, as they had hoped to do.

Mr & Mrs B - Lisbon, Portugal
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Poor
Poor
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Camps Bay Retreat review

Too faraway from Cape Town for a short stay of 3 days. Old fashion decoration.Poorly heated for cold weather periods.

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