Camps Bay Retreat

Reviews of Camps Bay Retreat

Good(85%) From 15 travellers
Excellent
8
Good
4
Average
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Poor
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Below are independent comments from 15 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.
Ms E from Richmond
Arrived on: 17-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

very special place

- we stayed in the honeymoon suite in the manor house

- but we did not really know much about the house and grounds till the day we left as we did not get the tour of the house and gardens we should have got when checking in, therefore we did not really appreciate everything... which was a pity

- our bedroom and dressing room was lovely, but despite the history of the manor house it would be great if the bathrooms would get an upgrade.

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Mr & Mrs R from Norwich
Arrived on: 13-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor

good base for visiting the area

Lovely situation. on checking in we found that our request for twin beds and special diet had not been received. On production of diet sheet chef would be advised and they would do their best. Skimmed milk was not provided until second day when we left.

Twin bed situation was not sorted despite repeated requests. At no time were we offered another room. We asked to see the manager more than once. It seemed he was not available at any time.

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Mr & Mrs M from Wales
Arrived on: 15-May-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Bit of a let down

Billed as a quiet retreat with wonderful gardens.

However we had a building site behind our room, a crane in the view to the sea and on site chainsawing of trees and works. If we had known this was the situation then we might well have chosen a different hotel.

Staff variable. Some excellent, some poor. Wifi very poor. Rooms really nice, food and wine really good but over priced and on a limited menu.

Bit disappointing.

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Mr V from Birmingham
Arrived on: 16-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Camps Bay Retreat review

I have stayed at this residence on a number of occasions; location is very good. The menu at dinner now does not change, which gives consistency possibly at the expense of innovation. It's quite a restfiul place.

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Mr & Mrs T from Ireland
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Quiet retreat

Camps Bay was a very quiet place to stay. The suite was lovely and large. Privacy could be a problem because of the open plan type bathroom in the bed room. When using it the blinds need to be closed but this then makes the bedroom dark.

Camps Bay is in easy walking reach of Camps Bay itself.

The food was very good we had one dinner as well as breakfast.

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Mr & Mrs J from Surrey
Arrived on: 1-Apr-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

What a delighful retreat

What a lovely place this is. We stayed in the main house and loved our room.

The food was great and in fact it was the best steak we tasted on our whole trip. We would recommend Camps Bay Retreat although the view of the crane in the middle of the back garden vista in not ideal.

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Mr N & Ms S from Zambia
Arrived on: 22-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Tranquility under the Table

We very much enjoyed our stay at Camp's Bay. Comfortable accommodation, good food and wine list. Prime location too: sunset views across the bay; a short walk into Camp's Bay town proper (using the gate at the bottom of the garden); and just 20 minutes by cab to Cape Town Waterfront; and much more peaceful than the Waterfront area and Camp's Bay town. Pleasant walks in the hotel garden itself - with plenty of birdlife; and just to the north in the woods. We also commend the wi-fi connection for those who need/want it - better than most we encountered this trip.

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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
Good
Facilities:
Good
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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