This is a high quality hotel by the Atlantic Ocean, oozing style, set in one of Cape Town's most exclusive suburbs. It's convenient for all the main city sights such as Table Mountain, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Camps Bay and Clifton Beaches, yet well away from the hustle and bustle.
There are four categories of rooms and suites. You'll be in the lap of luxury with flat screen TV, IDD phone, digital safe, fully stocked minibar, tea and coffee maker, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and en-suite bathroom. Suites provide extra space with private sitting areas and balconies. All are decorated in understated muted tones.
On the ground floor there's a light and spacious lounge with sliding glass doors provide views of the ocean and, when opened, lead out to the terrace where breakfast is often served. The gardens offer a welcome retreat after sightseeing in and around the city, and include a small swimming pool and sunbathing area.
Open: Clarendon Bantry Bay is open all year.
Location: The hotel is in an upmarket residential suburb of Cape Town, within approximately 10 minutes’ drive of attractions such as Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront complex and the beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton. It is about a 25 minute drive from the airport.
Rooms: There are 11 rooms and suites divided into standard and superior rooms, superior suites and a penthouse suite. All have modern en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning. Amenities include satellite TV, IDD phone, safe, tea and coffee maker, minibar, free Wi-Fi, bathrobes and toiletries, hairdryer, shaver point and magnifying mirror. Standard rooms have private patios and superior rooms have balconies with partial or full ocean views. Superior suites have indoor sitting areas and sea-facing balconies and the large penthouse suite has a lounge and dining area and an expansive terrace.
Activities: You can go sightseeing and shopping in Cape Town, and spend time on the beaches. Staff are on hand to offer ideas on places to visit and things to see and can arrange excursions.
Facilities: There is an open-plan lounge dining area facing the ocean, with wall-to-wall folding doors that open to the terrace. The small garden features a pool and deck with sun loungers.
Dining: Breakfast is included and is usually served on the terrace, though there is an indoor dining area. The hotel provides free afternoon teas and coffees. Lunch can be arranged on request and can be enjoyed in the dining room, on your patio or balcony or by the pool.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. Baby-sitting can be arranged and cribs can be provided on request.
Health: This is not a malarial area.
Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access.
"Disappointing room. In our itinerary it said we were to have a deluxe room. However, we were in a room at the back of the guest house with VERY limited sea view. You need to ask for a Superior room with excellent sea view. We preferred the Fresnaye. It is also possible to walk to the seafront and restaurants."