Compass House Boutique Hotel

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The 20 meters long swimming pool lend themselves brilliantly for day-time relaxation.
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R 5 956
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#2 of 7 hotels in Bantry Bay
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Compass House enjoys a warm and tranquil atmosphere. Located in Bantry Bay, just two minutes from the beach-front, ten minutes away from Table Mountain, the city center and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. The 20 meters long swimming pool and patio lend themselves brilliantly for day-time relaxation and witnessing the beautifully blissful South African sunset. Our rooms offer our guests a warm ambiance, with clear views of the ocean and direct access to the spacious deck and pool area. In our large en-suite bathrooms, guests can indulge in our exclusive BVLGARI amenities. All rooms are equipped with a (high-tech) Control4 and LINN in-wall sound system, allowing direct access to radio and a large music library.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycle tours
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Car hire
Taxi service
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Massage
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Afrikaans, Dutch and 3 more
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Scott L wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom56 contributions54 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Having had an amazing stay with Compass House a year ago it was a no brainer for us to go back. The first time we stayed we were made to feel like family and when we returned this year we were greeted with a hug, such is the personal feel that Mark and the team provide.

This trip was extra special for us as I proposed to my girlfriend and did so at Compass House! I had planned it for a while and couldn't think of a better place to do it than overlooking the ocean at sunset. I had informed Mark of my plans and he was excellent in helping throughout, even unknowingly to me informing The Test Kitchen (where we went straight to dinner after she said yes) so when we arrived at the restaurant (and most other places we went to over the next week) they all congratulated us and spoiled us which made us feel extra special. When we arrived back at the hotel that night there were flowers and Champagne waiting for us and I have to say the entire night was perfect. Thank you again Mark for helping with this.

In terms of the hotel it is the perfect boutique. The pool area is large with plenty of lovely big double bed style sun loungers so no one feels cramped at all. The breakfast spread is without doubt the best spread I have ever seen at a boutique hotel and the extensiveness, diversity of offering and quality is something you would expect from a 100 person 5* hotel. Our room was amazing (room 3, having seen most in the hotel I would recommend this one best) and the staff and level of personal service really makes this place amazing.

Location is perfect as you are in close proximity (under a 10 min taxi) to the Waterfront, Camps Bay, Table Mountain and everywhere else you would expect to visit, however you get complete peace and tranquillity with very little noise and no worries over security.

As I said in my previous review last year the name Compass House is very apt as it really does feel like a house and makes you feel at home with the warm, friendly and attentive staff, honesty bar and open kitchen.

I also feel this hotel provides very good value for money where other places we have looked at are more expensive and not as good.

Long story short...if you go you will love it!

Mark thank you for everything and we are sorry we didn't manage to come back to meet for a drink. Until next time!

Scott & Annick
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Room 3 was one of our favourite rooms we have ever stayed in, I would request it if you can.
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Response from CompassHouseH, Manager at Compass House Boutique Hotel
Responded 07 Jan 2020
Dearest Scott & Annick, On behalf of the entire Compass House Team we would like to congratulate you both of the engagement. We have all been blown away by such an incredible review. The team are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and your time in Cape Town. We are truly excited to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, The Compass House Team
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00-Anastasia wrote a review Feb 2022
London, United Kingdom52 contributions48 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Compass House was the first stop of our honeymoon where we spent 5 wonderful nights. We were drawn to the hotel due to the fantastic reviews and were very much looking forward to kicking off our trip here.

Location: Located in Bantry Bay, the hotel is very conveniently located to start a hike up Lion's Head and a cheap Uber away from the V&A, Camps Bay and central Cape Town. Note that there are no restaurants or bars that are easily accessed by foot and you will need to drive to eat out.

Property: The hotel is easily accessed by car and has ample parking available. The entire hotel was clean and polished and designed beautifully. The infinity pool has a fantastic view of Bantry Bay and is a wonderful place to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sunset.

Room: We were in a room that didn't directly overlook the Bay but was beautiful nonetheless and had its own little terrace. The bathroom was lush and well-designed and the room had plenty of storage for our things. We had some issues with the bathroom mirror light not turning off properly but that was eventually fixed.

Service: The staff working at the hotel were always cheerful and responsive to any request that we had. Breakfast was delicious and made with care. We also had the pleasure to meet Olivier who is the owner of the property.

Areas for improvement: Because there are no restaurants in the vicinity, it would be good to have some sort of food / snacks available (for purchase or otherwise) in the evenings. This may not be practical for a COVID environment but would be great to see the hotel implement once bookings go back to normal levels.
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Date of stay: January 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Ann G wrote a review Nov 2023
London, United Kingdom15 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a very special hotel with excellent service, location and access to Cape Town attractions. Staff - Gerard, Yohan and Cloe and team - ensure that no detail that contributes to guest comfort is overlooked. The hotel provides a wonderful breakfast with fresh fruit and cooked breakfast as guests desire. There is also afternoon tea and cake on offer as well as evening hors d'oeuvres and nightcaps with a wide range of wines and spirits - a personal favourite is Amarula. The environment is perfect for couples who seek a private and peaceful environment with great amenities, for example, a good sized pool for lengths or chilling at the end of a day sightseeing with fantastic sea view. Nothing is too much trouble for the Compass House team and we thank you them for a memorable stay.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ianwassell wrote a review Feb 2020
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom21 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic service and great location here at Compass House. The rooms are excellent with everything thought through. Brilliant breakfast overlooking the Ocean matched by a perfect sundowner (thanks Daniel!) in the evening. Mark and the team really listened and understood our requests and matched their suggestions of restaurants and excursions perfectly so we enjoyed a great break. Thoroughly recommended. I’m sure the sister hotel The Clarendon would be equally good too
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from CompassHouseH, Manager at Compass House Boutique Hotel
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Dear ianwassell, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic feedback following your visit to Compass House. It was our pleasure to look after you and I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed all that we have to offer. We truly hope we made your stay a memorable one and we look forward to welcoming you to Compass House in the near future. Yours Sincerely, The Compass House Team
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Claire wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I really cannot recommend this hotel enough. We spent 3 nights here 12-14th Jan in Room 4. Mark the Manager greeted us with Champagne and snacks, which was very welcome after a long flight from the UK. Despite arriving early our room was ready. Mark showed us all of the facilities and gave information about our room. We then spent a wonderful afternoon on our patio relaxing and enjoying the fabulous view. The room was immaculate, modern, light and airy. Later on we met Daniel who recommended our first meal at The Codfather in Camps Bay, he recommended us to travel around using Uber which he helped us set up on our phones. We had a lovely evening, amazing food. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff, Breakfast is served on the terrace and was lovely. Daniel also recommended NV 80 grill just a short walk away which we tried on our last night and that was delicious. We were sad to leave and would love to return.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from CompassHouseH, Manager at Compass House Boutique Hotel
Responded 15 Jan 2020
Dearest Chezzie41, Compass House is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, yet still surrounded with many fantastic restaurants for our guests to dine at, we are glad you enjoyed some of our many recommendations. Thank you for the kind words, this is such a great feedback and validation for us. We work very hard as a team to ensure that guest have a memorable experience and we feel honored that you think so highly of us. We enjoyed hosting you and we hope to see you soon in the near future. Kind regards, The Compass House Team
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Shatha wrote a review Jan 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates13 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Compass House was absolutely perfect in every way! Great location with the most beautiful views, cosy, comfortable and clean rooms and a wonderful staff that provided the best service and were so helpful and accommodating with everything, it felt like we we were staying with family. Special thanks to Mark who gave us the best tips and recommendations!
We stayed 5 days and the entire stay was so smooth and wonderful, I cannot think of any possible cons in this place! The entire place had a very serene atmosphere and you couldn't help but feel relaxed.
We had a wonderful and memorable stay at Compass House and can't wait to go back. Highly recommended.
Ps. They have an excellent gin selection! Just ask Mark, he made us the best GTs.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Ask for a room with a private balcony
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Response from CompassHouseH, Front Office Manager at Compass House Boutique Hotel
Responded 13 Jan 2020
Dear Alinalakes, We have been blown away by such a glowing review. It brings us great joy to know that you made the most out of your stay with us and that we were able to make you feel at home. Thank you for your kind words about the staff and the property. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back to Compass House in the near future. Kind regards, The Compass House Team
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Peter C wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staying at Compass House hotel was the favourite part of our holiday to South Africa! The views and pool area are truly fabulous and have everything you could possibly need. The honesty bars are brilliant to ensure you always have a cold drink in your hand (although the fantastic service meant we rarely had to move!) and Mark and his team treated us like family. The hotel is very clean and exceptionally well presented, we honestly can't fault it and look forward to returning as soon as possible!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: There isn't a bad one!
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Response from Compass House Hotel, General Manager at Compass House Boutique Hotel
Responded 11 Aug 2020
Dear Peter C, Thank you very much for taking time to post such a glowing review. We are very happy to hear about your fantastic stay with us at Compass House. We do our best to make every single moment of our guests time with us as comfortable as possible. We hope to welcome you back very soon, consider the room already ready. Kind regards, Your Compass House Team
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Arın S wrote a review Feb 2020
Istanbul, Türkiye8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The location, hotel, room, staff, service, vibe, sunset.. everything was perfect. The owner was extremely helpful on everything we need. Location was close to both parts of the city. Wish we could have stayed more.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from CompassHouseH, Manager at Compass House Boutique Hotel
Responded 09 Feb 2020
Dear Arinsa, Thank you for the lovely review. We are delighted that you found everything at Compass House to be perfect. We would love to have you stay with us in the near future and hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, The Compass House Team
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GRT wrote a review Jan 2023
Sedona, Arizona87 contributions62 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
A fantastic discreet Secluded property and adult only in cape Town. Breathtaking views and 5* level rooms + great made to order breakfast with only 8 rooms

I can only recommend this property over any other in cape Town.

Great wifi and bar area fantastic views from all over staff is fantastic and helpful.

Simply delightful and relaxing

It is also the only area that is protected for the wind ;)!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Perfect for couples or singles Adult only Secluded 10 min max from fabulous restaurants
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Dave wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a fantastic place! Mark and his team made everything seem so easy, a real oasis in Cape Town. We had bad weather when we arrived so table mountain was out of action, thankfully Marks little black book was filled with alternatives and we had a great time sand dune driving and sand-boarding. Going over and above Mark also helped us secure reservations after we had left Cape Town and were in Franschhoek Thanks again Mark we will be back!
Dave & Tash
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from CompassHouseH, Manager at Compass House Boutique Hotel
Responded 15 Mar 2020
Dear dave198921, Thank you for such an incredible review. We always want to ensure that our guests get the best possible experience from Cape Town and it certainly seems as if you did! So look forward to welcoming you back to Compass House in the near future. This is not a goodbye, but rather a see you soon! Kind regards, The Compass House Team
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DavidAdler15 wrote a tip Mar 2024
London, United Kingdom19 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Let the team do everything for you ! Book early to get best room choice "
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Tom D wrote a tip Jan 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on pool level are the best"
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Alex J wrote a tip May 2023
London, United Kingdom31 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"In May there's so few people it feels like you have the place to yourself"
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oliviergraber wrote a tip Feb 2023
Gran Canaria, Spain4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Safest district in town."
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GRT wrote a tip Jan 2023
Sedona, Arizona87 contributions62 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Perfect for couples or singles Adult only Secluded 10 min max from fabulous restaurants "
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PRICE RANGE
R 5,176 - R 7,572 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownBantry Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Compass House Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Compass House Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Clifton Beaches (0.6 km), Mojo Market (1.0 km), and Sea Point swimming pool (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Compass House Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Compass House Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Compass House Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Compass House Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Compass House Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include NV-80 Grill & Bar, JARRYDS Brunch & Bistro, and Regent Burger Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Compass House Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Compass House Boutique Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Compass House Boutique Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Compass House Boutique Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.05 km away from the centre of Bantry Bay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Compass House Boutique Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Compass House Boutique Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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