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Compass House Boutique Hotel

154 Kloof Road, Bantry Bay 8005 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/09/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Compass House Boutique Hotel
Updated 20/09/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 8 hotels in Bantry Bay
Travellers' Choice
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)
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Airport transportation
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Car park
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Car hire
Taxi service
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Private balcony
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Afrikaans, Dutch and 3 more
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Popular mentions
Peter C wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
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
Sleep 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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Laurent wrote a review Mar 2020
Geneva, Switzerland1 contribution
We had an amazing stay in a magic place. the rooms were very spacious with an incredible view of the ocean. Breakfast was plentiful with fresh homemade juices! Thank you to the whole team for your attentions to us.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from CompassHouseH, Manager at Compass House Boutique Hotel
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Dearest Befree75, We really enjoyed reading your review and sharing it with the staff. 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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T.D. wrote a review Mar 2020
Munich, Germany16 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I spend the last days of our 3-week-honeymoon in SA at this gorgeous little hidden gem. Mark and Daniel, the host and key contacts for all questions, requests, recommendations etc. were great from the very beginning until the end. Very personal and caring and also super fun to talk to. Everybody should also try Daniel's special signature drink - we loved enjoying it at the infinity pool. We had one incidents regarding our AC that did not work - but the team managed to solve this with high priority, continuous updates proactively brought up to us and not to mentioned the complimentary bubbles we got at arrival and also as an apology. We also loved the honor-bar concept which really made this place feel like home. We will be back! Thank you all very much.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from CompassHouseH, Manager at Compass House Boutique Hotel
Responded 15 Mar 2020
Dear thaoh2018, Thank you for the glowing review. It was such a pleasure having you stay with us. We are delighted that you loved Cape Town and in particular, staying with us. It is our mission to ensure all our guests feel at home and it certainly feels as if we accomplished this goal. We eagerly anticipate your return. Kind regards, The Compass House Team
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Dave wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
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
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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ianwassell wrote a review Feb 2020
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom20 contributions2 helpful votes
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
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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US$267 - US$773 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 (1.1 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, JARRYDS Sea Point, and La Mouette Restaurant.
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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, Compass House Boutique Hotel offers an airport shuttle 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.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Compass House Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Hindi, Dutch, and Afrikaans.