The Crystal

The Crystal

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Three Bedroom Apartment
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Pool & Beach (30)

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4.0
#2 of 7 cottages in Camps Bay
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
Between the cool Atlantic Ocean and the iconic Table Mountain, lie The Crystal Apartments. From modern and luxurious studio and two bedroom apartments through to the flagship loft and three bedroom loft apartment, The Crystal is a place that solo travellers as well as families have called home over the years. Two swimming pools located on the terrace offer sweeping views over the Atlantic Ocean and the perfect place to relax after an adventure filled day in the Mother City. The easy access in and out of Camps Bay makes The Crystal a sought after location for our guests from across the globe. While hidden from view, the basement area is now home to some of the worlds most iconic sports cars that form the Crystal Car Club. Take a walk downstairs and revel in the pure performance and aesthetics of these supercars.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Complimentary tea
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Safe
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Mid-range

Location

35 Medburn Road, Camps Bay 8001 South Africa
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lebzzy wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Views to Camps Bay beach. Self catering set up; We loved the facility, great environment definitely worth another visit in future. Full kitchen at all three rooms we stayed at - washing machine,dryer, full fridge, dishwasher, cutlery - the works.

Great location. The rooms are top notch modern, well decorated, with some having load shedding back up equipment so you can have the best tome even during load shedding!
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Jabbaaca wrote a review Jan 2020
Port Talbot, United Kingdom28 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 6 nights in superb 3 bedroom loft apartment. Enclosed parking, very secure and stunning landscape views of the twelve apostles, lion’s head and Camps Bay. Apartments are very spacious and very comfortable with all appliances provided. Location is perfect with access to shops, restaurants and bars in Camps Bay but also an easy run up the hill to Table Mountain and down to the City Bowl and V&A waterfront within 15 minutes drive. Nice pool and the beach is walkable.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lauren C wrote a review Jan 2023
Farnham, United Kingdom18 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Review based on apartment 306.

The apartments are based at a fantastic location in Camps Bay. Views are stunning and travel around the city is easy from here. Camps Bay itself is fantastic for dinner/drinks! The pool/cleaners and security at the property are great.

Whilst the apartment is modern, comfortable with visibly great mod cons it is missing the basics. The apartment specifically is lacking a few vital facilities which have been listed as inclusions. This includes access to Wi-Fi 24/7, our apartment has no rooter and have only been offered a dongle with data loaded which runs out of data and battery daily. This has been a nightmare to manage whilst trying to enjoy our holiday, as we speak to reception and they go to the shop and take 3+ hours to add data! In addition whilst we understand Cape Town has daily power outages, most hotels have generators including other apartments in this block, to ensure you have power 24/7 but the owner of this apartment has chosen not to take this option which we feel is only a cost saving exercise along with the Wi-Fi.

We have been without power for 2 hour blocks 2-3 times a day, as 3 females coming back to a dark apartment with no power is a huge security/health and safety risk as well as dominating your days to schedule time to power devices or even blow dry hair. We have also been unable to use the included “free” air con as there is no power to provide this.

All of the above has been fed back on a daily basis and no solutions/apologies provided.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Try to book alternative apartments in the same block
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Wasserman4 wrote a review Mar 2023
Kitchener, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great view, location and well appointed. Good value for money. The size of the property was perfect for a family of 4 and we never felt uncomfortable . The quality of linen, furniture and appliances were outstanding the the fact that we had back up power as well as the elevators was a HUGE bonus
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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csetze488326 wrote a review Dec 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an amazing stay. The location is simply perfect: stunning view on Table Mountain and the clouds rolling over on the one side and on the other side is Lions head. The pool area was fantastic. We had everything that we needed in the apartment and all other locations was a quick drive. The beds were a bit too hard for me. A simple soft topper on the matras would have been a better experience for me.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Simon B wrote a review May 2024
Chester, United Kingdom60 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The apartments are well located at the foot of table mountain (just outside rear patio windows) and brilliant views of Camps Bay (though front patio doors).

We stayed as a family with older teenagers in a neat and tidy two bedroom apartment. This had a spacious lounge (with Netflix TV), a small kitchen with cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher, and two en-suite bathrooms. Access through secure underground car park and lift or stairs.

The apartment reception was manned 24/7 and the guys there were very helpful and friendly (as were the housekeeping team).

Camps Bay is a delight. Nice walk on the seafront (even in Winter). Great choice of restaurants offering a wide range of South African dining experience. Very close to Table Mountain and local sights in Cape Town. About 90 minutes drive to Cape Point.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking in Camps Bay town is tricky when busy. The “car guards” are really good.
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gg90 wrote a review Jan 2023
durham36 contributions8 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this one bedroomed apartment for seven nights over New year. We had seen it last year after staying in camps bay.

It's described as a one bedroomed which I would not say is correct. The bedroom is indeed a corner of the room which is sectioned off by sliding doors. The apartment was clean and well presented and staff were pleasant. However if its peace and quiet you are after this is not for you. It was extremely noisy. There is a rule no noise after ten that doesn't get enforced. We were often woke in the early hours and one morning at three am where music was constant.

If you are party people then you won't mind but it was very disappointing. Even though it was new year it was not value for money. Nothing apart from a few sachets of tea and coffee was there on arrival. Every where else we have stayed included a few more amenities when realising we had travelled so far.

Apartment has a sea view but is still a 15 minute walk to the main restaurants in campsbay.

I rely on trip advisor to assist me in my travels and noted some of the poor reviews but thought we would give the benefit of the doubt. Will be good for the younger generation but not fir those seeking relaxation and quietness.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Armita J wrote a review Jun 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The location and apartment condition is great BUT the cleaning lady stole money from my pocket. It was not a lot but still I reported the issue during my stay in January and the receptionist said there will be an investigation and feedback via email. I checked multiple times via email but got NO feedback at all! I am sure there a lot more better places to go where you feel more safe.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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christineduh2qlw2022 wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were delighted with the property, it provided great views of Camps Bay, was very clean, tidy and modern. Checkin was very efficient and the underground parking and lift directly to our floor very useful. Safe and secure complex.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Leedslass wrote a review Mar 2023
Leeds, United Kingdom26 contributions17 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We’ve been to these apartments before, but stayed as an Airbnb customer and that apartment was lovely. However this time on booking with Trailfinders we were allocated apartment 111 and we found this apartment to be missing a couple of things. Namely comfortable lounge furniture, as the sofa provided was quite box-like and uncomfortable to sit on. The outside space furniture was even more uncomfortable. There were four wooden very heavy, ugly chairs and a wooden table which was much too big for the patio area. The apartment itself was well laid out but, as other reviews have stated, apart from a few coffee sachets there was nothing in the way of oil, salt and pepper etc. if you wanted to cook while there you would have to buy everything like that and leave it on your departure. The other unsatisfactory side to it was the load shedding. Trailfinders never informed us before our holiday how much this would affect us. On check-in we were presented with a load shedding timetable of three times a day at inconvenient times. I doubt we would visit SA again unless this is sorted out.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,493 - R 3,788 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownCamps Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Crystal
Which popular attractions are close to The Crystal?
Nearby attractions include Camp's Bay Beach (0.9 km), Theatre on the Bay (0.7 km), and Maidens' Cove (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Crystal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at The Crystal?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Crystal?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Crystal?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Crystal?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bo-Vine Wine & Grill House, Mantra Cafe, and The Hussar Grill Camps Bay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Crystal?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Crystal have airport transportation?
Yes, The Crystal offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Crystal located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Camps Bay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Crystal?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Crystal?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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