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Living Hotel Lion's Eye

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#6 of 13 hotels in Camps Bay
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Lion's eye is perfectly appointed on the sea-side slopes of Camps Bay and offers breath-taking 180’ sea vistas. This modern 6 bedroomed boutique guest house combines ultra-chic sophistication with classical elegance, and truly offers it all for the discerning guest. Lion's eyes four levels are connected by a free floating staircase and each floor also enjoys lift access. Both the stairs and the lift offers access directly from the basement and private garage area. A private and spacious off the road parking garage offers ample parking and provides convenient and safe access to the guest house. Often frequented by A-listed jet-setters, the guest house offers business and leisure guests the opportunity of enjoying world class accommodation that surpasses top international holiday guest house standards.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bidet
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Bay View
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans
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Atmovista C wrote a review Feb 2024
Cape Town Central, South Africa1 contribution
Excellent accommodation in the heart of Camps Bay. Staff exceptional. Property simply amazing. It is clear that this Hotel is well managed and looked after by the staff. Thank you so much for providing is with a memorable stay! Keep up the good work.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Craig M wrote a review Feb 2024
London, United Kingdom13 contributions17 helpful votes
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The shower was covered in black mould and grime and bedding with stains all over it (see photos attached), which was shocking given the glossy portrayal online. For the price we paid per night, it was utterly unacceptable. We left after just one night out of our planned four-night stay due to the disappointment. There are far better options available for less money. Don't bother staying here; you will be disappointed and it's nothing like what's advertised, with half the amenities shown in the photos being non-existent. I recommend reading the negative reviews here and on other platforms like Google, as they accurately reflect our experience. Today we commence with legal proceedings to recover our money as the 'manager' has failed to acknowledge or respond to a single email and/or issue a refund. Finally, have you ever stayed in a hotel that requires you to sign an inventory of every single item in the room? Well this place does!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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nupey10 wrote a review Nov 2023
Atlanta, Georgia2 contributions
Stayed in the Penthouse. View of ocean and mountains from your private terrace is AMAZING! Penthouse is huge. The shower may give you pause because it "feels" open to outside but the windows are frosted adequately. Didn't use the jacuzzi wish I would have. Nice walk to waterfront but it is not flat. View from dining area is amazing as well
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Date of stay: May 2023
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jwhitty2 wrote a review Oct 2023
Coventry, United Kingdom35 contributions12 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay at the Living Hotel Lion's Eye. Our room was lovely. We stayed in the Atlantic room and had an amazing view of the sea and Camps Bay area. You could see the view from the shower and bath too which was cool. The rooms were well looked after and had good facilities. The hotel itself was also fantastic - breakfast was great with lots of choice. There is an lovely lounge area with an honesty bar which is really nice to have and then food is available from 12 - 9. We had the Phili Cheese steak sandwich which was AMAZING. Definitely do plan to have a meal here if you can! The trip was part of our honeymoon and the staff made us feel so special. They decorated our room and gave us some treats. It really added to our stay. The best bit for me was the staff. Everyone went above and beyond to make our stay amazing. Kalin in particular was so accommodating to us and really looked after us. Calvin also helped make our stay extra special. It's a small hotel so the staff really look after you well. The hotel itself is a short walk to Camps Bay and close to the tourist hot spots so great from that perspective too. Definitely stay here if you're in the area!!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Alain B wrote a review Sept 2023
Vale do Garrao, Portugal7 contributions3 helpful votes
Great location with outstanding ocean view, very friendly hosts, felt like at home, very helpful to guide to restaurants Acknowledged spontaneous upgrade from standard to penthouse suite House is very nicely decorated, spacious rooms and cleanliness top
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: nice location , Camps Bay centre very close with great choice of restaurants. Safe area...
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Penny W wrote a review May 2023
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Not only is this place located within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, bars, it overlooks the bay with beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean. The staff are friendly and accommodating and the room is huge and very clean. Laundry is free, as is breakfast, and bottled water is offered for your excursions.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We used Uber to get to places beyond walking distances, very reasonable and available. Tours of...
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Jack W wrote a review Mar 2023
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I ended up proposing to my now fiancé in the Lion's Head room overlooking the ocean and Lion's Head on the balcony. The staff were very helpful and organised a romantic experience in the room with rose petals, chocolates, flowers, and a platter with high quality champagne and food. The staff were also very friendly and helpful when we had questions about Cape Town and Camps Bay. We spent a lot of time relaxing by the pool overlooking the ocean with a cocktail in hand. I cannot recommend this place enough. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Clare L wrote a review Feb 2023
London23 contributions27 helpful votes
We spent 3 nights here in Feb: the staff were extremely friendly and helpful, the rooms were spotless and a good size and I’ve never had so much storage space in a hotel room (great for us as we’d been away for 11 days at this point and had a lot of luggage). There was free bottled water everywhere in the hotel and fruit in the rooms; the mini bar was well-stocked when we arrived and everything in it was complimentary (although not replenished). Some minor points (which is why I’m not giving a 5* review): When we arrived, one of the guests was cooking a stir-fry in the kitchen; this made it feel a bit more like a youth hostel than a luxury boutique hotel, although the communal spaces were quite spacious (if there had been a large group of people cooking inside and sitting downstairs, I’d have found that very odd-putting!) The breakfast was a little haphazard: while the staff were very pleasant, there was no juice one day, no bread the next (I understand about the difficulties with load-shedding but this was more of a basic problem with supplies). The pool wasn’t very clean: this was a shame as we sat out on the terrace two days running and even if we didn’t want to swim, it would’ve been nice to sit around an inviting pool. The view from the terrace was terrific. Having said all that, we enjoyed our stay and the hotel was in a good location for walking into and out of Camps Bay (we’ve stayed in a few guest houses there and some require a very steep walk back!)
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thaddea M wrote a review Jan 2023
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This was incredible. Wherever you sit, stand, lay…. You got the view! This boutique hotel fulfills every wish you might possible have. The staff is overall amazing. We are thrilled, bedazzled, fascinated and just happy to have been here. We stayed in the Atlantic, that is what you call a room with a view! Thank you, lions eye!!!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JRedgate wrote a review Nov 2022
Birmingham, United Kingdom3 contributions6 helpful votes
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A stunning guest house in a great location at the slightly quieter end of Camps Bay. Just a 5 minute walk down to the main seafront road, easy access to some great restaurants (best of which is The Cod Father - a must visit for seafood lovers) and only 15 minutes by Uber into central Cape Town and the V&A. Susha and the team are so helpful, food is great and a really well stocked honesty bar. 5 out of 5 review for sure - we will be back.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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PRICE RANGE
R 4,267 - R 6,996 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Houghton View Guest House
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownCamps Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Living Hotel Lion's Eye
Which popular attractions are close to Living Hotel Lion's Eye?
Nearby attractions include Camp's Bay Beach (0.9 km), Theatre on the Bay (0.6 km), and Maidens' Cove (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Living Hotel Lion's Eye?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Living Hotel Lion's Eye?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Living Hotel Lion's Eye?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Living Hotel Lion's Eye?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Living Hotel Lion's Eye?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bo-Vine Wine & Grill House, The Hussar Grill Camps Bay, and Mantra Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Living Hotel Lion's Eye?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Living Hotel Lion's Eye have airport transportation?
Yes, Living Hotel Lion's Eye offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Living Hotel Lion's Eye?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iziko Slave Lodge (5.6 km), City Hall (4.9 km), and Iziko Bo Kaap Museum (5.6 km).
Does Living Hotel Lion's Eye have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.