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Bay View Somerset West

21 Abelia Street Heldervue, Somerset West 7130 South Africa
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#10 of 92 B&Bs / Inns in Somerset West
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Bay View is conveniently located in Heldervue, Somerset West with easy access from the N2 and R44. Rooms have panoramic daylight views of the surrounding mountains and of the entire False Bay including Gordon's Bay, Strand and Cape Point and a mass of night lights of the Helderberg Basin. Affordable ROOM ONLY accommodation serviced daily, with private entrance, Queen Bed, Air Conditioning, TV/DSTV, Free Wi-Fi connection, Fridge, Microwave, Coffee & Tea Facilities and Mini Bar in the room. A family room is available with a connecting separate bedroom with 2 single beds. Most other rooms have a Queen and Single Bed layout within 1 room. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with either shower or bath and shower options. A guest lounge area is also available for you to enjoy the sunset or have some quiet time. Bay View is ideal for the leisure and business travelers alike. A base from which you can explore the Helderberg, surrounding wine estates, beaches and scenic routes with many hiking trails and mountain bike routes in the area. Bay View does not serve any meals due to our close proximity to Waterstone Village which has many restaurant options serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and various take away options.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
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Outdoor pool
Wine / champagne
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu


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Grade: 37 out of 100
13Restaurantswithin 1 km
1Attractionwithin 1 km
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Sunshine53048235830 wrote a review Dec 2019
Pretoria, South Africa3 contributions
The view over the bay is absolutely amazing, and our rim had the perfect view. Loved it. The hosts, Mark and Eugene were super helpful and friendly, even carried our (heavy) bags to re room, and back to the vehicle again upon departure. The room was huge, and the bathroom even bigger. Will definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: December 2019
wbresendale wrote a review Nov 2019
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
I booked a few rooms for my family to spend the weekend at this amazing guesthouse as it was located close the place I was getting married at. I spoke to the owner before hand and he had absolutely no problem with us using his place for pictures and letting our service providers into the property for our special day. Mark was so so attentive with all the small details, and the property is absolutely spectacular. He provides so much privacy and you really feel like a special guest. The honesty bar puts the cherry on top for me, it shows me that Mark still believes in the good in people, which is rare. The property has great amenities, really great amenities, but the experience provides by the host is what made our stay memorable. I can’t wait to be back!
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Date of stay: November 2019
Response from Mark W, Owner at Bay View Somerset West
Responded 03 Dec 2019
Dear Wes Firstly congratulations on your wedding we wish you a long and happy marriage. Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review, we really appreciate it and loved having and meeting all your family. We are looking forward to having you stay with us again. Best Regards Mark
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franjohnson35 wrote a review Oct 2019
Cape Town, South Africa23 contributions2 helpful votes
What a fantastic guesthouse with a perfect host Mark, in attendance. Nothing was too much trouble for him and he has a very welcoming demeanour. Our tastefully furnished room was just perfect with everything we needed for an overnight stay, just wish we could have stayed longer. The surrounding gardens are one of the best we have seen and obviously well cared for. Many thanks Mark, kind regards Mike & Fran Johnson
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Date of stay: September 2019
Response from Mark W, Owner at Bay View Somerset West
Responded 15 Oct 2019
Dear Mike and Fran Thank you for booking with Bay View and for the lovely review, it was such a pleasure having you. We are pleased that you enjoyed our accommodation on offer and our gardens which are loved by yourselves and other guests alike, it gives us great pleasure to have shared them with you. We hope to see you again in the near future. Best Regards Mark
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ksytsema wrote a review Sep 2019
Maputo, Mozambique1 contribution
My stay at Bay View was delightful. I loved the attention to detail in the amenities, decoration, and service. Mark was a great host who went above and beyond to meet our needs. Although it's a ways outside of downtown Cape Town, the views are stunning and the setting was peaceful and restful. I would recommend it as an alternative to the hustle and bustle of the city.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Response from Mark W, Owner at Bay View Somerset West
Responded 03 Dec 2019
Dear Ksytsema Thank you for taking the time to share a review, it is always appreciated. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Bay View and hope to see you again in the near future. Best REgards Mark
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Herman N wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions
This is the fourth time we have stayed at Bay View - and we will stay there again and again!!! The hosts are friendly and caring. The rooms are comfortable and luxurious! and it is all VERY affordable! With the new lounge area in the front it is perfect to gather there each night after a day outside exploring Cape Town area and enjoy a cold beverage and a good laugh! We can fully recommend this venue if you want to be comfortable and not share your vacation with hundred others!!! It's perfect for couples and families! The ONLY negative - we wished we stayed longer!!!! Herman & Graham (United Kingdom)
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Date of stay: September 2019
US$47 - US$72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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