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Bay View Somerset West

21 Abelia Street Heldervue, Somerset West 7130 South Africa
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#11 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
Outdoor furniture
Dry cleaning
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Wine / champagne
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Non-smoking rooms
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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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Ilana W wrote a review Jul 2019
Pretoria, South Africa6 contributions
I stayed at Bay View Somerset West for four nights and it was absolutely wonderful. I really feel I don't want to tell everyone how perfect it was for fear of them not having availability when I need it! The room was extremely clean and the bed exceptionally comfortable, with crisp white linen. The breakfast basket was thoughtfully put together. I really liked the lounge area as well, and I felt at home sitting there. They also offer safe and secure parking. Mark is a delightful (and funny) host and I will make a point of returning whenever I need to travel to Somerset West again.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Response from Mark W, Owner at Bay View Somerset West
Responded 08 Jul 2019
Dear Ilana Thank you for taking the time to post about your recent stay at Bay View, we really enjoyed having you and are pleased that you were comfortable. Thank you for the compliments, we really appreciate your feedback. Stay safe and we look forward to meeting you again on your next trip. Best Regards Mark
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pcaige910267 wrote a review Jun 2019
Grahamstown, South Africa25 contributions2 helpful votes
Excellent location , great rooms , fantastic bathrooms and excellent service. Suggest the outside passage lights be turned off after 10 pm as they make the rooms rather light for sleeping. The mini continental breakfast you can order in advance for only R60.00 is excellent. Hot water in shower and basins takes a fairly long time to come through, so this is a bit of a concern with the water crisis in the W.Cape which they have addressed at Bay view by recycling the laundry water and other grey water usage. I suggest geysers or local heaters are located closer to the outlets. The bathrooms are superb - spacious and with beautiful fittings , towels etc. Nice mini bar and main lounge area. Stunning views. Excellent hosts - definitely a place to stay.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Bjorn d wrote a review Apr 2019
Hanoi18 contributions10 helpful votes
Living overseas and having family in the area, this is the perfect place to enjoy some time for ourselves as a family, without having to be too intrusive to those we are visiting. The rooms are clean and secure. What I really love is the honesty system that still exists in this place such as the honest mini bar and bar. Mark is a great host and was always available to help with things to do or to assist with our bags. We will always use this place as long as my folks continue to live in this area. Thank you once again for an amazing stay.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Response from Mark W, Owner at Bay View Somerset West
Responded 20 May 2019
Hi Bjorn Thank you for the review, always a great pleasure having you and the family back at Bay View. Enjoy the summer back in the UK we are looking forward to your next visit. Best Regards Mark
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Ilana C wrote a review Apr 2019
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa8 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed in Room 6, which is at the back of the guesthouse and has a private garden. This room was really lovely, private and quiet. The room was lovely and clean, nice comfy queen sized bed with a huge spacious bathroom. We will definitely be back in July. We had a wonderful time. Thank you.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Response from Mark W, Owner at Bay View Somerset West
Responded 21 Apr 2019
Hi Ilana Thank you do much for taking the time to review your recent stay. We are pleased that you were comfortable and enjoyed your time with us. I am looking forward to accommodating you again In July. Best regards Mark
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John M wrote a review Mar 2019
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom1 contribution
Excellent small establishment. Friendly staff. Fantastic views towards The Strand. Ideal stay for business trip to Somerset West. Nice small touches, i.e chocolat, milk and drinks in fridge, snacks etc.
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Date of stay: February 2019
Response from Mark W, Owner at Bay View Somerset West
Responded 20 May 2019
Dear Explorer Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your past stay. We are pleased that you were comfortable and look forward to your next visit. Best Regards Mark
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