“Come and sit out on the terrace, enjoy the view while you complete the paperwork and finish your drink”
from the moment we arrived at the Atlanticview Hotel we felt spoilt. This small boutique hotel with just nine rooms, is tucked away in a residential area of Camps Bay. a very nice part of Cape Town.
I stayed in a couple of different hotels in Cape Town last year and Atlanticview was by far my favourite. So here are five reasons that you should stay there as well!
1. The View
Yes the name Antlanticview might give you a bit of a clue of what’s on offer here, but nothing prepared me for just how stunning that view was. Even now looking at my pictures, it isn’t the same; you need to be able to smell that sea air, feel the warm sun beating down on your skin and then take a seat to enjoy a glass of wine. While soaking it all in and thinking maybe, just maybe, the world really will be OK.
2. The Rooms
There just nine rooms at the Atlanticview, as I understand they all have their own style. We stayed in room 2 – one of their mini-suites and absolutely loved it. Inside it was split across two floors, the lower area housing the bathroom (rainfall shower and scrumptious toiletries), a double wardrobe and mini-bar and upstairs was a king-sized bed, sofa and coffee table that looked out onto the outside area.
Yep, our room had the most amazing outside space and it was just for us. The balcony with it’s cute table and chairs, overlooked Lion’s Head and Table Mountain. While the large sun-deck looked straight out onto the Atlantic.
At night the whole area sparkled as the trees lit up. It was so peaceful and so romantic, we really just didn’t want to leave.
3. Wine & Canapés
Every evening at 7pm the bar opens and drinks and canapés are served. In the interest of this review, I sampled a lot of the wines on offer for you guys and I have to say they were all of an excellent quality. This was a lovely way to watch the sunset (more on that in No. 5) and have a little chat with some of the other guests. The canapés were all delicious and they had a great vegetarian selection. Each night we stayed in the bar for about an hour before heading out for dinner.
Except for our last night, as the other guests were already out for the evening, a bottle of sparkling wine and a huge selection of canapés were bought to our room for us to enjoy. Snuggled up on that sofa, drinking bubbles and watching the garden sparkle – it was like a dream.
4. Peace & Quiet
Camp’s Bay is a very affluent part of Cape Town and as the Atlanticview is up the hill away from the hustle and bustle of the main road (it can get very busy down there) it is peaceful, all of the time. If you bring your own car, you can relax knowing that the hotel has it’s own monitored parking area.
Even though we had hired a car, we took full advantage of their car service. A fleet of Mercedes which were available to guests at anytime, but we used it at night – mainly so that Phil would be able to enjoy all that wine before and during dinner, but also because it was one less thing to worry about in terms of finding where we were going in the dark, secure parking etc. The hotel gave us little cards with all of their information on and as we were getting the bill, we would ask the restaurant to ring the Atlanticview hotel, Cape Town and they would come and pick us up. This is a really nice service, especially late at night in an area that you don’t know. I wish that more hotels offered it.
The Atlanticview takes sunsets very seriously. The fact that they have a dedicated sunset lounge should tell you everything that you need to know. We enjoyed our first sunset there alone, sipping our drinks and watching as the sky turned bright red. Seriously there is so much romance in this hotel.
There are so many other things I could have written about – the incredible service, the delicious breakfast, the solar-heated infinity pools. But actually, I think you need to come and experience it for yourself.