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Tamatave, Madagascar
Reviewed 30 October 2011

Compass House is a very special place to say the least. The very first night, the warm greeting we were given by Rudolph and Ethel set the tone for what was to be a truly unique "hotel" experience. The accommodations, much like the scenery, are divine and incomparable. From the turn down service to the delicious breakfasts, the remarkable staff...

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Toamasina (Tamatave), Madagascar
Reviewed 29 October 2011

These days it is difficult to find the quality of service and excellence that a five rating implies. From the moment we arrived to the the moment we left for the airport we were treated as though we were family. Not only is the location superb and simply beautiful, the atmosphere of the house is very intimate and classy. Rudolph...

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8Thank tlf431
Newbury Park, California
Reviewed 21 October 2011

Out of 31 countries I've traveled to in my life so far, and countless hotels, the Compass House is our very favorite. I can not commend it to you enough. We wanted to move in for the rest of our lives. The design and view are gorgeous, and Rudolph's service was superb, we wish we could have adopted him. After...

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6Thank caseymoe
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2011

Gorgeous views in a perfect location (but not near the city centre). We loved our room and sitting on the terrace in the early evening. We felt so completely at home - this stylish hotel is superbly managed. Excellent breakfasts. Highly recommended.

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7Thank sunrisenew
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 22 September 2011

My husband and I began our annual vacation by staying in the Compass House in September 2011. It was a great beginning to a wonderful vacation in South Africa. Renting a car in S.A. is a given and thus the location of the C.H. is ideal, with everything you would want to visit being easy to reach in 5-15 min....

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5Thank Ibn_Batutas
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 15 June 2011

Having lived in South Africa for almost 10 years and having seen many hotels in the country, we give the Compass House two thumbs up. Located at the most prestigious bay at the cape (Bantry Bay) Compass House offers a very warm and welcoming team who goes the extra mile to comfort you, the cosiness and intimacy of a family...

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7Thank ORT2MUC
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 15 June 2011

Compass House is located in Bantry Bay, the Beverly Hills of Cape Town. The houses are situated along the side of a steep hill which guarantees breathtaking views! We felt very safe in the area where even the locals left their convertible luxury cars parked with the top down. The V&A Waterfront is a 15 minutes drive away, while the...

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8Thank Hungarian_couple
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2011

This hotel is absolutely beautiful, in a perfect location perched on the cliffs of Bantry Bay and with a sunset view that cannot be faulted. We found this hotel to be extremely peaceful, relaxing and it felt like a (very beautiful) home from home. The honesty bar is a great touch so that you can help yourself to tea, coffee...

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5Thank JumpingBeanSA
New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 April 2011

My husband and I spent the first half of our African honeymoon at Compass House, and we can't wait to get back. It was perfect. The staff is so accommodating, and Oliver (owner) and Rudolph (manager) were immensely helpful in suggesting and organizing activities, restaurant reservations, etc. The hotel itself is idealic, with panoramic views of the ocean, wonderful amenities...

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3Thank lizziemeans
Glen Cove, New York
Reviewed 6 March 2011

We happend upon this hotel in Bantry Bay(CapeTown) quite by accident. Are we ever glad we did. The only thing wrong was we were only staying 2 nights :( Next time I will go there FIRST and stay at least a week. This hotel feels more like someone's chic home- comfortable yet elegant. The rooms are cozy and the breakfast...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Compass House, perfectly positioned on the shores of the Atlantic Seaboard, promises its guests the ultimate in style and comfort. Located in Bantry Bay, just two minutes from the beach-front and ten minutes away from the city center, guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean from every room. Compass House enjoys a warm atmosphere. It has wooden floors throughout. The biggest swimming pool in Cape Town and patio lend themselves brilliantly for daytime relaxation and witnessing the beautifully blissful South African sunset. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Compass House

Address: 154 Kloof Road, Bantry Bay 8005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Bantry Bay
Price Range: $236 - $880 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Compass House 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Compass House Hotel Bantry Bay
Compass House Bantry Bay, Cape Town
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bantry Bay
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Bantry Bay
#4 Spa Hotel in Bantry Bay
#5 Luxury Hotel in Bantry Bay
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