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... that go 40 mtrs high, fantastic views of Table Mountain and the wharf area. Had a delicious pizza for tea on the waterfront. Today we travelled to the Cape of Good Hope on a half day tour which goes through the nature reserve part of which is flat plains covered in many species of Proteas, it would be spectacular when they are all in flower. On the way we also stopped at a penguin reserve which was unbelievable. It's run by the ...
... called Thomas and I, the Irish Giant, are regular pool sharks (or so we declare - we win two games and one of them is the last before the bar closes and we have to retreat to the fire). This is followed by a game of Whoosh, Boing, Spoink - a great game around a fire after a few drinks. Too complicated to explain that one.
Then it is on to Cape Town - Now I have heard pretty mixed reports about Cape Town so wasn't too sure what to expect. There are alot of issues ...
... We noticed that she was looking back at her mum and who was sitting
outside of a tent made out of plastic sheets and cardboard under a big
underpass in the centre of a huge highway junction. There were 3/4 tents on
that corner of road and we could see her mum who was breast feeding a tiny baby
was ushering her to continue to beg at our feet. We caught the mums eye and
tried to tell her with signs that we had no food which is what they were asking
... as race is a touchy subject, especially as the minority now. It is interesting when the professor makes comments about other races and we don't really understand what he means as we have not been introduced to the common perceptions of races within South Africa. It gets very uncomfortable when they say something about whites and we don't understand it but it is also funny too! He is such a good professor and definitely makes his point in helping us to understand ...
... to raise a child."
We visited a lady who was sorting dried roots and barks for medicine. A contented toddler slept deeply on another bed. There was only just enough room to walk around the three beds. Everyone else was out at work. I can’t imagine what it must be like when they are all home. The children are send to sleep on the floor in the communal area. There’s no privacy. “That’s why the street with the trees is ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Primi-Royal Camps Bay
Small and perfect
A fabulous hotel. We went to sleep to the sound of the waves crashing onto the rocks (OK you could have had the window shut and the air con on but what a waste!) and woke to a wonderful view of the ocean. The bed sprinkled with rose petals on our arrival and a choccy on the turned down bed every night! All the staff were friendly, helpful and couldn't do enough for you and we will definately stay there again if we return to Cape Town.
Camps Bay itself we thought to be far nicer than any of the other areas ie. Clifton, Seapoint or even the city itself.A very convenient spot to explore from with some of the best restaurants we've ever been to round the corner (walking distance)- The Codfather (fish, fish and more fish) Summerville and Theos (best steaks ever). Table Mountain cable car close by, V & A waterfront not too far, a good jumping off point for the trip south to the Cape of Good Hope (views to die for - wild life beside your car (baboons, ostrich, eland). Signal Hill shouldn't be missed either for the views. We hired a car to do our own thing and found driving and finding your way round easy. The hotel had parking bays so no problem parking in the evening.
An ace of a hotel
Klein und perfekt
Wundervolles Hotel. Beim Schlafengehen konnten wir das Geräusch der Wellen, die gegen die Felsen schlugen, hören (okay, man hätte die Fenster auch zumachen und die Klimaanlage anstellen können, aber was für eine Verschwendung!) und wachten zu dem wunderschönen Blick auf den Ozean auf. Bei unserer Ankunft war das Bett mit Rosenblüten bestreut, und jeden Abend wartete eine Praline auf dem aufgedeckten Bett! Alle Angestellten waren freundlich und hilfsbereit und konnten gar nicht genug für die Gäste tun. Wir werden definitiv wieder hier übernachten, sollten wir nochmal nach Kapstadt kommen.
Wir fanden Camps Bay viel schöner als die anderen Gegenden, z. B. Clifton, Seapoint oder auch die City selbst. Sehr praktische Lage, von wo aus man seine Erkundungen unternehmen kann, und mit einigen der besten Restaurants, die wir je gesehen haben, gleich um die Ecke (zu Fuß erreichbar) - The Codfather (Fisch, Fisch und noch mehr Fisch), Summerville und Theos (wo es die allerbesten Steaks gibt). Die Seilbahn für Table Mountain ist ganz in der Nähe, V & A Waterfront nicht allzu weit entfernt, von wo man seine Reise in den südlichen Bereich des Kaps der Guten Hoffnung starten kann (paradiesische Aussicht - wilde Tiere direkt neben dem Wagen (Paviane, Sträuße, Antilopen). Auch Signal Hill sollte man sich wegen der Aussicht nicht entgehen lassen. Wir mieteten uns einen Wagen, um unabhängig zu sein, und fanden es ganz leicht, hier zu fahren und alles zu finden. Das Hotel hatte Stellplätze, sodass man abends kein Problem hatte, einen Parkplatz zu finden.
What a little gem of a place. Stunning views, exceptional levels of service and attention to detail and first rate accommodation. Everything was just great and one of the best restaurant I've been to just around the corner (The Codfather)
Was für ein schönes kleines Juwel. Sagenhafte Aussicht, fantastischer Service, erstklassige Unterkunft und den kleinen Dingen wurde sehr viel Aufmerksamkeit geschenkt. Alles war einfach super und gleich um die Ecke befindet sich eines der besten Restaurants, in dem ich je gewesen - the Codfather.
Great little hotel
We stayed here for the first three nights of our honeymoon and for the price it is a fantastic little hotel. We were upgraded to a suite with a four poster bed and with wall to ceiling windows all round the front of the room. The view of Camps Bay was Stunning (although its a little chilly in September!). The restaurants on the sea front are so good in particular Blues and Pangaea (Blues is so cheap in comparison to what we pay in the UK).
We actually had a taxi driver from the airport (Ian) which we were a bit dubious about, but he was brilliant (we only had three days in he took us everywhere - including picking us up after a meal in the evening). He charged around £50 per person per day which seems like a lot but we did everything including 3 vineyards, Hermanus (where the whales are) the beach penguins, Cape of good hope, seal island, table mountain and the Victoria and Alfred waterfront. There is also an amazing restuarant on the waterfront (Belthazar shop 153, which is in the far left hand corner of the waterfront) which again is so cheap in comparison to UK. We also did the Robbin island tour which although good - takes 3 hours. We did so much and Cape Town is one of the most amazing places on earth (and don't worry it is very safe) that I cannot recommend it enough. Also we then went on to stay at Tanda Tula safari which is another amazing place on earth!
Great Hotel and Perfect Location
We stayed at the Primi Royal for the first three days of our honeymoon. We had upgraded to a luxery room which had a beautiful four poster bed which had rose petals scattered on when we arrived. The balcony looked over camps bay which was only a few minutes walk. The hotel is lovely and small, it feels like walking into someone's front room when you enter the main lobby/restaurant. The hotel staff were extremely helpful and couldn't do enough for you , from booking taxis to organising trips. Camps bay is lovely, great beach which I'm sure is packed when it's their summer. There are also some great restaurants there and obviously great wine. It is about 20 minute taxi ride to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront where there are loads of restaurants and shops and this is where you can get the open top bus tour from which we would totally recommend. It's a bit touristy but if like us you only have a short time there it takes you round the whole of Cape Town, and you can hop on and hop off when you like although the only place we got off at was Table Mountain which was amazing and is an absolute must when you are there. We also went on a tour to Cape Point and to the Winelands, a packed day but well worth it as again we saw so much and the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. We stopped off at a penguin colony on the way too which was brilliant. The tour company we used has an office just down from the hotel but I forget their name.
We had a brilliant time and I would really recommend this hotel, it had a really individual feel to it, not a big chain hotel with loads of rooms, it was just lovely and friendly.
We actually stayed at this hotel over a year ago (only just found this website). The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating right from the start, I really couldn't praise them highly enough. The room was lovely, flower petals were strewn on the bed when we first arrived, CD player, balcony, great view of the beach right across the road.
The only thing I found odd was that the bathroom in our room was open plan with the rest of the bedroom, no door or even curtain, the toilet was basically in the bedroom. One of us was banished from the room every time the other needed to use the facilities. Maybe this is a new thing, but I did find it weird, have never come across a hotel room like that before! But it didn't detract too much from our enjoyment of the hotel, would recommend it as long as this is not your first holiday away with a new boyfriend or girlfriend!!
The Primi Royal is a great boutique hotel
Our stay @ the Primi Royal in Cape Town was excellent. The room was amazing, with perfect views of the beach. The room had our very own private jacuzzi outside so we can sit and soak under the stars at night. The location of the hotel was perfect, just a block from the beach and in a good area as well. The staff were more than helpful, and accomodated all of our requests. Next time I'm in Cape Town, I will definitely be staying at the Primi Royal.
Hotel was in a good location, very close to the main street of Camps Bay, although the hotel itself was quiet. The views from the hotel are great. The staff were friendly and helpful.
We upgraded to the mid range room, which was fairly spacious and had great views over Camps Bay.
The only problem we had was with power cuts, which Cape Town is suffering from at the moment. There was a power cut at some point most days. Because the hotel did not have a generator, we had to rely on candle light a lot of the time.
Also, the pillows aren't all that comfy!
What a veiw
location of this hotel is superb. Right by camps by waterfront,which is fantastic place to stay.the room was a little small but we did pay for cheapest room but after first night without asking they asked if we would like to up grade free of charge ,which we did of course.What a view windows floor to ceiling,you lay in bed looking over camps bay.brekfast is inc and served on patio aslo over looking c,bay.staff are so helpfull and recommended restraunts to eat in which were great.