Sea Star Rocks

Boutique Hotel, Camps Bay

Intimate and artistic, this designer boutique provides peace and quiet after days exploring Cape Town. Sea Star Rocks is situated in lofty seclusion just above the upper-class beach suburb of Camps Bay, with gobsmacking views of the sea and Table Mountain. Once a private mansion, it offers a pool and Jacuzzi alongside seriously spacious rooms.

Spanning rooms and suites, each open-plan residence here promises grab-your-camera sea views, plus Nespresso machines and floor-to-ceiling windows which allow light to pour in. The entry-level option are cosy Pool Rooms, located right next to the main pool, and featuring freestanding bathtubs. Three suites all have a bathtub and balcony or terrace, but only the Private Pool Suite boasts its own plunge pool. Real A-Listers book the Penthouse, however, enjoying a Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, Yamaha grand piano, designer kitchen, sea-facing balcony, mountain-view terrace, huge TV and private gym.

Contemporary common areas contain Roche Bobois chairs and giant, colourful Tretchikoff art prints. They include the lounge used for breakfast: an extensive buffet and accompanying hot-dish menu. Outside is a slim 18m-long infinity pool, and adjacent Jacuzzi. Both look thrillingly down the hill, over Camps Bay, and their deck makes an excellent place for sunset sips of Sea Star Rocks’ own wine, made at Franschhoek.

You can walk to Camps Bay’s famously-fantastic white-sand beach – and all the restaurants lining it – in under 20 pleasant minutes. The windy, steep roads back are best tackled by taxi, however. It’s a 20-25-minute drive to the V&A Waterfront and central Cape Town, and less to Table Mountain’s cable car station. The Winelands are also within day-trip range. Sea Star Rocks organises guided hikes from time to time, and can prepare picnics; ask staff for details.

Child Policy
All ages are welcome, and extra beds and babysitting can be arranged. That said, despite the spacious suites, this feels like a grown-ups’ hotel.

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