Sea Five, Camp’s Bay: The Lowdown

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Sea Five has long been amongst our top picks in the Cape Town suburb of Camp’s Bay. This ultra-stylish, effortlessly laid-back beach house reflects it’s location in the sort of town where you can get a seriously good glass of rosé but never have to wear anything smarter than flip flops.

What’s Sea Five really like?

Set a short walk up from the beach, Sea Five has seven en suite, air-conditioned rooms, starting with simple, cosy Garden Rooms, moving up through the larger mountain-facing suites (worth it for the kingsized beds alone we feel), Ocean-facing suites (slightly smaller, but we loved these all the same) and finally, the glorious penthouse with incredible views and a second bedroom for children.  All of the rooms have a small outdoor area, be it a terrace, a balcony or a little garden. Décor is simple, but stylish (when we visited we spent a lot of time noting down ideas to bring home with us) with crisp cotton sheets, interesting natural objects and a wonderfully light and airy feel. There’s a small, pocket-sized pool here which we loved, and a simple bar to help yourself from for sundowners. Breakfast’s served in a light and airy room overlooking the pool- it’s mainly continental style with a couple of hot things to order.

In all we’d say this is a seriously stylish and laid-back hotel that is a perfect base for pottering around Camp’s Bay or using as a base to explore the wider area of Cape Town.

 

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