Compass House is all about location – with one of the best positions in Bantry Bay, just a few doors down from Ellerman House. It epitomises the boutique hotel concept – with 9 gorgeous rooms, each with its own private veranda with swanky Gloster sun loungers and those jaw-dropping ocean views.
Despite only having 9 rooms Compass House has a feeling of spaciousness – with a large lounge where those unable to take a digital detox can hook up, a balcony ideal for those magical sundowner moments and a 20m infinity pool set amongst orange, kumquat and lemon trees allowing guests taking the whole place to gather and chill together. The gardens feature canopies of bougainvillea and jasmine to provide shade on those baking hot, sunny, South African days.
Close enough to both town and the vibey bar and restaurant- laden Camps Bay strip and only an hour away from the Winelands this location is hard to beat
What we love
- The fabulous lazy day beds complete with shade for days spent doing absolutely nothing!
- We cannot get enough of the views at Compass House.
- The fact that it’s a small boutique hotel and one can rent the whole place.
What you need to know
- It is close to the main Victoria Road although one happily cannot hear the traffic.
Reviewed by Helen Untiedt