Retreat on Hove
What We Love
- A tranquil stay at a four-room retreat in Cape Town, with breakfast and welcome treatsStaying at one of just four individually designed rooms at this exclusive retreat
- Marveling at the breathtaking scenery of Camps Bay
- Relaxing in style by the beautifully designed outdoor pool
What To Know
- Located in Camps Bay, about a 10-minute walk from restaurants, shops and the beach
- Some sea view rooms also have panoramic views of Table Mountain, Lion's Head and the 12 Apostles
- Onsite, there's a private cinema, outdoor Jacuzzi and spa
Retreat on Hove is a contemporary boutique retreat, located in the fashionable Camps Bay suburb of Cape Town. Meant as an intimate getaway, this secluded spot offers four generously sized rooms, each appointed differently, with stylish and modern décor. Boasting stunning views of the Atlantic and several prominent natural attractions, such as the Lion’s Head and Twelve Apostles, this one-of-a-kind property offers the chance for a real unique experience.
The aesthetic here is urban-chic, with glass and concrete features accented by light wood and soft furnishings, bringing a touch of warmth into the space. The shared kitchen and lounge opens up to a sleek L-shaped pool, which lights up at night. This romantic spot is adorned with plush sofas, perfect for lounging with a glass of something special from the nearby Cape Winelands.
The intimate Sun Retreat and Private Garden Retreat rooms are both spacious and elegantly furnished, perfectly designed to put you at ease during your stay. The Sun Retreat room is located in a secluded corner at the back of the villa and offers a 430-square-foot bedroom, as well as a small terrace that overlooks the pool. The Private Garden Retreat room, on the other hand, boasts a private garden with a water feature and a daybed.
Breakfast is offered every morning, and snacks and light tapas are served by the pool throughout the day. While lunch and dinner aren’t provided, you can arrange for private dinners in advance. Highly customizable, this option is perfect for a quiet night in the retreat. There are also plenty of cafés and restaurants nearby, providing you with a wide variety of cuisines to choose from.
Right behind the building is The Hove Spa, a quiet sanctuary where you can receive massage treatments, hidden behind lush foliage. We recommend the three-hour spa package, including massages and exclusive use of the Jacuzzi, as well as a generous tapas platter.
Camps Bay is an idyllic location, with panoramic views of the mountains on one side and a view of the Atlantic Ocean on the other. An easy stroll down to the beach will take you past lively cocktail bars, lovely restaurants and hip coffee shops. You’re also not too far from the cable car station, providing access to the impressive Table Mountain.
How to Get There
The location is perfect, the ocean view is magnificient. Breakfast was also great to start off the day. The bed was roomy with an equisite decor. Parking was tight though and we could not use the jacuzzi because it was not cleaned.
Retreat on Hove is an intimate villa with only 4 rooms, but so much more - a deck, pool, lounge area, cinema, and spa. It’s a quick walk from the beach and from the Camp’s Bay strip, and the hosts will go out of their way to make sure your stay in pleasant. We really enjoyed our stay in the Ocean View Retreat room and will definitely be back.
Really great location in Camps Bay, which is the nicer part of Cape Town, and about a 5-10 min walk from the beachfront. Fantastic floor to ceiling windows with views of both the ocean and Tabletop Mountain / Lion's Head, with a wonderful porch. Also, this may be just me, but the included breakfast was really fantastic with eggs and bacon, a collection of cheeses, deli meats, and local fruits, as well as coffee and juice. Hosts were super nice and available to support us the entire trip.
Nice people on board, clean and lovely home, would stay all my live there if I could.
Best beach view, nice dinner prepared with love. Save area, a dream at the sea.
View over the ocean and beach is exciting.
We really enjoyed our stay at the The Retreat on Hove. It is a wonderful location, Lizet and Gaspard are great hosts. They supported us planning our stay at CapeTown and we also loved the breakfast they prepared for us. The location is very well situated and you have an amazing view to table mountain. We highly recommend The Retreat on Hove and hope to come back some day.