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At Bantry Bay Suite Hotel, we value the well being of all our staff and guests. Now and always, your health and safety remain our top priority. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, comprehensive, stringent health and safety measures have been implemented throughout our property. These are in accordance with the guidelines provided by the South African National Department of Health (NDoH), the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), World Health Organization (WHO) and the South African Government.

The COVID-19 protocols we have implemented, include but is not limited to:

  • Screening of all guests and staff on arrival – Thermal temperature screening and a guest questionnaire to be completed on arrival.
  • Hand sanitizers in all public areas and in rooms for all guests to use and back of house areas for all staff to use.
  • Ongoing training with staff on personal hygiene, symptoms to look out for and reemphasizing the strict measures in place to prevent the spread of the disease
  • Personal Protective equipment (PPE) for all staff when on duty as required for the duties performed
  • Regular cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting of all public areas in the hotel with SABS approved chemicals
  • Maintaining social distancing protocols with colleagues and guests
  • Closely monitoring any signs and symptoms of illness and informing the hotel’s general manager
  • Emergency contact Information, social distancing markers and triage protocols are clearly visible.

Hotline: 060 012 3456

NICD: 080 002 9999

Provincial Hotline: 021 928 4102

Our dedicated team meet regularly, continuously monitoring all updated global hygiene recommendations and changes to ensure only the highest level of cleaning, sanitization and disinfection protocols as this virus evolves

Due to these unprecedented times we are continuously committed to fighting this pandemic together as our responsibility towards all our guests and staff are of paramount importance

We are proud to welcome you to our improved product with higher service delivery from an incredibly dedicated team at Bantry Bay Suite Hotel.

BETTER TOGETHER, STAY A P A R T

Nothing makes a holiday more memorable than delicious food and wine – and while Cape Town is a foodie’s delight, offering almost every cuisine you can think of, you’ll find more than enough to satisfy you closer to home. Take a look at our two mouthwatering restaurant options, and you’ll soon find that we offer more than simply accommodation in Bantry Bay – we offer tasty, local flavor as well..

 

The Atlantic Restaurant: Join us for breakfast or lunch at the Atlantic Restaurant and take a tour of the city as you eat, thanks to our specially commissioned local art showcasing each of Cape Town’s most famed attractions. With sumptuous continental breakfast delicacies as well as a hot breakfast menu and a variety of Chef’s specialties, we’ll fill you with all the homemade goodness you need before you set off to explore Cape Town’s sights. Then return to us for tailor made lunches and dinners on request and we’ll satisfy your appetite even more with a temping menu of hearty, enticing meals. As restaurants in Bantry Bay go, you’ll soon find the Atlantic is one of the best!

Freddie’s Bar & Garden Terrace: Want a quick bite in between your exploring, or a leisurely cocktail in the sun? You’ll find both at Freddie’s Bar & Garden Terrace, our exclusive outdoor brasserie. Set within our colorful, luxuriant garden and overlooking the pool, Freddie’s is famous for its array of refreshing drinks, cocktails and award-winning wines as well as delicious light meals, snack baskets, and decadent homemade cakes and desserts. A favorite of locals as well as hotel guests, Freddie’s is the ideal spot for tasty lunchtime sandwiches and burgers, an indulgent Bantry Bay high tea, or sundowners with colleagues and friends. Pure Cape Town hospitality, done right.

Our Menus

At the Bantry Bay Suite Hotel, our guests never go hungry – not with menus like these to choose from:

Breakfast Menu
Terrace Menu
Drinks Menu

Our Recommendations

Looking to sample all that Cape Town cuisine has to offer? Why not go further afield and try one of the city’s top 25 restaurants, each one an exploration in culinary perfection, with a vibrant, electric atmosphere from morning to night. Or revel in the sun-kissed deck experience at the President Hotel next door, with delicious cocktails and menus served on the terrace, and a special discount from us to you.

Chat to our concierge for all the dining suggestions and booking information you need, or take a look at our recommendations for the city’s finest fare below:

        • Bootleggers
        • Craft Burger Bar
        • Goloso
        • Jarryds
        • Kleinsky’s Delicatessen
        • Knead Bakery
        • La Boheme
        • La Mouette
        • La Perla
        • The President Hotel
        • Mischu
        • Mojo Market
        • NV-80
        • Shin Thai
        • Sundoo
        • Three Wise Monkeys

 

Situated in a prime seafront location, just minutes away from Queens and Saunders Rock Beach, the Bantry Bay Suite Hotel sits in one of the most envied positions in all of Cape Town – between the shimmering waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the stark beauty of Lion’s Head.

Nothing makes a holiday more memorable than delicious food and wine – and while Cape Town is a foodie’s delight, offering almost every cuisine you can think of, you’ll find more than enough to satisfy you closer to home. Take a look at our two mouthwatering restaurant options – we offer tasty, local flavor as well..

The Atlantic Restaurant & Freddie’s Bar & Garden Terrace

 

 

The Atlantic Restaurant: Join us for breakfast or lunch at the Atlantic Restaurant and take a tour of the city as you eat, thanks to our specially commissioned local art showcasing each of Cape Town’s most famed attractions. With sumptuous continental breakfast delicacies as well as a hot breakfast menu and a variety of Chef’s specialties, we’ll fill you with all the homemade goodness you need before you set off to explore Cape Town’s sights. Then return to us for tailor made lunches and dinners on request and we’ll satisfy your appetite even more with a temping menu of hearty, enticing meals. As restaurants in Bantry Bay go, you’ll soon find the Atlantic is one of the best!

Freddie’s Bar & Garden Terrace: Want a quick bite in between your exploring, or a leisurely cocktail in the sun? You’ll find both at Freddie’s Bar & Garden Terrace, our exclusive outdoor brasserie. Set within our colorful, luxuriant garden and overlooking the pool, Freddie’s is famous for its array of refreshing drinks, cocktails and award-winning wines as well as delicious light meals, snack baskets, and decadent homemade cakes and desserts. A favorite of locals as well as hotel guests, Freddie’s is the ideal spot for tasty lunchtime sandwiches and burgers, an indulgent Bantry Bay high tea, or sundowners with colleagues and friends. Pure Cape Town hospitality, done right.

Our Menus

At the Bantry Bay Suite Hotel, our guests never go hungry – not with menus like these to choose from:

Breakfast Menu
Terrace Menu
Drinks Menu

Our Recommendations

Looking to sample all that Cape Town cuisine has to offer? Why not go further afield and try one of the city’s top 25 restaurants, each one an exploration in culinary perfection, with a vibrant, electric atmosphere from morning to night. Or revel in the sun-kissed deck experience at the President Hotel next door, with delicious cocktails and menus served on the terrace, and a special discount from us to you.

Chat to our concierge for all the dining suggestions and booking information you need, or take a look at our recommendations for the city’s finest fare below:

        • Bootleggers
        • Craft Burger Bar
        • Goloso
        • Jarryds
        • Kleinsky’s Delicatessen
        • Knead Bakery
        • La Boheme
        • La Mouette
        • La Perla
        • The President Hotel
        • Mischu
        • Mojo Market
        • NV-80
        • Shin Thai
        • Sundoo
        • Three Wise Monkeys

 

And we did it again!

Thousands of travelers have voted Cape Town as the best city to visit. We have been chosen as the world’s top tourist city for the seventh time in the 2019 Telegraph Awards.

With over 39 000 Telegraph readers casting their votes for their favorite holiday destination, Cape Town trumped Vancouver who came in second as well as Kyoto, Japan in third place.

This is the result of the hard work delivered by the City’s Place Marketing team and our destination marketing partner, Cape Town Tourism,” says Alderman James Vos, Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management.

Copyright to http://www.tourismupdate.co.za

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Annual Festive Lights Switch On Event

This annual event will be held on Sunday, 1 December 2019.

The Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Dan Plato, will be joined by thousands of Capetonians and visitors as he switches on the festive lights at 20h30.
A free concert will be held on the Grand Parade from 16h00 to 22h00. Road closures in Upper Adderley Street (from Strand Street) and Darling Street will be phased in from 06h00 for set-up and the public to walk the streets and enjoy the festive lights after switch on.

No parking will be permitted in Adderley Street and Darling Street from midnight on Saturday 30 November until Sunday 1 December 24h00. Build up on the Grand Parade and City Hall will commence on Monday 25 November until Tuesday 3 December 2019 which may result in congested areas in Darling Street.

We anticipate that the event will be attended by thousands of families, and we would like to encourage all guests to take advantage of extended trading hours from all shops in the area.

You are welcome to attend this event and enjoy the festivities. Why not stay with us whilst enjoying this special event. Look at our specials page

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Congratulations to the team at Bantry Bay Suite Hotel for receiving the Expedia.com LOVED BY GUESTS AWARD 2018

They are scored 8,8 out of 10 as a preferred stay to guests globally.

Reaping the awards of excellent service and offering hospitality at its best.

Well done and keep up the good work!

Cape Town, Western Cape sets new global standard for water-wise tourism

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The Western Cape province has shown a continued resilience in building a sustainable and water-wise destination amid drought concerns in the region, which has received a rapid and pragmatic response from both public and private enterprises. In the last three years, the City of Cape Town has reduced its usage by nearly 60% – a model the rest of the world can look to emulate.

In a joint statement with Wesgro – the Official Tourism, Trade & Investment Promotion Agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape – Marriot International has stated that it is ready to gear up after the hotel industry’s successful implementation of sustainable measures.

“Responsible management of natural resources in our hotel operations has been a part of our business,” said Neal Jones, chief sales and marketing officer, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International.

“With the rise in unpredictable weather patterns, stresses on natural capital and resources, air and water quality issues, there is a rising need for a more conscious and proactive approach to environmental performance. We aspire to be the global hospitality leader that demonstrates how responsible hotel management can create economic opportunities and be a positive force for the environment and I am delighted to see how our hotels in Cape Town and Western Cape have come together to find innovative sustainable solutions.”

A variety of water-wise initiatives have provided confidence in the destination. These include finding alternative water sources, such as the installation of the desalination plant at The Westin Cape Town that has helped provide potable water to the city’s three major hotels including The Westin Cape Town, Southern Sun Waterfront and Southern Sun Cullinan, together with a broader swing towards water-sensible lifestyles for local residents and businesses.

Unparalleled destination continues to entice

The industry is firm on the need for resource management; however, they concur that visitors should definitely continue to visit Cape Town and the Western Cape and explore the unparalleled attractions and experiences.

“We have acted with urgency to ensure that our businesses are visitor-ready, so it’s time to come and see for yourself that the Cape is waiting. Throughout this period, we have coordinated as an industry to share the latest, expert information, and our current status is that the Cape is thriving. Whether you’re looking to investigate trade and investment opportunities, business travel or simply enjoy a break, now’s the time to do it,” said Danny Bryer of Protea Hotels by Marriott.

This consensus view is echoed by Michael Tollman of Cullinan Holdings as well as Keith Randall, CEO of the Hospitality Property Fund and Martin Wiest, CEO of Tourvest Destination Management.

“We’ve adapted to our new normal and we are pressing ahead both as individual businesses and collectively as an industry to ensure all-round sustainability,” added Bryer.

Wesgro CEO, Tim Harris praised both locals and tourists who had contributed towards building a sustainable, water-smart destination: “Cape Town and the Western Cape is setting a new global standard for water-wise tourism. Climate change is a reality in many places around the world, and we have shown that it is possible to adapt and grow, by working together and being sustainable. We encourage tourists from around South Africa and the world to experience our beautiful region – all of our jaw-dropping attractions and experiences are still here waiting for you.”

Harris added: “Tourism helps support over 300,000 jobs across the Western Cape, and your visit to our province will make a real difference in the lives of so many people in our province. Thank you for being part of our water-wise tourism movement, and for boosting our economy and creating jobs in South Africa.”

 

 

 

Two employees at one of Cape Town’s luxurious hotels are reaping the rewards of their dedication for delightfully serving their clientele.
Maxwell Magodla,35, is from Gugulethu. He has always been an ambitious person, hungry for growth and with a drive to have a positive influence on people around him.
He has been promoted to General Manager at the Bantry Bay Suite Hotel.
“I love people, providing excellent service and meeting individuals from all walks of life, so it comes as no surprise that I ended up in the hospitality industry,” explains Maxwell.

Maxwell describes himself as ambitious, innovative, and driven, so much so that he has completed a Hotel Management diploma at Intec College, which helped pave the way to his employment at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), The President Hotel and Bantry Bay Suit Hotel.
Maxwell has previously won the award for ‘Long Service’– 11 years of dedication, which he now channels into Bantry Bay Suite Hotel.
According to Maxwell, the best choice he has made was becoming a husband, father and a mentor to his younger colleagues.
“It brings me joy to see people I have mentored prosper and achieve their dreams, I too was them once upon a time and I owe it to Frank Gormley (Owner at President Hotel and Bantry Bay Suite Hotel), Jeremy Clayton (GM at President Hotel) and Dr.K Booi (Pastor) for being my mentors,” he said.
When asked where he sees himself in the future, Maxwell stated that he would like to own his own hotel and assist hospitality students grow in their field.
He urges the youth of South Africa to utilise the opportunities they are presented with and always have positive attitude.

And then there is Yvonne Sigenu, who is the deputy manager at the same hotel.
Born in Keiskammahoek in the Eastern Cape, but raised in Cape Town, Yvonne Sigenu describes herself as hardworking with a love for people from all walks of life.
Through pure dedication and tenacity, she boasts with an accomplishment of the “10 Year Long Service award.”
In 1993, Yvonne started her hospitality career at the Courtyard Hotel as a room attendant after which she joined Bantry Bay Suite Hotel as a Linen Keeper in 1999.

With a keen interest to succeed, Yvonne often turned to her role models such as her mother, Diana Romberg – MD of the Rellais Hotel at that time and hotel managing partners Frank Gormley and Emily Whitefield.
Some of Yvonne’s hobbies include, playing netball, cooking for her family, and helping the elderly as she loves assisting others in achieving their goals. Yvonne believes that education is the key to success and hopes to impact those around her in a positive manner.

2018 marks 19 years of service for Yvonne at the luxury suite hotel accompanied by a well-deserved promotion to Deputy General Manager. When discussing her journey at Bantry Bay Suite Hotel, she added, “Being promoted to Deputy General Manager is my proudest moment – every day I get to do what I love by servicing guests and meeting people from around the world. I am excited for what the future holds for me.”
Favourite Quote: “Shine to those around you.”