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1 room, 2 adults
Guest house

Stay at Friends

4-star4 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach nearby
  • Beach property
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
2359 Business Crescent, Betty's Bay, Western Cape, 7141, South Africa

4-star beach guesthouse with outdoor pool, near Betty's Bay Penguin Colony
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Beach nearby
    • Beach property
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Lovely rooms and host. The best thing was however the dogs ;)Nov 2, 2018
  • Very nice staff who went out of their way to ensure our stay was perfect.Feb 8, 2020

Stay at Friends

from £50
  • Boutique Room 1
  • Self-Catering Unit with 2 separate Rooms
  • Boutique Room 2

What’s around Stay at Friends


  • Betty's Bay Penguin Colony - 25-min walk
  • Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens - 3.6 mi / 5.7 km
  • Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Kogel Bay Beach - 10.9 mi / 17.5 km
  • Kleinmond Beach - 11.4 mi / 18.3 km

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 5 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-6 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle from 7:30 AM to 11 PM*


  • Free on-site self-parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Spa tub
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers: 1
  • Year Built – 2011
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Stay at Friends’s small print

Also known as

  • Stay at Friends Guesthouse
  • Stay at Friends Betty's Bay
  • Stay at Friends Guesthouse Betty's Bay
  • Stay at Friends Guesthouse
  • Stay at Friends Betty's Bay
  • Stay at Friends Guesthouse Betty's Bay


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have lifts.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Optional extras

Housekeeping is available for an additional fee

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 130 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 790 per person (one-way)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 14 and 18 costs ZAR 790 (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Stay at Friends

  • Does Stay at Friends offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Stay at Friends does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Stay at Friends?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Stay at Friends?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Stay at Friends?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Stay at Friends?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Stay at Friends?
    You can check in from 4 PM - 6 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Stay at Friends?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Red Disa Restaurant (3.6 mi), Coffee (3.7 mi) and Leopard's Kloof (3.7 mi).
  • Is an airport shuttle service offered by Stay at Friends?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 7:30 AM to 11 PM on request. The charge is ZAR 790 per person one-way.
  • What is there to do at Stay at Friends and nearby?
    Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. Stay at Friends also has a garden.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 16 reviews

Good 6.0
The home and location are beautiful and impeccably clean. The space in our room was very tight though, and did not include a mini bar that would have been welcome given the hotel is very isolated in nature. The bathroom though very clean was very basic. We also did not get any hot water. Maybe these details should be made clear prior. Very friendly staff and responsive to email. I would recommend the place to friends looking for a rustic experience.
Francesca, us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
The staff made our stay wonderful and so welcoming. The room was clean and had everything we needed. Having stayed for only one night, we did t get to enjoy the pool or their café but we really enjoyed their hospitality. Highly recommend.
ca1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The name says it all very well Both Hellen and Andy attended to us extremely well. Our room and the whole property is presented superbly. A great stay at Stay At Friends
au1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
A beautiful, quiet, out-of-the-way place
Lovely, well decorated inn with a stunning patio and yard. Our host was so kind as to drive us the 9k to the nearest delicious restaurant as we were travelling by bicycle. A short walk to the beach and a very quiet neighborhood. Morning breakfast was spectacular and filling.
Joseph, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Friendly and homely. Ideal for a few days' stay. Great breakfast
Paul, za1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic secret in Betty's Bay
This is a hidden gem and my new Shangri La in Africa. Helene is a remarkably charming, knowledgeable and friendly hostess who welcomed us upon on arrival with some tasty morsels that were prepared for us. She also provided us with a some great tips on places to see and where to eat. The name of the property may be unnoticed but it does the experience full justice. Our apartment felt like home and no compromises were made when it came to comfort. Quite honestly, it was hard to leave. The destination, Betty's Bay, was stunningly beautiful and definitely one we will return to. Thank you so much Helene, for your hospitality. Your place is beautiful and I hope that many will be able to experience it.
ie1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Don't miss this place!
We are amazed. What a welcome. We arrived a little early but nevertheless Helene greeted us with such joy we couldn’t believe it. We felt like arriving home. There was a black board who welcomed all guests arriving that day and each guests got something to drink and something homemade to eat. See the Pictures. The rooms are clean, and when I say clean, I mean clean clean :) She thought of everything, there is nothing in the room missing. From hair dryer, to tea, hot water, “what to do in bettys bay and around - booklet” and much much more. This is without doubt the best place you can go when driving the garden route! Don’t miss it. Best from Lark & Olivia
Larklind, ch2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfekte Wahl
Roswitha, de1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Das Zimmer war sehr klein. Aber dafür war die Lage ruhig. Preis für Größe des Zimmers gerade noch im Rahmen !!
de2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wir wurden sehr herzlich empfangen. Viele Tipps für Umgebung und Weiterreise. Das Frühstück war perfekt.
de1 night trip

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