Stay at Friends

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Stay at Friends

Stay at Friends

4.0 star property
4-star beach guesthouse with outdoor pool, near Betty's Bay Penguin Colony

9.6/10 Exceptional

17 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting rooms available
The price is $59
Price available on 7/10/2022
2359 Business Crescent, Betty's Bay, Western Cape, 7141
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Spa tub
  • Room service
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Front desk safe
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Microwave
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Stay at Friends

Stay at Friends offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for ZAR 790 per person one-way. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool and indulge in massages. A spa tub and a terrace are offered, and in-room conveniences at this upscale guest house include refrigerators and microwaves. Fellow travelers like the breakfast.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 4 PM - 6 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 15
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

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


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


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

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8 AM–9:30 AM
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Taking the kids

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Public winery tours
  • Beach nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Ziplining nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2011
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa tub


  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Select Comfort mattress
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 130 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 790 per person (one-way)
  • Housekeeping is available for an additional fee

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 14 and 18 costs ZAR 790 (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which 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/bachelor and hen/bachelorette 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 elevators.

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.

Also known as

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

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Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

A Betty’s Bay Gem
Amazing venue with fantastic rooms
James, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very nice staff who went out of their way to ensure our stay was perfect.
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

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, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Friendly and homely. Ideal for a few days' stay. Great breakfast
Paul, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely rooms and host. The best thing was however the dogs ;)
KB, 1-night trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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, 2-night trip
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