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Ocean View Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   17 Beach Road, Strand 7140, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Strand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Hotel room is ok, but the beds are terribly uncomfortable. The smell from the Ocean Basket is disgusting. Rooms are only cleaned very 4 days and the rate does not include breakfast. The parking allocated to us was given to someone else, leaving us with no-where to park. Service levels were totally unacceptable. Overall a really disappointing experience. There are... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

A beautiful view does not make up for all the other things the sucked! Keys weren't at Reception on arrival. Reception staff not friendly at all. Lift didn't work properly. Building alterations going on with banging from 8 in the morning. Parking in basement pain in butt with having to lock and unlock every time! No porter to help with... More

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Houston, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We booked a reservation made a deposit of 50% as required just to receive a letter several days ago that hotel is under new management and we must rebook and pay a deposit again. RECOMMEND YOU STAY AWAY FROM THIS ESTABLISHMENT!!!!

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Although the view from the Room was to die for - The rooms were grubby, the food was not really anything to write home about and the Lift worked on occasion and I preferred to walk up the flights of stairs as two differing people had advised that they got stuck in the lift. I was there on a conference... More

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Brackenfell, Western Cape, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My husband & I attended a wedding at the restaurant & together with another couple decided to spend the night. The other couple had made a reservation for a room sleeping 4 but was later told they had a second room for my husband & I. When we got there, our room was given to someone else and we had... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I took my husband for his birthday to Ocean View Hotel. When we made the reservations they told me that there is a new owner, so I didn't know what to expect. When we came there we had great service and the staff was very kind and helpful. Our room was clean and the view was amazing! The food was... More

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

After a few days here my friend and I were referring to the place as "Fawlty Towers"-albeit without a Basil.Enough said?Admittedly,we did have spectacular views of the titular ocean as well as mountains and the rooms were clean,though a little tired, and the beds comfortable.Staff were all very friendly and helpful,especially those in the bar and restaurant.However,reception staff were straight... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

My husband and I really looked forward to time away with our toddler for the weekend and the fact that we were on the beachfront made us even more excited. Check in time was at 2 and we decided to rather check in an hour later to avoid having to wait too long well to our surprise we ended up... More

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Velddrif, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The photo's on the website is really misleading. The guy at reception was very unprofessional and we received no welcome, no information regarding breakfast times or anything else. Thinking that we might find all information in the room, was also to no avail. No information ledger in the room. The couch in the room was torn and bleached. No remote... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Had a great experience here... Lovely people who couldn't do enough for us. The penthouse is really worth experiencing. Would recommend it highly. Food was great and the breakfast was cooked exactly how we liked it.

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Address: 17 Beach Road, Strand 7140, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Strand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean View Hotel 3*
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Ocean View Hotel Strand, South Africa - Cape Town

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