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Big Blue Beach Lodge

20 Mackerel Road, Beachview, Port Elizabeth 6070, South Africa
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Ranked #3 of 4 Beachview B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I have stayed at the Big Blue many times over the years and they have yet to disappoint me, I just love the place and the hospitality shown to me every time I and my daughter visit, I just can not fault the place. The rooms are all very clean and extremely comfortable, I recently stayed in the "Family Room"... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a true gem set in a wonderful location with fabulous views of the Indian ocean where we where we were lucky to have both whale and dolphin sightings from our room. The tasty and filling breakfast was a great way to start the day. Will definitely return when visiting Port Elizabeth and hopefully more of the Eastern Cape.... More 

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Damme, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We were looking for a place to stay for one night and the Big Blue Beach Lodge had been recommended to us by guests at another place. We were not to be disappointed! A very friendly reception by the manageress, an impressive view, good accommodation plus a tasty breakfast made our stay at the Lodge one to remember with pleasure.... More 

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Puerto Limón, Limon, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

For my last two days in South Africa I was looking for a nice place close to the sea and not too far from PE Airport. At Big Blue Beach Lodge I found more than that, namely a clean, quiet and cozy place among lovely people - like a home away from home!

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Limavady, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This is the 2nd time visiting Big Blue. On both occassions we found the available facilities and accomodation to be excellent. The villa is ideally situated beside the indian ocean with tremendous views and the sound of the sea rolling in make it a very relaxing location. Although Big Blue is not in PE itself it is only a short... More 

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This place is AMAZING!! We have used Big Blue for staff meetings and conference venue as well as staff sleeping over. The hospitality at Big Blue is just fantastic and they are always willing to assist to your every need. The rooms are always pristine and well looked after. The food is great. ALL ROUND GREAT SERVICE, I WILL DEFINITELY... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

The bb is not nearly as nice as being advertised. There was loud music from a band practising for about two hours, with no regard to the guests. I was really disappointed. The room has a tired feel. There was no shampoo's. The staff are friendly

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Monique P, Manager at Big Blue Beach Lodge, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear your stay with us was not to your satisfaction. We will take your critisicm seriously and improve the points you mentioned. Just to clarify. There is not normally loud music playing. This was a once off situation and the music was turned off at 21:00. I apologize once again if it caused any inconvenience. As... More 

Bunia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We spent one night here on our way to Port Elizabeth. Maybe my geography is lousy, but I did not expect to find ourselves 20km from PE in a holiday town with zero facilities. We were directed to the one nearby restaurant which was closed, we had to drive to a suburb of PE to find food. The hotel room... More 

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port elizabeth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

I have had so many wonderful stays at BBBL, too many to mention. I have sent many clients as well as friends and family to Monique, and they all have had excellent, stays. The resident Chef, Carl is an added bonus, should you not feel like going out to eat. The staff are friendly, helpful and efficient.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

I am lucky to say that I been a regular visitor the Big Blue Guesthouse over the last 8 years, and can happily say that it is a truly fantastic place to stay. All rooms are very comfortable, the meals are exceptional and hospitality second to none. The sea-views and sun-sets from the venue are just amazing, just cant wait... More 

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