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A Whale of a View

2 Zenon Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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Ranked #44 of 73 Plettenberg Bay B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014
Joseph E Garden City, Michigan, Usa
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 stars
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Garden City, Michigan, Usa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We stayed in a garden view room that had a 1950's decoration theme. We have two small children and they accommodated us very well with a cot and a crib. The breakfast was excellent and the kitchen facilities were open for us to use. It has a fantastic view on the top floor and I think an ocean view room... More

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Communication before arrival was reasonable and we were looking forward to resting after a lengthy drive as we arrived on Christmas eve in the late afternoon. After being shown to our room and given no information - we were told the owner would come see us shortly, we took a look at our surroundings. Unfortunately, the Garden Room seemed to... More

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Cologne, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The house has its own charme. They collect alot and therefore each room has its own character. We took the room upstairs. The view was great..the room as well. The breakfast was yummy and we could sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view over the ocean. The owner provided us with information and took really good care. Go there !!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This hotel lives up to it's name, and offers a fantastic ocean view from upstairs rooms. This is an unusual but quirky hotel, that is full of character. We were met by Inge the manager, who made us very welcome, and showed us our very large room, which had a "Marilyn Munroe" theme. The en-suite room was spotless, and we... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This was a charming and peaceful little b&b. Each room is uniquely decorated and with such character! There was a beautiful bath, great shower, clean, and homey. Our room on the top floor with view of the bay was just stunning. Slept like a queen here.

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Dordrecht South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We arrived at this B and B after a long and tiring drive at about 17h00 only to find that despite having reserved accommodation over two weeks previously and paid a deposit, they did not have the accommodation I had reserved. We were left standing in the parking area while they ascertained this for about half and hour. From what... More

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Zelda111, Owner at A Whale of a View, responded to this review

It was a booking made by a deposit which we did not pick up and we did not confirm the booking because of that. we are really sorry about this mistake .this tape of booking mistake does happen and it is any B&B worse night-mare. All we can do is to appolgies again for our mistake. Zelda More

Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We stayed over in Australia, NZ, 14 Countries in Europe, London, USA 32 states, Israel, etc,,,,,,we found Whale of a view in Plett, WORLD STANDARD.. Very much like places in Europe, not completely sound proof, but all else was perfect. Inge, the hostess, is very professional and makes you feel right at home. The breakfast is very good, even if... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

So the summer holidays are a time to unwind & recharge the batteries. My wife & I discovered that a place of peace & tranquility is a pre-requisite to achieve this. We checked in for 7 nights and this became our base, our home from home as we explored the Plettenberg Bay Area. Our 50's/60's-style ground floor room with direct... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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179 reviews 179 reviews
51 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

What a lovely place this is situated minutes walk from N2, the famous Plettenberg bay, a huge shopping centre where you can do your food shopping and the town centre. Inge, the daughter, did look after us very well giving us lots of information and organising our trips for us. We were left to do our own thing so you... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We had a wonderful stay here. Gorgeous views, beautiful rooms to make you feel relaxed and at home... very spacious and excellent detail. Excellent recommendations of restaurants and things to do plus a discount was given on a couple of attractions. We had wonderful service yet lots of privacy. Would also be a lovely place to stay if travelling with... More

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Address: 2 Zenon Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Indulge yourself in a fresh quirky decor, quaint but with real charm and warmth. You will genuinely feel like welcome house guests, rather than paying customers. Sitting on your private patio with a sundowner in hand you can enjoy the ambiance with the panoramic views of the ocean, lagoon and mountains. The salt water pool provides the perfect venue to relax after a long days exploring. We have 4 unique en-suit rooms. Two of the ensuit have spectacular sea mountain views. 1 Bedroom are en-suit garden room and 1 budget en-suit, each with their own entrance overlooking the swimming pool.All the rooms have a private entrance and en suite bathrooms (bath and shower) with complimentary amnesties. 3 Have safe ,shared satelite TV, bar fridge, fan, 100% cotton linen, wireless internet and tea/coffee facilities.Secure parking behind fencing with a remote control gate. Guest cooking facilities with a view available.We are walking distance from the lagoon, sea, shops and restaurants.For the golf fanatics Goose Valley is less than 3km away and the Plettenberg Bay Country Club is a mere 7km away. They will advice on where to eat, and how to spend the day, as well as making phone calls to place dinner reservations and next day destination. ... more   less 
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