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A Whale of a View

2 Zenon Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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Ranked #43 of 78 Plettenberg Bay B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Comfort, quirk and character - these are some of the things one can experience at Whale of a View. With magnificent views of the beach and the river, the rooms are full of character with plenty of communal space and a beautifully kitted out kitchen, deck and open plan comfort. The staff (a family) are such warm and wonderful people... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

WHAT A VIEW!! could have stayed there forever! typical BnB with a nice host, warmly welcomed us from day one and gave advices and tipps what to see & do around Plettenberg Bay! This place is truly heaven - watchin the Wales in the morning while eating breakfast is a long life dream coming true! Lots of restaurants, fast food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We stayed for 4 nights in this lovely B&B. I could stay there for ages! We had a room with ocean view and a small private balcony. The interior was just pretty and the breakfast was really good. The staff was friendly and helpful. I just can recommend this place.the B&B is very close to a nice Beach. When we... More 

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Garden City, Michigan, Usa
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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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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
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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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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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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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