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Whale Cottage Plettenberg Bay

26 Boston Light Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2011

We were dissapointed, pool was green, we asked for a room with a bath (did not get it), far from the beach and just overall did not live up to expectation based on photo's and discription on web. The staff running it where very helpfull, but seemed to live in fear of the owner.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2011

Utterly incompetent staff running the place, unnecessarily bureaucratic checking in procedures, front door that didn't lock, pool too dirty to swim in and meagre badly-presented breakfast. When I raised these points with the managers, they were rude aggressive and totally unwilling to be held accountable. This was a total rip off and I would never again stay in a Whale... More 

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JHB
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2010

The guest house itself is not great - doors don't lock, most notably the front door, the pool was green, the air conditioner was broken. Do not be fooled by the website either the house is VERY FAR from the main beach and town and you have a glimpse of the sea from your room- to say the rooms are... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2010

A very nice clean and comfortable guest house. Beautifully decorated. Very friendly. helpful staff. S beautiful swimming pool and a wonderful ocean view makes you relaxed in a perfect way.

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italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2010

We booked for two nights but we escaped from Plattenbergbay and the Whale cottage. We didn't like it at all. Obviously the second night was charged and paid already. No one inside the house a part from the girl who prepared the breakfast, we were the only guests, also at night. Breakfast where fruit already became brown - looked not... More 

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redruth cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2009

we only stayed 1 night as we was working our way around the garden route, from the outside its deceiving, once inside it is so well done out that you wish you had a home just like it, outside pool, great view as well, if you go to plett bay, it is well worth the money to stay there.

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Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2009

Whale Cottage has everything you could ask for in a bed and breakfast; a beautiful setting, inspired rooms and friendly staff. Above all else, what makes Whale Cottage (Plettenberg) such a desirable guest house is its real sense of homeliness, a feeling which grabs you as soon as you arrive. This is primarily down to the lovely Eric (the amiable... More 

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London
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2008

we came across whale cottage as it was the only place in Plett that had a free room. we booked for one night and then decided to stay a second. the room was big, airy, cool and well equipped. the only thing missing was a little fridge. you have your own balcony over looking the ocean and pool area. Breakfast... More 

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Durban South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2008

The brand new Whale Cottage in Plettenberg Bay is Awesome!!! We have stayed at numerous B&B's/ Guesthouses in South Africa, but Whale Cottage in Plett is definately a cut above the rest. If you want the best room in Plett, then book the Whale Room. It is fabulous! Manageress Marie-louise and her staff are great. Nothing is too much for... More 

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