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Dune Ridge Country House

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   cnr R330 and Tarragona Road, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014
Reynier2014 V Struisbaai
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Struisbaai
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were received with smiling staff, Service was excellent, food was excellent, very friendly staff. Overall very good stay over, just the faulty gas powered fireplace that bugged us (on a very cold evening)

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DuneRidgeSFB, Owner at Dune Ridge Country House, responded to this review

Dear Reynier and Family Thank you for the review. I must apologise for the gas fireplace, we have looked into this and it seems it was an airlock in the piping. We did however ensure that there were normal oil heaters on in the evenings, as well as electric blankets on the childrens beds and hot water bottles in the... More

West Indies
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Tucked away from the bay, we stayed in an extremely spacious cottage behind the main building with all the amenities one would need. It was a bit chilly and though the fireplace did not work, a heater was readily provided on request (hot water bottles are also provided during turn-down service). Dinner was a real highlight of our short stay.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Thank you Dune Ridge for excellent Service!!!!!! & Food!!!!!!!! We were so Blessed to stay with you, & thank you for the extra care 😷,med lemon , lots of smiles, lovely Fathers Day meal. We would recommend you with a smile to people of any age etc.

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DuneRidgeSFB, Owner at Dune Ridge Country House, responded to this review

Dear Elna and Reynier and Children It was so nice having you here for the weekend. I hope that despite the cold weather and rain you managed to see a little of how amazing our little town and surrounds are. Thank you for the amazing review - I will definitely pass the praise and good feedback onto all my lovely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stayed 2 nights DBB in a garden suite. This really is a place to relax and be pampered. From arrival to leaving we received the highest care and attention - and it seemed to happen as if it is the norm to all the staff and not any effort. Our room was large and comfortable with a large bathroom and... More

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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I had the pleasure of spending two nights while on business. The Dune Ridge is not just a place to stay and dine it a whole experience of the most enjoyable order of magnitude. The finish and detail in the bedrooms if followed through to the dining and service without fail. If you are looking for a magical retreat and... More

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Irene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We truly enjoyed being pampered. I would particularly recommend Dune Ridge over Christmas when St Francis Bay gets so noisy. We stayed in a family unit and could entertain our friends in privacy. Breakfast was a treat.

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DuneRidgeSFB, Owner at Dune Ridge Country House, responded to this review

Dear Lynn Thank you for the wonderful review. We really appreciate the feedback and it was so nice that you felt comfortable enough to bring your friends over to visit and enjoy the guest house and surroundings. We hope you had a safe trip back home and hope that you will return again in the near future. Kindest Regards Sarah More

Kungsbacka, Sweden
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Our family of two adults and two children stayed for 5 nights at Dune Ridge in Jan '14. Dune Ridge is a small establishment and there were very few other guests at the time of our stay so we literally had the place to ourselves except for a day or two, which made it very peaceful and quiet. The rooms... More

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DuneRidgeSFB, Owner at Dune Ridge Country House, responded to this review

Dear Lars Greetings from sunny St Francis. I hope you and the family are all well and hopefully planning the next vacation to South Africa. Many thank for the great review. With regards to the pool pumps not running we try and ensure that the main pool runs on a timer that it is off during the day and then... More

Marly-le-roi, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Dune Ridge Country House is a nice and quiet place outside of St Francis Bay. Nevertheless my wife and I didn't feel properly welcomed by the owner/manager of the guest house. The lady in charge of the guests has not been properly trained and is left on her own. Furthermore considering the price asked for there is no real value... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The owner showed little interest during our visit. The staff member who looked after us lacked any front of house skills. We had dinner there one night but only two other guests dined and it was like a church. Dinner in silence with no atmosphere. The meal was good quality but was only available if chosen by 10am on the... More

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DuneRidgeSFB, Owner at Dune Ridge Country House, responded to this review

Dear Guests I am terribly sorry for your apparent bad experience at the guest house. I do find this review rather mortifying considering its our first "bad" review. I would like to correct you in saying though that we have only been operational for just under two years and won Best Country House Nationally for service excellence in our category.... More

South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

What a beautiful Country House in a lovely setting. The rooms are large and airy, spacious private veranda's overlooking a lovely garden are cool and inviting. The staff are friendly, attentive and take time to explain the services available, the areas sites and information on where to eat. The welcoming homemade lemonade was refreshing on a hot humid day. The... More

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Address: cnr R330 and Tarragona Road, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Saint Francis Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dune Ridge Country House 4*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Set in an extraordinary location on the outskirts of the picturesque village of St Francis Bay, this country house epitomises tranquility. This intimate family run guest house surrounded by rich coastal fynbos, an abundance of birdlife and large gardens typifies comfort and charm without compromising service or attention to detail. ... more   less 
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