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Whale's Way Ocean Retreat

858, 6th Avenue, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
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Ranked #31 of 49 Wilderness B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Staying with a group of paragliders we enjoyed not only the wonderful paragliding surroundings of Wilderness but also our accomodation which made it be the perfect stay. Every day charming Anna surprised us with a lovely breakfast on the terrasse with ocean view. Eitherway the rooms are all furnished personnally and with taste so we felt at home immediately. As... More

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Paris, France
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Our host screwed up our reservation (without admitting guilt) so we ended up driving there for only one night with no other options proposed to us for longer stay. If you insist on this location, double check by phone knowing they charge your room upfront too ! We stayed in the large bedroom suite which in itself is nice but... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We had booked three rooms at Whale's Way a few months before our family trip at the beginnig of January. My very old parents from Europe were visiting, so we got them one room each, and we as a young family got another room for us. This was our family holiday we waited for a long time. All rooms were... More

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This was officially the best B&B, and maybe the best place to stay I've ever been too! The room is massive, with a view of the ocean on one side, and of the mountains on the other. We traveled as a family, so there was a king-sized bed and a sofa-bed for us to use. We had a well-stocked minibar,... More

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

That B&B has a terrific view to the ocean, is located right at the beach where you can swim, go running, for a walk ... We booked the fancy and huge penthouse style room and it was the best stay ever. Host: nice and helpful. What an unforgettable stay. Thank you Deidre!

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Commugny, Switzerland
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Wonderful location. The house is situated on high cliff , amazing ocean view specially from balcony where the breakfast is served. However there are several steps down to the beach it is absolutely worth to walk downstairs and admire kilometer beach. If you can choose take a room upstairs, the huge room with view ocean on one side and mountains... More

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London
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19 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

What a fantastic room! Simply huge, bright with windows at both ends of the room with views either of the ocean on one side or the mountains on the other. You needed GPS just to find your way from one end of the room to the other! The property is high above the beach, there are some steps down, but... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Overbooking seems to be a serious issue in this establishment (see other ratings) - we booked the prime suite, which we were informed at the time of arrival (!) was occupied due to overbooking. Guess this was already known before we arrived however no notice from establishment - for the price you're paying here this is an absolut NO-GO!!! It... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

Very nice place, unfortunately the little appartment downstairs wasn't completely what we expected. A little on the expensive side for what you get. Anna, the extremely friendly and nice lady made our stay! The location is great!

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Zutphen, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We were promised( by means of Booking.com) a room with an ocean view, balcony , and wifi. What we got was a room too small even to accomodate a single chair. It was named Beach room and on the ground floor so, obviously, it didn't have a balcony. Unfortunately, it didn't have a seaview either, just a fence 2 metres... More

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Address: 858, 6th Avenue, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Whale's Way is a stunning ocean-front retreat where you feel at home from the moment you arrive. Enjoy the spectacular ocean and mountain views and watch whales and dolphins from your bedroom. All the rooms have ocean views, TV, DVD and CD player. The style is light and open-plan with a natural elegance. The Penthouse rooms are particularly luxurious and decadent, perfect for those that appreciate the best of everything. Relax in the jacuzzi overlooking the Indian Ocean, walk along the deserted beach, enjoy a breathtaking sunset and be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves. Treat yourself to a rejuvenating Ki massage in situ. Many fine golf courses nearby. French and Spanish spoken. ... more   less 
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