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57 Camps Bay Drive, Camps Bay 8040, South Africa
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Whale Cottage Camps Bay
Ranked #53 of 57 Camps Bay B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading the reviews on Tripadvisor I was a bit concerned and contemplated cancelling, but I am SO glad we didn't! These tripadvisor reviews are super misleading. My wife and I had a fantastic experience from beginning to end. We were warmly welcomed by Chris, the owner with a South African sherry on arrival, had our bags carried upstairs and... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never put much stock into reviews of accommodation on the internet and so didn't really check this place out online before booking. It is after all in Camps bay and cost the same as the other places we stayed throughout our two week tour of the Garden Route. What a mistake. This was the last stop on our... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This place is so bad it is no longer ratable. It may have had some charm some years ago, but is now a run down dilapitated place in urgent need of a full refurbishment. It is simply the worst accommodation experience I have had in my many decades of travel. The owner - Chris, is a most unprofessiional rude individual... More 

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Pretoria
2 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I would not advise anybody to book at the Whale Cottage, Camps Bay. The owner, a lady, is extremely unfriendly, my room was dirty, the toilet was despicable and no towels on the rails. My bedding had holes in it and hairs from the previous occupant was in the bed. I cannot recommend this establishment to anybody.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Booked two rooms from the USA for 10 days in March 2014. I arrived with my 82 year old mother and my stepfather. We were told to carry our own heavy suitcases up a narrow, steep and dark staircase to our rooms as there was no one besides Chris (the owner) at the guest house and she certainly wasn't going... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We stayed at this B&B in 2009 and I couldnt believe the deterioration since then. We arrived at 13:50 and got told by a scared looking staff member that Chris the owner would be furious if she let us in before 2pm! We requested a cot for our toddler when booking, only to arrive to no cot. The staff told... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I'm sorry to say our experience at Whale Cottage was rather terrible. We stayed at Whale Cottage as no other accommodation was available in Camps Bay. Myself and a friend stayed in the very small Penguin room at the back of the property with a view of the car park. After speaking with other guests we realised we were paying... More 

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White River South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

We have travelled a lot, and this is the worst experience we have ever had. we stayed in the bay suite, outside, upstairs. the shower over the bath, was so badly designed, the water went all over the bathroom floor, and the bath was so slippery, you had to be very careful not to slip. you could not bath either,... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I am a well travelled business man and cannot believe the service I got at booking stage from this owner. I want to warn other unexpected travelers that this is one of the places you MUST AVOID at all costs. I was lucky that I did not actually stay there as the rude service I got when just inquiring if... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I stayed in a room in a separate part of the building from my 4 friends I came away with, the staircase (more like a ladder to a tree house) to my room (called: Penguin) was extremely steep and wobbly. Having read reviews prior to arrival I was a little apprehensive (Camps bay was fully booked so had to stay... More 

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Additional Information about Whale Cottage Camps Bay

Address: 57 Camps Bay Drive, Camps Bay 8040, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Whale Cottage Camps Bay Hotel Camps Bay
Whale Cottage Camps Bay Cape Town, South Africa

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