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Whale Cottage Camps Bay

57 Camps Bay Drive, Camps Bay 8040, South Africa
Whale Cottage Camps Bay
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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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Johannesburg
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I paid for a month's accommodation including a deposit based on a month's rental. At the start of the process Chris was pleasant and I proceeded with the booking and the moment I had paid she turned into the rudest person I have dealt with. She kept changing the terms, I was not allowed to contact her but only by... More 

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Tunis, Tunisia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We regret having not checked out the reviews on this place before booking and paying for this accommodation. We would never have have stayed at this place. We stayed in a two bedroom apartment. We booked last minute and after searching for days and getting desperate, this was the only place that was available. That should have been a red... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The Problems at Whale Cottage. 1). We asked for the Towels to be changed. The Owner (Chris) said that she only changes them if anyone stops up to a Week. We were there for 4 Days, I thought this was unacceptable. She even turned around and said that they would hang them over the Doors. 2). There were dead insects... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The reviews are very clear. This is a place with big problems. We had the same difficulties as many others - beginning with issues about gaining access and checking in. In our case, the owner was spectacularly rude to my wife in the presence of other guests. As one does in such moments, we thought about just leaving there and... More 

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Eastern Cape, South Africa
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We've just returned from a trip to Cape town and I felt strongly about warning people against staying at Whale Cottage. It was the lowlight of our trip! I unfortunately never read all the bad reviews for Whale cottage before booking - big mistake!. I agree fully with all the terrible ratings they've been given. The place is run down,... More 

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Boksburg, South Africa
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Arrived to a greeting of "what do you want" our reply being we have a reservation. Owner "Chris " argued and we produced reservation. Room was not ready and the owners attitude was appalling. The guest house is looking "Tired" and I question the general cleanliness from towels that need softener to hand wash dispenser which is broken. We had... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Unfortunately my story about a business trip to Cape Town, which normally is memorable, turned out to be a horror story all due to a guesthouse owner who has overstayed her welcome in the hospitality market. It all started with check-in when we were informed that she was not informed of our arrival time thus " please return " at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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
1 review
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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
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16 helpful votes 16 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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