We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 57 Camps Bay B&Bs / inns

Whale Cottage Camps Bay

Save
You added Whale Cottage Camps Bay to your Saves list
57 Camps Bay Drive, Camps Bay 8040, South Africa
Hotel amenities
Whale Cottage Camps Bay
Ranked #52 of 57 Camps Bay B&B and Inns
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Camps Bay
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

137 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    29
    16
    15
    10
    67
See reviews for
26
42
17
8
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (17)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (137)
  • Mar-May only
    (45)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (15)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (29)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (48)
All months
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Pretoria
2 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 30
Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 13
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
London
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 10
White River South Africa
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
14 helpful votes 14 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 14
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 13
Beaconsfield
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

When you have been to a place beforehand, and enjoyed a good stay, you never think of checking Tripadvisor before re-booking it. Ohhhhh how wrong was I!? We stayed in 2009 and although the rooms were small, and there was a water leak from the patio door (which was summarily resolved with extra towels placed on the floor) we had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 12
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

The rudest and most unhelpful owner of the B&B which made us want to avoid going back to relax there. Dirty place, overall a nasty experience. Cockroaches. Worse than poor service- actually nasty behaviour from the I owner Chris is inexcusable for someone in the hospitality industry. Do not stay here EVER! In my view, if you have a chip... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 15
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Whale Cottage Camps Bay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

59 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (59)
Viewed
Room/suite (28)
Viewed
Bathroom (10)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (5)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
Other (3)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay