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Eight Bells Mountain Inn

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Robinson Pass on R328 | Between Mosselbay and Oudtshoorn, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 12 hotels in Mossel Bay
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On arrival the Fri the car park was full of cars and motor bikes clearly enjoying the beautiful setting - fortunately there is a second car park around the corner - problem solved. I made the booking on hotels.com - I was under the impression that I booked a log cabin - I did the same booking a couple of... More

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ReneBongers, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review, I appreciate your kind words and understanding. I have checked with Bookings.com and voiced my concerns regarding possible misunderstandings on the room descriptions. This will be further discussed during Indaba in May. Our staff is our biggest asset and it is good to hear that they were able to offer you a room that... More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had yet another fantastic family break at Eight Bells. Good food, beautiful setting and that good old fashioned mountain holiday scene. Walking, horse riding, tennis etc. Take your mountain bike, great bike trails and some beautiful drives off the beaten track in the area. A day trip to Jakkalsvlei wine farm is worth it - take the dirt road linking... More

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ReneBongers, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

We are fortunate to be situated in arguably the most beautiful part of our country and to be able to offer a good old fashioned holiday to South African families is what we strive for. Thank you so much for staying with us and for your positive review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and your day trip to... More

Cape Town
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived pretty late with my guests and were welcomed with open arms, everybody ready and awaiting us...dinner was requested rather late and once again very very accommodating, staff saw to our every request and need. I actually phoned earlier that evening and asked if they could arrange a cake for us or if they perhaps had one available for... More

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ReneBongers, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

It is always nice to get a positive review, but to get such a nice review from a Tour Guide on her first visit is especially heart-warming. Thank you so much, it is good to get confirmation that our efforts are paying off and it will assist in making our staff even more dedicated. I am justly proud of their... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday lunch was expensive for what we got. At R90 we got a plated meal with two meats, beef and pork with two veg, rice and roast potatoes. Disappointing, not enough food and a mediocre flavor. The wine by the glass was also not very nice, I did ask to see the bottle and asked for a new one to... More

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ReneBongers, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

It is disappointing to hear that this client did not enjoy her lunch during a recent visit to Eight Bells. Every Sunday we serve hundreds of meals to very satisfied clients that even drive from as far as Plettenberg Bay and Stillbaai, to enjoy our legendary plated Sunday Lunch. Apart from the accolades that the staff and I get every... More

Fish Hoek, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has always been on my bucket list to stay here. My only regret was I left it so late to try it. We has the Swiss Chalet and it was great. The food was outstanding and way more than I could eat. I loved the silence and even though lots of motorcyclists descended on the place, you could not... More

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ReneBongers, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

It is a pity you left it so late but at least you can now tick off one of the items on your bucket list. Thank you so much for staying with us and for your very positive review. Peace and tranquillity is but one thing we offer apart from the vast range of outdoor activities. You choose a weekend... More

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Way back when I was a tourist guide I got to stay at Eight Bells a few times and always enjoyed it so I jumped at the opportunity to spend a night on a recent business trip on the Garden Route. The hotel makes one feel at home with excellent personal service. I recognized the two ladies in the restaurant... More

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ReneBongers, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

It was nice to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay here at Eight Bells and that you recognised two of our long-serving staff members. We are very fortunate to have fantastic staff, some of which have been with us for nearly fourty years and we are justly proud that we are now on the fourth generation of two families... More

Sherborne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the chalets. Lovely views, clean and staff were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed all the facilities with our family, incl our 2 young grandsons who had a super time....all made more enjoyable by the excellent weather. We would recommend a stay there if you want to be peaceful and relaxed or to enjoy the... More

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ReneBongers, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

Every review is important to us and we thank you for your positive views on our property. Apart from the mountain bike tracks offering a 15km, 35km and a 75km route from our hotel, we offer lots of wide open spaces with hard surfaces for the guests grandchildren to ride their bikes on. Perhaps he was not made aware of... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The log cabin was well appointed, very clean and neat and the view wonderful. We walked along the "yellow trail" which meanders through the forest and river: it was lovely and peaceful. We loved the quaint bell ringing to announce tea and meal times. The sitting room and bar are very cosy. Staff members are very friendly and helpful and... More

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ReneBongers, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review, it is much appreciated. We strive to meet and surpass every guests expectation and are particularly pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Eight Bells soon. More

Emsworth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the log cabins and the freedom of the grounds that are on offer at Eight Bells, we arrived in time for complementary afternoon tea that was great. Breakfast was good and the evening meal was good and wholesome. But I was disappointed that my Bobotie was a bit bland. The staff were very helpful and aimed to please.

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ReneBongers, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your fair and honest review, it is much appreciated. I will speak to our cooks to ensure that if requested we add a bit more oemf to our Ostrich Bobotie. We are justly proud of our staff and what they achieve in satisfying the needs of our clients. Thank you once again and we hope to welcome... More

Leeds, UK
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
30 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely room, good swimming pool, extremely well proced, great gardens. No air con, but good ceiling fan, adequate bathroom, excellent views. Food average, but well proced. Good breakfast, excellent staff

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ReneBongers, General Manager at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate all reviews and am especially pleased that we were able to meet with your expectations. It is always nice to receive such positive feedback and we will certainly share your views with our great staff. Thank you and we hope to be of service again soon. More

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Additional Information about Eight Bells Mountain Inn

Address: Robinson Pass on R328 | Between Mosselbay and Oudtshoorn, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Mossel Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 hotels in Mossel Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Eight Bells Mountain Inn 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in South Africa’s picturesque Garden Route, Eight Bells Mountain Inn nestles in the Ruiterbos Valley Region at the foot of the Robinson Pass on the R328 between Mossel Bay (35km) and Oudtshoorn (50km). Renowned for its friendly hospitality, superb service and range of recreational facilities amidst magnificent mountain scenery.Facilities include swimming pool, tennis courts, squash, bowls, billiards, children’s play park and playroom, horse riding, walking trails, birding, on the 400-acre estate.Free wifi in all public areas and rooms. ... more   less 
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