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Dolphin View Guesthouse

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   30 Dogwood | Wavecrest, Jeffreys Bay 6331, South Africa
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Ranked #24 of 39 Jeffreys Bay B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ilze S Durbanville, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would like to say the room was clean and comfortable, but it wasn't, the furniture was badly stianed, and the carpet a bit crunchy under foot! The "open plan " bathroom left things to be desired, the bath looked as though it hadn't been cleaned in a while The furniture in the bedroom was old and badly stained, and... More

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AllAfrica, Owner at Dolphin View Guesthouse, responded to this review

We are sorry you didn't have a good experience at Dolphin View. We have looked seriously into your remarks and have decided to change a few things in the Ocean Room. In fact we have started revamping the room already and I am happy to put foto's of the end results on Tripadvisor when finished. Regarding the WiFi just note... More

Durbanville, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights @ the Dolphin View Guesthouse in Jeffrey's Bay. Our room had a beautiful view overlooking the ocean. The room and en-suite bathroom is spacious and neat, but the décor is old-fashioned. The breakfast display was great and the hostess was friendly and helpful to ensure our stay in Jeffrey's Bay was pleasant

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

great accom, close to all attractions! love it. will visit & stay there again.Host is awesome & gave great advice on places to visit as I only had one night & needed to make the most of it! beautiful room, very spacious. romantic as the pool is indoors so can also be used in winter with no limitations!

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Toronto, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My family and I visited in late June and stayed in two of the rooms - Dolphin Suite (myself, wife and 2 kids) and the Whale Room (grandparents). We found the accommodation to be fantastic, the breakfast was amazing and the location was ideal for us. We didn't want to be located right at the beach and the central location... More

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Postmasburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Our stay at dolphin guesthouse was very nice. The view the breakfast the room everything was Very nice. Will visit dolphin guesthouse again when on leave. It is near everything yet far enough to not being disturb by noise of passing cars. The landlady was also very helpfull with information to made our stay a welcomed one.

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East London, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This is a very unique setting with an indoor pool and 'floating' breakfast table. We enjoyed building a nice big fire on a chilly June evening. The staff were friendly and happy to advise on eateries, attractions and activities.

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Planned a special weekend away and stayed in the dolphin suite. The owner was very friendly, unfortunately the cold water was completely dirty and muddy, apparently it has been like that for 3 weeks. I made my booking the week before arriving so that would have been nice to know. Because of this we had no cold water, meaning we... More

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Bern, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Stayed in Jeffrey's Bay one night in the Dolphin View Guesthouse and experienced a great time. The Whale Room we had was very comfortable, with a huge door, nice view and a lot of special little things. The breaktfast aera with the pool is just great and the owner very nice and helpful!!

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Dolphin View is in a residential area on a hill a few minutes drive from the centre of Jeffrey’s Bay. It is run by a young Dutch girl who lives on the premises and who couldn’t be more friendly and helpful. Its striking feature is that the guest rooms open on to the indoor pool, which creates a luxurious and... More

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Woodford Green, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2010

Stayed in Jefferey's Bay for 2 nights on our FIFA World Cup trip between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Football supporters aside the town is quiet in winter, but the dolphin view is a guest house to enjoy. The rooms are set around an indoor pool, making it a little different and worthwhile.

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Address: 30 Dogwood | Wavecrest, Jeffreys Bay 6331, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Jeffreys Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dolphin View Guesthouse 3*
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Located in the Noorse Kloof Nature Reserve in a peaceful, safe and quiet area not far from shops. From the Guestrooms you have stunning views over the reserve and the ocean and you can enjoy the prolific bird life from your private balcony. Dolphin View J-Bay offers a Indoor Pool and BBQ. Guesthouse offers two Double Rooms and two Family Rooms and a Honeymoon Suite.Rooms can be booked with breakfast or as self catering.Dolphin View Accommodation Jeffreys Bay located 45 min from Port Elizabeth in the Malaria free Eastern Cape of South Africa on route to the Garden Route and Cape Town. ... more   less 
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