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3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Main Road, Port St Johns 5120, South Africa
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Outspan Inn
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Port Shepstone, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My husband and I spent our first night of our Honeymoon at Outspan Inn and it was well worth it! Kathryn and her team made it very special for us. We arrived a bit late but the friendly receptionist helped us check in and showed us to our room and Steve's restaurant on the property. Dinner, lunch or breakfast at... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We made a last minute booking with our family of to stay at Outspan Inn between Xmas and New Year. Kathryn Costello was extremely helpful and fitted us into the cottage next to the pool. She warned methat the cottage was her most basic accommodation as the rest of Outspan was full. She was right, it was basic, but it... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

When you go on location for a long period of time on a shoot that involves spending long hours at sea, you dont want your accommodation letting you down when you get back in. This is why I will always base myself at the Outspan Inn when I come to Port St Johns. It is perfectly situated close to the... More

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Los Angeles
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

I have to say I'm very biased toward this b&b. I've been coming here for the last 9 years annually and stay a month each time to enjoy chasing schooling fish. This is a wonderful place, quiet and well maintained. My room is well decorated and the staff are honest and great. I've stayed at a couple of other places... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

I've stayed there for 3 weeks in 2011 and 2 weeks in 2008 and I'd happily go back there again. I just cant understand some of the reviews. A beatiful location with friendly, helpful staff and the brakfasts are excellent.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
28 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Have stayed here twice, each time for about 2 weeks, over the last 2 years. Reading some of the reviews, seems to me there have been some people with unrealistic expectations, just had a bad day, or perhaps they simply hadn't travelled very much - Port St Johns is not Provence. I have only stayed in the main rooms, and... More

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Grand Cayman
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

A very spacious property in a very scenic area. Just a short walk through their beautiful gardens you find a beach where the nearby river joins the Ocean. There is just an abundance of beauty. I am astounded by people complaining of how expensive it is although my stay was in 2006 and I am sure prices have gone up... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012 via mobile

Expected much worse- fine for an overnight stay. Plenty of space in self catering accom for our family of 4. Nice gardens & close walk to beach. Rustic feel in keeping with the town. Glad it was only one night as no cooling of any sort in room. Opted for leaving windows open and managing the Mosquitos (and a visit... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Do yourself a favor. Stay somewhere else if you can. Extreme false advertising! The online pictures are very deceiving. It takes forever to get to Port St. John from the N2 highway, but a necessary stop if you don't want to drive too many hours from Durban for that Wild Coast-to-Cape Town road trip experience. Run down, DIRTY, no Air... More

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2011

As soon as you begin to travel in SA, you will notice that all properties have security. Dogs, night guards, locking gates, and/or full fences are the norm; even for the most basic backpackers hostel. The Outspan Inn was notable for having none of those things. Lest you think this meant it was safe; we were robbed at knifepoint, the... More

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kathrynoutspaninn, Owner at Outspan Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sirs I'm totally confused about this review. None of the comments are true. Other than the fact that you were held up at knife point, which as the writer will recall, and as it states in her statement to the police, that it happened half a kilometre away from us, at the entrance of another guest house. Her quoting... More

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Address: Main Road, Port St Johns 5120, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port St Johns
Hotel Class:3 star — Outspan Inn 3*

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