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Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast

69 Whalers Road, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Extensive views over a large, beautifully tended garden to rolling hills and the sea. Peaceful and secluded, very tranquil and relaxing. John and Nel are very kind and generous hosts, very helpful too with their local knowledge. We appreciated the many extras, even a bottle of wine. The jacuzzi would have been fun but we ran out of time. A... More 

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cl069, Owner at Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Kathryn for your comprehensive review. Most overseas guests find 2 days is not long enough to relax and explore our beautiful region. Hoping that one day you will be able to return for a longer stay. Enjoy your white Christmas in England and best wishes for good health and safe travels in 2015. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

John and Nel provided a warm welcome, every possible comfort, and many thoughtful extra touches, e.g. fresh roses, and breakfast provisions exactly to our liking throughout our 19 day stay. Set high above Victor Harbor, one overlooks the expanse of cultivated proteas, and across the town to Granite Island and the distant ocean. We could not have felt more 'at... More 

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cl069, Owner at Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to accommodate you for your 19 day stay. We enjoyed hearing of your experiences in our beautiful region and that you were able to explore your early childhood memories. Thank you for placing your review on Trip Advisor and we look forward to catching up with you again should the opportunity arise to visit South Australia... More 

Porirua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Having stayed six nights at Close Encounters during our wonderful four week holiday in South Australia there is no doubt the B&B deserves its position as "#1" and its rating of "excellent". John & Nell are obviously travellers themselves and know how to make guests feel welcome. The rooms were well equipped, spotlessly clean and John & Nell seem to... More 

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cl069, Owner at Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

It was lovely to have you stay for 6 days to fully explore the Victor Harbor area. Our B & B was purpose built to be well suited for longer stays with a full kitchen and undercover car parking right outside the entry door. We would be very happy to catch up with you again should you ever be over... More 

Salisbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

From a lovely welcome by the hosts, to the quiet and peaceful setting of the garden & surrounding views followed by a relaxing spa at the end of the day, you just have to relax and recharge. Even after the 9th time, the magic hasn't disappeared. Well done John and Nell.

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cl069, Owner at Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our B & B to celebrate your 30th wedding anniversary. It is always a pleasure to catch up with you on each return visit. We are looking forward to seeing you again and hearing about your travels etc More 

Adelaide Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We spent two fantastic nights at Close Encounters celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. We were greeted by Nell with a warm friendly manner. The accommodation was exceptional, 5 STAR. We've travelled all over Australia and this was truly first class. the attention to detail, cleanliness and location is second to none. A very enjoyable relaxing stay and a memorable way... More 

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Glad that you had a fantastic time at Close Encounters to celebrate your 25th wedding anniversary. We aim to make it special for all our guests and look forward to your return visit. More 

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My partner and I spent 2 amazing nights at John and Nell's villa for his 30th Birthday and it was lovely. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted with a welcoming smile from Nell and we knew we had made the right decision. The b&b felt so homely and that view, WOW! We had everything we needed and... More 

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cl069, Owner at Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We were very pleased that your selected Close Encounters for the celebration of your partner's 30th birthday. We try very hard to include all that you would need for your 2 day stay. Hope to see you again for that special occasion. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We spent three nights at Close Encounters in Victor Harbour and it was very relaxing and recharging. The accommodation is beautiful and well cared for and the views were spectacular. John and Nell were wonderful hosts, very friendly and considerate. Everything was taken care of. Highly recommended.

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cl069, Owner at Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

It was lovely to have you stay for 3 nights giving you time to relax and recharge. We are very happy our B & B contained all the little things that made your stay comfortable and your needs were met. Our local bird life are always entertaining to watch. You would be welcome back any time the opportunity arises. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Nell & John are so welcoming, we feel a part of their family after a number of stays. The b&b has everything you could wish for and then some more, absolute heaven. With the beautiful weather we were able to sit on the front verandah and soak up the wonderful view, a very relaxing weekend with the added bonus of... More 

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cl069, Owner at Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. As it was your 5th visit you definitely feel like family. It was good to share our experiences over the past year. Looking forward to catching up with you in the future when you get a break from your busy work schedules. More 

Lake Macquarie, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We spent three wonderful nights at CE. Without doubt one of the best B&B' s in Victor Harbour. The atmosphere and surrounds are first class and the friendliness of Nell & John are wonderful hosts and cater for your every need. Wine on the verandah overlooking the magnificent garden and rural views has been a highlight of our stay despite... More 

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cl069, Owner at Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We were very pleased to be selected for your accommodation needs whilst staying in Victor Harbor. It was a pleasure meeting you and sharing our common travel interests. Thank you for your very kind review and we wish you good health and happy travels. More 

Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We are just back from a lovely holiday in SA where we started off at John and Nell's B & B in Encounter Bay near Victor Harbour. Nell was so welcoming and friendly, the place itself was comfortable and provided everything we needed. We could not have asked for more for our two nights. It was a little out of... More 

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cl069, Owner at Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are pleased that you had a good time in S.A. The problem with the Kangaroo Island ferry being cancelled for 24 hours due to very bad weather enabled you to have a further look around the Victor Harbor area. We were very pleased to help you with an extra day's accommodation pending resumption of your travels. You would be... More 

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Address: 69 Whalers Road, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Victor Harbor
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Number of rooms: 1
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