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Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast

69 Whalers Road, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
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Porirua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Salisbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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
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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
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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

Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was our first stay at Close Encounters. It was superb, romantic, beautiful and quiet. Nell and John are excellent hosts. There is plenty of everything. Everything has been organised by Nell and John down to the last detail. Nothing is too much trouble for them to help make your stay amazing. The view of the garden is spectacular. Not... More

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

Thank you for your great review. It was lovely meeting you both and wish you safe travels on your next holiday. We look forward to catching up with you on your next visit. More

Victoria AUST
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We stayed for 2 wonderful nights at John & Nells place, Close Encounters. The weather was great but the owners were even better. Greetings are so important, and these guys' greeting couldn't have been more sincere, warm and friendly. After an explanation of the history of the place esp their proteas farm, we were shown through the suite. Nothing was... More

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

Many thanks for your complimentary review. It was lovely to share our mutual interests in horticulture and show you our protea flower growing business. We enjoyed showing you our garden, nursery plant production, vegetable and fruit trees. We hope our new Leucadendron Burgundy Sunset plant will grow well for you in the coming years. You would be welcome back at... 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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