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Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast

69 Whalers Road, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
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Victoria AUST
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a fantastic place. Every little detail taken care of. You want for nothing when you are here. Very peaceful and relaxing. The gardens are beautiful and John and Nell make you feel so welcome. We loved staying here Definitely be back again.

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

We were very happy to receive your positive review for our B & B and that you enjoyed visiting our local attractions and exploring our beautiful countryside. We are looking forward to catching up with you on your next visit. More

Molndal, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been staying here before and this time it was as good as last time. Nell and John are excellent hosts! Their helpfulness, kindness and generosity are impressive. The accommodation is very beautiful and well equipped. We appreciated the roses very much as well as the food for the magpies.Close Encounter is our favourite Bed and Breakfast in Australia.... More

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

It was great to welcome you back to Close Encounters B & B having been 4 years since you were here last. It was lovely to hear your travel stories and very pleased that you enjoy many parts of our country. We do try to have fresh roses or proteas in the B & B as many of our guests... More

Worcester, England
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107 reviews 107 reviews
66 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at Close Encounters fro 4 nights, and wish we had stayed longer. The property itself is set up on a hill overlooking Encounter Bay, in a quiet and picturesque location ..... yet within easy reach of the town and the Encounter Bike way. The self-contained accommodation itself is modern, clean, exceptionally well maintained, light and... More

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

It was great to receive your feedback on our B & B. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and cycling the Encounter Bikeway to Goolwa was a highlight of your visit. We strive to provide a relaxing "home away from home " environment and would welcome you back if the opportunity arose. More

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in this picturesque B&B. The attention to detail is just amazing. From the beautiful bunches of roses to being able to feed the Magpies. It made for a fabulous weekend. We will definitely be back and can't recommend it highly enough. Thanks Nell and John

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

Thank you for taking the time to do a review for our B & B. It was lovely to meet you and we really admired your efforts in completing the Triathlon last weekend.. We hope to see you back here again and are sure the magpies will welcome you as well. More

Colyford, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We stayed at Close Encounters at the beginning of December, it was a real stand out accommodation in our Australia trip. Nell & John are consummate professionals, they struck a wonderful balance between enhancing our visit to Victor Harbour with information on what to do in the area, advice on where to eat, a printed weather forecast etc for our... More

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

Thank you for your lovely & comprehensive review. It is always a pleasure to welcome our guests & assist them in anyway we can. As we have travelled Australia extensively we have pleasure in passing on our tourism knowledge especially for overseas guests. Our eco credentials offer our guests rainwater spas & showers, solar panels to produce all our electricity... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

any one can start up a b.n.b but with nell and john its a way of life,, they go out of there way to help. nothing seems to much,just ask.great bike riding sight seeing,shops it all there.that was our 6th stay. just booked for easter,can,t wait.

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

It was great to have you stay again over the busy Christmas & New Year holiday period at Close Encounters. We always aim to meet & exceed our guests expectations & are looking forward to your next visit at Easter. The area around Victor Harbor is a beautiful place to enjoy bike riding & we are pleased you had a... More

Melbourne, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We had two nights in Victor Harbor and were looking for self-contained accommodation so we didn't have to eat out both nights (as we were on a road trip and not wanting to eat out every night). Luckily I found Close Encounters via TripAdvisor and they were available the nights we wanted. There is no doubt that this is one... More

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

Thank you for your comprehensive review. We do pride ourselves on giving our guests value for money with generous breakfast provisions, wine, a seasonal fruit bowl etc so that guests can choose what they enjoy. As we do not employ any staff we can be exacting in our presentation of our B & B. More

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Best Bed & Breakfast I have ever been to. My boyfriend and I had such a lovely time. It is a wonderful and romantic setting and had a great attention to detail (including a Christmas Tree). It wasn't too far away from the beach and about a 5 minute drive to the Victor Harbor Esplanade. Even with the majestic sea... More

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

We appreciate the time you spent in doing a review on our B & B. We do try & make our B & B romantic for that special stay with the 2 person oval therapy spa ( with rain water) , candles, surround sound, 4 poster bed, fresh roses and privacy. We look forward to your return as some future... More

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Our recent weekend in Close Encounters surpassed our expectations.It is undoubtedly the best B&B we have stayed in. The attention to detail made us feel very special.The place was spotless and every need was thoughtfully catered for. We were blessed with great weather and took advantage of sitting in the gardens enjoying the fantastic views and the manicured gardens, ducks... More

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

Thank you for your lovely review.. We try and make our guests feel special and cater for their individual needs. You were blessed with great weather and the ducks and birds in our garden enjoyed it too. We are looking forward to seeing you next time with your bikes so you can explore our beautiful coastline on the Encounter Bay... More

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Additional Information about Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast

Also Known As:
Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast Victor Harbor, South Australia
Address: 69 Whalers Road, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Victor Harbor
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Victor Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spacious deluxe self contained Villa set on 5 acres of peaceful native garden overlooking Encounter Bay and rolling hills. Enjoy the romantic 4 poster queen size bed, 2 person oval therapy spa in rain water, full kitchen facilities. Generous full cooked breakfast provisions, chocolates, biscuits and special treats. Minimum booking is 2 nights. Massage , Celebration and Kangaroo Island packages available. ... more   less 
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