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“Lovely Location” 5 of 5 stars
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4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   21 Plettenberg Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #24 of 79 Plettenberg Bay B&B and Inns
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72 hotel reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Lovely Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Stayed 1 night, an extremely clean place with a fantastic view of the bay, lovely breakfast friendly owners, though we only met the housekeeper on evening of arrival.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Ocean Watch is an attractive guest house set in a great location in Plett. The views are fantastic overlooking the bay to the east, with the main street and beaches only a short stroll away. We stayed in the Shell room which was spacious and had great views of the bay. Glenn & Judy were very friendly and welcoming as hosts and their staff made a scrumptious breakfast! However, we did feel that it was quite expensive compared to other B&B's we had stayed in on our South Africa trip...though Plett does seem to be generally more expensive than less touristy areas. The only minor negatives were that some aspects could do with updating e.g. having a full shower in the room instead of a bath and handheld shower, but overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would happily recommend this place to friends and family.

Room Tip: Shell room had a great view...but so did the terrace outside the other rooms.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Salford, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

Ocean View is well placed in Plettenburg Bay a short walk from the town and beach and with spectacular views eastwards across the bay. A well designed spacious house the rooms on the upper floor are especially good with a terrace on which to enjoy the view, breeze, sun and the odd bottle of good South African wine. A very small plunge pool in the garden. Breakfasts are well supplied with everything you might want to choose. But ..... some things are beginning to show signs of wear and tear and should be repaired, replaced, refurbished. An example - the sun shade parasol on the terrace was broken and had obviously been in that state for some time. The owners need to pay more attention. They live off site. Whilst we were there some other guests arrived just after 6.00pm having been delayed on the road from Cape Town. The owners had gone for the night, no-one to let them in and check them in. We opened the door, they phoned and the owners came round saying with a laugh how lucky they were to catch them as they were just on their way out. And breakfast becomes a bit of a production with the hostess floating around in her finery introducing all the guests to each other while her staff do all the work. So - good, but could be better.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

We've already recommended Ocean Watch to friends. Vibrant hosts, perfect breakfasts and especially the view from the balcony and small pool made this the best guesthouse experience on our journey along the garden route.

Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Spent 2 nights in this amazing guest house... they have truly captured the feel of a beach house haven! Very spacious house, beautifully decorated with stunning views of the beach from almost everywhere - definitely worth it to choose one of the sea facing rooms. Friendly staff and helpful hosts always willing to offer suggestions on restaurants and attractions. Delicious breakfast is also a plus - from warm croissants, to fresh fruit salad and made to order omelletes - you'll definitely feel that you're on vacation when you're eating a lovely breakfast outside, by the pool with a view of the ocean just beyond! Most definitely the place to stay on a visit to Plettenberg Bay!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Our third visit to Judy and Glenn, wonderful Guest house, Great attention to detail. Rooms, views over the bay, ambience, service, cleanliness all first class with a great happy staff.
We took our friends there for the first time and they were truly amazed that a place like this exists.
Murray, Lorraine, Sheila and Especially Tom

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

We stayed in Ocean Watch in November 2011 and absolutely loved it - there aren't enough superlatives to describe it. The views are amazing, rooms are fabulous, breakfast delicious and it's in a great location. However the best of all was the staff in the guesthouse - they couldn't do enough to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. It was one of the highligts of a great holiday in South Africa and we'd highly recommend it.

Room Tip: Go for a room with a sea view (most have it). We stayed in the Caribbean Suite which was beautiful.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 21 Plettenberg Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
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Ranked #24 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Plettenberg Bay
Hotel Class:4 star — Ocean Watch Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6

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