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“Lovely, lovely, lovely.” 5 of 5 stars
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Mes Amis
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Buxton Close | P.O.Box 200, Wilderness 6065, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #11 of 50 Wilderness B&B and Inns
London
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8 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lovely, lovely, lovely.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2010

I was very taken by this place. I stayed there for two nights with my partner, in a beautiful sea-front room just above the sand-dunes (so waves crashing) and with steps down to the beach. The beach itself is also very big and very beautiful. I absolutely loved this place - from our beautifully-decorated room (this place is surely thing of pleasure for its owners, who have put a lot of detail into finding lovely pottery and paintings for the walls, etc) and to the amazing several-course, fantastically-tasting and healthy (with just the right amount of decadence) breakfasts. The owners were also very hospitable and friendly, even despite our arriving two hours late into their own personal time in the evening. I couldn't have faulted it at all. Gorgeous.

  • Stayed November 2010, 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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London
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2010

These lovely people were able to accommodate 5 of us at short notice when our booked hotel was closed down!! Nothing was too much trouble. The beds were clean & soft. The room had every possible convenience; we overlooked the beach & breakfast was superb. Individually served with personal service & a super 'news letter' each morning of current affairs. a comlete delight. We would recommend it to everyone. We wanted to stay longer that our 2 nights, but sadly had to move on

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2009

Stayed here for two nights on our recent trip to South Africa. Mes Amis is located just a short distance outside town opposite the Wilderness National Park. It is up on a hill with a stunning view of the ocean.

Was welcomed by the owner Gerhard, and shown to our room (no . 7), which like all the other rooms has a amazing view of the ocean. The room was simple yet elegantly decorated, everything spotlessly clean. Nice patio outside, where you could sit & relax with the incredible view & relaxing sounds of the ocean pounding the beach below.

The view was so good we decided to eat take away both nights we stayed, which we bought from "Pomodoro" & "Les Girls" in town. Just thought it would be nicer watching the sun set over the ocean, than sitting down in a packed restaurant. Great reviews of the local restaurants are provided by Gerhard. Minibar was very fairly priced as well which was a bonus!!

Breakfast was great on both days - tea, fresh juice, muffins & breads, a variety of cereals and a choice of hot breakfasts. Menu changed daily, and also had interesting historical facts of the day in question, quotes of the day & weather updates for the following 3 days. A thankyou must go to the friendly staff as well who made our stay so special.

One of the more expensive places we stayed on our trip, but well worth it!!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2009

Mes amis is tucked up on a hill with a most amazing view out over the sea. We had a couple of lovely walks on the beach (morning and evening) and the steps back up take less than 5 mins if of reasonable fitness. We saw dolphins at breakfast one day and enjoyed really warm friendly hospitality from Gerhard and his team. The rooms were clean and simple and the view amazing (did I mention that already?!)
Definately recommend this place.
Only slight downside it is a bit of a drive or walk to get anywhere but really shouldn't put you off.

  • Liked — views and friendly service
  • Disliked — not walking distance to shop or bar
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2008

We stayed 2 nights here & just loved the location. The guest house is just outside Wilderness on the top of the hill looking out over the ocean.

There is a long wooden stair case down to the beach which was incredible - but it's a long way down, so take your time!

Rooms were clean & tidy with tea/coffee & a bottle of wine (which from memory was a reasonable price if you wanted to drink it!)

Bathrooms could have done with a little updating, but nothing you couldn't live with for a few days.

The owners were fantastic - very very helpful & friendly.
They have reviewed all the local restaurants & that helped massively in deciding where to eat.
1st night we went to this couple's house & had this incredible 5 course meal. Can't remember the name of the place, but it was amazing & well worth the money. The man recommends wine for each course you have & you just pay a price for the whole "experience!"

2nd night we ate at "The Girls" - great sea food restaurant & very reasonable indeed!

Would recommend Mes Amis - if just for the views out your bedroom patio doors! Incredible!!

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — bathrooms
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Lisbon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2008

We thought that this was the best of all the places we stayed at in the Cape. They have redone the rooms and the bathrooms completely and our room was great with all the amenities I could have wished for. The view was great, the staff was helpful and friendly. Everything was crisp and clean. We will definitly return.

  • Liked — The Location
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2008

Of all the places we visited, we loved Wilderness and, especially, Mes Amis the most. An absolutely stunning location, clean, uncluttered rooms with all the amenities one could wish for (this was the only place to have and espresso coffee machine in the room!). The host, Gerhard, and the staff were all simply outstanding and we were given many useful hints regarding the surrounding area, food and so on. Breakfast at Mes Amis was spectacular. I have never experienced so much thought given to what is normally just a quick bite before starting the day. Here breakfast was a proper meal that saw us through almost until dinner! The one morning we were in a hurry, we "made do" with fresh fruit, freshly baked break and a muesli and yoghurt smoothie! Highly recommended - we still recall watching the sunset on our patio, sipping a glass of wine. We will be back next year!

  • Liked — The location
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Mes Amis

Address: Buxton Close | P.O.Box 200, Wilderness 6065, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mes Amis 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mes Amis is located in Wilderness right on the Wilderness beach. Elegant accommodation in 9 en suite rooms with private entrances and unsurpassed views of the Indian ocean. Rooms are equipped with safes, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, beach towels, robes and slippers, coffee and tea making facilities and TV with satellite channels. Free Wi-Fi Internet access available in all rooms. A full service a la carte breakfast is served in our breakfast room overlooking the beach. ... more   less 
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