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“Beautiful little find” 5 of 5 stars
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Sea Whisper
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   62 Petunia Street | Wavecrest, Jeffreys Bay 6330, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #6 of 40 Jeffreys Bay B&B and Inns
Stockton on Tees
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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Beautiful little find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This place was charming, very very clean, the owners couldn't have been more helpful and attentive. We had a room with a four poster bed and a balcony with a sea view. Is was very spacious for our needs and a useful fridge too.

All the décor and furnishings throughout were top notch and well maintained as were the gardens and pool area.

The breakfast was sumptuous and plentiful, cooked to order food, fruits, breads, delicious.

We went to a recommended restaurant called Kitchen Windows, Michelle booked it for us and arranged the restaurants taxi service for us too.

I could not fault this place at all.

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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Michele S, Owner at Sea Whisper, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Your comments really make us believe that hard work and effort does pay off. We really strive to always be on top of our game and when we read a review like yours we know that we have succeeded. So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that your room was clean and comfortable. There are many places to choose to stay in Jeffreys and we are so pleased that you chose us.

Once again, many thanks.

Dorvin & Michele
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We recently stayed in Sea Whisper for two nights and were very impressed with the friendliness of the staff, the cleanliness of the rooms and the quality of the food. Everything was well presented and well organised for every guest. The only thing that we could have used was a bathroom door!

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Michele S, Owner at Sea Whisper, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Sea Whisper. We really understand the comment about the bathroom door. We are in the process of having them cut and fitted and had very much hoped to do this before the Christmas season, however the contractor closed in early December and we did not get our doors! You were wonderful guests and we loved having you here at Sea Whisper.

Safe Travels

Dorvin and Michele
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stayed in Jbay at Sea Whisper over Christmas 2013. I regret to say that it was the least impressive place I stayed at.
The room we had was small and served it's function, however the aircon was very noisy, and the bathroom had no proper shower, and worst of all, no bathroom door??? This was the worst of all, it's very hard to go to the bathroom and do you business with no door whilst your partner is sitting on the bed??
The breakfast the first day was rather poor, the manager did inform us it wouldn't be a "hot breakfast" since everyone would be going out for a big Christmas lunch (which is understandable), however the milk was sour, and everything was very mediocre.
For an alleged 4star accomodation I was disappointed, the food was definitely the worst of all the places we stayed at. The food the second day was better, and definitely not bad, I'm just saying we had much better at other places.
Lastly the bed was awfully noisy, and we were there as a young couple. It was so noisy, we removed the mattress and put it on the floor.

Room Tip: Don't take the room directly under the dining room with the balcony, that's all!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Michele S, Owner at Sea Whisper, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear Nicholas

On behalf of us all at Sea Whisper we are really sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us. When we receive a booking via the online booking system, it states whether the room has a shower or a bath or both. If we receive a direct booking via telephone/website/email we state which rooms are available and what facilities they have. We also have pictures on our website and booking websites of our bathrooms and bedrooms.

We take great pride in our breakfast service, so it was disappointing to read that your breakfast experience with us was not a good one. We were not aware of any problems on these days, so welcome you bringing it to our attention via this review. I am so sorry you did not alert us to the problem at the time.

As regards the noisy antique wooden four poster bed that is in this room, we will definitely look into this issue as this is our honeymoon room, and we have never had this complaint from our honeymooners before.

We are always mindful of guests comments and totally "take on board" yours and will use your criticisms constructively to further improve the areas that you have commented on.

Once again, thanks so much for taking the time to write this review.

Dorvin and Michele

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We recently stayed, as a family of four, in the two garden rooms. Both rooms were clean, comfortable and with nice balconies. The breakfasts were excellent and there is a nice swimming pool. All of thestaff were very polite and friendly and the owner made sure that we werre comfortable and also provided some nice restaurant tips; Diwe Walskipper being a must for all visitors.

The location is in a quiet street but only a couple of minutes by car/short taxi ride to the bars/restaurants and beaches.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Michele S, Owner at Sea Whisper, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Thanks for staying with us at Sea Whisper in our self catering units. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for your kind comments. Our self catering units are nice and spacious with great sea views, which always makes for a pleasurable stay. Glad you enjoyed your meal at the Waalskipper, definitely a popular choice with lots of our guests. Once again, many thanks for the review.

Dorvin and Michele
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Curitiba, PR
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Nice place in JBay. We had a very nice breakfast with good coffee. The bed is very comfortable and the room is clean. I recommend this place to anyone traveling to Jbay. I had a great stay.
The staff was very helpful. We arrive very late and they took us to restaurant for food. We appreciated it very much.

Room Tip: You have a nice view in the room 5.
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  • Stayed December 2013, 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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Michele S, Owner at Sea Whisper, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review Sea Whisper and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We try to achieve a good balance between accommodation, food and guest service and are the first to admit that sometimes we don't get the right balance but continue to try, so that when we have a great review like yours we are so pleased that the effort to achieve this is working. It was no problem to take you down to the restaurant, as I know you arrived tired and hungry. Thanks for staying at Sea Whisper.

Dorvin & Michele
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I spent two nights at Sea Whisper and it is absolutely wonderful. Firstly, the room is great with a comfortable bed and nice amenities. The view is breathtaking and the location is perfect with just a short walk to the beach and the shops. Secondly, the breakfast was delicious with a range of hot and cold foods. Finally the staff and owners were wonderful. They are very interesting and knowledgable and go the extra mile to ensure that your stay is enjoyable not only at the B and B but in SA in general. I really recommend this place and am completely confused by the negative review. The owners are very fair and the prices are certainly fixed and as they appear on the website. This is a real gem!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Michele S, Owner at Sea Whisper, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
The guest house industry is so competitive these days, that all aspects of the business have to be finely tuned and balanced to create a really great experience for our guests. We are always seeking new ways to improve our service and our sevice delivery, while still making sure that guests feel at home, comfortable and relaxed.

Thank you so much for your constructive and kind comments and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Michele & Dorvin
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

My wife and I recently spent two nights in Jeffrey's Bay ( initially we only planned on staying one night) whilst travelling to our family in Plett. We were so amazed at the great service we received on arrival and at how welcoming everyone was. We enjoyed the breakfasts so much that we weren't hungry for the rest of the day. Our room was so inviting, tranquil and pleasant that we stayed over a second night. I would recommend Sea Whisper to everyone travelling in and around Jeffrey's Bay. Look forward to seeing you all again on our way back!

Room Tip: Definitely any of the upstairs units - Great sea view
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  • Stayed November 2013, 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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Michele S, Owner at Sea Whisper, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are so pleased that you and your wife had such a wonderful stay with us. It is so encouraging to get such positive feedback and indicates to us as owners, that our efforts to be a top guest house in our area are achieving the desired results. We always judge ourselves by how many of our guests return to stay at Sea Whisper.

We thank you for your great comments and look forward to hosting you again at Sea Whisper.

Dorvin and Michele
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Additional Information about Sea Whisper

Address: 62 Petunia Street | Wavecrest, Jeffreys Bay 6330, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Jeffreys Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Jeffreys Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sea Whisper 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax and unwind in this four star contemporary guest house with sweeping sea vistas. Each room is en-suite with a private entrance, bar fridge, hospitality tray, FREE WiFi, Dstv and secure parking. Near to the beach and excellent restaurants. Swimming pool and BBQ/Braai areas. Four deluxe self catering units available and six en-suite guest house rooms. One WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY UNIT AVAILABLE ... more   less 
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