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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The folks here took us in at short notice and gave us the honeymoon room. Lovely views over to Lookout, lots of nice touches and free wifi. The house doubles as part b and b and part self catering, an unusual but very good concept. Loved it.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

We stayed there overnight. Very hospitable people. Felt like home for the very fiirst moment. The guesthouse is very close to the beach. The room is spacious and clean. There is a beautiful garden with a swimming pool.

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Kloof, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

stayed here while on business in plett really great view from the room I had and the lounge area. nice and close to the beach, shopping centre and some good restaurants (plett has tons so that is always easy). rates were very reasonable and breakfast was enjoyable. staff we attentive and sorted things out that might have been a problem.... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We stayed here for a short time and Inga was very attentive and very welcoming. Views were great and close to restaurants and the beach. Our room was great and the self catering facilities were good too and had everything you needed. Would recommend if you are in Plettenberg bay.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Comfort, quirk and character - these are some of the things one can experience at Whale of a View. With magnificent views of the beach and the river, the rooms are full of character with plenty of communal space and a beautifully kitted out kitchen, deck and open plan comfort. The staff (a family) are such warm and wonderful people... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

WHAT A VIEW!! could have stayed there forever! typical BnB with a nice host, warmly welcomed us from day one and gave advices and tipps what to see & do around Plettenberg Bay! This place is truly heaven - watchin the Wales in the morning while eating breakfast is a long life dream coming true! Lots of restaurants, fast food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 4 nights in this lovely B&B. I could stay there for ages! We had a room with ocean view and a small private balcony. The interior was just pretty and the breakfast was really good. The staff was friendly and helpful. I just can recommend this place.the B&B is very close to a nice Beach. When we... More 

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Garden City, Michigan, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We stayed in a garden view room that had a 1950's decoration theme. We have two small children and they accommodated us very well with a cot and a crib. The breakfast was excellent and the kitchen facilities were open for us to use. It has a fantastic view on the top floor and I think an ocean view room... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Communication before arrival was reasonable and we were looking forward to resting after a lengthy drive as we arrived on Christmas eve in the late afternoon. After being shown to our room and given no information - we were told the owner would come see us shortly, we took a look at our surroundings. Unfortunately, the Garden Room seemed to... More 

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Cologne, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The house has its own charme. They collect alot and therefore each room has its own character. We took the room upstairs. The view was great..the room as well. The breakfast was yummy and we could sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view over the ocean. The owner provided us with information and took really good care. Go there !!

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Indulge yourself in a fresh quirky decor, quaint but with real charm and warmth. You will genuinely feel like welcome house guests, rather than paying customers. Sitting on your private patio with a sundowner in hand you can enjoy the ambiance with the panoramic views of the ocean, lagoon and mountains. The salt water pool provides the perfect venue to relax after a long days exploring. We have 4 unique en-suit rooms. Two of the ensuit have spectacular sea mountain views. 1 Bedroom are en-suit garden room and 1 budget en-suit, each with their own entrance overlooking the swimming pool.All the rooms have a private entrance and en suite bathrooms (bath and shower) with complimentary amnesties. 3 Have safe ,shared satelite TV, bar fridge, fan, 100% cotton linen, wireless internet and tea/coffee facilities.Secure parking behind fencing with a remote control gate. Guest cooking facilities with a view available.We are walking distance from the lagoon, sea, shops and restaurants.For the golf fanatics Goose Valley is less than 3km away and the Plettenberg Bay Country Club is a mere 7km away. They will advice on where to eat, and how to spend the day, as well as making phone calls to place dinner reservations and next day destination. ... more   less 

Additional Information about A Whale of a View

Address: 2 Zenon Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: $53 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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