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Whale's Way Ocean Retreat

2.5 miles from Wilderness center
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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858 6th Avenue, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
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München
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Whales Way for two nights in the Deep Blue room...forget all the negative comments of other frustrated customers..room was great and clean, breakfast lovely..and the location is just unique...you have a marvelous view on the sea and listenj to the sound of the waves. If you are looking for a place with high hospitality level, stylish rooms...

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were booked in the "Blue"room.... it really was ☠️a blue room...where do I begin... absolute zero privacy,the toilet leaks , the light in the shower does not work,which also competes with the basin for the smallest in the bath room ( it was a tie) ,the lights from the entrance to the guest house and the stairs reflect thru...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were booked in the "blue room"...the picture on the net and TripAdvisor are deceiving at best...unless you are staying in the other rooms located upstairs...I digress the blue room is situated so close to the curb...not to mention the lack of privacy,as the room is next to the entrance as well as on route to the rooms above!!!!...the manger...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed December 20, 2016

We stayed in the Ocean suite which is an ultra large well appointed room having a superb view of the sea in front of the guest house .The manager ,Leonie was friendly and could not do enough for us ,even facilitating a booking at an excellent restaurant at the last minute although it was already fully booked .we felt at...

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at the whales Way Retreat. The view from the balcony is amazing. The breakfast was the best we had on our whole journey (don't miss the excellent pumpkin fritters). The host was very, very friendly and truely puts guest needs first.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed September 9, 2016

My Fiance and I booked a suite for the weekend. We were asleep with our lights off, and it was after 9:00pm. The manager Leonie walks into our room, using another door connected to the other room , puts the light on in our room and just walks in.She never knocked or anything.She called it 'Human error' and told us...

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TheWildernessHotel, Marketing Manager at Whale's Way Ocean Retreat, responded to this review

Dear guests - We are completely aware of the incident that took place during your stay here at Whales Way and we sincerely apologize profusely for what must have been a traumatic experience on your part. Leonie, our manager, immediately brought it under the attention of the owner the next morning. She could not see your Black BWM parked anywhere...

Stockbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 29, 2016

We had a lovely stay at Whale's Way Ocean Retreat. We received such a warm welcome from Maria, who couldn't have been more helpful. The breakfast was great and served on the verandah overlooking the sea - a beautiful setting. The first night we stayed in a ground floor room and then we moved to the stunning Ocean View room...

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Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful and unforgettable stay at the Whales Way Ocean Retreat and it felt like coming home which mainly is due to the fact that the host are so lovely and heartwarming! The owner himself stayed there for a few days and he was so helpful and considerated (he even gave us a Shuttle to a recommended restaurant)!...

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Herentals, Belgium
Reviewed March 14, 2016

Whale's way retreat is a very nice place on a unbelieveble location in Wilderness! The breakfast could be better but the rooms were nice! What also a negative point is , that is when you want to have dinner you Always have to go outside and in the neberhood of Wilderness are'nt many nice places to find to eat very...

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Cheadle, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

Clean bright 'nicest b&b on the block' great views, just about everything one could need Inc frige TV DVD Good price, welcoming hostess and staff and just a more comfortable seat outside would have been welcome on our sun filled terrace. Would def go again.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Whale's Way is a stunning ocean-front retreat where you feel at home from the moment you arrive. Enjoy the spectacular ocean and mountain views and watch whales and dolphins from your bedroom. Most of the rooms have ocean views, TV, DVD and CD player. The style is light and open-plan with a natural elegance. The Penthouse rooms are particularly luxurious and decadent, perfect for those who appreciate the best of everything. Relax in the jacuzzi overlooking the Indian Ocean, walk along the deserted beach, enjoy a breathtaking sunset and be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves. Many fine golf courses nearby. Close proximity to activities such as canoeing, paragliding, horse riding and more. Award-winning restaurants close by. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Whale's Way Ocean Retreat

Address: 858 6th Avenue, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Price Range: $73 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Whale's Way Ocean Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“the penthouse suites with surperb views are highly recommended”
 of 5 bubbles lavue15, Dec 20, 2016 | Read review
“The top floor rooms are more expensive, but they have the best views and are really lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles car0liney0ung, Mar 29, 2016 | Read review
“take a room with the view on the ocean!”
 of 5 bubbles alainandannemarie, Mar 14, 2016 | Read review
“There was nothing wrong with the rooms. Everything was clean and ready for your arrival.”
 of 5 bubbles jeffgO8789XW, Dec 1, 2015 | Read review
“Both suites have flight of outside stairs, so not suitable for anyone with mobility problem. There are three rooms on the main level.”
 of 5 bubbles 113marymac, Oct 26, 2015 | Read review
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