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Whale's Way Ocean Retreat

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Dorsten, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

The good things first: The view is top. Can't find it better. It was quiet, the breakfast was good. People were friendly. The beds are comfortable. But: The Sky Suite was nice, but it was freezing in the nighttime. In the morning it was hard to have a shower. It was so cold. We had to wait, till the sun...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The owner was very friendly and the service was very good Breakfast with the view to the ocean was beautiful The room was not the biggest but it was ok For the next time we we will choose the studio Thanks for all We will come again Juergen and Bett

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Eastbourne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked Whales Way directly with the owner over a series of emails. I had said it was a special occasion and I booked the Ocean suite but on arrival I was offered the beach room. The owner was not present but when contacted by her manager she said she had no recollection of anything. We were then offered the...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived around 15H00 on a Sunday afternoon. The person who we were advised would meet us never showed I think the Manager met us. She had guests so it was obviously not a good time. We were shown to our room, and it was really awful - the furniture looked rickety to say the least it was definitely not...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had sea view room, large and very comfortable. Stayed for 2 nights, breakfast on the Balcony was wonderful. Our hostess was charming. Only downside was the TV channels, it should have all the sports and maybe 2 others besides the standard ones. The hand wash basin in the bathroom a bit small and nowhere to put ones toiletries. The walk...

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München
Reviewed January 23, 2017

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 January 21, 2017 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 January 21, 2017 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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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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: $83 - $124 (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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“The Suites are nice, but I wouldn't come back”
SchroederFCB, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ocean suite looks good in the picture. Sky suite was awful. For beach room read other reviews.”
cjr_10, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Probably the higher floor”
944cynthiaf, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Fantastic view”
888karinw, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“the penthouse suites with surperb views are highly recommended”
lavue15, Dec 20, 2016 | Read review
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