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“Very Disappointed, best avoided!”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of The Boardwalk

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The Boardwalk
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“Very Disappointed, best avoided!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

I stayed just one night after being booked in for four! This was last week i.e. the end of July 2013. I was introduced to the owner by the Knight brothers of Scape yachts as I was there to view their vessels. Unfortunately there is a live band playing every night in the pub located underneath the apartments. After 36 hours traveling its not difficult to imagine how I felt!

The place itself was basic, cold, dirty and lacked proper security locks/latches.
No WI-FI is operating or possible!
I was informed by the people at Scape yachts that a refund would be forthcoming but a week later and no luck! After they (Scape yachts) demonstrated such poor judgment accommodation-wise there was no way I would take a risk with their home built boats so declined to buy from them!

I moved to the hotel next door "Villa Via" and suffice to say it was everything I could wish for including free Wi-Fi in every room at a similar pricing point to the rubbish NOISY apartments next door!

The moral of this story is always do your own homework on TripAdvisor BEFORE you leave home for distant shores.

Room Tip: Go next door to Villa Via Hotel...its the business!!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Maria Enzersdorf, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2010

Apartment really great: nice accomodation, awesome terrace, great view, nice breakfast, plenty space for 4 people.

Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2009

We have stayed in the boardwalk three times, always in January. I like Gordons Bay because the town is easygoing and unpretentious, within easy reach of Cape Town, Somerset West and Stellenbosch, with some of the best golf courses and restaurants you could find anywhere in the world. You can walk into the town along the beach from the Boardwalk.
The apartments are situated just beside the Villa Via Hotel, on the first floor over a restaurant and a restaurant/bar. There is always a great buzz on the boardwalk, with bands playing regularly in the bar (they always finish by midnight!) Both the restaurant and the bar serve great food either inside or out on the deck at the marina. The apartments have balconies overlooking the marina. A nice lunch of grilled fish with potatoes and salad costs about four euro.
The apartments are fairly basic, but have been upgraded recently. One, No 110, is on two floors and has two bedrooms. The others have one bedroom . Paula, who manages the operation, is extremely helpful and friendly.
There is something very pleasant in sitting out on your balcony in the evening, enjoying the sunset and the sound of people enjoying themselves, with the possibility of just wandering downstairs for something to eat or just a nightcap!

Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Boardwalk

Property: The Boardwalk
Address: Harbour Island, Gordon's Bay 7151, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Gordon's Bay
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Gordon's Bay
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
The Boardwalk South Africa/Western Cape

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