Right on the cliffs, with waves crashing and gulls shrieking - right outside the floor to ceiling windows - great! Thoughtfully decorated rooms, too. Our problem was the service - especially host Susan, who had confirmed by email that she would cook us dinner during our stay but upon arrival declared she didn't feel like cooking two nights in a row, for example. And the classy sounding "three course meal by candle light" mentioned on the website and in her email ended up being a one course bobotie (sheperd's pie) and a slice of simple pudding, for the price of the whole dinner promised. Cleanliness wasn't too great, either - body hairs all over the shower floor upon check-in, and the second day, we had put the face cloths and a dirty towel into the sink but these were simply draped over the shower door again, unreplaced. But the main thing was attitude I guess, and this the hosts lacked - they just aren't cut out to be in the hospitaliy industry! That's fine, not everyone is, but they shouldn't be trying to make a living by renting out the rooms of their home. My husband breathed a sigh of relief when we left just because we were always tense in the host's presence, constantly feeling we were doing something wrong or inconvenient, as her comments and manner implied. Still, if you're going to Pringle Bay, I feel it might be the most dramatic place you can go to, because as far as I could see (we've been to PB a number of times), it really is the only guesthouse right on the water, and that is what is lovely about Pringle Bay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Marine Guest house is nestled in a spectacular rocky bay on the whale route in Pringle Bay village. Experience the sea a mere stone throw from one of our luxurious en-suite rooms. Our unique combination of warm hospitality and highly personalized service ensures an exclusive experience. There are 5 en-suite guest rooms ranging in size and luxury. ... more less
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