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Ocean View Guest B&B
Ranked #2 of 5 Struisbaai B&B and Inns
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

Very happy with our stay! The host was very friendly and flexible (we asked to have breakfast earlier which was not a problem). The room was nice and cozy, all details were well thought through by the host.


  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

OK - so Struissbai is a little off the beaten track and probably not more than a 1 night stay for most people who are ticking the Cape Aghulas box, which included us! And the Ocean View is in a lovely location that does indeed overlook the ocean, while the owner seemed to be a genuinely friendly lady who personally gave us a warm welcome. So far, so good. However, both of the bedrooms we booked were overfilled with the most bizarre collections of paintings, wall hangings and bric-a-brac imaginable, including a rather misplaced baby's christening dress! The modern bathroom and toilet fittings - placed in full view of the bed, couch, table etc - appeared to have been added as the ill-conceived afterthought of someone having read a design catalogue and deciding to add a new twist to the basic set-up, which already included showers and toilets, originally built 'outside' the bedrooms. It has to be said that everything was very clean and the breakfast was nicely served and wholesome enough. But our lasting impression of Ocean View was 'just weird'.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Schweiz
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2014

Toilet, shower, bathtub (plus 2 washbasins) and bed all in one room … what else do I have to say ?

BUT: there's a second loo + shower outside on the balcony...

I have to blame myself, though, for nor looking at the pictures close enough.




  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

Ocean View is a comfortably furnished, clean guest house with great sea views from some rooms and the public areas. It is close to excellent restaurants, stunning beaches and also to the Southern Most point of the continent of Africa. We enjoyed our weekend at Struisbaai.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

We have stayed at many bed and breakfasts in various parts of the world and I will say without a doubt, this was the most odd. I will admit the owner was very kind and I almost wonder if that's why there are so many "excellent" reviews....maybe the reviewers didn't want to hurt her feelings but goodness....I really wish more people would have given a more accurate description of the property because we definitely would not have stayed here.

We booked two rooms. One for my husband and I and the other for my elderly mom and adult daughter. Where to start....I guess with their room because we saw it first. At first glance is seemed fairly "normal" but upon further examination, that wasn't the case. The bathroom had swinging saloon style doors which might be okay for a couple but really not satisfactory with regard to my mom/daughter's privacy! Then once the decorative pillows were removed from the bed, there were big holes in the headboard. Finally there was, what appeared to be, blood on the bed skirt/dust ruffle. GROSS!!!

On to our room. We had to walk right past the owners' private living space to get to our room. There were a couple of family members there and it was just awkward....they just kind of stared at us as we would go back and forth between our room and my mom/daughter's room. They were making dinner in the kitchen and I know we all have different tastes but whatever they were making smelled foul to us and the smell wafted right up into our room since we were right over the kitchen. I grabbed my hubby and got out of there for several hours. Then there was the room itself. We had the "honeymoon suite." This is not a place to be if you are modest at all as the toilet, bidet, bathtub AND shower are in FULL view if the other person in the room is at the table or on the couch. There are no doors/shower curtains/dividers, etc. NOTHING!!! Having said that, there was another toilet and shower off to the side of the room but OUTSIDE on like the roof of the house. With the wind whipping through there, it was like getting a shower and blow dry at the same time!!! Very bizarre and strange set up. And again, I know it's kinda "each to his own" with decorating but there were these weird dolls in a basket right at the top of the stairs leading to our room and in our room on the wall hug a small pink dress (maybe a Christening dress?) in a frame.

And whilst technically, it was a bed and breakfast because we did indeed get breakfast, we just didn't get it there. We were given vouchers and sent to a local pizza parlor who just happened to do breakfast. Never had that happen before.

I was actually embarrassed and apologized profusely to my mom and daughter for booking us there....every where else we stayed (on the Garden Route and in Stellenbosch) was awesome and I fully expected this place to be as well based on TripAdvisor reviews. Sadly, that just wasn't the case. If you want to stay somewhere really nice, check out the Villa @ Cape Agulhas where we've stayed in the past but was unfortunately booked during this trip.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

We stayed one night in the cream room. Everything was as described on the website and we enjoyed a delightful home cooked breakfast. The room was well appointed and even had a fridge. There are great views but the large windows overlook a road as well as the sea so we felt a little exposed in the morning and had to leave the curtains closed. Perhaps some fine voile inner curtain would give more privacy but still allow us to enjoy the view from the bed. Other than that a great stay.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

We had a great time at the Ocean View Guest B&B. The rooms are quite large and tastefully furnished. Struisbaai is a perfekt location to make a break und enjoy the beach, the sun and visit Cape Aguhas!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ocean View Guest B&B
Address: 85 Oceanview Drive, Struisbaai 7285, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Cape Agulhas > Struisbaai
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Struisbaai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ocean View Guest B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oceanview B&B is situated in Struisbaai a stones throw from Agulhas. This well appointed B&B offers a spectacular seaview, 5 tastefully decorated bedrooms, plus an exquisite honeymoon suite. At Oceanview B&B the whales display elegance while you enjoy our delicious full breakfast in a relaxed setting. Children welcome. ... more   less 
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